Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Sec. § 1.001
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 323, Government Code. 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 law encompassed by this code 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eliminating repealed, duplicative, unconstitutional, expired, executed, and other ineffective provisions; and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 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 167, Sec. 3.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
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