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WITNESS LIST
Finance
May 18, 2007 - 11:00 AM or upon adjournment
HB  12
 
FOR:
 
Bristol, George L.  President, Texas Coalition for Conservation  (Texas Coalition for Conservation),  Austin, TX
 
Carter, Donna  Architect  (Texas Historical Commision),  Austin, TX
 
Moore, Michael  Historian  (Self; Stephen F. Austin Park Association),  Richmond, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Arabie, Joe  Director  (Texas AFL-CIO),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Duncan, Barry  Retired Engineer  (Supporters of Sebastopol),  Seguin, TX
 
Merz, Evelyn L.  Analyst  (Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Rodriguez, Jennifer Shelley  Attorney  (City of College Station),  Austin, TX
 
Sullivan, Ray  Government Relations Consultant  (John Nau/Silver Eagle),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Colley, Terry  Deputy Executive Director  (Texas Historical Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Dabney, Walter  State Parks Director  (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department),  Austin, TX
 
Oaks, Larry  Executive Director Texas Historical Commission  (Texas Historical Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Patterson, Jerry  Commissioner  (General Land Office),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Griggs, Brad  Director of Parks, Recreation & Right of Way  (City of Rockwall, Texas Recreation & Park Society),  Rockwall, TX
 
Hemker, Mike  Parks & Recreation Director- City of Hutto  (Self; City of Hutto, TRAPS & TAAF),  Hutto, TX
 
Metzger, Luke  Director  (Environment Texas),  Austin, TX
HB  14
 
FOR:
 
Armstrong, Lance  Retired Cyclist  (Lance Armstrong Foundation),  Austin, TX
 
Fields, Dr. Karen  President & CEO  (Cancer Therapy & Research Center)
 
Lichtenfeld, M.D., Len  Deputy Chief Medical Officer  (American Cancer Society),  Atlanta, GA
 
ON:
 
Zwelling, M.D., Leonard  Vice President, Research Administration  (U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center),  Houston, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Birch, Rebecca  Public Policy Specialist  (Susan G. Komen for the Cure),  Dallas, TX
 
Bonner, Cathy  Volunteer  (KillCancer.org),  Austin, TX
 
Brown, April  Policy Analyst  (Texas Conservative Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Chatelle, PhD, Melody  Legislative Consultant, Chatelle and Associates  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Ellis, Cissy  Governmental Affairs Consultant  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Grissom, Joene    (KillCancer.org),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael    (Self; Texas State University),  San Marcos, TX
 
Hensarling, Carolyn  Government Affairs Rep.  (Cancer Therapy & Research Center),  San Antonio, TX
 
Magid, Ramona  Executive Director  (Susan G. Komen for the Cure),  Austin, TX
 
McWilliams, Andrea  Lobbyist  (Kill Cancer),  Austin, TX
 
Pearce, Amber  Policy Director  (Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Edwards, Kimberly  Executive Director  (Texas Public Finance Authority),  Austin, TX
 
Hamilton, Billy  Consultant  (Self; Resource on financing),  Austin, TX
HB  15
 
FOR:
 
Allison, Jim  General Counsel  (County Judges & Commissioners Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Priest, Paul    (LBB),  Austin, TX
 
Scallion, Marva    (LBB),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Zelma    (LBB),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Hernandez, Richard  Director of Government Affairs  (EduCare Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
Hudsen, Greg  Attorney  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Carole  Executive Director, Private Providers Association of Texas  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Hull, James B.  State Forester & Director  (Texas Forest Service),  College Station, TX
 
Welch, Ken  Director HHS Budget and Fiscal Policy  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
HB  216
 
FOR:
 
Delgado, Sergio  Chief Appraiser  (Webb CAD),  Laredo, TX

 
Robinson, Jim  Chief Appraiser  (Harris County Appraisal District),  Houston, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Bostwick, Breck  Property Tax Consultant  (Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Amezquita, Michael  Chief Appraiser Bexar Appraisal District  (Bexar Appraisal District),  San Antonio, TX
 
