There are new laws on the books for Texans this new year. A first-time applicant for unemployment benefits must take a preliminary written screening test for drugs. If this test indicates the applicant is likely a drug user, that person must pass a drug test to collect unemployment benefits.
Mixed drinks now include an 8.25 percent tax. Before the law, the drink wasn’t taxed–but the restaurant was.
If you’re under the age of 18 you cannot be admitted to a tanning salon.
If anyone is a victim of domestic violence while residing in an apartment, a new law lets them break their lease for safety reasons.
And, there’s a well-deserved law change for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome. Veterans’ service animals now have the same access to public areas as dogs that assist blind people.