Texas Local Government Code Chapter 150. Miscellaneous Provisions Affecting Municipal Officers And Employees
Subchapter A. Involvement of Fire Fighters And Police Officers In Political Activities
§ 150.002. Political Activities
- While in uniform or on active duty, an employee of the fire or police department of the municipality may not engage in a political activity relating to a campaign for an elective office.
- For the purposes of this section, a person engages in a political activity if the person:
- makes a public political speech supporting or opposing a candidate;
- distributes a card or other political literature relating to the campaign of a candidate;
- wears a campaign button;
- circulates or signs a petition for a candidate;
- solicits votes for a candidate; or
- solicits campaign contributions for a candidate.
- While out of uniform and not on active duty, an employee of the fire or police department may engage in a political activity relating to a campaign for an elective office, including such activity listed by Subsection (b), except that the person may not solicit campaign contributions for a candidate other than from members of an employee organization to which that person belongs.
§ 150.003. Restriction Prohibited
The municipality may not restrict the right of an employee of the fire or police department to engage in a political activity permitted by this subchapter.