Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Geanie W. Morrison
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 9/19/2019

Number of Bills: 79

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (52):
HB 6 Author: Morrison | Zerwas | Hunter | Huberty | Phelan
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to disaster relief and recovery.

HB 7 Author: Morrison | Bonnen, Greg | Deshotel | Murphy | Swanson
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/13/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to disaster preparation for state agencies and political subdivisions.

HB 1627 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/23/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the removal of certain counties from the Texas emissions reduction plan.

HB 1628 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/25/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of coastal counties to adopt certain rules for island parks, beach parks, and public beaches; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1629 Author: Morrison | Rodriguez | Herrero | Farrar
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

HB 2300 Author: Morrison | White | Murr | Guillen | King, Phil
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the creation of the disaster recovery loan program; making an appropriation.

HB 2305 Author: Morrison | Lozano | Stephenson | Herrero | Murr
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a work group on enhancing the training and credentialing of emergency management personnel.

HB 2316 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 05/05/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 24th Judicial District.

HB 2321 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the regulation of oyster harvesting; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 2611 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/17/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the treatment of certain limited liability companies as passive entities for purposes of the franchise tax.

HB 2633 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the consumption, possession, or sale of an alcoholic beverage at a performing arts facility leased to a nonprofit organization by a school district.

HB 2647 Author: Morrison | Cyrier | Guillen
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain state hotel occupancy tax revenue.

HB 2794 Author: Morrison | Larson | Lucio III | Phelan | Price
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of emergency management in this state.

HB 2796 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the use of certain data collected by the Texas Workforce Commission to determine general prevailing wage rates for certain public work contracts.

HB 2806 Author: Morrison | Cyrier | Moody | Allen
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas music incubator rebate program to provide for rebates of a portion of certain taxes collected from certain music venues and promoters of certain music festivals.

HB 2812 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the use by certain municipalities of a perpetual trust fund for a cemetery.

HB 2856 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to restrictions under disaster remediation contracts; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3001 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the fiscal transparency of special purpose districts and other political subdivisions.

HB 3002 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to certain audit and reporting requirements of regional planning commissions.

HB 3312 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing a health and wellness center fee at the University of Houston-Victoria.

HB 3368 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to outdoor advertising signs regulated by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 3636 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to DeWitt County.

HB 3814 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penalties.

HB 3815 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a seller's disclosure notice for residential property regarding floodplains, flood pools, floodways, or reservoirs.

HB 3816 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 3930 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of the land application of grease trap waste or grit trap waste.

HB 4280 Author: Morrison | Landgraf | Nevárez | Craddick | King, Tracy O.
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the grant program distributing money from the transportation infrastructure fund.

HB 4288 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to use of a program manager for certain public works projects.

HR 160 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 02/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 6 2019 9:13PM
Caption: Congratulating the Cuero High School football team on winning the 2018 UIL 4A Division 2 state championship.

HR 264 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2019 8:03PM
Caption: Congratulating Jordan Whittington on his accomplishments as a member of the Cuero High School football team.

HR 265 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2019 4:43PM
Caption: Congratulating Ben Galvan on being named the 2018 Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

HR 267 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2019 7:17PM
Caption: Congratulating Dennis L. Patillo of Victoria on his election as chair of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board of Directors.

HR 521 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 12:09PM
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2019, as Victoria Day at the State Capitol.

HR 522 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 12:12PM
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2019, as University of Houston-Victoria Day at the State Capitol.

HR 562 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 12:21PM
Caption: Congratulating Michele Rohde on her selection as the 2019 Young Alumna of the Year by the University of Houston-Victoria.

HR 563 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 12:21PM
Caption: Congratulating Ben Galvan on his receipt of the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Houston-Victoria.

HR 583 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 03/15/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 15 2019 5:41PM
Caption: Honoring Refugio County rancher and dog trainer Joe Braman for his contributions to rhinoceros conservation efforts in South Africa.

HR 584 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 12:20PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2019, as Aransas County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 641 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 10:04AM
Caption: Honoring Dr. Yusuke Yahagi for his years of service to the Victoria community.

HR 713 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 11:35AM
Caption: Commending Kaitlyn Jankovsky for her many accomplishments.

HR 714 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 11:33AM
Caption: Congratulating former state representative Judy Hawley on her induction into the Texas Transportation Hall of Honor.

HR 848 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 7:06PM
Caption: Honoring the Reverend A. L. Kight and Frances Kight for their 50 years of service to The Jesus Church in Victoria.

HR 849 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 6:18PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Raymund A. Paredes on his retirement as Texas commissioner of higher education.

HR 922 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 04/05/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 5 2019 5:48PM
Caption: Commending Dr. Margaret Rice for her contributions to the University of Houston-Victoria.

HR 1155 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 24 2019 9:55AM
Caption: Honoring Ray Reese of Cuero for his service as DeWitt County attorney.

