Tex. Gov't. Code § 311.016 - 'May,' 'Shall,' 'Must,' Etc
|Cite as:||Tex. Gov't. Code § 311.016|
|Currency:||Current through 2017 Special Session|
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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