From police reform to legalized gambling and alcohol sales to digital license plates, here’s a small sampling of the bills filed during Texas’ 87th legislative session—which may become law later this year.
The 87th Texas Legislature officially began on Jan. 12, 2021, and is scheduled to conclude on May 31st, 2021. With thousands of bills already filed, it can be difficult to keep up—especially when they’re written in confusing legalese. Today, we figured we’d highlight some of these new proposed laws and explain exactly what they mean in simple terms.
We will continue to update this page as more bills are introduced over the coming weeks, but keep in mind that not all of these bills will become law. Once this year’s legislative session has ended, we’ll discuss many of the bills that did pass in further detail.
This article highlights about 150 different proposed bills, but we’ve grouped them into several categories. Click the links below if you’d like to jump to a specific section:
If you have questions or concerns, please leave a comment at the bottom of this page. While our law firm solely focuses on car accidents and personal injury law, we’ll do our best to provide answers—or at least point you in the right direction.