Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Sec. § 111.001
Purpose; Applicability


The purposes of this chapter include providing a means for the legislature to determine the extent to which this state waives its sovereign immunity with regard to a settlement of a claim or action against the state that requires an expenditure of state funds.


This chapter applies to any settlement described by Section 111.003 (Limitation on Settlement Without Legislative Consent or Approval)(a) of a claim or action against this state seeking any relief under any theory of recovery, including a mandamus action against a state officer or official, that is brought or may be brought in or before any court, administrative agency, or other tribunal.


For purposes of this chapter, a reference to this state includes any agency, institution, or other entity of state government.


This chapter does not apply to a refund of a tax, fee, or any related penalty or interest.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1004 (S.B. 2031), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.
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