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(a) Description of exempt personal property

(1) Home furnishings

(2) Provisions for consumption

(3) Farm vehicles and equipment

(4) Tools of trade

(5) Clothes

(6) Jewelry

(7) Firearms

(8) Sporting equipment

(9) Motor vehicles

(10) Animals and animal food

(11) Pets

(b) Liens against exempt personal property



(a) The following personal property is exempt under Section

(1) home furnishings, including family heirlooms;

(2) provisions for consumption;

(3) farming or ranching vehicles and implements;

(4) tools, equipment, books, and apparatus, including boats and motor vehicles used in a trade or profession;

(5) wearing apparel;

(6) jewelry not to exceed 25 percent of the aggregate limitations prescribed by Section 42.001(a);

(7) two firearms;

(8) athletic and sporting equipment, including bicycles;

(9) a two-wheeled, three-wheeled, or four-wheeled motor vehicle for each member of a family or single adult who holds a driver's license or who does not hold a driver's license but who relies on another person to operate the vehicle for the benefit of the nonlicensed person;

(10) the following animals and forage on hand for their consumption:

(A) two horses, mules, or donkeys and a saddle, blanket, and bridle for each;

(B) 12 head of cattle;

(C) 60 head of other types of livestock; and

(D) 120 fowl; and

(11) household pets.

(b) Personal property, unless precluded from being encumbered by other law, may be encumbered by a security interest under Subchapter B, Chapter 9, Business & Commerce Code, or Subchapter F, Chapter 501, Transportation Code, or by a lien fixed by other law, and the security interest or lien may not be avoided on the ground that the property is exempt under this chapter.

Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3522, ch. 576, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 175, § 1, eff. May 24, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 216, § 1, eff. May, 17, 1993; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, § 30.245, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 414, § 2.36, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 846, § 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1999.























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