Tex. Gov't Code § 311.023

Current through the 87th Legislature (2021) Second Special Session
Section 311.023 - Statute Construction Aids

In construing a statute, whether or not the statute is considered ambiguous on its face, a court may consider among other matters the:

(1) object sought to be attained;
(2) circumstances under which the statute was enacted;
(3) legislative history;
(4) common law or former statutory provisions, including laws on the same or similar subjects;
(5) consequences of a particular construction;
(6) administrative construction of the statute; and
(7) title (caption), preamble, and emergency provision.

Tex. Gov't. Code § 311.023

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 479, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.