(a) A member of the board of directors and the executive director of a regional education
service center are each considered to be a local public official for purposes of Chapter
171, Local Government Code. For purposes of that chapter a member of the board of directors and the executive
director of a regional education service center are each considered to have a substantial
interest in a business entity if a person related to the member or the executive director
in the third degree by consanguinity or affinity, as determined under Chapter 573,
Government Code, has a substantial interest in the business entity under Section 171.002, Local Government Code.
(c) To the extent consistent with this section, if a law described by this section
applies to a school district or the board of trustees of a school district, the law
applies to a regional education service center and the board of directors and executive
director of a regional education service center.
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