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                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

            HB 45

                  FOR:

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

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Asmussen, Cindy  Ethics Advisor  (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Bradford, Trayce  President (Texas Eagle Forum), Grapevine, TX

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

                                 Mata, Vida Morgan  Legislative Analyst (Texas Home School Coalition), Lockhart, TX

                                 Saenz, Jonathan  Attorney (Texas Values Action), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Houston, Joshua  General Counsel (Texas Impact), Austin, TX

            HB 273

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Davis, Chris  Treasurer (Texas Assoc. of Elections Administrators), Georgetown, TX

                                 Fairbrother, Bill  Legislative Chair, TRCCA (TRCCA), Round Rock, TX

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris Co Clerks Office), Houston, TX

                                 Parenteau, Julia  Assoc. Director of Legislative Affairs (Texas Assn. of Realtors), Austin,

                                 TX

                                 Vera, Alan D.  Chairman (Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security Comm),

                                 Houston, TX

                  ON:

                                 Ingram, Keith  Director, Elections Division (Texas Secretary of State), Austin, TX

            HB 332

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Davis, Chris  Treasurer (Texas Assoc. of Elections Administrators), Georgetown, TX

                                 Fairbrother, Bill  Legislative Chair, TRCCA (TRCCA), Round Rock, TX

                                 Gentry, Karen   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris County Clerk Office), Houston, TX

                                 Maxey, Glen  Leg. Director (Texas Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                                 Vera, Alan D.  Chairman (Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security Comm.),

                                 Houston, TX

                  ON:

                                 Ingram, Keith  Director, Elections Division (Texas Secretary of State), Austin, TX

            HB 435

                  AGAINST:

                                 Brauer, Andrea  Executive Director  (also providing written testimony) (Texas Gun Sense),

                                 Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 DeBower, Courtney  Advocacy & Communications (Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care

                                 Foundation (TETAF)), Austin, TX

                                 Holzheanser, Craig  Consultant (Texas EMS Alliance), Austin, TX

            HB 478

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Smith, Arianna  Counsel (Combined Law Enforcement Associations of TX), Austin, TX

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

            HB 501

                  AGAINST:

                                 Birtch, Carol  Legislative Counsel (Public Citizen), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Baggett, Donnis  Executive Vice President (Texas Press Association), Austin, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Richards, Joanne  President (Common Ground for Texans), Austin, TX

            HB 505

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Richards, Joanne  President (Common Ground for Texans), Austin, TX

                                 Shelley, Adrian  Director, Texas Office (Public Citizen), Austin, TX

            HB 555

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  AGAINST:

                                 Gentry, Karen   (Self), Austin, TX

            HB 590

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Blakemore, Allen  (State Firefighters' and Fire Marshalls' Association), Austin, TX

                                 DeBower, Courtney  Advocacy & Communications (Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care

                                 Foundation (TETAF)), Austin, TX

                                 Landry, Mitch  Deputy Executive Director (Texas Municipal Police Association), Austin,

                                 TX

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

            HB 669

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Baggett, Donnis  Executive Vice President (Texas Press Association), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

            HB 929

                  ON:

                                 Ingram, Keith  Director, Elections Division (Texas Secretary of State), Austin, TX

                                 Vera, Alan D.  Chairman (Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security Committee),

                                 Houston, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Fairbrother, Bill  Legislative Chair (TRCCA), Round Rock, TX

                                 Maxey, Glen  Legislative Director (Texas Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Parsons, Brad  Campaign Consultant  (Self), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris County Clerks Office), Houston, TX

            HB 995

                  FOR:

                                 Davis, Lora  Chair, Powers of Attorney & Advance Directives Committee (Real Estate,

                                 Probate & Trust Section of the State Bar of Texas), Dallas, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Alexander, Troy  Assoc. Director for Advocacy (Texas Medical Association), Austin, TX

                                 Gentry, Karen   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Gonzalez, Sara  VP Advocacy & Public Policy (Texas Hospital Association), Austin, TX

                                 Herman, Guy  Presiding Judge  (Self; Statutory Probate Courts of Texas), Austin, TX

                                 Hopper, Craig  Chair, Estate and Trust Legislative Affairs Committee  (Self; SBOT-

                                 REPTL), Austin, TX

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

                                 Tomlinson, Maxcine  Director of Governmental Relations (TX New Mexico Hospice

                                 Organization), Austin, TX

            HB 1066

                  FOR:

                                 Dunwoody, Grant   (Self), Houston, TX

                                 Noack, Craig  Attorney (Texas Creditors Bar Association), San Antonio, TX

            HB 1595

                  FOR:

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris County Clerks Office), Houston, TX

