Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 146.004
Petition for Recognition: Election or Action by Governing Body


(a)

Not later than the 30th day after the date the governing body of a municipality receives from an employee association a petition signed by the majority of all covered employees that requests recognition of the association as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for all the covered employees, the governing body shall:

(1)

grant recognition of the association as requested in the petition and find that a public employer may meet and confer under this chapter without conducting an election by the voters in the municipality under Section 146.006 (Election to Authorize Operating Under This Chapter);

(2)

defer granting recognition of the association and order an election by the voters in the municipality under Section 146.006 (Election to Authorize Operating Under This Chapter) regarding whether a public employer may meet and confer under this chapter; or

(3)

order a certification election under Section 146.005 (Certification Election) to determine whether the association represents a majority of the covered employees.

(b)

If the governing body of a municipality orders a certification election under Subsection (a)(3) and the association named in the petition is certified to represent a majority of the covered employees, the governing body shall, not later than the 30th day after the date that results of that election are certified:

(1)

grant recognition of the association as requested in the petition for recognition and find that a public employer may meet and confer under this chapter without conducting an election by the voters in the municipality under Section 146.006 (Election to Authorize Operating Under This Chapter); or

(2)

defer granting recognition of the association and order an election by the voters in the municipality under Section 146.006 (Election to Authorize Operating Under This Chapter) regarding whether a public employer may meet and confer under this chapter.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1144 (H.B. 2866), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 146.004 — Petition for Recognition: Election or Action by Governing Body, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­146.­htm#146.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 146.004’s source at texas​.gov