Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Charlie Geren
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/24/2017

Number of Bills: 83

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (51):
HB 360 Author: Geren
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees.

HB 500 Author: Geren | Johnson, Eric | Howard | King, Phil | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

HB 502 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists and to monetary limits on expenditures by lobbyists.

HB 504 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use of nonpublic information by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.

HB 505 Author: Geren | Howard | Button
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions.

HB 889 Author: Geren | Workman | Kuempel | Bonnen, Dennis | Simmons
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons.

HB 890 Author: Geren | Gutierrez | Minjarez | Holland | Lambert
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations.

HB 1244 Author: Geren | Rinaldi
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to registration or transfer of title of a motor vehicle alleged to have been involved in a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

HB 1266 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to notice for hearings and trial settings in criminal cases.

HB 1273 Author: Geren
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Feb 23 2017 4:07PM
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

HB 1283 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses.

HB 1291 Author: Geren | Price | Bonnen, Dennis | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials and the inclusion of American principles in those materials and the public school curriculum.

HB 1552 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to job order contracting for an airport, air navigation facility, airport hazard area, or roadway controlled and operated by a joint airport board.

HB 1699 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the participation by qualified persons in the Department of Public Safety's driver record monitoring pilot program.

HB 1829 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the preservation, maintenance, and improvement of the Capitol and the Capitol grounds.

HB 1866 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to compensation and restitution to crime victims and the disposition of unclaimed restitution payments; providing for an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee.

HB 1913 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the required qualifications for serving as president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and to the prohibition against the award of certain degrees by the center's governing board.

HB 2097 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the sale of malt liquor, ale, and beer by the holder of a brewpub license.

HB 2098 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to allowing certain wholesalers and distributors to purchase beer, ale, and malt liquor from the holder of a brewpub license.

HB 2440 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of theft.

HB 2495 Author: Geren | Raymond | Arévalo
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees.

HB 2533 Author: Geren | Fallon
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to civil suits brought by local governments or certain other persons for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 2653 Author: Geren | Fallon
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of a district court to hear and determine certain ad valorem tax appeals.

HB 2659 Author: Geren | Springer | Bailes | Fallon | Paddie
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies.

HB 2754 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to the primary source of supply for alcoholic beverages.

HB 2758 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of seed by a political subdivision.

HB 2838 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the deployment of network nodes in public rights-of-way; authorizing fees.

HB 2953 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of a public entertainment facility and the promotion, sponsorship, or advertising of an entertainment event or venue or alcoholic beverage at certain governmentally owned public entertainment facilities.

HB 3168 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation.

HB 3261 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies; authorizing fees; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration.

HB 3391 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of a specialty court for certain public safety employees who commit a criminal offense; imposing fees for participation and testing, counseling, and treatment.

HB 3475 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the operation of automated motor vehicles on highways in this state.

HB 3537 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of money subject to restrictions under federal law that is credited to the deferred maintenance fund account.

HB 3659 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to state agency contracting.

HB 3948 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

HB 3956 Author: Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Price | Kuempel | Paddie
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

HB 4330 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Tarrant County Hospital District.

HCR 46 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/31/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on January 31, 2017.

HCR 47 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/31/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, and ending on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

HR 1 Author: Geren | Howard
Last Action: 01/10/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 10 2017 10:16PM
Caption: Granting privileges of the floor for the house.

HR 3 Author: Geren
Last Action: 01/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 11 2017 9:16PM
Caption: Adopting the Housekeeping Resolution for the House of Representatives of the 85th Legislature.

HR 227 Author: Geren
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 23 2017 5:09PM
Caption: Congratulating Cross Timbers Elementary School in Azle on its selection as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.

HR 548 Author: Geren | Craddick | Goldman
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2017 7:41AM
Caption: In memory of Dee J. Kelly of Fort Worth.

HR 675 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 7 2017 6:28PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1-2, 2017, as Tarrant County Days at the State Capitol.

HR 1344 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/21/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2017 5:50PM
Caption: In memory of Joshua Jolly Harbuck of Aledo.

HR 1620 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2017 3:32PM
Caption: Electing the children of house members to the office of mascot.

HR 1621 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Referred to Rules & Resolutions: May 1 2017 6:26PM
Caption: Designating the grandchildren of house members as honorary mascots.

HR 1683 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2017 4:32PM
Caption: Designating the grandchildren of house members as honorary mascots.

