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THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
AusTm 1, TEMXASR
November 24, 1959
Honorable William A. Harrison Opinion No. WW-746
Commissioner of Insurance
State Board of Insurance Re: ,Article 21.28 Texas Insurance
Austin, Texas Code and the payment of con-
tributions under the Texas Un-
employment Compensation Act
on employees of the State
Dear Mr. Harrison:
Your request for an opinion has been received and we quote
from your request as follows:
". . .the Liquidator named and appointed under
the authority of Article 21.28, Texas Insurance Code,
has been making contributions to the Texas Employ-
ment Comrnmssisadnas prescribed by the Texas Unem-
ployment Compensation Act on the attorneys, clerks,
and other assistants, including the accounting and
secretarial personnel, employed by the Liquidator
under the authority of the State Board of Insurance.
All of these employees are named and appointed by
the Commissioner of Insurance in accordance with
Section 12(b), Article 21.28, Texas Insurance Code.
"We respectfully request your opinion as to
whether the employees in the office of the Liquidator,
who are appointed in accordance with Section 12(b),
Article 21.28, Texas Insurance Code, are subject to
the terms of the Texas Unemployment Compensation
Act? In other words, must contributions be paid on
such employees ? "
Article 21.28, Section 12(b) provides in part as follows:
"The Board shall have the power to appoint
and fix the compensation of the Liquidator and of
such special deputy liquidators, counsel, clerks, or
assistants, as it may deem necessary. .."
Attorney General Opinion No. S-141 held that the Liquidator
and his employees appointed under Article 21.28, Texas Insurance Code,
were State employees within the terms of the State Employees Retire-
ment Act and were eligible for membership in the Employees Retirement
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