Texas Penal Code § 28.01. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) “Habitation” means a structure or vehicle that is adapted for the overnight accommodation of persons and includes:

(A) each separately secured or occupied portion of the structure or vehicle;  and

(B) each structure appurtenant to or connected with the structure or vehicle.

(2) “Building” means any structure or enclosure intended for use or occupation as a habitation or for some purpose of trade, manufacture, ornament, or use.

(3) “Property” means:

(A) real property;

(B) tangible or intangible personal property, including anything severed from land;  or

(C) a document, including money, that represents or embodies anything of value.

(4) “Vehicle” includes any device in, on, or by which any person or property is or may be propelled, moved, or drawn in the normal course of commerce or transportation.

(5) “Open-space land” means real property that is undeveloped for the purpose of human habitation.

(6) “Controlled burning” means the burning of unwanted vegetation with the consent of the owner of the property on which the vegetation is located and in such a manner that the fire is controlled and limited to a designated area.


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