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Immediately

86R List - 473 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 473 bills from the 86th regular session effective immediately.

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

  • HB 3
    Relating to public school finance and public education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing the imposition of a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Article 2 and Sections 1.026, 1.029, and 5.010 take effect immediately; Sections 1.001, 1.010, 1.065, 1A.008, 3.053, 3.057, and 3.080 take effect January 1, 2020; and Sections 1.004(b), 1.014, 1A.001-1A.007, and 2.011 take effect September 1, 2020.
  • HB 1025
    Relating to membership on and the eligibility of certain persons to serve on the board of certain property owners' associations.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 209.00591(a-3), Property Code, as added by this Act, takes effect immediately.
  • HB 2263
    Relating to the sale of electric power to certain public customers.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 4 takes effect January 1, 2024.
  • HB 2913
    Relating to the transfer of certain real property held by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and the transfer of jurisdiction over and management of the Star of the Republic Museum to the Texas Historical Commission.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Article 1 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 3317
    Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue and allocation of accrued interest on dedicated revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 13, 14, and 15 take effect September 1, 2019, and certain exceptions from Section 2 of this Act take effect on the later of August 31, 2019, or the effective date of the Act(s) creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 10, 11, and 12.
  • HB 3906
    Relating to the assessment of public school students, including the development and administration of assessment instruments, and technology permitted for use by students.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • SB 7
    Relating to flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects.
    This Act takes effect immediately; Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2020, but only if HJR 4 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 194
    Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 16 takes effect immediately. Section 11 takes effect only if the comptroller determines that Sections 14 and 69, HB 7, 85R, took effect as provided by HB 7, and Section 12 takes effect only if the comptroller determines that Sections 14 and 69, HB 7, 85R, did not take effect as provided by HB 7.
  • SB 212
    Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 51.260, Education Code, as added by this Act, takes effect immediately and Section 51.255(a), Education Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2020.
  • SB 213
    Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 500
    Relating to making supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and giving direction, including direction regarding reimbursement, and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 74(a), 75(a), 76(a), and 77(a) have no effect.
  • SB 616
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, the conditional transfer of the driver licensing program to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the abolition of the Texas Private Security Board, the transfer of the motorcycle and off-highway vehicle operator training programs to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and the regulation of other programs administered by the Department of Public Safety; imposing an administrative penalty; authorizing and repealing the authorization for fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Article 6 takes effect immediately, excluding Sections 6.001-6.004, which take effect only if the report required by Section 6.005 is not submitted within the period prescribed, and Article 8 takes effect September 1, 2020, excluding Section 8.026, which takes effect immediately.
  • SB 799
    Relating to emergency management and disaster recovery.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 take effect immediately.
  • SB 2104
    Relating to certain advocacy and legal services for Texas Veterans and to tuition and fees for certain military spouses and dependents.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 5 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 2119
    Relating to the transfer of the regulation of motor fuel metering and motor fuel quality from the Department of Agriculture to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; providing civil and administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2020, except Sections 10 and 11 take effect immediately.

June 4, 2019

  • SB 1082
    Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

August 26, 2019

  • HB 1422
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Historical Commission.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 16 takes effect August 26, 2019.
  • SB 2
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, except Sections 106 and 118 of this Act take effect August 26, 2019; Section 92 of this Act takes effect September 1, 2019; Sections 6.41(b), (b-1), (b-2), (d-9), and (d-10), 6.414(d), 6.425, 41.44(d), 41.45(d), (d-1), (d-2), and (d-3), and 41.66(k) and (k-1), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2020; Sections 25.19(b-3) and (b-4), 26.04(d-1), (d-2), (d-3), (e-1), (e-5), and (g), and 26.05(e), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2021; and Sections 25.19(b) and (i), Tax Code, as amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2022.
  • SB 1397
    Relating to exempting certain honorably retired peace officers from continuing education requirements.

August 30, 2019

  • HB 3745
    Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and account.
    This Act takes effect August 30, 2019, except Article 1 takes effect September 1, 2021.