Brown, April  Policy Analyst  (Texas Conservative Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Winn, Buddy  Brazos County Tax Assessor- Chief Appraiser  (Self),  Bryan, TX
 
Against:
 
Allaway, Bill  Texas Taxpayers and Research Association  (TTARA),  Austin, TX
 
Lavine, Dick  Fiscal Analyst  (Center For Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
HB  913
 
FOR:
 
Burns, Kevin  County Commissioner  (Wise County),  Decatur, TX
 
Cadena, Jose  VP Tax  (Nabors Drilling),  Houston, TX
 
Cobb, Trey  Property Tax Consultant  (Self),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Delgado, Sergio  Chief Appraiser  (Webb CAD),  Laredo, TX
 
Dzeda, Mark  Property Tax Consulting  (Nabors Industries/Nabors Drilling USA),  Austin, TX
 
Mosvold, Paul  Drilling Contractor  (Scandrill Inc.),  Houston, TX
 
Wardlaw, Peggy  Petroleum Engineer/Appraiser  (Self; Wardlaw Appraisal Group),  San Antonio, TX
 
Wheeler, Glyn  Corporate Tax Manager  (Rowan Companies, Inc.),  Houston, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Patterson, Ron  Lawyer  (Patterson- UTI Drilling),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Gonzalez, Daniel  Director of Legislative Affairs  (Texas Associaton of Realtors),  Austin, TX
 
Grimm, Kevin  Property Tax Consultant  (Nabors Drilling USA),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael    (Self; Texas State University),  San Marcos, TX
 
Haschele, William T.  Property Tax Consultant  (Nabors Drilling USA),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Holt, David  Consultant  (Patterson-UTI Drilling, LLP),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Winn, Buddy  Brazos County Tax Assessor  (Self),  Bryan, TX
HB  1207
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Craymer, Dale  Chief Economist  (Texas Taxpayers & Research Association),  Austin, TX
HB  3189
 
FOR:
 
Robinson, Jim  Chief Appraiser  (Harris County Appraisal District),  Houston, TX
 
Winn, Buddy  Brazos County Tax Assessor  (Self),  Bryan, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Amezquita, Michael  Chief Appraiser Bexar Appraisal District  (Bexar Appraisal District),  San Antonio, TX
 
Schlomach, Ph.D., Byron  Chief Economist  (Texas Public Policy Foundation),  Austin, TX
HJR 90
 
FOR:
 
Armstrong, Lance  Retired Cyclist  (Lance Armstrong Foundation),  Austin, TX
 
Fields, Dr. Karen  President & CEO  (Cancer Therapy & Research Center),  San Antonio, TX
 
Lichtefield, M.D., Len  Deputy Chief Medical Officer  (American Cancer Society),  Atlanta, GA
 
ON:
 
Zwelling, M.D., Leonard  Vice President, Research Administration  (U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center),  Houston, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Birch, Rebecca  Public Policy Specialist  (Susan G. Komen for the Cure),  Dallas, TX
 
Bonner, Cathy  Volunteer  (KillCancer.org),  Austin, TX
 
Brown, April  Policy Analyst  (Texas Conservative Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Chatelle, PhD, Melody  Legislative Consultant, Chatelle and Associates  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Ellis, Cissy  Governmental Affairs Consultant  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Grissom, Joene    (KillCancer.org),  Austin, TX
 
Gutierrez, Michael    (Self; Texas State University),  San Marcos, TX
 
Hensarling, Carolyn  Government Affairs Rep.  (Cancer Therapy & Research Center),  San Antonio, TX
 
Magid, Ramona  Executive Director  (Susan G. Komen for the Cure),  Austin, TX
 
McWilliams, Andrea  Lobbyist  (Kill Cancer),  Austin, TX
 
Pearce, Amber  Policy Director  (Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Edwards, Kimberly  Executive Director  (Texas Public Finance Authority),  Austin, TX
 
Hamilton, Billy  Consultant  (Self; Resource on financing),  Austin, TX