§ 214.211 Definitions
§ 214.212 International Residential Code
§ 214.213 Exceptions
§ 214.214 National Electrical Code
§ 214.215 Adoption of Rehabilitation Codes or Provisions
§ 214.216 International Building Code
§ 214.217 Notice Regarding Model Code Adoption or Amendment in Certain Municipalities
§ 214.218 Immediate Effect of Certain Codes or Provisions Delayed
§ 214.219 Minimum Habitability Standards for Multi-Family Rental Buildings in Certain Municipalities
§ 214.220 Inspection During Declared Disaster

Terms Used In Texas Local Government Code Chapter 214 > Subchapter G - Building and Rehabilitation Codes

  • 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.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • 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.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, or figures, whether by writing, printing, or other means. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Municipality: means a general-law municipality, home-rule municipality, or special-law municipality. See Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Population: means the population shown by the most recent federal decennial census. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Written: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures. See Texas Government Code 311.005