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Texas Laws | Property Code
PROPERTY CODE
TITLE 4. ACTIONS AND REMEDIES

(d) A peace officer may use reasonable force in providing assistance under this section. (1932)

(e) A peace officer who provides assistance under this section in good faith and with reasonable diligence is not: (1933)

(1) civilly liable for an act or omission of the officer that arises in connection with providing the assistance; or (1934)

(2) civilly or criminally liable for the wrongful appropriation of any personal property by the person the officer is assisting. (1935)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1076 (H.B. 2486), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (1936)

Sec. 24A.004. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY. (1937)(Text)

A landlord or a landlord's agent who permits or facilitates entry into a residence in accordance with a court order issued under this chapter is not civilly or criminally liable for an act or omission that arises in connection with permitting or facilitating the entry. (1938)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1076 (H.B. 2486), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (1939)

Sec. 24A.005. OFFENSE. (1940)(Text)

(a) A person commits an offense if the person interferes with a person or peace officer entering a residence and retrieving personal property under the authority of a court order issued under Section 24A.002. (1941)

(b) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor. (1942)

(c) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the actor did not receive a copy of the court order or other notice that the entry or property retrieval was authorized. (1943)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1076 (H.B. 2486), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (1944)

Sec. 24A.006. HEARING; REVIEW. (1945)(Text)

(a) The occupant of a residence that is the subject of a court order issued under Section 24A.002, not later than the 10th day after the date of the authorized entry, may file a complaint in the court that issued the order alleging that the applicant has appropriated property belonging to the occupant or the occupant's dependent. (1946)

(b) The court shall promptly hold a hearing on a complaint submitted under this section and rule on the disposition of the disputed property. (1947)

(c) This section does not limit the occupant's remedies under any other law for recovery of the property of the occupant or the occupant's dependent. (1948)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1076 (H.B. 2486), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (1949)

CHAPTER 25. TRIAL OF RIGHT OF PROPERTY (1950)(Text)

Sec. 25.001. JURISDICTION. (1951)(Text)

A trial of the right of property is an action that applies only to personal property. A trial of the right of property must be tried in a court with jurisdiction of the amount in controversy. (1952)

Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3516, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984. (1953)

Sec. 25.002. DAMAGES. (1954)(Text)

If a claimant in a trial of the right of property does not establish a right to the property, the court shall adjudge damages against the obligors in the claimant's bond equal to 10 percent of the lesser of: (1955)

(1) the property's value; or (1956)

(2) the amount claimed under the writ levied against the property. (1957)

Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3517, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984. (1958)

CHAPTER 26. USE OF A DECEASED INDIVIDUAL'S NAME, VOICE, SIGNATURE, PHOTOGRAPH, OR LIKENESS (1959)(Text)

Sec. 26.001. DEFINITIONS. (1960)(Text)

In this chapter: (1961)

(1) "Photograph" means a photograph or photographic reproduction, still or moving, videotape, or live television transmission of an individual in a manner that allows a person viewing the photograph with the naked eye to reasonably determine the identity of the individual. (1962)

(2) "Property right" means the property right created by this chapter. (1963)

(3) "Name" means the actual or assumed name used by an individual which, when used in conjunction with other information, is intended to identify a particular person. (1964)

(4) "Media enterprise" means a newspaper, magazine, radio station or network, television station or network, or cable television system. (1965)

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 152, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (1966)

Sec. 26.002. PROPERTY RIGHT ESTABLISHED. (1967)(Text)

An individual has a property right in the use of the individual's name, voice, signature, photograph, or likeness after the death of the individual. (1968)

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 152, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (1969)

Sec. 26.003. APPLICABILITY. (1970)(Text)

This chapter applies to an individual: (1971)

(1) alive on or after September 1, 1987, or who died before September 1, 1987, but on or after January 1, 1937; and (1972)

(2) whose name, voice, signature, photograph, or likeness has commercial value at the time of his or her death or comes to have commercial value after that time. (1973)

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 152, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (1974)

Sec. 26.004. TRANSFERABILITY. (1975)(Text)

(a) The property right is freely transferable, in whole or in part, by contract or by means of trust or testamentary documents. (1976)

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