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Texas Occupations Code - OCC § 1002.053. Membership and Employee Restrictions

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(a) In this section, “society or trade association” means a nonprofit, cooperative, and voluntarily joined association of business or professional competitors 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 in Section 13, Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. Section 213), and its subsequent amendments, if:

(1) the person is an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a society or trade association in a discipline of geoscience;  or

(2) the person's spouse is an officer, manager, or paid consultant of a society or trade association in a discipline of geoscience.

(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, Government Code, because of the person's activities for compensation on behalf of a profession related to the operation of the board.

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