New Texas laws go into effect this Sept. 1 which were passed by the Texas Legislature earlier this year. Here are a few of the big ones:
Beer To Go
Craft breweries can now sell up to a case of beer per customer, per day, to go.
Restaurants, bars or businesses with a permit can deliver alcohol with food to homes or other locations.
(Published Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019)
Forensic Testing of Rape Kits
A new law will add staffing and money for forensic testing of rape kits. It will require an audit of untested kits and extend the statute of limitations. The law is named after Lavinia Masters, whose rape wasn’t tested for 20 years after she was sexually assaulted at 13 years old.