Homework Assignment #2 Locating Constitutions & Statutes 1. Locate the federal statute known as the “Americans with Disabilities Act.” a. Cite to the statute (title and sections). b. How did you find it? 2. Locate the federal statute that allows for the redemption of tangible personal property after the court has ordered the liquidation of such property in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.

Homework Assignment #2
Locating Constitutions & Statutes

1. Locate the federal statute known as the “Americans with Disabilities Act.”

a. Cite to the statute (title and sections).

b. How did you find it?

2. Locate the federal statute that allows for the redemption of tangible personal property after the court has ordered the liquidation of such property in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.

a. Cite the statute (title and section).

b. According to the statute, what type of property is eligible to be redeemed?

3. Locate the federal statute governing copyright law.

a. How is “collective work” defined for purposes of that statute?

b. What is fair use, and how does it impact the use of copyrighted material?

c. How did you find the answer to Question 3.b.?

4. What federal statute (cite to the title and section) provides for the confidentiality of information obtained through a federal census questionnaire?

5. Locate the Texas statute that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of an employer’s retaliation toward an employee who testifies against the employer in court.

a. Cite the statute (code and section).

b. Cite to the statute (code and section) in which you would find a definition of the term “employee” as used in the statute cited for question 5.a.

6. Cite the Texas statute (code and section) that sets out the elements of and penalties for the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

7. What is the short title of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code?

8. Locate the Texas statute at Section 43.1075 of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Code.

a. When was this section added to the code?

b. What are the number and caption (“relating to” clause at the top of the bill text) of the bill enacting this statute?

9. What federal constitutional provision created the electoral college for presidential elections?

10. Locate the Texas constitutional provision setting forth the legislature’s duty to make laws regarding the enforcement of a mechanic’s lien. Cite the provision (article and section).

11. a. What provision in the Texas Constitution (article and section) describes how the constitution may be amended?

b. Based on the provision in answer to Question 11.a., what is the process for amending the constitution?

12. Give a brief description of the content of each of the seven articles of the federal Constitution.

13. Describe two differences between a constitutional provision and a statute.