                                 Maxey, Glen  Legislative Director (Texas Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Davis, Chris  Treasurer (Texas Assoc. of Elections Administrators), Georgetown, TX

                                 Fairbrother, Bill  Legislative Chair, TRCCA (TRCCA), Round Rock, TX

                                 Gentry, Karen   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Ingram, Keith  Director, Elections Division (Texas Secretary of State), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

                                 Vera, Alan D.  Chairman (Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security Comm),

                                 Houston, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Shelley, Adrian  Director, Texas Office (Public Citizen), Austin, TX

            HB 1744

                  AGAINST:

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

                                 of Texas), Austin, TX

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

                                 Trust Law Section, State Bar (Self - probate and estate planning attorney), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

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

                                 Austin, TX

                                 Simpson, Terry  County Judge (San Patricia County), Sinton, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Herman, Guy  Probate Judge  (Self), Austin, TX

            HB 1823

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Ozuna, Jesse  Assistant Director, Government Affairs (Mayor's Office, City of Houston),

                                 Houston, TX

                                 Shelley, Adrian  Director, Texas Office (Public Citizen), Austin, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris County Clerks), Houston, TX

                  ON:

                                 Farinelli, Victor  Deputy State Registrar (Dept. of State Health Services), Austin, TX

                                 Hearn, Skylor  Assistant Director (Texas DPS), Austin, TX

            HB 1974

                  FOR:

                                 Davis, Lora  Chair, PAAD Committee (REPTL Section of State Bar), Dallas, TX

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

                                 Trust Law (REPTL) Section of State Bar of Texas  (Self; SBOT REPTL; Self- probate and

                                 estate planning attorney), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Day, Aaron  Dir of governmental relations (TLTA (Texas Land Title Association)), Austin,

                                 TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Herman, Guy  Probate Judge  (Self), Austin, TX

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

                                 of Texas), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

                  AGAINST:

                                 Crenwelge, Janiece  Consultant (JPMorgan Chase Holdings LLC), Austin, TX

                                 Heasley, John  EVP (Texas Bankers Association), Austin, TX

            HB 2157

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Fairbrother, Bill  Legislative Chair, TRCCA (TRCCA), Round Rock, TX

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris County Clerks Office), Houston, TX

                                 Maxey, Glen  Texas Democratic Party Leg. Director (Texas Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                                 Vera, Alan D.  Chairman (Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security Comm),

                                 Houston, TX

                  ON:

                                 Ingram, Keith  Director Elections Division (Texas Secretary of State), Austin, TX

            HB 2323

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Davis, Chris  Treasurer (Texas Assoc. of Elections Administrators), Georgetown, TX

                                 Fairbrother, Bill  Legislative Chair, TRCCA (TRCCA), Round Rock, TX

                                 Gentry, Karen   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris County Clerks Office), Houston, TX

                                 Maxey, Glen  Leg. Director (Texas Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                                 Shannon, Melissa  Director of Governmental Affairs (Bexar County Commissioners Court),

                                 San Antonio, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Vera, Alan D.  Chairman (Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security), Houston, TX

                  ON:

                                 Ingram, Keith  Director, Elections Division (Texas Secretary of State), Austin, TX

            HB 2410

                  FOR:

                                 Maxey, Glen  Leg. Director (Texas Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Davis, Chris  Treasurer (Texas Assoc. of Elections Administrators), Georgetown, TX

                                 Fairbrother, Bill  Legislative Chair, TRCCA (TRCCA), Round Rock, TX

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris County Clerks Office), Houston, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Vera, Alan D.  Chairman (Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security), Houston, TX

                  ON:

                                 Ingram, Keith  Director, Elections Division (Texas Secretary of State), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

            HB 2471

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  ON:

                                 Steusloff, Ian  General Counsel (Texas Ethics Commission), Austin, TX

            HB 2552

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Anderson, Jessica  Lieutenant (Houston Police Department), Houston, TX

                                 Andrews, Jenny  Public Policy Analyst (Texas Alliance for Life), Austin, TX

                                 Barba, Michael  Associate Director of Public Policy (Texas Catholic Conference of

                                 Bishops), Austin, TX

                                 Caruthers, Jamey  Sr. Staff Attorney (Children At Risk), Houston, TX

                                 Houston, Joshua  General Counsel (Texas Impact), Austin, TX

                                 Kelly, Bill  Director of Government Affairs (Mayor's Office, City of Houston), Houston,

                                 TX

                                 Lara, Rene  Legislative Director (Texas AFL-CIO), Austin, TX

                                 Laster, Dottie  Executive Director  (Self; Heidi Search Center), New Braunfels, TX

                                 Pojman, Joe  Executive Director (Texas Alliance for Life), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Arianna  Counsel (Combined Law Enforcement Associations of TX), Austin, TX

