Tex. Gov't Code Section 752.0565
Removal from Office


For purposes of Section 66.001 (Grounds), Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a person holding an elective or appointive office of a political subdivision of this state does an act that causes the forfeiture of the person’s office if the person violates Section 752.053 (Policies and Actions Regarding Immigration Enforcement).


The attorney general shall file a petition under Section 66.002 (Initiation of Suit), Civil Practice and Remedies Code, against a public officer to which Subsection (a) applies if presented with evidence, including evidence of a statement by the public officer, establishing probable grounds that the public officer engaged in conduct described by Subsection (a). The court in which the petition is filed shall give precedence to proceedings relating to the petition in the same manner as provided for an election contest under Section 23.101 (Primary Priorities).


If the person against whom an information is filed based on conduct described by Subsection (a) is found guilty as charged, the court shall enter judgment removing the person from office.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 4 (S.B. 4), Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 752.0565 — Removal from Office, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­752.­htm#752.­0565 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 752.0565’s source at texas​.gov