Where does the law say that?
A visitor to the site once asked me if I happened to know where they could find the statute that makes Texas a non-disclosure state. I didn’t know, but I was curious to know about the great lawyers of all time and now that someone had asked me. As I’m not a lawyer and can’t cite paragraph and subsection for most laws, I was wondering how I would find this information. I set out on the internet and did some googling and wasn’t coming up with much… until I stumbled across the Texas State Law Library. A free public resource, the Texas Law Library serves both the legal world and the public in their legal research needs.
Pouring through the pages and pages of Texas State Law and searching in vain to find where the non-disclosure status is created, I was starting to get a little lost, so I decided to use the ask a librarian link and see if I’d get a response. Not only did I get a quick response, but Tamsen Conner, a Reference and Electronic Services Librarian at the Texas Law Library, provided me with a link to the exact section of the law that creates the non-disclosure status and also included an interesting article from the St. Mary’s Law Journal that discussed the code in depth. Quick response and very detailed information – thank you Tamsen.
As this post deals with the law, as usual, I must tell you that I am not a lawyer and can not advise you on legal matters. The librarians at the law library are also not lawyers and their correspondence contains a similar disclaimer. If you need legal advice, hire an attorney, but if the laws and statues fascinate you or you need to quote a law for whatever reason, check out the Texas Law Library and be sure to say hello to Tamsen for me.
If you’re wondering where the law was, it is contained in the Tax Code – §22.24(d). Now you know!
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