Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Ken King
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 9/24/2017

Number of Bills: 64

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (42):
HB 435 Author: King, Ken | Bailes | Springer | Flynn | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the carrying of weapons, including the application of certain weapons and handgun license laws to certain persons, the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of a state hospital, and the liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a handgun; providing a civil penalty.

HB 436 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

HB 481 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the recovery of overallocated state funds by the Texas Education Agency.

HB 811 Author: King, Ken | Guillen | Paddie | Workman
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the extension of additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts.

HB 878 Author: King, Ken | Fallon
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the extension and modification of a public school district depository contract.

HB 880 Author: King, Ken | Springer | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to permissible teachers assigned to a bilingual education program and the permissible uses of the bilingual education allotment provided under the foundation school program.

HB 881 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the small and mid-sized district adjustments under the Foundation School Program.

HB 882 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the provision of a transportation allotment under the foundation school program based on the price of gasoline.

HB 883 Author: King, Ken | Perez | Workman
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to funding for career and technology programs in public schools.

HB 884 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/12/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a revision of the essential knowledge and skills of the public school foundation curriculum and proclamations for the production of instructional materials.

HB 885 Author: King, Ken | Murphy
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 886 Author: King, Ken
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/28/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and election dates of the Hemphill County Underground Water Conservation District.

HB 1317 Author: King, Ken
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain highways and locations, including the establishment of the Tom Lea Trail.

HB 1631 Author: King, Ken
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to an election of the board of directors of the Ochiltree County Hospital District.

HB 1731 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of students receiving treatment in a residential facility in the determination of dropout rates for purposes of public school accountability.

HB 1856 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the creation of a defense under the Solid Waste Disposal Act for persons engaged in certain scrap metal recycling transactions.

HB 1857 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education.

HB 2132 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to evaluating public school performance and implementing measures for public school accountability.

HB 2255 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to student eligibility for free high quality prekindergarten programs and state financial support for each school district that elects to provide a full-day prekindergarten program.

HB 2256 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governor to transfer to the Texas Education Agency for prekindergarten programs amounts appropriated to trusteed programs in the office of the governor.

HB 2442 Author: King, Ken
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the minutes of operation required for public school districts, charter schools, and other education programs and to calculating the average daily attendance for certain education programs.

HB 2862 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the operation of vehicles transporting fluid milk; authorizing a fee.

HB 3251 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the adjustment for rapid decline in taxable value of property for school districts.

HB 3304 Author: King, Ken | Kacal
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Tagged
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer testing and screening.

HB 3387 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a defense against a libel claim based on the claimant's status as a public official or public figure.

HB 3388 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain limitations on a journalist's qualified privilege not to testify; creating a civil penalty.

HB 3607 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to secondary-level assessment of public school students.

HB 3656 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to authority of an electric utility customer to choose not to have an advanced meter.

HB 3722 Author: King, Ken | Faircloth
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to funding adjustments for school districts that annex academically unacceptable school districts.

HB 3769 Author: King, Ken | Kuempel | Dale | Dutton | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students and reporting of educator misconduct; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 3969 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a study regarding the feasibility of implementing a central filing system for the filing of financing statements for agricultural liens.

HB 4103 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators, the operation of the Texas Civil Commitment Office, and certain related offenses; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 4108 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 31 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of assault and harassment by persons committed to certain facilities; increasing a criminal penalty.

HCR 157 Author: King, Ken
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2442.

HR 593 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2017 6:42PM
Caption: Commemorating the 2017 Levelland Volunteer Fire Department Annual BBQ Cook-Off.

HR 793 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 7:49PM
Caption: Paying tribute to the members of the Rader family for their contributions to the ranching heritage of the Panhandle.

HR 794 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 7:59PM
Caption: In memory of Don Wyatt Rader of Canadian.

HR 1168 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 11 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Commemorating the Breast Fest Charity Cook-Off in Lubbock.

HR 1997 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/29/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2017 12:05PM
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Medical Association for its Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching program.

HR 2178 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2017 4:23PM
Caption: Congratulating the Canadian High School girls' basketball team on winning the 2017 UIL 3A state championship.

HR 2179 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/29/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2017 2:53PM
Caption: Honoring the Legislative Reference Library.

HR 2364 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 3:57PM
Caption: Congratulating the boys' track team of Valley High School in Turkey, Texas, on winning the 2017 UIL 1A state championship.

Joint Author (22):
HB 21 Author: Huberty | Zerwas | Turner | King, Ken | Dutton
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the funding of primary and secondary education.

HB 22 Author: Huberty | Bonnen, Dennis | King, Ken | Meyer | Bernal
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public school accountability.

HB 116 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor.

HB 280 Author: Howard | Klick | Coleman | King, Ken
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a grant program for reducing workplace violence against nurses.

HB 304 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to civil liability for bullying of a child.

HB 305 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.

HB 306 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students.

HB 555 Author: Springer | Frank | King, Ken | Phillips | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an additional fee for issuing a marriage license to applicants who are not residents of this state and the form of a marriage license and application for a marriage license.

HB 713 Author: Wu | Huberty | Bernal | Allen | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based solely on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services.

HB 897 Author: Ashby | Raney | King, Ken
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the exemption from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of certain motor vehicles owned or used by a church, religious society, or open-enrollment charter school and from registration fees for motor vehicles owned by open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 919 Author: Kacal | Shine | King, Ken
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to workers' compensation insurance coverage for certain intrastate fire mutual aid system team members and regional incident management team members.

HB 972 Author: Giddings | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the assignment of a public school student to an uncertified teacher.

HB 1603 Author: Price | King, Ken
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to certain powers and duties of the Palo Duro River Authority of Texas.

HB 1691 Author: Smithee | King, Ken | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Frullo
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain rest areas on Interstate Highway 27 in Hale County as the Nelda Laney Safety Rest Areas.

HB 2013 Author: Ashby | King, Ken | Darby | Clardy | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to fee waivers for certain hunting and fishing licenses for volunteer firefighters.

HB 3236 Author: Kacal | King, Ken | Rodriguez, Eddie | Ashby
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the costs associated with the provision of certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

HB 3305 Author: Larson | Capriglione | King, Ken | Price
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to restrictions on certain contributions by persons appointed to public office by the governor; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3886 Author: Oliverson | King, Ken | Nevárez | Burkett
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 31 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Relating to the provision of pharmacy services through a telepharmacy system; establishing a remote dispensing site license.

HB 4231 Author: White | Darby | Paddie | King, Ken | Morrison, Geanie W.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to allocating a portion of oil and gas production tax revenue to the counties from which the oil and gas originated.

HCR 144 Author: Smithee | Price | King, Ken
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

HR 624 Author: Frullo | Burrows | Holland | King, Ken
Last Action: 03/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 3 2017 9:32PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Texas Tech University System Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1192 Author: Burrows | King, Ken
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:30PM
Caption: Congratulating the Abernathy High School Class of 1967 on its 50-year high school reunion.

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