New Month Brings New Laws to Texas

September 1st marked an important day for Texas — more than 700 new laws passed during the last legislative session officially went into effect. Many of the laws affect important civil legal issues important to low-income Texans including laws that expand protective orders to pets and victims of teen dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

A few great overviews of the new laws are below:

Texas Tribune: 31 Days, 31 Ways

Ft. Worth Star Telegram: Hundreds of New Texas Laws Go Into Effect Thursday

El Paso Times: New state, local laws take effect this week

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