§ 493.001 Department Mission
§ 493.002 Divisions
§ 493.0021 Organizational Flexibility
§ 493.003 Community Justice Assistance Division
§ 493.004 Institutional Division
§ 493.005 Pardons and Paroles Division
§ 493.0051 State Jail Division
§ 493.0052 Internal Audit Division
§ 493.0053 Programs and Services Division
§ 493.006 Executive Director
§ 493.007 Personnel
§ 493.0071 Employee Exit Interviews
§ 493.008 Audit by State Auditor
§ 493.0081 Legislative Appropriations Request
§ 493.0082 Disposition of Certain Financial Assets
§ 493.0083 Program Evaluation Capability
§ 493.009 Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities
§ 493.010 Contracts for Miscellaneous Housing
§ 493.011 Consultant Contracts for Prison Construction
§ 493.012 Historically Underutilized Businesses
§ 493.013 Federal Funds Committee
§ 493.014 Applicability of Certain Grievance Procedures
§ 493.0145 Identification of Inmates Subject to Arrest Warrant
§ 493.015 Identification of Deportable Aliens
§ 493.0151 Dynamic Risk Assessment of Sex Offenders
§ 493.0155 Proper Identification of Inmates Using Alias
§ 493.016 Information of Public Interest; Complaints
§ 493.017 Reports On Sex Offender Treatment
§ 493.018 Care of Terminally Ill Inmates
§ 493.019 Enforcement Officers
§ 493.0191 Administrative Subpoenas
§ 493.020 Seal of Department
§ 493.021 Electronic Creation and Transmission of Documents
§ 493.022 Polygraph Examination
§ 493.023 Charitable Fund-Raising
§ 493.024 Application of Law Relating to Free Exercise of Religion
§ 493.025 Notification of Court of Release
§ 493.0251 Victim Notification of Subsequent Felony
§ 493.026 Certain Interagency Communications Prohibited
§ 493.027 Management-Employee Meetings
§ 493.028 Inspector General Report On Criminal Offenses
§ 493.029 Local and Regional Release and Discharge Procedure
§ 493.030 Notice to Social Security Administration
§ 493.031 Case Management Committees
§ 493.032 Correctional Officer Training Related to Pregnant Inmates

Terms Used In Texas Government Code Chapter 493

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Comptroller: means the state comptroller of public accounts. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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.
  • Effects: includes all personal property and all interest in that property. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • 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.
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Signature: includes the mark of a person unable to write, and "subscribe" includes the making of such a mark. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Week: means seven consecutive days. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005