Tex. Gov't Code Section 392.001
Findings and Intent

The legislature finds that language used in reference to persons with disabilities shapes and reflects society’s attitudes toward persons with disabilities. Certain terms and phrases are demeaning and create an invisible barrier to inclusion as equal community members. It is the intent of the legislature to establish preferred terms and phrases for new and revised laws by requiring the use of language that places the person before the disability.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 272 (H.B. 1481), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

Source: Section 392.001 — Findings and Intent, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­392.­htm#392.­001 (accessed Dec. 9, 2023).

Dec. 9, 2023

§ 392.001’s source at texas​.gov