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Immediately

List - 670 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 670 bills effective immediately.

In addition, the following 29 bills have sections which became effective immediately:

  • HB 3
    Relating to the management of the water resources of the state, including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows, and to the management of groundwater in the area regulated by the Edwards Aquifer Authority and to the operations and oversight of the authority.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Article 2 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 4
    Relating to water conservation.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 10 takes effect September 1, 2009.
  • HB 12
    Relating to parks, wildlife, hunting, and historic sites; the funding, powers, and duties of the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Parks and Wildlife Commission, and the Texas Historical Commission; and standards for certain state law enforcement officers; providing a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 20, 40, and 42 take effect September 1, 2007. Subchapter V, Chapter 43, Parks and Wildlife Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 43.851(d) and 43.856, Parks and Wildlife Code, as added by this Act, take effect April 1, 2008.
  • HB 391
    Relating to the estates of decedents.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Article 8 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 539
    Relating to the regulation of fireworks and fireworks displays.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect January 2, 2008.
  • HB 1170
    Relating to the regulation and limitation of liability of persons engaged in certain liquefied petroleum gas-related activities, including requirements concerning consumer safety notification.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 1287
    Relating to public school elective courses providing academic study of the Bible.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except the provisions of this Act pertaining to a school district do not take effect until the 2009-2010 school year.
  • HB 1390
    Relating to a firefighters' relief and retirement fund in certain municipalities.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 6 takes effect October 1, 2007.
  • HB 1470
    Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act, including the continuation of that Act and tax credits claimed under that Act, and to the duties of the comptroller of public accounts and the Texas Education Agency under that Act.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect December 31, 2007.
  • HB 2034
    Relating to sex offender treatment and civil commitment.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 7 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 2237
    Relating to grants and programs for dropout prevention, high school success, and college and workforce readiness in public schools.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 5 and 16 take effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 2458
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of structural pest control by the Department of Agriculture and the abolition of the Texas Structural Pest Control Board.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 3.02 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 2543
    Relating to the continuation and operation of the Texas Animal Health Commission; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2008, and Section 18 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 2702
    Relating to tuition and fee exemptions and health benefits coverage subsidies for certain adopted children.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 2994
    Relating to certain agreements made with electric power generation facilities under the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act and to similar agreements and compliance reports under the Texas Economic Development Act.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 4 takes effect January 1, 2008.
  • HB 3314
    Relating to imposition, administration, collection, and enforcement of state taxes; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 11 through 18 take effect July 1, 2007, and Section 19 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 3319
    Relating to the sales and use tax.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 6 takes effect July 1, 2007, and Sections 7 and 8 take effect immediately.
  • HB 3554
    Relating to the program for the regulation and remediation of underground and aboveground storage tanks.
    This Act takes effect in 90 days, except Section 26.3573(r-1), Water Code, as amended by this Act, takes effect immediately.
  • HB 3928
    Relating to technical changes to the revised franchise tax.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, except Section 35 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 4069
    Relating to the creation of specific water control and improvement districts and municipal utility districts; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Article 5 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 4109
    Relating to the administration, powers, including taxing powers and the authority to issue bonds, boundaries, operations, financing, and dissolution of the Town Center Improvement District of Montgomery County, Texas.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Article 2 takes effect only if approved by a majority of voters in an initial confirmation election. If approved, Article 2 takes effect on the date the results of the election are officially declared.
  • SB 3
    Relating to the development, management, and preservation of the water resources of the state; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 2.27 takes effect September 1, 2009, and Articles 4, 9, 10, and 12 take effect immediately.
  • SB 10
    Relating to the operation and financing of the medical assistance program and other programs to provide health care benefits and services to persons in this state; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 30 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 11
    Relating to homeland security and protection of the public, including protections against human trafficking; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Article 1 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 12
    Relating to programs for the enhancement of air quality, including energy efficiency standards in state purchasing and energy consumption; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Article 5 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • SB 24
    Relating to certain health care services provided through telemedicine or telehealth under the state Medicaid program.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • SB 377
    Relating to the electronic payment of certain taxes and the electronic filing of certain reports.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2008.
  • SB 792
    Relating to the authority of certain counties and other entities with respect to certain transportation projects and to comprehensive development agreements with regard to such projects; authorizing the issuance of bonds; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Subsection (d-1), Section 366.185, Transportation Code, as added by Section 9.07, and Section 10.03(a) take effect only if House Bill 1886, Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007, is enacted and becomes law.
  • SB 1879
    Relating to the regulation of controlled substances; providing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 9 takes effect immediately, and the changes in law made by this Act in amending Subsection (k), Section 481.074, and Section 481.076, Health and Safety Code, and in adding Subsection (q), Section 481.074, Health and Safety Code, take effect September 1, 2008. The change in law made by this Act in amending Subsections (b) and (k), Section 481.074, Health and Safety Code, takes effect only after certain specified conditions are met.

