New laws taking effect in Texas in 2019

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A new year means many new laws are taking effect around the country and here in Texas.

Texans will see new laws including how you get your car titles. The Department of Motor Vehicles will start issuing copies and not originals.

Another new law also hopes to combat human trafficking. House Bill 29 requires sexually oriented businesses to post a notice in their bathrooms about human trafficking with a hotline number on how to get help with the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

A new law also adds more courts around the state, as Texas' population soars.

In September, Senate Bill 463 goes into effect, barring schools from using the TAKS test, which has been phased out.

There are also new requirements limiting lobbyists and increased financial reporting by candidates.

New potential laws will be debated in the coming weeks. The first day of the state's 86th legislative session is Tuesday, January 8.