Current with legislation from the 2019 Regular Session effective as of December 31, 2020
Section 21.001 - Purposes
The general purposes of this chapter are to:(1) provide for the execution of the policies of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its subsequent amendments ( 42 U.S.C. Section 2000e et seq.);(2) identify and create an authority that meets the criteria under 42 U.S.C. Section 2000e-5(c) and 29 U.S.C. Section 633;(3) provide for the execution of the policies embodied in Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its subsequent amendments ( 42 U.S.C. Section 12101 et seq.);(4) secure for persons in this state, including persons with disabilities, freedom from discrimination in certain employment transactions, in order to protect their personal dignity;(5) make available to the state the full productive capacities of persons in this state;(6) avoid domestic strife and unrest in this state;(7) preserve the public safety, health, and general welfare; and(8) promote the interests, rights, and privileges of persons in this state.Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 9.01(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.