Tex. Gov't Code Section 2251.042
Disputed Payment


A governmental entity shall notify a vendor of an error or disputed amount in an invoice submitted for payment by the vendor not later than the 21st day after the date the entity receives the invoice, and shall include in such notice a detailed statement of the amount of the invoice which is disputed.


If a dispute is resolved in favor of the vendor, the vendor is entitled to receive interest on the unpaid balance of the invoice submitted by the vendor beginning on the date under Section 2251.021 (Time for Payment by Governmental Entity) that the payment for the invoice is overdue.


If a dispute is resolved in favor of the governmental entity, the vendor shall submit a corrected invoice that must be paid in accordance with Section 2251.021 (Time for Payment by Governmental Entity). The unpaid balance accrues interest as provided by this chapter if the corrected invoice is not paid by the appropriate date.


The governmental entity may withhold from payments required no more than 110 percent of the disputed amount.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 319 (H.B. 1476), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 2251.042 — Disputed Payment, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­2251.­htm#2251.­042 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2251.042’s source at texas​.gov