Hundreds Of New State Laws Now In Effect

Texas State Capitol Building & Flag

Texas State Capitol Building & Flag

Now that the Texas legislative session is over and the governor's veto deadline is past, 477 new state laws are already in effect. In order to take immediate effect, a bill has to be supported by at least two-thirds of senators and representatives. New laws already in effect include the ban on red-light cameras, a statewide plan to deal with flooding, permission for farmers to grow hemp, and a longer list of ailments eligible for treatment by medical marijuana. More than 800 other new laws take effect on September 1st, the start of the fiscal year.

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