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Texas Penal Code, Section 36.10 - Non-Applicable

CHAPTER 36. BRIBERY AND CORRUPT INFLUENCE

        § 36.10.  NON-APPLICABLE.
        (a)  Sections 36.08 (Gift to Public Servant) and 36.09 (Offering Gift to Public Servant) do not apply to:
                (1)  a fee prescribed by law to be received by a public servant or any other benefit to which the public servant is lawfully entitled or for which he gives legitimate consideration in a capacity other than as a public servant;
                (2)  a gift or other benefit conferred on account of kinship or a personal, professional, or business relationship independent of the official status of the recipient; or
                (3)  a benefit to a public servant required to file a statement under Chapter 572, Government Code, or a report under Title 15, Election Code, that is derived from a function in honor or appreciation of the recipient if:
                        (A)  the benefit and the source of any benefit in excess of $50 is reported in the statement; and
                        (B)  the benefit is used solely to defray the expenses that accrue in the performance of duties or activities in connection with the office which are nonreimbursable by the state or political subdivision;
                (4)  a political contribution as defined by Title 15, Election Code;
                (5)  a gift, award, or memento to a member of the legislative or executive branch that is required to be reported under Chapter 305, Government Code;
                (6)  an item with a value of less than $50, excluding cash or a negotiable instrument as described by Section 3.104, Business & Commerce Code;  or
                (7)  an item issued by a governmental entity that allows the use of property or facilities owned, leased, or operated by the governmental entity.
        (b)  Section 36.08 (Gift to Public Servant) does not apply to food, lodging, transportation, or entertainment accepted as a guest and, if the donee is required by law to report those items, reported by the donee in accordance with that law.
        (c)  Section 36.09 (Offering Gift to Public Servant) does not apply to food, lodging, transportation, or entertainment accepted as a guest and, if the donor is required by law to report those items, reported by the donor in accordance with that law.

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