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Immediately

List - 663 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 663 bills effective immediately.

In addition, the following bills have sections which became effective immediately, or which were to take effect immediately only if a specific appropriation was made:

  • HB 51
    Relating to measures to enhance and maintain the quality of state universities, including funding and incentives to support emerging public research universities, to the abolition of the higher education fund, to the institutional groupings under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's accountability system, to the independent status of Lamar Institute of Technology, to research conducted by public universities and other state entities, and to the authorization of revenue bonds for certain institutions of higher education.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature. Sections 10 and 11 take effect immediately, and Sections 14 and 16 take effect only if HJR 14 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 1030
    Relating to the protest or appeal of ad valorem tax matter.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 2 and 3 take effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 1362
    Relating to the pilot program for reporting of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except the change in law made by Section 81.0445(d), Health and Safety Code, takes effect September 1, 2009.
  • HB 1711
    Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to establish a comprehensive reentry and reintegration plan for offenders released or discharged from a correctional facility.
    This Act takes effect immediately, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature.
  • HB 1802
    Relating to mobile food units in certain municipalities.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 1831
    Relating to disaster preparedness and emergency management and to certain vehicles used in emergencies; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1.26(a) and Article 5 take effect immediately.
  • HB 2086
    Relating to the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and punishment for certain gang-related and other criminal offenses, including engaging in organized criminal activity, and to the consequences and costs of engaging in certain activities of a criminal street gang or certain other criminal activity; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 4, 5, and 6 take effect immediately.
  • HB 2347
    Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain peace officers enrolled in criminal justice or law enforcement course work and for certain educational aides.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1 and 3 take effect January 1, 2011.
  • HB 2447
    Relating to the abolition of the Board of Tax Professional Examiners and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 44 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 2555
    Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property acquired to provide low-income housing or used for charitable purposes.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2010
  • HB 2730
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and the Texas Private Security Board; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Articles 7, 9, 10, and 13 take effect immediately and Article 15 takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • HB 3613
    Relating to the determination of the market value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes on the basis of the property's value as a residence homestead and to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans and to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2010, but only if HJR 36 is approved by the voters; Section 1 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 3646
    Relating to public school finance and programs.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 48 takes effect September 1, 2011, and Section 87 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 3676
    Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 313.025(a-1), (h), and (i) and 313.0265, Tax Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 4409
    Relating to emergency preparation and management.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1 through 4, 30, and 50 take effect September 1, 2009.
  • HB 4583
    Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 11 takes effect September 1, 2009.
  • SB 575
    Relating to the time for dissolution of crime control and prevention districts and to certain taxes imposed by such districts or by fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services districts.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 2 and 3 take effect January 1, 2010.
  • SB 629
    Relating to the operation of certain institutions of higher education as general academic teaching institutions and to the statutory limitation imposed on certain university systems to issue revenue bonds to fund facilities at certain institutions of higher education.
    This Act takes effect immediately, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature.
  • SB 636
    Relating to the imposition of the franchise tax and local sales and use taxes, including the authority of a county or other local governmental entity to receive local sales tax information.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 3 takes effect January 1, 2010, and Sections 5 and 8 take effect immediately.
  • SB 726
    Relating to the creation of the Harrison County and Prairielands Groundwater Conservation Districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds and granting a limited power of eminent domain.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Chapter 8855, Special District Local Laws Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2009.
  • SB 833
    Relating to the accrual of vacation and sick leave for certain state employees during a military leave of absence and to the eligibility of military service members to hold state office.
    Section 1 of this Act takes effect immediately; Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2010, but only if HJR 127 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 862
    Relating to practices and professions regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 865
    Relating to child support enforcement and disbursement and to health care coverage for children in Title IV-D cases.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except the changes in law to Sections 154.182(b), 158.203, and 231.202, Family Code, take effect September 1, 2009, and the change in law to Section 157.268, Family Code, takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • SB 956
    Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.
    This Act takes effect immediately, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature.
  • SB 1247
    Relating to the imposition and use of the municipal hotel occupancy tax by certain eligible central municipalities.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 3 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 1373
    Relating to the operation and continuation of the law authorizing the issuance of oversize or overweight vehicle permits by certain port authorities.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Article 2 has no effect.

