Bill Text: TX SB2480 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to the establishment of the Medicaid Waiver Legislative Oversight Committee.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-07 - Referred to House Administration [SB2480 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB2480-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: Kolkhorst S.B. No. 2480
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the establishment of the Medicaid Waiver Legislative
  Oversight Committee.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter E, Chapter 531, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 531.172 to read as follows:
         Sec. 531.172.  MEDICAID WAIVER LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT
  COMMITTEE. (a)  In this section:
               (1)  "Committee" means the Medicaid Waiver Legislative
  Oversight Committee established under this section.
               (2)  "Section 1115 waiver" means the Texas Healthcare
  Transformation and Quality Improvement Program waiver under
  Section 1115 of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section
  1315).
         (b)  The Medicaid Waiver Legislative Oversight Committee is
  created to oversee and advise the commission regarding the Section
  1115 waiver and the commission's negotiations with the Centers for
  Medicare and Medicaid Services or other appropriate federal agency
  to renew the waiver, including the extension or renewal of the
  uncompensated care pool and the transition plan for the delivery
  system that will succeed the Delivery System Reform Incentive
  Payment (DSRIP) program.
         (c)  The committee is composed of eight members, as follows:
               (1)  four members of the senate, appointed by the
  lieutenant governor; and
               (2)  four members of the house of representatives,
  appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
         (d)  A member of the committee serves at the pleasure of the
  appointing official.
         (e)  The lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of
  representatives shall each designate a co-chair from among the
  committee members.
         (f)  A member of the committee may not receive compensation
  for serving on the committee but is entitled to reimbursement for
  travel expenses incurred by the member while conducting the
  business of the committee as provided by the General Appropriations
  Act.
         (g)  The committee shall:
               (1)  oversee the Section 1115 waiver and facilitate the
  design and development of the renewed waiver;
               (2)  meet at the call of the co-chairs; and
               (3)  research, take public testimony, and issue reports
  requested by the lieutenant governor or speaker of the house of
  representatives.
         (h)  The committee may request reports and other information
  from the commission.
         (i)  The committee shall use existing staff of the senate,
  the house of representatives, and the Texas Legislative Council to
  assist the committee in performing its duties under this section.
         (j)  On September 1, 2023, the committee is abolished and
  this section expires.
         SECTION 2.  Not later than October 1, 2019, the lieutenant
  governor and the speaker of the house of representatives shall
  appoint the members of the Medicaid Waiver Legislative Oversight
  Committee as required by Section 531.172(c), Government Code, as
  added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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