Tex. Occ. Code Section 1803.103
Prohibited Practices


In soliciting for a public safety entity or public safety publication, a person may not:

(1)

use, unless authorized in writing by a public safety agency or public safety organization:

(A)

any representation that implies that the contribution is for or on behalf of the agency or organization; or

(B)

any emblem, device, or printed matter belonging to or associated with the agency or organization;

(2)

use a name, symbol, or statement similar to a name, symbol, or statement used by a public safety agency or organization in a manner intended to confuse or mislead a person being solicited;

(3)

knowingly represent or imply that the solicitation proceeds are being used for a purpose other than the purpose for which the funds are actually used;

(4)

represent or imply that the solicitor is a peace officer or member of a public safety agency or public safety organization if the solicitor is not an officer or a member;

(5)

use or exploit the fact of filing with the secretary of state in a manner leading a person to believe that filing, in any way, constitutes an endorsement by or approval of the state;

(6)

knowingly file incomplete, false, or misleading information in a document required to be filed with the secretary of state under this chapter;

(7)

solicit for a public safety entity or public safety publication, or represent that those responding affirmatively to the solicitation will receive favored treatment by public safety personnel;

(8)

collect a contribution or membership fee solicited at a person’s residence by an in-person or telephone solicitation by means other than payment through the United States mail or parcel post courier;

(9)

solicit for a public safety organization in a county in which members of the organization do not have jurisdiction; or

(10)

commit another unfair or deceptive act or practice.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Source: Section 1803.103 — Prohibited Practices, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­1803.­htm#1803.­103 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 1803.103’s source at texas​.gov