Tex. Gov't Code 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:


object sought to be attained;


circumstances under which the statute was enacted;


legislative history;


common law or former statutory provisions, including laws on the same or similar subjects;


consequences of a particular construction;


administrative construction of the statute; and


title (caption), preamble, and emergency provision.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 479, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.

Source: Section 311.023 — Statute Construction Aids, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­311.­htm#311.­023 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 311.023’s source at texas​.gov