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KP-0226
Ken Paxton

Article XVI, section 40(d) precludes legislators from providing services as an employee of local government|Legislator's acceptance of payment from local government for lobbying, authority and limitations|Legislator as employee of local government, prohibited by Texas Constitution article XVI, section 40(d)|Legislators precluded by Texas Constitution article XVI, section 40(d) from providing services as employee of local government

KP-0227
Ken Paxton

Legislator barred by article XVI, section 40(d) from also serving as employee of municipal management district|Legislator barred by Texas Constitution article XVI, section 40(d) from also serving as employee of municipal management district|Independent contractor working for political subdivision is not "position of profit" within article XVI, section 40(d)|Independent contractor working for political subdivision does not hold "position of profit" within Texas Constitution article XVI, section 40(d)|Legislator barred from also serving as employee of municipal management district|Article XVI, section 40(d) prohibits Legislator from also serving as employee of municipal management district

GA-0006
Greg Abbott

State senator elected at November 2000 general election is not eligible to be appointed to position that requires Senate confirmation

GA-0087
Greg Abbott

Local and federal units of government, constitutional and statutory standards of conduct for public officials do not absolutely prohibit a state legislator from representing a client's interests to|Constitutional or statutory standards of conduct, whether a particular transaction or business contact would violate depends on the specific facts of the case

GA-0170
Greg Abbott

Legislator may represent person in administrative license revocation hearing only if legislator has previously represented person in criminal proceeding arising out of same facts|Administrative license revocation hearing, legislator may represent person in, only if legislator has previously represented person in criminal proceeding arising out of same facts|Legislator may represent a person in administrative license revocation hearing only if legislator has previously represented person in criminal proceeding arising out of same facts

GA-0386
Greg Abbott

Employee of municipal management district holds "position of profit" within Texas Constitution article XVI, section 40(d)|Independent contractor working for political subdivision does not hold "position of profit" within Texas Constitution article XVI, section 40(d)|Texas Constitution article XVI, section 40(d) bars legislator from also being employed by municipal management district, but not from working as independent contractor for district|Position of Profit

GA-0567
Greg Abbott

Insurance services to a state university, a member of the Legislature not not provide unless authorized by the Texas Constitution and statutes|Insurance services to a state university, a legislator may not provide unless authorized by the Texas Constitution and statutes|Member of the Legislature does not include person yet to be elected to the Legislature|Member of the Legislature, an interest under Texas Constitution article III, section 18 must be more than the general interest shared by the public; it must be one that involves gain or loss specific to the|Member of the Legislature, interest under Texas Constitution article III, section 18 must be more than the general interest shared by the public; it must be one that involves gain or loss specific to the |Individuals not yet elected to the Legislature, the constitutional prohibition in article III, section 18 does not bar contracts with|Provide insurance services to a state university, a legislator may not provide unless authorized under the Texas Constituion and statutes|Legislator's business or employment activities, questions about the propriety of such activities under chapter 572 of the Government Code are generally not appropriate for the opinion process

GA-0880
Greg Abbott

Serving as the state chair of a political party, because the state chair of a political party does not hold an office or position under this State a member of the Legislature is not barred from under either article III, section 19 or article XVI, section 40(d) of the Texas Constitution from

DM-0023
Dan Morales

Payment for legislative expenses incurred during interim, Texas Constitution does not preclude | Legislators, Texas Constitution does not preclude payment of their legislative expenses during interim

DM-0055
Dan Morales

County education district board member, school district trustee not prohibited from serving as where school district is component of county education district|School district trustee not precluded from teaching in a different school district|Constitutional prohibitions of dual office holding or common-law doctrine of incompatibility, neither bar school district trustee from simultaneously serving on the board of the county education district of which his school district is a component, from t|School district trustee, constitutional prohibition of dual office holding does not preclude from also serving on the board of the county education district of which his school district is a component, from teaching in a different school district, or from|School district trustee, doctrine of incompatibility of offices does not preclude from also serving on the board of the county education district of which his school district is a component, from teaching in a different school district, or from working pa|School district trustee not precluded from working part-time in state legislator's office

JC-0388
John Cornyn

Lieutenant governor, person elected by Senate to perform duties of is required to serve as member of Legislative Redistricting Board|Legislative Redistricting Board, person elected by Senate to perform duties of lieutenant governor is required to serve as member of

JC-0430
John Cornyn

Assistant county attorney, legislator barred from simultaneously serving as|Legislator barred from simultaneously serving as assistant county attorney

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