Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 451.756
Ratification and Enforceability of Agreement


(a)

An agreement under this subchapter is enforceable and binding on the public employer, the recognized association, and the peace officers covered by the agreement only if:

(1)

the authority’s governing body ratified the agreement by a majority vote; and

(2)

the recognized association ratified the agreement by conducting a secret ballot election at which only the peace officers of the authority in the association were eligible to vote, and a majority of the votes cast at the election favored ratifying the agreement.

(b)

An agreement ratified as described by Subsection (a) may establish a procedure by which the parties agree to resolve disputes related to a right, duty, or obligation provided by the agreement, including binding arbitration on a question involving interpretation of the agreement.

(c)

A state district court of a judicial district in which the majority of the territory within the corporate limits of the principal municipality in the authority is located has jurisdiction to hear and resolve a dispute under the ratified agreement on the application of a party to the agreement aggrieved by an action or omission of the other party when the action or omission is related to a right, duty, or obligation provided by the agreement. The court may issue proper restraining orders, temporary and permanent injunctions, or any other writ, order, or process, including contempt orders, that are appropriate to enforcing the agreement.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 186, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
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