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                                                                                    WITNESS LIST

            County Affairs Committee

            April 18, 2013 - 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess

            HB 297

                 For:

                                 Collins, Amanda (Self)

                                 Dijkman, Christiana (Self; State Bar Animal Law Section)

                                 Turner, Randall (Self; Animal Law Sectiom of the State Bar of Texas)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Ells, Gregory (Self)

                                 Hightower, Susan (Self; State Bar of Texas Animal Law Section)

                                 Jarl, Katie (The humane society of the united states)

                                 Lee, Randy (Self)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                 Against:

                                 Patterson, TJ (City of Fort Worth)

                                 Tagliabue, Tom (City of Corpus Christi)

            HB 605

                 For:

                                 Fugate, Sam (Mayor of kingsville)

                                 Jones, Glenn (NAS Kingsville, TX)

                                 Jones, Glenn (NAS Kingsville, TX)

                                 Messbarger, Dick (Self; Texas Defense Aviation, Aerospace Alliance)

                                 Tagliabue, Tom (City of Corpus Christi)

                 Against:

                                 Clark, Jeffrey (The Wind Coalition)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 McLaughlin, Captain Mark (U. S. Navy, Naval Air Station Kingsville)

                                 Patterson, TJ (City of Fort Worth)

                 Against:

                                 Jewell, Michael (Environmental Defense Fund)

                                 McKelvy, Clay (Public Citizen)

                                 Weinberg, David (Texas League of Conservation Voters)

                                 Wright, Eric (EDP Renewables)

            HB 714

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                                                                                               1


                                                                                    WITNESS LIST

                 On:

                                 Nordloh, Chris (Dps)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Bird, David (Gonzales county)

                                 Sisk, Cathy (Harris County)

                                 Theodosis, Byron (Self; San Saba County)

                                 Thompson, Rick (Texas Association of Counties)

            HB 1384

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Kim, Charlotte (Waller County Criminal District Attorney's Office)

                                 Rhoads, Orval (Waller County Engineer)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Eckstein, Deece (Travis County Commissioners Court)

                                 Kitzman, Stan (Waller County Commissioner, Pct. 4)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Mitchell, Seth (Bexar County Commissioners Court)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                                 Theodosis, Byron (Self; San Saba County)

            HB 1442

                 For:

                                 Kester, David (Harris County)

                                 Kester, David (Harris county)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Eckstein, Deece (Travis County Commissioners Court)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Mendez, Mark (Tarrant County Commissioners Court)

                                 Mitchell, Seth (Bexar County Commissioners Court)

                                 Short, Jim (Harris County)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                                 Sisk, Cathy (Harris County)

                                 Thompson, Rick (Texas Association of Counties)

            HB 1932

                 For:

                                 Jefferson, David (Tarrant County Public Health)

                                                                                               2


                                                                                    WITNESS LIST

                 For:

                                 Mendez, Mark (Tarrant County Commissioners Court)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Beard, Amy (SouthWest Water Company)

                                 Eckstein, Deece (Travis County Commissioners Court)

                                 Fisher, Jon (Self)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Mitchell, Seth (Bexar County Commissioners Court)

                                 Pardue, Craig (Dallas county)

                                 Patterson, TJ (City of Fort Worth)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                                 Sisk, Cathy (Harris County)

                                 Sisk, Cathy (Harris County)

                                 Thompson, Rick (Texas Association of Counties)

            HB 2094

                 For:

                                 Sesin, Raul (County of Hidalgo)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Garcia, Jorge (County of Hidalgo)

            HB 2112

                 For:

                                 Tiffin, Rhonda (Self; Webb County)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Calderon, Jorge (Webb County)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Mitchell, Seth (Bexar County Commissioners Court)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                                 Sisk, Cathy (Harris County)

                                 Theodosis, Byron (Self; San Saba County)

            HB 2436

                 For:

                                 Nicholson, Jeff (Tarrant County Clerk's Office)

                                                                                               3


                                                                                    WITNESS LIST

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Garcia, Mary Louise (Tarrant County Clerk Office)

                                 Gonzalez, Daniel (Texas Association of REALTORS)

                                 Mendez, Mark (Tarrant County Commissioners Court)

                                 Mitchell, Seth (Bexar County Commissioners Court)

                                 Patterson, TJ (City of Fort Worth)

                                 Thomas, Chelsey (Texas Association of Realtors)

            HB 2438

                 For:

                                 Schweninger, Edward (Bexar County Criminal District Attorney)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Eckstein, Deece (Travis County Commissioners Court)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Mendez, Mark (Tarrant County Commissioners Court)

                                 Mintz, David (Texas Apartment Association)

                                 Mitchell, Seth (Bexar County Commissioners Court)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

            HB 2516

                 For:

                                 Barron, Chris (State firemens &fire marshals association)

                 Against:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 Against:

                                 Thompson, Rick (TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES)

            HB 2519

                 For:

