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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
April 16, 2009 - 09:00 AM
SB  35
 
FOR:
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Canfield, Irma   (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Morgan Dooley/Community Now!/Board Member),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Esgar, Ruth   Parent/Guardian  (Self and State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Falk, Linda   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Porter, TX
 
Funk, Kate   (Self and Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  Seguin, TX
 
Henning, Peter   Executive Director  (Special Texas Homes),  Tomball, TX
 
McPhail, Jennifer   Community Organizer  (Adapt Texas and Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Mentgen, Eldred   (Self and State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Miller, Brenda   Parent/Guardian  (Self and Denton State School),  Carrollton, TX
 
Miller, Jim   (Self and State Schools),  Carrollton, TX
 
Mitchell, Beth   Attorney  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Odon, Debra   (Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Reeves, Sandra   President  (Richmond State School Friends and Family),  Houston, TX
 
Smith, Carole   Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Boyte, Melanie   (Adapt),  Hutto, TX
 
Butler, Carrie   (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Butler, Laura   Parent  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Carrillo, Dolores   Attendant  (Adapt/Pact),  Austin, TX
 
Castle, Danette   Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Cecil, Jeanne   Parent  (Community Now!/Kate Funk),  Forth Worth, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Esgar, Robert   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Jaloway-Gill, Norine   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Seabrook, TX
 
Jimenez, Gerard   Vice President  (Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Kafka, Bob   Organizer  (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lilley, Loretta   Board Member/Parent of Disabled Child  (Community Now!/Self),  Conroe, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Mayfield, Stacey   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State School of Denton),  Denton, TX
 
Mentgen, Norma   (Self/State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Parks, Shirley   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Humble, TX
 
Paschall, Carissa   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Paschall, Cindi   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Robinson, Ileene   Advocate  (Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities),  Houston, TX
 
Ruiz, Rebecca   Parent  (Joshua Ruiz (son)/Community Now!),  River Oaks, TX
 
Snyder, Ruth   (Self/Daughter),  Austin, TX
 
Stacey, Franklin   (Adapt/Pact/Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Burrell   (Adapt),  Austin, TX

 
Talmanson, Robert   Community Attendant  (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Valdez, Debby   Board Secretary  (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Warner, Carrie   (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Wittie, David   (Community Now!/Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Henderson, Don   Director, Center for Policy  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Rodriguez, Susan   Child Fatality Review Coordinator  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Urban, Karl   Assistant Coordinator, Adult Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Hutcheson, Lynda   (Son at Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Schneck, Richard   (Step-son/Richmond State School),  League City, TX
SB  37
 
FOR:
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Caldwell, Robbie   (Deaf Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Canfield, Irma   (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Morgan Dooley/Community Now!/Board Member),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Falk, Linda   Member  (Parents and friends of Richmond State School),  Porter, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  Seguin, TX
 
Henning, Peter   Executive Director  (Special Texas Homes),  Tomball, TX
 
Knapp, Melanie   Secretary/Parent  (Deaf Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas),  Sugar Land, TX
 
McPhail, Jennifer   Community Organizer  (Adapt Texas and Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Newton, Richard   United States Air Force Major, Retired  (Deaf Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas),  San Antonio, TX
 
Payne, Susan   (Self),  College Station, TX
 
Reeves, Sandra   President  (Richmond State School Friends and Family),  Houston, TX
 
Schoen, Stephen   Executive Director  (Deaf Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Smith, Carole   Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Boyte, Melanie   (Adapt),  Hutto, TX
 
Butler, Carrie   (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Butler, Laura   Parent  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Carrillo, Dolores   Attendant  (Adapt/Pact),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Donelson, Olivia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Harp, Donna   Mother  (Self/Larin Harp),  Austin, TX
 
Haywood, Beverly   (Self/Guardian),  Round Rock, TX
 
Jaloway-Gill, Norine   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Seabrook, TX
 
Jimenez, Gerard   Vice President  (Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Kafka, Bob   Organizer  (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lilley, Loretta   Board Member/Parent of Disabled Child  (Community Now!/Self),  Conroe, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Murrell, Marty   Chair  (Alliance of & for Visually Impaired Texans),  Austin, TX
 
