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820 new Texas laws go into effect in September. Here are some that might affect you.

Texas State Capitol in January.

Texas State Capitol in January.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr ./ The Texas Tribune

This Sunday, 820 new laws progressed during the course of its 2019 session of the Texas Legislature will go into effect. They straddle from the huge — a $250 billion two-year budget — to the figurative — a number of proposals to rename parts of Texas roads. Here’s a sample of several that will impact Texans’ lives 😛 TAGEND

The 2020 -2 0201 plan: The state’s two-year budget calls for spending roughly $250 billion on priorities including public school fund, educator salaries and early childhood intervention programs.

The “Born Alive Act”: This law, House Bill 16, expects doctors to treat a babe suffer alive in the rare instance of a failed abortion attempt.

A new smoking age: This new law, Senate Bill 21, will raise the senility to buy tobacco commodities from 18 to 21.

Defunding abortion providers: This value, Senate Bill 22, will prohibit mood and local governments from partnering with agencies that perform abortions, even though it is they contract for services not related to the procedure.

No more Driver Responsibility Program: This new law, House Bill 2048, will eliminate this much-maligned program, which connoisseurs say traps low-income Texans in a round of pay. It had lived past attempts to kill it because money from penalties assists fund the state’s emergency trauma care system. The money offers alternative funding sources for damage care.

New rules for female inmates: House Bill 650 makes a series of changes to state law designed to establish regime confinements more accommodating to female prisoners. The bill will ban the shackling of pregnant women, require a trauma screening of each incoming female inmate and expect the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to study the effects of visitation policies on women and their children.

Free speech on campus: Senate Bill 18, filed in response to concerns that republican articulates were being suffocated on campus, involves academies to allow people to engage in “expressive activities” in outdoor common spaces.

An attempt to stop telemarketers: Starting Sunday, telemarketers will be banned from calling Texans expending hoax digits that show up on the recipient’s caller ID.

Fighting surprise medial statements: Senate Bill 1264 aims to prevent Texans from being hit with surprise medical invoices when their health care provider and insurance company can’t agree on a payment. The weigh heralds the disputes into a state-overseen arbitration process, keeping patients out of the fight.

Lemonade stands: Neighborhoods and metropolitans will no longer be allowed to enact regulations that block or settle babes trying to sell nonalcoholic drinks like lemonade on private property. Support for this new law originated after police in the East Texas town of Overton reportedly closed down a lemonade stay where you are two young siblings who were trying to earn money to buy a Father’s Day present.

The right to pump breast milk: Starting Sunday, Texas law will make clear that women can run breast milk wherever they require. Previous law admitted breastfeeding anywhere, but didn’t specify pumping.

Carry your handgun during the event of disasters: House Bill 1177 will allow people to carry their handguns — although they are unlicensed — in the week after a natural disaster has been declared by the governor.

Seller’s disclosure for mansions in a floodplain: Senate Bill 339 expands the conditions for selling asset to require disclosures when a home is located in a 500 -year floodplain, a deluge puddle, in or near a basin, and whether the residence has submerge in a disastrous event.

No more stealing packets: Thieves who steal cartons from people’s front porches will start facing stiffer sanctions. Sanctions range from a class A misdemeanor to a third-degree felony, depending on the number of places forward is taken from.

Bobby Blanchard lent reporting.

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