Texas Attorney General Opinion: LO90-80 Page: 2 of 3
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Mr. S. E. Seely - Page 2 (LO-90-80)
(3) payment of fees for parking in a
Section 155.002 provides:
(a) A request for a payroll deduction
(1) be in writing;
(2) be submitted to the county auditor;
(3) state the amount to be deducted and
the entity to which the amount is to be
(b) A request remains in effect until the
county auditor receives a written notice of
revocation signed by the employee.
(c) A payroll deduction may not exceed the
amount stated in the request.
See also Local Gov't Code 5 155.021 (listing required
deductions not relevant here). Article 5154e provides in
Any contract which permits, requires,
prescribes or provides for the retention of
any part of the compensation of -an employee
for the purpose of paying dues or assessments
on his part to any labor union, without the
written consent of the employee delivered to
the employer authorizing the retention or the
withholding of such sum shall be null and
void and against public policy.
Counties have only those powers expressly granted to
them or necessarily implied from express grants of power.
Canales v. Laughlin, 214 S.W.2d 451 (Tex. 1948). Thus, the
provisions described above enumerate the only purposes for
which counties may make payroll deductions. Further, any
such deductions may be made only with the individual
employee's written consent. Authorization from an employees
association to make such deductions is insufficient.
You also ask about certain salary increases authorized
by the county judge. Salaries of county employees may be
increased only in accordance with chapter 152 of the Local
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