§ 261.001 Definitions
§ 261.002 Act Constituting Filing
§ 261.003 Applicability of Chapter
§ 261.004 Filing Utility Security Instrument With Secretary of State: Perfection and Notice
§ 261.005 Duration of Perfection and Notice
§ 261.006 Priorities and Remedies Applicable to Certain Perfected Security Interests
§ 261.007 Notice of Name Change, Merger, or Consolidation
§ 261.008 Endorsement and Filing by Secretary of State; Fees
§ 261.009 Certificate of Filing; Fee
§ 261.010 Copy of Filed Utility Security Instrument; Fee
§ 261.011 Notice of Utility Security Instrument Affecting Real Property
§ 261.012 Assignment of Security Interest

Terms Used In Texas Business and Commerce Code Chapter 261 - Utility Security Instruments

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes a department, bureau, or other agency of the United States of America. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.