Occ. Code Section 51.0535
Conflict of Interest
(a)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.
(b)A person may not be a member of the commission and may not be a department 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.), and its subsequent amendments, if:
(1)the person is an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a Texas trade association in a field regulated by the department; or
(2)the person’s spouse is an officer, manager, or paid consultant of a Texas trade association in a field regulated by the department.
(c)A person may not be a member of the commission or act as the general counsel to the commission or the department 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 department.
Section 51.0535 — Conflict of Interest,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.51.htm#51.0535 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).