HBA-TYH H.B. 2682 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2682 By: Coleman County Affairs 4/5/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Harris County Hospital District provides health care to more than 340,000 patients a year with a budget of more than $445 million but has never undergone a performance review to identify potential savings and administrative efficiencies that could be achieved. H.B. 2682 authorizes the creation of a commission to study the Harris County Hospital District and report the results to the legislature by November 1, 2000. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. COMMISSION TO STUDY AND REPORT ON HARRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT. Defines "commission" and "district." Provides that a commission is created for the district to assist this state in studying that district. Sets forth the composition of the commission. Provides that a member of the commission serves at the will of the appointing person. Requires the governor to appoint a public member of the commission to serve as presiding officer, and requires members of the commission to elect any other necessary officers. Requires the commission to meet at the call of the presiding officer. Provides that a member of the commission receives no compensation for serving on the commission. Requires the commission to study the enumerated topics. Requires the commission, not later than November 1, 2000, to file a report containing the results of the study with the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives. SECTION 2. APPOINTMENTS. Requires each appointment to a study commission created under this Act to be made by July 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.