The library will hold a Westlaw training session on statutes and legislative research on Wednesday, July 26th from 12 to 1 pm in the library's conference room. Westlaw training is free but is limited to 20 participants. Please sign up in the library at the circulation desk or call us at (512) 463-1722 to reserve your spot.
We're excited to announce that we have digitized and uploaded the 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1981 historical Texas statutes to our website! This is part of our ongoing project to digitize and make available online older Texas laws. The 5 volumes from 1974 are a complete reprinting of the statutes while the volumes from 1975–1981 are supplements to the 1974 statutes. We have one last set of volumes to digitize and publish to complete our project: the 1984 statutes. Our thanks to the Texas Bar Foundation for funding the digitization of these volumes!
The State Law Library often receives questions related to occupational licenses. These are a type of restricted license that can allow someone whose driver's license has been suspended or revoked to drive in order to carry out essential household duties (such as attending work or school). The library links to information on how to apply for these licenses in our Occupational Driver's License research guide.
Our research guide includes:
- Texas statutes governing occupational licenses and the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act
- "Plain English" summaries of those laws from the Department of Public Safety and the Partnership for Legal Access
- TexasLawHelp.org's Occupational Driver's License Kit
- Contact information for all Texas county clerks as well as the Department of Public Safety