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83R List - 631 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 631 bills from the 83rd regular session effective immediately.

83-1 List - 1 bill
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for the bill from the 83rd first called session effective immediately.

83-2 List - 1 bill
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for the bill from the 83rd second called session effective immediately.

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

  • HB 5
    Relating to public school accountability, including assessment, and curriculum requirements; providing a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 29 takes effect beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Section 78(a) takes effect September 1, 2013, and Sections 36(a) and 78(b) take effect September 1, 2014.
  • HB 6
    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 15 takes effect September 1, 2013, and certain exemptions take effect on the later of August 31, 2013, or the effective date of the Act creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 10, 11, and 12.
  • HB 7
    Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain statutorily dedicated fees and assessments; making an appropriation.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 19 takes effect September 1, 2015.
  • HB 585
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 20 takes effect September 1, 2013, and Sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 21, 22, and 35 take effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 1675
    Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 2.04 and 5.01 have no effect.
  • HB 2688
    Relating to the Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District, the Ector County Hospital District, and the Seminole Hospital District of Gaines County, Texas.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 3 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 2741
    Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by counties and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 60 and 77 of this Act and Section 504.948, Transportation Code, as added by this Act, take effect immediately.
  • HB 3357
    Relating to the administration of, membership in, and benefits payable by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 2, 3, and 4 take effect September 1, 2013.
  • HB 3896
    Relating to the Jack County Hospital District; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2014.
  • HB 3905
    Relating to the Angleton-Danbury Hospital District of Brazoria County, Texas.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 211
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Facilities Commission and to property development plans in connection with governmental entities; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 26 and 33 have no effect.
  • SB 220
    Relating to the abolition of the office of the fire fighters' pension commissioner and the transfer and disposition of its functions relating to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System and the Texas local firefighters retirement systems.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 5.01(b) and Sections 5.03(a) and (d) take effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 546
    Relating to continuing education requirements and a registration exemption for county tax assessor-collectors.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 902
    Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 30 and 31 take effect immediately.
  • SB 1158
    Relating to higher education for veterans and their families.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Subchapter F, Chapter 434, Government Code, as added by Section 5 of this Act, takes effect September 1, 2014.
  • SB 1367
    Relating to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 8(a) takes effect January 1, 2014, and Section 8(b) takes effect September 1, 2015.
  • SB 1861
    Relating to the Angleton-Danbury Hospital District of Brazoria County, Texas.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2014.

June 14, 2013

  • SB 583
    Relating to eligibility for support from the universal service fund.

July 1, 2013

  • SB 474
    Relating to financing statements and other records under the secured transactions law.

August 26, 2013

  • SB 202
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts.

September 1, 2013

List - 658 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 658 bills effective September 1, 2013.

In addition, the following bills have sections which became effective on September 1, 2013:

