1970 Book 2 Texas Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (1970)

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RAwORD U. MARTIN       AUSTIN, TEXAS 78711
ATTORNEY GENERAL           August 28, 1970
Hon. A. J. (Jack) Hartel    Opinion No. M-671
County Attorney
Liberty County Courthouse   Re: Whether a mother may be
Liberty, Texas                   promoted to tax assessor-
collector of a school dis-
trict when her son is a
member of the board of such
district without violating
Article 432, Vernon's Penal
Dear Mr. Hartel:                 Code.
Your recent letter to this office requesting an
opinion concerning the referenced matter states, in part, as
follows:
The Hardin Independent School District
has had in its continuous employ, Mrs. A. E.
Cessna, for the past six (6) years as Assistant
Tax Assessor-Collector. This past April (1970)
Mrs. Cessna's son was elected to serve on the
Board of Education of the Hardin Independent
School District . . .
The Hardin Independent School District
would like to promote Mrs. Cessna to the job
of Tax Assessor-Collector . . .
The question has been raised by a tax-
payer in the Hardin Independent School District
as to whether this would be a violation of
Article 432 of the Penal Code, pertaining to
nepotism . . .

a        *   o

I would appreciate your opinion as to
whether the above-mentioned fact situation
would constitute a violation of Article 432 of
the Penal Code . . .

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