Occ. Code Section 901.053
Membership and Employee Restrictions
(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 board and may not be a board 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 acting in the capacity of an officer, executive board or executive committee member, employee, or paid consultant of a Texas trade association in the field of public accountancy; or
(2)the person’s spouse is acting in the capacity of an officer, executive board or executive committee member, manager, or paid consultant of a Texas trade association in the field of public accountancy.
(c)A person may not be a member of the board or act as the general counsel to the board 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 board.
Section 901.053 — Membership and Employee Restrictions,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.901.htm#901.053 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).