|§ 195.001||Enforcement of Title; Reports by Local Registrar|
|§ 195.002||Supervision and Investigation by State Registrar|
|§ 195.003||False Records|
|§ 195.004||Failure to Perform Duty|
|§ 195.005||Disclosure of Confidential Information|
Terms Used In Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 195 - Enforcement of Vital Statistics Reporting
- 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.
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Devise: To gift property by will.
- Devisee: includes a legatee. See Texas Estates Code 22.009
- Estate: means a decedent's property, as that property:
(1) exists originally and as the property changes in form by sale, reinvestment, or otherwise;
(2) is augmented by any accretions and other additions to the property, including any property to be distributed to the decedent's representative by the trustee of a trust that terminates on the decedent's death, and substitutions for the property; and
(3) is diminished by any decreases in or distributions from the property. See Texas Estates Code 22.012
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
- Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Person: includes a natural person and a corporation. See Texas Estates Code 22.027
- Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
- Will: includes :
(1) a codicil; and
(2) a testamentary instrument that merely:
(A) appoints an executor or guardian;
(B) directs how property may not be disposed of; or
(C) revokes another will. See Texas Estates Code 22.034