State rolls out laws on handguns, alcohol & abortions Posted in: News On Wednesday, Sept. 1, the State of Texas rolled out new state laws effecting the right to carry a handgun without training or permits, along with laws on alcohol sales, medical marijuana, vaccine passports, critical race theory and the Heartbeat Bill. Handgun Law House Bill 1927, authored by State Rep. Matt Schafer,PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!