Hundreds of New Laws Begin This Month in Texas 9/2/13
September 2, 2013
Texas - Hundreds of state laws changed over night this past weekend. Lawmakers have been working overtime this summer to make our roads and homes a little safer. Governor Rick Perry has signed more than fifteen hundred laws this past year and September first 659 of those took effect.
From new switchblade laws to new driving laws Texas residents now have to soak in an array of new laws that affect their everyday life. Not obeying these laws whether it be driving or trying to get state benefits could slow you down.
SB21 says those seeking unemployment benefits must now take a drug test. Those who refuse or fail the test will not receive benefits until they pass.
SB510 says drivers must now move over and slow down for TxDOT vehicles and tow trucks.
HB3668 states if you get in a wreck, you must render aid to make sure no one is hurt. If you donít stop and that person is injured a driver is looking at serving 10 years in prison.
HB1862 states it is now legal to buy, sell or make a switchblade.
HB3676 states all those who get a hardship driverís license must follow the exact same rules as other new drivers. Meaning no cell phones, no driving with someone under 21 not in your family and no driving between midnight and five a.m.
To see a full list of the laws click the link below.