Parks, Shirley   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Humble, TX
 
Robinson, Ileene   Advocate  (Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities),  Houston, TX
 
Ruiz, Rebecca   Parent  (Joshua Ruiz (son)/Community Now!),  River Oaks, TX
 
Snyder, Ruth   (Self/Daughter),  Austin, TX
 
Stacey, Franklin   (Adapt/Pact/Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Burrell   (Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Talmanson, Robert   Community Attendant  (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX

 
Valdez, Debby   Board Secretary  (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Warner, Carrie   (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Wittie, David   (Community Now!/Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Dionne-Vahalik, Michelle   Director of Community  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Harp, Larin   (Self/Deaf Blind Individual),  Austin, TX
 
Hutcheson, Lynda   (Son at Richmond State School),  League City, TX
SB  40
 
FOR:
 
Canfield, Irma   (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Morgan Dooley/Community Now!/Board Member),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Esgar, Ruth   Parent/Guardian  (Self and State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Falk, Linda   Member  (Parents and friends of Richmond State School),  Porter, TX
 
Funk, Kate   (Self and Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  Seguin, TX
 
Henning, Peter   Executive Director  (Special Texas Homes),  Tomball, TX
 
McPhail, Jennifer   Community Organizer  (Adapt Texas and Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Mentgen, Eldred   (Self and State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Miller, Brenda   Parent/Guardian  (Self and Denton State School),  Carrollton, TX
 
Miller, Jim   (Self and State Schools),  Carrollton, TX
 
Odon, Debra   (Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Payne, Susan   (Self),  College Station, TX
 
Reeves, Sandra   President  (Richmond State School Friends and Family),  Houston, TX
 
Smith, Carole   Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Yeaman, Karen   Parent/Advocate  (Individuals with Disabilities),  San Antonio, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (Jewish Federation of Greater Houston),  Austin, TX
 
Boyte, Melanie   (Adapt),  Hutto, TX
 
Burstain, Jane   Senior Policy Analyst  (Center for Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Butler, Carrie   (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Butler, Laura   Parent  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Carrillo, Dolores   Attendant  (Adapt/Pact),  Austin, TX
 
Castle, Danette   Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Cecil, Jeanne   Parent  (Community Now!/Kate Funk),  Forth Worth, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Donelson, Olivia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Esgar, Robert   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Haywood, Beverly   (Self/Guardian),  Round Rock, TX
 
Jaloway-Gill, Norine   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Seabrook, TX
 
Jimenez, Gerard   Vice President  (Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Kafka, Bob   Organizer  (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lilley, Loretta   Board Member/Parent of Disabled Child  (Community Now!/Self),  Conroe, TX
 
Mayfield, Stacey   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State School of Denton),  Denton, TX
 
Mentgen, Norma   (Self/State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Parks, Shirley   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Humble, TX

 
Paschall, Carissa   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Paschall, Cindi   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Robinson, Ileene   Advocate  (Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities),  Houston, TX
 
Ruiz, Rebecca   Parent  (Joshua Ruiz (son)/Community Now!),  River Oaks, TX
 
Snyder, Ruth   (Self/Daughter),  Austin, TX
 
Stacey, Franklin   (Adapt/Pact/Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Burrell   (Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Talmanson, Robert   Community Attendant  (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Valdez, Debby   Board Secretary  (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Warner, Carrie   (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Wittie, David   (Community Now!/Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Adams, Chris   Director of Survey Operations  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Urban, Karl   Assistant Coordinator, Adult Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Hutcheson, Lynda   (Son at Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Schneck, Richard   (Step-son/Richmond State School),  League City, TX
SB  63
 
FOR:
 
Caldwell, Robbie   (Deaf Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Canfield, Irma   (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Morgan Dooley/Community Now!/Board Member),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Falk, Linda   Member  (Parents and friends of Richmond State School),  Porter, TX
 
Funk, Kate   (Self and Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  Seguin, TX
 
Knapp, Melanie   Secretary/Parent  (Deaf Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas),  Sugar Land, TX
 
Newton, Richard   United States Air Force Major, Retired  (Deaf Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas),  San Antonio, TX
 
