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WITNESS LIST
Transportation & Homeland Security
April 1, 2009 - 07:30 AM
SB  418
 
AGAINST:
 
Simpson, Matt   Policy Strategist  (The ACLU of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Batten, Randy   Manager  (Tx Dept. of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
 
Fulton, Billy   Captain  (TX DPS),  Austin, TX
SB  419
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Martin, Laura   Policy Analyst  (ACLU of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Hamilton, Marilyn   Associate Commissioner  (Texas Department of Insurance),  Austin, TX
 
Wood, Ted   Assistant General Counsel  (Office of Court Administration / Texas Judicial Council),  Austin, TX
SB  501
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Findeisen, Les   Director of Policy  (Texas Motor Transportation Association),  Austin, TX
SB  512
 
FOR:
 
Bishop, Kim   Sr. Product Manager  (HireRight DAC Trucking),  Tulsa, OK
 
McKay, Chris   VP, Bus. Dev.  (SAMBA Holdings, Ic.),  Albuquerque, NM
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Borskey, Mark   (Texas Motor Transportation Association),  Austin, TX
 
Casteel, Carter   Consultant  (Texas Asso of School Board),  New Braunfels, TX
 
Findeisen, Les   Director of Policy  (Texas Motor Transportation Association),  Austin, TX
 
Glenn, Eric   Lobbyist  (Tx. Aggregate & Concrete Assoc. (TACA)),  Austin, TX
 
Wells-Plotnik, Rosemary   Gov. Relations Mgr  (Insurance Information Exchange),  College Station, TX
 
On:
 
Coleman, Ron   Program Administrator  (TX DPS),  Austin, TX
SB  1077
 
FOR:
 
Barrett, Patrick   President (also providing written testimony)  (Driver Ed in a Box & Collision-Free Driver Ed),  Katy, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Batten, Randy   Manager  (Tx Dept of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
 
Deviney, Lee   Director, Financial Projects  (Texas Education Agency),  Austin, TX
 
Saint, Nina   Manager, Driver Training  (Texas Education Agency),  Austin, TX
 
Zgabay, Sherrie   (Texas Department of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
SB  1093
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Findeisen, Les   Director of Policy  (Texas Motor Transportation Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Coleman, Ron   Program Administrator  (TX DPS),  Austin, TX
 
Miles, Kennis   Captain  (Texas DPS),  Austin, TX
 
Palmer, David L.   Major  (Texas Dept. of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
SB  1094
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Coleman, Ron   Program Administrator  (TX DPS),  Austin, TX
SB  1095
 
FOR:
 
Ormand, Bruce   Legislative Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Automotive Recycler Association),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Hardy, Mark   Director  (Texas Auto Recyclers Association),  Burnet, TX
 
Lambright, Cheryll   Executive Director  (Texas Automotive Recyclers Association),  Houston, TX
 
Straney, Timothy   President  (Texas Automotive Recyclers Association),  Houston, TX
 
On:
 
Davio, Rebecca   Division Director  (Texas Department of Transportation),  Austin, TX
 
Francis, Brian   Deputy Exec. Director  (TX Dept. of Licensing and Regulation),  Austin, TX
 
Kuntz, William   Executive Director  (Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation),  Austin, TX
SB  1367
 
FOR:
 
Woo, OD, MS, Stanley   Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Optometric Association),  Houston, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Avery, Bj   Exec. Director  (Texas Optometric Asso.),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
David, Rebecca   Director, Vehicle Titles & Registration  (Texas Department of Transportation),  Austin, TX
 
DeLoach, OD, Joe   (Texas Optometric Association),  Dallas, TX
 
Kloeris, Chris   Executive Director  (Texas Optometry Board),  Austin, TX
SB  1466
 
FOR:
 
Armendariz, Al   professor  (Self),  Dallas, TX
 
Boerner, Brian   Director of Environmental Management  (City of Fort Worth),  Fort Worth, TX
 
Schermbeck, Jim   (Downwinders At Risk),  Slaton, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Bellsnyder, Luke   Executive Director  (Texas Association of Manufacturers),  Austin, TX

 
Cagle, Molly   attorney  (Ash Grove),  Austin, TX
 
Moser, Michel   Plant Manager  (Holcim),  Midlothian, TX
 
Perryman, Ray   Economist  (Retained by Ash Grove to conduct an economic impact study),  Waco, TX
 
Stewart, Michael K.   President  (TX Aggregates & Concrete Assn.),  Austin, TX
 
Wiedenhoft, Charles T.   President (also providing written testimony)  (Ash Grove Cement Company),  Overland Park, KS
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Powers, Lisa   (City of Arlington),  Arlington, TX
 
Whitley, Glen   County Judge  (Tarrant County),  Ft. Worth, TX
 
Against:
 
Lucas, Shannon   Executive Director  (Texas Mining & Reclamation Association),  Austin, TX
 
Minick, Stephen   (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Simmons, Steve   Deputy Executive Director  (Texas Department of Transportation),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
Against:
 
