2021 Texas Statutes
Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Title 5 - Governmental Liability
Chapter 106 - Discrimination Because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, or National Origin
Section 106.001. Prohibited Acts
Sec. 106.001. PROHIBITED ACTS. (a) An officer or employee of the state or of a political subdivision of the state who is acting or purporting to act in an official capacity may not, because of a person's race, religion, color, sex, or national origin:
(1) refuse to issue to the person a license, permit, or certificate;
(2) revoke or suspend the person's license, permit, or certificate;
(3) refuse to permit the person to use facilities open to the public and owned, operated, or managed by or on behalf of the state or a political subdivision of the state;
(4) refuse to permit the person to participate in a program owned, operated, or managed by or on behalf of the state or a political subdivision of the state;
(5) refuse to grant a benefit to the person;
(6) impose an unreasonable burden on the person; or
(7) refuse to award a contract to the person.
(b) This section does not apply to a public school official who is acting under a plan reasonably designed to end discriminatory school practices.
(c) This section does not prohibit the adoption of a program designed to increase the participation of businesses owned and controlled by women, minorities, or disadvantaged persons in public contract awards.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 1058, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 31, 1987; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 597, Sec. 56, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 665, Sec. 1, eff. June 16, 1991; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1499, Sec. 1.02, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.