Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.006
Duties of Director


The director shall:


be directly responsible to the commission for the conduct of the department’s affairs;


act as executive director of the department;


act with the commission in an advisory capacity, without vote;


adopt rules, subject to commission approval, considered necessary for the control of the department;


issue commissions as law enforcement officers, under the commission’s direction, to all members of the Texas Rangers and the Texas Highway Patrol and to other officers of the department;


appoint, with the advice and consent of the commission, the head of a division or bureau provided for by this chapter;


quarterly, annually, and biennially submit to the commission detailed reports of the operation of the department, including statements of its expenditures; and


prepare, swear to, submit to the governor, and file in the department’s records a quarterly statement containing an itemized list of all money received and its source and all money spent and the purposes for which it was spent.


The director or the director’s designee shall provide to members of the commission and to department employees, as often as necessary, information regarding the requirements for office or employment under this chapter, including information regarding a person’s responsibilities under applicable laws relating to standards of conduct for state officers or employees.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1189, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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