  • HB 4
    Relating to the administration of the Texas Water Development Board and the funding of water projects by the board and other entities; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 2.01-2.07, 2.13-2.18, and 2.21-2.26 take effect only if SJR 1 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 5
    Relating to public school accountability, including assessment, and curriculum requirements; providing a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 29 takes effect beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Section 78(a) takes effect September 1, 2013, and Sections 36(a) and 78(b) take effect September 1, 2014.
  • HB 6
    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 15 takes effect September 1, 2013, and certain exemptions take effect on the later of August 31, 2013, or the effective date of the Act creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 10, 11, and 12.
  • HB 52
    Relating to the sale of a cemetery plot; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 5 and 6 take effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 195
    Relating to the availability on the Internet of reports of political expenditures and contributions filed in connection with certain county and municipal offices.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 3(b) takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 500
    Relating to the computation of the franchise tax, including certain exclusions from the tax.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2014, except Sections 10 and 13 take effect September 1, 2013, and Section 14 takes effect January 1, 2015.
  • HB 585
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 20 takes effect September 1, 2013, and Sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 21, 22, and 35 take effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 789
    Relating to the allowance in lieu of exempt property in the administration of a decedent's estate.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 1050
    Relating to purchasing and other contracts by governmental entities.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 6 has no effect.
  • HB 1318
    Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent certain youths and indigent defendants.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 1 and 6 take effect September 1, 2014.
  • HB 1494
    Relating to certain regulatory programs administered by the Department of Agriculture; providing penalties; imposing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 3.28 of this Act and Sections 13.455, 13.456, and 13.464, Agriculture Code, as added by this Act, take effect March 1, 2014.
  • HB 1513
    Relating to temporary increases in the records archive fees and the records management and preservation fees charged by district and county clerks.
    Article 1 takes effect September 1, 2013, and Article 2 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • HB 1951
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of telecommunicators; providing a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2014, except Section 12 takes effect September 1, 2013.
  • HB 2202
    Relating to the disposition of fees collected by or on behalf of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 21 and 43 take effect on the effective date of rules adopted by the board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles regarding the registration processing and handling fee specified in Section 19.
  • HB 2305
    Relating to motor vehicle inspections; creating an offense; changing the collection method for certain fees.
    This Act takes effect March 1, 2015, except Section 53(a), (b), and (c) take effect September 1, 2013, and Section 548.104(d)(3), Transportation Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2014.
  • HB 2380
    Relating to a provision in a will or trust that would cause a forfeiture of or void an interest for bringing any court action, including contesting the will or trust.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 2741
    Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by counties and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 60 and 77 of this Act and Section 504.948, Transportation Code, as added by this Act, take effect immediately.
  • HB 3153
    Relating to the operation and administration of, and practice in courts in, the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards; imposing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 1.02(a) takes effect January 1, 2014; Section 1.05(a) takes effect September 1, 2014; Sections 1.04(a), 2.02(a), and 2.03(a) take effect January 1, 2015; and Sections 1.06(a) and 2.06(a) and (b) take effect September 1, 2015.
  • HB 3201
    Relating to the practice of dentistry; imposing surcharges and fees.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2014, except Sections 1, 4, and 10 take effect September 1, 2013.
  • HB 3357
    Relating to the administration of, membership in, and benefits payable by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 2, 3, and 4 take effect September 1, 2013.
  • HB 3793
    Relating to powers, duties, and services of entities serving counties and county residents.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 3838
    Relating to motorcycle equipment and training and the license requirements for a three-wheeled motorcycle; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 4 takes effect January 1, 2015.
  • SB 7
    Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 6.06 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 200
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Pension Review Board.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 14 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 209
    Relating to the functions and operation of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, but Sections 1 and 8 take effect only if SJR 42 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 217
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the state employee charitable campaign.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 16 of this Act and Section 659.146(g), Government Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 220
    Relating to the abolition of the office of the fire fighters' pension commissioner and the transfer and disposition of its functions relating to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System and the Texas local firefighters retirement systems.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 5.01(b) and Sections 5.03(a) and (d) take effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 332
    Relating to commissioners court oversight of certain emergency services districts.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 775.305, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 426
    Relating to a home visiting program for at-risk families.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 531.9871, Government Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 15, 2015.
  • SB 492
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; providing penalties; imposing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Subchapters E and F, Chapter 248A, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2015.
  • SB 651
    Relating to a medical power of attorney.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 1 and 4 take effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 902
    Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 30 and 31 take effect immediately.
  • SB 904
    Relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures and the modification of certain election deadlines, including those necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 8 takes effect December 31, 2016.
  • SB 966
    Relating to creation of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission and the consolidation of judicial profession regulation; imposing penalties; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2014, except Sections 3.02(a) and (b) take effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 1093
    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 82nd Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Article 6 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 1106
    Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists under a Medicaid managed care pharmacy benefit plan.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 533.005(a)(23)(K)(viii), Government Code, as added by this Act, takes effect March 1, 2014.
  • SB 1235
    Relating to guardianships, including assessments for and provision of guardianship services by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.
    This Act take effect January 1, 2014, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 1458
    Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2014, except Sections 2, 5, and 11 take effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 1459
    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, 2013, except Section 13 takes effect January 1, 2014, and Sections 23 and 25 take effect September 1, 2014.

