Sections
Chapter 2251 Payment for Goods and Services 2251.001 – 2251.055
Chapter 2252 Contracts With Governmental Entity 2252.001 – 2252.908
Chapter 2253 Public Work Performance and Payment Bonds 2253.001 – 2253.079
Chapter 2254 Professional and Consulting Services 2254.001 – 2254.154
Chapter 2255 Private Donors or Organizations 2255.001
Chapter 2256 Public Funds Investment 2256.001 – 2256.055
Chapter 2257 Collateral for Public Funds 2257.001 – 2257.114
Chapter 2258 Prevailing Wage Rates 2258.001 – 2258.058
Chapter 2259 Self-Insurance by Governmental Units 2259.001 – 2259.063
Chapter 2260 Resolution of Certain Contract Claims Against the State 2260.001 – 2260.108
Chapter 2261 State Contracting Standards and Oversight 2261.001 – 2261.259
Chapter 2262 Statewide Contract Management 2262.001 – 2262.154
Chapter 2263 Ethics and Disclosure Requirements for Outside Financial Advisors and Service Providers 2263.001 – 2263.006
Chapter 2264 Restrictions On Use of Certain Public Subsidies 2264.001 – 2264.101
Chapter 2265 Required Publication and Reporting by Governmental Entities 2265.001
Chapter 2267 Public and Private Facilities and Infrastructure 2267.001 – 2267.066
Chapter 2268 Partnership Advisory Commission 2268.001 – 2268.059
Chapter 2269 Contracting and Delivery Procedures for Construction Projects 2269.001 – 2269.452
Chapter 2270 Prohibition On Investing Public Money in Certain Investments 2270.0001 – 2270.0253
Chapter 2271 Prohibition On Contracts With Companies Boycotting Israel 2271.001 – 2271.002
Chapter 2272 Certain Construction Liability Claims 2272.001 – 2272.009
Chapter 2273 Prohibited Transactions 2273.001 – 2273.005
Chapter 2274 Prohibition On Contracts With Certain Foreign-Owned Companies in Connection With Critical Infrastructure 2274.0101 – 2274.0103
Chapter 2274 Prohibition On Contracts With Companies Boycotting Certain Energy Companies 2274.001 – 2274.002
Chapter 2274 Prohibition On Contracts With Companies That Discriminate Against Firearm and Ammunition Industries 2274.001 – 2274.003
Chapter 2274 Agreements With Professional Sports Teams 2274.001 – 2274.003

Terms Used In Texas Government Code > Title 10 > Subtitle F - State and Local Contracts and Fund Management

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • 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
  • Approved family practice residency training program: means a graduate medical education program operated by a medical school, licensed hospitals, or nonprofit corporations which has been approved for training physicians in family practice and for the receipt of state funds for that purpose by the board after receiving the recommendation of the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee. See Texas Education Code 61.501
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • 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.
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Texas Agriculture Code 1.003
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • General-law municipality: means a municipality designated by Chapter Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Home-rule municipality: means a municipality designated by Chapter Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • 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
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Land commissioner: means the Commissioner of the General Land Office. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Law clerk: Assist judges with research and drafting of opinions.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: means cattle, horses, mules, asses, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, exotic livestock, including elk and elk hybrids, and hogs, unless otherwise defined. See Texas Agriculture Code 1.003
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • Medical school: means the medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the medical school at The University of Texas at Austin, the medical school at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the medical education program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, the medical school at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the medical school at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Houston College of Medicine, the Baylor College of Medicine, the college of osteopathic medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, or the medical school at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. See Texas Education Code 61.501
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Municipality: means a general-law municipality, home-rule municipality, or special-law municipality. See Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Right of offset: Banks' legal right to seize funds that a guarantor or debtor may have on deposit to cover a loan in default. It is also known as the right of set-off. Source: OCC
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • Succeeding: means immediately following. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Swear: includes affirm. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.