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                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            Intergovernmental Relations

            April 15, 2015 9:00 AM

            SB 626

                  FOR:

                                 Darling, Jim  Mayor (City of McAllen), McAllen, TX

                                 Fuller, Jake  (South Texas Health System), McAllen, TX

                                 Fuller, Jake  (Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society), McAllen, TX

                                 Garcia, Richard  Mayor (City of Edinburg), Edinburg, TX

                                 Garza, Estela  (Valley Interfaith), McAllen, TX

                                 Perez, Frank   (Self), McAllen, TX

                                 Rocha, Israel  (Doctors Hospital of Renaissance), Edinburg, TX

                                 Rodriguez, Felix  (Veterans [sic]), Elsa, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Barnes, James  (McAllen Tea Party), Mission, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Alvarez, Julian  CEO (Rio Grande Valley Partnership), Weslaco, TX

                                 Basaldua, Homero  (Valley Interfaith - Holy Spirit), Edinburg, TX

                                 Dr. Cardenas, Blandina  Former  President  of the University of Texas Pan American

                                 (UTPA)  (Self), McAllen, TX

                                 Dr. Fernandez, Francisco  Founding Dean, School of Medicine (The University of Texas

                                 Rio Grande Valley), Harlingen, TX

                                 Garcia, Buddy   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Garcia, Gus  Director, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (Edinburg Economic

                                 Development Corporation), Edinburg, TX

                                 Garcia, Ramon  Judge (Hidalgo County), Edinburg, TX

                                 Garcia, Teclo  (City of McAllen), McAllen, TX

                                 Garza, Felicitas  (Valley Interfaith - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church), San Juan, TX

                                 Garza, Ramiro  (City of Edinburg), Edinburg, TX

                                 Girard, Chuck  (Rio Grande Regional Hospital), Austin, TX

                                 Hawkins, John  (Texas Hospital  Association), Austin, TX

                                 Lee, Don  (Texas Conference of Urban Counties), Austin, TX

                                 Palacios, Terry  Chair of Edinburg Chamber of Commerce (Edinburg Chamber of

                                 Commerce), Edinburg, TX

                                 Perez, Myrna  (Valley Interfaith - San Jose Obrero McAllen), McAllen, TX

                                 Phillips, Joe  (BK Metro & Investments), McAllen, TX

                                 Romero, Michelle  (Texas Medical Association), Austin, TX

                                 Sepulveda, Jr., Pete  County Judge (Cameron County), Brownsville, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Barnes, Elizabeth  (O.W.L.S. [sic]), Mission, TX

            SB 772

                  FOR:

                                 Mendez, Mark  Assistant  County Administrator (Tarrant County Commissioners   Court),

                                 Ft. Worth, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            Intergovernmental Relations

            April 15, 2015 9:00 AM

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Eppes, Brian  (Tarrant  County Criminal  District  Attorneys  Office), Forth  Worth, TX

            SB 837

                  FOR:

                                 German, Mary  Senior Vice President  & Visitors  Bureau (Arlington  Convention  &

                                 Visitors  Bureau), Arlington, TX

                                 Joslove, Scott  President  & CEO (Texas Hotel & Lodging Association), Austin, TX

                                 Lander, Robert  (Austin Convention & Visitors  Bureau), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Dodge, Megan  Intergovernmental  Relations  Manager (City of San Antonio), San Antonio,

                                 TX

                                 Harris, Dana  V.P. Federal / State Advocacy (Austin  Chamber  of Commerce), Austin, TX

                                 Hrneir, John  (City  of Austin), Austin, TX

                                 Solis, Eddie  (City  of Arlington), Austin, TX

            SB 1108

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Merriweather, Kelli  (Commission on State Emergency  Communications), Austin, TX

                                 Wisko, Mike  Fire  Chief (Texas Fire  Chiefs  association), Galveston, TX

                  ON:

                                 Redington, Penny  (Texas  Association  of Regional Councils), Austin, TX

            SB 1387

                  FOR:

                                 Luband, Charles  Partner (Dentons), New York, NY

                                 Trevino, Paul  CEO CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth (CHRISTUS Southeast Texas), Beaumont,

                                 TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Brooks, Jeffrey  Policy Analyst (Texas Conservative  Coalition), Austin, TX

                                 Hawkins, John  (Texas Hospital Association), Austin, TX

                                 Ramon, Mariah  (Teaching Hospitals  of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Saenz, Gabriela  V.P. Advocacy (CHRISTUS  Health), Austin, TX

            SB 1422

                  FOR:

                                 Garcia, Teclo  (City  of McAllen), McAllen, TX

                  ON:

                                 Strama, Keith  (Rio Grande  Regional Water Authority), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Darling, Jim  Mayor (City  of McAllen), McAllen, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            Intergovernmental Relations

            April 15, 2015 9:00 AM

                                 Garcia, Buddy   (Self), Austin, TX

            SB 1498

                  FOR:

                                 Torres, Rafael  Service Director (Texas State Association  of Fire  Fighters), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Deshields, Glenn  (Texas State Association  of Fire  Fighters), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Melinda  (Combined  Law Enforcement  Associations  of Texas), Austin, TX

            SB 1499

                  FOR:

                                 Torres, Rafael  Service Director (Texas State Assoc. of Fire  Fighters), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Clark, Mark  (Houston Police  Officers'  Union & Dallas  Police  Assoc.), Houston, TX

                                 Craft, Lon  (Texas  Municipal  Police  Association), Austin, TX

                                 Deshields, Glenn  (Texas State Association  of Fire  Fighters), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Melinda  (Combined  Law Enforcement  Associations  of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Wisko, Mike  Fire  Chief (Texas Fire  Chiefs  association), Galveston, TX

            SB 1587

                  FOR:

                                 Cunningham, Ken  Executive V.P, Chief Legal Counsel (Good Shepherd Health System),

                                 Long view, TX

                                 Karam, Chris  (Christus  St. Michael Health System), Texarkana, TX

                                 Luband, Charles  Partner (Deutons), New York, NY

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Brooks, Jeffrey  Policy Analyst (Texas Conservative  Coalition), Austin, TX

                                 Hawkins, John  (Texas Hospital Association), Austin, TX

                                 Ramon, Mariah  (Teaching Hospitals of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Strama, Keith  (IASIS Health Care), Austin, TX

                                 Townsend, Linda  (CHRISTUS Health), Austin, TX

            SB 1593

                  FOR:

                                 Daughtry, Joe  (Texas Fireworks  Assoc.), Nederland, TX

                                 Gonzalez, Ramiro  Business  owner (Mr. G's Fireworks), San Benito, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Houston, Scott  General  Counsel (Texas Municipal  League), Austin, TX

                                 Wisko, Mike  Fire  Chief (Texas Fire  Chiefs  association), Galveston, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Eissler, Rob  (10 Needham Corp.), Austin, TX

                                 Glenn, Eric  (Texas  Pyrotechnic  Association/ Chester  Davis), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            Intergovernmental Relations

            April 15, 2015 9:00 AM

                                 Gonzalez, Luis   (Self), La Feria, TX

                                 Krehmeier, Jeff  (City  of Sugar Land, Sugar Land Fire  Department), Sugar Land, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Tagliabue, Tom  (City of Corpus Christi), Corpus Christi, TX

            SB 1998

                  FOR:

                                 Elliott, Troy  Finance Director  (also providing written testimony) (City of San Antonio),

                                 San Antonio, TX