Speaker of the House Dade Phelan, R-Orange, strikes his gavel as the House votes on an amendment to election bill SB1, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Austin, Texas.

New Laws In Texas

More Than 650 Texas Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1. Here Are 13 You Should Know

Posted on · Some overlooked voting laws, permitless carry, and a ban on critical race theory are among the newly passed legislation. Reporters at NPR's Texas Newsroom partner stations break down some of the key items.