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Immediately

85R List - 397 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 397 bills from the 85th regular session effective immediately.

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

  • HB 5
    Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 24 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 13
    Relating to the creation of a matching grant program to support community mental health programs for individuals experiencing mental illness and the coordination of certain behavioral health grants.
    This Act takes effect immediately, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • HB 1003
    Relating to investment of public funds, including certain expenditures by public institutions of higher education and university systems that are eligible for certain tax credits.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 8(b) takes effect January 1, 2022.
  • HB 1486
    Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.
    This Act takes effect immediately, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • HB 2662
    Relating to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact waste disposal facility; reducing a surcharge; eliminating a fee.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1(b) and 3(b) take effect September 1, 2019.
  • HB 3158
    Relating to the retirement systems for and the provision of other benefits to police and fire fighters in certain municipalities.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Article 1 takes effect September 1, 2017, unless the board of trustees of the pension system established under Article 6243a-1, Revised Statutes, violates Section 6.142, Article 6243a-1, Revised Statutes, as added by this Act, on or before August 31, 2017, as determined by the State Pension Review Board. If, not later than August 31, 2017, the State Pension Review Board determines that the pension system violated Section 6.142, Article 6243a-1, Revised Statutes, as added by this Act, Article 1 of this Act has no effect.
  • HB 3349
    Relating to creating an abbreviated certification program and probationary and standard certificates for trade and industrial workforce training.
    This Act takes effect immediately, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • HB 3849
    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 9 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • HB 4035
    Relating to eligibility and contributions for coverage under the state employee group benefits program and health benefit plans offered by certain university systems.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2018.
  • HB 4345
    Relating to the creation of the Rio de Vida Municipal Utility District No. 1 and the creation of the Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose taxes and fees; providing authority to issue bonds.
    Article 1 takes effect immediately, and Article 2 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 11
    Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies or under contract with a state agency, including foster care, child protective, relative and kinship caregiver support, prevention and early intervention health care, and adoption services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 23 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 276
    Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 29.259(d), Education Code, as amended by this Act, takes effect only if a specific appropriation is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • SB 463
    Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 4 takes effect September 1, 2018, and Section 11 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 1107
    Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 5, 6, and 7 take effect January 1, 2018.
  • SB 1501
    Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle towing, booting, and storage and to the elimination of required state licensing for vehicle booting companies and operators; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 7, 10, and 20(b) take effect September 1, 2018.
  • SB 1553
    Relating to certain requirements imposed on a sex offender who enters the premises of a school and to the refusal of entry to or ejection from school district property.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1, 2, and 3 take effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 1663
    Relating to contributions to, benefits from, late fees imposed by, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 10 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 1893
    Relating to the administrative judicial regions in this state.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 2039
    Relating to the development and use of instructional modules and training for public schools on the prevention of sexual abuse and sex trafficking and participation by the human trafficking prevention task force in that development.
    This Act takes effect immediately, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • SB 2065
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Article 14 takes effect immediately, excluding Sections 14.003, 14.005, and 14.012(b), which take effect September 1, 2018, and Article 8 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 2080
    Relating to a requirement that school districts and open-enrollment charter schools report certain information regarding children with disabilities who reside in residential facilities.
    This Act takes effect immediately, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.

June 1, 2017

  • SB 321
    Relating to the creation of the River Ranch Municipal Utility District of Liberty County and the Riverside Municipal Utility District of Liberty County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

June 12, 2017

  • HB 4335
    Relating to the creation of the Willacy County Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

June 15, 2017

  • HB 1455
    Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 552; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

July 1, 2017

  • SB 2190
    Relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities.

August 1, 2017

  • HB 2987
    Relating to the powers and duties of the Denton County Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 4 and 5; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

August 11, 2017

  • SB 20, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to avoiding the abolishment of certain agencies subject to the Texas Sunset Act.
  • SB 60, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to the repeal of certain riders for the Texas Medical Board and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists from the General Appropriations Act that are contingent upon the approval of certain Acts continuing those agencies during the 85th Regular Session.

August 16, 2017

  • HB 30, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to the transfer of certain appropriations to the Texas Education Agency and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the adjustment of appropriations for public school finance.
  • SB 17, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to maternal health and safety, pregnancy-related deaths, and maternal morbidity, including postpartum depression.

August 30, 2017

  • SB 1731
    Relating to the repeal of laws governing certain state entities, including the functions of those entities, and to certain duties, responsibilities, and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on the abolishment of certain of those entities.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 8 takes effect August 30, 2017, excluding Subsections (b-1) through (s-1), which take effect on the date that the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Advisory Board is abolished under Subsection (a).

