Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Ken King
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 66

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (45):
HB 352 Author: King, Ken | Kacal | Metcalf | Kuempel | Riddle
Last Action: 04/13/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

HB 353 Author: King, Ken | Springer | Burns | Simpson | Guillen
Last Action: 05/12/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the application of certain weapons laws to and liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.

HB 663 Author: King, Ken
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 207 in Armstrong County as the William Hamblen Memorial Highway.

HB 664 Author: King, Ken | Farney | Workman | VanDeaver
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2015 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to funding for career and technology programs in public schools.

HB 665 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/04/2015 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 4 2015 5:45PM
Caption: Relating to requirements for annexation of certain commercial or industrial areas by a general-law municipality.

HB 666 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2015 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the small and mid-sized district adjustments under the Foundation School Program.

HB 667 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2015 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to permissible uses of the bilingual education allotment provided under the foundation school program.

HB 719 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 02/23/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2015 3:22PM
Caption: Relating to the small and mid-sized district adjustments under the Foundation School Program.

HB 801 Author: King, Ken
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to planning for the use of and liability resulting from prescribed burns by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

HB 802 Author: King, Ken | Harless | Springer
Last Action: 02/23/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2015 3:22PM
Caption: Relating to the provision of a transportation allotment under the foundation school program based on the price of gasoline.

HB 969 Author: King, Ken | Sheets | Fallon
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to discovery of evidence of the net worth of a defendant in connection with a claim for exemplary damages.

HB 1599 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to grants for school districts and campuses providing blended and individualized learning staff development activities.

HB 1600 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a grant program to assist school districts in developing or implementing innovative blended learning initiatives.

HB 1618 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the period of eligibility for support from the universal service plan for certain providers.

HB 1619 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of and disbursements from the universal service fund for certain small and rural companies.

HB 1801 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/12/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 12 2015 11:50AM
Caption: Relating to a technology grant to be awarded to public school districts that have received certain performance ratings.

HB 1802 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/12/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 12 2015 11:50AM
Caption: Relating to providing public school students tutorials through the state virtual school network for end-of-course assessment instruments required for graduation.

HB 1935 Author: King, Ken | Workman | Wray | Capriglione | Meyer
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts for one additional school year.

HB 2606 Author: King, Ken | Kacal
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the movement of oil well servicing and drilling machinery on public highways; authorizing a fee.

HB 2610 Author: King, Ken | Keffer | Springer
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the minimum number of minutes of instruction for students to be provided by public school districts and the scheduling of the last day of school for students by public school districts.

HB 2796 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain telecommunications providers to commit to making infrastructure and network improvements in exchange for support from the universal service fund; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 2800 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Left pending in subcommittee
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 2810 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to proclamations issued by the State Board of Education for instructional materials.

HB 2811 Author: King, Ken
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum, the administration of and reports relating to assessment instruments administered to public school students, the instructional materials allotment, and proclamations for the production of instructional materials.

HB 2813 Author: King, Ken | Kacal | Thompson, Senfronia | Frullo | Zerwas
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening.

HB 3127 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain telecommunications providers to commit to making infrastructure and network improvements in exchange for support from the universal service fund.

HB 3129 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the operation of vehicles transporting milk; authorizing a fee.

HB 3487 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to operation of open-enrollment charter schools, including parental rights, applicability of certain laws, and admission policy.

HR 612 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 19 2015 9:07AM
Caption: Congratulating the Canadian High School football team on winning the 2014 UIL 2A Division 1 state championship.

HR 794 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 19 2015 2:40PM
Caption: In memory of Paulette Brooks King of Canadian.

HR 1581 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2015 7:48PM
Caption: Congratulating the South Plains College women's track and field team on winning the national title at the 2015 NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

HR 1582 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2015 7:44PM
Caption: Congratulating the South Plains College men's track and field team on winning the national title at the 2015 NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

HR 1583 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2015 7:52PM
Caption: Congratulating the Gruver High School girls' basketball team on its successful 2014-2015 season.

HR 1584 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2015 7:42PM
Caption: Congratulating the Nazareth High School girls' basketball team on winning the 2015 UIL 1A state championship.

HR 1585 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2015 8:13PM
Caption: Congratulating the Levelland High School girls' basketball team on its successful 2014-2015 season.

HR 2042 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2015 3:58PM
Caption: Congratulating the Canadian High School boys' basketball team on winning the 2015 UIL 2A state championship.

HR 2544 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2015 8:40AM
Caption: In memory of Hemphill County sheriff Morse Burroughs.

