Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 103.003

  • Comptroller: means the state comptroller of public accounts. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.

A person seeking compensation under this chapter must file an application with the comptroller for compensation under Subchapter B not later than the third anniversary of the date:
(1) the person on whose imprisonment the claim is based received a pardon as provided by Section 103.001(a)(2)(A);
(2) the person’s application for a writ of habeas corpus was granted as provided by Section 103.001(a)(2)(B); or
(3) an order of dismissal described by Section 103.001(a)(2)(C) was signed.