HOUSTON -

Below is a list of the laws that take effect on Sept. 1, 2014:

HB 5
Relating to public school accountability, including assessment, and curriculum requirements; providing a criminal penalty.
This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 29 takes effect beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Section 78(a) takes effect September 1, 2013, and Sections 36(a) and 78(b) take effect September 1, 2014.

HB 1245
Relating to the allocation of money in the judicial and court personnel training fund.

HB 1318
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent certain youths and indigent defendants.
This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Sections 1 and 6 take effect September 1, 2014.

HB 2305
Relating to motor vehicle inspections; creating an offense; changing the collection method for certain fees.
This Act takes effect March 1, 2015, except Section 53(a), (b), and (c) take effect September 1, 2013, and Section 548.104(d)(3), Transportation Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2014.

HB 3153
Relating to the operation and administration of, and practice in courts in, the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards; imposing a fee.
This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 1.02(a) takes effect January 1, 2014; Section 1.05(a) takes effect September 1, 2014; Sections 1.04(a), 2.02(a), and 2.03(a) take effect January 1, 2015; and Sections 1.06(a) and 2.06(a) and (b) take effect September 1, 2015.

HB 3896
Relating to the Jack County Hospital District; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
This Act takes effect immediately, except Section 1 takes effect September 1, 2014.

SB 966
Relating to creation of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission and the consolidation of judicial profession regulation; imposing penalties; authorizing fees.
This Act takes effect September 1, 2014, except Sections 3.02(a) and (b) take effect September 1, 2013.

SB 1158
Relating to higher education for veterans and their families.
This Act takes effect immediately, except Subchapter F, Chapter 434, Government Code, as added by Section 5 of this Act, takes effect September 1, 2014.

SB 1458
Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
This Act takes effect September 1, 2014, except Sections 2, 5, and 11 take effect September 1, 2013.

SB 1459
Relating to the powers and duties of and contributions to and benefits from the systems and programs administered by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
This Act takes effect September 1, 2013, except Section 13 takes effect January 1, 2014, and Sections 23 and 25 take effect September 1, 2014.

In addition, the following bills have sections which became effective on September 1, 2014:

HB 2, 83rd 2nd C.S.
Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; providing penalties.
This Act takes effect October 29, 2013, except Section 8 takes effect September 1, 2014.