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  83R4209 SLB-D
 
  By: Callegari H.B. No. 710
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the use by an active peace officer of the officer's rank
  or status to advertise or promote certain private businesses.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter K, Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, is
  amended by adding Section 1701.5025 to read as follows:
         Sec. 1701.5025.  PRIVATE COMMERCIAL USE OF RANK OR STATUS AS
  PEACE OFFICER.  (a)  An active peace officer may not use the peace
  officer's rank or status as a peace officer to advertise or
  otherwise promote a private business in which the peace officer has
  an ownership interest or of which the peace officer is a manager.
         (b)  A peace officer who violates this section is subject to
  disciplinary action by the commission.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.