Sec. 323.007: Statutory Revision Program

(a) The council shall plan and execute a permanent statutory revision program for the systematic and continuous study of the statutes of this state and for the formal revision of the statutes on a topical or code basis. The purpose of the program is to clarify and simplify the statutes and to make the statutes more accessible, understandable, and usable.

(b) When revising a statute the council may not alter the sense, meaning, or effect of the statute.

(c) As part of the statutory revision program, the council shall:

(1) prepare a statutory record showing the status and disposition within the classification of the revised statutes of all acts enacted by the legislature;

(2) prepare and submit to the legislature in bill form statutory revisions on a topical or code basis;

(3) include a report with each revision that contains revisor's notes explaining in detail the work done; and

(4) formulate and implement a continuous revision program so that statutes that have been revised and enacted may be updated without the need for subsequent major revisions.

(d) Expired.

Comments

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 479, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 685, Sec. 1.15, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.