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87th Legislature (2021) - Effective Dates for Bills

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2026:  January
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Immediately

87R List - 329 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for bills from the 87th regular session effective immediately.

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

  • HB 988
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2022, except Sections 1, 2, 4, 14, 18, 20, 21, 23, and 24 take effect immediately.
  • HB 1525
    Relating to the public school finance system and public education.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 7 and 13 take effect immediately, and Section 14 takes effect September 1, 2023.
  • HB 2896
    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 and 14 take effect September 1, 2021, and certain exceptions from Section 2 of this Act take effect on the later of August 31, 2021, or the effective date of the Act(s) creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 9, 10, and 11.
  • SB 475
    Relating to state agency and local government information management and security, including establishment of the state risk and authorization management program and the Texas volunteer incident response team; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 10 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • SB 1615
    Relating to the adult high school charter school program.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 15(a) takes effect September 1, 2021, and Section 15(b) takes effect September 1, 2023.

July 1, 2021

  • SB 1385
    Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain institutions of higher education.

August 31, 2021

  • HB 2896
    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 and 14 take effect September 1, 2021, and certain exceptions from Section 2 of this Act take effect on the later of August 31, 2021, or the effective date of the Act(s) creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 9, 10, and 11.

September 1, 2021

List - 666 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for bills effective September 1, 2021.

In addition, the following bills have sections which became effective on September 1, 2021:

  • HB 390
    Relating to requirements for human trafficking awareness and prevention in commercial lodging establishments; authorizing a civil penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2022.
  • HB 738
    Relating to residential and commercial building requirements of municipalities, counties, and emergency services districts.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2022, except Section 5(b) takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • HB 766
    Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding orders imposing a condition of bond in a criminal case involving a violent offense.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2022, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • HB 1280
    Relating to prohibition of abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 2 takes effect, to the extent permitted, on the 30th day after the issuance of a certain judgment of the United States Supreme Court or the adoption of a certain amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • HB 1525
    Relating to the public school finance system and public education.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 7 and 13 take effect immediately, and Section 14 takes effect September 1, 2023.
  • HB 1560
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 5.68(1), (5), (12), and (13) take effect June 1, 2023.
  • HB 2056
    Relating to the practice of dentistry and the provision of teledentistry dental services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 27 and 28 take effect January 1, 2022.
  • HB 2896
    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 and 14 take effect September 1, 2021, and certain exceptions from Section 2 of this Act take effect on the later of August 31, 2021, or the effective date of the Act(s) creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 9, 10, and 11.
  • HB 3607
    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 86th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Article 9, Part B of this Act takes effect January 1, 2022.
  • HB 3774
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 1.01, 1.03, 1.05, and 2.04(a) take effect January 1, 2022; Sections 1.06 and 1.10 take effect September 1, 2022; Sections 1.04, 1.08, 2.05, and 2.11 take effect October 1, 2022; and Sections 1.09, 2.09, and 2.10 take effect January 1, 2023.
  • HB 4627
    Relating to the creation of certain municipal utility districts; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 4 takes effect March 31, 2022 and Section 7 takes effect on October 1, 2021.
  • SB 181
    Relating to suspension of a driver's license for persons convicted of certain offenses and the educational program required for reinstatement of a license following certain convictions; authorizing a fine.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Article 1 takes effect on the 91st day after the date the office of the attorney general publishes a certain finding in the Texas Register.
  • SB 475
    Relating to state agency and local government information management and security, including establishment of the state risk and authorization management program and the Texas volunteer incident response team; authorizing fees.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 10 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • SB 792
    Relating to specialty license plates and parking placards for vehicles of certain disabled veterans.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2022, except Section 7 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • SB 1132
    Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; authorizing the change of a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 4 takes effect January 1, 2022.
  • SB 1232
    Relating to the management and investment of the permanent school fund, including authorizing the creation of the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation to manage and invest the fund and limiting the authority of the School Land Board to manage and invest the fund if the corporation is created.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Article 2 takes effect December 31, 2022, but only if the State Board of Education incorporates the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation under Subchapter B, Chapter 43, Education Code, as added by this Act, on or before that date. If the State Board of Education does not incorporate the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation on or before December 31, 2022, Article 2 has no effect.
  • SB 1588
    Relating to the powers and duties of certain property owners' associations.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 209.004(b-1), Property Code, as added by this Act, takes effect December 1, 2021.
  • SB 1615
    Relating to the adult high school charter school program.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 15(a) takes effect September 1, 2021, and Section 15(b) takes effect September 1, 2023.

