Art. 16 sec. 1 Official Oath of Office
Art. 16 sec. 2 Exclusions From Office for Conviction of High Crimes
Art. 16 sec. 5 Disqualification From Office for Giving or Offering Bribe
Art. 16 sec. 6 Appropriations for Private Purposes; Annual Accounting of Public Money; Acceptance and Expenditure of Certain Money for Persons With Disabilities
Art. 16 sec. 9 No Forfeiture of Residence by Absence On Public Business
Art. 16 sec. 10 Deductions From Salary of Public Officer for Neglect of Duty
Art. 16 sec. 11 Usury; Rate of Interest in Absence of Legislation
Art. 16 sec. 12 Ineligibility of Members of Congress and Officers of United States or Foreign Power to Hold Another Office
Art. 16 sec. 13 Unopposed Candidate for Office
Art. 16 sec. 13A Unopposed Candidate for Office of Political Subdivision
Art. 16 sec. 14 Civil Officers; Residence; Location of Offices
Art. 16 sec. 15 Separate and Community Property of Spouses
Art. 16 sec. 16 Corporations With Banking and Discounting Privileges
Art. 16 sec. 17 Service of Public Officer Pending Qualification of Successor
Art. 16 sec. 20 Regulation of Mixed Alcoholic Beverages and Intoxicating Liquors; Local Option Elections; Wineries
Art. 16 sec. 21 Contracts for Public Printing and Binding and for Repairs and Furnishings of Legislative Facilities
Art. 16 sec. 23 Regulation of Livestock; Protection of Stock Raisers; Inspections; Brands
Art. 16 sec. 24 Roads and Bridges
Art. 16 sec. 25 Drawbacks and Rebatement Prohibited to Carriers, Shippers, Merchants, Etc
Art. 16 sec. 26 Homicide: Liability for Exemplary Damages
Art. 16 sec. 27 Vacancies Filled for Unexpired Term
Art. 16 sec. 28 Garnishment of Wages
Art. 16 sec. 30 Duration of Public Offices; Railroad Commission
Art. 16 sec. 30a Members of State Boards; Terms of Office
Art. 16 sec. 30b Duration of Municipal Civil Service Offices
Art. 16 sec. 31 Practitioners of Medicine
Art. 16 sec. 33 Salary or Compensation Payments to Persons Holding More Than One Public Office
Art. 16 sec. 37 Liens of Mechanics, Artisans, and Material Men
Art. 16 sec. 39 Appropriations for Historical Memorials
Art. 16 sec. 40 Holding More Than One Public Office; Exceptions; Right of Officeholder to Vote
Art. 16 sec. 41 Bribery and Solicitation or Acceptance of Bribes
Art. 16 sec. 44 County Treasurer and County Surveyor
Art. 16 sec. 48 Existing State Laws to Continue in Force
Art. 16 sec. 49 Protection of Personal Property From Forced Sale
Art. 16 sec. 50 Protection of Homestead From Forced or Unauthorized Sale; Exceptions; Requirements for Mortgage Loans and Other Obligations Secured by Homestead
Art. 16 sec. 51 Size of Homestead; Uses; Release or Refinance of Existing Lien
Art. 16 sec. 52 Descent and Distribution of Homestead; Restrictions On Partition
Art. 16 sec. 59 Conservation and Development of Natural Resources; Development of Parks and Recreational Facilities; Conservation and Reclamation Districts; Indebtedness and Taxation Authorized
Art. 16 sec. 61 Compensation of District, County, and Precinct Officers, Notaries Public, and Public Weighers; Salary or Fee Basis; Disposition of Fees
Art. 16 sec. 64 Terms of Elective District, County, and Precinct Offices
Art. 16 sec. 65 Automatic Resignation On Becoming Candidate for Another Office
Art. 16 sec. 66 Protected Benefits Under Certain Public Retirement Systems
Art. 16 sec. 67 State and Local Retirement Systems
Art. 16 sec. 68 Assessments On Product Sales by Associations of Agricultural Producers
Art. 16 sec. 69 Prior Approval of Expenditure or Emergency Transfer of Appropriated Funds
Art. 16 sec. 71 Texas Product Development Fund; Small Business Incubator Fund
Art. 16 sec. 72 Temporary Replacement of Public Officer On Active Military Duty
Art. 16 sec. 73 Veterans Hospitals

Terms Used In Texas Constitution > Article 16 - General Provisions

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.