Texas Election Code - ELEC § 161.007. Unlawfully Prohibiting Employee From Attending Political Convention
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(a) A person commits an offense if, with respect to another over whom the person has authority in the scope of employment, the person knowingly:
(1) refuses to permit the other person to be absent from work for the purpose of attending a precinct convention in which the other person is eligible to participate or attending a county, district, or state convention to which the other person is a delegate; or
(2) subjects or threatens to subject the other person to a penalty for the purpose of preventing or retaliating for the other person's attendance at a precinct convention in which the other person is eligible to participate or for the other person's attendance at a county, district, or state convention to which the other person is a delegate.
(b) In this section, “penalty” means a loss or reduction of wages or other benefit of employment other than a deduction for the actual time of absence from work.
(c) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
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