August 31, 2019

  • HB 3317
    Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue and allocation of accrued interest on dedicated revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 13, 14, and 15 take effect September 1, 2019, and certain exceptions from Section 2 of this Act take effect on the later of August 31, 2019, or the effective date of the Act(s) creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 10, 11, and 12.
  • SB 709
    Relating to the allocation and use of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

September 1, 2019

List - 820 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 820 bills effective September 1, 2019.

In addition, the following bills have sections which became effective on September 1, 2019:

  • HB 3
    Relating to public school finance and public education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing the imposition of a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Article 2 and Sections 1.026, 1.029, and 5.010 take effect immediately; Sections 1.001, 1.010, 1.065, 1A.008, 3.053, 3.057, and 3.080 take effect January 1, 2020; and Sections 1.004(b), 1.014, 1A.001-1A.007, and 2.011 take effect September 1, 2020.
  • HB 914
    Relating to the regulation of bingo games.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, except Sections 2001.502(c) and 2001.507(a) and (a-1), Occupations Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2019.
  • HB 1025
    Relating to membership on and the eligibility of certain persons to serve on the board of certain property owners' associations.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 209.00591(a-3), Property Code, as added by this Act, takes effect immediately.
  • HB 1422
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Historical Commission.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 16 takes effect August 26, 2019.
  • HB 1532
    Relating to the regulation of certain health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 162.005(b), Occupations Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2020.
  • HB 1540
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 17 takes effect September 1, 2020.
  • HB 1545
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, including the consolidation, repeal, and creation of certain licenses and permits; changing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 5-13, 18, 20, 25, 28, 36(a), 45(a), 49, 51, 54, 55, 56(a), 57-59, 62-67, 72(a), 77(a), 82-84, 101, 102, 129-140, 142-146, 177, 179, 182(a), 195(a), 199(a), 205, 206, 209(a), 213(a), 214(a), 218(a), 234(a), 254(a), 255(a), 256(a), 278(a), 284, 320, 329, 341, 345, 347, 348, 351, 363, 385, 392, 395, 396, 406-408, 409(a), and 415 take effect September 1, 2019; Section 265 takes effect December 1, 2020; and Sections 3, 15, 22, 30, 34(a), 35, 36(b), 37(a), 38, 39, 41(a), 44(a), 47(a), 50, 52, 53, 103(a), 104(a), 105(a), 115(a), 168, 171(a), 172, 173, 176, 181(a), 182(b), 183, 184, 186, 187(a), 188(a), 191(a), 192-194, 196, 197(a), 201, 202, 210(a), 242, 260(a), 266-269, 277(a), 279, 304(a), and 411 take effect December 31, 2020.
  • HB 1865
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy; requiring a student permit; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 5 takes effect July 1, 2020.
  • HB 2329
    Relating to the dissolution of the North Montague County Water Supply District.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2020.
  • HB 2913
    Relating to the transfer of certain real property held by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and the transfer of jurisdiction over and management of the Star of the Republic Museum to the Texas Historical Commission.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Article 1 takes effect immediately.
  • HB 3222
    Relating to the creation of a nonresident brewer's or nonresident manufacturer's agent's permit; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 1 has no effect and Section 2(b) takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • HB 3317
    Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue and allocation of accrued interest on dedicated revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Sections 13, 14, and 15 take effect September 1, 2019, and certain exceptions from Section 2 of this Act take effect on the later of August 31, 2019, or the effective date of the Act(s) creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 10, 11, and 12.
  • HB 3522
    Relating to assignment of certain death benefits payable by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Sections 1 and 2 take effect January 1, 2020.
  • HB 4390
    Relating to the privacy of personal identifying information and the creation of the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2020.
  • HB 4749
    Relating to the creation of the Rose City Municipal Utility District; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments and fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 7958.0304, Special District Local Laws Code, as added by Section 1 of this Act, has no effect.
  • SB 2
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, except Sections 106 and 118 of this Act take effect August 26, 2019; Section 92 of this Act takes effect September 1, 2019; Sections 6.41(b), (b-1), (b-2), (d-9), and (d-10), 6.414(d), 6.425, 41.44(d), 41.45(d), (d-1), (d-2), and (d-3), and 41.66(k) and (k-1), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2020; Sections 25.19(b-3) and (b-4), 26.04(d-1), (d-2), (d-3), (e-1), (e-5), and (g), and 26.05(e), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2021; and Sections 25.19(b) and (i), Tax Code, as amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2022.
  • SB 194
    Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 16 takes effect immediately. Section 11 takes effect only if the comptroller determines that Sections 14 and 69, HB 7, 85R, took effect as provided by HB 7, and Section 12 takes effect only if the comptroller determines that Sections 14 and 69, HB 7, 85R, did not take effect as provided by HB 7.
  • SB 212
    Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 51.260, Education Code, as added by this Act, takes effect immediately and Section 51.255(a), Education Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2020.
  • SB 213
    Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 3 takes effect September 1, 2019.
  • SB 616
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, the conditional transfer of the driver licensing program to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the abolition of the Texas Private Security Board, the transfer of the motorcycle and off-highway vehicle operator training programs to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and the regulation of other programs administered by the Department of Public Safety; imposing an administrative penalty; authorizing and repealing the authorization for fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Article 6 takes effect immediately, excluding Sections 6.001-6.004, which take effect only if the report required by Section 6.005 is not submitted within the period prescribed, and Article 8 takes effect September 1, 2020, excluding Section 8.026, which takes effect immediately.
  • SB 799
    Relating to emergency management and disaster recovery.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 take effect immediately.
  • SB 891
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in and grants provided by courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing and imposing fees; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 2.06 takes effect October 1, 2019; Article 10 takes effect June 1, 2020, excluding Section 10.11, which takes effect September 1, 2019; Section 1.04 takes effect October 1, 2020; and Sections 1.05, 1.07, 1.08, 2.02, 2.05, 6.03(b)-(d), and 6.06 take effect January 1, 2021.
  • SB 1336
    Relating to the workers' compensation classification system and rate filings.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 6 takes effect July 1, 2020.
  • SB 2104
    Relating to certain advocacy and legal services for Texas Veterans and to tuition and fees for certain military spouses and dependents.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 5 takes effect immediately.
  • SB 2552
    Relating to the administration of the Agua Special Utility District; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Sections 2 and 8 take effect December 31, 2019.

