TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 81. RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

SUBCHAPTER F. CAMPAIGNING



§ 81.151. PENALTY FOR CAMPAIGNING.
     A person who receives a salary from funds provided under this title and who uses his time or a state-owned automobile for campaign purposes or for the purpose of furthering the candidacy of his employer or any other candidate for state office is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 and shall be confined in jail for not less than 30 nor more than 90 days.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2511, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.152. DISCHARGE AND INELIGIBILITY.
     A person found guilty under Section 81.151 of this code shall be discharged immediately from his position and shall be ineligible for employment by the state in the future.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2511, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.153. SETTING CIVIL COMPLAINT FOR HEARING.
     If a citizen of this state files a civil complaint with a district court in Travis County charging an employee with use of his time or a state-owned automobile for campaign purposes or to further the candidacy of his employer or any other candidate for state office, the court shall set the complaint for hearing at a time not less than 10 nor more than 20 days after the day on which the complaint is filed.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2511, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.154. NOTICE TO EMPLOYEE.
     The court shall have notice of the hearing served on the employee against whom the complaint was filed at least five days before the date of the hearing.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2511, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.155. COURT'S ORDER.
     At the hearing, if the court determines that the employee has used his time or a state-owned automobile as charged in the complaint, the court shall certify the fact to the department, agency, or commission which employs the person and order the employee's immediate discharge.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2511, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.156. APPEAL.
     Any person against whom charges have been filed is entitled to appeal to the court of appeals, but the pendency of the appeal does not suspend his discharge.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2512, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 799, ch. 291, § 91, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.