THE GOVERNOR

Appointments

Appointments for August 5, 2020

Appointed to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Otis W. Jones, Jr. of Houston, Texas (replacing Roberto "Robert" Lay-Su of Sugar Land, whose term expired).

Appointed to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Binoy J. Kurien of Pearland, Texas (replacing Douglas O. Robinson of Coppell, whose term expired).

Appointed to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, for a term to expire February 1, 2022, Suzanne R. Arnold of Garland, Texas (Ms. Arnold is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, for a term to expire February 1, 2022, Janet M. Hoffman of Galveston, Texas (Ms. Hoffman is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, for a term to expire February 1, 2022, Edwin O. "Scooter" Lofton, Jr. of Horseshoe Bay, Texas (replacing Brian A. Bailey of Austin, whose term expired).

Appointed to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, for a term to expire February 1, 2022, Marcela A. Rhoads of Dallas, Texas (Ms. Rhoads is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, for a term to expire February 1, 2022, John D. "Johnny" Scholl, III, of Claude, Texas (replacing Randall R. "Randy" Childers of Hewitt, whose term expired).

Appointed to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, for a term to expire February 1, 2022, William F. "Dubb" Smith, III, of Dripping Springs, Texas (Mr. Smith is being reappointed).

Appointments for August 6, 2020

Appointed to the Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council, for a term to expire August 31, 2021, Joel B. "Brandon" Brock, D.N.P. of Sunnyvale, Texas (replacing Darcy J. McMaughan, Ph.D. of College Station, who resigned).

Appointed to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, for a term to expire January 31, 2021, Maria M. Garcia of Plano, Texas (replacing Peggy L. "Lew" Vassberg of Lyford, who resigned).

Appointed to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, for a term to expire January 31, 2021, Dawn Lin of Sugar Land, Texas (replacing Claudine K. Vass of Richmond, who resigned).

Appointed to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, for a term to expire January 31, 2025, Elisabeth Lee "Ellee" Carlson, D.A.O.M. of Garland, Texas (replacing Allen D. Cline of Austin, whose term expired).

Appointed to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, for a term to expire January 31, 2025, Sheri J. Davidson of Houston, Texas (replacing Rachelle L. Webb of Austin, whose term expired).

Designated as presiding officer of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, Donna S. Guthery, D.A.O.M. of Bellaire, Texas (Dr. Guthery is replacing Allen D. Cline of Austin).

Appointments for August 11, 2020

Appointed as presiding officer of the Webb County - City of Laredo Regional Mobility Authority, for a term to expire February 1, 2022, Jed A. Brown of Laredo, Texas (Mr. Brown is being reappointed).

Appointed to the OneStar Foundation, for a term to expire March 15, 2023, George L. Green of New Braunfels, Texas (Mr. Green is being reappointed).

Appointed to the OneStar Foundation, for a term to expire March 15, 2023, Elexis Grimes of Cedar Park, Texas (Ms. Grimes is being reappointed).

Appointed to the OneStar Foundation, for a term to expire March 15, 2023, Shelley R. Rayburn of Fort Worth, Texas (Ms. Rayburn is being reappointed).

Greg Abbott, Governor

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Proclamation 41-3755

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on March 13, 2020, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in the State of Texas; and

WHEREAS, in each subsequent month effective through today, I have issued proclamations renewing the disaster declaration for all Texas counties; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, Dr. John Hellerstedt, has determined that COVID-19 represents a public health disaster within the meaning of Chapter 81 of the Texas Health and Safety Code; and

WHEREAS, I have issued executive orders and suspensions of Texas laws in response to COVID-19, aimed at protecting the health and safety of Texans and ensuring an effective response to this disaster; and

WHEREAS, a state of disaster continues to exist in all counties due to COVID-19;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the disaster proclamation for all counties in Texas.

Pursuant to Section 418.017, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.

Pursuant to Section 418.016, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor. However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency's emergency response that is necessary to cope with this declared disaster, I hereby suspend such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster for that limited purpose.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 8th day of August, 2020.

Greg Abbott, Governor

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Proclamation 41-3756

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, certifying that Hurricane Harvey posed a threat of imminent disaster for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton, and Wilson counties; and

WHEREAS, the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, was subsequently amended on August 26, August 27, August 28, and September 14 to add the following counties to the disaster proclamation: Angelina, Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jasper, Kerr, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Washington, and Willacy; and

WHEREAS, on September 20, 2017, and in each subsequent month effective through today, I issued proclamations renewing the disaster declaration for all counties listed above; and

WHEREAS, due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, a state of disaster continues to exist in those same counties;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the disaster proclamation for the 60 counties listed above.

Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the code, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.

Pursuant to Section 418.016 of the code, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor. However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency's emergency response that is necessary to protect life or property threatened by this declared disaster, I hereby authorize the suspension of such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 8th day of August, 2020.

Greg Abbott, Governor

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