Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Charlie Geren
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/22/2019

Number of Bills: 72

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (56):
HB 322 Author: Geren | Bohac | Pacheco
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that taxing units may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.

HB 380 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of a district court to hear and determine certain ad valorem tax appeals.

HB 419 Author: Geren | Darby | Ashby | Burrows
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.

HB 462 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the basic allotment and guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.

HB 534 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of emergency service dispatchers to participate in a public safety employees treatment court program.

HB 578 Author: Geren
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the characterization of certain membership initiation payments as abandoned property.

HB 585 Author: Geren | Goldman
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the issuance of F-35 fighter jet specialty license plates.

HB 705 Author: Geren | Krause | Darby | Shine
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the substitution of a local sales and use tax for maintenance and operations property taxes imposed by certain local governments; authorizing the imposition of a tax.

HB 837 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale by certain municipalities of leased land located near the shoreline of a lake.

HB 1088 Author: Geren | Murphy | Springer | Holland
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to enhancing the criminal penalties for certain repeat and habitual offenders.

HB 1539 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

HB 1581 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to the sale of electric power to and the imposition of a tax on the gross receipts of electric power for certain public customers.

HB 1587 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain classes of retail public water utilities.

HB 1739 Author: Geren | Davis, Yvonne | Shine | Leach | Kuempel
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to recovery under uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.

HB 1745 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a property owner to bring suit to compel an appraisal district, chief appraiser, or appraisal review board to comply with a procedural requirement applicable to an ad valorem tax protest.

HB 1787 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of theft.

HB 1997 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the sampling of distilled spirits provided by the manufacturer to a retailer of distilled spirits.

HB 2011 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the affordability of electric power for certain public retail customers.

HB 2019 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to parental notice provided by school districts regarding the Internet website containing the sex offender database.

HB 2228 Author: Geren | Cain
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the inspection of certain boilers.

HB 2324 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/21/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the continuation of a health care provider participation program by the Tarrant County Hospital District.

HB 2402 Author: Geren | Goldman | Krause
Sponsor: Fallon
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain events to receive funding through the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

HB 2406 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/22/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to political advertising by open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 2675 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/17/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the provisions providing for the suspension of the collection of certain fees when the balance in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund exceeds a specified amount.

HB 2676 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Energy Resources: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to the composition and use of money in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund.

HB 2683 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the transfer or sale of a law enforcement dog to a peace officer, an honorably retired peace officer, or a survivor of a deceased peace officer.

HB 2825 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to disclosures and discovery regarding expert witnesses in civil actions.

HB 2940 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the ownership, control, or operation of a franchised or nonfranchised dealer or dealership by certain motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors.

HB 2993 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain nonexempt property used for low-income or moderate-income housing.

HB 3226 Author: Geren | Darby
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/17/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the terms of dissolution of an oil or gas pooled unit.

HB 3386 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for certain amusement services.

HB 3395 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

HB 3416 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to hiring and licensing certain persons as peace officers.

HB 3693 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to package store permits.

HB 4181 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the organization and efficient operation of the legislative branch of state government.

HB 4456 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages in areas annexed or owned by certain municipalities.

HCR 6 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/22/2019 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 16, 2019, and ending on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

HCR 40 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/14/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint joint committees.

HCR 79 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/05/2019 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, February 27, 2019, and ending on Monday, March 4, 2019.

HCR 189 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 4181.

HJR 24 Author: Geren | Shine
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Left pending in committee
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 26 Author: Geren
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.

HR 1 Author: Geren
Last Action: 01/08/2019 H Reported enrolled: Jan 8 2019 6:28PM
Caption: Granting privileges of the floor for the house.

HR 3 Author: Geren
Last Action: 01/09/2019 H Reported enrolled: Jan 9 2019 4:42PM
Caption: Adopting the Housekeeping Resolution for the House of Representatives of the 86th Legislature.

HR 102 Author: Geren
Last Action: 01/23/2019 H Reported enrolled: Jan 23 2019 3:52PM
Caption: Granting permission for the use of the chamber of the Texas House of Representatives by the YMCA Texas Youth and Government Program, Texas Lyceum, Capitol Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Texas DeMolay, and Boy Scout Troop No. 5 Court of Honor.

HR 328 Author: Geren
Last Action: 02/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2019 6:09PM
Caption: Congratulating Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport for being named the 2019 Airport of the Year by Air Transport World.

HR 413 Author: Geren
Last Action: 02/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2019 8:38PM
Caption: Granting permission for the body of former Speaker James A. Turman to lie in honor in the Hall of the House of Representatives on February 22, 2019.

HR 688 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 10:19AM
Caption: Recognizing March 6 and 7, 2019, as Tarrant County Days at the State Capitol.

HR 734 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 4:59PM
Caption: Congratulating Kirby Lehman of Vernon on showing the reserve champion Angus steer at the 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

HR 794 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 6:35PM
Caption: In memory of Jacob Brayden Harper of Fort Worth.

HR 795 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 6:29PM
Caption: In memory of Steven Patrick Truitt of Fort Worth.

HR 796 Author: Geren
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 5:36PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Arthur J. Eisenberg.

HR 1535 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 14 2019 4:56PM
Caption: Electing the children of house members to the office of mascot.

HR 1536 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 14 2019 4:56PM
Caption: Designating the grandchildren of house members as honorary mascots.

HR 1556 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/20/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 20 2019 3:45PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Kay K. Sanders on her receipt of the 2019 Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award and on her retirement from Texas Christian University.

HR 2202 Author: Geren
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 6:37PM
Caption: In memory of Richard Gilmore Lauderdale of Fort Worth.

Joint Author (16):
HB 547 Author: Canales | Cyrier | Bucy | Springer | Geren
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to verification of hunting and fishing license information.

HB 648 Author: Krause | Geren
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the substitution of a local sales and use tax for property taxes imposed by certain local governments; authorizing the imposition of a tax.

HB 794 Author: King, Phil | Guillen | Canales | Geren | Hefner
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land.

HB 1032 Author: Bohac | Geren
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that taxing units may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.

HB 1607 Author: Goldman | Geren | Price | Turner, Chris | Miller
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption: Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

HB 1743 Author: King, Tracy O. | Rodriguez | Murphy | Geren | Guillen
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the additional ad valorem tax and interest imposed as a result of a change of use of certain land.

HB 2008 Author: Pacheco | Allison | Geren
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that taxing units may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.

HB 2407 Author: Krause | Geren | Goldman
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

HB 3063 Author: Smithee | Geren | Tinderholt
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the transfer of a retired law enforcement animal.

HB 3246 Author: Darby | Geren | Larson
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of certain waste arising out of or incidental to the drilling for or production of oil or gas.

HB 3439 Author: Patterson | Parker | Shaheen | Geren | Phelan
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to require a labor peace agreement as a condition of engaging in a commercial transaction with the municipality or county.

HB 3622 Author: Paddie | Geren
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the adoption of certain plumbing codes by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.

HB 3926 Author: Tinderholt | Geren | Zedler | Parker
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offenses of obtaining medical treatment by deception for a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual and continuous abuse of a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

HJR 77 Author: Pacheco | Allison | Geren
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.

HJR 96 Author: Tinderholt | Smithee | Geren | Israel | Nevárez
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.

HR 1450 Author: Goldman | Geren
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 13 2019 4:27PM
Caption: In memory of Alan Dean Luskey of Fort Worth.

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