Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 142.006
Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance for Peace Officers and Fire Fighters


(a)

This section does not apply to a municipality covered by Section 142.007.

(b)

A municipality shall provide for insuring each peace officer and fire fighter in its employ against liability to third persons arising out of the operation, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle owned or leased by the municipality.

(c)

The liability coverage provided under this section must be in amounts not less than those required by Chapter 601 (Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act), Transportation Code, to provide proof of financial responsibility.

(d)

The municipality may elect to be self-insured or to reimburse the actual cost of extended automobile liability insurance endorsements obtained by a peace officer and fire fighter on an individually owned automobile liability insurance policy. The extended endorsements must:

(1)

be in the amount required by Subsection (c); and

(2)

extend the coverage to include the operation and use of vehicles by a peace officer or fire fighter in the scope of the officer’s or fire fighter’s employment.

(e)

If the reimbursement method is used, the municipality may require that a peace officer or fire fighter who operates and uses a motor vehicle present proof that an extended coverage endorsement has been purchased and is in effect for the period of reimbursement.

(f)

In this section, “motor vehicle” means any motor vehicle for which motor vehicle automobile insurance may be written under Subchapter A, Chapter 5, Insurance Code.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 38, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.216, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Sec. 142.007. MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES IN MUNICIPALITY OF 1,550,000 OR MORE. (a) A municipality with a population of 1,550,000 or more shall insure the officers and employees of its fire and police departments against liability to third persons arising out of the operation, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle owned or leased by the municipality.

(b)

The municipality may elect to be self-insured or may purchase insurance from an insurance company authorized to do business in this state.

(c)

Insurance purchased by the municipality must be on forms approved by the State Board of Insurance.

(d)

The municipality may not purchase liability insurance in excess of $100,000 because of bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident, $300,000 because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident, and $10,000 because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

Source: Section 142.006 — Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance for Peace Officers and Fire Fighters, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­142.­htm#142.­006 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

142.001
General Provisions Relating to Hours of Labor and Vacation of Members of Fire and Police Departments in Municipalities
142.002
Two Platoon Fire System and Hours of Labor in Certain Municipalities
142.003
Hospital and Medical Assistance for Police Reserve Force
142.004
Payment of Hospitalization Costs for Peace Officers and Fire Fighters
142.005
Liability Insurance for Fire and Police Department Officers and Employees Driving Emergency Vehicles
142.006
Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance for Peace Officers and Fire Fighters
142.008
Salary Continuation Payments
142.009
Payment for Appearances of Fire Fighters and Police Officers in Court or Administrative Proceedings
142.010
Definitions
142.011
Educational Leave
142.012
Overtime Compensation for Certain Police Department Officers and Civilian Employees
142.0013
Hours of Labor and Vacation of Members of Fire and Police Departments in Certain Municipalities
142.013
Business Leave Time Account for Police Officers in Certain Municipalities
142.014
Business Leave Time Account for Firefighters in Certain Municipalities
142.051
Applicability
142.052
Definitions
142.053
Petition for Recognition: Election or Action by Governing Body
142.054
Certification Election
142.055
Election to Authorize Operating Under This Subchapter
142.056
Change or Modification of Recognition
142.057
Strikes Prohibited
142.058
Recognition of Police Officers Association
142.059
General Provisions Relating to Agreements
142.060
Selection of Bargaining Agent
142.061
Protected Rights of Police Officer
142.062
Open Records
142.063
Open Deliberations
142.064
Ratification and Enforceability of Agreement
142.065
Action or Election to Repeal Authorization to Operate Under This Subchapter
142.066
Election to Repeal Agreement
142.067
Agreement Supersedes Conflicting Provisions
142.068
Effect on Existing Benefits and Rights
142.101
Applicability
142.102
Definitions
142.103
Petition for Recognition: Election or Action by Governing Body
142.104
Certification Election
142.105
Election to Authorize Operating Under This Subchapter
142.106
Change or Modification of Recognition
142.107
Strikes Prohibited
142.108
Recognition of Firefighters Association
142.109
General Provisions Relating to Agreements
142.110
Selection of Bargaining Agent
142.111
Protected Rights of Firefighter
142.112
Open Records
142.113
Open Deliberations
142.114
Ratification and Enforceability of Agreement
142.115
Action or Election to Repeal Authorization to Operate Under This Subchapter
142.116
Election to Repeal Agreement
142.117
Agreement Supersedes Conflicting Provisions
142.118
Preemption of Other Law
142.119
Effect on Existing Benefits
142.151
Applicability
142.152
Definitions
142.153
General Provisions Relating to Agreements
142.154
Strikes Prohibited
142.155
Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Association
142.156
Election
142.157
Selection of Bargaining Agents
142.158
Open Records Required
142.159
Ratification and Enforceability of Agreement
142.160
Agreement Supersedes Conflicting Provisions
142.161
Repeal of Agreement by Electorate
142.162
Protected Rights of Individual Employees
142.163
Binding Interest Arbitration
142.1565
Election to Authorize Operating Under This Subchapter
142.1605
Action or Election to Repeal Authorization to Operate Under This Subchapter

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

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