Over 600 New Laws Go Into Effect In September

Over 600 new laws signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott go into effect this month in the state of Texas. These new laws, including the Heartbeat Bill, constitutional carry legislation, and laws that protect law enforcement, were passed during the 87th Legislative Session. “The 87th Legislative Session was a monumental success, and many of the laws going into effect today will ensure a safer, freer, healthier, and more prosperous Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “I look forward to my continued work with the legislature to build upon these successes and create an even brighter future for the Lone Star State.” A full list of new laws can be found online at capitol.texas.gov Included in the new laws are: House Bill 9 enhances the criminal penalty to a state jail felony offense for anyone who knowingly blocks an emergency vehicle or obstructs access to a hospital or health care facility. House Bill 103 creates an Active Shooter Alert System in Texas. House Bill 365 creates civil liability protections for farmers and ranchers. House Bill 547 allows home-schooled students to participate in UIL activities. House Bill 957 repeals the criminal offense of possessing, manufacturing, transporting, or repairing a firearm silencer. It also ensures that any firearm suppressor manufactured in Texas, and that remains in Texas, will not be subject to federal law or federal regulation. House Bill 1280 will outlaw abortion in Texas after Roe v. Wade is overturned. House Bill 1500 prevents any government entity from prohibiting the sale or […]

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