September 24, 2013

  • SB 3, 83rd 1st C.S.
    Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
  • SB 4, 83rd 1st C.S.
    Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the United States House of Representatives from Texas.

October 1, 2013

  • HB 78
    Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for certain coins and precious metals.
  • HB 699
    Relating to the location of certain public sales of real property.
  • SB 62
    Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education.
  • SB 658
    Relating to the imposition and collection of a penalty for fraudulently obtaining unemployment compensation benefits.
  • SB 1537
    Relating to certain required notices under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act, including employer liability arising from failure to provide the notice.
  • SB 1635
    Relating to the transfer of the assets of and the dissolution of the Dallas County Water Control and Improvement District No. 6.

October 29, 2013

  • HB 2, 83rd 2nd C.S.
    Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect October 29, 2013, except Section 8 takes effect September 1, 2014.

November 1, 2013

  • SB 406
    Relating to the practice of advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants and the delegation of prescriptive authority by physicians to and the supervision by physicians of certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.
  • SB 1681
    Relating to oversight and management of state contracts.

Effective on the date of official canvass showing adoption of constitutional amendment:

  • HB 4
    Relating to the administration of the Texas Water Development Board and the funding of water projects by the board and other entities; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 2.01-2.07, 2.13-2.18, and 2.21-2.26 take effect only if SJR 1 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 1372
    Relating to filling certain vacancies on the governing body of certain home-rule municipalities.
  • SB 209
    Relating to the functions and operation of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, but Sections 1 and 8 take effect only if SJR 42 is approved by the voters.

December 1, 2013

  • SB 511
    Relating to the commitment of certain juveniles to local post-adjudication secure correctional facilities in certain counties and to the release under supervision of those juveniles.

December 31, 2013

  • HB 1741
    Relating to requiring child safety alarms in certain vehicles used by child-care facilities to transport children.

January 1, 2014

List - 47 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 47 bills effective on January 1, 2014.

The following bills have sections which go into effect on January 1, 2014:

  • HB 52
    Relating to the sale of a cemetery plot; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 5 and 6 take effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 195
    Relating to the availability on the Internet of reports of political expenditures and contributions filed in connection with certain county and municipal offices.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 3(b) takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 500
    Relating to the computation of the franchise tax, including certain exclusions from the tax.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2014, except Sections 10 and 13 take effect September 1, 2013, and Section 14 takes effect January 1, 2015.
  • HB 585
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 20 takes effect September 1, 2013, and Sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 21, 22, and 35 take effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 789
    Relating to the allowance in lieu of exempt property in the administration of a decedent's estate.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 1951
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of telecommunicators; providing a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2014, except Section 12 takes effect September 1, 2013.
  • HB 2380
    Relating to a provision in a will or trust that would cause a forfeiture of or void an interest for bringing any court action, including contesting the will or trust.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 2688
    Relating to the Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District, the Ector County Hospital District, and the Seminole Hospital District of Gaines County, Texas.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 3 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 3153
    Relating to the operation and administration of, and practice in courts in, the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards; imposing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 1.02(a) takes effect January 1, 2014; Section 1.05(a) takes effect September 1, 2014; Sections 1.04(a), 2.02(a), and 2.03(a) take effect January 1, 2015; and Sections 1.06(a) and 2.06(a) and (b) take effect September 1, 2015.
  • HB 3201
    Relating to the practice of dentistry; imposing surcharges and fees.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2014, except Sections 1, 4, and 10 take effect September 1, 2013.
  • HB 3793
    Relating to powers, duties, and services of entities serving counties and county residents.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • HB 3905
    Relating to the Angleton-Danbury Hospital District of Brazoria County, Texas.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 7
    Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 6.06 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 200
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Pension Review Board.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 14 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 217
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the state employee charitable campaign.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 16 of this Act and Section 659.146(g), Government Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 332
    Relating to commissioners court oversight of certain emergency services districts.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 775.305, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 546
    Relating to continuing education requirements and a registration exemption for county tax assessor-collectors.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 651
    Relating to a medical power of attorney.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 1 and 4 take effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 1093
    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 82nd Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Article 6 takes effect January 1, 2014.
  • SB 1235
    Relating to guardianships, including assessments for and provision of guardianship services by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.
    This Act take effect January 1, 2014, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 1367
    Relating to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 8(a) takes effect January 1, 2014, and Section 8(b) takes effect September 1, 2015.
  • SB 1459
    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, 2013, except Section 13 takes effect January 1, 2014, and Sections 23 and 25 take effect September 1, 2014.
  • SB 1861
    Relating to the Angleton-Danbury Hospital District of Brazoria County, Texas.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2014.