July 1, 2009

  • HB 1801
    Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for a limited period for certain backpacks and school supplies specified by the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.
  • HB 2276
    Relating to the use of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to clean and maintain beaches in certain municipalities.
  • SB 254
    Relating to the exemption of volunteer fire departments from certain motor fuel taxes.

August 31, 2009

  • HB 2055
    Relating to the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.
  • HB 1684
    Relating to the creation and administration of the rural veterinarian loan repayment program.
    This Act takes effect August 31, 2009, except Article 1 of this Act takes effect September 1, 2009, but only if the comptroller of public accounts publishes a determination that a specific appropriation has been made.
  • SB 526
    Relating to grants for federally qualified health centers.
    This Act takes effect August 31, 2009, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature.

September 1, 2009

List - 641 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 641 bills effective September 1, 2009.

In addition, the following bills have sections which became effective on September 1, 2009, or which were to take effect on September 1, 2009 only if a specific appropriation was made:

  • HB 51
    Relating to measures to enhance and maintain the quality of state universities, including funding and incentives to support emerging public research universities, to the abolition of the higher education fund, to the institutional groupings under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's accountability system, to the independent status of Lamar Institute of Technology, to research conducted by public universities and other state entities, and to the authorization of revenue bonds for certain institutions of higher education.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature. Sections 10 and 11 take effect immediately, and Sections 14 and 16 take effect only if HJR 14 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 118
    Relating to the grounds for removal of a member of the board of directors of the Lynn County Hospital District.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1 has no effect.
  • HB 216
    Relating to the regulation of certain boarding home facilities and assisted living facilities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 254.004 through 254.008, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, and Section 4 of this Act take effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 407
    Relating to participation and credit in, contributions to, benefits from, and administration of the Texas County and District Retirement System.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2010, except Sections 3, 22, 32, and 37 take effect September 1, 2009.
  • HB 448
    Relating to requiring the Department of State Health Services to implement a provider choice system for certain vaccines.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 449
    Relating to the regulation of laser hair removal facilities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 401.504, 401.510, 401.517, 401.521, and 401.522, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, and Section 483.041(c), Health and Safety Code, as amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 461
    Relating to the regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 403.101 and Subchapters E and F, Chapter 403, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 1310
    Relating to the use of a tanning facility device by a minor.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 1357
    Relating to the regulation of freestanding emergency medical care facilities; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 254.201, 254.202, 254.203, 254.205, and 254.206, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, and Sections 843.002, 1271.155, 1301.001, and 1301.155, Insurance Code, as amended by this Act, take effect March 1, 2010, and Section 254.204, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 1362
    Relating to the pilot program for reporting of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except the change in law made by Section 81.0445(d), Health and Safety Code, takes effect September 1, 2009.
  • HB 1684
    Relating to the creation and administration of the rural veterinarian loan repayment program.
    This Act takes effect August 31, 2009, except Article 1 of this Act takes effect September 1, 2009, but only if the comptroller of public accounts publishes a determination that a specific appropriation has been made.
  • HB 1831
    Relating to disaster preparedness and emergency management and to certain vehicles used in emergencies; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1.26(a) and Article 5 take effect immediately.
  • HB 1935
    Relating to the establishment of certain programs to support adult and postsecondary education and workforce development in high-demand occupations and green jobs.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature.
  • HB 1973
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of pool-related electrical maintenance.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1 takes effect March 1, 2010.
  • HB 2086
    Relating to the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and punishment for certain gang-related and other criminal offenses, including engaging in organized criminal activity, and to the consequences and costs of engaging in certain activities of a criminal street gang or certain other criminal activity; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 4, 5, and 6 take effect immediately.
  • HB 2127
    Relating to regulations regarding the sale of plastic bulk merchandise containers; providing a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1 has no effect.
  • HB 2128
    Relating to the enforcement of regulations regarding the sale of plastic bulk merchandise containers.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1 has no effect.
  • HB 2249
    Relating to the regulation of staff leasing services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 2 takes effect December 31, 2011.
  • HB 2310
    Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, including the power to issue emergency orders and temporary and emergency licenses.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 10 takes effect May 1, 2010.
  • HB 2447
    Relating to the abolition of the Board of Tax Professional Examiners and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 44 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 2553
    Relating to the registration and operation of certain motor vehicles.
    Sections 1 through 16 of this Act take effect September 1, 2009, and Sections 17 through 39 of this Act take effect September 1, 2011.
  • HB 2571
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of towing companies and vehicle storage facilities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 3, 5, and 6 take effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 2591
    Relating to the regulation of property tax consultants.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 3 takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 2730
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and the Texas Private Security Board; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Articles 7, 9, 10, and 13 take effect immediately and Article 15 takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • HB 2763
    Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing and buildings.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 5 takes effect December 31, 2009.
  • HB 2774
    Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of state financial regulatory agencies and the licensing and regulation of certain persons involved in residential mortgage lending; making an appropriation; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 5 takes effect April 1, 2010, and Sections 9 and 12 take effect January 1, 2011.
  • HB 2925
    Relating to protections provided by the Department of Agriculture for certain consumers; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 24 takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 3097
    Relating to the creation, organization, governance, duties, and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, including the transfer of certain duties to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and to the regulation of certain franchised motor vehicle dealers; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 2309.151, 2309.154, and 2309.251 through 2309.254, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 3646
    Relating to public school finance and programs.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 48 takes effect September 1, 2011, and Section 87 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 3661
    Relating to standards for installing fire hydrants in certain residential areas.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1 has no effect.
  • HB 3762
    Relating to regulation of prepaid funeral benefits.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 2, 3, and 7 take effect June 1, 2010.
  • HB 4341
    Relating to the regulation of discount health care programs by the Texas Department of Insurance; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 3 of this Act and Subchapter E, Chapter 562, Insurance Code, as added by this Act, take effect April 1, 2010.
  • HB 4409
    Relating to emergency preparation and management.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1 through 4, 30, and 50 take effect September 1, 2009.
  • HB 4583
    Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 11 takes effect September 1, 2009.
  • HB 4833
    Relating to the creation of district courts and statutory county courts and to the composition of juvenile boards in certain counties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 4 and 10 take effect October 1, 2009; Section 5 takes effect December 15, 2009; Section 6 takes effect September 1, 2010; Section 7 takes effect November 1, 2010; Sections 2 and 15 take effect January 1, 2011, excluding Section 15(c), which takes effect September 1, 2009; and Section 12 takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 68
    Relating to licensing and inspection requirements of the Department of Family and Protective Services for certain facilities and homes providing child care; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except the change in law requiring specified programs to be licensed under Chapter 42, Human Resources Code, takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • SB 78
    Relating to promoting awareness and education about the purchase and availability of health coverage.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature.
  • SB 187
    Relating to a Medicaid buy-in program for certain children with disabilities.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature.
  • SB 408
    Relating to jurisdiction, venue, and appeals in certain matters, including the jurisdiction of and appeals from certain courts and administrative decisions and the appointment of counsel in certain appeals.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 13 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 636
    Relating to the imposition of the franchise tax and local sales and use taxes, including the authority of a county or other local governmental entity to receive local sales tax information.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 3 takes effect January 1, 2010, and Sections 5 and 8 take effect immediately.
  • SB 702
    Relating to the regulation of the towing and storage of vehicles.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 1, 4, and 8 take effect June 1, 2010.
  • SB 726
    Relating to the creation of the Harrison County and Prairielands Groundwater Conservation Districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds and granting a limited power of eminent domain.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Chapter 8855, Special District Local Laws Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2009.
  • SB 778
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of identity recovery service contract providers and the inclusion of identity recovery service agreements in certain service contracts, retail installment contracts, and vehicle protection products; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1306.051 and Subchapter D, Chapter 1306, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2010.
  • SB 865
    Relating to child support enforcement and disbursement and to health care coverage for children in Title IV-D cases.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except the changes in law to Sections 154.182(b), 158.203, and 231.202, Family Code, take effect September 1, 2009, and the change in law to Section 157.268, Family Code, takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • SB 911
    Relating to the certification and regulation of pain management clinics.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 167.101, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • SB 1011
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 15, 25, and 26 take effect January 1, 2010.
  • SB 1095
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of used automotive parts recyclers; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 2309.151, 2309.154, and 2309.251 through 2309.254, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2010.
  • SB 1182
    Relating to public information and open government.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • SB 1247
    Relating to the imposition and use of the municipal hotel occupancy tax by certain eligible central municipalities.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 3 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 1410
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of plumbers and multipurpose residential fire protection sprinkler specialists; prohibiting municipal regulations requiring the installation of fire protection sprinkler systems in certain residences.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1301.3565(a), Occupations Code, as added by this Act, takes effect June 1, 2010.
  • SB1969
    Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, to conforming codifications enacted by the 80th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature, and to the repeal of certain unconstitutional laws.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 7.006 takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • SB 1982
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of pool-related electrical maintenance.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1 takes effect March 1, 2010.
  • SB 2043
    Relating to the closure or modification of certain man-made passes between the Gulf of Mexico and inland bays by the commissioner of the General Land Office.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature.
  • SB 2080
    Relating to treating and reducing child abuse and neglect and improving child welfare, including providing assistance for adoptive parents and foster care providers.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 162.3041 and 264.101, Family Code, as amended by this Act, and Section 264.855, Family Code, as added by this Act, take effect October 1, 2010; Section 7 takes effect only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the section is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature.

