Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.0251
Definitions


In this subchapter:

(1)

"Offense" means a prohibited act for which state law imposes a criminal or civil penalty.

(2)

"Prosecuting attorney" means a district attorney, criminal district attorney, or county attorney.

(3)

"State agency" means a department, commission, board, office, council, authority, or other agency in the executive branch of state government that is created by the constitution or a statute of this state, including a university system or institution of higher education as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code.

(4)

"State employee" means an individual, other than a state officer, who is employed by:

(A)

a state agency;

(B)

the Supreme Court of Texas, the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, a court of appeals, or the Texas Judicial Council; or

(C)

either house of the legislature or a legislative agency, council, or committee, including the Legislative Budget Board, the Texas Legislative Council, the State Auditors Office, and the Legislative Reference Library.

(5)

"State officer" means an elected officer, an appointed officer, a salaried appointed officer, an appointed officer of a major state agency, or the executive head of a state agency.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 927 (H.B. 1690), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.
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