Reading Statutes and Bills


Statutes are most easily accessed online via the Texas Constitution and Statutes website, which is maintained by the Texas Legislative Council and is regularly updated and corrected.

Bills can be accessed electronically in the following ways:

Bills are distributed in print, electronically, or in both formats to members of the legislature at certain stages of the legislative process.

For a comprehensive guide to drafting rules relating to legislative documents, refer to the Texas Legislative Council Drafting Manual.

Need a print copy of the Drafting Manual?
Submit a publication request form online
of call TLC at (512) 463-1144.