§ 494.001 Institutional Division Mission
§ 494.002 Director
§ 494.003 Director’S Accounts
§ 494.004 Director’S Reports
§ 494.007 Employees’ Salaries, Room and Board, Medical Care
§ 494.008 Department Employees: Limited Law Enforcement Powers
§ 494.010 Employees’ Possession and Use of Tobacco Products
§ 494.011 Assessment of Unit Design and Security Systems
§ 494.012 Maintenance Staff

Terms Used In Texas Government Code Chapter 494

  • Comptroller: means the state comptroller of public accounts. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005