New laws take effect Sept. 1, 2015

From the Houston Chronicle:

"Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed about 1,200 bills this year, wrapping up Texas lawmaking until officials reconvene in 2017. A good deal of those new laws kick in on Sept. 1, the typical near-term start date for legislation passed in a regular session." Click through the photo gallery at New Texas laws taking effect September 1: How some will affect Texas – Houston Chronicle

From the Texas Tribune:

"Throughout the month of August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will change come Sept. 1, the date many bills passed by the Legislature — including the budget — take effect." See the series at 31 Days, 31 Ways | The Texas Tribune Also see the Tribune's Texas Legislative Guide New laws and effective dates at