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                 Against:

                                 Meraz, Gloria (Texas library association)

                                                                                               4


                                                                                    WITNESS LIST

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Mitchell, Seth (Bexar County Commissioners Court)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                                 Thompson, Rick (Texas Association of Counties)

            HB 2703

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                 Against:

                                 Hartman, Fred (Self; Texas Press Association and Hartman Newspapers)

                                 Patterson, Bill (Self; Texas Press Association, Denton Record-Chronicle, Dallas Morning

                                 News)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Atteberry, Shelly (Self; Texas Association of County Auditors)

                                 Conner, Katie (Self; Texas association of county auditors)

                                 Dollahan, Rick (Self; Texas Association of County Auditors)

                                 Eckstein, Deece (Travis County Commissioners Court)

                                 Kirkpatrick, J R (Self; Texas association of county auditors)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Oakley, James (Self)

                                 Sisk, Cathy (Harris County)

                                 Thompson, Rick (Texas Association of Counties)

                 Against:

                                 Baggett, Donnis (Self; Texas Press Association)

                                 Prather, Laura (Self; Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas)

            HB 2825

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

            HB 2991

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Sesin, Raul (County of Hidalgo)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Garcia, Jorge (County of Hidalgo)

                                                                                               5


                                                                                    WITNESS LIST

                 For:

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                 Against:

                                 Rice, Chuck (Texas Land Developers Association)

            HB 3464

                 For:

                                 Aston, Sonya (Harris County Clerk)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 Against:

                                 Moreno, Celina (MALDEF Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)

                                 Watson, Jacqueline (Self; American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter)

            HB 3698

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                 Against:

                                 Dion, Edward (Self; Texas Association of County Auditors)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                                 Theodosis, Byron (Self; San Saba County)

                 Against:

                                 Atteberry, Shelly (Self; Texas Association of County Auditors)

                                 Conner, Katie (Self; Texas association of county auditors)

                                 Cradduck, Nathan (Self; Texas Association of County Auditors)

                                 Dollahan, Rick (Self; Texas Association of County Auditors)

                                 Kirkpatrick, J R (Self; Texas association of county auditors)

                                 Martin, Phyllis (Texas Association of County Auditors)

                                 Rice, Chuck (Texas Assoc. of Couty Auditors)

            HB 3762

                 For:

                                 Dion, Edward (Self; Texas Association of County Auditors)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Rice, Chuck (Texas Association of County Auditors)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Atteberry, Shelly (Self; Texas Association of County Auditors)

                                 Conner, Katie (Self; Texas association of county auditors)

                                 Cradduck, Nathan (Self; Texas Association of County Auditors)

                                 Dollahan, Rick (Self; Texas Association of County Auditors)

                                                                                               6


                                                                                    WITNESS LIST

                 For:

                                 Kirkpatrick, J R (Self; Texas association of county auditors)

                                 Martin, Phyllis (Texas Association of County Auditors)

            HB 3793

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 Against:

                                 Beard, Amy (SouthWest Water Company)

                                 Connett, Brent (Texas Conservative Coalition)

                 On:

                                 Garcia, Imelda (DSHS)

                                 Kirsch, Lisa (Health and Human Services Commission)

            HB 3796

                 For:

                                 Kester, David (Harris County)

                                 Kester, David (Harris County)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Conner, Katie (Self; Texas association of county auditors)

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                                 Mitchell, Seth (Bexar County Commissioners Court)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                                 Sisk, Cathy (Harris County)

            HB 3895

                 For:

                                 Cohen, Howard (The Woodlands Road Utility District No. 1)

            HB 3896

                 For:

                                 Beaman, Frank (Jack county hospital district)

                                 Spiller, David (Jack County Hospital District)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 McBeath, Don (Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals)

            HB 3905

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 McBeath, Don (Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals)

                                 Tobon-Stevens, Paula (Angleton-Danbury Hospital District)

                                                                                               7


                                                                                    WITNESS LIST

                 For:

                                 Whitehurst, Darren (Texas Medical Association)

            HJR 103

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Hefner, Cole (Self; Upshur County Commissioners Court)

                 Against:

                                 Gutierrez, Bobby (Self; Justice of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas)

                                 Sugg, Paul (Texas Association of Counties)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

                 Against:

                                 Haverlah, Kirsha (Justices of the Peace and Constables Assocation)

                                 Lopez, Carlos (Self; Justice of the peace and constables association of texas)

                                 Mintz, David (Texas Apartment Association)

                                 Pierce, Wayne (Self; Justice of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas)

                                 Pool, Leslie (Justices of the Peace and Constables Assoc)

            HJR 147

                 For:

                                 Lee, Donald (Texas Conference of Urban Counties)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 For:

                                 Allison, Jim (County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas)

                                 Bollinger, Paul (Doctors Hospital at Renaissance)

                                 McBeath, Don (Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals)

                                 Simpson, Terry (San patricio county)

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