Sections
Subchapter A General Provisions 40.001 – 40.004
Subchapter B Municipally Owned Utility Choice 40.051 – 40.060
Subchapter C Rights Not Affected 40.101 – 40.104

Terms Used In Texas Utilities Code Chapter 40

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Effects: includes all personal property and all interest in that property. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005