New Texas laws go into effect Posted in: News Sunday, Sept. 2, saw 820 new laws that were passed in the 2019 Texas Legislative session go into effect. They range from huge laws, such as the $250 billion two-year budget, to small, unlicensed lemonade stands operated by children not needing to be regulated if they are on private property. The ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!