12 new Texas laws going into effect Sept. 1

New laws range from use of lemonade stands to hazing

SAN ANTONIO – Many Texas laws are changing on Sept. 1 following 2019's legislative session.

Below are some of the major laws that passed and what they mean for Texans. The descriptions are not all-inclusive, just summaries of some of the high points of that particular piece of legislation.

Click each bill to read more.

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HB 234 - Lemonade stands

It seems strange that a child's lemonade stand would be shut down for breaking the law, but it's happened. That will soon be a thing of the past. Children under the age of 18 will be able to sell non-alcoholic beverages on private property without fear of prosecution.

SB 21 - Minimum age for tobacco sales

This one is pretty cut and dry -- you'll have to be at least 21 years old to purchase or consume or possess tobacco products. This includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes and all other tobacco products.


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