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The new year rings in dozens of new laws for Texans

Starting Jan. 1, those who are charged with a violent crime will be blocked from being released on a personal bond due to a new bail reform law. Click

The Damon Allen Act: "The Damon Allen Act ensures Texas communities are safe and secure by making it harder for dangerous criminals to be released on bail," said Governor Abbott. "Texas cities will not follow the lead of Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis; Texas will remain a law-and-order state and continue using every tool available to preserve the safety that Texans deserve. That is why I am proud to sign the Damon Allen Act into law, which will reform our broken bail system in the Lone Star State."

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