Texas Law & Legislation
On that site you will find the text of the Texas Constitution as well as the Texas statutes, which are organized by subject matter in various codes (e.g., Property Code, Tax Code). If you have a question about Texas laws, we suggest you first read through our list of frequently asked legal questions. If your question is not addressed there, try our research guides by topic for help locating certain types of legal information (e.g., landlord/tenant law, debt collection). Or you can ask a librarian for help if you are still unable to find what you are seeking.
Use the Statutes by Date feature if you wish to see how a specific Texas statute read on any date between 2004 and the present. For older versions of Texas statutes, you might try our Historical Texas Statutes collection, which includes digitized copies of Texas statutes starting from 1879. The Legislative Reference Library also makes available the 1856 editions of the Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. And we also have a research guide that describes the various sources of Texas historical statutes and constitutions.
If you are seeking a historical version of a Texas statute not available online, feel free to Ask a Librarian. We can help you locate what you're looking for. We are happy to provide you with copies and excerpts of library materials through our fee-based document delivery service.
To learn more about the different sources of Texas law, use the links below.