The following bills go into effect January 1, 2014, only if constitutional amendments are approved:

  • HB 97
    Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2014, but only if HJR 24 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 3121
    Relating to the qualifications for the exemption from ad valorem taxation for aircraft parts located in this state for a limited time.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2014, but only if HJR 133 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 163
    Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2014, but only if HJR 62 is approved by the voters.

March 1, 2014

  • HB 1494
    Relating to certain regulatory programs administered by the Department of Agriculture; providing penalties; imposing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 3.28 of this Act and Sections 13.455, 13.456, and 13.464, Agriculture Code, as added by this Act, take effect March 1, 2014.
  • SB 1106
    Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists under a Medicaid managed care pharmacy benefit plan.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 533.005(a)(23)(K)(viii), Government Code, as added by this Act, takes effect March 1, 2014.

Sections effective 2014–2015 school year

  • HB 5
    Relating to public school accountability, including assessment, and curriculum requirements; providing a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 29 takes effect beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Section 78(a) takes effect September 1, 2013, and Sections 36(a) and 78(b) take effect September 1, 2014.

September 1, 2014

  • HB 5
    Relating to public school accountability, including assessment, and curriculum requirements; providing a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 29 takes effect beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Section 78(a) takes effect September 1, 2013, and Sections 36(a) and 78(b) take effect September 1, 2014.
  • HB 1245
    Relating to the allocation of money in the judicial and court personnel training fund.
  • HB 1318
    Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent certain youths and indigent defendants.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 1 and 6 take effect September 1, 2014.
  • HB 2305
    Relating to motor vehicle inspections; creating an offense; changing the collection method for certain fees.
    This Act takes effect March 1, 2015, except Section 53(a), (b), and (c) take effect September 1, 2013, and Section 548.104(d)(3), Transportation Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2014.
  • HB 3153
    Relating to the operation and administration of, and practice in courts in, the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards; imposing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 1.02(a) takes effect January 1, 2014; Section 1.05(a) takes effect September 1, 2014; Sections 1.04(a), 2.02(a), and 2.03(a) take effect January 1, 2015; and Sections 1.06(a) and 2.06(a) and (b) take effect September 1, 2015.
  • HB 3896
    Relating to the Jack County Hospital District; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2014.
  • SB 966
    Relating to creation of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission and the consolidation of judicial profession regulation; imposing penalties; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2014, except Sections 3.02(a) and (b) take effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 1158
    Relating to higher education for veterans and their families.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Subchapter F, Chapter 434, Government Code, as added by Section 5 of this Act, takes effect September 1, 2014.
  • SB 1458
    Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2014, except Sections 2, 5, and 11 take effect September 1, 2013.
  • SB 1459
    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, 2013, except Section 13 takes effect January 1, 2014, and Sections 23 and 25 take effect September 1, 2014.

In addition, the following bills have sections which became effective on September 1, 2014:

  • HB 2, 83rd 2nd C.S.
    Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; providing penalties.
    This Act takes effect October 29, 2013, except Section 8 takes effect September 1, 2014.

November 1, 2014

  • HB 1271
    Relating to providing links in the online text of proposed legislation to other state laws referenced in that legislation.

Effective on the date of official canvass showing adoption of constitutional amendment:

  • HB 1, 83rd 3rd C.S.
    Relating to transportation funding, expenditures, and finance and the preservation of a sufficient balance in the economic stabilization fund; making an appropriation.

