Texas Local Government Code - Section 22.074. Certification Of Secretaries
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§ 22.074. CERTIFICATION OF SECRETARIES. (a) In this
section, "institution of higher education" has the meaning assigned
by Section 61.003, Education Code.
(b) A person may be certified to practice as a municipal
secretary in this state. The person shall be granted a certificate
on completion of a program of instruction for municipal secretaries
conducted at an institution of higher education.
(c) A private association of secretaries of municipalities
may contract with an institution of higher education to use the
facilities of the institution to provide a program of instruction
for municipal secretaries. The association shall develop the
program with the assistance of the institution. The institution
shall approve a program that meets qualifications for approval
developed by the institution. The association shall conduct the
program at the institution.
(d) A private association of secretaries that establishes a
program of instruction under this section shall pay the costs of the
program, including the payment of a reasonable fee to the
institution that houses the program for the use of the
institution's facilities. State funds may not be appropriated to
finance a certification program established under this section.
(e) A private association of secretaries that establishes a
program of instruction under this section shall issue a certificate
to each person who successfully completes the program. A person who
holds a certificate issued under this section must renew the
certificate not later than five years after the date on which the
original certificate was issued. The person may renew the
certificate on completion of a supplementary program of instruction
conducted at the institution of higher education.
(f) This section does not require a person to be certified
as a municipal secretary in order to practice in that capacity.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
Last modified: August 11, 2007