                                 Villarreal, Katherine  Intern  (Self), Round Rock, TX

                                 Wright, Kyleen  Pres. + CEO (Self and Texans for Life), Arlington, TX

                  ON:

                                 Melton, Kirsta Leeburg  Deputy Criminal Chief, Human Trafficking and

                                 Transnational/Organized Crime Section (Office of the Attorney General of Texas), Austin,

                                 TX

                  Providing written testimony:

                  FOR:

                                 McKinley, Toni  Director of Therapeutic Services (Self), Austin, TX

            HB 2559

                  FOR:

                                 Harris, Aaron  Executive Director (Direct Action Texas), NRH, TX

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris County Clerks Office), Houston, TX

                  ON:

                                 Ingram, Keith  Director, Elections Division (Texas Secretary of State), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Fairbrother, Bill  Legislative Chair (TRCCA), Round Rock, TX

                                 Gentry, Karen   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Giardino, Vincent  Assistant Criminal District Attorney (Tarrant County Criminal DA's

                                 Office), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Maxey, Glen  Legislative Director (Texas Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                                 Vera, Alan D.  Chairman (Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security), Houston, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

                  AGAINST:

                                 Davis, Chris  Treasurer (Texas Assoc. of Elections Administrators), Georgetown, TX

                                 Parsons, Brad  Campaign Consultant  (Self), Austin, TX

            HB 2578

                  FOR:

                                 Bresnen, Steve  Attorney  (also providing written testimony) (Bingo Interest Group),

                                 Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Fenoglio, Stephen  Attorney (Family Elder Care, Inc., The Arc of the Capitol Area, River

                                 City Bingo), Austin, TX

                                 Martin, Will  Chairman, Legislative Commission (American Legion), Victoria, TX

                                 Stewart, Tom  Executive Director (Texas Charity Advocates), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Royal, III, Alfonso D.  Director, Charitable Bingo Operations Division (Texas Lottery

                                 Commission), Austin, TX

            HB 2612

                  FOR:

                                 Donnelly, Rosemarie  Assistant County Attorney (Harris  County Attorney's Office),

                                 Houston, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Warndof, Donna  Director of Legislative Relations (Harris County), Houston, TX

                  ON:

                                 Singer, Paul  Consumer Protection Deputy Division Chief (Office of the Attorney General),

                                 Austin, TX

            HB 2691

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

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

                                 Fairbrother, Bill  Legislative Chair, TRCCA (TRCCA), Round Rock, TX

                                 Gentry, Karen   (Self), Austin, TX

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris County Clerks Office), Houston, TX

                                 Maxey, Glen  Legislative Director (Texas Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                                 Vera, Alan D.  Chairman (Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security), Houston, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Davis, Chris  Treasurer (Texas Assoc. of Elections Administrators), Georgetown, TX

                                 Parsons, Brad  Campaign Consultant  (Self), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Ingram, Keith  Director, Elections Division (Texas Secretary of State), Austin, TX

            HB 3056

                  FOR:

                                 Corder, Robert  City Manager (City of University Park), Dallas, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

                                 Ferguson, Brandon  Battalion Chief (City of University Park), University Park, TX

                                 Lane, Jr., Olin  Mayor (City of University Park), Dallas, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Stacy, David  Trustee  (Self; Midland FRRF), Midland, TX

                  ON:

                                 Davis, Eric W.  Deputy Executive Director (Texas Municipal Retirement System), Austin,

                                 TX

                                 Howell, Randy  Fire Chief (City of University Park), University Park, TX

            HB 3125

                  FOR:

                                 Ramage, Rob  General Counsel and Director of Gov't Affairs (Texas Motor Speedway -

                                 Speedway Children's Charities), Fort Worth, TX

                                 Zlotnik, Marcie  Owner (The Sugar Land Skeeters), Houston, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Smith, Mark  Founding Partner (Mountain Star Sports Group), El Paso, TX

            HB 3152

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Gentry, Karen  (NARAL), Austin, TX

                                 Gonzales, Sara  V.P. Advocacy and Public Policy (Texas Hospital Association), Austin, TX

                                 Yanas, Christine  Director, Gov't Affairs (Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas),

                                 San Antonio, TX

            HB 3158

                  FOR:

                                 Carlin, Debra  1st Vice President (Dallas Retired Fire Fighters Association), Sunnyvale, TX

                                 Frazier, Frederick  Vice President (Self + Dallas Police Association), Dallas, TX

                                 Friar, Sam  Chairman of the Board of Trustees (Dallas Police and Fire Pension System),

                                 Dallas, TX

                                 Gottschalk, Kelly  Executive Director (Dallas Police and Fire Pension), Dallas, TX

