Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Ken King
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/15/2024

Number of Bills: 77

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (45):
HB 13 Author: King, Ken | Burrows | King, Tracy O. | González, Mary | Buckley
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to training, preparedness, and funding for school safety and emergencies in public schools.

HB 100 Author: King, Ken | VanDeaver | Dutton | Howard | Buckley
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to public education and public school finance, including the rights, certification, and compensation of public school educators, contributions by a public school to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and an education savings account program for certain children.

HB 820 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/05/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to imposing an additional fee for the registration of electric and hybrid vehicles.

HB 821 Author: King, Ken | Capriglione
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/23/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the placement of electric vehicle charging equipment on state property.

HB 822 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/01/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 1 2023 11:49AM
Caption: Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

HB 1507 Author: King, Ken | Metcalf | Harris, Cody
Last Action: 03/28/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting public school programs dedicated to celebrating or providing special instruction regarding a sexual preference; authorizing a fine.

HB 1950 Author: King, Ken | González, Jessica
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the major events reimbursement program, including event funding eligibility, site selection organizations, and single event and single year classifications.

HB 2210 Author: King, Ken | Capriglione
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 9 2023 2:44PM
Caption: Relating to an extension of the formula transition grant under the Foundation School Program.

HB 2284 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 9 2023 2:44PM
Caption: Relating to the right to repurchase certain real property from a condemning entity after a change to the use of the property.

HB 2335 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 87 in Hale County as the Pete and Nelda Laney Highway.

HB 2412 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to civil actions by a civilly committed individual.

HB 2883 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/28/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to checkpoints established by the Department of Public Safety at roadways entering this state from New Mexico.

HB 2946 Author: King, Ken | Leo-Wilson | Noble
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the required number of minutes of instructional time to be provided by a juvenile justice alternative education program.

HB 3140 Author: King, Ken | Kuempel
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to eligibility requirements for the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

HB 3141 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/21/2023 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the provision of virtual education in public schools and to certain waivers and modifications by the commissioner of education to the method of calculating average daily attendance in an emergency or crisis for purposes of preserving school district funding entitlements under the Foundation School Program during that emergency or crisis; authorizing a fee.

HB 3171 Author: King, Ken | Cook | Bernal
Last Action: 04/27/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the sampling or tasting of distilled spirits by the manufacturer to a consumer at a temporary event.

HB 3343 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/29/2023 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the regulation of electric vehicle supply equipment; requiring an occupational registration; authorizing fees; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 3344 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to elevator inspection requirements in buildings with four stories or less.

HB 3589 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the administration of school nutrition programs from the Texas Department of Agriculture to the Texas Education Agency.

HB 3656 Author: King, Ken | Cook
Last Action: 04/27/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to operating agreements between holders of a distiller's and rectifier's permit and certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.

HB 3800 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 04/10/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the participation of campus-based mental health professionals in certain managed care plans.

HB 3801 Author: King, Ken | Holland
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the centennial parks conservation fund to be administered by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

HB 3823 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the administration of the universal service fund.

HB 3878 Author: King, Ken | Thompson, Senfronia | Hernandez | Patterson | Smith
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the Texas Real Estate Research Center, the Real Estate Research Advisory Committee, the Texas Real Estate Commission, and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board; increasing a fee; authorizing a fee.

HB 3880 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain required assessment instruments and prohibiting the use of the results of certain required assessments of public school students for certain purposes.

HB 3892 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation and industrial Housing and buildings.

HB 4059 Author: King, Ken | Kacal | Johnson, Ann | Thompson, Senfronia | Burrows
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the right to try cutting-edge treatments for patients with life-threatening or severely debilitating illnesses.

HB 4095 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a business entity to receive a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the business entity's property in exchange for donating equipment to the school district to be used in a course that may lead to a commercial driver's license or commercial learner's permit and providing that such a course may satisfy public high school graduation requirements for electives.

HB 4406 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/27/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating the State School Safety Fund to provide financial support for projects that enhance the safety of schools in this state.

HB 4599 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to the transfer of duties of the State Office of Rural Health from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of State Health Services.

HB 4966 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to law enforcement agency personnel records and the reporting of separations of license holders to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

HJR 154 Author: King, Ken | Holland
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund to be administered by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

HJR 170 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the state school safety fund to provide financial support for projects that enhance the safety of public schools in this state.

HR 32 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 01/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: Jan 25 2023 3:09PM
Caption: Recognizing January 25, 2023, as Andrews County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 33 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 11:17AM
Caption: Congratulating Muleshoe High School on its selection as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School.

HR 121 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 1:36PM
Caption: Congratulating Jeff Bonner on his retirement from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

HR 134 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 02/08/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2023 4:07PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Texas State Parks.

HR 429 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 8:32PM
Caption: Congratulating Springlake-Earth Elementary/Middle School on being named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School.

HR 528 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 03/17/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2023 10:03AM
Caption: Honoring Laurie Ezzell Brown for her accomplishments as editor and publisher of the Canadian Record.

HR 1347 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2023 11:07PM
Caption: Congratulating Chris Koetting on his retirement as Canadian High School football coach.

HR 1348 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2023 11:07PM
Caption: Congratulating J. Tom Fisher of Andrews on winning the 2022 PRCA Steer Roping World Championship.

HR 1349 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2023 11:19PM
Caption: Congratulating Andrews County Airport manager Robert Vargas on being honored as the 2023 Airport Professional of the Year at the Texas Aviation Conference.

HR 1350 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2023 5:27PM
Caption: In memory of Donald David Naiser of San Antonio.

HR 1351 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2023 5:27PM
Caption: In memory of Tammie Jolene Helton of Laketon.