June 2007

  • HB 1590
    Relating to lapse rates in the computation of reserves for certain life insurance contracts.
    Section 2 of the bill gives an effective date of June 1, 2007, however, the bill was not signed by the Governor until June 15, 2007.
  • HB 1977(except Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 14 )
    Relating to the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool.
    This Act takes effect June 30, 2007, except Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 14 take effect January 1, 2008.

July 1, 2007

  • HB 373
    Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax on certain sales made by individuals.
  • HB 3314 (sections 11-18)
    Relating to imposition, administration, collection, and enforcement of state taxes; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 11 through 18 take effect July 1, 2007, and Section 19 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 3319 (section 6)
    Relating to the sales and use tax.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 6 takes effect July 1, 2007, and Sections 7 and 8 take effect immediately.
  • SB 1617
    Relating to the collection of motor vehicle sales taxes on seller-financed sales by dealers and the registration of finance companies related to those dealers.

August 27, 2007

  • HB 3554
    Relating to the program for the regulation and remediation of underground and aboveground storage tanks.
    This Act takes effect in 90 days, except Section 26.3573(r-1), Water Code, as amended by this Act, takes effect immediately.

August 29, 2007

  • HB 3266
    Relating to fees for certain commercial licenses issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
  • SB1829
    Relating to fees for certain commercial licenses issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

September 1, 2007

List - 654 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 654 bills effective September 1, 2007.

In addition, 42 bills have sections which become effective on September 1, 2007:

