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

Rep. Susan King

District 71 (R-Abilene)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 764 Relating to the use, collection, and security of health care data collected by the Department of State Health Services. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 763 Relating to a petition to a state agency for adoption of rules. Effective immediately
HB 1261 Relating to the comptroller's report on the effect of certain tax provisions. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1430 Relating to the inclusion of mental health in the public services endorsement on a public school diploma and in information about health science career pathways. Effective immediately
HB 1431 Relating to the development of a career-oriented foreign language program that public schools may offer. Effective immediately
HCR 93 Designating Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas. Signed by the Governor
HB 1846 Relating to public comments on federal grants and contracts related to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Effective on 9/1/15
HCR 129 Paying tribute to the U.S. military personnel from Texas who lost their lives in the line of duty. Signed by the Governor
HB 19 Relating to a preventive services program and mental health programs for veterans and military families. Effective immediately
HB 867 Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program. Effective immediately
HB 2718 Relating to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance. Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 786 Relating to the right of a public employee to express breast milk in the workplace. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 445 Relating to providing notice of the availability of paid leave for military service to public officers and employees. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 437 Relating to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1140 Relating to the confinement of pregnant prisoners in county jails. Effective on 9/1/15
HCR 70 Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Signed by the Governor
HB 834 Relating to the criteria for issuing a silver alert for a missing senior citizen. Effective immediately
HB 923 Relating to the issuance of 36th Infantry Division specialty license plates and souvenir license plates. Effective on 1/1/16

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 225 Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of a suspected overdose and a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose. 06/01/2015

