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                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            March 23, 2017 9:00 AM

            SB 39

                  FOR:

                                 Goodman, Catherine  Chair, Guardianship Committee, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law

                                 Section, State Bar of Texas  (Self; REPTL), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Herman, Guy  Judge, Travis County Probate Court  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Hopper, Craig  Chair, Estate Trust Legislative Affairs Committee, Real Estate Probate Trust

                                 Law Section (REPTL), State Bar of Texas (REPTL), Austin, TX

                                 Lewis, Kathryn  Attorney (Disability Rights Texas), Austin, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Morstad, Tim  Associate State Director (AARP), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Borel, Dennis  Executive Director (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities), Austin, TX

                                 Bower, Bruce P.  Attorney - Board Member (Texas Guardianship Association), Austin, TX

                                 Brash, Ramona  Member - Board of Directors, TGA (Texas Guardianship Association),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Francis, Will  Gov't Relations Director (Nat'l Assoc. of Social Workers - Texas Chapter),

                                 Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Berumen, Rosa  Director of Office of Guardianship (Health and Human Services

                                 Commission), Austin, TX

            SB 301

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Reagan, Katy  Governmental Affairs (Texas Public Employees Association), Austin, TX

                                 Robinson, Robbie  President (Game Warden Peace Officer Association), Corpus Christi,

                                 TX

                  ON:

                                 Hester, I. Craig  Chairman, Board of Trustees (Employees Retirement System of Texas),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Johnson, Emily  Policy Analyst (Sunset Commission), Austin, TX

                                 Jones, Paula  General Counsel (Employees Retirement System of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Nasr, Danielle  Policy Analyst (Sunset Advisory Commission), Austin, TX

                                 Tull, Tom  Chief Investment Officer (Employees Retirement System of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Wilson, Porter  Executive Director (Employees Retirement System of Texas), Austin, TX

            SB 302

                  FOR:

                                 Adams, Will  Vice Pres. Legislative Affairs (TTLA), Austin, TX

                                 Apffel, Trey  Attorney/State Bar Sunset Chair (SBOT), League City, TX

                                 Leal, Gloria  Legislative Director (Mexican American Bar Assn. of Texas), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Edmonds, Shannon  Staff Attorney (TDCAA (Texas District and County Attorneys Assn.)),

                                 Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            March 23, 2017 9:00 AM

                                 Hunter, Michelle  Executive Director (State Bar of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Robins, Rich  Editor, Texas Bar Sunset.com (Texas Bar Sunset.com), & Attorney  (also

                                 providing written testimony) (Texas Bar Sunset.com), Houston, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Bresnen, Steve  Attorney (Texas Family Law Foundation), Austin, TX

                                 McCraw, John L. (Lin)  President (Texas Trial Lawyers Association), Melissa, TX

                                 Rhodes, Baili  TYLA President Elect (Texas Young Lawyers Association), College Station,

                                 TX

                                 Tatum, Lisa M.  Past President (State Bar of Texas), San Antonio, TX

                                 Vick, Tom  President-Elect (State Bar of Texas), Weatherford, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Parsley, Lee  General Counsel (Texans for Lawsuit Reform), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Acevedo, Linda  Chief Disciplinary Counsel (State Bar of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Molina, Idalia  Concerned Citizen (Public), Austin, TX

                                 Teleki, Katharine  Austin (Sunset Advisory Commission), Austin, TX

                                 Teleki, Katharine  Review Director (Sunset Advisory Commission), Austin, TX

            SB 303

                  ON:

                                 Henricks, Susan  Executive Director (Board of Law Examiners), Austin, TX

                                 Robins, Rich  Editor, Texas Bar Sunset.com & Attorney  (also providing written testimony)

                                 (Texas Bar Sunset.com), Houston, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Leal, Gloria  Legislative Director (Mexican American Bar Assoc. of Texas), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Adelman, Lori  Director, Character and Fitness (Board of Law Examiners), Austin, TX

                                 Hoang, Nahdiah  Director of Eligibility and Examination (Board of Law Examiners),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Hricik, Kay  Analyst/Staff Attorney (Sunset Commission), Austin, TX

            SB 416

                  FOR:

                                 Tatum, Lisa M.  Past President (State Bar of Texas), San Antonio, TX

                                 Vick, Tom  President - Elect (State Bar of Texas), Weatherford, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Apffel, Trey  Attorney  (Self), League City, TX

                                 Rhodes, Baili  President Elect (Texas Young Lawyers Association), College Station, TX

                  ON:

                                 Hunter, Michelle  Executive Director (State Bar of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Sirman, John  Legal Council (State Bar of Texas), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            March 23, 2017 9:00 AM

            SB 498

                  FOR:

                                 Brush, Ramona  Member, Board of Directors - TGA (Texas Guardianship Association),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Masey, Chris  Policy Specialist (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Carlton, Belinda  Coordinator (Guardianship Reform and Supported Decision Making

                                 Workgroup), Austin, TX

                                 Francis, Will  Gov't Relations Director (Nat'l Assoc. of Social Workers - Texas Chapter),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Goodman, Catherine  Chair, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas 

                                 (Self; Self; Guardianship Attorney), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Herman, Guy  Presiding Judge, Statutory Probate Courts of Texas (Self and Statutory

                                 Probate Courts of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Hopper, Craig  Chair, Estate & Trust Legislative Affairs Committee, Real Estate Probate

                                 Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas (Self (guardianship/probate attorney)), Austin, TX

                                 Lewis, Kathryn  Attorney (Disability Rights Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Morstad, Tim  Associate State Director (AARP), Austin, TX

                                 Piccola, Kyle  Chief Government Relations Officer (The Arc of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Switzer, Gyl  Public Policy Director (Mental Health America of Texas), Austin, TX

            SB 576

                  ON:

                                 Bonilla, Ray  General Counsel (Texas A&M University System), College Station, TX

                                 Martinez, Ray  President (Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT)), Austin,

                                 TX

                                 Medina, Elizabeth  Dean of Students/Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Independent Colleges

                                 and Universities of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, LaToya  Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator (University of Texas at

                                 Austin), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Banks, Yannis  (Texas NAACP), Austin, TX

                                 Beto, Barbara  Arnold Public Affairs (Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy), Austin,

                                 TX

                                 Hall, Ash  Goverment Relations Manager (Self, Equality Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Chuck  CEO (Equality Texas), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Franz, Bill  General Counsel (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board), Austin, TX

            SB 667

                  FOR:

                                 Borel, Dennis  Executive Director (Coalition of Texas with Disabilities), Austin, TX

                                 Brush, Ramona  Member, Board of Directors - TGA (Texas Guardianship Association),

                                 Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            March 23, 2017 9:00 AM

                  ON:

                                 Slayton, David  Administrative Director/Exec. Director (Office of Court

                                 Administration/Texas Judicial Council), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Carlton, Belinda  Coordinator (Guardianship Reform and Supported Decision Making

                                 Workgroup), Austin, TX

                                 Francis, Will  Gov't Relations Director (Nat'l Assoc. of Social Workers - Texas Chapter),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Goodman, Catherine  Chair, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas 

                                 (Self; Guardianship Attorney), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Herman, Guy  Presiding Judge, Statutory Probate Courts of Texas (Self and Statutory

                                 Probate Courts of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Hopper, Craig  (Self (probate and guardianship attorney)), Austin, TX

                                 Lewis, Kathryn  Attorney (Disability Rights Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Morstad, Tim  Associate State Director (AARP), Austin, TX

                                 Piccola, Kyle  Chief Government Relations Officer (The Arc of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Switzer, Gyl  Public Policy Director (Mental Health America of Texas), Austin, TX

            SB 823

                  FOR:

                                 Reynolds, Charles  Chief Judicial Staff Counsel/Post Conviction Magistrate (Tarrant

                                 County Criminal Courts), Fort Worth, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Cacciotti, Nelda  Judicial Staff Counsel/Mental Health Magistrate (Tarrant County Criminal

                                 Courts), Ft. Worth, TX

                                 Shugart, J. Gles  Criminal Courts Administrator (Tarrant County Criminal Courts), Fort

                                 Worth, TX

            SB 859

                  ON:

                                 North, Victoria  Deputy General Counsel for Agency Affairs (Comptroller), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Flores, Robert  (Texas Citizens Action Network), Austin, TX

            SB 944

                  FOR:

                                 Enoch, Craig  Attorney (John Paul DeJoria), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Garcia, Michael  Lobbyist (Texas Civil Justice League), Austin, TX

                                 Parsley, Lee  General Counsel (Texans for Lawsuit Reform), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            March 23, 2017 9:00 AM

            SB 968

                  FOR:

                                 Aydin, Alison   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Boyce, Liz  Staff Attorney (Texas Association Against Sexual Assault), Austin, TX

                                 Karasek, Sofie  Director of Education (End Rape on Campus), Brooklyn, NY

                                 Medina, Elizabeth  Dean of Students / Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Independent Colleges

                                 and Universities of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Roberts, Hannah   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Welsh, Laura   (Self), College Station, TX