October 1, 2021

  • HB 3799
    Relating to the exemption from sales and use taxes for items sold by a nonprofit organization at a county fair.
  • HB 4627
    Relating to the creation of certain municipal utility districts; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 4 takes effect March 31, 2022 and Section 7 takes effect on October 1, 2021.
  • SB 153
    Relating to the exclusion of certain payment processing services from the definition of "data processing service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.
  • SB 197
    Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for animals adopted from or sold by nonprofit animal welfare organizations.
  • SB 477
    Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes and certain fees applicable to sales involving marketplace providers.
    This Act takes effect October 1, 2021, except Sections 1-3 take effect July 1, 2022.

December 1, 2021

  • HB 3012
    Relating to charitable raffles conducted by the professional sports teams charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by certain professional associations at rodeo venues.
    This Act takes effect December 1, 2021, but only if HJR 143 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 1588
    Relating to the powers and duties of certain property owners' associations.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 209.004(b-1), Property Code, as added by this Act, takes effect December 1, 2021.

January 1, 2022

List - 23 bills
This link takes you to a listing from the Texas Legislature Online showing information for bills effective on January 1, 2022.

The following bills have sections which go into effect on January 1, 2022:

  • HB 390
    Relating to requirements for human trafficking awareness and prevention in commercial lodging establishments; authorizing a civil penalty.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 1 takes effect January 1, 2022.
  • HB 738
    Relating to residential and commercial building requirements of municipalities, counties, and emergency services districts.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2022, except Section 5(b) takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • HB 766
    Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding orders imposing a condition of bond in a criminal case involving a violent offense.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2022, except Section 2 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • HB 988
    Relating to ad valorem taxation; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2022, except Sections 1, 2, 4, 14, 18, 20, 21, 23, and 24 take effect immediately.
  • HB 2056
    Relating to the practice of dentistry and the provision of teledentistry dental services.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 27 and 28 take effect January 1, 2022.
  • HB 3607
    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 86th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Article 9, Part B of this Act takes effect January 1, 2022.
  • HB 3774
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 1.01, 1.03, 1.05, and 2.04(a) take effect January 1, 2022; Sections 1.06 and 1.10 take effect September 1, 2022; Sections 1.04, 1.08, 2.05, and 2.11 take effect October 1, 2022; and Sections 1.09, 2.09, and 2.10 take effect January 1, 2023.
  • SB 611
    Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty and to late applications for exemptions from such taxation for disabled members.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2022, except Sections 1 and 2 only take effect if SJR 35 is approved by the voters.
  • SB 792
    Relating to specialty license plates and parking placards for vehicles of certain disabled veterans.
    This Act takes effect January 1, 2022, except Section 7 takes effect September 1, 2021.
  • SB 938
    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, 2022, except Sections 3, 7, and 9 take effect January 1, 2026.
  • SB 1132
    Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; authorizing the change of a fee.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 4 takes effect January 1, 2022.

March 1, 2022

  • SB 876
    Relating to the county in which a person may apply for the registration of and title for a motor vehicle.

March 31, 2022

  • HB 4627
    Relating to the creation of certain municipal utility districts; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 4 takes effect March 31, 2022 and Section 7 takes effect on October 1, 2021.

June 1, 2022

  • SB 1523
    Relating to registered and protected series of domestic limited liability companies; authorizing fees.

