In this chapter:(1) "Alarm system" means:(A) electronic equipment and devices designed to detect or signal:(i) an unauthorized entry or attempted entry of a person or object into a residence, business, or area monitored by the system; or(ii) the occurrence of a robbery or other emergency;(B) electronic equipment and devices using a computer or data processor designed to control the access of a person, vehicle, or object through a door, gate, or entrance into the controlled area of a residence or business; or(C) a television camera or still camera system that:(i) records or archives images of property or individuals in a public or private area of a residence or business; or(ii) is monitored by security personnel or services.(1-a) For purposes of Subdivision (1), the term "alarm system" does not include a telephone entry system, an operator for opening or closing a residential or commercial gate or door, or an accessory used only to activate a gate or door, if the system, operator, or accessory is not monitored by security personnel or a security service and does not send a signal to which law enforcement or emergency services respond.(1-b) "Board" means the Texas Private Security Board.(2) "Branch office" means an office that is:(A) identified to the public as a place from which business is conducted, solicited, or advertised; and(B) at a place other than the principal place of business as shown in board records.(3) "Branch office license" means a permit issued by the board that entitles a person to operate at a branch office as a security services contractor or investigations company.(4) Repealed by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R. Section 311.005(2), Government Code, does not apply to this subdivision.(16-a) "Personal protection officer" means a person who performs the activities described by Section 1702.202.(17) "Personal protection officer endorsement" means a permit issued by the board that entitles an individual to act as a personal protection officer.(18) "Private investigator" means an individual who performs one or more services described by Section 1702.104.(19) "Registrant" means an individual who has registered with the board under Section 1702.221.(20) "Registration" means a permit issued by the board to an individual described by Section 1702.221.(20-a) "Security officer" means a person who performs the activities described by Section 1702.222.(21) "Security officer commission" means an authorization issued by the board that entitles a security officer to carry a firearm.(22) "Security services contractor" means a person who performs the activities described by Section 1702.102.
The term does not include:(A) a mechanical device, such as a deadbolt or lock; or(B) an operator for opening or closing a commercial gate or door or an accessory, such as a fixed or portable transmitter, card-reader, or keypad, if the operator or accessory is used only to activate the gate or door and is not connected to an alarm system.(6-b) "Endorsement" means a permit entitling an individual holding a registration to perform a service regulated by this chapter for an appropriately licensed company.(7) "Extra job coordinator" means a peace officer who:(A) is employed full-time by the state or a political subdivision of the state; and(B) schedules other peace officers to provide guard, patrolman, or watchman services in a private capacity who are:(i) employed full-time by the state or a political subdivision of the state; and(ii) not employed by the extra job coordinator.(8) "Firearm" has the meaning assigned by Section 46.01, Penal Code.(9) "Insurance agent" means:(A) a person licensed under Subchapter B, C, D, or E, Chapter 4051, or Chapter 981, Insurance Code;(B) a salaried, state, or special agent; or(C) a person authorized to represent an insurance fund or pool created by a local government under Chapter 791, Government Code.(10) "Investigations company" means a person who performs the activities described by Section 1702.104.(11) "Letter of authority" means a permit issued by the board that entitles the security department of a private business or a political subdivision to employ a commissioned security officer.(12) "License" means a permit issued by the board that entitles a person to operate as a security services contractor or investigations company.(13) "License holder" means a person to whom the board issues a license.(14) "Manager" means an officer or supervisor of a corporation or a general partner of a partnership who has the experience required by Section 1702.119 to manage a security services contractor or an investigations company.(15) "Peace officer" means a person who is a peace officer under Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure.(16) "Person" includes an individual, firm, association, company, partnership, corporation, nonprofit organization, institution, or similar entity.
(REUTERS/Mark Makela) An attorney for the players did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters for comment.
In a statement, senior wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky said the boycott will go on "until due process is followed and the suspensions for all ten players involved are lifted."The players' move, he said, was an attempt to "take back the reputation and integrity of our program and our brothers that have faced unjust Title IX investigation without due process."Last year, black football players at the University of Missouri refused to practice or play until the university president stepped down over his handling of reports of racial abuse on campus, which he did days after the players' refusal.
(a) The board created under Section 1702.021 is a part of the department.
Licensure under this chapter does not exempt a foreign entity from the registration requirements of Chapter 9, Business Organizations Code.
That’s perfectly acceptable, but we don’t think giraffes even wore pants in cartoons.