Odon, Debra   (Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Reeves, Sandra   President  (Richmond State School Friends and Family),  Houston, TX
 
Schoen, Stephen   Executive Director  (Deaf Blind Mutlihandicapped Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Boyte, Melanie   (Adapt),  Hutto, TX
 
Butler, Carrie   (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Butler, Laura   Parent  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Carrillo, Dolores   Attendant  (Adapt/Pact),  Austin, TX
 
Cecil, Jeanne   Parent  (Community Now!/Kate Funk),  Forth Worth, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Harp, Donna   Mother  (Self/Larin Harp),  Austin, TX
 
Jaloway-Gill, Norine   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Seabrook, TX
 
Jimenez, Gerard   Vice President  (Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Kafka, Bob   Organizer  (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lilley, Loretta   Board Member/Parent of Disabled Child  (Community Now!/Self),  Conroe, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Murrell, Marty   Chair  (Alliance of & for Visually Impaired Texans),  Austin, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Parks, Shirley   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Humble, TX
 
Paschall, Carissa   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Paschall, Cindi   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Robinson, Ileene   Advocate  (Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities),  Houston, TX

 
Ruiz, Rebecca   Parent  (Joshua Ruiz (son)/Community Now!),  River Oaks, TX
 
Snyder, Ruth   (Self/Daughter),  Austin, TX
 
Stacey, Franklin   (Adapt/Pact/Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Burrell   (Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Talmanson, Robert   Community Attendant  (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Valdez, Debby   Board Secretary  (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Wall, Matthew   Associate General Counsel  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Warner, Carrie   (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Wittie, David   (Community Now!/Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Dionne-Vahalik, Michelle   Director of Community  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Harp, Larin   (Self/Deaf Blind Individual),  Austin, TX
 
Hutcheson, Lynda   (Son at Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Schneck, Richard   (Step-son/Richmond State School),  League City, TX
SB  70
 
FOR:
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Canfield, Irma   (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Morgan Dooley/Community Now!/Board Member),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Eernisse, Virginia   Volunteer (also providing written testimony)  (The Arc of Texas),  Alvin, TX
 
Esgar, Ruth   Parent/Guardian  (Self and State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Falk, Linda   Member  (Parents and friends of Richmond State School),  Porter, TX
 
Funk, Kate   (Self and Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  Seguin, TX
 
Henning, Peter   Executive Director  (Special Texas Homes),  Tomball, TX
 
Hernandez, Richard   Director of Government Relations  (Edu Care Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
McPhail, Jennifer   Community Organizer  (Adapt Texas and Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Mentgen, Eldred   (Self and State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Miller, Brenda   Parent/Guardian  (Self and Denton State School),  Carrollton, TX
 
Miller, Jim   (Self and State Schools),  Carrollton, TX
 
Odon, Debra   (Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Payne, Susan   (Self),  College Station, TX
 
Reeves, Sandra   President  (Richmond State School Friends and Family),  Houston, TX
 
Smith, Carole   Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Yeaman, Karen   Parent/Advocate  (Individuals with Disabilities),  San Antonio, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (Jewish Federation of Greater Houston),  Austin, TX
 
Boyte, Melanie   (Adapt),  Hutto, TX
 
Butler, Carrie   (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Butler, Laura   Parent  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Carrillo, Dolores   Attendant  (Adapt/Pact),  Austin, TX
 
Castle, Danette   Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Cecil, Jeanne   Parent  (Community Now!/Kate Funk),  Forth Worth, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Donelson, Olivia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Esgar, Robert   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Haywood, Beverly   (Self/Guardian),  Round Rock, TX
 
Hedrick, Mary   Retired Public School Teacher  (Self),  Austin, TX

 
Jimenez, Gerard   Vice President  (Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Lilley, Loretta   Board Member/Parent of Disabled Child  (Community Now!/Self),  Conroe, TX
 
Mayfield, Stacey   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State School of Denton),  Denton, TX
 
Mentgen, Norma   (Self/State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Mitchell, Beth   Attorney  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Parks, Shirley   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Humble, TX
 
Paschall, Carissa   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Paschall, Cindi   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Robinson, Ileene   Advocate  (Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities),  Houston, TX
 
