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.
The 87th Texas Legislature began on Jan. 12, 2021 and officially concluded on May 31st, 2021 (although Gov. Abbott has just announced a special legislative session to begin on July 8th, 2021). With nearly 10,000 bills filed this year, 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.
Not all of these bills will become law. In, fact, most of them won’t. Any bills in this list which have passed both the house and senate (or which have already been signed into law) have been updated below, and we’ll continue to update this page as more bills are signed into law over the coming weeks.
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:
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