September 27, 2019

  • HB 2677
    Relating to certain restrictions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist.

October 1, 2019

  • HB 1525
    Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes applicable to sales involving marketplace providers.
  • HB 2153
    Relating to a single local use tax rate as an alternative to combined local use tax rates for computing the amount of local use taxes remote sellers are required to collect and to the allocation of tax revenue collected at that rate.
  • HB 2358
    Relating to the payment of certain sales and use taxes by a retailer.
  • HB 3006
    Relating to the administration of the mixed beverage sales tax.
  • HB 3386
    Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for certain amusement services.
  • SB 891
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in and grants provided by courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing and imposing fees; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 2.06 takes effect October 1, 2019; Article 10 takes effect June 1, 2020, excluding Section 10.11, which takes effect September 1, 2019; Section 1.04 takes effect October 1, 2020; and Sections 1.05, 1.07, 1.08, 2.02, 2.05, 6.03(b)-(d), and 6.06 take effect January 1, 2021.

November 2019

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

  • SB 2452
    Relating to the provision by the Texas Water Development Board of financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

November 24, 2019

  • SB 2330
    Relating to the temporary authority of certain individuals to engage in business as a residential mortgage loan originator.

December 1, 2019

  • HB 18
    Relating to consideration of the mental health of public school students in training requirements for certain school employees, curriculum requirements, counseling programs, educational programs, state and regional programs and services, and health care services for students and to mental health first aid program training and reporting regarding local mental health authority and school district personnel.
  • HB 1070
    Relating to the mental health first aid training program reporting requirements.

December 31, 2019

  • SB 2552
    Relating to the administration of the Agua Special Utility District; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Sections 2 and 8 take effect December 31, 2019.