July 1, 2022

  • SB 477
    Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes and certain fees applicable to sales involving marketplace providers.
    This Act takes effect October 1, 2021, except Sections 1-3 take effect July 1, 2022.

September 1, 2022

  • HB 1252
    Relating to the limitation period for filing a complaint and requesting a special education impartial due process hearing.
  • HB 3774
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 1.01, 1.03, 1.05, and 2.04(a) take effect January 1, 2022; Sections 1.06 and 1.10 take effect September 1, 2022; Sections 1.04, 1.08, 2.05, and 2.11 take effect October 1, 2022; and Sections 1.09, 2.09, and 2.10 take effect January 1, 2023.
  • HB 4344
    Relating to a complaint filed with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
  • SB 1921
    Relating to Medicaid reimbursement for the provision of certain behavioral health and physical health services.

October 1, 2022

  • HB 3774
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021 except Sections 24.129(b), 24.66022, 24.60030, 25.0632(b and c), and 24.60026, Government Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2022; Sections 24.60028 and 24.60099, Government Code as added by this Act take effect September 1, 2022; Sections 24.60025, 24.120(b), 24.60097,25.1331, 25.1332, and 25.2481, Government Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect October 1, 2022; and Sections 24.60098, 25.2071(a), 25.2072, and 25.223(l), Government Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2023.

December 31, 2022

  • SB 1232
    Relating to the management and investment of the permanent school fund, including authorizing the creation of the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation to manage and invest the fund and limiting the authority of the School Land Board to manage and invest the fund if the corporation is created.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Article 2 takes effect December 31, 2022, but only if the State Board of Education incorporates the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation under Subchapter B, Chapter 43, Education Code, as added by this Act, on or before that date. If the State Board of Education does not incorporate the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation on or before December 31, 2022, Article 2 has no effect.

January 1, 2023

  • HB 3774
    Relating to the operation and administration of and practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021 except Sections 24.129(b), 24.66022, 24.60030, 25.0632(b and c), and 24.60026, Government Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2022; Sections 24.60028 and 24.60099, Government Code as added by this Act take effect September 1, 2022; Sections 24.60025, 24.120(b), 24.60097,25.1331, 25.1332, and 25.2481, Government Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect October 1, 2022; and Sections 24.60098, 25.2071(a), 25.2072, and 25.223(l), Government Code, as added or amended by this Act, take effect January 1, 2023.
  • SB 1210
    Relating to substitutes for hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants applicable to commercial or residential buildings or construction.

April 1, 2023

  • HB 3530
    Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including a conforming amendment.

June 1, 2023

  • HB 1560
    Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 5.68(1), (5), (12), and (13) take effect June 1, 2023.

September 1, 2023

  • HB 1322
    Relating to a summary of a rule proposed by a state agency.
  • HB 1525
    Relating to the public school finance system and public education.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Sections 7 and 13 take effect immediately, and Section 14 takes effect September 1, 2023.
  • SB 1615
    Relating to the adult high school charter school program.
    This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 15(a) takes effect September 1, 2021, and Section 15(b) takes effect September 1, 2023.

January 1, 2026

  • SB 938
    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, 2022, except Sections 3, 7, and 9 take effect January 1, 2026.

Other dates

  • HB 1280
    Relating to prohibition of abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Section 2 takes effect, to the extent permitted, on the 30th day after the issuance of a certain judgment of the United States Supreme Court or the adoption of a certain amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • HB 2896
    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 and 14 take effect September 1, 2021, and certain exceptions from Section 2 of this Act take effect on the later of August 31, 2021, or the effective date of the Act(s) creating, re-creating, dedicating, or rededicating the accounts, revenues, or funds described in Sections 9, 10, and 11.
  • SB 181
    Relating to suspension of a driver's license for persons convicted of certain offenses and the educational program required for reinstatement of a license following certain convictions; authorizing a fine.
    This Act takes effect September 1, 2021, except Article 1 takes effect on the 91st day after the date the office of the attorney general publishes a certain finding in the Texas Register.

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