October 1, 2009

  • HB 1474
    Relating to the operation and regulation of charitable bingo and the use of bingo proceeds.
  • HB 4833
    Relating to the creation of district courts and statutory county courts and to the composition of juvenile boards in certain counties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 4 and 10 take effect October 1, 2009; Section 5 takes effect December 15, 2009; Section 6 takes effect September 1, 2010; Section 7 takes effect November 1, 2010; Sections 2 and 15 take effect January 1, 2011, excluding Section 15(c), which takes effect September 1, 2009; and Section 12 takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 1628
    Relating to the pension retirement system in certain municipalities for firefighters and police.
  • SB 2229
    Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Bosque County and the composition of the Bosque, Comanche, and Hamilton Counties juvenile board.

Date of official canvass showing adoption of constitutional amendment:

  • HB 51
    Relating to measures to enhance and maintain the quality of state universities, including funding and incentives to support emerging public research universities, to the abolition of the higher education fund, to the institutional groupings under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's accountability system, to the independent status of Lamar Institute of Technology, to research conducted by public universities and other state entities, and to the authorization of revenue bonds for certain institutions of higher education.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature. Sections 10 and 11 take effect immediately, and Sections 14 and 16 take effect only if HJR 14 is approved by the voters.

December 1, 2009

  • HB 4540
    Relating to disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund.
    This Act takes effect December 1, 2009, but only if HJR 142 is approved by the voters.

December 15, 2009

  • HB 4833
    Relating to the creation of district courts and statutory county courts and to the composition of juvenile boards in certain counties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 4 and 10 take effect October 1, 2009; Section 5 takes effect December 15, 2009; Section 6 takes effect September 1, 2010; Section 7 takes effect November 1, 2010; Sections 2 and 15 take effect January 1, 2011, excluding Section 15(c), which takes effect September 1, 2009; and Section 12 takes effect September 1, 2011.

December 31, 2009

  • HB 2763
    Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing and buildings.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 5 takes effect December 31, 2009.

