*** NOTICE: The Public Integrity Unit (PIU) statute applies to State
Officers or State Employees. The PIU statute also applies to particular offenses, including the
entirety of Title 8 of the Texas Penal Code and Title 15 Texas Election Code offenses committed in
connection with a state office campaign or an election on a proposed constitutional election.
Additionally, the PIU statute includes any criminal offenses listed in the Government Code under
chapters 301, 302, 571, 572, or 2004 committed by state officers or state employees and chapter 573 for
an offense by a state officer.
State Officer Examples: Legislators, Supreme Court Justices, District Attorneys, State Agency
State Employee Examples: State University employees, state police officers, Texas
Department of Criminal Justice employees, etc.