New Law requires police have warrant before searching your phone
1,203 pieces of legislation, signed by the Texas Governor, went into effect September first.
We take a look at some of the ones that may affect you.
Let’s start off with Senate Bill 339 relating to medical marijuana, or cannabis oils to be exact.
The new law will allow those who suffer from epilepsy to access the drug if at least two previous medications have proved ineffective.
The cannabis oil will contain low levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient associated with the “high” in marijuana.
Also related to drugs, those caught trafficking or manufacturing a controlled substance, with prior convictions will see tougher punishment.
What used to be a class “A” misdemeanor is now a state jail felony.
Next time you’re ordered to hand over your phone to a police officer, make sure they have a warrant.
That’s according to house bill 1396. A judge must issue a search warrant before police are allowed to access information stored in your wireless devices.
And for gun aficionados, if you have a concealed handgun license, you can now use it as an official form of I.D. use it to buy goods, services and enter facilities, and no one can deny it.
The only exceptions are operating a vehicle or airport security.