HR 3299 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 8:43AM
Caption: Congratulating retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Roy Holland Elrod on his 96th birthday.

HR 3301 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 9:56AM
Caption: Congratulating doubles teams from Tulia High School on their championship wins at the 2015 University Interscholastic League Tennis State Tournament.

HR 3302 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/31/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2015 10:18PM
Caption: Congratulating the Canadian High School boys' 4x400-meter relay team members on their silver-medal finish at the 2015 UIL Track & Field State Meet.

HR 3303 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 9:13AM
Caption: Congratulating Clarendon College on graduating its first class of registered nurses.

HR 3313 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/31/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2015 10:17PM
Caption: Congratulating Mollie Mounsey and Stetson Chadwick of Follett High School on their outstanding performances at the 2015 UIL Track & Field State Meet.

HR 3417 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 10:32AM
Caption: Commending the House Research Organization for its work during the 84th Legislative Session.

HR 3476 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/03/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2015 11:57AM
Caption: Honoring the Legislative Reference Library.

HR 3640 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/03/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2015 2:21PM
Caption: Congratulating the girls' cross-country team of Gruver High School on its performance at the 2014 University Interscholastic League Cross Country State Championships.

Joint Author (21):
HB 4 Author: Huberty | Deshotel | King, Ken | Giddings | Ashby
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to prekindergarten, including a high quality prekindergarten grant program provided by public school districts.

HB 21 Author: Kacal | King, Ken | Rodriguez, Eddie | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

HB 257 Author: Farney | Thompson, Senfronia | Sheets | King, Ken | Price
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a judge's or justice's significant interest in a business entity that owns, manages, or operates a private correctional or rehabilitation facility.

HB 298 Author: Wu | Morrison | Alvarado | King, Ken | McClendon
Last Action: 05/05/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education.

HB 358 Author: Button | Deshotel | Kuempel | King, Ken
Last Action: 02/12/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 12 2015 11:31AM
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of the costs of accepting credit and debit cards in the cost of goods sold for purposes of computing the franchise tax.

HB 589 Author: Burkett | Harless | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a disqualification for unemployment benefits for refusing to take or failing a preemployment drug test.

HB 905 Author: Frullo | Dutton | King, Ken | Nevárez | Farney
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the regulation of knives by a municipality or county.

HB 1269 Author: Springer | Guillen | Kacal | King, Ken | Ashby
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to supplemental environmental projects implemented by certain local governments in lieu of administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 1536 Author: Dutton | Schaefer | Riddle | King, Ken | Huberty
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to state interventions and sanctions against public school campuses with unacceptable performance and the establishment of the Texas Opportunity School District.

HB 2318 Author: Ashby | Darby | King, Ken | Paddie | Guillen
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a credit or refund for diesel fuel taxes paid on diesel fuel used in this state by auxiliary power units or power take-off equipment.

HB 2494 Author: Ashby | Clardy | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of associate auctioneers; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; requiring an occupational license.

HB 2660 Author: Howard | King, Ken | Allen | VanDeaver | Guillen
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to Foundation School Program funding for students enrolled in an optional flexible school day program.

HB 3457 Author: Flynn | Paddie | Clardy | VanDeaver | King, Ken
Last Action: 04/08/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the methods of recovery of stranded environmental compliance costs by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities.

HCR 35 Author: Farney | Button | Springer | King, Ken
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating the cowboy hat as the official State Hat of Texas.

HCR 128 Author: Price | Smithee | King, Ken | Aycock | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Shanna Peeples on her selection as National Teacher of the Year.

HJR 37 Author: Larson | Sheffield | Murr | King, Ken
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office.

HJR 41 Author: Springer | Guillen | King, Ken | Price | Phillips
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to private road work by certain counties.

HR 254 Author: King, Tracy O. | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Nevárez | King, Ken | Springer
Last Action: 02/04/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 4 2015 11:14AM
Caption: Recognizing February 3, 2015, as Rural Matters Day in Texas.

HR 462 Author: Price | Smithee | King, Ken | Springer
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 9:14PM
Caption: Recognizing February 17, 2015, as Panhandle Day at the State Capitol.

HR 602 Author: Kacal | King, Ken
Last Action: 03/06/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2015 6:38PM
Caption: Commending the KK125 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

HR 3533 Author: Wu | Bonnen, Dennis | Kuempel | King, Ken | Geren
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 4:21PM
Caption: Congratulating Amy and Steve Bruno on the adoption of their son, Alexander Peter Theodore Bruno.

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