Texas Occupations Code
Sec. § 1101.053
Membership and Employee Restrictions


In this section, “Texas trade association” means a cooperative and voluntarily joined statewide association of business or professional competitors in this state designed to assist its members and its industry or profession in dealing with mutual business or professional problems and in promoting their common interest.


A person may not be a member of the commission and may not be a commission employee employed in a “bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity,” as that phrase is used for purposes of establishing an exemption to the overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq.) if:


the person is an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a Texas trade association in the real estate industry; or


the person’s spouse is an officer, manager, or paid consultant of a Texas trade association in the real estate industry.


A person may not serve as a commission member or act as the general counsel to the commission if the person is required to register as a lobbyist under Chapter 305 (Registration of Lobbyists), Government Code, because of the person’s activities for compensation on behalf of a profession related to the operation of the commission.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1421, Sec. 2, eff. June 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1411 (S.B. 914), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2007.
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