Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Phil King
88th Legislature First Called Session
Report Date: 5/19/2024

Number of Bills: 9

SB 1 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Creighton | Eckhardt | et al.
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to a reduction in the maximum compressed tax rate of a school district and additional state aid for certain school districts impacted by compression, an increase in the amount of certain exemptions from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads, an adjustment in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in the exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

SB 2 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Hall | King | et al.
Last Action: 06/07/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of improper entry from a foreign nation.

SB 5 Author: Flores
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton | King | Kolkhorst | Middleton | et al.
Last Action: 06/06/2023 S Committee report printed and distributed: Jun 6 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain criminal conduct involving the smuggling of persons or the operation of a stash house; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 8 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Hall | King | et al.
Last Action: 06/07/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to measures to address public safety threats in this state presented by transnational criminal activity, including by establishing a Texas Border Force and making funds available to certain governmental entities.

SB 17 Author: Parker
Coauthor: King
Last Action: 06/15/2023 S Committee report printed and distributed: Jun 15 2023 10:12AM
Caption: Relating to the right of a public school employee to engage in religious speech or prayer while on duty.

SB 19 Author: Middleton
Coauthor: King
Last Action: 06/15/2023 S Committee report printed and distributed: Jun 15 2023 10:13AM
Caption: Relating to a period of prayer and reading of the Bible or other religious text in public schools.

SB 26 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 06/27/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to providing property tax relief through the public school finance system, exemptions, and limitations on taxes and providing franchise tax relief.

SJR 1 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Creighton | Eckhardt | et al.
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads, to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts, and to except certain appropriations to pay for school district ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SJR 2 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Alvarado | Blanco | Hinojosa | Hughes | King | et al.
Last Action: 06/27/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads, to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts, and to except certain appropriations to pay for school district ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

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