In 1963, the Texas Legislature directed the Texas Legislative Council to effect a permanent statutory revision of state law to “clarify and simplify the statutes and to make the statutes more accessible, understandable, and usable.” The Council was instructed not to “alter the sense, meaning, or effect of [a] statute.” In Fleming Foods v. Rylander, it was deemed that one of these non-substantive changes in fact did alter the intent of the statute. The Texas Supreme Court determined that in those instances, the newly re-written version of the statute controls.