CHAPTER 36. BRIBERY AND CORRUPT INFLUENCE
§ 36.04. IMPROPER INFLUENCE.
(a) A person commits an
offense if he privately addresses a representation, entreaty,
argument, or other communication to any public servant who
exercises or will exercise official discretion in an adjudicatory
proceeding with an intent to influence the outcome of the
proceeding on the basis of considerations other than those
authorized by law.
(b) For purposes of this section, "adjudicatory proceeding"
means any proceeding before a court or any other agency of
government in which the legal rights, powers, duties, or privileges
of specified parties are determined.
(c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.