Ruiz, Rebecca   Parent  (Joshua Ruiz (son)/Community Now!),  River Oaks, TX
 
Snyder, Ruth   (Self/Daughter),  Austin, TX
 
Stacey, Franklin   (Adapt/Pact/Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Burrell   (Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Talmanson, Robert   Community Attendant  (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Valdez, Debby   Board Secretary  (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Warner, Carrie   (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Wittie, David   (Community Now!/Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Adams, Chris   Director of Survey Operations  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Lackey, Ed   Program Specialist  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Urban, Karl   Assistant Coordinator, Adult Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
Against:
 
Hutcheson, Lynda   (Son at Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Schneck, Richard   (Step-son/Richmond State School),  League City, TX
SB  336
 
FOR:
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Canfield, Irma   (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Morgan Dooley/Community Now!/Board Member),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Funk, Kate   (Self and Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Langendorf, Jean   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (United Cerebral Palsy of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Litzinger, Linda   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Odon, Debra   (Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Yeaman, Karen   Parent/Advocate  (Individuals with Disabilities),  San Antonio, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Bartlett, Lenard   (Richmond State School),  Houston, TX
 
Esgar, Ruth   Parent/Guardian  (Self and State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Falk, Linda   Member  (Parents and friends of Richmond State School),  Porter, TX
 
Ferguson, Charles   Associate  (Texans Supporting State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Gersuk, Stephen   (Self),  Plano, TX
 
Hill, Carole   (Denton State School),  Dallas, TX
 
Hill, Clifton   (Denton State School),  Dallas, TX
 
McDonald, Dora  (also providing written testimony)  (Self/Family),  Austin, TX
 
Medina, Rudy   Guardian  (Corpus Christi State School),  Corpus Christi, TX
 
Mentgen, Eldred   (Self and State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Miller, Brenda   Parent/Guardian  (Self and Denton State School),  Carrollton, TX
 
Miller, Jim   (Self and State Schools),  Carrollton, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX

 
Payne, Susan   (Self),  College Station, TX
 
Reeves, Sandra   President  (Richmond State School Friends and Family),  Houston, TX
 
Robinson, Ileene   Advocate  (Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities),  Houston, TX
 
Searight, Charleen   Guardian/Parent  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Waller, Barry   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (Goodwill),  Austin, TX
 
Boyte, Melanie   (Adapt),  Hutto, TX
 
Butler, Carrie   (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Butler, Laura   Parent  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Carrillo, Dolores   Attendant  (Adapt/Pact),  Austin, TX
 
Cecil, Jeanne   Parent  (Community Now!/Kate Funk),  Forth Worth, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Jaloway-Gill, Norine   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Seabrook, TX
 
Jimenez, Gerard   Vice President  (Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Lilley, Loretta   Board Member/Parent of Disabled Child  (Community Now!/Self),  Conroe, TX
 
Parken, Judy   Capitol Corps Coordinator  (League of Women Voters of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Paschall, Carissa   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Paschall, Cindi   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Ruiz, Rebecca   Parent  (Joshua Ruiz (son)/Community Now!),  River Oaks, TX
 
Stacey, Franklin   (Adapt/Pact/Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Burrell   (Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Talmanson, Robert   Community Attendant  (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Valdez, Debby   Board Secretary  (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Warner, Carrie   (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Wittie, David   (Community Now!/Self),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Cash, Paul   (Self),  Sunnyvale, TX
 
Donelson, Olivia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Esgar, Robert   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Hanna, Mark   Attorney  (Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association),  Austin, TX
 
Haywood, Beverly   (Self/Guardian),  Round Rock, TX
 
Hedrick, Mary   Retired Public School Teacher  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Hrin, Nancy   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Mayfield, Stacey   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State School of Denton),  Denton, TX
 
Mentgen, Norma   (Self/State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Parks, Shirley   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Humble, TX
 
Rogers, Nona   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Whitman, Christine   Sister-in-law  (Marvin Whitman/Richmond State School),  Willis, TX
 
Whitman, Ronnie   Insurance Agent  (Marvin Whitman/Richmond State School),  Willis, TX
 
