The beginning of 2012 will bring some new laws, as legislation passed by the 82nd and 81st legislatures goes into effect.
 
21 bills passed during the 82nd Regular Session take effect in their entirety on January 1. Two additional bills, SB 144 and SB 516 will take effect January 1 due to voter approval of constitutional amendments.
 
Another 14 bills passed during the Regular Session have provisions that take effect January 1, as do two bills passed during the 82nd First Called Session.
 
Provisions of HB 4765, 81st Regular Session, will also take effect on January 1.
 
To keep up with new laws throughout the year, check the Library's list of bill effective dates.