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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 29PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
RULE §29.1Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) APT -- refers to The Administrative Procedures Act, Texas Government Code §2001.001, et seq.

  (2) Contested case -- refers to a contested case as defined by APT.

  (3) Department -- refers to the Department of Public Safety.

  (4) Director -- refers to the director of the Department of Public Safety or the designee of the director.

  (5) Intervenor -- refers to any party not otherwise defined.

  (6) Judge -- refers to the administrative law judge or hearing examiner assigned to hear a contested case and prepare a proposal for decision for the director or the director's designee.

  (7) Movant -- refers to the party who files a motion.

  (8) Non-movant -- refers to any party other than the party filing a motion.

  (9) Party -- refers to each person or agency named or admitted in a contested case.

  (10) Petitioner -- refers to the party classification of the department after it has instituted a contested case.

  (11) Respondent -- refers to a party against whom a contested case has been instituted by the department.

  (12) SOAH -- refers to the State Office of Administrative Hearings.


Source Note: The provisions of this §29.1 adopted to be effective May 10, 2000, 25 TexReg 4191

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