Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Charlie Geren
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/23/2017

Number of Bills: 81

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (54):
HB 482 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to allowing the holder of a brewpub license to sell beer, ale, and malt liquor to certain wholesalers, distributors, and qualified persons outside the state.

HB 796 Author: Geren | Lucio III
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the purchase of certain insurance coverage and the performance of related risk management services for the Texas State University System and the component institutions of that system.

HB 804 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the forms of payment that the operator of a vehicle storage facility must accept.

HB 972 Author: Geren | Harless | Sheffield | Metcalf | Villalba
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to reporting of expenditures by persons registered as lobbyists.

HB 975 Author: Geren | Larson | Thompson, Senfronia | Sheets | Anderson, Rodney
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/21/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1018 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain alcoholic beverages; creating an offense.

HB 1034 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/02/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 2 2015 3:50PM
Caption: Relating to registration of a motor vehicle alleged to have been involved in a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

HB 1039 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale by package stores of containers of liquor with a capacity of less than six fluid ounces.

HB 1094 Author: Geren | Kacal | Tinderholt | Martinez, "Mando" | Herrero
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to workers' compensation death benefit eligibility for certain spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.

HB 1179 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/23/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the duties of certain law enforcement officials under procedures regulating the making or transfer of firearms.

HB 1310 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 5 2015 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to canine encounter training for peace officers.

HB 1348 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the approval of certain alcoholic beverages by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

HB 1353 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a certificate of merit in certain actions against certain licensed or registered professionals.

HB 1401 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Referred directly to s/c on Bond Indebtedness by chair
Caption: Relating to the issuance of bonds by certain municipalities jointly operating an airport to fund a public pension fund.

HB 1443 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/21/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas Identification Number system.

HB 1531 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the making and receiving of referrals for legal services by certain legislators and executive officers; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1532 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to quarterly reporting of political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates, officeholders, and political committees; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 1533 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a restriction on the use of certain political contributions from a single source in the month before an election.

HB 1760 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to maximum penalties for certain environmental violations.

HB 1794 Author: Geren | Harless | Burkett | Longoria | Murphy
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties.

HB 1925 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program to the Parks and Wildlife Department.

HB 2037 Author: Geren | Darby
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to compensation and leave for certain peace officers.

HB 2038 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to legal representation for certain emergency services districts.

HB 2475 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the center for alternative finance and procurement within the Texas Facilities Commission and to public and private partnerships; authorizing a fee.

HB 2709 Author: Geren | Bohac
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of property used for a large data center project for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 2712 Author: Geren | Bohac
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to large data center projects from the sales and use tax.

HB 3015 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to production requirements for holders of winery permits; establishing minimum annual production requirements for permit holders.

HB 3253 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to the purchase of certain insurance coverage and the performance of related risk management services for the University of North Texas System and the component institutions of that system.

HB 3312 Author: Geren | Canales
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the taking of an additional specimen of a person's blood on arrest for certain intoxication offenses.

HB 3386 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to bailiffs in the county courts at law of Tarrant County.

HB 3628 Author: Geren | Lozano
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the adoption by the Department of Public Safety of rules governing the use of unmanned aircraft in the Capitol Complex; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3680 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information stored as part of the preparation of reports and personal financial statements required to be filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.

HB 3681 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/09/2015 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the categorization of violations by the Texas Ethics Commission.

HB 3682 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/13/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the categorization and resolution of violations of laws enforced by the Texas Ethics Commission.

HB 3683 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the electronic filing of personal financial statements with the Texas Ethics Commission.

HB 3684 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to political advertising.

HB 3789 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts and paid relationships with governmental entities; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 3791 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the provision of recordings of certain interactions with a peace officer relating to intoxication offenses.

HB 3945 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/09/2015 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to restrictions on introducing, sponsoring, or voting on measures or bills in which a member of the legislature has certain interests; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3953 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the economic regulation of water and sewer service.

HB 3988 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/13/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to transparency in the reporting of eminent domain authority and the creation of an eminent domain database.

HCR 45 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 02/05/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 22, 2015, and ending on Monday, January 26, 2015.

HCR 56 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/26/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees.

HCR 95 Author: Geren | Craddick
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Roy Houston Moore of Austin.

HJR 73 Author: Geren | Larson | Thompson, Senfronia | Sheets | Anderson, Rodney
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/12/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.

HR 3 Author: Geren
Last Action: 01/14/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 14 2015 3:50PM
Caption: Adopting the Housekeeping Resolution for the House of Representatives of the 84th Legislature.

HR 562 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2015 11:48AM
Caption: Recognizing February 25 and 26, 2015, as Tarrant County Days at the State Capitol.

