Different phrases in a statute are intended to mean different things|Particular purpose, we presume the legislature chooses each word or phrase to serve a|Corporal Punishment|Corporal punishment, a school district may bring a disciplinary action against a professional employee if the use is inconsistent with the district's policy, although a school district may not bring an action against an employee who uses physical force as
Applicants for medical license examination, State Board of Medical Examiners' interpretation of sections 155.051 and 155.056 of the Occupations Code is reasonable regarding time period for applicants to complete medical license examination and number of a|Medical license examination, applicants must complete within a mandatory time period|Applicants for medical license examination, State Board of Medical Examiners' interpretation of section 155.051 and 155.056 of the Occupations Code is reasonable regarding time period for applicants to complete medical license examination and number of at|Applicants for medical license examination, Board's interpretation of sections 155.051 and 155.056 of the Occupations Code is reasonable regarding time period for applicants to complete medical license examination and number of attempts allowed to take ex
Legislative authorization for provision of employee benefits, chapter 157 of the Local Government Code is, and is not another insurance law of this state|Self-funded benefit plans, by express terms, section 1201.062 of the Texas Insurance Code applies to|Self-funded plan that is not a health benefit plan, provisions of Texas Insurance Code that apply to health benefit plans do not apply to|Health benefit plan, pursuant to chapter 1501 of the Texas Insurance Code a self-funded plan of a political subdivision does not constitute a|Business of insurance, benefit plan established by political subdivision is not engaged in|Self-funded benefit plan is not insurance because it does not involve shifting of risk or loss
Mass gathering, single permit for a mass gathering may not be issued for multiple events|Mass gathering
Financial interest in a retail hearing instrument company, subsection 402.053(d) of the Occupations Code prohibits the doctor member of the State Committee of the Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments from having a|Financial interest in a retail hearing instrument company, subsection 402.053(d) of the Occupations Code prohibits the doctor member of the Committee from having a|As the administrative agency that oversees the regulation of hearing instruments, the Committee is authorized to determine the scope of the meaning of the prohibition in subsection 402.053(d) of the Occupations Code|Absent statutory definitions of appropriate terms or other meaningful guidance from the Legislature or Texas courts on the meaning of the phrase \\"retail hearing instrument company,\\" in section 402.053(d) of the Occupations Code, we cannot definitively determine the scope of that phrase
Lottery, operation of slot machines does not constitute for purposes of article III, section 47|Definition of "bet," legislature may not revise in contravention of constitution|Ballot proposition language and contemporaneous newspaper accounts provide evidence of electorate's intent in adopting constitutional amendment|Slot machine|Lottery
Driver training course taught by parent or legal guardian to minor, authority of Department to make rules for curriculum|Legislative intent found in unambiguous language of statute|Minor taught to drive by parent or legal guardian, licensing requirements for|Parent or legal guardian who teaches minor to drive, eligibility for approval as driver training course
Automobile club not authorized to reimburse members for expenses incurred in obtaining automobile-related services|Automobile club may not contract to reimburse members for expenses incurred in obtaining automobile-related services|Nonsubstantive revision must be construed consistent with statutory predecessor|Legislative deletion of item from bill indicates legislative intent to reject proposal
Temporary service retirement option for certain state employees whose positions are eliminated because of privatization or other reductions in workforce|Post-enactment statement by legislature or in sponsor's statement about bill, legislative intent is not found in
Court reporting firms, registration of|Register|Penal statutes and statutes penal in nature, strict construction of|Penal statutes must be sufficiently definite so that persons subject to them may know what they mean and who is liable to punishment for violations|Legislative history, consideration of to determine legislative intent|Court reporting firms, registration of and application of rules to
Eligible project in an enterprise zone, authority to grant additional and concurrent designation in a single enterprise zone enterprise to a qualified business|Eligible project in an enterprise zone, additional and concurrent designation of a qualified business in a single enterprise zone for additional job allocation and sales tax refund|Post-enactment statements by legislators are not evidence of legislative intent|Eligible project in an enterprise zone, additional and concurrent designation of a qualified business in a single enterprise zone
Water Code subsection 12.013(a) authorizes the Public Utility Commission to fix reasonable rates for the furnishing of raw or treated water for any purpose under Water Code chapter 11 or 12. Water Code section 51.305 pertains to specific expenses a water control and improvement district may allocate to certain users. The two provisions do not conflict. Under the plain terms of subsection 51.305(d), when an authorized party disputes a water control and improvement district’s allocation assessments and other payments necessary to cover the maintenance and operating expenses of its water delivery system, a petition filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is the sole remedy. Otherwise, the matter is before the Public Utility Commission.
As this office does not resolve factual questions in attorney general opinions, we cannot determine the nature of the underlying dispute and thus cannot answer your question about which entity may have exclusive jurisdiction to hear it.