Art. 4 sec. 1 Officers Constituting Executive Department
Art. 4 sec. 2 Election of Officers of Executive Department
Art. 4 sec. 3 Returns of Election; Declaration of Election; Tie Votes; Contests
Art. 4 sec. 3a Death, Disability, or Failure to Qualify of Person Receiving Highest Vote for Governor
Art. 4 sec. 4 Installation of Governor; Term; Eligibility
Art. 4 sec. 5 Compensation of Governor
Art. 4 sec. 6 Holding Other Office, Practice of Profession, and Receipt of Other Compensation by Governor Prohibited
Art. 4 sec. 7 Governor as Commander-in-Chief of Military Forces
Art. 4 sec. 8 Convening Legislature On Extraordinary Occasions
Art. 4 sec. 9 Governor’s Message and Recommendations; Accounting for Public Money; Estimates of Money Required
Art. 4 sec. 10 Execution of Laws and Conduct of Business With Other States and United States by Governor
Art. 4 sec. 11 Board of Pardons and Paroles; Parole Laws; Reprieves, Commutations, and Pardons; Remission of Fines and Forfeitures
Art. 4 sec. 11A Suspension of Sentence; Probation
Art. 4 sec. 11B Criminal Justice Agencies
Art. 4 sec. 12 Vacancies in State or District Offices
Art. 4 sec. 13 Residence of Governor
Art. 4 sec. 14 Approval or Veto of Bills; Return and Reconsideration; Failure to Return; Veto of Items of Appropriation
Art. 4 sec. 15 Approval or Veto of Orders, Resolutions, or Votes
Art. 4 sec. 16 Lieutenant Governor
Art. 4 sec. 17 President Pro Tempore of Senate Serving as Governor; Compensation of Lieutenant Governor and President Pro Tempore of Senate
Art. 4 sec. 18 Restrictions and Inhibitions Applicable to Lieutenant Governor or President Pro Tempore of Senate Serving as Governor
Art. 4 sec. 19 Seal of State
Art. 4 sec. 20 Commissions
Art. 4 sec. 21 Secretary of State
Art. 4 sec. 22 Attorney General
Art. 4 sec. 23 Term and Salary of Elected State Officers; Fees, Costs, and Perquisites
Art. 4 sec. 24 Accounts and Reports of Executive Officers to Governor; Perjury for False Report
Art. 4 sec. 25 Breaches of Trust and Duty by Custodians of Public Funds
Art. 4 sec. 26 Notaries Public

Terms Used In Texas Constitution > Article 4 - Executive Department

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • 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.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.