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2014:  January   |   September
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Immediately

List - 607 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 607 bills effective immediately.

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

  • HB 411
    Relating to certain newborn and infant screening and follow-up services.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 33.0111 and 33.0112, Health and Safety Code, as amended by this Act, and Section 33.017(c-1), as added by this Act, take effect June 1, 2012.
  • HB 1112
    Relating to the authority and powers of regional mobility authorities.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 13 has no effect if the attorney general issues an opinion prohibiting a member of the governing body of a municipality from serving as a director of an authority.
  • HB 3708
    Relating to measures regarding high school completion and enrollment in higher education.
    Pursuant to Section 20, this Act takes effect immediately. However, pursuant to Section 19, this Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 10 takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • SB 5
    Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 9.01(a) takes effect September 1, 2011, and Section 9.01(b) takes effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 149
    Relating to rules adopted and reporting required under the school district college credit program.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2011, and Sections 3 and 4 take effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 341
    Relating to authorizing the dissolution of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Articles 3 and 4. If the proposition described in Articles 2 or 2A is approved by a majority of the voters or a majority of the voting districts, Article 3 does not take effect and Article 4 takes effect on the date the results are certified. If the proposition is not approved, Article 3 takes effect on the date the results are certified and Article 4 does not take effect.
  • SB 548
    Relating to the environmental review process for transportation projects.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 222.005, Transportation Code, as added by this Act, takes effect immediately.
  • SB 924
    Relating to the duties of certain utilities regarding energy efficiency reports and emergency notification systems.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 3 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 1198
    Relating to decedents' estates.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 37A(p), Texas Probate Code, as added by Article 1, takes effect immediately and Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 1420
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 31, 32, 101, the portion of Section 99 repealing Section 223.201(h), Transportation Code, and any sections providing transitional information relating to these sections, take effect immediately.
  • SB 1588
    Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, 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 16 takes effect on the later of August 31, 2011, or the date the Act creating or recreating the Civil Justice Data Repository fund takes effect, and Sections 12 and 17 take effect September 1, 2011.

July 1, 2011

  • HB 205
    Relating to the imposition by certain municipalities and municipal transit departments of the local sales and use tax in certain federal military installations.

August 29, 2011

  • HB 150
    Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
  • HB 600
    Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the State Board of Education.
  • SB 31
    Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas Senate.
  • SB 1361
    Relating to the audit report exemption for certain general and special law districts.

August 31, 2011

  • SB 1588
    Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, 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 16 takes effect on the later of August 31, 2011, or the date the Act creating or recreating the Civil Justice Data Repository fund takes effect, and Sections 12 and 17 take effect September 1, 2011.

September 1, 2011

List - 673 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 673 bills effective September 1, 2011.

In addition, the following bills have sections which became effective on September 1, 2011:

