Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Charlie Geren
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/16/2024

Number of Bills: 67

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (47):
HB 707 Author: Geren
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that certain taxing units may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.

HB 1300 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

HB 1301 Author: Geren | Cain
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the duty of an appraisal review board to determine a motion or protest filed by a property owner and the right of the owner to appeal the board's determination.

HB 1302 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/23/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to inspections and examinations by the Railroad Commission of Texas of certain sites and facilities conducted using unmanned aircraft.

HB 1303 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to entities that provide video services.

HB 1304 Author: Geren | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the basic allotment and guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.

HB 1320 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to recovery under uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.

HB 1375 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to enhancing the criminal penalties for certain repeat and habitual offenders.

HB 1405 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain public safety employees who successfully complete a public safety employees treatment court program.

HB 1585 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to matters affecting the powers and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission.

HB 1956 Author: Geren | Metcalf | Toth | Cain
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a prevailing property owner in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations.

HB 1957 Author: Geren
Sponsor: King
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the availability of financial information of nonprofit corporations for public inspection.

HB 2231 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain events for funding under the major events reimbursement program.

HB 2365 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 9 2023 2:44PM
Caption: Relating to the operation of an unmanned aircraft over an airport or military installation; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2406 Author: Geren | Darby
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to service retirement benefits payable by the Employees Retirement System of Texas to commissioned peace officers employed by the attorney general.

HB 2469 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain functions relating to state employee leave.

HB 2471 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to eligibility for law enforcement officer service in the Employees Retirement System of Texas by certain peace officers commissioned by the comptroller.

HB 2472 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to compensation and leave for certain security officers or investigators commissioned as peace officers by the comptroller.

HB 2488 Author: Geren | Metcalf | Thierry | Johnson, Ann
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the burden of proof in certain ad valorem tax appeals.

HB 2608 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the use by certain municipalities of certain tax revenue to fund convention center facilities, multipurpose arenas, venues, and related infrastructure.

HB 2620 Author: Geren | Herrero | Toth | Darby | Buckley
Sponsor: King
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confinement in a county jail of a person pending a transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and to compensation to a county for certain costs of confinement.

HB 2669 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the deadline for approving a certificate of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.

HB 3054 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/29/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation of ownership and control of installed electric generation capacity.

HB 3321 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to a severance tax credit for gas produced from certain wells that use an onsite flare mitigation system.

HB 3837 Author: Geren | Bailes | Isaac
Sponsor: Sparks
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the designation of advanced clean energy projects.

HB 4078 Author: Geren | Toth | Metcalf
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle franchised dealers and the reimbursement of motor vehicle franchised dealers by manufacturers and distributors for warranty, recall, and preparation and delivery work.

HB 5066 Author: Geren | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to electricity service in areas of this state with a need for transmission projects.

HB 5218 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to abolishing the appraisal district for certain affected counties.

HJR 49 Author: Geren
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that certain political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of persons who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.

HJR 76 Author: Geren | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met.

HJR 97 Author: Geren | Kuempel | Rose
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to foster economic development and job growth, provide tax relief and funding for education and public safety programs, and reform and support the horse racing industry by authorizing casino gaming at destination resorts, creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing sports wagering, requiring a license to conduct casino gaming, and requiring the imposition of a gaming and sports wagering tax and license application fees.

HJR 155 Author: Geren | Rose | Davis | Romero, Jr.
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to foster economic development and job growth, provide tax relief and funding for education and public safety programs, support the horse racing industry, and reform horse racing and greyhound racing by authorizing casino gaming at destination resorts, authorizing sports wagering, authorizing Tribal-State compacts with federally recognized Indian tribes, and creating the Texas Gaming Commission to regulate casino gaming and sports wagering; requiring a license to conduct casino gaming; and requiring the imposition of a casino gaming tax, sports wagering tax, and license application fees.

HR 26 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 9 2023 4:56PM
Caption: In memory of Clifford Anne Bigby Cozart of Fort Worth.

HR 27 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 9 2023 5:10PM
Caption: In memory of Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo president W. R. "Bob" Watt Jr.

HR 116 Author: Geren
Last Action: 02/14/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 14 2023 7:18PM
Caption: Commemorating the bicentennial of the Texas Rangers.

HR 231 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 11:51AM
Caption: In memory of Neal Gay.

HR 262 Author: Geren
Last Action: 02/21/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2023 5:12PM
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2023, as Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas Day at the State Capitol.

HR 611 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Filed
Caption: Recognizing March 22 and 23, 2023, as Tarrant County Days at the State Capitol.

