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Immediately

84R List - 500 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 500 bills from the 84th regular session effective immediately.

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

  • 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 Sections 19 and 21 take effect September 1, 2015, and certain exemptions from Section 2 of this Act take effect on the later of August 31, 2015, or the effective date of the Act(s) creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 11, 12, and 13.
  • HB 942
    Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; reenacting a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 1 and 2 take effect immediately.
  • HB 2076
    Relating to notice requirements and other procedures relating to the possession or sale of a motor vehicle, motorboat, vessel, or outboard motor by a possessory lienholder.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2015.
  • HB 2419
    Relating to the relationship between the Estates Code and the former Texas Probate Code.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 has no effect.
  • HB 2804
    Relating to evaluation of public school performance.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2015, Section 4 takes effect September 1, 2016, and Section 5 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • HB 3523
    Relating to improving the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term care services and supports.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • SB 1
    Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes.
    This Act takes effect on the date on which SJR 1 takes effect, except Sections 3 through 9, 11 through 16, and 25 take effect immediately, and Section 18 takes effect September 1, 2017. If SJR 1 is not approved by the voters, this Act has no effect.
  • SB 195
    Relating to prescriptions for certain controlled substances, access to information about those prescriptions, and the duties of prescribers and other entities registered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2016, except Sections 481.003(a), 481.076(c), 481.0761(a), (e), and (f), and 481.352, Health and Safety Code, as amended by this Act, and Section 481.0761(g), Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, take effect immediately.
  • SB 304
    Relating to certain violations committed by long-term care facilities, including violations that constitute the abuse and neglect of residents.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 242.061(a-2) and (a-3), Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2016.
  • SB 1296
    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 83rd Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 15.001 takes effect immediately.

July 1, 2015

  • HB 3538
    Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act of 2008.

August 31, 2015

  • SB 1191
    Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

September 1, 2015

List - 678 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 678 bills effective September 1, 2015.

In addition, the following bills have sections which became effective on September 1, 2015:

  • 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 Sections 19 and 21 take effect September 1, 2015, and certain exemptions from Section 2 of this Act take effect on the later of August 31, 2015, or the effective date of the Act(s) creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 11, 12, and 13.
  • HB 910
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating criminal offenses.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Section 31 takes effect September 1, 2015, and Section 32 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • HB 942
    Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; reenacting a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 1 and 2 take effect immediately.
  • HB 1550
    Relating to the administration of epinephrine by pharmacists.
    Except as otherwise provided, this Act takes effect September 1, 2015. Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2016, except that the Texas State Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules under that law on or after September 1, 2015, that may take effect before January 1, 2016.
  • HB 1905
    Relating to certain state and local taxes, including ad valorem taxes, and to the repeal of certain of those taxes.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 19 has no effect and Section 20 takes effect January 1, 2016.
  • HB 1969
    Relating to the issuance of certain permits for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles on certain highways.
    This Act takes effect on September 1, 2015, except Section 3 has no effect.
  • HB 2053
    Relating to the protection of certain children who may be subject to child abuse or neglect through the operation of the child safety check alert list and training for law enforcement officers relating to the child safety check alert list.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 5 takes effect March 1, 2016.
  • HB 2076
    Relating to notice requirements and other procedures relating to the possession or sale of a motor vehicle, motorboat, vessel, or outboard motor by a possessory lienholder.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2015.
  • HB 2154
    Relating to the functions and operation of the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 21 takes effect September 1, 2016.
  • HB 2259
    Relating to the Driftwood Economic Development Municipal Management District; removing conditions to imposing a tax on residential property; providing authority to issue bonds.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 8 takes effect January 1, 2016.
  • HB 2286
    Relating to the eligibility of certain victims of trafficking of persons for an order of nondisclosure; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Article 1 has no effect.
  • HB 2463
    Relating to the continuation of the functions of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and certain other functions.
    The Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 4 and 5 have no effect.
  • HB 2804
    Relating to evaluation of public school performance.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2015, Section 4 takes effect September 1, 2016, and Section 5 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 97
    Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect October 1, 2015, except Section 41 takes effect September 1, 2015.
  • SB 200
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Article 3 takes effect January 1, 2016, excluding Sections 3.02(b) and 3.42, which take effect September 1, 2015; Sections 1.23(a), (b), and (c) take effect September 1, 2016; and Sections 1.16 through 1.19 and 1.23(d) and (e) take effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 202
    Relating to the transfer of certain occupational regulatory programs and the deregulation of certain activities and occupations.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Part 2 of Article 1 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 203
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Health Services Authority as a quasi-governmental entity and the electronic exchange of health care information.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 15(b) takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • SB 206
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services and procedures applicable to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, investigations of child abuse and neglect, and conservatorship of a child; affecting fee amounts and authorizing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 69 of this Act has no effect and Sections 42.050(d) and 42.052(f-1), Human Resources Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2016.
  • SB 208
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Commission.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 4, 6, 7, 8, and 19 take effect September 1, 2016, and Section 26 has no effect.
  • SB 277
    Relating to certain health-related and other task forces and advisory committees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2016, excluding Sections 2.02(b) and 2.39, which take effect September 1, 2015.
  • SB 699
    Relating to the Texas Real Estate Commission and the regulation of certain real estate professionals.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Section 18 takes effect September 1, 2015.
  • SB 859
    Relating to partnerships and limited liability companies.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 1, 4, 5, 8, and 10 take effect January 1, 2016.
  • SB 1139
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government, the composition of certain juvenile boards, and the increase of certain filing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 2.05(a) and 3.04(a) take effect January 1, 2016; Sections 2.02(a) through (f), 2.03(a), and 3.10(a) and (b) take effect January 1, 2017; and Section 3.07(b) takes effect January 1, 2019.
  • SB 1149
    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.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 11(b) takes effect January 1, 2019.
  • SB 1287
    Relating to the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the accreditation of crime laboratories, and the licensing and regulation of forensic analysts; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational license.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 4-a(b), Article 38.01, Code of Criminal Procedure, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2019.
  • SB 1296
    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 83rd Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 15.001 takes effect immediately.

