Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Rep. Charlie Geren
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/19/2017

Number of Bills: 26

Report Sections: Sponsored Bills | Joint Sponsored Bills

Sponsor (20):
SB 4 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Geren | Workman
Last Action: 05/07/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by campus police departments and certain local governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to related duties and liability of certain persons in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 24 Author: Huffman | Hancock
Sponsor: Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Price | Kuempel | Paddie
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

SB 73 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees.

SB 298 Author: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation and funding of the Texas Forensic Science Commission operating account.

SB 500 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Geren | Davis, Sarah | Howard | King, Phil | Johnson, Eric
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

SB 504 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.

SB 505 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions.

SB 524 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Geren | Collier
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of abuse of a corpse.

SB 533 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to governmental entity contracting and procurement.

SB 586 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies.

SB 714 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain account disclosures provided by a financial institution to a customer.

SB 1004 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the deployment of network nodes in public right-of-way; authorizing fees.

SB 1124 Author: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/28/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the administrative attachment of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System.

SB 1147 Author: Watson | Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees.

SB 1172 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the regulation of seed by a political subdivision.

SB 1516 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies; authorizing fees; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration.

SB 1519 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
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.

SB 2205 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to automated motor vehicles.

SCR 11 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/30/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Authorizing the lieutenant governor and the speaker to appoint interim joint committees.

SJR 34 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders after the expiration of the person's term of office.

Joint Sponsor (6):
SB 5 Author: Huffman | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Laubenberg | Geren | Parker | Sanford
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing a criminal penalty and increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 15 Author: Huffines | Hall | Hancock | Taylor, Van | West
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
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.

SB 396 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Kuempel | Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of Business State Highway 123-B in Guadalupe County as the Texas Game Warden Teyran "Ty" Patterson Memorial Highway.

SB 957 Author: Campbell | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Laubenberg | Gonzales, Larry | Hinojosa, Gina | Geren | Rose
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the content and numbering of propositions on the ballot.

SB 1289 Author: Creighton
Sponsor: Paddie | Darby | Ashby | Geren | Phelan
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects.

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

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