New Year’s Day laws in effect that you should know January 08, 2020 - 00:00 Posted in: News January 1 is the start of a new year, and it’s also the date that new laws passed by Texas legislature go in effect each year. Here are some of the new laws passed in the 86th Legislature regular session that went into effect Jan.1: HB 69 Relating to 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!