January 1, 2020

List - 24 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for 24 bills effective on January 1, 2020.

The following bills have sections which go into effect on January 1, 2020:

  • HB 3
    Relating to public school finance and public education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing the imposition of a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Article 2 and Sections 1.026, 1.029, and 5.010 take effect immediately; Sections 1.001, 1.010, 1.065, 1A.008, 3.053, 3.057, and 3.080 take effect January 1, 2020; and Sections 1.004(b), 1.014, 1A.001-1A.007, and 2.011 take effect September 1, 2020.
  • HB 492
    Relating to a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, but only if HJR 34 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 914
    Relating to the regulation of bingo games.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, except Sections 2001.502(c) and 2001.507(a) and (a-1), Occupations Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2019.
  • HB 1532
    Relating to the regulation of certain health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 162.005(b), Occupations Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2020.
  • HB 1717
    Relating to a person holding office as a municipal judge in more than one municipality at the same time.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, but only if HJR 72 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 2329
    Relating to the dissolution of the North Montague County Water Supply District.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 2 takes effect January 1, 2020.
  • HB 2859
    Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, but only if HJR 95 is approved by the voters.
  • HB 3522
    Relating to assignment of certain death benefits payable by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Sections 1 and 2 take effect January 1, 2020.
  • HB 4390
    Relating to the privacy of personal identifying information and the creation of the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2020.
  • HB 4611
    Relating to certain distributions to the available school fund.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, but only if HJR 151 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 2
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, except Sections 106 and 118 of this Act take effect August 26, 2019; Section 92 of this Act takes effect September 1, 2019; Sections 6.41(b), (b-1), (b-2), (d-9), and (d-10), 6.414(d), 6.425, 41.44(d), 41.45(d), (d-1), (d-2), and (d-3), and 41.66(k) and (k-1), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2020; Sections 25.19(b-3) and (b-4), 26.04(d-1), (d-2), (d-3), (e-1), (e-5), and (g), and 26.05(e), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2021; and Sections 25.19(b) and (i), Tax Code, as amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2022.
  • SB 7
    Relating to flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects.
    This Act takes effect immediately; Article 2 takes effect January 1, 2020, but only if HJR 4 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 26
    Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2020, but both take effect only if SJR 24 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 212
    Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penalties.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 51.260, Education Code, as added by this Act, takes effect immediately and Section 51.255(a), Education Code, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2020.

June 1, 2020

  • SB 891
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in and grants provided by courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing and imposing fees; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 2.06 takes effect October 1, 2019; Article 10 takes effect June 1, 2020, excluding Section 10.11, which takes effect September 1, 2019; Section 1.04 takes effect October 1, 2020; and Sections 1.05, 1.07, 1.08, 2.02, 2.05, 6.03(b)-(d), and 6.06 take effect January 1, 2021.

July 1, 2020

  • HB 1865
    Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy; requiring a student permit; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 5 takes effect July 1, 2020.
  • SB 1336
    Relating to the workers' compensation classification system and rate filings.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 6 takes effect July 1, 2020.