                  ON:

                                 Bonilla, Ray  General Counsel (Texas A&M University System), College Station, TX

                                 Smith, LaToya  Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator (University of Texas at

                                 Austin), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Balevic, Katelyn  Student  (Self), Houston, TX

                                 Banks, Yannis  (Texas NAACP), Austin, TX

                                 Beto, Barbara  Arnold Public Affairs (Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy), Austin,

                                 TX

                                 DeFrates, Ana   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Francis, Will  Gov't Relations Director (Nat'l Assoc. of Social Workers - Texas Chapter),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Goldstein, Mia   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Grace, Caroline  Student  (Self), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Hall, Ash  Government Relations Manager (Self, Equality Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Hardy, Paige  Student  (Self), Waco, TX

                                 Joe, Ginnifer   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Lewis, Amanda  Co-Founder (Survivor Justice Project), Austin, TX

                                 Lopez, Carisa  Executive Director (Travis County Democratic Party & self), Austin, TX

                                 Meed, Alex   (Self), Round Rock, TX

                                 Osmond, Cameron   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Quinzi, Patty  Legislative Counsel (TX- American Federation of Teachers), Austin, TX

                                 Rosales, Santiago   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Rubin, Greyson   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Chuck  CEO (Equality Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Stein, Lucy  Advocacy Director (Progress Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Story, Wesley   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Thompson, Jennifer   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Wagner, Alexzandria   (Self), Round Rock, TX

                                 Weigez, Alicia  Director of Strategy  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Winfield, Nakia  Mental Health Policy Fellow (Self, NASW- tx), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Franz, Bill  General Counsel (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            March 23, 2017 9:00 AM

            SB 969

                  FOR:

                                 Aydin, Alison   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Boyce, Liz  Staff Attorney (Texas Association Against Sexual Assault), Austin, TX

                                 Grace, Caroline  Student  (Self), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Hardy, Paige  Student  (Self), Waco, TX

                                 Karasek, Sofie  Director of Education (End Rape on Campus), Brooklyn, NY

                                 Medina, Elizabeth  Dean of Students / Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Independent Colleges

                                 and Universities of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Roberts, Hannah   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Welsh, Laura   (Self), College Station, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Atkinson, Justin  Student  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Balevic, Katelyn  Student  (Self), Houston, TX

                                 Banks, Yannis  (Texas NAACP), Austin, TX

                                 Beto, Barbara  Arnold Public Affairs (Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy), Austin,

                                 TX

                                 DeFrates, Ana   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Francis, Will  Gov't Relations Director (Nat'l Assoc. of Social Workers - Texas Chapter),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Goldstein, Mia   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Hall, Ash  Government Relations Manager (Self, Equality Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Joe, Ginnifer   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Lewis, Amanda  Co-Founder (Survivor Justice Project), Austin, TX

                                 Lopez, Carisa  Executive Director  (Self; Travis County Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                                 Meed, Alex   (Self), Round Rock, TX

                                 Osmond, Cameron   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Quinzi, Patty  Legislative Counsel (TX - American Federation of Teachers), Austin, TX

                                 Rubin, Greyson   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Chuck  CEO (Equality Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Stein, Lucy  Advocacy Director (Progress Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Weigez, Alicia  Director of Strategy  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Wesley, Story   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Winfield, Nakia  Mental Health Policy Fellow (NASW- TX + self), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Bonilla, Ray  General Counsel (Texas A&M University System), College Station, TX

                                 Franz, Bill  General Counsel (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, LaToya  Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator (University of Texas at

                                 Austin), Austin, TX

                  Providing written testimony:

                  FOR:

                                 Rosales, Santiago   (Self), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            March 23, 2017 9:00 AM

            SB 970

                  FOR:

                                 Atkinson, Justin  Student  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Aydin, Alison   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Fanucci, Isabella   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Goldstein, Mia   (also providing written testimony)  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Grace, Caroline  Student  (Self), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Hardy, Paige  Student  (Self), Waco, TX

                                 Jones, Alexis  Founder, CEO (I AM THAT GIRL & Protect Her), Austin, TX

                                 Kaiser, Chris  Public Policy Director (Texas Association Against Sexual Assault), Austin,

                                 TX

                                 Karasek, Sofie  Director of Education (End Rape on Campus), Brooklyn, NY

                                 Medina, Elizabeth  Dean of Students / Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Independent Colleges

                                 and Universities of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Osmond, Cameron   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Roberts, Hannah   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Austin  Campus Liaison (Voices Against Violence), Austin, TX

