New Law Changes in Texas

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Social Studies Curriculum Changes: HB 3979 prevents teachers from discussing current events and systemic racism in the classroom. The law also prevents students from receiving class credits for their participation in civic engagement and prohibits the teaching of “Project 1619.” ___MORE HEADLINES: Texas law makes changes to license plates for disabled veterans in 2022Bill to kill Fort Hood soldiersParents must now choose to let students learn more about dating violence, abuse___DOWNLOAD: FOX 7 AUSTIN NEWS APPSUBSCRIBE: Daily Newsletter | YouTubeFOLLOW: Facebook | Instagram | Senate Bill 41 Twitter amends the Code of Civil Practices and Remedies, the Code of Penal Procedure, the Family Code, the Government Code, the Health and Safety Act, the Human Resources Code, the Local Government Code, the Professional Code, the Property Code and the Transportation Code to consolidate certain civil legal costs and provide for the allocation of costs. consolidated to specific accounts and funds. Among other things, the bill also standardizes procedures for collecting fees payable to a local government in civil matters, revises the requirements regarding the means of the appellate court system, and makes changes, including increased and new fees, to the statutory scales of district and regional courts. The legislature is currently in its second special session, which Abbott convened primarily to advance the GOP-backed election restriction bill. Lawmakers are discussing other issues, including changes to the bail system and restrictions on transgender Texans participating in school sports teams. At least one more special session will be convened this fall to deal with district reorganization. Six hundred and sixty-six new Texas laws will go into effect this Wednesday. These laws, which were passed during the 87. The Texas legislature discussed, passed, and signed includes changes to public safety, health care, and K-12 education.

Early filing means that invoices usually receive a small number. But the lowest numbers are reserved for the highest priority bills set by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Lieutenant Governor. House Speaker Dade Phelan and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick have yet to announce their priorities. Senate Bill 23 amends the Local Government Code so that a county with a population of more than one million must hold an election to obtain voter approval before proceeding with a corresponding reduction or reallocation of funds or resources to a primary law enforcement agency, other than a 9-1-1 call centre. Among other provisions, the bill allows a person who believes that the county in which they reside has made a proposal for reduction or redistribution without the required consent of voters to file a complaint with the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor`s Office and requires the department to file a potentially valid complaint with the county that is the subject of the complaint. Provide the County with an opportunity to take action that is the subject of the complaint before the complaint is referred to the auditor. The bill requires the auditor to determine, at the request of the ministry, whether a county has implemented the proposed reduction or redistribution without the required consent of voters. If the auditor makes a positive finding, the county may not set a property tax rate higher than the tax rate excluding the county`s new revenue until each reduction and redistribution that was determined has been approved in an election, or the date on which the auditor issues a written statement that the county has cancelled any funding reduction. Early entry.

adjusted for inflation and staff reductions or restoration of all redeployed funds and resources. Criminalization of homeless camping: HB 1925 makes camping in unauthorized public places an offence punishable by a fine of up to $500. Cities cannot evade the ban. Johnson is also seeking to reduce the authority of the governor and other leaders to uncontrollably withdraw money from state agency budgets to fund independent programs — such as the hundreds of millions Abbott moved from agencies like the prison system and the Department of Juvenile Justice to fund Operation Lone Star, his border security project. Under SB 96, such budget changes that occur outside the normal allocation procedure or when the legislature is not in session would require a public hearing before the Statutory Budget Committee. Abortion restrictions: SB 8 prohibits abortions from the sixth week of pregnancy. Instead of government enforcement, individuals can sue abortion providers or those who support abortion after an ultrasound can determine what lawmakers have defined as a fetal heartbeat. Embryos at this stage of development have no heart. Medical and legal experts say the sound Republican lawmakers refer to is the movement of electrical impulses that stimulate muscle cells into a tube that eventually becomes part of the heart. Abortion providers are suing to block the law. In addition, HB 1280 would ban abortion in Texas 30 days after a possible U.S.

Supreme Court ruling that Roe v. Wade canceled. While some key laws on issues such as abortion and guns were introduced in September, January`s laws will affect smaller populations. In February, Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a non-binding legal opinion equating gender care with child abuse, prompting Gov. Greg Abbott to order the state`s Child Welfare Agency to investigate the parents. These investigations are largely blocked by court order, but if state law changes, they could potentially be reopened. – Sneha Dey, Eleanor Klibanoff and Alex Nguyen Republicans are expected to introduce bills during this session to strengthen and enforce existing abortion laws. Rep.

Candy Noble, R-Lucas, introduced House Bill 61, which would prevent Texas communities from helping people pay for out-of-state abortions. – Eleanor Klibanoff Gender affirming care is recommended by all major medical associations to treat gender dysphoria, the distress a person may experience when their physical presentation does not match their gender identity. For adolescents and adolescents, sex reassignment care is often limited to social transition – with different pronouns or with different clothing – but may include puberty blockers, which are completely reversible, and hormone therapy. Senate Bill 122 would add an exception to the prohibition in cases of rape. It would not require the pregnant patient to file a police report, provide forensic evidence, or prosecute the crime in order to obtain an abortion under this exception. Several Republicans said they would consider supporting exceptions to rape or incest. House Bill 3971 amends the Tax Code to require that a chief appraiser determining the market value of residential real estate in an area designated as a historic district under municipal, state or federal law or otherwise designated as a historic district consider the effects of limiting the owner`s ability to change on the value of the property. Improvement or repair of the property. House Bill 3131 amends the Commercial Organizations Code so that the certificate of incorporation of a national company, limited partnership, limited liability company, professional association, cooperative or real estate investment fund must indicate the original mailing address of the business. House Bill 1197 amends the Tax Act to extend from six to 10 years the maximum period during which certain properties owned by a religious organization to expand a religious place of worship or build a new religious place of worship may be exempt from property tax. New retirement accounts for government employees: SB 321 enrolls new government employees hired after September 1, 2022 in a cash settlement plan that pays a percentage of an employee`s annual compensation into retirement accounts and is similar to a 401(k) retirement account. Currently, employees have defined benefit retirement accounts based on their position and previous salaries.

With respect to the applicability of sales and use tax to medical or dental billing services. The legislative package includes Senate Bill 99, which would require the governor to call a special session of the legislature if a disaster declaration must be renewed after 90 days, unless the legislature is already in session at that time. State lawmakers have so far introduced dozens of bills to rein in Texas` property taxes — which are among the highest in the country because public schools are largely funded this way and the state has no income tax.

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