October 1, 2015

  • HB 1841
    Relating to the applicability of the sales and use tax to certain insurance services.
  • HB 1915
    Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities.
  • SB 97
    Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
    This Act takes effect October 1, 2015, except Section 41 takes effect September 1, 2015.
  • SB 1356
    Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water-efficient products for a limited period.

November 2015

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

  • SB 1
    Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes.
    This Act takes effect on the date on which SJR 1 takes effect, except Sections 3 through 9, 11 through 16, and 25 take effect immediately, and Section 18 takes effect September 1, 2017. If SJR 1 is not approved by the voters, this Act has no effect.

January 1, 2016

List - 50 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 50 bills effective on January 1, 2016.

The following bills have sections which go into effect on January 1, 2016:

  • HB 910
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating criminal offenses.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Section 31 takes effect September 1, 2015, and Section 32 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • HB 1550
    Relating to the administration of epinephrine by pharmacists.
    Except as otherwise provided, this Act takes effect September 1, 2015. Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2016, except that the Texas State Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules under that law on or after September 1, 2015, that may take effect before January 1, 2016.
  • HB 1888
    Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; authorizing a fee; increasing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Section 35 takes effect January 30, 2016.
  • HB 1905
    Relating to certain state and local taxes, including ad valorem taxes, and to the repeal of certain of those taxes.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 19 has no effect and Section 20 takes effect January 1, 2016.
  • HB 2259
    Relating to the Driftwood Economic Development Municipal Management District; removing conditions to imposing a tax on residential property; providing authority to issue bonds.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 8 takes effect January 1, 2016.
  • SB 200
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Article 3 takes effect January 1, 2016, excluding Sections 3.02(b) and 3.42, which take effect September 1, 2015; Sections 1.23(a), (b), and (c) take effect September 1, 2016; and Sections 1.16 through 1.19 and 1.23(d) and (e) take effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 277
    Relating to certain health-related and other task forces and advisory committees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2016, excluding Sections 2.02(b) and 2.39, which take effect September 1, 2015.
  • SB 699
    Relating to the Texas Real Estate Commission and the regulation of certain real estate professionals.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Section 18 takes effect September 1, 2015.
  • SB 859
    Relating to partnerships and limited liability companies.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 1, 4, 5, 8, and 10 take effect January 1, 2016.
  • SB 1049
    Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Sections 2, 6, and 9 take effect January 1, 2020.
  • SB 1139
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government, the composition of certain juvenile boards, and the increase of certain filing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 2.05(a) and 3.04(a) take effect January 1, 2016; Sections 2.02(a) through (f), 2.03(a), and 3.10(a) and (b) take effect January 1, 2017; and Section 3.07(b) takes effect January 1, 2019.
  • SB 1760
    Relating to the transparent and equitable application of ad valorem tax procedures.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Section 9 takes effect January 1, 2020.

The following bills go into effect January 1, 2016, only if constitutional amendments are approved:

  • HB 975
    Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, but only if HJR 73 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 992
    Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, but only if HJR 75 is approved by the voters.

January 30, 2016

  • HB 1888
    Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; authorizing a fee; increasing a penalty.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Section 35 takes effect January 30, 2016.

March 1, 2016

  • HB 2053
    Relating to the protection of certain children who may be subject to child abuse or neglect through the operation of the child safety check alert list and training for law enforcement officers relating to the child safety check alert list.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 5 takes effect March 1, 2016.

July 1, 2016

  • HB 1579
    Relating to the sale and purchase of shark fins or products derived from shark fins; creating a criminal offense.

August 1, 2016

  • SB 11
    Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty.