                                 Story, Wesley   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Thompson, Jennifer   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Torrez, Jennifer  CPA  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Welsh, Laura   (Self), College Station, TX

                                 Winfield, Nakia  Mental Health Policy Fellow  (also providing written testimony)  (Self;

                                 Self, NASW-TX), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Carter, Isaiah  Chief of Staff (University of Texas Student Government), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Ali, Shon   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Balevic, Katelyn  Student  (Self), Houston, TX

                                 Banks, Yannis   (Self; Texas NAACP), Austin, TX

                                 Beto, Barbara  Arnold Public Affairs (Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy), Austin,

                                 TX

                                 Brockman, Bryn   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Buckmen, Brad  (I AM THAT GIRL & Protect her), Austin, TX

                                 Davenport, Carson   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 DeFrates, Ana   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Edwards, Thomas   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Fenderbosch, Ianya  (Protect Her), Austin, TX

                                 Francis, Will  Gov't Relations Director  (Self; National Association of Social Workers -

                                 Texas Chapter), Austin, TX

                                 Joe, Ginnifer   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Keivanzadeh, Anastasja   (Self), San Antonio, TX

                                 Lewis, Amanda  Co-Founder (Survivor Justice Project), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            March 23, 2017 9:00 AM

                                 Lopez, Carisa  Executive Director  (Self; Travis County Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                                 McFadden, Mary   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Meed, Alex   (Self), Round Rock, TX

                                 Mulconnery, Alexandra  Student/Co-Director/Founder (Steps for Survivors), Austin, TX

                                 Oyenubi, Mayowa Grace   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Quintero, Thomas Rene  Geoscience Representative (UT Student Government), Austin, TX

                                 Quinzi, Patty  Legislative Counsel (TX - American Federation of Teachers), Austin, TX

                                 Rosales, Santiago   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Rubin, Greyson   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Sakach, Elliot  N/A  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Stein, Lucy  Advocacy Director (Progress Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Weigez, Alicia  Director of Strategy  (Self), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Bonilla, Ray  General Counsel (Texas A&M University System), College Station, TX

                                 Franz, Bill  General Counsel (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, LaToya  Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator (University of Texas at

                                 Austin), Austin, TX

                  Providing written testimony:

                  FOR:

                                 Huff, Hanna   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Moon, Celeste   (Self), Boerne, TX

            SB 1096

                  FOR:

                                 Bower, Bruce  Board Member (Texas Guardianship Association), Austin, TX

                                 Hopper, Craig  Chair, Estate & Trust Legislative Affairs Committee, Real Estate Probate

                                 Trust Law (REPTL), State Bar (Self (probate and guardianship attorney)), Austin, TX

                                 Lewis, Kathryn  Attorney (Disability Rights Texas), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Slayton, David  Administrative Director/ Executive Director (Office of Court

                                 Administration/ Texas Judicial Council), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Francis, Will  Gov't Relations Director  (Self; National Association of Social Workers -

                                 Texas Chapter), Austin, TX

                                 Goodman, Catherine  Chair, Guardianship Committee, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law

                                 Section of State Bar of Texas (Self; guardianship attorney), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Herman, Guy  Presiding Judge, Statutory Probate Courts of Texas (Statutory Probate Courts

                                 of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Masey, Chris  Policy Specialist (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities), Austin, TX

                                 Piccola, Kyle  Chief Government Relations Officer (The Arc of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Switzer, Gyl  Public Policy Director (Mental Health America of Texas), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            March 23, 2017 9:00 AM

            SB 1325

                  FOR:

                                 Bower, Bruce  Board Member  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Guardianship

                                 Association), Austin, TX

                                 Herman, Guy  Judge, Travis County Probate Court (Self; Statutory Probate Courts of

                                 Texas), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Slayton, David  Administrative Director/ Exec. Director (Office of Court Administration/

                                 Texas Judicial Council), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Borel, Dennis  Executive Director (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities), Austin, TX

                                 Brush, Ramona  Member - Board of Directors for TGA (Texas Guardianship Association),

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Francis, Will  Gov't Relations Director (National Association of Social Workers - Texas

                                 Chapter), Austin, TX

                                 Goodman, Catherine  Chair, Guardianship Committee, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law

                                 Section of State Bar of Texas (Self; guardianship attorney), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Hopper, Craig  Chair, Estate & Trust Legislative Affairs Committee, Real Estate Probate

                                 Trust Law (REPTL), State Bar (Self (probate and guardianship attorney)), Austin, TX

                                 Lewis, Kathryn  Attorney (Disability Rights Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Switzer, Gyl  Public Policy Director (Mental Health America of Texas), Austin, TX