Users' questions

Why are electronic transactions legal in the state of Texas?

Why are electronic transactions legal in the state of Texas?

Electronic technologies make it easier to keep records and agreements, as well as integrate elements of electronic commerce into their operations. Texas, like many large states, is also subject to a unified law on conducting and regulating electronic transactions.

When did slavery become illegal in the state of Texas?

In 1827, the legislature of Coahuila y Tejas outlawed the introduction of additional slaves and granted freedom at birth to all children born to a slave. In 1829 Mexico abolished slavery, but it granted an exception until 1830 to Texas. That year Mexico made the importation of slaves illegal.

Where can I get free books in Texas?

The State Law Library’s digital collection has e-books that can be accessed from home. Many of these e-books contain legal forms or drafting guides. To access, first get a free library account online with the Texas State Law Library.

Where can I find legal forms in Texas?

For example, the Dallas County District Clerk and the Harris County District Clerk provide downloadable legal forms on their websites. To find court websites and contact information view the Texas judicial directory, search the judicial directory database, or view the interactive map of judicial districts.

What are the laws of the state of Texas?

The Texas statutes are the laws enacted by the state legislature. These laws are later arranged by subject area into codes like the Family Code or the Penal Code.

How does a bill become law in Texas?

When a bill is to become law, the bill is forwarded to the office of the Texas Secretary of State for filing. These official, signed copies of enacted bills are then uploaded and made available online.

Is the state of Texas a Free State?

Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend

Are there free copies of the Texas statutes?

We are proud to provide free public access to digitized copies of the Texas statutes from 1879 through 1984. There is no free, public source on the web for codified Texas statutes in effect between the last volume on our historical Texas statutes page and 2004.