September 1, 2016

  • HB 735
    Relating to the collection of information regarding the number of alternatively fueled vehicles registered in this state.
  • HB 2154
    Relating to the functions and operation of the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 21 takes effect September 1, 2016.
  • HB 2718
    Relating to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance.
  • HB 2804
    Relating to evaluation of public school performance.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2015, Section 4 takes effect September 1, 2016, and Section 5 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 195
    Relating to prescriptions for certain controlled substances, access to information about those prescriptions, and the duties of prescribers and other entities registered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2016, except Sections 481.003(a), 481.076(c), 481.0761(a), (e), and (f), and 481.352, Health and Safety Code, as amended by this Act, and Section 481.0761(g), Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, take effect immediately.
  • SB 200
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Article 3 takes effect January 1, 2016, excluding Sections 3.02(b) and 3.42, which take effect September 1, 2015; Sections 1.23(a), (b), and (c) take effect September 1, 2016; and Sections 1.16 through 1.19 and 1.23(d) and (e) take effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 206
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services and procedures applicable to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, investigations of child abuse and neglect, and conservatorship of a child; affecting fee amounts and authorizing an administrative penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 69 of this Act has no effect and Sections 42.050(d) and 42.052(f-1), Human Resources Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2016.
  • SB 208
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Commission.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 4, 6, 7, 8, and 19 take effect September 1, 2016, and Section 26 has no effect.
  • SB 304
    Relating to certain violations committed by long-term care facilities, including violations that constitute the abuse and neglect of residents.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 242.061(a-2) and (a-3), Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2016.
  • SB 1496
    Relating to background checks conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services for certain child-care providers.
  • SB 1512
    Relating to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles fund.

January 1, 2017

  • HB 257
    Relating to a judge's or justice's significant interest in a business entity that owns, manages, or operates a private correctional or rehabilitation facility.
  • HB 2299
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain laws concerning community supervision granted in criminal cases, including conforming amendments.
  • SB 1139
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government, the composition of certain juvenile boards, and the increase of certain filing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 2.05(a) and 3.04(a) take effect January 1, 2016; Sections 2.02(a) through (f), 2.03(a), and 3.10(a) and (b) take effect January 1, 2017; and Section 3.07(b) takes effect January 1, 2019.

April 1, 2017

  • SB 1162
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including conforming amendments.

September 1, 2017

  • HB 1454
    Relating to notice, reporting, and records requirements for holders of certain personal property that is or may be presumed abandoned.
  • HB 2521
    Relating to the allocation and use of payments received under oil and gas leases of land owned by the state for a county road.
  • HB 2804
    Relating to evaluation of public school performance.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2015, Section 4 takes effect September 1, 2016, and Section 5 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 1
    Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes.
    This Act takes effect on the date on which SJR 1 takes effect, except Sections 3 through 9, 11 through 16, and 25 take effect immediately, and Section 18 takes effect September 1, 2017. If SJR 1 is not approved by the voters, this Act has no effect.
  • SB 200
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Article 3 takes effect January 1, 2016, excluding Sections 3.02(b) and 3.42, which take effect September 1, 2015; Sections 1.23(a), (b), and (c) take effect September 1, 2016; and Sections 1.16 through 1.19 and 1.23(d) and (e) take effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 202
    Relating to the transfer of certain occupational regulatory programs and the deregulation of certain activities and occupations.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Part 2 of Article 1 takes effect September 1, 2017.

January 1, 2018

  • HB 2896
    Relating to apportionment of certain receipts of a broadcaster under the franchise tax.

September 1, 2018

  • SB 550
    Relating to requiring dental support for a child subject to a child support order.

January 1, 2019

  • SB 1139
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government, the composition of certain juvenile boards, and the increase of certain filing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Sections 2.05(a) and 3.04(a) take effect January 1, 2016; Sections 2.02(a) through (f), 2.03(a), and 3.10(a) and (b) take effect January 1, 2017; and Section 3.07(b) takes effect January 1, 2019.
  • SB 1149
    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.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 11(b) takes effect January 1, 2019.
  • SB 1287
    Relating to the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the accreditation of crime laboratories, and the licensing and regulation of forensic analysts; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational license.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 4-a(b), Article 38.01, Code of Criminal Procedure, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2019.

September 1, 2019

  • HB 910
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating criminal offenses.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Section 31 takes effect September 1, 2015, and Section 32 takes effect September 1, 2019.

January 1, 2020

  • SB 1049
    Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Sections 2, 6, and 9 take effect January 1, 2020.
  • SB 1760
    Relating to the transparent and equitable application of ad valorem tax procedures.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2016, except Section 9 takes effect January 1, 2020.

September 1, 2021

  • HB 3523
    Relating to improving the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term care services and supports.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • SB 203
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Health Services Authority as a quasi-governmental entity and the electronic exchange of health care information.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 15(b) takes effect September 1, 2021.

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 Sections 19 and 21 take effect September 1, 2015, and certain exemptions from Section 2 of this Act take effect on the later of August 31, 2015, or the effective date of the Act(s) creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 11, 12, and 13.
  • HB 1550
    Relating to the administration of epinephrine by pharmacists.
    Except as otherwise provided, this Act takes effect September 1, 2015. Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2016, except that the Texas State Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules under that law on or after September 1, 2015, that may take effect before January 1, 2016.

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