ATTORNEY GENERAL

Requests for Opinions

RQ-0147-KP

Requestor:

The Honorable James M. Tirey

Hale County Attorney

500 Broadway, Suite 340

Plainview, Texas 79072

Re: Whether relatives of public officials may perform uncompensated work for the official's office without violating nepotism laws if the relatives receive reimbursement of actual expenses or a per diem expense payment.

Briefs requested by March 6, 2017

For further information, please access the website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call the Opinion Committee at (512) 463-2110.

TRD-201700521

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: February 7, 2017


Opinions

Opinion No. KP-0132

The Honorable Timothy J. Mason

Andrews County Attorney

121 Northwest Avenue A

Andrews, Texas 79714

Re: Authority of a reserve deputy sheriff to act as a surety on a bail bond (RQ-0123-KP)

S U M M A R Y

Chapter 17 of the Code of Criminal Procedure establishes the eligibility requirements for sureties on a bail bond made in Andrews County. Assuming a surety satisfies these requirements, we are not aware of any authority that would prohibit a reserve deputy sheriff in Andrews County from acting as a surety on a bail bond or prohibit a sheriff from accepting such a bond.

For further information, please access the website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call the Opinion Committee at (512) 463-2110.

TRD-201700546

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: February 7, 2017