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Historical Texas Statutes and Constitutions

This legal research guide provides information on both official and unofficial codified laws, session laws, statutory revisions, and the constitutions.

Constitutions


Previous Texas Constitutions

Since the 1500's when the Spanish claimed the territory, present-day Texas has been part of Spain, France, Mexico, the Confederacy, the United States of America and was an independent republic. Between 1824 and 1876, nations drafted founding documents which established the entity of Texas and defined the rights of its citizens and the powers of government. Below are a selection of resources available in the library's collection and online pertaining to various constitutions. See reference staff for additional options.

Current Texas Constitution

The current Constitution of the State of Texas was originally approved in 1876 and is regularly amended. Below are a selection of resources available in the library and online pertaining to the current state constitution. See reference staff for additional options.