On:
 
Arnold, Jay   (Jewish Federation of Greater Houston),  Austin, TX
 
Lackey, Ed   Program Specialist  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Urban, Karl   Assistant Coordinator, Adult Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
Against:
 
Hutcheson, Lynda   (Son at Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Schneck, Richard   (Step-son/Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Yost, Barbara   (Self),  Windcrest, TX
SB  1060
 
FOR:

 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Canfield, Irma   (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Castillo, Consuelo   Board Member  (Texas Advocates),  Round Rock, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Morgan Dooley/Community Now!/Board Member),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Funk, Kate   (Self and Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  Seguin, TX
 
Jaloway-Gill, Norine   (The Arc of Texas),  Seabrook, TX
 
Kafka, Bob   Organizer  (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Langendorf, Jean   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (United Cerebral Palsy of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Litzinger, Linda   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
McPhail, Jennifer   Community Organizer  (Adapt Texas and Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Odon, Debra   (Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Yeaman, Karen   Parent/Advocate  (Individuals with Disabilities),  San Antonio, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Bartlett, Lenard   (Richmond State School),  Houston, TX
 
Esgar, Ruth   Parent/Guardian  (Self and State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Falk, Linda   Member  (Parents and friends of Richmond State School),  Porter, TX
 
Harris, Barbara  (also providing written testimony)  (Parent of a State School Resident),  Frisco, TX
 
Hill, Carole   (Denton State School),  Dallas, TX
 
Hill, Clifton   (Denton State School),  Dallas, TX
 
Kline, Judy   Guardian/Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Eric Early, a Client of Denton State School),  Richardson, TX
 
London, Michael   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
McDonald, Dora  (also providing written testimony)  (Self/Family),  Austin, TX
 
Mentgen, Eldred   (Self and State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Miller, Brenda   Parent/Guardian  (Self and Denton State School),  Carrollton, TX
 
Miller, Jim   (Self and State Schools),  Carrollton, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Payne, Susan   (Self),  College Station, TX
 
Reeves, Sandra   President  (Richmond State School Friends and Family),  Houston, TX
 
Robinson, Ileene   Advocate  (Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities),  Houston, TX
 
Searight, Charleen   Guardian/Parent  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Ward, Nancy   Chair, Governmental Affairs  (Parent Association for the Retarded of Texas),  Fort Worth, TX
 
ON:
 
Henning, Peter   Executive Director  (Special Texas Homes),  Tomball, TX
 
Hernandez, Richard   Director of Government Relations  (Edu Care Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
Parrish, Linda   Public Policy Coordinator (also providing written testimony)  (Center on Disability, Texas A&M University),  College Station, TX
 
Smith, Carole   Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Waller, Barry   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (Goodwill),  Austin, TX
 
Arnold, Jay   (Jewish Federation of Greater Houston),  Austin, TX
 
Boyte, Melanie   (Adapt),  Hutto, TX
 
Butler, Carrie   (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Butler, Laura   Parent  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Carrillo, Dolores   Attendant  (Adapt/Pact),  Austin, TX
 
Cecil, Jeanne   Parent  (Community Now!/Kate Funk),  Forth Worth, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX

 
Cranston, Ron   (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Jimenez, Gerard   Vice President  (Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Lilley, Loretta   Board Member/Parent of Disabled Child  (Community Now!/Self),  Conroe, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Maxwell, Barbara   Deputy Director  (Texas Association of Health Plans),  Austin, TX
 
Noble, Shannon   (Texas Counseling Association),  Austin, TX
 
Paschall, Carissa   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Paschall, Cindi   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Ruiz, Rebecca   Parent  (Joshua Ruiz (son)/Community Now!),  River Oaks, TX
 
Stacey, Franklin   (Adapt/Pact/Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Burrell   (Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Talmanson, Robert   Community Attendant  (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Valdez, Debby   Board Secretary  (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Warner, Carrie   (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Whitaker, Cindy   Volunteer  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Wittie, David   (Community Now!/Self),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Cash, Paul   (Self),  Sunnyvale, TX
 
