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Sun Sep 1, 2013, 05:26 AM

More than 600 new Texas laws take effect Sunday

Some people might not notice until they go to a farmers market, buy a switchblade or are involved in a hit-and-run.

But hundreds of state laws are changing as of today, and some could affect the everyday lives of many Texans.

Lawmakers spent months approving new bills. Gov. Rick Perry signed 1,571 of them into law, and 659 of them take effect Sunday.

The new measures are a mixed bag, ranging from letting Texans sample food at farmers markets to making it legal for the first time in decades to buy switchblades.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/08/31/5124501/more-than-600-new-texas-laws-take.html#storylink=cpy

[font color=green]Oddly enough, I was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Friday of last week. The owner of the vehicle has been identified and I have filed an insurance claim. I suspect that the driver of the vehicle may have needed to make some explanations to the registered owner of the vehicle this weekend.

Anyhow, please click the link to see if any of the new laws have any impact on you.[/font]

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 02:05 PM

1. Thanks

I'm not in the market for switch blade knives but I see some of these new laws make good sense- unage tanning, kids on free lunch should eat breakfast as well.

I already slow down for all emergency vehicles. Years ago a neighbor was a TXDot engineer who was killed on SH21 by someone running through the barricades.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 12:56 PM

2. No true Texan can sleep soundly when the Texas legis is on session

My high school civics teacher made this point back in the 1970s. This statement is still true today

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 01:50 PM

3. I agree completely with you on that remark.

That's why I had the upside down Texas flag as my avatar for the last three months while they wrapped up the regular session and during the special sessions.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 08:42 AM

4. bad for us, good for them...

Drones: It is now a crime to use an “unmanned vehicle or aircraft” to take photos or videos of people or private property — with the goal of monitoring or conducting surveillance — without permission. This new law makes it a Class C misdemeanor, with a fine of up to $500, to photograph or video private property without the owner’s or occupant’s consent. Law enforcers would have exceptions, as long as they have a search warrant and are pursuing a suspect. “It is critical that we have safeguards in place to protect the privacy and property rights of Texans,” said Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls. HB912

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