HR 1352 Author: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2023 11:12PM
Caption: Congratulating the Clarendon High School boys' basketball team on winning the 2022 UIL 2A state championship.

Joint Author (32):
HB 3 Author: Burrows | King, Tracy O. | Moody | King, Ken | Bonnen
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to measures for ensuring public school safety, including the development and implementation of purchases relating to and funding for public school safety and security requirements and the provision of safety-related resources.

HB 11 Author: Dutton | King, Ken | Harless | Buckley | Jones, Jolanda
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the rights and certification of public school educators, including financial and other assistance and waivers provided to public schools by the Texas Education Agency related to public school educators, methods of instruction provided in public schools, and certain allotments under the Foundation School Program.

HB 331 Author: Howard | King, Ken | Allen
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the costs of expansion of open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 681 Author: Bell, Keith | King, Ken | Buckley | Shaheen | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the provision of virtual education in public schools and to certain waivers and modifications by the commissioner of education to the method of calculating average daily attendance in an emergency or crisis for purposes of preserving school district funding entitlements under the Foundation School Program during that emergency or crisis; authorizing a fee.

HB 692 Author: Rogers | Slawson | King, Ken | Ashby | Dean
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authorization for certain land applications and disposal of dairy waste.

HB 743 Author: Dean | Burrows | King, Ken | Craddick | Guillen
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to regulate the use of an appliance, system, or component that is fueled by natural gas or propane.

HB 744 Author: Dean | Burrows | King, Ken | Guillen | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the use or sale of gasoline-powered landscaping equipment.

HB 1002 Author: Price | Buckley | Hinojosa | Allison | King, Ken
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the membership of a public school concussion oversight team and the removal of a public school student from an interscholastic athletic activity on the basis of a suspected concussion.

HB 1416 Author: Bell, Keith | Dutton | Buckley | VanDeaver | King, Ken
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to accelerated instruction provided to public school students who fail to achieve satisfactory performance on certain assessment instruments.

HB 1605 Author: Buckley | Dutton | Bonnen | King, Ken | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to instructional material and technology, the adoption of essential knowledge and skills for certain public school foundation curriculum subjects, and the extension of additional state aid to school districts for the provision of certain instructional materials; authorizing a fee.

HB 2027 Author: Dean | Landgraf | Burrows | King, Ken
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to the imposition of a road use tax on the retail sale of electric motor vehicles.

HB 2028 Author: Dean | Landgraf | Burrows | King, Ken
Last Action: 04/05/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to imposing a motor fuel tax recovery fee for the registration of an electric vehicle.

HB 2056 Author: Darby | Spiller | Guillen | King, Ken
Last Action: 04/10/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a severance tax exemption for oil and gas produced from certain restimulation wells; providing a civil penalty.

HB 2099 Author: Price | Smithee | King, Ken
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Health and Human Services Commission establish and operate a state hospital in a county located in the Panhandle region of this state.

HB 2127 Author: Burrows | Meyer | Goldman | King, Ken | Raymond
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to state preemption of and the effect of certain state or federal law on certain municipal and county regulation.

HB 2194 Author: Ordaz | Button | King, Ken | Burrows | Longoria
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to establishing a "Made in Texas" labeling program.

HB 2549 Author: Rogers | Price | Spiller | King, Ken | Patterson
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/19/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to light pollution mitigation for wind turbine generators.

HB 2840 Author: Rogers | Ashby | Guillen | Gates | King, Ken
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to increasing the expenditure requirement for the career and technology education allotment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 2855 Author: Rogers | Lambert | Spiller | Guillen | King, Ken
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to the margin of error to be used by the comptroller of public accounts in connection with the property value study to determine whether the local value for a school district is valid.

HB 3188 Author: Bonnen | Kacal | King, Ken | Rose | Johnson, Ann
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain biomarker testing.

HB 3350 Author: Holland | King, Ken | Harless | Hernandez
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the purchase and sale of vintage distilled spirits by the holder of a package store permit or local distributor's permit.

HB 3368 Author: Dean | King, Ken | Darby | Landgraf | Geren
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain transactions involving oil and gas tubing.

HB 3829 Author: Talarico | King, Ken | Bailes | Dutton | Bucy
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating a fine arts allotment under the public school finance system.

HB 4342 Author: Plesa | Allen | Cunningham | Hefner | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to courses in personal finance literacy and economics for high school students in public schools.

HB 4656 Author: Thimesch | Cunningham | King, Ken | Harris, Cody | Hefner
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a temporary educator certificate for educators certified by other states.

HCR 68 Author: Darby | Landgraf | King, Ken | Morales, Eddie | Murr
Sponsor: Sparks
Last Action: 03/27/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of oil at Santa Rita No. 1.

HR 518 Author: Price | Smithee | King, Ken | Craddick
Last Action: 05/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 16 2023 1:48PM
Caption: In memory of former Texas state representative David Anthony Swinford of Dumas.

HR 569 Author: Price | Smithee | King, Ken | King, Tracy O. | Craddick
Last Action: 03/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 30 2023 4:20PM
Caption: In memory of former state representative Richard Lee Crawford of Amarillo.

HR 1904 Author: Price | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:11PM
Caption: Congratulating Gruver Elementary School and Gruver Junior High School on being named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

HR 1906 Author: Price | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:59PM
Caption: Congratulating the Gruver High School girls' basketball team on winning the 2022 UIL 2A state championship.

HR 1943 Author: Price | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:31PM
Caption: Congratulating the Gruver High School girls' basketball team on advancing to the 2023 UIL 2A state championship game.

HR 1945 Author: Price | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:31PM
Caption: Congratulating the Gruver High School girls' cross country team on winning the silver medal in the 2A competition at the 2022 UIL Cross Country State Championships.

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