January 1, 2015

  • HB 62
    Relating to a justice or judge having an interest in a business entity that owns, manages, or operates a private correctional or rehabilitation facility.
  • HB 500
    Relating to the computation of the franchise tax, including certain exclusions from the tax.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2014, except Sections 10 and 13 take effect September 1, 2013, and Section 14 takes effect January 1, 2015.
  • HB 3153
    Relating to the operation and administration of, and practice in courts in, the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards; imposing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 1.02(a) takes effect January 1, 2014; Section 1.05(a) takes effect September 1, 2014; Sections 1.04(a), 2.02(a), and 2.03(a) take effect January 1, 2015; and Sections 1.06(a) and 2.06(a) and (b) take effect September 1, 2015.
  • HB 3838
    Relating to motorcycle equipment and training and the license requirements for a three-wheeled motorcycle; creating an offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 4 takes effect January 1, 2015.
  • SB 492
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; providing penalties; imposing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Subchapters E and F, Chapter 248A, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, take effect January 1, 2015.
  • SB 1806
    Relating to the Harrison County Court at Law.

January 15, 2015

  • SB 426
    Relating to a home visiting program for at-risk families.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 531.9871, Government Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 15, 2015.

March 15, 2015

  • HB 2305
    Relating to motor vehicle inspections; creating an offense; changing the collection method for certain fees.
    This Act takes effect March 1, 2015, except Section 53(a), (b), and (c) take effect September 1, 2013, and Section 548.104(d)(3), Transportation Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2014.

April 1, 2015

  • SB 1026
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments.

September 1, 2015

  • HB 7
    Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain statutorily dedicated fees and assessments; making an appropriation.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 19 takes effect September 1, 2015.
  • HB 349
    Relating to electronically filing any court document in a criminal case in Hidalgo County.
  • HB 3153
    Relating to the operation and administration of, and practice in courts in, the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards; imposing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 1.02(a) takes effect January 1, 2014; Section 1.05(a) takes effect September 1, 2014; Sections 1.04(a), 2.02(a), and 2.03(a) take effect January 1, 2015; and Sections 1.06(a) and 2.06(a) and (b) take effect September 1, 2015.
  • SB 1367
    Relating to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 8(a) takes effect January 1, 2014, and Section 8(b) takes effect September 1, 2015.

August 15, 2016

  • SB 1023
    Relating to the renewal and extension and modification of a 99-year lease of certain state property to the City of Austin.

December 31, 2016

  • SB 904
    Relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures and the modification of certain election deadlines, including those necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 8 takes effect December 31, 2016.

September 1, 2017

  • HB 866
    Relating to the administration to public school students in certain grades of state-administered assessment instruments.
    This Act takes effect on any date not later than September 1, 2015, on which the commissioner of education obtains a specified waiver from the application of federal law or regulation or receives written notification that a waiver is not required; Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2017.

September 1, 2019

  • HB 1513
    Relating to temporary increases in the records archive fees and the records management and preservation fees charged by district and county clerks.
    Article 1 takes effect September 1, 2013, and Article 2 takes effect September 1, 2019.

Other dates

  • HB 6
    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 15 takes effect September 1, 2013, and certain exemptions take effect on the later of August 31, 2013, or the effective date of the Act creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 10, 11, and 12.
  • HB 866
    Relating to the administration to public school students in certain grades of state-administered assessment instruments.
    This Act takes effect on any date not later than September 1, 2015, on which the commissioner of education obtains a specified waiver from the application of federal law or regulation or receives written notification that a waiver is not required; Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • HB 2202
    Relating to the disposition of fees collected by or on behalf of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 21 and 43 take effect on the effective date of rules adopted by the board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles regarding the registration processing and handling fee specified in Section 19.
  • SB 1386
    Relating to the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies.
    This Act has no effect. Although Section 6 indicates that this Act takes effect January 1, 2014, the effect of the bill was contingent upon the enactment of legislation described in Section 5 (SB 1379 or HB 2926), which did not pass.

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