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9 U.S.C. § 7 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 9. Arbitration § 7. Witnesses before arbitrators;  fees;  compelling attendance

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(a)?This section does not apply to a district unless the commissioners court of the county in which the district is located adopts this section by resolution.

(a-1)?This section applies only to an appointed board member. ?This section does not apply to a board member who:

(1)?is elected; ?or

(2)?is appointed to fill a vacancy in an elected board member position.

(b)?The commissioners court of the county in which a district is located, by an order adopted by a majority vote after a hearing, may remove a board member for:

(1)?incompetency, as defined by Section 87.011, Local Government Code;

(2)?official misconduct, as defined by Section 87.011, Local Government Code; ?or

(3)?misconduct, as defined by Section 178.001, Local Government Code.

(b-1)?Section 551.0745, Government Code, applies to a deliberation regarding a removal of a board member in the same manner as that section applies to a deliberation regarding a dismissal of a member of an advisory body.

(c)?Not later than the 30th day before the date on which the hearing is held, a commissioners court seeking removal under this section must:

(1)?notify the board members that it is considering that action; ?and

(2)?provide the board member with an opportunity to show cause why the board member should not be removed.

(d)?The validity of a board action is not affected because it is taken when a ground for removal of a board member exists.

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