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 2728 Relating to the amount the Texas Military Preparedness Commission may grant to local governmental entities for certain purposes. 03/25/2015
HB 770 Relating to civil liability for the provision of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. 05/14/2015
HB 768 Relating to the penalty for causing certain assaultive physical contact with a child. 02/23/2015
HB 769 Relating to the elements of and punishment for the offense of providing an alcoholic beverage to a minor. 02/23/2015
HR 355 Recognizing February 10, 2015, as Rita L. Littlefield Kidney Day at the State Capitol. 02/18/2015
HB 1259 Relating to the work requirements of the supplemental nutrition assistance program. 04/13/2015
HB 1258 Relating to the eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits for certain persons who owe delinquent child support. 04/13/2015
HB 3655 Relating to a strategy to ensure proper use of money under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. 05/04/2015
HR 1732 Congratulating the Texas Veterans Commission on its receipt of the Abraham Lincoln Pillars of Excellence Award for Outstanding State Program. 05/11/2015
HR 1731 In memory of Dr. Karen Hicks-Alldredge of Sweetwater. 05/11/2015
HR 1729 In memory of Brian Green of Abilene. 05/11/2015
HR 1730 In memory of Lane Frizzell of Abilene. 05/11/2015
HR 1992 Congratulating former state representative Diane Patrick on having a new elementary school named in her honor by the Arlington Independent School District. 05/14/2015
HR 1836 Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Parent Association for the Retarded of Texas Day at the State Capitol. 04/15/2015
HR 1952 In memory of Jerre Wayne Bardin. 05/12/2015
HR 2221 Commemorating the 50th annual Armed Forces Barbecue in Abilene. 05/26/2015
HR 2501 In memory of James Moulton Eastland of Hunt. 05/19/2015
HR 2786 Congratulating F. Scott Dueser of Abilene on his selection for the 2015 Texas Bankers Hall of Fame. 05/26/2015
HR 3334 Honoring members of the Texas House of Representatives who served in the United States military during the Vietnam War. 05/28/2015
HR 3387 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 55. 05/31/2015
HR 2336 Commemorating the 59th anniversary of Dyess Air Force Base. 05/26/2015
HR 1196 In memory of James Henderson Strain of Abilene. 03/27/2015
HB 1429 Relating to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness. 03/18/2015
HB 765 Relating to ensuring that certain military members who reside out of state and their dependents maintain their positions on waiting lists for certain assistance programs provided by health and human services agencies. 03/11/2015
HR 251 Welcoming the Sweetwater Jaycees to the State Capitol for their Rattlesnake Roundup. 02/04/2015
HB 1260 Relating to creation by rule of the Department of Aging and Disability Services of a schedule of support services a state supported living center may provide and procedures for establishing applicable fees for those services. 05/12/2015
HR 529 Recognizing February 19, 2015, as Mental Illness Awareness Day. 02/25/2015
HB 1844 Relating to the offense of providing an alcoholic beverage to a minor; increasing a criminal penalty. 05/14/2015
HB 1849 Relating to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses. 05/19/2015
HB 1845 Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for causing certain assaultive physical contact with a child. 05/19/2015
HB 2141 Relating to the coordinating workgroups of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services. 05/15/2015
HB 2143 Relating to the continuation of a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation while the owner is temporarily absent because of military service. 03/12/2015
HR 170 Recognizing January 25-31, 2015, as Nurse Anesthetists Week in Texas. 01/29/2015
HJR 116 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to provide an additional exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain surviving spouses of peace officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. 03/17/2015
HB 2872 Relating to the period for which certain property acquired by a charitable organization to provide low-income housing may be exempted from ad valorem taxation. 03/16/2015
HB 2838 Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to provide an additional exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain surviving spouses of peace officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. 03/16/2015
HB 2834 Relating to restrictions in connection with public subsidies and contracts awarded to businesses that employ undocumented workers. 03/16/2015
HB 2837 Relating to authorization agreements between a parent and a relative or other person for the care and custody of the parent's child and an exemption from a licensing requirement; authorizing a fee. 05/08/2015
HB 2836 Relating to longevity pay for certain state employees. 04/29/2015
HB 2835 Relating to the name of the program serving certain persons with special health care needs and prioritizing services provided under the program. 05/26/2015
HR 1197 In memory of Violet E. Hames Law of Tye. 03/27/2015
HB 2727 Relating to the administration of multicounty statutory county courts and to the 1st Multicounty Court at Law. 03/16/2015
HB 3658 Relating to the development and administration of a parent orientation and education pilot program for recipients of subsidized child-care services. 05/15/2015
HB 3971 Relating to the development of neighborhood and community engagement plans for residents of certain group homes. 05/21/2015
HB 3656 Relating to the use of telephone interpreter services in any criminal proceeding before a judge or magistrate. 05/11/2015
HJR 138 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of bonds and notes in the military value revolving loan account. 04/22/2015
HB 1048 Relating to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs, the administration of those programs, the expunction of arrest records and files for certain participants who successfully complete a program, and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for participants convicted of a misdemeanor; changing a fee. 05/12/2015
HB 4119 Relating to investigations of and procedures for reports of child abuse and neglect. 05/05/2015
HB 4121 Relating to service plans and placements for children under the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services. 05/06/2015
HB 232 Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. 05/12/2015
HR 2956 In memory of Senior Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) Terry Bruce Burkett of Dublin, Texas. 05/28/2015
HB 1227 Relating to eliminating the requirement that a school district assess the physical fitness of students. 05/14/2015
HB 2203 Relating to the creation of the Joint Committee to Review the Sunset Advisory Commission. 04/22/2015
HB 2113 Relating to the taxation of fireworks. 05/19/2015
HB 1141 Relating to reports regarding the use of restraints on pregnant prisoners in county jails. 04/16/2015
HB 2212 Relating to the repeal of certain state taxes; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 05/14/2015
HR 603 Recognizing February 24, 2015, as Nurse Day at the State Capitol. 02/27/2015
HB 2799 Relating to home-school education for foster children. 05/11/2015
HB 955 Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system. 05/12/2015
HB 91 Relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. 05/25/2015
HR 218 Honoring nurse practitioners. 01/29/2015
HB 1541 Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program. 05/21/2015
HB 3917 Relating to the recoupment of payments on certain provider claims made under the Medicaid program. 05/05/2015
HR 459 Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Nurse Practitioner Day at the State Capitol. 03/17/2015

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