Texas Agriculture Code
Purpose of Code
This code is enacted as a part of the states continuing statutory revision program, begun by the Texas Legislative Council in 1963 as directed by the legislature in Chapter 448, Acts of the 58th Legislature, Regular Session, 1963 (Article 5429b-1, Vernons Texas Civil Statutes). The program contemplates a topic-by-topic revision of the states general and permanent statute law without substantive change.
Consistent with the objectives of the statutory revision program, the purpose of this code is to make the agriculture law more accessible and understandable, by:
rearranging the statutes into a more logical order;
employing a format and numbering system designed to facilitate citation of the law and to accommodate future expansion of the law;
eliminating repealed, duplicative, unconstitutional, expired, executed, and other ineffective provisions; and
restating the law in modern American English to the greatest extent possible.Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1015, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.