“Act” means a bodily movement, whether voluntary or involuntary, and includes speech.
“Actor” means a person whose criminal responsibility is in issue in a criminal action. Whenever the term “suspect” is used in this code, it means “actor.”
“Agency” includes authority, board, bureau, commission, committee, council, department, district, division, and office.
“Alcoholic beverage” has the meaning assigned by Section 1.04 (Definitions), Alcoholic Beverage Code.
“Another” means a person other than the actor.
“Association” means a government or governmental subdivision or agency, trust, partnership, or two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest.
“Benefit” means anything reasonably regarded as economic gain or advantage, including benefit to any other person in whose welfare the beneficiary is interested.
“Bodily injury” means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition.
“Civil commitment facility” means a facility owned, leased, or operated by the state, or by a vendor under contract with the state, that houses only persons who have been civilly committed as sexually violent predators under Chapter 841 (Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators), Health and Safety Code.
“Coercion” means a threat, however communicated:
to commit an offense;
to inflict bodily injury in the future on the person threatened or another;
to accuse a person of any offense;
to expose a person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule;
to harm the credit or business repute of any person; or
to take or withhold action as a public servant, or to cause a public servant to take or withhold action.
“Conduct” means an act or omission and its accompanying mental state.
“Consent” means assent in fact, whether express or apparent.
“Controlled substance” has the meaning assigned by Section 481.002 (Definitions), Health and Safety Code.
“Corporation” includes nonprofit corporations, professional associations created pursuant to statute, and joint stock companies.
“Correctional facility” means a place designated by law for the confinement of a person arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a criminal offense. The term includes:
a municipal or county jail;
a confinement facility operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
a confinement facility operated under contract with any division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; and
a community corrections facility operated by a community supervision and corrections department.
“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.
“Misdemeanor” means an offense so designated by law or punishable by fine, by confinement in jail, or by both fine and confinement in jail.
“Oath” includes affirmation.
“Official proceeding” means any type of administrative, executive, legislative, or judicial proceeding that may be conducted before a public servant.
“Omission” means failure to act.
“Owner” means a person who:
has title to the property, possession of the property, whether lawful or not, or a greater right to possession of the property than the actor; or
is a holder in due course of a negotiable instrument.
“Penal institution” means a place designated by law for confinement of persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of an offense.
“Person” means an individual or a corporation, association, limited liability company, or other entity or organization governed by the Business Organizations Code.
“Possession” means actual care, custody, control, or management.
“Public place” means any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transport facilities, and shops.
“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:
an officer, employee, or agent of government;
a juror or grand juror; or
an arbitrator, referee, or other person who is authorized by law or private written agreement to hear or determine a cause or controversy; or
an attorney at law or notary public when participating in the performance of a governmental function; or
a candidate for nomination or election to public office; or
a person who is performing a governmental function under a claim of right although he is not legally qualified to do so.
“Reasonable belief” means a belief that would be held by an ordinary and prudent man in the same circumstances as the actor.
a confinement facility operated by or under a contract with any division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
“Serious bodily injury” means bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
“Sight order” means a written or electronic instruction to pay money that is authorized by the person giving the instruction and that is payable on demand or at a definite time by the person being instructed to pay. The term includes a check, an electronic debit, or an automatic bank draft.