Monday, November 30, 2009

Section 37.01 - Definitions

Sec. 37.01. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) "Court record" means a decree, judgment, order, subpoena, warrant, minutes, or other document issued by a court of:
     (A) this state;
     (B) another state;
     (C) the United States;
     (D) a foreign country recognized by an act of congress or a treaty or other international convention to which the United States is a party;
     (E) an Indian tribe recognized by the United States; or
     (F) any other jurisdiction, territory, or protectorate entitled to full faith and credit in this state under the United States Constitution.
(2) "Governmental record" means:
     (A) anything belonging to, received by, or kept by government for information, including a court record;
     (B) anything required by law to be kept by others for information of government;
     (C) a license, certificate, permit, seal, title, letter of patent, or similar document issued by government, by another state, or by the United States;
     (D) a standard proof of motor vehicle liability insurance form described by Section 601.081, Transportation Code, a certificate of an insurance company described by Section 601.083 of that code, a document purporting to be such a form or certificate that is not issued by an insurer authorized to write motor vehicle liability insurance in this state, an electronic submission in a form described by Section 502.153(i), Transportation Code, or an evidence of financial responsibility described by Section 601.053 of that code;
     (E) an official ballot or other election record; or
     (F) the written documentation a mobile food unit is required to obtain under Section 437.0074, Health and Safety Code.
(3) "Statement" means any representation of fact.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 113, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 189, Sec. 5, eff. May 21, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 823, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 659, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 393, Sec. 21, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1276, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007.