  • HB 3
    Relating to the management of the water resources of the state, including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows, and to the management of groundwater in the area regulated by the Edwards Aquifer Authority and to the operations and oversight of the authority.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Article 2 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 12
    Relating to parks, wildlife, hunting, and historic sites; the funding, powers, and duties of the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Parks and Wildlife Commission, and the Texas Historical Commission; and standards for certain state law enforcement officers; providing a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 20, 40, and 42 take effect September 1, 2007. Subchapter V, Chapter 43, Parks and Wildlife Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 43.851(d) and 43.856, Parks and Wildlife Code, as added by this Act, take effect April 1, 2008.
  • HB 264
    Relating to the procedure for rendering certain property for ad valorem taxation if the information contained in the most recently filed rendition statement continues to be accurate.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2008.
  • HB 391
    Relating to the estates of decedents.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Article 8 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 463
    Relating to the regulation of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting; providing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 1302.501 and 1302.503, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect June 30, 2008.
  • HB 473
    Relating to benefits provided under the workers' compensation system, including fee guidelines for medical benefits and payment of benefits under interlocutory orders.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 413.011(d-4), Labor Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2011.
  • HB 828
    Relating to the computation of certain amounts under the Foundation School Program.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 1010
    Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property located in more than one appraisal district and to the boundaries of an appraisal district.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, except Sections 6 and 7 take effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 1170
    Relating to the regulation and limitation of liability of persons engaged in certain liquefied petroleum gas-related activities, including requirements concerning consumer safety notification.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 1244
    Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 take effect January 1, 2008.
  • HB 1521
    Relating to the prohibition of signs on certain roads.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 391.252(a)(19), Transportation Code, as added by this Act takes effect on the 91st day after the Texas Department of Transportation receives notification from all appropriate county clerks as provided in this Act.
  • HB 1587
    Relating to participation and credit in, contributions to, and benefits and administration of the Texas County and District Retirement System.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, except Sections 62, 86, and 97 take effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 2034
    Relating to sex offender treatment and civil commitment.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 7 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 2094
    Relating to the regulation of the towing and storage of vehicles.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 2308.504, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, and Subchapters C and D, Chapter 2308, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2008.
  • HB 2237
    Relating to grants and programs for dropout prevention, high school success, and college and workforce readiness in public schools.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 5 and 16 take effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 2458
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of structural pest control by the Department of Agriculture and the abolition of the Texas Structural Pest Control Board.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 3.02 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 2543
    Relating to the continuation and operation of the Texas Animal Health Commission; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2008, and Section 18 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 2636
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to the Texas Department of Insurance, the business of insurance, and certain related businesses, to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in the codified Insurance Code, and to conforming the provisions of that code that were codified by the 79th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature, including conforming amendments, repeals, and penalties.
    Articles 1 and 2 take effect April 1, 2009, and Article 3 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 2702
    Relating to tuition and fee exemptions and health benefits coverage subsidies for certain adopted children.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 2982
    Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of oil or gas interests.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 3314
    Relating to imposition, administration, collection, and enforcement of state taxes; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 11 through 18 take effect July 1, 2007, and Section 19 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 3319
    Relating to the sales and use tax.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 6 takes effect July 1, 2007, and Sections 7 and 8 take effect immediately.
  • HB 3355
    Relating to the board of trustees, benefits, and contributions of certain fire and police pension funds.
    Article 1 takes effect September 1, 2007, contingent upon conditions described in Section 1.07, and Article 2 takes effect September 1, 2009, contingent upon conditions described in Section 2.07.
  • HB 3692
    Relating to the denial or revocation of bail for a person who violates certain court orders or conditions of bond related to victim or community safety and to the performance of community service by certain persons charged with certain alcohol-related offenses.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, but only if HJR 6 is approved by the voters; Section 5 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 3732
    Relating to the implementation of advanced clean energy projects and other environmentally protective projects in this state.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 447.013(j), Government Code, as added by this Act, takes effect only if the constitution amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide and guarantee loans to encourage clean energy projects is approved by the voters.
  • HB 4069
    Relating to the creation of specific water control and improvement districts and municipal utility districts; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Article 5 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 3
    Relating to the development, management, and preservation of the water resources of the state; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 2.27 takes effect September 1, 2009, and Articles 4, 9, 10, and 12 take effect immediately.
  • SB 10
    Relating to the operation and financing of the medical assistance program and other programs to provide health care benefits and services to persons in this state; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 30 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 11
    Relating to homeland security and protection of the public, including protections against human trafficking; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Article 1 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 12
    Relating to programs for the enhancement of air quality, including energy efficiency standards in state purchasing and energy consumption; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Article 5 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • SB 22
    Relating to long-term care insurance and a partnership for long-term care program and to the eligibility for certain home and community-based services.
    This Act takes effect March 1, 2008, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • SB 24
    Relating to certain health care services provided through telemedicine or telehealth under the state Medicaid program.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • SB 131
    Relating to the creation of nursing home family councils
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 1, 2, and 3 take effect September 1, 2008.
  • SB 155
    Relating to the regulation of chemical dependency counselors.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 504.1521 and 504.2025, Occupations Code, as added or as amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2008.
  • SB 962
    Relating to funding under the instructional facilities allotment and to payment of existing debt for school districts affected by troop reassignments at military installations.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2012.
  • SB 1222
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of residential appliance installers and residential appliance installation contractors.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 4 takes effect March 1, 2008.
  • SB 1332
    Relating to the establishment of debt management policies and guidelines by the Bond Review Board, including the approval by the board of certain interest rate management agreements, and to other matters affecting public finance.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 1371.154 and 1371.155, Government Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2008.
  • SB 1436
    Relating to the transfer of responsibility for the National Flood Insurance Program from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Texas Water Development Board and the administration and funding of the program and to the creation of a center to study elevation and related data; providing for the imposition of penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, but only if before that date the 80th Legislature appropriates at least $6.1 million to the Texas Water Development Board for the state fiscal biennium beginning September 1, 2007, specifically for the purpose of administering the National Flood Insurance Program. If not appropriated, this Act has no effect.
  • SB 1562
    Relating to treatment of certain animals and training for animal control officers; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 829.002 and 829.009, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, take effect July 1, 2008.
  • SB 1640(sections 1-5)
    Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to the exemption from fees and tuition of certain persons at institutions of higher education; authorizing the issuance of bonds.
    Sections 1 through 5 take effect on the date SJR 57 is approved by the voters. If not approved, Sections 1 through 5 have no effect. Section 6 takes effect September 1, 2007, and Section 7 applies beginning with the 2007 fall semester.
  • SB 1879
    Relating to the regulation of controlled substances; providing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 9 takes effect immediately, and the changes in law made by this Act in amending Subsection (k), Section 481.074, and Section 481.076, Health and Safety Code, and in adding Subsection (q), Section 481.074, Health and Safety Code, take effect September 1, 2008. The change in law made by this Act in amending Subsections (b) and (k), Section 481.074, Health and Safety Code, takes effect only after certain specified conditions are met.
  • SB 1951
    Relating to the creation, operation, and officers of certain courts and juvenile boards.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 13 takes effect October 1, 2007.

