2005 Texas Utilities Code CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
UTILITIES CODE TITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS§ 1.001. PURPOSE OF CODE. (a) This code is enacted as a part of the state's continuing statutory revision program, begun by the Texas Legislative Council in 1963 as directed by the legislature in the law codified as Section 323.007, Government Code. The program contemplates a topic-by-topic revision of the state's general and permanent statute law without substantive change. (b) 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: (1) rearranging the statutes into a more logical order; (2) employing a format and numbering system designed to facilitate citation of the law and to accommodate future expansion of the law; (3) eliminating repealed, duplicative, unconstitutional, expired, executed, and other ineffective provisions; and (4) restating the law in modern American English to the greatest extent possible. Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 166, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. § 1.002. CONSTRUCTION OF CODE. Chapter 311, Government Code (Code Construction Act), applies to the construction of each provision in this code except as otherwise expressly provided by this code. Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 166, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. § 1.003. REFERENCE IN LAW TO STATUTE REVISED BY CODE. A reference in a law to a statute or a part of a statute revised by this code is considered to be a reference to the part of this code that revises that statute or part of that statute. Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 166, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
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