The Texas Constitution guarantees the rights of the citizens of Texas. The Texas Constitution consists of 17 articles. Article 1 is the Texas Bill of Rights. The articles of the Texas Constitution cover a broad range of liberties. The Constitution outlines the responsibilities and limitations of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the government. The articles of the Texas Constitution cover areas such as the right to vote, taxes, education and taxation.
The Statutes of the State of Texas contain the laws that were enacted by the state legislature. The Texas Statutes regulate a wide range of activities within the State of Texas. The laws covered under the general Texas Statutes include the regulation of labor, agriculture, and natural resources. The Texas Statutes also regulate parks and wildlife, insurance and finance. The Texas Statutes include the Code of Criminal Procedure, as well as the Penal Code.
The Texas Penal Code is included in the provisions of the Texas Statutes. The Penal Code outlines the crimes and punishments in the State of Texas. The Texas Penal Code includes defenses and justifications excluding responsibility for actions. The Texas Penal Code covers a multitude of offenses ranging from murder and kidnapping to computer crimes.