Donelson, Olivia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Esgar, Robert   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Haywood, Beverly   (Self/Guardian),  Round Rock, TX
 
Hedrick, Mary   Retired Public School Teacher  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Hrin, Nancy   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Mayfield, Stacey   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State School of Denton),  Denton, TX
 
Mentgen, Norma   (Self/State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Parks, Shirley   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Humble, TX
 
Rogers, Nona   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Snyder, Ruth   (Self/Daughter),  Austin, TX
 
Whitman, Christine   Sister-in-law  (Marvin Whitman/Richmond State School),  Willis, TX
 
Whitman, Ronnie   Insurance Agent  (Marvin Whitman/Richmond State School),  Willis, TX
 
On:
 
Urban, Karl   Assistant Coordinator, Adult Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Eernisse, Virginia   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Alvin, TX
 
Against:
 
Beavers, Jacquie   (Self),  Waco, TX
 
Ferguson, Charles   Associate  (Texans Supporting State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Hutcheson, Lynda   (Son at Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Medina, Rudy   (Self),  Corpus Christi, TX
 
Schneck, Richard   (Step-son/Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Yost, Barbara   (Self),  Windcrest, TX
 
On:
 
Horton, Colleen   Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies, University of Texas),  Austin, TX
SB  1144
 
FOR:
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Canfield, Irma   (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Castillo, Consuelo   Board Member  (Texas Advocates),  Round Rock, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Morgan Dooley/Community Now!/Board Member),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  Seguin, TX
 
Langendorf, Jean   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (United Cerebral Palsy of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Litzinger, Linda   (Self),  Austin, TX

 
Meadours, James   Self Advocacy Specialist  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Odon, Debra   (Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Whitaker, Cindy   Volunteer  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Winters, Tanya   Director of Peer to Peer  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Falk, Linda   Member  (Parents and friends of Richmond State School),  Porter, TX
 
Ferguson, Charles   Associate  (Texans Supporting State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Funk, Kate   (Self and Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Hernandez, Richard   Director of Government Relations  (Edu Care Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
Payne, Susan   (Self),  College Station, TX
 
Reeves, Sandra   President  (Richmond State School Friends and Family),  Houston, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Arnold, Jay   (Jewish Federation of Greater Houston),  Austin, TX
 
Arnold, Jay   (Goodwill),  Austin, TX
 
Boyte, Melanie   (Adapt),  Hutto, TX
 
Butler, Carrie   (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Butler, Laura   Parent  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Carrillo, Dolores   Attendant  (Adapt/Pact),  Austin, TX
 
Castle, Danette   Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Cecil, Jeanne   Parent  (Community Now!/Kate Funk),  Forth Worth, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Elrod, Susanne   Associate Director  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Jaloway-Gill, Norine   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Seabrook, TX
 
Jimenez, Gerard   Vice President  (Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Kafka, Bob   Organizer  (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lilley, Loretta   Board Member/Parent of Disabled Child  (Community Now!/Self),  Conroe, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Paschall, Carissa   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Paschall, Cindi   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Ruiz, Rebecca   Parent  (Joshua Ruiz (son)/Community Now!),  River Oaks, TX
 
Stacey, Franklin   (Adapt/Pact/Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Burrell   (Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Talmanson, Robert   Community Attendant  (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Valdez, Debby   Board Secretary  (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Warner, Carrie   (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Wittie, David   (Community Now!/Self),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Donelson, Olivia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Haywood, Beverly   (Self/Guardian),  Round Rock, TX
 
Parks, Shirley   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Humble, TX
 
Robinson, Ileene   Advocate  (Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities),  Houston, TX
 
On:
 
Henderson, Don   Director, Center for Policy  (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Horton, Colleen   Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies, University of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lello, Angela   Public Policy Director  (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
Against:
 
Hutcheson, Lynda   (Son at Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Schneck, Richard   (Step-son/Richmond State School),  League City, TX
SB  1407
 
FOR:
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX

 
Canfield, Irma   (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Castillo, Consuelo   Board Member  (Texas Advocates),  Round Rock, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Morgan Dooley/Community Now!/Board Member),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  Seguin, TX
 
Jaloway-Gill, Norine   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Seabrook, TX
 
