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Candidate Qualifications

Summaries

KP-0026
Ken Paxton

A city's charter provision limiting a person's eligibility to serve on a tax increment reinvestment zone board to only city residents conflicts with Tax Code section 311.009(e) and is void.|A charter provision limiting the number of terms a tax increment reinvestment zone board member may serve where Tax Code section 311.009(c) would permit the tax increment reinvestment zone board member to serve an unlimited number of terms likely renders such a charter provision void.|A charter provision limiting the number of terms a tax increment reinvestment zone board member may serve where Tax Code section 311.009(c) would permit the tax increment reinvestment zone board member to serve an unlimited number of terms likely renders such a charter provision void|A home-rule city's charter provision that conflicts with state law is void.|A city's charter provision limiting a person's eligibility to serve on a tax increment reinvestment zone board to only city residents conflicts with Tax Code section 311.900(e) and is void.

KP-0110
Ken Paxton

Water Code 49.052(a)(2) - Court is likely to construe 49.052(a)(2) to disqualify employee of county attorney's office from serving as water control and improvement district board member in same county when county attorney also provides professional legal services to the water control and improvement district

KP-0138
Ken Paxton

Election Code subsection 141.001(a)(4) does not prohibit individual from holding public office in Texas if penalties and disabilities of Arkansas felony conviction have been removed by Arkansas court.|Under Full Faith and Credit Clause of United States Constitution, Texas must recognize Arkansas court valid order releasing individual from penalties and disabilities of Arkansas conviction

KP-0161
Ken Paxton

Election Code section 141.063 - a signor's printed name does not have to exactly match the name as it appears on the voter registration list for purposes of a petition to place a candidate's name on the ballot under section 141.063

KP-0196
Ken Paxton

Authority of school boards to establish additional eligibility requirements for office of school board trustee by imposing term limits

GA-0392
Greg Abbott

Directors of Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District, qualifications for election found in Election Code|Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District, qualifications for election of directors|Groundwater conservation distrct

GA-0555
Greg Abbott

Six-month residency requirement in Election Code applies to candidate for junior college governing body|Express statutory language needed to exempt candidate for junior college governing board from general residency requirement in Election Code|Qualified elector

GA-0756
Greg Abbott

Application for place on Logan Slough Creek Improvement District, governed by the Election Code\r\n\r\nNotice of election for Logan Slough Creek Improvement District, governed by District’s legislation|Election Code, to the extent any provision governing the Logan Slough Creek Improvement District’s elections conflicts with the Election Code and does not provide otherwise, the provision in the District’s legislation is superseded by the|Logan Slough Creek Improvement District is subject to the Open Meetings Act|Logan Slough Creek Improvement District is subject to the Public Information Act|Property ownership requirement as qualification to serve as member of the board of directors|Governance of the Logan Slough Creek Improvement District|Taxable property in the district

DM-0089
Dan Morales

Type B general law city, candidate for elective office must meet requirements of section 23.024 of the Local Government Code and section 141.001(a)(4) of the Election Code

DM-0484
Dan Morales

Board membership eligibility statute requiring candidate to be land owner in district is unconstitutional if requirement does not rationally serve a legitimate state purpose|Land owner in drainage district, statute requiring that candidate for drainage district governing board must be is unconstitutional if requirement does not rationally serve a legitimate state purpose|Ballot access, statute requiring drainage district board member to own land within the district is unconstitutional if requirement does not rationally serve a legitimate state purpose

JC-0464
John Cornyn

Unpaid state board member not required by article III, section 19 of the Texas Constitution to resign from office in order to run for the legislature|Legislator prohibited from holding unpaid state office by article XVI, section 40(d)|Dual office holding, legislator prohibited from holding unpaid state office by article XVI, section 40(d) of the Texas Constitution|State board member who does not hold lucrative office is not required by article III, section 19 of the Texas Constitution to resign from office in order to run for the legislature; that provision is not relevant to the board member's eligibility to run f