September 1, 2020

  • HB 3
    Relating to public school finance and public education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing the imposition of a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Article 2 and Sections 1.026, 1.029, and 5.010 take effect immediately; Sections 1.001, 1.010, 1.065, 1A.008, 3.053, 3.057, and 3.080 take effect January 1, 2020; and Sections 1.004(b), 1.014, 1A.001-1A.007, and 2.011 take effect September 1, 2020.
  • HB 1540
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 17 takes effect September 1, 2020.
  • HB 2858
    Relating to adoption of a uniform swimming pool and spa code for use in municipalities in this state.
  • SB 2
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, except Sections 106 and 118 of this Act take effect August 26, 2019; Section 92 of this Act takes effect September 1, 2019; Sections 6.41(b), (b-1), (b-2), (d-9), and (d-10), 6.414(d), 6.425, 41.44(d), 41.45(d), (d-1), (d-2), and (d-3), and 41.66(k) and (k-1), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2020; Sections 25.19(b-3) and (b-4), 26.04(d-1), (d-2), (d-3), (e-1), (e-5), and (g), and 26.05(e), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2021; and Sections 25.19(b) and (i), Tax Code, as amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2022.
  • SB 198
    Relating to payment for the use of a highway toll project.
  • SB 616
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, the conditional transfer of the driver licensing program to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the abolition of the Texas Private Security Board, the transfer of the motorcycle and off-highway vehicle operator training programs to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and the regulation of other programs administered by the Department of Public Safety; imposing an administrative penalty; authorizing and repealing the authorization for fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Article 6 takes effect immediately, excluding Sections 6.001-6.004, which take effect only if the report required by Section 6.005 is not submitted within the period prescribed, and Article 8 takes effect September 1, 2020, excluding Section 8.026, which takes effect immediately.
  • SB 2119
    Relating to the transfer of the regulation of motor fuel metering and motor fuel quality from the Department of Agriculture to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; providing civil and administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2020, except Sections 10 and 11 take effect immediately.
  • SB 2342
    Relating to the jurisdiction of, and practices and procedures in civil cases before, justice courts, county courts, statutory county courts, and district courts.

October 1, 2020

  • SB 891
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in and grants provided by courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing and imposing fees; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 2.06 takes effect October 1, 2019; Article 10 takes effect June 1, 2020, excluding Section 10.11, which takes effect September 1, 2019; Section 1.04 takes effect October 1, 2020; and Sections 1.05, 1.07, 1.08, 2.02, 2.05, 6.03(b)-(d), and 6.06 take effect January 1, 2021.

December 1, 2020

  • HB 1545
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, including the consolidation, repeal, and creation of certain licenses and permits; changing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 5-13, 18, 20, 25, 28, 36(a), 45(a), 49, 51, 54, 55, 56(a), 57-59, 62-67, 72(a), 77(a), 82-84, 101, 102, 129-140, 142-146, 177, 179, 182(a), 195(a), 199(a), 205, 206, 209(a), 213(a), 214(a), 218(a), 234(a), 254(a), 255(a), 256(a), 278(a), 284, 320, 329, 341, 345, 347, 348, 351, 363, 385, 392, 395, 396, 406-408, 409(a), and 415 take effect September 1, 2019; Section 265 takes effect December 1, 2020; and Sections 3, 15, 22, 30, 34(a), 35, 36(b), 37(a), 38, 39, 41(a), 44(a), 47(a), 50, 52, 53, 103(a), 104(a), 105(a), 115(a), 168, 171(a), 172, 173, 176, 181(a), 182(b), 183, 184, 186, 187(a), 188(a), 191(a), 192-194, 196, 197(a), 201, 202, 210(a), 242, 260(a), 266-269, 277(a), 279, 304(a), and 411 take effect December 31, 2020.

December 31, 2020

  • HB 1545
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, including the consolidation, repeal, and creation of certain licenses and permits; changing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 5-13, 18, 20, 25, 28, 36(a), 45(a), 49, 51, 54, 55, 56(a), 57-59, 62-67, 72(a), 77(a), 82-84, 101, 102, 129-140, 142-146, 177, 179, 182(a), 195(a), 199(a), 205, 206, 209(a), 213(a), 214(a), 218(a), 234(a), 254(a), 255(a), 256(a), 278(a), 284, 320, 329, 341, 345, 347, 348, 351, 363, 385, 392, 395, 396, 406-408, 409(a), and 415 take effect September 1, 2019; Section 265 takes effect December 1, 2020; and Sections 3, 15, 22, 30, 34(a), 35, 36(b), 37(a), 38, 39, 41(a), 44(a), 47(a), 50, 52, 53, 103(a), 104(a), 105(a), 115(a), 168, 171(a), 172, 173, 176, 181(a), 182(b), 183, 184, 186, 187(a), 188(a), 191(a), 192-194, 196, 197(a), 201, 202, 210(a), 242, 260(a), 266-269, 277(a), 279, 304(a), and 411 take effect December 31, 2020.

