Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 146.006
Election to Authorize Operating Under This Chapter


(a)

The governing body of a municipality that receives a petition for recognition under Section 146.004 (Petition for Recognition: Election or Action by Governing Body) may order an election to determine whether a public employer may meet and confer under this chapter.

(b)

An election ordered under this section must be held as part of the next regularly scheduled general election for municipal officials that is held after the date the governing body of the municipality orders the election and that allows sufficient time to prepare the ballot in compliance with other requirements of law.

(c)

The ballot for an election ordered under this section shall be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition: “Authorizing __________ (name of the municipality) to operate under the state law allowing a municipality to meet and confer and make agreements with the association representing municipal employees as provided by state law, preserving the prohibition against strikes and organized work stoppages, and providing penalties for strikes and organized work stoppages.”

(d)

An election called under this section must be held and the returns prepared and canvassed in conformity with the Election Code.

(e)

If an election authorized under this section is held, the municipality may operate under the other provisions of this chapter only if a majority of the votes cast at the election favor the proposition.

(f)

If an election authorized under this section is held, an association may not submit a petition for recognition to the governing body of the municipality under Section 146.004 (Petition for Recognition: Election or Action by Governing Body) before the second anniversary of the date of the election.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1144 (H.B. 2866), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 146.006 — Election to Authorize Operating Under This Chapter, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­146.­htm#146.­006 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 146.006’s source at texas​.gov