January 1, 2010

List - 27 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 27 bills effective on January 1, 2010.

The following bills have sections which go into effect on January 1, 2010:

  • HB 407
    Relating to participation and credit in, contributions to, benefits from, and administration of the Texas County and District Retirement System.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2010, except Sections 3, 22, 32, and 37 take effect September 1, 2009.
  • HB 1030
    Relating to the protest or appeal of ad valorem tax matter.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 2 and 3 take effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 1310
    Relating to the use of a tanning facility device by a minor.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 1802
    Relating to mobile food units in certain municipalities.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 2555
    Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property acquired to provide low-income housing or used for charitable purposes.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 2591
    Relating to the regulation of property tax consultants.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 3 takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 2925
    Relating to protections provided by the Department of Agriculture for certain consumers; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 24 takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 3676
    Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 313.025(a-1), (h), and (i) and 313.0265, Tax Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2010.
  • HB 4765
    Relating to the computation of the franchise tax.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2010, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2010, and Sections 2 and 3 take effect January 1, 2012, only if the changes to Tax Code, Section 155.0211, contained in HB 2154 result in an attributable increase in tax revenue during the state fiscal biennium beginning September 1, 2009. Otherwise, Section 1 has no effect, and Sections 2 and 3 take effect January 1, 2010.
  • SB 575
    Relating to the time for dissolution of crime control and prevention districts and to certain taxes imposed by such districts or by fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services districts.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 2 and 3 take effect January 1, 2010.
  • SB 636
    Relating to the imposition of the franchise tax and local sales and use taxes, including the authority of a county or other local governmental entity to receive local sales tax information.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 3 takes effect January 1, 2010, and Sections 5 and 8 take effect immediately.
  • SB 778
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of identity recovery service contract providers and the inclusion of identity recovery service agreements in certain service contracts, retail installment contracts, and vehicle protection products; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1306.051 and Subchapter D, Chapter 1306, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2010.
  • SB 865
    Relating to child support enforcement and disbursement and to health care coverage for children in Title IV-D cases.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except the changes in law to Sections 154.182(b), 158.203, and 231.202, Family Code, take effect September 1, 2009, and the change in law to Section 157.268, Family Code, takes effect January 1, 2010.
  • SB 1011
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 15, 25, and 26 take effect January 1, 2010.

The following bills have sections which go into effect on January 1, 2010, only if a constitutional amendment is approved:

  • HB 2529
    Relating to the terms of office of commissioners of certain emergency services districts.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2010, but only if HJR 85 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 3611
    Relating to the consolidation of appraisal review boards.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2010, but only if HJR 36 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 3613
    Relating to the determination of the market value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes on the basis of the property's value as a residence homestead and to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans and to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2010, but only if HJR 36 is approved by the voters; Section 1 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 833
    Relating to the accrual of vacation and sick leave for certain state employees during a military leave of absence and to the eligibility of military service members to hold state office.
    Section 1 of this Act takes effect immediately; Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2010, but only if HJR 127 is approved by the voters.

January 15, 2010

  • HB 2685
    Relating to the landowner's bill of rights.

March 1, 2010

  • HB 1357
    Relating to the regulation of freestanding emergency medical care facilities; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 254.201, 254.202, 254.203, 254.205, and 254.206, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, and Sections 843.002, 1271.155, 1301.001, and 1301.155, Insurance Code, as amended by this Act, take effect March 1, 2010, and Section 254.204, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 1973
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of pool-related electrical maintenance.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1 takes effect March 1, 2010.
  • SB 1317
    Relating to education and examination requirements for the issuance of a driver's license to certain persons.
  • SB 1982
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of pool-related electrical maintenance.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1 takes effect March 1, 2010.

