Tex. Gov't. Code § 311.016 - 'May,' 'Shall,' 'Must,' Etc

Cite as:Tex. Gov't. Code § 311.016
Currency:Current through 2017 Special Session
 
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The following constructions apply unless the context in which the word or phrase appears necessarily requires a different construction or unless a different construction is expressly provided by statute:

(1) "May" creates discretionary authority or grants permission or a power.

(2) "Shall" imposes a duty.

(3) "Must" creates or recognizes a condition precedent.

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