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Administrative Documents

These are materials that relate to the personnel, funding, project background, and the actual process of revision (e.g. reports to the legislature on how the project is progressing, readings lists for project members, guides for drafting reports, meeting notifications, and much more).

  • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code, A Proposed Revision. Final Draft, Oct 1972
    Author: State Bar of Texas. Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
    Date: October 1, 1972
    Call Number: B600.8 P371d 1972
    Summary: This is a complete draft of the proposed revisions to the Texas Penal Code from October 1972. Includes a list of conforming amendments and repeals.
  • Volume Title: The Proposed Texas Penal Code: A Reply to its Critics 1
    Author: State Bar of Texas. Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
    Date: March 21, 1971
    Call Number: B600.8 P371c
    Summary: Response by the Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code to critics of the new code; gives overview of criticism and specific responses.
  • Document Title: A New Penal Code for Texas
    Volume Title: Reports
    Author: Committee on the Revision of Penal Code
    Date: December 2, 1970
    Call Number: B600.8 P371r (also can be found at: B600.8 P371n)
    Summary: Description of the revision process, people involved, finances of the project, need for revision, and overview of significant changes.
  • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code: A Proposed Revision. Final Draft, Oct 1970
    Author: State Bar Committee on the Revision of the Texas Penal Code
    Date: October 1, 1970
    Call Number: B600.8 P371d 1970a
    Summary: Complete draft of the proposed revision to the Texas Penal Code, October 1970. Includes commentary, derivations, and cross references by section. The final section is a list with text of conforming amendments in other codes. Also includes an introductory section on the background of the project.
  • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code, a proposed revision, preliminary final draft, September 1970
    Author: State Bar of Texas. Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
    Date: September 1, 1970
    Call Number: B600.8 P371d 1970
    Summary: A complete draft of the penal code that includes commentary, derivations, and cross references by section. The final section is a list of conforming amendments in other codes, also with cross-references and derivations by section. Includes an introductory section on the background of the project.
  • Document Title: Committee Report: Revision of Penal Code, 1970
    Volume Title: Reports
    Author: State Bar of Texas Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
    Date: April 1, 1970
    Call Number: B600.8 P371r
    Summary: Describes background, timetable, progress, and finances for the committee.
  • Document Title: Staff Memorandum: Preparation of Committee Comments for Revised Penal Code
    Volume Title: Procedure Manual
    Author: Seth Searcy
    Date: January 22, 1970
    Call Number: B600.8 P371p
    Summary: Addresses organization and citation issues for drafts and reports. Model chapters are included for reference. Includes a title-chapter outline that the final 1973 revised code is based on.
  • Document Title: Committee Meeting Notice, Jan 9, 1970
    Volume Title: Minutes
    Author: William G. Reid
    Date: January 9, 1970
    Call Number: B600.8 P371m
    Summary: Letter announcing the committee meeting on February 6 & & and the meeting's agenda: sentencing, multiple prosecutions, and mental responsibility.
  • Document Title: New Texas Statutes Affecting the Penal Code Revision, Acts 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969
    Volume Title: Reports
    Author: None listed
    Date: October 14, 1969
    Call Number: B600.8 P371r
    Summary: Table with the relevant MPC sections, Texas articles, synopsis, and session law citations for new Texas statutes affecting the Penal Code Revision (including relevant Code of Criminal Procedure sections).
  • Document Title: Committee Meeting Notice, Oct 3, 1969
    Volume Title: Minutes
    Author: William G. Reid
    Date: October 3, 1969
    Call Number: B600.8 P371m
    Summary: Letter announcing the committee meeting on October 24 & 25 and the meeting's agenda: theft, territorial jurisdiction, justification, and criminal responsibility.
  • Document Title: Orientation Procedure
    Volume Title: Procedure Manual
    Author: Texas Penal Code Revision Project
    Date: May 1, 1969
    Call Number: B600.8 P371p
    Summary: Description of how project members should start orienting themselves to the project: what documents to look at, what books to read/reference, and other related items.
  • Document Title: Minutes: Apr. 25, 1969
    Volume Title: Minutes
    Author: Texas State Bar Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
    Date: April 25, 1969
    Call Number: B600.8 P371m
    Summary: Summary of minutes and full minutes for Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code meeting on April 25, 1969. Contains a listing of those present, discussion of justification, and brief discussion of financing the revision project.
  • Document Title: Memorandum: Code Style 2
    Volume Title: Procedural Manual
    Author: Seth Searcy
    Date: April 21, 1969
    Call Number: B600.8 P371p
    Summary: Drafting style, usage, and interpretation rules. Includes a definitional section for common penal code terms.
  • Document Title: Committee Report: Revision of Penal Code, 1969
    Volume Title: Reports
    Author: State Bar of Texas Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
    Date: April 1, 1969
    Call Number: B600.8 P371r
    Summary: Describes background, progress, finances, and timetable for the committee.
  • Document Title: Memorandum: Amendments to General Operating Rules
    Volume Title: Procedure Manual
    Author: Seth Searcy
    Date: March 1, 1969
    Call Number: B600.8 P371p
    Summary: Minor corrections to the "General Operating Procedures" document.
  • Document Title: Selected Bibliography for Texas Legislative Drafting
    Volume Title: Procedure Manual
    Author: Seth Searcy
    Date: January 1, 1969
    Call Number: B600.8 P371p
    Summary: Listing of casebooks, handbooks, style guides, and other materials relevant to Texas legislative drafting.