April 1, 2010

  • HB 2774
    Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of state financial regulatory agencies and the licensing and regulation of certain persons involved in residential mortgage lending; making an appropriation; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 5 takes effect April 1, 2010, and Sections 9 and 12 take effect January 1, 2011.
  • HB 2779
    Relating to the regulation of certain mortgage banker employees who are residential mortgage loan originators; providing penalties.
  • HB 4341
    Relating to the regulation of discount health care programs by the Texas Department of Insurance; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 3 of this Act and Subchapter E, Chapter 562, Insurance Code, as added by this Act, take effect April 1, 2010.

May 1, 2010

  • HB 2310
    ing to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, including the power to issue emergency orders and temporary and emergency licenses.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 10 takes effect May 1, 2010.

June 1, 2010

  • HB 3762
    Relating to regulation of prepaid funeral benefits.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 2, 3, and 7 take effect June 1, 2010.
  • SB 702
    Relating to the regulation of the towing and storage of vehicles.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 1, 4, and 8 take effect June 1, 2010.
  • SB 876
    Relating to the performance of annual soil tests for certain concentrated animal feeding operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
  • SB 1410
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of plumbers and multipurpose residential fire protection sprinkler specialists; prohibiting municipal regulations requiring the installation of fire protection sprinkler systems in certain residences.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 1301.3565(a), Occupations Code, as added by this Act, takes effect June 1, 2010.

September 1, 2010

  • HB 216
    Relating to the regulation of certain boarding home facilities and assisted living facilities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 254.004 through 254.008, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, and Section 4 of this Act take effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 448
    Relating to requiring the Department of State Health Services to implement a provider choice system for certain vaccines.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 449
    Relating to the regulation of laser hair removal facilities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 401.504, 401.510, 401.517, 401.521, and 401.522, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, and Section 483.041(c), Health and Safety Code, as amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 461
    Relating to the regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 403.101 and Subchapters E and F, Chapter 403, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 1357
    Relating to the regulation of freestanding emergency medical care facilities; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 254.201, 254.202, 254.203, 254.205, and 254.206, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, and Sections 843.002, 1271.155, 1301.001, and 1301.155, Insurance Code, as amended by this Act, take effect March 1, 2010, and Section 254.204, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 2571
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of towing companies and vehicle storage facilities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 3, 5, and 6 take effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 3097
    Relating to the creation, organization, governance, duties, and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, including the transfer of certain duties to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and to the regulation of certain franchised motor vehicle dealers; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 2309.151, 2309.154, and 2309.251 through 2309.254, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2010.
  • HB 4465
    Relating to "Welcome to Texas" signs on highways entering Texas and to the placement of Texas flags at international ports-of-entry.
  • HB 4833
    Relating to the creation of district courts and statutory county courts and to the composition of juvenile boards in certain counties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 4 and 10 take effect October 1, 2009; Section 5 takes effect December 15, 2009; Section 6 takes effect September 1, 2010; Section 7 takes effect November 1, 2010; Sections 2 and 15 take effect January 1, 2011, excluding Section 15(c), which takes effect September 1, 2009; and Section 12 takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 68
    Relating to licensing and inspection requirements of the Department of Family and Protective Services for certain facilities and homes providing child care; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except the change in law requiring specified programs to be licensed under Chapter 42, Human Resources Code, takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • SB 671
    Relating to information requested by a member, committee, or agency of the legislature under the public information law.
  • SB 911
    Relating to the certification and regulation of pain management clinics.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 167.101, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • SB 1095
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of used automotive parts recyclers; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 2309.151, 2309.154, and 2309.251 through 2309.254, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2010.
  • SB 1182
    Relating to public information and open government.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2010.
  • SB 1969
    Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, to conforming codifications enacted by the 80th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature, and to the repeal of certain unconstitutional laws.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 7.006 takes effect September 1, 2010.

October 1, 2010

  • SB 2080
    Relating to treating and reducing child abuse and neglect and improving child welfare, including providing assistance for adoptive parents and foster care providers.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 162.3041 and 264.101, Family Code, as amended by this Act, and Section 264.855, Family Code, as added by this Act, take effect October 1, 2010; Section 7 takes effect only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the section is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature.

