TEXPERS experts are frequently called to testify to the Texas Pensions Review Board, the Texas House Pensions Committee, and other official groups. Our experts' testimony is provided below. They offer good background information on pension matters in Texas.

TEXPERS executive director Art Alfaro testifies the association's neutrality on Texas House Bill 867 (87th legislative session) during a public hearing on March 8, 2021 by the Texas Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues. The bill is related to the issuance of a qualified domestic relations order for the payment of spousal maintenance and child support obligations. View Alfaro's statements at 12:45 into the recording.

TEXPERS Past Executive Director, Max Patterson, testifies in 2014 to Texas House Pensions Committee on GASB rule changes. Read the full text of Patterson's remarks here.
Max Patterson is seated in the middle of three men facing the Texas House Pensions Committee on July 9. His testimony can be heard at the 56:24 mark in this tape of the meeting hosted by the Texas Legislature

TEXPERS Board Chair Testifies in 2012 to the Texas House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services. TEXPERS Past Board President, Eyna Canales-Zarate, provided testimony to the Texas House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services on the organization and well-being of most Texas pensions. 

Complete Submitted Testimony  |  Abbreviated Speech