Texas Local Government Code - Section 81.002. Oath, Bond
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§ 81.002. OATH, BOND. (a) Before undertaking the duties
of the county judge or a county commissioner, a person must take the
official oath and swear in writing that the person will not be
interested, directly or indirectly, in a contract with or claim
against the county except:
(1) a contract or claim expressly authorized by law;
(2) a warrant issued to the judge or commissioner as a
fee of office.
(b) A commissioner must execute a bond, payable to the
county treasurer, in the amount of $3,000. The bond must be
approved by the county judge and must be conditioned on the faithful
performance of the commissioner's official duties. The bond must
also be conditioned that the commissioner:
(1) will reimburse the county for all county funds
illegally paid to the commissioner; and
(2) will not vote or consent to make a payment of
county funds except for a lawful purpose.
(c) Subject to the provisions of Chapter 171, the county
judge or a county commissioner may serve as a member of the
governing body of or as an officer or director of an entity that
does business with the county, excluding a publicly traded
corporation or a subsidiary, affiliate, or subdivision of a
publicly traded corporation.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended
by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 475, § 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Acts
1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, § 13.02, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Last modified: August 11, 2007