Sections
Subchapter A Protective Order for Victims of Sexual Assault or Abuse, Indecent Assault, Stalking, or Trafficking 7B.001 – 7B.008
Subchapter B Stalking Protective Order 7B.051 – 7B.053
Subchapter C Protective Order Prohibiting Offense Motivated by Bias or Prejudice 7B.101 – 7B.104

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 7B - Protective Orders

  • 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.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Comptroller: means the state comptroller of public accounts. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • General-law municipality: means a municipality designated by Chapter Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • 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.
  • Home-rule municipality: means a municipality designated by Chapter Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • 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.
  • Municipality: means a general-law municipality, home-rule municipality, or special-law municipality. See Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • sworn: includes affirm or affirmed. See Texas Government Code 312.011