New Law Will Prevent Private Employers From Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines
December 1, 2023
Last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 7. The bill bans private employers from adopting or enforcing workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandates. State and local government employers are already prohibited from doing so in Chapter 81B of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The new law will take effect on February 6, 2024. It covers employees, contractors, and job applicants in the private sector.
New Laws Effective January 1st
December 29, 2023
A total of 31 bills passed by the 88th Texas Legislature will go into effect on January 1, 2024.
Most new laws come from the regular legislative session that ended on May 29, 2023. Governor Greg Abbott also called four special sessions to consider additional legislation, some of which will become law on January 1. We may see more bills passed if the lawmakers gather again before the 89th Legislature convenes in 2025.
Over 700 bills passed by the current legislature already went into effect on September 1, 2023. A handful of bills are scheduled to become law at a later date.