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      By Naishtat                                     H.B. No. 3427

                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

 1-1                                   AN ACT

 1-2     relating to eligibility determination and service delivery of

 1-3     health and human services.


 1-5           SECTION 1.  Section 9.12(d), Chapter 655, Acts of the 74th

 1-6     Legislature, Regular Session, 1995, is amended to read as follows:

 1-7           (d)  The [In consultation and coordination with the State

 1-8     Council on Competitive Government, the] commission shall make and

 1-9     implement recommendations on services or functions of the

1-10     integrated eligibility determination [and service delivery] system

1-11     that could be provided more effectively through the use of

1-12     competitive bidding or by contracting with local governments and

1-13     other appropriate entities.  If the commission determines that

1-14     private contracting may be effective, the commission may automate

1-15     the determination of client eligibility by contracting with a

1-16     private firm to design and develop computer hardware and software

1-17     for and provide technical support related to the integrated

1-18     eligibility determination system [conduct application processing].

1-19           SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the

1-20     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an

1-21     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the

1-22     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several

1-23     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,

1-24     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its

 2-1     passage, and it is so enacted.