Texas Property Code - Section 301.003. Definitions
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Section: 222.010 222.011 222.012 222.013 301.001 301.0015 301.002 301.003 301.004 301.005 301.021 301.022 301.023 301.024 301.025
§ 301.003. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) "Aggrieved person" includes any person who:
(A) claims to have been injured by a
discriminatory housing practice; or
(B) believes that the person will be injured by a
discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur.
(2) "Complainant" means a person, including the
commission, that files a complaint under Section 301.081.
(3) Repealed by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 302, §
(4) "Conciliation" means the informal negotiations
among an aggrieved person, the respondent, and the commission to
resolve issues raised by a complaint or by the investigation of the
(5) "Conciliation agreement" means a written
agreement resolving the issues in conciliation.
(6) "Disability" means a mental or physical impairment
that substantially limits at least one major life activity, a
record of the impairment, or being regarded as having the
impairment. The term does not include current illegal use or
addiction to any drug or illegal or federally controlled substance
and does not apply to an individual because of an individual's
sexual orientation or because that individual is a transvestite.
(7) "Discriminatory housing practice" means an act
prohibited by Subchapter B or conduct that is an offense under
(8) "Dwelling" means any:
(A) structure or part of a structure that is
occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence
by one or more families; or
(B) vacant land that is offered for sale or lease
for the construction or location of a structure or part of a
structure described by Paragraph (A).
(9) "Family" includes a single individual.
(10) "Respondent" means:
(A) a person accused of a violation of this
chapter in a complaint of discriminatory housing practice; or
(B) a person identified as an additional or
substitute respondent under Section 301.084 or an agent of an
additional or substitute respondent.
(11) "To rent" includes to lease, sublease, or let, or
to grant in any other manner, for a consideration, the right to
occupy premises not owned by the occupant.
(12) "Person" means:
(A) an individual;
(B) a corporation, partnership, association,
unincorporated organization, labor organization, mutual company,
joint-stock company, and trust; and
(C) a legal representative, a trustee, a trustee
in a case under Title 11, U.S.C., a receiver, and a fiduciary.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, § 40, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, § 17.003, eff. Sept.
1, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 302, § 4(3), eff. March 19,
Last modified: August 11, 2007