Theft as defined in Section 31.03 constitutes a single offense superseding the separate offenses previously known as theft, theft by false pretext, conversion by a bailee, theft from the person, shoplifting, acquisition of property by threat, swindling, swindling by worthless check, embezzlement, extortion, receiving or concealing embezzled property, and receiving or concealing stolen property. Section 152.175) and in effect on that date.(2) "State-limited-use pesticide" means a pesticide classified as a state-limited-use pesticide by the Department of Agriculture under Section 76.003, Agriculture Code, as that section existed on January 1, 1995, and containing an active ingredient listed in the rules adopted under that section (4 TAC Section 7.24) as that section existed on that date.(3) "Nonprofit organization" means an organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, by being described as an exempt organization by Section 501(c)(3) of that code.(4) "Automated teller machine" means an unstaffed electronic information processing device that, at the request of a user, performs a financial transaction through the direct transmission of electronic impulses to a financial institution or through the recording of electronic impulses or other indicia of a transaction for delayed transmission to a financial institution. (a) A person commits theft of service if, with intent to avoid payment for service that the actor knows is provided only for compensation:(1) the actor intentionally or knowingly secures performance of the service by deception, threat, or false token;(2) having control over the disposition of services of another to which the actor is not entitled, the actor intentionally or knowingly diverts the other's services to the actor's own benefit or to the benefit of another not entitled to the services;(3) having control of personal property under a written rental agreement, the actor holds the property beyond the expiration of the rental period without the effective consent of the owner of the property, thereby depriving the owner of the property of its use in further rentals; or(4) the actor intentionally or knowingly secures the performance of the service by agreeing to provide compensation and, after the service is rendered, fails to make full payment after receiving notice demanding payment.(b) For purposes of this section, intent to avoid payment is presumed if:(1) the actor absconded without paying for the service or expressly refused to pay for the service in circumstances where payment is ordinarily made immediately upon rendering of the service, as in hotels, campgrounds, recreational vehicle parks, restaurants, and comparable establishments;(2) the actor failed to make payment under a service agreement within 10 days after receiving notice demanding payment;(3) the actor returns property held under a rental agreement after the expiration of the rental agreement and fails to pay the applicable rental charge for the property within 10 days after the date on which the actor received notice demanding payment; or(4) the actor failed to return the property held under a rental agreement:(A) within five days after receiving notice demanding return, if the property is valued at less than ,500; or(B) within three days after receiving notice demanding return, if the property is valued at ,500 or more.(c) For purposes of Subsections (a)(4), (b)(2), and (b)(4), notice shall be notice in writing, sent by registered or certified mail with return receipt requested or by telegram with report of delivery requested, and addressed to the actor at his address shown on the rental agreement or service agreement.(d) If written notice is given in accordance with Subsection (c), it is presumed that the notice was received no later than five days after it was sent.(d-1) For purposes of Subsection (a)(4):(1) if the compensation is or was to be paid on a periodic basis, the intent to avoid payment for a service may be formed at any time during or before a pay period; and(2) the partial payment of wages alone is not sufficient evidence to negate the actor's intent to avoid payment for a service.(e) An offense under this section is:(1) a Class C misdemeanor if the value of the service stolen is less than 0;(2) a Class B misdemeanor if the value of the service stolen is 0 or more but less than 0;(3) a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the service stolen is 0 or more but less than ,500;(4) a state jail felony if the value of the service stolen is ,500 or more but less than ,000;(5) a felony of the third degree if the value of the service stolen is ,000 or more but less than 0,000;(6) a felony of the second degree if the value of the service stolen is 0,000 or more but less than 0,000; or(7) a felony of the first degree if the value of the service stolen is 0,000 or more.(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, any police or other report of stolen vehicles by a political subdivision of this state shall include on the report any rental vehicles whose renters have been shown to such reporting agency to be in violation of Subsection (b)(2) and shall indicate that the renting agency has complied with the notice requirements demanding return as provided in this section.(g) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that:(1) the defendant secured the performance of the service by giving a post-dated check or similar sight order to the person performing the service; and(2) the person performing the service or any other person presented the check or sight order for payment before the date on the check or sight order. Dec 16 (Reuters) - The University of Minnesota football team said they will boycott all squad activities, including a bowl game in San Diego this month, after 10 players were suspended in connection with a sexual assault investigation. The 10 players were suspended earlier this week after the university investigated an alleged sexual assault in September following the team's first game of the season.The announcement, made by players on Thursday night, has embroiled the university in a nationwide controversy over the handling of sex assault allegations on U. The university did not give a reason for the suspensions, citing privacy laws. OCCUPATIONS RELATED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITYCHAPTER 1702. This chapter may be cited as the Private Security Act. September 1, 2009.(5) "Commissioned security officer" means a security officer to whom a security officer commission has been issued by the board.(5-a) "Department" means the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.(6) "Detection device" means an electronic device used as a part of an alarm system, including a control, communications device, motion detector, door or window switch, sound detector, vibration detector, light beam, pressure mat, wiring, or similar device.