HR 1926 Author: Geren | Stucky | Giddings | Ashby
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2017 12:38PM
Caption: Congratulating Lee F. Jackson on his retirement as chancellor of the University of North Texas System.

HR 2573 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 8:08AM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 533.

HR 2626 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 12:43PM
Caption: Commending Rachel Dunnam for her service as director of environmental affairs in the office of State Representative Charlie Geren and as assistant clerk for the House Administration Committee.

Joint Author (32):
HB 23 Author: Huberty | Simmons | Fallon | Parker | Geren
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund innovative programs for public school students with autism.

HB 133 Author: Alvarado | Geren | Howard | Ashby | Guillen
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the status, regulation, and taxation of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage; creating a criminal offense.

HB 273 Author: Gonzales, Larry | Laubenberg | Hinojosa, Gina | Geren | Rose
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 23 2017 11:43AM
Caption: Relating to the content of local and state propositions on the ballot.

HB 297 Author: Bell | Fallon | Geren | Koop
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of January 9 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

HB 328 Author: Workman | Geren
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to state and federal laws regarding immigrants or immigration, including the enforcement of those laws by certain governmental entities and the use of consular identity documents for certain purposes.

HB 429 Author: Villalba | Metcalf | Bonnen, Dennis | Geren
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for an offense committed against a person because of the person's status as a peace officer, a firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel.

HB 445 Author: Frank | Geren | Springer | Blanco
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.

HB 635 Author: Howard | Oliverson | Geren | Cyrier
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to issuance of a vendor permit for the sale of goods during an authorized event held in the Texas mall area of the Capitol Complex.

HB 794 Author: Kuempel | Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the designation of Business State Highway 123-B in Guadalupe County as the Texas Game Warden Teyran "Ty" Patterson Memorial Highway.

HB 822 Author: Canales | Klick | Geren | Moody | Leach
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

HB 850 Author: Turner | Guillen | Geren | Sheffield | Burns
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions.

HB 1269 Author: Villalba | Meyer | Geren
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 1526 Author: King, Phil | Geren | Romero, Jr. | Davis, Sarah | Meyer
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain state benefits to certain peace officers and certain active and retired employees of community supervision and corrections departments.

HB 1610 Author: Kuempel | Geren | Martinez, "Mando" | Longoria
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by business entities contracting with governmental entities or state agencies.

HB 1654 Author: Oliverson | Coleman | Geren | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the offense of failure to comply with an order from a fire marshal and the authority of certain county employees to issue citations for certain violations.

HB 1799 Author: Dale | Geren
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to employing, terminating, and reporting misconduct of public school personnel and related entity personnel, including creating a registry of persons ineligible for hire; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1983 Author: Wray | Martinez, "Mando" | Phillips | Guerra | Geren
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 2264 Author: Frank | Geren
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the priority applicable to certain interbasin transfers of water.

HB 2453 Author: Lucio III | Geren | Thompson, Senfronia | White | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees.

HB 2481 Author: King, Phil | Laubenberg | Geren | Parker | Sanford
Last Action: 04/10/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 2524 Author: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HB 2586 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Collier | Villalba | Geren | Gooden
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the electronic filing of bail bonds.

HB 2780 Author: Paddie | Darby | Ashby | Geren | Phelan
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Companion considered in lieu of
Caption: Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects.

HB 2816 Author: Minjarez | Larson | Gutierrez | Hernandez | Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to service contract providers.

HB 2998 Author: Blanco | Geren | Gutierrez | Sheffield
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to defense economic readjustment zones.

HB 3286 Author: Goldman | Geren | Collier | Klick
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties.

HB 3287 Author: Goldman | Geren | Guillen
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale of ale and beer by certain brewers and manufacturers.

HB 3566 Author: Ashby | Shine | Phillips | Geren | Price
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to a franchise credit for entities that make certain railroad reconstruction or replacement expenditures.

HB 3926 Author: Kuempel | Thompson, Senfronia | Geren | King, Tracy O. | Larson
Last Action: 04/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of horse racing and greyhound racing and pari-mutuel wagering in connection with that racing.

HR 1044 Author: Holland | Geren | Davis, Sarah | Burkett
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 5 2017 2:59PM
Caption: Recognizing April 4, 2017, as REALTOR Appreciation Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1369 Author: Leach | Schaefer | Geren | Stickland | Krause
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:29PM
Caption: In memory of Madison James Rinaldi.

HR 1828 Author: Goldman | Klick | Geren
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 2 2017 2:43PM
Caption: In memory of former state representative Anna Mowery of Fort Worth.

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