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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.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
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.