  • Document Title: Texas Penal Code Revision Project, Status Report No. 2
    Volume Title: Reports
    Author: None listed
    Date: September 5, 1968
    Call Number: B600.8 P371r
    Summary: Contains drafts tentatively approved by the State Bar of Texas Penal Code Revision Committee through its meeting of June 21, 1968. Status updates for each chapter and section.
  • Document Title: General Operating Rules
    Volume Title: Procedure Manual
    Author: Penal Code Revision Project
    Date: September 1, 1968
    Call Number: B600.8 P371p
    Summary: Employee handbook and operating procedures for employees of the Penal Code Revision project (addresses working hours, payroll, purchasing, facilities, format & style guide, etc.).
  • Volume Title: Progress of the State Bar Penal Code Revision Project : report
    Author: William G. Reid
    Date: August 24, 1968
    Call Number: B600.8 P371l
    Summary: Report to the Criminal Law Study Committee of the House of Representatives, 60th Legislature, that the State Bar of Texas established a special committee to revise the penal code in 1965, describes the organization of the committee, preliminary findings, its progress, and timeline for completing the proposed code.
  • Document Title: Texas Legislative Council Penal Code Revision Project
    Volume Title: Reports
    Author: None listed
    Date: November 1, 1967
    Call Number: B600.8 P371r
    Summary: List of some legal staff members from the Penal Code Revision Project with a short bio for each.
  • Document Title: Texas Penal Code Revision Status Report
    Volume Title: Reports
    Author: None listed
    Date: October 27, 1967
    Call Number: B600.8 P371r
    Summary: Drafts of sections addressed so far and status updates for all chapters and sections.
  • Document Title: Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, of Interest to Persons Working on the Penal Code Revision
    Volume Title:
    Author: Paul Echols
    Date: September 6, 1967
    Call Number: B600.8 P371r
    Summary: Memo to the Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code that lists acts amending, adding to, or repealing articles of Vernon's Texas Penal Code Annotated that are assigned to the Revised Penal Code, and acts amending, adding to, or repealing articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1965.
  • Document Title: Research Guides and General Drafting Procedures
    Volume Title: Procedure Manual
    Author: William G. Reid
    Date: August 10, 1967
    Call Number: B600.8 P371p
    Summary: General guidelines for conducting research and preparing reports for the penal code revision. Also discusses general legislative drafting principles and prescribes certain rules of form.
  • Document Title: Proposed Plan of Cooperation Between Texas Legislative Council and State Bar Committee on Revision of Penal Code
    Volume Title: Reports
    Author: None listed
    Date: May 29, 1967
    Call Number: B600.8 P371r
    Summary: Background of the project, process on how to proceed, division of responsibilities.
  • Volume Title: Proposed Revision of the Texas Penal code
    Author: W. Page Keeton and William G. Reid
    Date: February 1, 1967
    Call Number: B600.8 P371t
    Summary: Texas Law Review article addressing why revision is needed at all, the types of revision needed, and what is necessary to accomplish the revision.
  • Document Title: Revision of the Texas Penal Code
    Volume Title: Reports
    Author: State Bar of Texas
    Date: November 10, 1966
    Call Number: B600.8 P371r
    Summary: A description of the project's background, organization, progress, and costs.
  • Document Title: Minutes: Oct 14, 1966
    Volume Title: Minutes
    Author: Texas State Bar Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
    Date: November 8, 1966
    Call Number: B600.8 P371m
    Summary: Minutes of the Texas State Bar Committee on Revision of the Penal Code meeting on Oct 14, 1966. Contains a listing of those present and discussion of liability, arson, catastrophes, and administrative issues. Also includes a brief discussion of a study of the probation system.
  • Document Title: Minutes: June 30, 1966
    Volume Title: Minutes
    Author: Texas State Bar Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
    Date: June 20, 1966
    Call Number: B600.8 P371m
    Summary: Minutes of the Texas State Bar Committee on the Revision of the Texas Penal Code for the meeting of June 30, 1966. Contains a listing of those present and discussion of progress so far and other administrative issues.
  • Document Title: A Selected Bibliography n the Texas Penal Code, Annotated
    Volume Title: Procedure Manual
    Author: James B. Brady
    Date: April 10, 1966
    Call Number: B600.8 P371p (also can be found in: B600.8 P371b)
    Summary: Prepared for the Committee on Revision of the Penal Code. Law review articles, cases, books, pamphlets, and other documents, arranged by type of defenses. Appendix is a bibliography on the Model Penal Code from the ALI.
  • Document Title: Outline: Review of Progress
    Volume Title: Minutes
    Author: None listed
    Date: (1966?)
    Call Number: B600.8 P371m
    Summary: Snippets of information regarding first meetings, committee appointments, research assistance, finances, and plans for proceeding.
  • Document Title: Proofing Procedures
    Volume Title: Procedure Manual
    Author: None listed
    Date: (1966?)
    Call Number: B600.8 P371p
    Summary: Procedures for proofreading drafts and documents.
  • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code Allocation Tables
    Author: State Bar of Texas. Committee on Revision of the Penal Cod
    Date: August 15, 1966
    Call Number: B600.8 P371a
    Summary: Complete listing of the relevant Texas statutes to be included the revised penal code, a proposed title & chapter outline for the revised code, and a table of articles to be revised matched with the relevant MPC articles.