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Five New Texas State Laws from the 83rd Legislature Affecting Every Business

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Jeff Leach (LRM associate and Texas House Representative), helped us recap 5 bills of critical interest to you and your business passed in the last Session. DRUG TESTING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS (SB 21) Drug testing required to receive unemployment benefits IF employer required pre-employment drug screening. The legislation, effective September 1, mandates if someone submits… Continue Reading

Texas Legislative Update – March 2013

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How will this Legislative Session impact business owners? With the assistance of our own LRM Freshman State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, Tilting the Scales periodically posts updates on bills affecting businesses, along with an occasional oddity. LIGHTER SIDE Texas Independence Day Ammo & Gun Sales Tax Waiver HB 1533 (Leach) This bill establishes Texas Independence Day (March… Continue Reading

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: HB 700 Seeks to Allow Handguns to be Carried Openly

Posted in *2013 Legislative Updates, *BTW - Noteworthy, Constitutional Rights & Issues, Criminal Law, Sports & The Outdoors

Will this Legislative Session impact business owners? With the assistance of our own LRM Freshman State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, Tilting the Scales will periodically post updates on bills that might affect your business, along with an occasional humorous twist. As an example and keeping in the tone of this month’s postings on gun control, as the… Continue Reading