  • HB 252
    Relating to eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a person.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • HB 257
    Relating to certain unclaimed property that is presumed abandoned.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 6, 7, 8, and 10, take effect January 1, 2013.
  • HB 1009
    Relating to procedures for obtaining informed consent before certain postmortem examinations or autopsies.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 3 and 4 take effect January 1, 2012.
  • HB 1146
    Relating to the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 1104.101 and Subchapters E and F, Chapter 1104, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect March 1, 2012.
  • HB 1228
    Relating to payment and collection of assessments and other charges owed to a property owners' association and foreclosure of a property owners' association assessment lien.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2012, except Section 209.0092, Property Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • HB 2194
    Relating to certain election practices and procedures; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 7, 9, 10, 11, and 15, take effect January 1, 2012.
  • HB 2357
    Relating to motor vehicles; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2012, except Sections 195 and 246 take effect September 1, 2011, and Section 215 takes effect September 1, 2014.
  • HB 2490
    Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; providing criminal and administrative penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 1956.0612, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, and Sections 1956.067(a) and 1956.069(a), as amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2012.
  • HB 2492
    Relating to the family allowance, treatment of exempt property, and an allowance in lieu of exempt property in the administration of a decedent's estate.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 2603
    Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural local exchange companies.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2013.
  • HB 2904
    Relating to the administration of the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 1 through 9 take effect January 1, 2012.
  • HB 3708
    Relating to measures regarding high school completion and enrollment in higher education.
    Pursuant to Section 20, this Act takes effect immediately. However, pursuant to Section 19, this Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 10 takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • SB 5
    Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 9.01(a) takes effect September 1, 2011, and Section 9.01(b) takes effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 14
    Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2012, except Sections 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 22, and 24, take effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 29
    Relating to the eligibility of certain postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to participate in health benefit programs at public institutions of higher education.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 5 takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • SB 81
    Relating to food safety.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2012.
  • SB 149
    Relating to rules adopted and reporting required under the school district college credit program.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2011, and Sections 3 and 4 take effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 256
    Relating to requiring a private autopsy facility to post a notice for filing a complaint against a physician; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 671A.003, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • SB 543
    Relating to a probate fee exemption for estates of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB548
    Relating to the environmental review process for transportation projects.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 222.005, Transportation Code, as added by this Act, takes effect immediately.
  • SB 653
    Relating to abolishing the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and transferring the powers and duties of those agencies to the newly created Texas Juvenile Justice Department and to the functions of the independent ombudsman that serves the department.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 4.001 and 4.003(b) and (c) take effect December 1, 2011.
  • SB 694
    Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 1956.032(a)(5) and 1956.040(b)(2), Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2012, and Sections 1956.003(f), 1956.004, and 1956.038(b) and (e), Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect March 1, 2012.
  • SB 924
    Relating to the duties of certain utilities regarding energy efficiency reports and emergency notification systems.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 3 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 980
    Relating to communications services and markets.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 11 and 20 take effect January 2, 2012.
  • SB 1124
    Relating to licensing and regulation of certain persons involved in residential mortgage lending pursuant to the Texas Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2009; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 63 takes effect November 1, 2011.
  • SB 1178
    Relating to the regulation of certain shelter day-care facilities, child-care facilities, and individuals providing child-care services, and access to certain criminal history record information; providing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 10, 13, 14, and 16, take effect September 1, 2012.
  • SB 1198
    Relating to decedents' estates.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 37A(p), Texas Probate Code, as added by Article 1, takes effect immediately and Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 1303
    Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 81st Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Article 8 takes effect January 1, 2014, excluding Sections 8.024 and 8.025, which take effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 1330
    Relating to driving safety courses for individuals younger than 25 years of age receiving deferred disposition for certain traffic offenses.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • SB 1420
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 31, 32, 101, the portion of Section 99 repealing Section 223.201(h), Transportation Code, and any sections providing transitional information relating to these sections, take effect immediately.
  • SB 1588
    Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, 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 16 takes effect on the later of August 31, 2011, or the date the Act creating or recreating the Civil Justice Data Repository fund takes effect, and Sections 12 and 17 take effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 1661
    Relating to the regulation of health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board; imposing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 162.0022, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • SB 1664
    Relating to the powers and duties of and contributions to and benefits from the systems and programs administered by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 13 takes effect September 1, 2013.

October 1, 2011

  • HB 2935
    Relating to the appointment of a court reporter by a criminal law magistrate in Bexar County.

November 1, 2011

  • SB 1124
    Relating to licensing and regulation of certain persons involved in residential mortgage lending pursuant to the Texas Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2009; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 63 takes effect November 1, 2011.

Date of official canvass showing adoption of constitutional amendment:

  • SB 760
    Relating to the term and renewal of interlocal contracts.
  • SB 1799
    Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; authorizing the issuance of bonds.

December 1, 2011

  • SB 653
    Relating to abolishing the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and transferring the powers and duties of those agencies to the newly created Texas Juvenile Justice Department and to the functions of the independent ombudsman that serves the department.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 4.001 and 4.003(b) and (c) take effect December 1, 2011.

January 1, 2012

List - 21 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 21 bills effective on January 1, 2012.

The following bills have sections which go into effect on January 1, 2012:

  • HB 252
    Relating to eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a person.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • HB 1009
    Relating to procedures for obtaining informed consent before certain postmortem examinations or autopsies.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 3 and 4 take effect January 1, 2012.
  • HB 1228
    Relating to payment and collection of assessments and other charges owed to a property owners' association and foreclosure of a property owners' association assessment lien.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2012, except Section 209.0092, Property Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2011.
  • HB 2194
    Relating to certain election practices and procedures; providing a penalty
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 7, 9, 10, 11, and 15, take effect January 1, 2012.
  • HB 2357
    Relating to motor vehicles; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2012, except Sections 195 and 246 take effect September 1, 2011, and Section 215 takes effect September 1, 2014.
  • HB 2490
    Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; providing criminal and administrative penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 1956.0612, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, and Sections 1956.067(a) and 1956.069(a), as amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2012.
  • HB 2904
    Relating to the administration of the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 1 through 9 take effect January 1, 2012.
  • HB 3708
    Relating to measures regarding high school completion and enrollment in higher education.
    Pursuant to Section 20, this Act takes effect immediately. However, pursuant to Section 19, this Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 10 takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • SB 14
    Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2012, except Sections 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 22, and 24, take effect September 1, 2011.
  • SB 29
    Relating to the eligibility of certain postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to participate in health benefit programs at public institutions of higher education.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 5 takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • SB 256
    Relating to requiring a private autopsy facility to post a notice for filing a complaint against a physician; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 671A.003, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • SB 694
    Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 1956.032(a)(5) and 1956.040(b)(2), Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2012, and Sections 1956.003(f), 1956.004, and 1956.038(b) and (e), Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect March 1, 2012.
  • SB 1330
    Relating to driving safety courses for individuals younger than 25 years of age receiving deferred disposition for certain traffic offenses.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2012.
  • SB 1661
    Relating to the regulation of health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board; imposing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 162.0022, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2012.

