§ 36.01 Definitions
§ 36.02 Bribery
§ 36.03 Coercion of Public Servant or Voter
§ 36.04 Improper Influence
§ 36.05 Tampering With Witness
§ 36.06 Obstruction or Retaliation
§ 36.07 Acceptance of Honorarium
§ 36.08 Gift to Public Servant by Person Subject to His Jurisdiction
§ 36.09 Offering Gift to Public Servant
§ 36.10 Non-Applicable

Terms Used In Texas Penal Code Chapter 36

  • Act: means a bodily movement, whether voluntary or involuntary, and includes speech. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Actor: means a person whose criminal responsibility is in issue in a criminal action. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Agency: includes authority, board, bureau, commission, committee, council, department, district, division, and office. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Another: means a person other than the actor. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Association: means a government or governmental subdivision or agency, trust, partnership, or two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Benefit: means anything reasonably regarded as economic gain or advantage, including benefit to any other person in whose welfare the beneficiary is interested. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Bodily injury: means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Coercion: means a threat, however communicated:
    (A) to commit an offense;
    (B) to inflict bodily injury in the future on the person threatened or another;
    (C) to accuse a person of any offense;
    (D) to expose a person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule;
    (E) to harm the credit or business repute of any person; or
    (F) to take or withhold action as a public servant, or to cause a public servant to take or withhold action. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Conduct: means an act or omission and its accompanying mental state. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Felony: means an offense so designated by law or punishable by death or confinement in a penitentiary. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Government: means :
    (A) the state;
    (B) a county, municipality, or political subdivision of the state; or
    (C) any branch or agency of the state, a county, municipality, or political subdivision. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Harm: means anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage, or injury, including harm to another person in whose welfare the person affected is interested. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Individual: means a human being who is alive, including an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Judge: means the presiding judge of any court having original jurisdiction over probate proceedings, regardless of whether the court is:
    (1) a county court in the exercise of its probate jurisdiction;
    (2) a court created by statute and authorized to exercise probate jurisdiction; or
    (3) a district court exercising probate jurisdiction in a contested matter. See Texas Estates Code 113.207
  • Law: means the constitution or a statute of this state or of the United States, a written opinion of a court of record, a municipal ordinance, an order of a county commissioners court, or a rule authorized by and lawfully adopted under a statute. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Misdemeanor: means an offense so designated by law or punishable by fine, by confinement in jail, or by both fine and confinement in jail. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Official proceeding: means any type of administrative, executive, legislative, or judicial proceeding that may be conducted before a public servant. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Peace officer: means a person elected, employed, or appointed as a peace officer under Article Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, or association. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Population: means the population shown by the most recent federal decennial census. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Public servant: means a person elected, selected, appointed, employed, or otherwise designated as one of the following, even if he has not yet qualified for office or assumed his duties:
    (A) an officer, employee, or agent of government;
    (B) a juror or grand juror; or
    (C) an arbitrator, referee, or other person who is authorized by law or private written agreement to hear or determine a cause or controversy; or
    (D) an attorney at law or notary public when participating in the performance of a governmental function; or
    (E) a candidate for nomination or election to public office; or
    (F) a person who is performing a governmental function under a claim of right although he is not legally qualified to do so. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Statutory probate court: means a court created by statute and designated as a statutory probate court under Chapter Texas Estates Code 113.1541
  • Unlawful: means criminal or tortious or both and includes what would be criminal or tortious but for a defense not amounting to justification or privilege. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Ward: means a person for whom a guardian has been appointed. See Texas Estates Code 114.006
  • Written: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures. See Texas Government Code 311.005