Texas Local Government Code - Section 157.043. General Liability Insurance For County Officials
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§ 157.043. GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR COUNTY
OFFICIALS. (a) In this section, "county officer or employee"
includes a county or precinct peace officer, the district attorney,
or an officer of a special purpose district located in whole or in
part in the county.
(b) The commissioners court of a county may obtain insurance
or similar coverage from a governmental pool operating under
Chapter 119 or a self-insurance fund or risk retention group
operating under Chapter 2259, Government Code, for a county officer
or employee, insuring the officer or employee from liability for
losses arising from the performance of official duties by the
officer or duties of employment by the employee, including losses
resulting from errors or omissions of the officer or employee or
from crime, dishonesty, or theft.
(c) An insurance policy purchased under Subsection (b) may
be a blanket insurance policy covering some or all county officers
or employees. The commissioners court may self-insure for part or
all of any deductible required under a blanket insurance policy. A
blanket insurance policy purchased under this subsection may be
used to satisfy any requirement for insurance required of a county
officer by any law.
(d) This section is cumulative of other statutory, common
law, or constitutional provisions.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 92, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, § 8.288, eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007