HR 1283 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2019 1:07PM
Caption: In memory of Joyce Kathleen Giddens Matthews of Victoria.

HR 1314 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2019 8:27PM
Caption: In memory of former Port Lavaca mayor Ida Mae "Tiney" Browning.

HR 1429 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 13 2019 3:58PM
Caption: Congratulating Dolly Stokes on her retirement as executive director of Victoria County United Way.

HR 1485 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 05/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 14 2019 1:57PM
Caption: Congratulating Captain Donna M. Odem-Nichols on her retirement from the Victoria Fire Department.

HR 1563 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 05/20/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 20 2019 3:49PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. John M. Richardson of Fort Worth.

HR 1564 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 21 2019 10:03AM
Caption: Commemorating the reopening of the Victoria Islamic Center.

HR 1644 Author: Morrison
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 4:02PM
Caption: Honoring Texas Dance Hall Preservation for its work saving historic dance halls.

Joint Author (27):
HB 5 Author: Phelan | Bonnen, Greg | Harless | Morrison | Deshotel
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to debris management and other disaster recovery efforts.

HB 16 Author: Leach | Bonnen, Greg | Klick | Oliverson | Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of the rights of a living unborn child after an abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 39 Author: Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain time limitations on the award of grants by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee.

HB 314 Author: Howard | Guillen | Bucy | Morrison
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school who are pregnant or who are parents and to reporting through the Public Education Information Management System.

HB 672 Author: Rodriguez | Morrison | Deshotel | Stucky | Oliverson
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 21 2019 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the sale of ale and beer by certain brewers and manufacturers to ultimate consumers for consumption off the brewers' or manufacturers' premises.

HB 1145 Author: Krause | Wilson | Morrison
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines; eliminating program surcharges.

HB 1209 Author: Rodriguez | Morrison | Moody | Minjarez | Herrero
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

HB 1300 Author: Hunter | Lucio III | Phelan | Cyrier | Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to cultivated oyster mariculture; authorizing fees; requiring a permit; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1590 Author: Howard | Morrison | Neave | Hunter | Miller
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to statewide policies and practices, personnel training, evidence collection and preservation, and data collection and analysis regarding the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

HB 1641 Author: Button | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Johnson, Julie | Ortega
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the provision of information to certain women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program.

HB 1929 Author: Noble | Morrison | Klick | King, Phil | Springer
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

HB 2279 Author: Zwiener | Anchia | Button | Davis, Sarah | Morrison
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace.

HB 3784 Author: Larson | Flynn | Deshotel | Murr | Morrison
Last Action: 04/26/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing standard time year-round or observing daylight saving time year-round.

HB 3854 Author: Walle | Lozano | Morrison | Morales
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the storage, transportation, processing, and disposal of scrap tires.

HB 3895 Author: Oliverson | Morrison
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.

HB 4032 Author: Guillen | Morrison | Bonnen, Greg | Paul | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the regulation, permitting, and taxation of certain boats and boat motors; imposing a fee.

HB 4129 Author: Swanson | Klick | Cortez | Walle | Morrison
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the omission from the ballot of a withdrawing candidate.

HB 4130 Author: Swanson | Morrison | Cortez | Klick | Israel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to use of an electronic device for accepting voters; authorizing a fee.

HB 4279 Author: Coleman | Zerwas | Phelan | Morrison
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to establish, operate, and, through the issuance of general obligation bonds, finance a grant program to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions and the state for projects related to disaster recovery; disaster mitigation; or construct, repair, rehabilitate, or reconstruct state or local infrastructure.

HB 4296 Author: Schaefer | Guillen | Phelan | Morrison | King, Phil
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of plumbing, including the requirements to obtain a tradesman plumber-limited license.

HCR 42 Author: Wu | Davis, Sarah | Zerwas | Turner, Chris | Morrison
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating February 26 as Bone Marrow, Blood, and Organ Donation Registry Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

HJR 12 Author: Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Coleman
Sponsor: Nelson | Watson
Last Action: 05/14/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

HJR 114 Author: Coleman | Zerwas | Phelan | Morrison
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to be paid out of the economic stabilization fund by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for projects related to disaster recovery; disaster mitigation; disaster response; or construct, repair, rehabilitate, or reconstruct state or local infrastructure.

HJR 117 Author: Larson | Sheffield | Morrison | Murr | Guillen
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for exempting this state from daylight saving time or observing daylight saving time year-round.

HR 631 Author: Hunter | Herrero | Lozano | Morrison
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2019 9:58AM
Caption: Recognizing March 6, 2019, as Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Day at the State Capitol.

HR 887 Author: Burrows | Springer | Holland | Morrison | Frullo
Last Action: 04/05/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 5 2019 6:00PM
Caption: Commending country music star Josh Abbott for his contributions to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

HR 984 Author: Button | Thompson, Senfronia | Shaheen | Meyer | Morrison
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2019 6:53PM
Caption: Recognizing March 2019 as National Women's History Month.

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