October 1, 2007

  • HB 1390 (section 6)
    Relating to a firefighters' relief and retirement fund in certain municipalities.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 6 takes effect October 1, 2007.
  • HB 2751
    Relating to the administration of a retirement health care plan for firefighters and police officers in certain municipalities.
  • HB 2752
    Relating to the pension retirement system in certain municipalities for firefighters and police.
  • HB 2967
    Relating to a performance bond required of a statutory probate court judge.
  • HB 3430
    Relating to the availability of information about state expenditures and rules, including the creation of a state database containing information on state expenditures, and to certain comptroller reports, and to certain amounts received by institutions of higher education.
  • HB 3992
    Relating to the county courts at law in Parker County.
  • HB 3993
    Relating to the compensation of the members of the juvenile board of Parker County.
  • SB 600
    Relating to compensation paid to statutory county court judges and certain court-related fees.
  • SB1951 (section 13)
    Relating to the creation, operation, and officers of certain courts and juvenile boards.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 13 takes effect October 1, 2007.
  • SB 2016
    Relating to the compensation paid to a statutory county court judge in Gregg County.

Date of official canvass showing adoption of constitutional amendment:

  • HB 5
    Relating to providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the school district's tax rate and protecting a school district against any resulting loss in local revenue.
    Effective upon the adoption of SJR 13.
  • HB 14
    Relating to reorganizing certain state institutions that provide financing for cancer research, including creating the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, and information about certain cancer treatments; granting authority to issue bonds.
    Effective upon the adoption of HJR 90.
  • HB 1022
    Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of a motor vehicle owned by an individual and used in the course of the owner's occupation or profession and also for personal activities of the owner and to the rendition of such vehicles.
    Effective upon the adoption of HJR 54.
  • SB 1640
    Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to the exemption from fees and tuition of certain persons at institutions of higher education; authorizing the issuance of bonds.
    Sections 1 through 5 take effect on the date SJR 57 is approved by the voters. If not approved, Sections 1 through 5 have no effect. Section 6 takes effect September 1, 2007, and Section 7 applies beginning with the 2007 fall semester.
  • SB 2033
    Relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds by the Texas Public Finance Authority for certain maintenance, improvement, repair, and construction projects and for the purchase of needed equipment.
    Effective upon the adoption of SJR 65.

December 31, 2007

HB 1470(section 2)
Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act, including the continuation of that Act and tax credits claimed under that Act, and to the duties of the comptroller of public accounts and the Texas Education Agency under that Act.
This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect December 31, 2007.

January 1, 2008

List - 22 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 22 bills effective on January 1, 2008.

