Texas Penal Code - PENAL § 34.01. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) “Criminal activity” means any offense, including any preparatory offense, that is:

(A) classified as a felony under the laws of this state or the United States;  or

(B) punishable by confinement for more than one year under the laws of another state.

(2) “Funds” includes:

(A) coin or paper money of the United States or any other country that is designated as legal tender and that circulates and is customarily used and accepted as a medium of exchange in the country of issue;

(B) United States silver certificates, United States Treasury notes, and Federal Reserve System notes;

(C) an official foreign bank note that is customarily used and accepted as a medium of exchange in a foreign country and a foreign bank draft;  and

(D) currency or its equivalent, including an electronic fund, a personal check, a bank check, a traveler's check, a money order, a bearer negotiable instrument, a bearer investment security, a bearer security, a certificate of stock in a form that allows title to pass on delivery, a stored value card as defined by Section 604.001, Business & Commerce Code , or a digital currency.

(3) “Financial institution” has the meaning assigned by Section 32.01 .

(4) “Proceeds” means funds acquired or derived directly or indirectly from, produced through, realized through, or used in the commission of:

(A) an act;  or

(B) conduct that constitutes an offense under Section 151.7032, Tax Code .

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