The following bills go into effect January 1, 2012, only if constitutional amendments are approved:

  • SB 144
    Relating to allowing a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision to be eligible for a pardon.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2012, but only if SJR 9 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 449
    Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2012, but only if SJR 16 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 516
    Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2012, but only if SJR 14 is approved by the voters.

January 2, 2012

  • SB 980
    Relating to communications services and markets.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 11 and 20 take effect January 2, 2012.

March 1, 2012

  • HB 1146
    Relating to the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 1104.101 and Subchapters E and F, Chapter 1104, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect March 1, 2012.
  • SB 694
    Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 1956.032(a)(5) and 1956.040(b)(2), Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2012, and Sections 1956.003(f), 1956.004, and 1956.038(b) and (e), Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect March 1, 2012.

June 1, 2012

  • HB 411
    Relating to certain newborn and infant screening and follow-up services.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 33.0111 and 33.0112, Health and Safety Code, as amended by this Act, and Section 33.017(c-1), as added by this Act, take effect June 1, 2012.

September 1, 2012

  • HB 300
    Relating to the privacy of protected health information; providing administrative, civil, and criminal penalties.
  • HB 3141
    Relating to the registration and protection of trademarks.
  • SB 81
    Relating to food safety.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2012.
  • SB 1178
    Relating to the regulation of certain shelter day-care facilities, child-care facilities, and individuals providing child-care services, and access to certain criminal history record information; providing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 10, 13, 14, and 16, take effect September 1, 2012.
  • SB 1751
    Relating to calculation of the net resources of a person ordered to pay child support.

January 1, 2013

  • HB 257
    Relating to certain unclaimed property that is presumed abandoned.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Sections 6, 7, 8, and 10, take effect January 1, 2013.
  • SB 851
    Relating to a uniform deadline for student financial assistance for public institutions of higher education other than public junior colleges.

April 1, 2013

  • SB 1147
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments.

July 1, 2013

  • SB 782
    Relating to uniform law on secured transactions.

September 1, 2013

  • HB 2603
    Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural local exchange companies.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 5
    Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 9.01(a) takes effect September 1, 2011, and Section 9.01(b) takes effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 149
    Relating to rules adopted and reporting required under the school district college credit program.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2011, and Sections 3 and 4 take effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 1664
    Relating to the powers and duties of and contributions to and benefits from the systems and programs administered by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 13 takes effect September 1, 2013.

January 1, 2014

  • HB 2492
    Relating to the family allowance, treatment of exempt property, and an allowance in lieu of exempt property in the administration of a decedent's estate.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 2759
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of provisions of the Texas Probate Code relating to durable powers of attorney, guardianships, and other related proceedings and alternatives, and the redesignation of certain other provisions of the Texas Probate Code, including conforming amendments and repeals.
  • SB 543
    Relating to a probate fee exemption for estates of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 1198
    Relating to decedents' estates.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Section 37A(p), Texas Probate Code, as added by Article 1, takes effect immediately and Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 1303
    Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 81st Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2011, except Article 8 takes effect January 1, 2014, excluding Sections 8.024 and 8.025, which take effect September 1, 2011.

September 1, 2014

  • HB 2357
    Relating to motor vehicles; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2012, except Sections 195 and 246 take effect September 1, 2011, and Section 215 takes effect September 1, 2014.

Other dates

  • SB 341
    Relating to authorizing the dissolution of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District; providing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Articles 3 and 4. If the proposition described in Articles 2 or 2A is approved by a majority of the voters or a majority of the voting districts, Article 3 does not take effect and Article 4 takes effect on the date the results are certified. If the proposition is not approved, Article 3 takes effect on the date the results are certified and Article 4 does not take effect.
  • SB 1588
    Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, 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 16 takes effect on the later of August 31, 2011, or the date the Act creating or recreating the Civil Justice Data Repository fund takes effect, and Sections 12 and 17 take effect September 1, 2011.

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