The following bills have sections which go into effect on January 1, 2008:

  • HB 264
    Relating to the procedure for rendering certain property for ad valorem taxation if the information contained in the most recently filed rendition statement continues to be accurate.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2008.
  • HB 1010
    Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property located in more than one appraisal district and to the boundaries of an appraisal district
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, except Sections 6 and 7 take effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 1244
    Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 take effect January 1, 2008.
  • HB 1587
    Relating to participation and credit in, contributions to, and benefits and administration of the Texas County and District Retirement System.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, except Sections 62, 86, and 97 take effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 1977
    Relating to the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool.
    This Act takes effect June 30, 2007, except Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 14 take effect January 1, 2008.
  • HB 2543
    Relating to the continuation and operation of the Texas Animal Health Commission; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2008, and Section 18 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 2982
    Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of oil or gas interests.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 2994
    Relating to certain agreements made with electric power generation facilities under the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act and to similar agreements and compliance reports under the Texas Economic Development Act.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 4 takes effect January 1, 2008.
  • HB 3928
    Relating to technical changes to the revised franchise tax.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, except Section 35 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 1332
    Relating to the establishment of debt management policies and guidelines by the Bond Review Board, including the approval by the board of certain interest rate management agreements, and to other matters affecting public finance.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 1371.154 and 1371.155, Government Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2008.

The following bills have sections which go into effect on January 1, 2008, only if a constitutional amendment is approved:

  • HB 438
    Relating to the limitation on the maximum percentage increase in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, but only if HJR 40 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 3692
    Relating to the denial or revocation of bail for a person who violates certain court orders or conditions of bond related to victim or community safety and to the performance of community service by certain persons charged with certain alcohol-related offenses.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2008, but only if HJR 6 is approved by the voters; Section 5 takes effect September 1, 2007

January 2, 2008

  • HB 539 (section 1)
    Relating to the regulation of fireworks and fireworks displays.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect January 2, 2008.

February 1, 2008

  • HB 1495
    Relating to a bill of rights for property owners whose property may be acquired by governmental or private entities through the use of eminent domain authority.

March 1, 2008

  • SB 22 (except section 1)
    Relating to long-term care insurance and a partnership for long-term care program and to the eligibility for certain home and community-based services.
    This Act takes effect March 1, 2008, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • SB 29
    Relating to the creation of a minimum data set for the collection of information on health professionals by the statewide health coordinating council.
  • SB 1222 (section 4)
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of residential appliance installers and residential appliance installation contractors.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 4 takes effect March 1, 2008.

April 1, 2008

  • HB 12 (parts of section 41)
    Relating to parks, wildlife, hunting, and historic sites; the funding, powers, and duties of the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Parks and Wildlife Commission, and the Texas Historical Commission; and standards for certain state law enforcement officers; providing a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 20, 40, and 42 take effect September 1, 2007. Subchapter V, Chapter 43, Parks and Wildlife Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 43.851(d) and 43.856, Parks and Wildlife Code, as added by this Act, take effect April 1, 2008.

June 30, 2008

  • HB 463 (parts of section 6)
    Relating to the regulation of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting; providing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 1302.501 and 1302.503, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect June 30, 2008.

July 1, 2008

  • SB 1562 (parts of section 1)
    Relating to treatment of certain animals and training for animal control officers; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 829.002 and 829.009, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, take effect July 1, 2008.

September 1, 2008

  • HB 733
    Relating to the sale of certain used trucks; providing penalties.
  • HB 735
    Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund.
  • HB 2094 (parts of section 1.12)
    Relating to the regulation of the towing and storage of vehicles.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 2308.504, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, and Subchapters C and D, Chapter 2308, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2008.
  • HB 2685
    Relating to certain requirements for issuance of a marriage license, including an optional premarital education course.
  • SB 131 (sections 1-3)
    Relating to the creation of nursing home family councils.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 1, 2, and 3 take effect September 1, 2008.
  • SB 155 (parts of sections 6 and 11)
    Relating to the regulation of chemical dependency counselors.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Sections 504.1521 and 504.2025, Occupations Code, as added or as amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2008.
  • SB 377 (section 2)
    Relating to the electronic payment of certain taxes and the electronic filing of certain reports.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2008.
  • SB 1879 (parts of sections 2 and 3)
    Relating to the regulation of controlled substances; providing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 9 takes effect immediately, and the changes in law made by this Act in amending Subsection (k), Section 481.074, and Section 481.076, Health and Safety Code, and in adding Subsection (q), Section 481.074, Health and Safety Code, take effect September 1, 2008. The change in law made by this Act in amending Subsections (b) and (k), Section 481.074, Health and Safety Code, takes effect only after certain specified conditions are met.

