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On January 1st, 2022, a total of 23 new Texas laws went into effect.

Below is a complete list of the bills. More information can be found concerning the specifics of each bill here.

  • HB 115:  Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by a charitable organization and used in providing housing and related services to certain homeless individuals.
  • HB 531: Relating to notice requirements for a leased dwelling located in a floodplain.
  • HB 1197: Relating to the period for which certain land owned by a religious organization for the purpose of expanding a place of religious worship or constructing a new place of religious worship may be exempted from ad valorem taxation.
  • HB 1445: Relating to the applicability of the sales and use tax to medical or dental billing services.
  • HB 1689: Relating to credit for reinsurance governed by certain covered agreements and ceded to certain assuming insurers.
  • HB 2237: Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens.
  • HB 2535:  Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of real property that includes certain improvements used for the noncommercial production of food for personal consumption.
  • HB 2730: Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority and the regulation of easement or right-of-way agents.
  • HB 3131:  Relating to the information required to be included in the certificate of formation of a filing entity.
  • HB 3777: Relating to eligible costs and expenses for purposes of the franchise tax credit for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures.
  • HB 3788: Relating to the training and education of appraisal review board members.
  • HB 3961: Relating to required posting of information regarding the office of the state long-term care ombudsman on certain long-term care facilities' Internet websites.
  • HB 3971: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of residential real property located in a designated historic district.
  • HB 4638: Relating to the creation of certain municipal management districts; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
  • SB 23: Relating to an election to approve a reduction or reallocation of funding or resources for certain county law enforcement agencies.
  • SB 41: Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state civil court costs; increasing certain civil court costs; authorizing fees.
  • SB 43: Relating to residential mortgage loans, including the financing of residential real estate purchases by means of a wrap mortgage loan; providing licensing and registration requirements; authorizing an administrative penalty.
  • SB 794: Relating to eligibility for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a totally disabled veteran.
  • SB 855 - Relating to the electronic dissemination of commercial recordings or audiovisual works.
  • SB 911: Relating to the regulation of restaurants and third-party food delivery services, including the issuance of certain alcoholic beverage certificates to restaurants.
  • SB 1280: Relating to certain provisions of The Securities Act for which a person offering or selling a security may be held liable to a person buying the security.
  • SB 1449: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.
  • SB 1524: Relating to a sales and use tax refund pilot program for certain persons who employ apprentices.

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