September 1, 2017

List - 673 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 673 bills effective September 1, 2017.

In addition, the following bills have sections which became effective on September 1, 2017:

  • HB 4
    Relating to the relative or other designated caregiver placement program and to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relative or designated caregivers; creating a criminal offense; creating a civil penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • HB 5
    Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 24 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 7
    Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 41 takes effect September 1, 2018, and Sections 14, 22, 41, and 69 take effect only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of these sections is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • HB 29
    Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 102.102, Business & Commerce Code, as added by this Act, takes effect March 1, 2019.
  • HB 51
    Relating to regulation of the commercial oyster industry in this state; increasing criminal penalties; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 8 takes effect June 1, 2018.
  • HB 995
    Relating to the form and revocation of medical powers of attorney.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 take effect January 1, 2018.
  • HB 1808
    Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain trafficking and sexual offenses; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 5 has no effect.
  • HB 2950
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Nursing and to the regulation of the practice of nursing.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 20(b) takes effect December 31, 2018.
  • HB 3158
    Relating to the retirement systems for and the provision of other benefits to police and fire fighters in certain municipalities.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Article 1 takes effect September 1, 2017, unless the board of trustees of the pension system established under Article 6243a-1, Revised Statutes, violates Section 6.142, Article 6243a-1, Revised Statutes, as added by this Act, on or before August 31, 2017, as determined by the State Pension Review Board. If, not later than August 31, 2017, the State Pension Review Board determines that the pension system violated Section 6.142, Article 6243a-1, Revised Statutes, as added by this Act, Article 1 of this Act has no effect.
  • HB 3574
    Relating to the allocation of low income housing tax credits.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 1(b) takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • HB 3849
    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 9 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • HB 4094
    Relating to the access of criminal history record information by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 4 and 5(b) take effect January 1, 2018.
  • HB 4345
    Relating to the creation of the Rio de Vida Municipal Utility District No. 1 and the creation of the Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose taxes and fees; providing authority to issue bonds.
    Article 1 takes effect immediately, and Article 2 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 11
    Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies or under contract with a state agency, including foster care, child protective, relative and kinship caregiver support, prevention and early intervention health care, and adoption services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 23 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 213
    Relating to the office of ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • SB 312
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 45 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 313
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 258.155 and 258.156, Occupations Code, as amended by this Act, and Section 258.1554, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect March 1, 2018; and Sections 258.002, 258.054, and 265.001, Occupations Code, as amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2018.
  • SB 317
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 2.08, 2.10, 2.23, 2.25, 2.26(1) and (4), 4.10, and 4.22(5) of this Act, and Sections 453.1061, 453.357, 454.1061, and 454.307, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, and Section 454.3521(a), Occupations Code, as amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 589
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts; requiring an occupational license; imposing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 506.251, Occupations Code, and Subchapter I, Chapter 506, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2018.
  • SB 738
    Relating to the transfer of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • SB 1329
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 2.03 and 3.02 take effect October 1, 2017; Section 3.01 takes effect January 1, 2018; Section 2.01 takes effect September 1, 2018; Section 3.03 takes effect October 1, 2018; Sections 2.05 and 2.06 take effect January 1, 2019; and Section 2.04 takes effect October 1, 2019.
  • SB 1488
    Relating to nonsubstantive additions to, revisions of, 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 84th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 8.122(b) takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 1553
    Relating to certain requirements imposed on a sex offender who enters the premises of a school and to the refusal of entry to or ejection from school district property.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1, 2, and 3 take effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 1663
    Relating to contributions to, benefits from, late fees imposed by, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 10 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 1731
    Relating to the repeal of laws governing certain state entities, including the functions of those entities, and to certain duties, responsibilities, and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on the abolishment of certain of those entities.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 8 takes effect August 30, 2017, excluding Subsections (b-1) through (s-1), which take effect on the date that the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Advisory Board is abolished under Subsection (a).
  • SB 1781
    Relating to the regulation of certain educational institutions by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; providing administrative penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • SB 1849
    Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, to the confinement, conviction, or release of those individuals, and to grants supporting populations that are more likely to interact frequently with law enforcement.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 4.03 takes effect January 1, 2018.
  • SB 1893
    Relating to the administrative judicial regions in this state.
    This Act takes effect Immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2017.
  • SB 2065
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Article 14 takes effect immediately, excluding Sections 14.003, 14.005, and 14.012(b), which take effect September 1, 2018, and Article 8 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 2076
    Relating to the titling of motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense and authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 23 and 24 take effect January 1, 2019.
  • SB 2262
    Relating to the dissolution of the Central Colorado River Authority.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 4 and 5 take effect January 1, 2019.

