Texas Representative Ken King reviewed his accomplishments as a freshman legislator at the Levelland City Hall Tuesday afternoon.
He told a small group of constituents that the 83rd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature included extensive debate on education, tax relief, water and a wide range of other issues.
As a freshman, he was surprised at the exhaustive steps that go into passing a bill and the fact that he got to go through the regular session and three special sessions his first term in office.
‘Everything I knew about the process was not all correct,’ he said, explaining the steps that have to occur getting a bill to the floor for a vote.
‘Once you get a bill to a vote, 119 other members have the opportunity to kill your bill,’ he continued.
King filed 11 bills and two resolutions. Some of his bills and one resolution were passed.
‘I had a lot of help from my staff,’ he said. He also credited Senators Robert Duncan and Kel Seliger with providing invaluable help and support.