Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes
Sec. § 3.13
Reimbursement of Legal Expenses of Board Member or Employee of System


The board may:


reimburse a board member or an employee of the police retirement system for liability imposed as damages because of an alleged act, error, or omission committed in the persons capacity as a fiduciary or co-fiduciary of assets of the system or as an employee of the system and for costs and expenses incurred by the person in defense of a claim of an alleged act, error, or omission; or


purchase from an insurer authorized to engage in business in this state one or more insurance policies that provide for that reimbursement.


The board may not provide reimbursement under this section, and may not purchase an insurance policy under this section that would provide reimbursement, of a board member or employee of the police retirement system for liability imposed or expenses incurred because of the persons personal dishonesty, fraudulent breach of trust, lack of good faith, intentional fraud or deception, or intentional failure to act prudently.


The cost of reimbursement or an insurance policy purchased under this section shall be paid from the assets of the police retirement system.


The general manager is the chief executive officer of the district. Under policies established by the board, the general manager is responsible to the board for:


administering the directives of the board;


keeping the districts records, including minutes of the boards meetings;


coordinating with state, federal, and local agencies;


developing plans and programs for the boards approval;


hiring, supervising, training, and discharging district employees;


contracting for or retaining technical, scientific, legal, fiscal, and other professional services; and


performing any other duty assigned to the general manager by the board.


The board may discharge the general manager on a majority vote of all of the voting directors.
Sec. 3.14. DIRECTORS AND EMPLOYEES BONDS. (a) The general manager and each employee of the district charged with the collection, custody, or payment of any money of the district shall execute a fidelity bond. The board shall approve the form, amount, and surety of the bond.


The district shall pay the premiums on the employees bonds under this section.
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