TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

SUBTITLE B. SURVEYS AND SURVEYORS

CHAPTER 31. GENERAL LAND OFFICE

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS


§ 31.001. DEFINITIONS.
     In this chapter:
          (1) "Appraiser" means a state-certified or state-licensed real estate appraiser who:
               (A) is employed by or contracts with the land office; and
               (B) performs professional valuation services completely and in a manner that is independent, impartial, and objective.
          (2) "Board" means the School Land Board.
          (3) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
          (4) "Division" means the asset management division of the General Land Office or any other division delegated the duties of the asset management division by the commissioner.
          (5) "Evaluation report" means the annual report prepared by the commissioner as provided by Subchapter E.
          (6) "Exchange" means an exchange of equal value or an exchange of real property accompanied by consideration.
          (7) "Governor's report" means the report prepared by the commissioner as provided by Section 31.157.
          (8) "Institution of higher education" means the Texas State Technical College System, the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf, or an institution of higher education, excluding a public junior college, as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code.
          (9) "Land office" means the General Land Office.
          (10) "Market value" means the value of real property determined by an appraisal of the real property performed by an appraiser.
          (11) "Political subdivision" means a municipality, county, public school district, levee improvement district, municipal utility district, or any other special purpose district authorized by state law.
          (12) "Real estate transaction" means a sale, lease, trade, exchange, gift, grant, or other conveyance of a real property interest.
          (13) "Real property owned by the state" means any interest in real property in the possession of the state or a state agency, including real property held in trust by a state agency.
          (14) "State" means the State of Texas.
          (15) "State agency" means a board, commission, department, institution, office, or other agency of state government, including an institution of higher education but excluding a special purpose district or authority.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2370, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1091, § 1, eff. June 20, 2003.