Litzinger, Linda   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
McPhail, Jennifer   Community Organizer  (Adapt Texas and Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Odon, Debra   (Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Whitaker, Cindy   Volunteer  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Esgar, Ruth   Parent/Guardian  (Self and State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Falk, Linda   Member  (Parents and friends of Richmond State School),  Porter, TX
 
Ferguson, Charles   Associate  (Texans Supporting State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Funk, Kate   (Self and Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Harris, Barbara  (also providing written testimony)  (Parent of a State School Resident),  Frisco, TX
 
Hill, Carole   (Denton State School),  Dallas, TX
 
Hill, Clifton   (Denton State School),  Dallas, TX
 
Mentgen, Eldred   (Self and State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Miller, Brenda   Parent/Guardian  (Self and Denton State School),  Carrollton, TX
 
Miller, Jim   (Self and State Schools),  Carrollton, TX
 
Payne, Susan   (Self),  College Station, TX
 
Reeves, Sandra   President  (Richmond State School Friends and Family),  Houston, TX
 
Searight, Charleen   Guardian/Parent  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Lello, Angela   Public Policy Director  (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Parish, Linda   Public Policy Coordinator (also providing written testimony)  (Center on Disability, Texas A&M University),  College Station, TX
 
Waller, Barry   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Boyte, Melanie   (Adapt),  Hutto, TX
 
Butler, Carrie   (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Butler, Laura   Parent  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Carrillo, Dolores   Attendant  (Adapt/Pact),  Austin, TX
 
Cecil, Jeanne   Parent  (Community Now!/Kate Funk),  Forth Worth, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Jimenez, Gerard   Vice President  (Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Kafka, Bob   Organizer  (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Lilley, Loretta   Board Member/Parent of Disabled Child  (Community Now!/Self),  Conroe, TX
 
Paschall, Carissa   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Paschall, Cindi   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Ruiz, Rebecca   Parent  (Joshua Ruiz (son)/Community Now!),  River Oaks, TX
 
Stacey, Franklin   (Adapt/Pact/Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Burrell   (Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Talmanson, Robert   Community Attendant  (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Valdez, Debby   Board Secretary  (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Warner, Carrie   (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Wittie, David   (Community Now!/Self),  Austin, TX
 
Against:

 
Donelson, Olivia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Esgar, Robert   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Haywood, Beverly   (Self/Guardian),  Round Rock, TX
 
Mayfield, Stacey   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State School of Denton),  Denton, TX
 
Mentgen, Norma   (Self/State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Parks, Shirley   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Humble, TX
 
Robinson, Ileene   Advocate  (Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities),  Houston, TX
 
Snyder, Ruth   (Self/Daughter),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Lackey, Ed   Program Specialist  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
Against:
 
Hutcheson, Lynda   (Son at Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Schneck, Richard   (Step-son/Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Yost, Barbara   (Self),  Windcrest, TX
 
On:
 
Horton, Colleen   Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies),  Austin, TX
SB  2360
 
FOR:
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Canfield, Irma   (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Castillo, Consuelo   Board Member  (Texas Advocates),  Round Rock, TX
 
Dooley, Michelle   Parent (also providing written testimony)  (Morgan Dooley/Community Now!/Board Member),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garcia, Emma   Executive Director  (Camino Real Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center),  Lytle, TX
 
Garnett, Susan   Deputy Chief Executive Officer  (Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center of Tarrant County),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Garrison-Tate, Jeff   Senior Legislative Advocate  (Community Now!),  Seguin, TX
 
Henning, Peter   Executive Director  (Special Texas Homes),  Tomball, TX
 
Hernandez, Richard   Director of Government Relations  (Edu Care Community Living),  Austin, TX
 
Litzinger, Linda   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Murphree, Susan   Interim Manager Policy Services Unit  (Advocacy Inc.),  Austin, TX
 
Nuckols, Thomas   Board Chair  (Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services of Texhoma),  Sherman, TX
 
Odon, Debra   (Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Rutland, Lynn   Executive Director  (Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services),  San Angelo, TX
 
