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Legislative Update: February 20, 2015

Legislative Update: February 20, 2015
It has been a very busy week in Austin. Committees have started to meet, and legislators are working hard to ensure we have a productive session. Here are some highlights from the last few days:Wise County DayThis week I had the privilege to introduce a resolution recognizing February 17 as Wise County Day at the Capitol. It was great to see so many folks from home in Austin. We had a very productive time working on issues important to District 61. I always enjoy seeing friends from the district. If you are ever in town please know the door is always open to constituents.

PROCLAMATION – APPOINTMENT OF SELECT COMMITTEE ON STATE AND FEDERAL POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY

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Pursuant to Rule 1, Section 16, House Rules, I, Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of

Representatives, create the House Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility.

This committee shall monitor actions of the federal government, including federal legislation

and regulations that require or advise that states take certain actions or pass legislation or the actions

of the federal government in providing or failing to provide services to this state.

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Bills from Phil King

From The Texas Tribune, 01/14/15 –

83rd Legislative Session

Political Profile

Current Office: Texas House of Representatives
District: 61
Party: Republican
Capitol Office

Room: 1N.5
Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
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King named chair of major national conservative group

Texas state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford

 

AUSTIN — State Rep. Phil King has been named next year’s national chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council, an assignment that will put the Weatherford Republican atop one of most influential and controversial national groups focused on state policy.

King, who joined the state House in 1999, is a longtime ALEC member who currently serves as the organization’s first vice chair. He will succeed the current chair, Iowa House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer.

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King Says “No” To Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

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September 17, 2013

King Says “No” To Benefits For Same-Sex Couples in Texas National Guard

AUSTIN, TX – Last week, State Representative Phil King signed a letter submitted by the Texas Conservative Coalition to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott supporting Texas Adjutant General John Nichols in his decision to withhold state benefits to same-sex couples who serve in the Texas Military Forces (TXMF).

“The Texas Constitution recognizes only a union between one man and one woman as a lawful marriage,” King stated. “I support and applaud General Nichols in his position to withhold state benefits from same-sex couples who serve in the Texas Military Forces and for upholding our Texas Constitution.”

Recently, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his directive to extend family and partner benefits to same-sex couples for active US military personnel due to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that found Section II of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.  While TXMF is a state agency that is under federal authority in limited and well-defined circumstances, per the state constitution, the Adjutant General is bound by oath and duty to uphold laws in the State of Texas.  Offering state benefits to same-sex couples who serve in the TXMF would be a direct violation of the Texas Constitution and Texas State Law.

A letter to Attorney General Greg Abbott, signed by Representative King and 48 other legislators, asks that the Attorney General issue an opinion in support of the Texas Constitution, which prohibits state agencies – specifically the Texas Military Forces – from recognizing same-sex marriage.

A copy of the Texas Conservative Coalition letter can be found HERE.

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King Passes Water Recycling Bill

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May 9, 2013
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King Passes Water Recycling Bill
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AUSTIN – Today, State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) successfully passed H.B 2767, a bill that removes impediments of water recycling in oil and gas production. The total water use for hydraulic fracturing in Texas has increased from about 11 billion gallons in 2008 to approximately 26 billion gallons in 2011.

King Passes Spending Cap Amendment

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King Passes Spending Cap Amendment

AUSTIN – Today, State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) successfully amended H.B. 7, a bill dealing with certain revenues and accounts, to put in place a more stringent spending cap for the legislature.

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Addressing Our Water Needs

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Addressing Our Water Needs

Texas faces its third year of a drought and our reservoirs are only 65 percent full, the lowest levels since 1990.  The need for water is one of the highest concerns of the Legislature as our state is on track to experience the second worst drought on record.  To illustrate the problem, Texas’s population is projected to jump from 25 million to 46 million by 2060. Within that time water supplies are estimated to decline while the needs of our residential, industrial, and agricultural communities substantially increase.

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HOUSE ADOPTS RULES, INCLUDING A CHANGE TO CUT DOWN ON PREVALENCE OF POINTS OF ORDER …

By John Reynolds, January 14, 2013, Harvey Kronberg, www.quorumreport.com

Phil_King-4Otherwise, the debate was for the most part pro forma with the biggest change effected coming from Rep. Phil King who successfully made changes to the standards for sustaining a point of order.

In recent sessions, King and others have complained that it has become too easy to kill bills on procedural grounds, with frustration highest when lawmakers have waited until several hours into debate to introduce a point of order.

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King Files Bill to Cap Welfare Spending

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