October 1, 2017

  • HB 4280
    Relating to the 32nd Judicial District Juvenile Board.
  • SB 1329
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 2.03 and 3.02 take effect October 1, 2017; Section 3.01 takes effect January 1, 2018; Section 2.01 takes effect September 1, 2018; Section 3.03 takes effect October 1, 2018; Sections 2.05 and 2.06 take effect January 1, 2019; and Section 2.04 takes effect October 1, 2019.

November 14, 2017

  • HB 13, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians and health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.
  • HB 21, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to public school finance, including funding for the recruitment and retention of teachers and the support of participants in the public school employees group insurance program.
    This Act takes effect November 14, 2017, except Sections 1, 5, and 8 take effect September 1, 2018, and Sections 4 and 12 take effect September 1, 2023.
  • HB 215, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to reporting and certification requirements by certain physicians regarding certain abortions.

November 2017

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

  • HB 471
    Relating to permitting credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings.

December 1, 2017

  • HB 7, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to municipal regulation of the removal of trees on private property.
  • HB 214, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for elective abortion.
  • SB 5, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to the prevention of fraud in the conduct of an election; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties.
  • SB 6, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to municipal annexation.
  • HB 3125
    Relating to charitable raffles conducted by the charitable foundations of certain professional sports teams.
    This Act takes effect December 1, 2017, but only if HJR 100 is approved by the voters.

December 31, 2017

  • SB 1305
    Relating to the grant program using money from the transportation infrastructure fund.

January 1, 2018

List - 26 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 26 bills effective on January 1, 2018.

The following bills have sections which go into effect on January 1, 2018:

  • HB 150
    Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of, and the deferral or abatement of ad valorem taxes on, certain residence homesteads.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2018, but only if HJR 21 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 995
    Relating to the form and revocation of medical powers of attorney.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 take effect January 1, 2018.
  • HB 4035
    Relating to eligibility and contributions for coverage under the state employee group benefits program and health benefit plans offered by certain university systems.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2018.
  • HB 4094
    Relating to the access of criminal history record information by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 4 and 5(b) take effect January 1, 2018.
  • SB 15
    Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2018, but only if SJR 1 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 1107
    Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 5, 6, and 7 take effect January 1, 2018.
  • SB 1329
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 2.03 and 3.02 take effect October 1, 2017; Section 3.01 takes effect January 1, 2018; Section 2.01 takes effect September 1, 2018; Section 3.03 takes effect October 1, 2018; Sections 2.05 and 2.06 take effect January 1, 2019; and Section 2.04 takes effect October 1, 2019.
  • SB 1849
    Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, to the confinement, conviction, or release of those individuals, and to grants supporting populations that are more likely to interact frequently with law enforcement.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 4.03 takes effect January 1, 2018.

March 1, 2018

  • SB 313
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 258.155 and 258.156, Occupations Code, as amended by this Act, and Section 258.1554, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect March 1, 2018; and Sections 258.002, 258.054, and 265.001, Occupations Code, as amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2018.

April 1, 2018

  • SB 11, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to general procedures and requirements for certain do-not-resuscitate orders; creating a criminal offense.

June 1, 2018

  • HB 51
    Relating to regulation of the commercial oyster industry in this state; increasing criminal penalties; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 8 takes effect June 1, 2018.
  • HB 2856
    Relating to names of domestic and foreign filing entities for transacting business in this state.

July 1, 2018

  • HB 1217
    Relating to appointment of and performance of notarial acts by an online notary public and online acknowledgment and proof of written instruments; authorizing a fee and creating a criminal offense.