Miller, Amanda   President / CEO  (Midlothian Chamber of Commerce),  Midlothian, TX
SB  1507
 
FOR:
 
Hunt, Deborah   Williamson County Tax Assessor / Collector  (Tax Assessor / Collector's Association of Texas),  Georgetown, TX
 
Price, Betsy   Tarrant Cty Tax Assessor  (Tarrant County & Tax Assessor-Collectors),  Ft. Worth, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Findeisen, Les   Director of Policy  (Texas Motor Transportation Association),  Austin, TX
 
Russell, Alma   Director of Motor Vehicles Williamson Co Tax Assessor-Collector  (Williamson Co. Tax Office),  Georgetown, TX
 
Stegall, Melodie   Executive Director  (Credit Union Legislative Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Davio, Rebecca   Director, Vehicle Titles & Registration  (Texas Department of Transportation),  Austin, TX
SB  1508
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Lambert, Thomas C.   Sr. Vice President & Chief of Police  (Metropoliton Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas),  Houston, TX
 
Olyai, P.E., Koorosh   Assistant Vice President, Mobility Programs Development  (DART- Dallas Area Rapid Transit),  Dallas, TX
 
Schulze, David C.   Sr. Assistant General Counsel  (DART - Dallas Area Rapid Transit),  Dallas, TX
 
On:
 
Saenz, Amadeo   Executive Director  (Texas Department of Transportation),  Austin, TX
SB  1634
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Coleman, Ron   Program Administrator  (TX DPS),  Austin, TX
SB  1669
 
FOR:
 
Cassidy, Brian   Partner, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell  (Alamo RMA, Central Texas RMA, Camino Real RMA, Cameron County RMA, North East Texas RMA),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Graydon, Galt   attorney /lobbyist  (Southwest Airlines Co.),  Austin, TX
 
Hall, Terri   Director  (Texas Turf),  San Antonio, TX
 
ON:
 
Saenz, Amadeo   Executive Director  (Texas Department of Transportation),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Ferrier, Kathleen   Director of Public Policy  (Real Estate Council of Austin),  Austin, TX
 
Against:
 
Dixon, Don P.   Mechanical Eng  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
SB  1783
 
FOR:
 
Ringer Jr, Frank   Chair Leg. Policy  (Austin Travis County Reentry Roundtable),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Simpson, Matt   Policy Strategist  (The ACLU of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
ON BILL/FOR COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE :
 
Yanez-Correa, Ana   Executive Director  (Texas Criminal Justice Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Mendez, Mark   Assistant County Admin.  (Tarrant County),  Ft. Worth, TX
 
Segovia, Cindy Cantu   Govt Relations Mgr  (Bexar County Commissioners Court),  San Antonio, TX
 
On:
 
Burroughs, Robert   Asst Chief  (Texas Department of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
SB  1784
 
AGAINST:
 
Figueroa, Luis   Legislative Staff Atty  (Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF)),  San Antonio, TX
 
Haddad, Sam   Attorney  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Martin, Laura   Policy Analyst  (ACLU of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Watson, Jacqueline   Attorney  (Texas Chapter, American Immigration Lawyer's Association),  Austin, TX
 
Yanez-Correa, Ana   Executive Director  (Texas Criminal Justice Coalition),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Burroughs, Robert H   Asst. Chief  (Texas Dept. of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
 
Loughran, Robert   Attorney / Partner  (Foster Quan, LLP / Self),  Austin, TX
 
Molim, Santiago L.   (DAI.),  Dallas, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
Against:
 
Ringer Jr, Frank   Chair Leg. Policy  (Austin Travis County Reentry Roundtable),  Austin, TX
SB  1785
 
AGAINST:
 
Simpson, Matt   Policy Strategist  (The ACLU of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
On:
 
Burroughs, Robert H.   Asst Chief  (Texas Department of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
SB  1876
 
FOR:

 
Scott, Rider   Attorney  (Denton County Transportation Authority),  Frisco, TX
SB  1967
 
FOR:
 
Allen, Carolyn   (myself & grandchildren),  Austin, TX
 
Landers, Paul   Vice Chairman  (Texas Confederation of Clubs / US Defenders),  Georgetown, TX
 
Sputnik,    State Chair  (TMRA2),  Elgin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Parks, Stephanie   Sec / Tres Austin Minutemen / Task Force Member  (Texas Motorcycle Rights Association 2 - Legislative Task Force),  Elgin, TX
 
Williams, Terri   TMRA2 Task Force Member  (Texas Motorcycle Rights Asc.),  Elgin, TX
 
On:
 
Burroughs, Robert   Asst Chief  (Texas Dept. of Public Safety),  Austin, TX
 
Longley, Dianne   Director - Special Projects  (Texas Department of Insurance),  Austin, TX
 
Young, John G.   Coordinator Motorcycle Safety  (Texas DPS),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Wood, Patrick   Member  (Texas Motorcycle Rights Asc. & CCB Fallen Biker Foundation),  El Paso, TX