January 1, 2021

  • HB 639
    Relating to the eligibility of land used as an ecological laboratory for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.
  • HB 4173
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments.
  • SB 2
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, except Sections 106 and 118 of this Act take effect August 26, 2019; Section 92 of this Act takes effect September 1, 2019; Sections 6.41(b), (b-1), (b-2), (d-9), and (d-10), 6.414(d), 6.425, 41.44(d), 41.45(d), (d-1), (d-2), and (d-3), and 41.66(k) and (k-1), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2020; Sections 25.19(b-3) and (b-4), 26.04(d-1), (d-2), (d-3), (e-1), (e-5), and (g), and 26.05(e), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2021; and Sections 25.19(b) and (i), Tax Code, as amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2022.
  • SB 891
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in and grants provided by courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing and imposing fees; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 2.06 takes effect October 1, 2019; Article 10 takes effect June 1, 2020, excluding Section 10.11, which takes effect September 1, 2019; Section 1.04 takes effect October 1, 2020; and Sections 1.05, 1.07, 1.08, 2.02, 2.05, 6.03(b)-(d), and 6.06 take effect January 1, 2021.

April 1, 2021

  • HB 4172
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including conforming amendments.
  • HB 4174
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of the event reimbursement programs, including the Pan American Games trust fund, Olympic Games trust fund, Major Events reimbursement program fund, Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and Events trust fund; including conforming amendments.

September 1, 2021

  • HB 1545
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, including the consolidation, repeal, and creation of certain licenses and permits; changing fees.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 5-13, 18, 20, 25, 28, 36(a), 45(a), 49, 51, 54, 55, 56(a), 57-59, 62-67, 72(a), 77(a), 82-84, 101, 102, 129-140, 142-146, 177, 179, 182(a), 195(a), 199(a), 205, 206, 209(a), 213(a), 214(a), 218(a), 234(a), 254(a), 255(a), 256(a), 278(a), 284, 320, 329, 341, 345, 347, 348, 351, 363, 385, 392, 395, 396, 406-408, 409(a), and 415 take effect September 1, 2019; Section 265 takes effect December 1, 2020; and Sections 3, 15, 22, 30, 34(a), 35, 36(b), 37(a), 38, 39, 41(a), 44(a), 47(a), 50, 52, 53, 103(a), 104(a), 105(a), 115(a), 168, 171(a), 172, 173, 176, 181(a), 182(b), 183, 184, 186, 187(a), 188(a), 191(a), 192-194, 196, 197(a), 201, 202, 210(a), 242, 260(a), 266-269, 277(a), 279, 304(a), and 411 take effect December 31, 2020.
  • HB 3222
    Relating to the creation of a nonresident brewer's or nonresident manufacturer's agent's permit; authorizing a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2019, except Section 1 has no effect and Section 2(b) takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • HB 3745
    Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and account.
    This Act takes effect August 30, 2019, except Article 1 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • HB 3906
    Relating to the assessment of public school students, including the development and administration of assessment instruments, and technology permitted for use by students.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • SB 26
    Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2020, but both take effect only if SJR 24 is approved by the voters.

January 1, 2022

  • HB 4171
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of The Securities Act, including conforming amendments.
  • SB 2
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2020, except Sections 106 and 118 of this Act take effect August 26, 2019; Section 92 of this Act takes effect September 1, 2019; Sections 6.41(b), (b-1), (b-2), (d-9), and (d-10), 6.414(d), 6.425, 41.44(d), 41.45(d), (d-1), (d-2), and (d-3), and 41.66(k) and (k-1), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect September 1, 2020; Sections 25.19(b-3) and (b-4), 26.04(d-1), (d-2), (d-3), (e-1), (e-5), and (g), and 26.05(e), Tax Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2021; and Sections 25.19(b) and (i), Tax Code, as amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2022.

January 1, 2024

  • HB 2263
    Relating to the sale of electric power to certain public customers.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 4 takes effect January 1, 2024.

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