How often are the Texas Statutes updated? What does it mean for them to be “up to date”? We explain.
First things first: this website, Texas.Public.Law, is not associated with the State of Texas. It started life as an interesting law school project. Over the years it has become a public service depended on by thousands.
This means that there are two sides to the always up-to-date story: The State of Texas and us.
We spoke with a staffer at the Texas Legislative Council. They told us that the data downloads and website are updated at the end of the year, but couldn't give us a specific date.
Their site states,
“The statutes available on this website are current through the 88th 2nd Called Legislative Session, 2023. The constitutional provisions found on this website are current through the amendments approved by voters in May 2022.”
Since we're researching the exact schedule, we're playing it safe: We're downloading the bulk dataset and updating our database every weekend. This way we can guarantee that the Texas Statutes on this site are always up to date.
The Accessed date, shown on every page, displays the date of the last update.
Dec. 2, 2023