                                 Martinez, Joseph  President (Organization- Dallas Hispanic Firefighter Assoc. + Self),

                                 Dallas, TX

                                 McDade, Jim  President (Dallas Fire Fighters Association), Richardson, TX

                                 Parnell, James  Sec/Treasurer (Self + Dallas Police Association), Dallas, TX

                                 Rawlings, Mike  Mayor (City of Dallas), Dallas, TX

                  ON:

                                 Bailey, B.V. "Pete"  President (Dallas Police Retired Officers Assoc.), Plano, TX

                                 Sanchez, Pat   (Self), Magnolia, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Benitez, Robert  (National Latino Law Enforcement Organization), Ennis, TX

                                 Haigh, Philip  Director (Dallas Regional Chamber), Dallas, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

                                 Morales, Salvador  President (Dallas Association of Hispanic Retired Fire Fighters),

                                 Arlington, TX

                                 Reich, M. Elizabeth  Chief Financial Officer (City of Dallas), Dallas, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Quintero, James  Analyst (Texas Public Policy Foundation), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 -, Anumeha  Exec. Director (Pension Review Board), Austin, TX

                                 Freeman, James   (Self), Royse City, TX

                                 Herbold, Kenneth J.  Staff Attorney (Pension Review Board), Austin, TX

                                 Mond, Josh  General Counsel (Dallas Police + Fire Pension System), Dallas, TX

                                 Muncy, Jill   (Self), Rockwall, TX

                                 Williams, Larry D.  (Dallas Fire Retirees), Midlothian, TX

                  Providing written testimony:

                  FOR:

                                 Thompson, JR, Jere  Chairman (Dallas Citizens Council), Dallas, TX

            HB 3423

                  FOR:

                                 Kiel, Teresa  Guadalupe County Clerk (County and District Clerks Association), Seguin,

                                 TX

            HB 3845

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Cawley, Jennifer  Exec. Director (TX Assoc. of Life and Health Assoc. (TALHL)), Austin,

                                 TX

                                 Hadley, Elizabeth  Attorney (Aflac), Austin, TX

            HB 4034

                  FOR:

                                 Johnson, Ed  Director (Harris County Clerks Office), Houston, TX

                                 Maxey, Glen  Legislative Director (Texas Democratic Party), Austin, TX

                                 Vera, Alan D,  Chairman (Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security), Houston, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Davis, Chris  Treasurer (Texas Assoc. of Elections Administrators), Georgetown, TX

                                 Fairbrother, Bill  Legislative Chair, TRCCA (TRCCA), Round Rock, TX

                  AGAINST:

                                 Parsons, Brad  Campaign Consultant (Self), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Ingram, Keith  Director Elections Division (Texas Secretary of State), Austin, TX

            HB 4035

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Lara, Rene  Legislative Director (Texas AFL-CIO), Austin, TX


                                                                              WITNESS LIST

            State Affairs

            May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

                  ON:

                                 Chambers, Laura  Executive Director, Employee Benefits (The University of Texas

                                 System), Austin, TX

                                 McGinnis, Kevin  Exec. Director (The Texas A&M University System), College Station,

                                 TX

            HCR 101

                  FOR:

                                 Hartman, Eric  Director of Government Relations (Texas AFT (American Federation of

                                 Teachers)), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Exter, Monty  Lobbyist (ATPE), Austin, TX

                                 Ingersoll, Deborah  Lobbyist (Texas State Troopers Association), Austin, TX

                                 Jones, Chris W.  Training Coordinator/Public Affairs (CLEAT/Houston PD Sergeant

                                 (Retired)), Austin, TX

                                 Lara, Rene  Legislative Director (Texas AFL-CIO), Austin, TX

                                 Laudry, Mitch  Deputy Executive Director (Texas Municipal Police Association), Austin,

                                 TX

                                 Lee, Tim  Executive Director (Texas Retired Teachers Association), Austin, TX

                                 Longoria, Ruben  Assistant Director (Texas Association of School Boards), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Arianna  Counsel (Combined Law Enforcement Associations of TX), Austin, TX

                                 Smith, Michelle  Consultant (Texas Association of School Business Officials), Austin, TX

            HJR 10

                  AGAINST:

                                 Saenz, Jonathan  Attorney (Texas Values Action), Austin, TX

                  ON:

                                 Slayton, David  Administrative Director (Office of Court Administration), Austin, TX

                  Registering, but not testifying:

                  FOR:

                                 Christian, George Scott  Attorney (Texas Association of Defense Counsel), Austin, TX

                                 Vera, Alan D.  Chairman (HCRP Ballot Security), Houston, TX