HR 854 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2015 9:55AM
Caption: In memory of Leonard Arthur Jones Jr. of Fort Worth.

HR 1852 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2015 10:38AM
Caption: Honoring the professionals serving pediatric oncology patients at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin.

HR 2192 Author: Geren | Miller, Rick | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2015 8:09AM
Caption: In memory of Willie Mae Froebel Stark of Fort Worth.

HR 2775 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 4:48PM
Caption: Electing the children of house members to the office of mascot.

HR 2776 Author: Geren | Howard
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 4:38PM
Caption: Naming the grandchildren of house members honorary mascots.

HR 3407 Author: Geren
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 10:34AM
Caption: Honoring the house sergeant-at-arms and his staff.

HR 3408 Author: Geren
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 9:57AM
Caption: Commending the House Business Office.

Joint Author (27):
HB 37 Author: Cook | Geren | Harless | Oliveira | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the reporting of certain contributions and political expenditures by certain persons; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 38 Author: Cook | Geren | Harless
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the duties of nonprofit corporations regarding certain contributions and the disclosure of information relating to those contributions in certain campaign finance reports.

HB 177 Author: Zedler | Flynn | Geren | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Zerwas
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells.

HB 183 Author: Dale | King, Phil | Parker | Geren | Phillips
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

HB 426 Author: Howard | Geren
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the acceptance of employment applications through the online system for listing state agency employment openings maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission.

HB 539 Author: King, Phil | Geren | Paddie | Guillen | King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the procedural requirements for the adoption of a municipal regulation, limitation, or prohibition on the production, storage, or transportation of oil or natural gas; authorizing a fee.

HB 593 Author: Collier | Geren | Giddings | Burns | Hughes
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to canine encounter training for peace officers.

HB 985 Author: Villalba | Geren
Last Action: 03/02/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 2 2015 3:50PM
Caption: Relating to mental health screening for public school students who may be a danger to self or others and to suspension or educational placement of those students; creating an offense.

HB 1251 Author: Alvarado | Geren | Thompson, Senfronia | Guillen
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the transfer of compensation experience for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

HB 1279 Author: Schaefer | Geren
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

HB 1294 Author: Capriglione | Geren | Goldman | Simmons | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities.

HB 1295 Author: Capriglione | Geren | Fallon
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of research, research sponsors, and interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies.

HB 1762 Author: Otto | Zerwas | Miller, Rick | Geren | Guillen
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a health care advocacy program for veterans.

HB 2263 Author: Hughes | Geren | Oliveira | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to warrants or orders issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information.

HB 2339 Author: Smith | Meyer | Geren | Dale | Villalba
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities.

HB 2351 Author: Harless | Kuempel | Kacal | Geren
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to conflicts of interest and discrimination policies for an ethics or medical committee review of an advance directive.

HB 2629 Author: Kacal | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Geren | Davis, Sarah | Meyer
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to unauthorized persons at public or private institutions of higher education in this state and to trespass, damage, or defacement occurring on the grounds of those institutions; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty and creating offenses.

HB 3045 Author: Phelan | Keffer | Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Harless
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 69 in Jefferson County as the Allan B. Ritter Highway.

HB 3374 Author: Morrison | Farrar | Geren
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to information regarding Down syndrome.

HCR 36 Author: Burkett | Flynn | Geren | Laubenberg | Parker
Last Action: 05/26/2015 S Received from the House
Caption: Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

HCR 85 Author: Wray | Geren | Flynn | Blanco | Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle.

HCR 113 Author: Springer | Frank | Phillips | VanDeaver | Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Urging the United States Congress to direct the Bureau of Land Management to affirm the provisions of the Red River Boundary Compact and acknowledge that the vegetation line on the south bank of the Red River forms the boundary between Oklahoma and Texas.

HR 100 Author: Flynn | Geren | Thompson, Senfronia | McClendon | Hughes
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 8 2015 12:22PM
Caption: In memory of Julia Alexandra Bass, former journal clerk of the Texas House of Representatives.

HR 1280 Author: Sheffield | Burns | Goldman | Geren
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 25 2015 3:22PM
Caption: Recognizing March 24, 2015, as Tarleton State University Day at the State Capitol.

HR 2095 Author: Goldman | Collier | Geren
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 22 2015 6:16PM
Caption: Commemorating the 125th anniversary of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.

HR 2751 Author: Goldman | Turner, Chris | Geren | Collier
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 3:41PM
Caption: In memory of former U.S. House speaker Jim Wright.

HR 3533 Author: Wu | Bonnen, Dennis | Kuempel | King, Ken | Geren
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 4:21PM
Caption: Congratulating Amy and Steve Bruno on the adoption of their son, Alexander Peter Theodore Bruno.

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