September 1, 2018

  • HB 7
    Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 41 takes effect September 1, 2018, and Sections 14, 22, 41, and 69 take effect only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of these sections is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
  • HB 21, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to public school finance, including funding for the recruitment and retention of teachers and the support of participants in the public school employees group insurance program.
    This Act takes effect November 14, 2017, except Sections 1, 5, and 8 take effect September 1, 2018, and Sections 4 and 12 take effect September 1, 2023.
  • HB 66
    Relating to determining eligibility for a Texas Armed Services Scholarship and to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive that scholarship.
  • HB 2812
    Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on security patrol vehicles.
  • SB 313
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 258.155 and 258.156, Occupations Code, as amended by this Act, and Section 258.1554, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect March 1, 2018; and Sections 258.002, 258.054, and 265.001, Occupations Code, as amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2018.
  • SB 463
    Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 4 takes effect September 1, 2018, and Section 11 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 589
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts; requiring an occupational license; imposing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 506.251, Occupations Code, and Subchapter I, Chapter 506, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, take effect September 1, 2018.
  • SB 1329
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 2.03 and 3.02 take effect October 1, 2017; Section 3.01 takes effect January 1, 2018; Section 2.01 takes effect September 1, 2018; Section 3.03 takes effect October 1, 2018; Sections 2.05 and 2.06 take effect January 1, 2019; and Section 2.04 takes effect October 1, 2019.
  • SB 1501
    Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle towing, booting, and storage and to the elimination of required state licensing for vehicle booting companies and operators; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 7, 10, and 20(b) take effect September 1, 2018.
  • SB 2065
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Article 14 takes effect immediately, excluding Sections 14.003, 14.005, and 14.012(b), which take effect September 1, 2018, and Article 8 takes effect September 1, 2019.

October 1, 2018

  • SB 1329
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 2.03 and 3.02 take effect October 1, 2017; Section 3.01 takes effect January 1, 2018; Section 2.01 takes effect September 1, 2018; Section 3.03 takes effect October 1, 2018; Sections 2.05 and 2.06 take effect January 1, 2019; and Section 2.04 takes effect October 1, 2019.

December 31, 2018

  • HB 2950
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Nursing and to the regulation of the practice of nursing.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 20(b) takes effect December 31, 2018.

January 1, 2019

  • HB 2931
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments.
  • SB 1329
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 2.03 and 3.02 take effect October 1, 2017; Section 3.01 takes effect January 1, 2018; Section 2.01 takes effect September 1, 2018; Section 3.03 takes effect October 1, 2018; Sections 2.05 and 2.06 take effect January 1, 2019; and Section 2.04 takes effect October 1, 2019.
  • SB 2076
    Relating to the titling of motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense and authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 23 and 24 take effect January 1, 2019.
  • SB 2262
    Relating to the dissolution of the Central Colorado River Authority.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 4 and 5 take effect January 1, 2019.

January 8, 2019

  • HB 501
    Relating to personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates, including the disclosure of certain contracts, agreements, services, and compensation in and the amendment of those statements.
  • HB 505
    Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions.

March 1, 2019

  • HB 29
    Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 102.102, Business & Commerce Code, as added by this Act, takes effect March 1, 2019.

April 1, 2019

  • HB 2803
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including conforming amendments.
  • SB 1969
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of the Texas Racing Act, including conforming amendments.

September 1, 2019

  • HB 2113
    Relating to the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies.
  • HB 2662
    Relating to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact waste disposal facility; reducing a surcharge; eliminating a fee.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 1(b) and 3(b) take effect September 1, 2019.
  • HB 3574
    Relating to the allocation of low income housing tax credits.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 1(b) takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 312
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 45 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 317
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 2.08, 2.10, 2.23, 2.25, 2.26(1) and (4), 4.10, and 4.22(5) of this Act, and Sections 453.1061, 453.357, 454.1061, and 454.307, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, and Section 454.3521(a), Occupations Code, as amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 463
    Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 4 takes effect September 1, 2018, and Section 11 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 1488
    Relating to nonsubstantive additions to, revisions of, 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 84th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Section 8.122(b) takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 2065
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Article 14 takes effect immediately, excluding Sections 14.003, 14.005, and 14.012(b), which take effect September 1, 2018, and Article 8 takes effect September 1, 2019.

October 1, 2019

  • SB 1329
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, except Sections 2.03 and 3.02 take effect October 1, 2017; Section 3.01 takes effect January 1, 2018; Section 2.01 takes effect September 1, 2018; Section 3.03 takes effect October 1, 2018; Sections 2.05 and 2.06 take effect January 1, 2019; and Section 2.04 takes effect October 1, 2019.

September 1, 2020

  • HB 25
    Relating to the elimination of straight party voting.

January 1, 2022

  • HB 1003
    Relating to investment of public funds, including certain expenditures by public institutions of higher education and university systems that are eligible for certain tax credits.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 8(b) takes effect January 1, 2022.

September 1, 2023

  • HB 21, 85th 1st C.S.
    Relating to public school finance, including funding for the recruitment and retention of teachers and the support of participants in the public school employees group insurance program.
    This Act takes effect November 14, 2017, except Sections 1, 5, and 8 take effect September 1, 2018, and Sections 4 and 12 take effect September 1, 2023.

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