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Sec. 501.001: Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1, Sec. 3.1639(96), eff. April 2, 2015.

(2) "Commerce" includes the operation of a business or service establishment and other commerce in this state that is subject to the jurisdiction of this state.

(3) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of state health services.

(4) "Department" means the Department of State Health Services.

(4-a) "Executive commissioner" means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.

(5) "Label" means a display of written, printed, or other graphic matter:

(A) on the immediate container, excluding the package liner, of any substance; or

(B) directly on the article or on a tag or other suitable material affixed to the article, if the article is unpackaged or not packaged in an immediate container intended or suitable for delivery to the ultimate consumer.

(6) "Misbranded hazardous substance" means either of the following that is not properly packaged or does not bear a proper label required by this chapter:

(A) a hazardous substance; or

(B) a toy or other article intended for use by children that bears or contains a hazardous substance in a manner that is accessible by a child to whom the toy or other article is entrusted, intended, or packaged in a form suitable for use in a household or by children.


Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 360, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1259, eff. April 2, 2015.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1639(96), eff. April 2, 2015.