January 1, 2009

  • HB 1928
    Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain travel trailers.
  • HB 2935
    Relating to the regulation of cigarettes; providing a penalty.

January 20, 2009

  • HB 693
    Relating to the form of "Welcome to Texas" signs along certain highways.

April 1, 2009

  • HB 2278
    Relating to a nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to business and commerce; including conforming amendments.
  • HB 2636 (Articles 1 and 2)
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to the Texas Department of Insurance, the business of insurance, and certain related businesses, to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in the codified Insurance Code, and to conforming the provisions of that code that were codified by the 79th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature, including conforming amendments, repeals, and penalties.
    Articles 1 and 2 take effect April 1, 2009, and Article 3 takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 3166
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments.

2009-2010 school year

  • HB 1287 (provisions relating to school districts)
    Relating to public school elective courses providing academic study of the Bible.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except the provisions of this Act pertaining to a school district do not take effect until the 2009-2010 school year.

September 1, 2009

  • HB 4 (section 10)
    Relating to water conservation.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 10 takes effect September 1, 2009.
  • HB 3355 (article 2)
    Relating to the board of trustees, benefits, and contributions of certain fire and police pension funds.
    Article 1 takes effect September 1, 2007, contingent upon conditions described in Section 1.07, and Article 2 takes effect September 1, 2009, contingent upon conditions described in Section 2.07.
  • SB 3 (section 2.27)
    Relating to the development, management, and preservation of the water resources of the state; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 2.27 takes effect September 1, 2009, and Articles 4, 9, 10, and 12 take effect immediately.

September 1, 2010

  • HB 828 (section 2)
    Relating to the computation of certain amounts under the Foundation School Program.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2010.

January 1, 2011

  • HB 473 (part of section 2)
    Relating to benefits provided under the workers' compensation system, including fee guidelines for medical benefits and payment of benefits under interlocutory orders.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 413.011(d-4), Labor Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2011.
  • HB 4139
    Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Van Zandt County.

September 1, 2012

  • SB 962 (section 2)
    Relating to funding under the instructional facilities allotment and to payment of existing debt for school districts affected by troop reassignments at military installations.

Other dates

  • HB 1521 (part of section 1)
    Relating to the prohibition of signs on certain roads.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 391.252(a)(19), Transportation Code, as added by this Act takes effect on the 91st day after the Texas Department of Transportation receives notification from all appropriate county clerks as provided in this Act.
  • HB 4017
    Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 510; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
    This Act takes effect on the date on or after September 1, 2007, on which all of the territory described by Section 2 of this Act is annexed into the City of Baytown. If the annexation occurs before September 1, 2007, this Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
  • HB 4109 (Article 2)
    Relating to the administration, powers, including taxing powers and the authority to issue bonds, boundaries, operations, financing, and dissolution of the Town Center Improvement District of Montgomery County, Texas.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Article 2 takes effect only if approved by a majority of voters in an initial confirmation election. If approved, Article 2 takes effect on the date the results of the election are officially declared.
  • SB 1879 (part of section 1)
    Relating to the regulation of controlled substances; providing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2007, except Section 9 takes effect immediately, and the changes in law made by this Act in amending Subsection (k), Section 481.074, and Section 481.076, Health and Safety Code, and in adding Subsection (q), Section 481.074, Health and Safety Code, take effect September 1, 2008. The change in law made by this Act in amending Subsections (b) and (k), Section 481.074, Health and Safety Code, takes effect only after certain specified conditions are met.

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