(6-a) "Electronic access control device" means an electronic, electrical, or computer-based device, including a telephone entry system, that allows access to a controlled area of a business, but that is not monitored by security personnel or services and does not send a signal to which law enforcement or emergency services respond. In its rules under this section, the board shall list the specific offenses for each category of regulated persons for which a conviction would constitute grounds for the board to take action under Section 53.021. It is the express intent of this provision that the presumption arises unless the actor complies with each of the numbered requirements;(4) for the purposes of Subdivision (3)(A), "identification number" means driver's license number, military identification number, identification certificate, or other official number capable of identifying an individual;(5) stolen property does not lose its character as stolen when recovered by any law enforcement agency;(6) an actor engaged in the business of obtaining abandoned or wrecked motor vehicles or parts of an abandoned or wrecked motor vehicle for resale, disposal, scrap, repair, rebuilding, demolition, or other form of salvage is presumed to know on receipt by the actor of stolen property that the property has been previously stolen from another if the actor knowingly or recklessly:(A) fails to maintain an accurate and legible inventory of each motor vehicle component part purchased by or delivered to the actor, including the date of purchase or delivery, the name, age, address, sex, and driver's license number of the seller or person making the delivery, the license plate number of the motor vehicle in which the part was delivered, a complete description of the part, and the vehicle identification number of the motor vehicle from which the part was removed, or in lieu of maintaining an inventory, fails to record the name and certificate of inventory number of the person who dismantled the motor vehicle from which the part was obtained;(B) fails on receipt of a motor vehicle to obtain a certificate of authority, sales receipt, or transfer document as required by Chapter 683, Transportation Code, or a certificate of title showing that the motor vehicle is not subject to a lien or that all recorded liens on the motor vehicle have been released; or(C) fails on receipt of a motor vehicle to immediately remove an unexpired license plate from the motor vehicle, to keep the plate in a secure and locked place, or to maintain an inventory, on forms provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, of license plates kept under this paragraph, including for each plate or set of plates the license plate number and the make, motor number, and vehicle identification number of the motor vehicle from which the plate was removed;(7) an actor who purchases or receives a used or secondhand motor vehicle is presumed to know on receipt by the actor of the motor vehicle that the motor vehicle has been previously stolen from another if the actor knowingly or recklessly:(A) fails to report to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles the failure of the person who sold or delivered the motor vehicle to the actor to deliver to the actor a properly executed certificate of title to the motor vehicle at the time the motor vehicle was delivered; or(B) fails to file with the county tax assessor-collector of the county in which the actor received the motor vehicle, not later than the 20th day after the date the actor received the motor vehicle, the registration license receipt and certificate of title or evidence of title delivered to the actor in accordance with Subchapter D, Chapter 520, Transportation Code, at the time the motor vehicle was delivered;(8) an actor who purchases or receives from any source other than a licensed retailer or distributor of pesticides a restricted-use pesticide or a state-limited-use pesticide or a compound, mixture, or preparation containing a restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticide is presumed to know on receipt by the actor of the pesticide or compound, mixture, or preparation that the pesticide or compound, mixture, or preparation has been previously stolen from another if the actor:(A) fails to record the name, address, and physical description of the seller or pledgor;(B) fails to record a complete description of the amount and type of pesticide or compound, mixture, or preparation purchased or received; and(C) fails to obtain a signed warranty from the seller or pledgor that the seller or pledgor has the right to possess the property; and(9) an actor who is subject to Section 409, Packers and Stockyards Act (7 U. (a) A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property.(b) Appropriation of property is unlawful if:(1) it is without the owner's effective consent;(2) the property is stolen and the actor appropriates the property knowing it was stolen by another; or(3) property in the custody of any law enforcement agency was explicitly represented by any law enforcement agent to the actor as being stolen and the actor appropriates the property believing it was stolen by another.(c) For purposes of Subsection (b):(1) evidence that the actor has previously participated in recent transactions other than, but similar to, that which the prosecution is based is admissible for the purpose of showing knowledge or intent and the issues of knowledge or intent are raised by the actor's plea of not guilty;(2) the testimony of an accomplice shall be corroborated by proof that tends to connect the actor to the crime, but the actor's knowledge or intent may be established by the uncorroborated testimony of the accomplice;(3) an actor engaged in the business of buying and selling used or secondhand personal property, or lending money on the security of personal property deposited with the actor, is presumed to know upon receipt by the actor of stolen property (other than a motor vehicle subject to Chapter 501, Transportation Code) that the property has been previously stolen from another if the actor pays for or loans against the property or more (or consideration of equivalent value) and the actor knowingly or recklessly:(A) fails to record the name, address, and physical description or identification number of the seller or pledgor;(B) fails to record a complete description of the property, including the serial number, if reasonably available, or other identifying characteristics; or(C) fails to obtain a signed warranty from the seller or pledgor that the seller or pledgor has the right to possess the property. Section 228b), that obtains livestock from a commission merchant by representing that the actor will make prompt payment is presumed to have induced the commission merchant's consent by deception if the actor fails to make full payment in accordance with Section 409, Packers and Stockyards Act (7 U.