HR 630 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2023 12:50PM
Caption: Recognizing March 22 and 23, 2023, as Tarrant County Days at the State Capitol.

HR 1004 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 5:44PM
Caption: Congratulating Sonny Dykes, head coach of the Texas Christian University football team, on a successful 2022 season.

HR 1500 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 10 2023 1:23PM
Caption: Congratulating Sonny Dykes, head coach of the Texas Christian University football team, on being named the Associated Press Coach of the Year for 2022.

HR 1688 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 9:27AM
Caption: Commending Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams on her appointment as president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

HR 1780 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 6:59PM
Caption: In memory of Robert Cole Grable of Fort Worth.

HR 1781 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 9:20AM
Caption: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Texas Association of Regional Councils.

HR 1782 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:43PM
Caption: In memory of Victor Tinsley of Fort Worth.

HR 2237 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 4:21PM
Caption: In memory of Daniel M. Jensen of Fort Worth.

HR 2238 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 4:17PM
Caption: Congratulating John Goff on his receipt of the 2023 Golden Deeds Award from the Exchange Club of Fort Worth.

Joint Author (20):
HB 70 Author: Howard | Geren | Thierry | Guerra
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 191 Author: Bernal | Geren
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the evaluation of applications for certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 218 Author: Moody | Dutton | Geren | Anchía | Cain
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the criminal and licensing consequences of certain offenses relating to the possession of marihuana, certain tetrahydrocannabinols, certain synthetic cannabinoids, and drug paraphernalia; imposing a fee.

HB 456 Author: Craddick | Geren | Cook | Burrows | Rose
Sponsor: King
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain interests in a mineral in place owned by certain charitable organizations.

HB 537 Author: Wu | Jetton | Anchía | Geren
Last Action: 04/13/2023 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to public access to the audit records of certain governmental entities.

HB 1076 Author: Neave Criado | Geren | Anchía | Frazier | Vo
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain persons as peace officers by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and the hiring of those persons by political subdivisions.

HB 1152 Author: Vo | Garcia | Neave Criado | Geren | Guillen
Last Action: 05/08/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain veterans by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and the hiring of those veterans by political subdivisions.

HB 1686 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Metcalf | Toth | Geren
Last Action: 04/14/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to prohibitions on the provision to certain children of procedures and treatments for gender transitioning, gender reassignment, or gender dysphoria and on the use of public money or public assistance to provide those procedures and treatments.

HB 2242 Author: Howard | Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of dynamic message signs for the Keep 'Em Safe Texas Gun Storage Campaign.

HB 2629 Author: Rogers | Geren | Longoria | Klick | Stucky
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the reporting of direct campaign expenditures by certain persons and political committees.

HB 2804 Author: Kuempel | Lambert | Geren
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to use of the name, image, or likeness of a student athlete participating in an intercollegiate athletic program at an institution of higher education.

HB 3368 Author: Dean | King, Ken | Darby | Landgraf | Geren
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain transactions involving oil and gas tubing.

HB 3805 Author: Canales | Burrows | Moody | Geren | King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 04/19/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the program categories in the unified transportation program.

HB 4422 Author: Canales | Burrows | Moody | Geren | King, Tracy O.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study on enhancing border security outcomes through public safety, technological, and transportation infrastructure improvements near Texas-Mexico border crossings.

HB 4811 Author: Anchía | Guillen | Hernandez | Geren
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Energy Efficiency Council.

HB 5005 Author: Cook | Smith | Geren | Anchía | Turner
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of a motor vehicle license plate number captured in a video recording maintained by a law enforcement agency.

HR 1542 Author: Murr | Johnson, Ann | Geren | Longoria | Spiller
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Signed in the House
Caption: Expelling Representative Bryan Slaton of Hunt County from the Texas House of Representatives of the 88th Legislature.

HR 1608 Author: Turner | Geren | Romero, Jr. | Collier | Bhojani
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 3:17PM
Caption: Honoring Heider Garcia for his service as Tarrant County elections administrator.

HR 1609 Author: Turner | Price | Geren | Bhojani | Goldman
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 3:17PM
Caption: Congratulating Bell flight company on winning the U.S. Army contract to manufacture the V-280 Valor tiltrotor for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft program.

HR 2377 Author: Murr | Johnson, Ann | Geren | Longoria | Spiller
Last Action: 05/29/2023 H Signed in the House
Caption: Impeaching Warren Kenneth Paxton, Attorney General of the State of Texas, and preferring articles of impeachment against him.

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