Smith, Carole   Executive Director  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Yeaman, Karen   Parent/Advocate  (Individuals with Disabilities),  San Antonio, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Bartlett, Lenard   (Richmond State School),  Houston, TX
 
Esgar, Ruth   Parent/Guardian  (Self and State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Falk, Linda   Member  (Parents and friends of Richmond State School),  Porter, TX
 
Ferguson, Charles   Associate  (Texans Supporting State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Funk, Kate   (Self and Community Now!),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Harris, Barbara  (also providing written testimony)  (Parent of a State School Resident),  Frisco, TX
 
Hill, Carole   (Denton State School),  Dallas, TX
 
Hill, Clifton   (Denton State School),  Dallas, TX
 
Mentgen, Eldred   (Self and State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Miller, Brenda   Parent/Guardian  (Self and Denton State School),  Carrollton, TX
 
Miller, Jim   (Self and State Schools),  Carrollton, TX
 
Payne, Susan   (Self),  College Station, TX
 
Reeves, Sandra   President  (Richmond State School Friends and Family),  Houston, TX
 
Searight, Charleen   Guardian/Parent  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Waller, Barry   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:

 
Boyte, Melanie   (Adapt),  Hutto, TX
 
Butler, Carrie   (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Butler, Laura   Parent  (Self),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Carrillo, Dolores   Attendant  (Adapt/Pact),  Austin, TX
 
Cecil, Jeanne   Parent  (Community Now!/Kate Funk),  Forth Worth, TX
 
Cranston, Catherine   Organizer  (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas/Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Cranston, Ron   (Adapt Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Ervin, Jim   Consumer  (Lakes Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center),  Rockwall, TX
 
Ervin, Nancy   Parent and Board Member  (Lakes Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center),  Rockwall, TX
 
Jaloway-Gill, Norine   Volunteer  (The Arc of Texas),  Seabrook, TX
 
Jimenez, Gerard   Vice President  (Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Lilley, Loretta   Board Member/Parent of Disabled Child  (Community Now!/Self),  Conroe, TX
 
Paschall, Carissa   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Paschall, Cindi   (Community Now!),  North Richland Hills, TX
 
Ruiz, Rebecca   Parent  (Joshua Ruiz (son)/Community Now!),  River Oaks, TX
 
Stacey, Franklin   (Adapt/Pact/Community Now!),  Austin, TX
 
Steele, Burrell   (Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Talmanson, Robert   Community Attendant  (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Valdez, Debby   Board Secretary  (Self/Community Now!),  San Antonio, TX
 
Warner, Carrie   (Pact/Adapt),  Austin, TX
 
Whitaker, Cindy   Volunteer  (Texas Advocates),  Austin, TX
 
Wittie, David   (Community Now!/Self),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Donelson, Olivia   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Esgar, Robert   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State Schools),  Dallas, TX
 
Haywood, Beverly   (Self/Guardian),  Round Rock, TX
 
Mayfield, Stacey   Parent/Guardian  (Self/State School of Denton),  Denton, TX
 
Mentgen, Norma   (Self/State Schools),  Plano, TX
 
Osobase, Derrick   Legislative Director  (Texas State Employees Union),  Austin, TX
 
Parks, Shirley   Member  (Parents and Friends of Richmond State School),  Humble, TX
 
Robinson, Ileene   Advocate  (Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities),  Houston, TX
 
Snyder, Ruth   (Self/Daughter),  Austin, TX
 
Whitman, Christine   Sister-in-law  (Marvin Whitman/Richmond State School),  Willis, TX
 
Whitman, Ronnie   Insurance Agent  (Marvin Whitman/Richmond State School),  Willis, TX
 
On:
 
Coleman, Pam   Director, Medicaid Managed Care  (Health Human Services Commissioner),  Austin, TX
 
Lello, Angela   Public Policy Director  (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities),  Houston, TX
 
Urban, Karl   Assistant Coordinator, Adult Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Castle, Danette   Chief Executive Officer  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Beavers, Jacquie   (Self),  Waco, TX
 
Hutcheson, Lynda   (Son at Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Schneck, Richard   (Step-son/Richmond State School),  League City, TX
 
Yost, Barbara   (Self),  Windcrest, TX