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On Sept. 1, hundreds of new state laws went into effect.

There are many changes to take note of, including

• the 2020-2021 budget, which gave public schools a boost in state funding;

• increasing the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, unless you are serving in the military;

• a law that will ban telemarketers from using fake numbers to show up on caller IDs;

• the ability for a child to operate a lemonade stand on private property;

• the ability to carry a handgun during a disaster — even those who are unlicensed;

• it is now a felony to steal a package from a porch.

These are just a few of the 820 laws that were passed during the 2019 legislative session.

Our Voice is the opinion of the editorial board of the Seguin Gazette.

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