The 84th legislative session ended on June 1, 2015. See the bills that have become law.

Rep. Phil King

District 61 (R-Weatherford)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 1331 Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of certain waste arising out of or incidental to the drilling for or production of oil or gas. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1455 Relating to procedures required before certain condominium associations file a suit or initiate an arbitration proceeding for a defect or design claim. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1690 Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2123 Relating to participation of the state military forces in the state group benefits program. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 3211 Relating to training requirements for peace officers appointed to supervisory positions. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3212 Relating to peace officer identification cards. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2261 Relating to the transfer or termination of certain timeshare interests. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2207 Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to an oil or gas lease. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 3994 Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 923 Relating to the issuance of 36th Infantry Division specialty license plates and souvenir license plates. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 40 Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of this state to regulate oil and gas operations in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those operations. Effective immediately

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 1235 Relating to the annexation of certain territory by the Wise County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 539 Relating to the procedural requirements for the adoption of a municipal regulation, limitation, or prohibition on the production, storage, or transportation of oil or natural gas; authorizing a fee. 03/23/2015
HB 540 Relating to the submission to the attorney general of a measure proposing the enactment or repeal of a municipal ordinance. 03/11/2015
HB 523 Relating to abolishing the Texas emerging technology fund. 02/18/2015
HB 723 Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem for a minor in an application for a court order authorizing the minor to consent to an abortion. 04/27/2015
HR 447 In memory of Donald Joe Clark of Chico. 02/16/2015
HR 448 In memory of Wise County Justice of the Peace Terri Lynn Johnson. 02/16/2015
HR 449 In memory of George Houston Parker of Runaway Bay. 02/16/2015
HR 450 In memory of Wise County Judge Bill McElhaney of Bridgeport. 02/16/2015
HR 452 Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Abandoned Cemetery Association of Parker County. 03/01/2015
HB 1236 Relating to the powers and duties of the Morningstar Ranch Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 1 and 2 of Parker County; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes. 04/07/2015
HB 1312 Relating to the eligibility of a landman for unemployment compensation. 05/05/2015
HR 516 Recognizing February 17, 2015, as Wise County Day at the State Capitol. 02/20/2015
HR 675 In memory of Pastor John Conway of Hilltop Family Church in Springtown. 03/10/2015
HR 674 In memory of Dr. Jack Leigh Eidson of Weatherford. 03/10/2015
HB 2467 Relating to excluding certain premiums, revenues, and fees from the determination of certain insurers' taxable gross premiums or revenues; affecting certain taxes. 05/12/2015
HB 3210 Relating to the production of public information available on a publicly accessible website. 04/15/2015
HR 1982 Congratulating Dana Ables on her retirement from the Millsap Independent School District. 05/08/2015
HR 1855 In memory of Joe E. Sharp. 04/14/2015
HR 2401 Congratulating Mary Jane and Gary Westenhover of Weatherford on their 35th wedding anniversary. 05/26/2015
HR 2730 Congratulating Elizabeth Baker of Mary Martin Elementary School on being named Best Teacher as part of the Weatherford Star-Telegram Best of the Best awards. 05/26/2015
HB 736 Relating to the treatment of a landman as an independent contractor. 02/26/2015
HCR 54 Memorializing Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a "Regulation Freedom Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution. 05/01/2015
HB 1110 Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution. 05/25/2015
HR 451 In memory of the Honorable Ben Akers of Weatherford. 03/01/2015
HB 1634 Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance. 05/05/2015
HB 183 Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. 05/13/2015
HB 3840 Relating to training on, issuance of, and use of limited term driver's licenses. 03/24/2015
HB 799 Relating to a study conducted by the Legislative Budget Board on the impact to state agencies of federal regulations and mandates enacted by federal law. 05/18/2015
HB 861 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor. 05/04/2015
HB 3564 Relating to certain communications regarding the appointment of certain appraisal review board members; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 05/11/2015
HB 98 Relating to the Texas Balance of Powers Act. 04/21/2015
HB 206 Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period. 04/07/2015
HB 1096 Relating to the residence address of a person for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the registrar. 05/24/2015
HJR 76 Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. 05/07/2015
HB 1106 Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. 05/08/2015
HCR 66 Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas. 05/14/2015
HB 193 Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax; lowering the rates of the tax. 02/10/2015
HB 2379 Relating to the liability of first responders who provide roadside assistance. 05/14/2015
HJR 32 Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. 04/16/2015
HB 2327 Relating to a studies on the rates of electric utilities. 04/30/2015

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