November 1, 2010

  • HB 4833
    Relating to the creation of district courts and statutory county courts and to the composition of juvenile boards in certain counties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 4 and 10 take effect October 1, 2009; Section 5 takes effect December 15, 2009; Section 6 takes effect September 1, 2010; Section 7 takes effect November 1, 2010; Sections 2 and 15 take effect January 1, 2011, excluding Section 15(c), which takes effect September 1, 2009; and Section 12 takes effect September 1, 2011.

December 31, 2010

  • HB 715
    Relating to motor vehicle inspection stations that perform emissions inspections using only the onboard diagnostic system of inspected vehicles.

January 1, 2011

  • HB 2347
    Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain peace officers enrolled in criminal justice or law enforcement course work and for certain educational aides.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1 and 3 take effect January 1, 2011.
  • HB 2774
    Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of state financial regulatory agencies and the licensing and regulation of certain persons involved in residential mortgage lending; making an appropriation; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 5 takes effect April 1, 2010, and Sections 9 and 12 take effect January 1, 2011.
  • HB 4833
    Relating to the creation of district courts and statutory county courts and to the composition of juvenile boards in certain counties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 4 and 10 take effect October 1, 2009; Section 5 takes effect December 15, 2009; Section 6 takes effect September 1, 2010; Section 7 takes effect November 1, 2010; Sections 2 and 15 take effect January 1, 2011, excluding Section 15(c), which takes effect September 1, 2009; and Section 12 takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 873
    Relating to a requirement that certain appraisal districts provide for electronic filing of and electronic communications regarding a protest of appraised value by the owner of a residence homestead.

April 1, 2011

  • HB 2619
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments.
  • SB 1540
    Relating to a nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to railroads; including conforming amendments.

September 1, 2011

  • HB 2553
    Relating to the registration and operation of certain motor vehicles.
    Sections 1 through 16 of this Act take effect September 1, 2009, and Sections 17 through 39 of this Act take effect September 1, 2011.
  • HB 2730
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and the Texas Private Security Board; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Articles 7, 9, 10, and 13 take effect immediately and Article 15 takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • HB 3646
    Relating to public school finance and programs.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 48 takes effect September 1, 2011, and Section 87 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 4445
    Relating to the licensing and appointment of court interpreters.
  • HB 4793
    Relating to the creation of two additional county courts at law in Hidalgo County.
  • HB 4833
    Relating to the creation of district courts and statutory county courts and to the composition of juvenile boards in certain counties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Sections 4 and 10 take effect October 1, 2009; Section 5 takes effect December 15, 2009; Section 6 takes effect September 1, 2010; Section 7 takes effect November 1, 2010; Sections 2 and 15 take effect January 1, 2011, excluding Section 15(c), which takes effect September 1, 2009; and Section 12 takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 862
    Relating to practices and professions regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 2469
    Relating to the creation of two additional county courts at law in Hidalgo County.

December 31, 2011

  • HB 2249
    Relating to the regulation of staff leasing services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 2 takes effect December 31, 2011.

January 1, 2012

  • HB 4765
    Relating to the computation of the franchise tax.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2010, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2010, and Sections 2 and 3 take effect January 1, 2012, only if the changes to Tax Code, Section 155.0211, contained in HB 2154 result in an attributable increase in tax revenue during the state fiscal biennium beginning September 1, 2009. Otherwise, Section 1 has no effect, and Sections 2 and 3 take effect January 1, 2010.

January 1, 2014

  • HB 2502
    Relating to the adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of provisions of the Texas Probate Code relating to decedents' estates and the redesignation of certain other provisions of the Texas Probate Code, including conforming amendments and repeals.
  • SB 408
    Relating to jurisdiction, venue, and appeals in certain matters, including the jurisdiction of and appeals from certain courts and administrative decisions and the appointment of counsel in certain appeals.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, except Section 13 takes effect January 1, 2014.

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