820 New Laws Took Effect September 1
After a relatively mild session and signing period, new laws passed in the 86th Legislative Session began going into effect on September 1st.
820 new laws were enacted. Many of them have no direct impact on businesses, however, as community leaders, and community residents, we should be aware of what they are.
A few other key pieces of legislation include:
SB 21 Raises the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21.
SB 1264 Designed to prevent Texans from being hit with surprise medical bills when insurance companies and providers can't agree on payment.
HB 2048 Eliminates the driver responsibility program.
HB 1992 Attempts to curb telemarketers by prohibiting ID spoofing
See a full list of new laws here