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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
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Links to State Fire Marshal Codes
- Texas Government Code - TGC Chapter 417 State Fire Marshal [In TGC, refer to Sections 417.008, 417.0081, & 417.0082]
- Texas Administrative Code - Standards for State Fire Marshal Inspections - 28 TAC Ch. 34, Sections 34.301-34.304
- Health & Safety Code - Security Bars - H&SC Ch. 756, Section 756.082. Security Bars on Residential Dwelling
- Texas Administrative Code - Rules for Labeling, Notice, and Release Requirements of Security Bars on Residential Dwellings - 28 TAC Ch.34, Sections 34.901-34.904
- Health & Safety Code - Hotel Smoke Detectors - H&SC Ch. 792 Smoke Detectors in Hotels
- Health & Safety Code - Flammable Liquids and Retail Service Stations - H&SC Ch. 753 Flammable Liquids
- Texas Administrative Code - Rules for the Safe Storage, Handling, and Use of Flammable Liquids at Retail Service Stations - 28 TAC Ch. 34, Sections 34.1-34.7
- Texas Administrative Code - Flammable Liquids Equipment Testing Laboratory Rules - 28 TAC Ch. 34, Sections 34.201-34.208
- Where can I find more on building codes for the Texas Coast? - See the Windstorm Code section or go to www.tdi.texas.gov/wind/index.html
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Texas Insurance Code (not codified)
Acts of the 78th Regular Texas Legislature (2003) provided for Titles 3, 5, 9, 11 and 13 and portions of Title 8 of the Texas Insurance Code to be codified. The effective date of the codified portions was April 1, 2005. For those sections not codified, use the following link:
Texas Insurance Code (codified)
Acts of the 76th Regular Texas Legislature (1999) and Acts of the 77th Regular Texas Legislature (2001) provided for revisions to Titles 2, 6 and 7, as well as Subtitle H of Title 8, of the Texas Insurance Code. The effective dates of these codification provisions were September 1, 1999 and June 1, 2003, respectively. The codified versions of these chapters can be accessed at:
Reviewing Insurance Codes
Each chapter states the Revised Law, which is the text of the new law, and then provides the Source Law, which is the text of the former law from which the revised law is derived.
Because of the extensive reorganization of many statutes, and even of sentences within a statute, it may be helpful if you refer to the source law as printed in Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes. That way, you see the quoted source law in its present context.
In reviewing a revised chapter of the Insurance Code, you should keep in mind the following:
- The Code Construction Act (Chapter 311, Government Code) applies to the code. That Act sets out certain principles of statutory construction applicable to new codes and also provides some definitions.
- Each proposed code chapter is written in modern American English. Where possible, the present tense is used; the active rather than the passive voice is preferred; and the singular is used in preference to the plural.
- This is a non-substantive revision. The staff's authority did not include improving the substance of the current law. The sole purpose of this project was to compile the relevant law, arrange it in a logical fashion, and rewrite it without altering its meaning or legal effect. If a particular source statute is ambiguous and the ambiguity cannot be resolved without a potential substantive effect, the ambiguity is preserved. In addition, the code does not attempt to reflect court decisions that have not been approved by the Texas court of last resort or the possible effect of recent federal legislation.
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Last updated: 09/06/2014