New laws take effect September 1st - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


New laws take effect September 1st

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Hundreds of new laws adopted during the Texas legislative session will take effect Tuesday - the first day of the 2010 fiscal year. 

Here's a quick look at some of those new laws:

  • The age of children required to ride in a booster seat goes from under 5 to under age 8, or shorter than 4'9".
  • Using a cell phone while driving through an active school zone becomes illegal.
  • All passengers in a vehicle will have to wear a seat belt, no matter what.
  • Smokeless tobacco users will pay a higher tax.

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