Amend CSHB 3343, committee printing, as follows:
      (1)  On page 10, between lines 1 and 2 insert the following:
            (4)  placed into a medical savings account that meets
the requirements of Section 5 of this article;
      (2)  On page 10, line 3, strike "(4)" and substitute "(5)".
      (3)  On page 10, line 4, strike "Subdivisions (1)-(3)" and
substitute "Subdivisions (1)-(4)".
      (4)  On page 11, between lines 4 and 5, insert the following:
      Sec. 5.  MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT. (a)  In this section,
"qualified health care expense" means an expense paid by an
employee for medical care, as defined by 26 U.S.C. Section 213(d),
as amended, for the employee or the employee's dependents, as
defined by 26 U.S.C. Section 152, as amended.
      (b)  The trustee, by rule, shall specify the requirements for
the medical savings account established under this article.
      (c)  The trustee shall request in writing a ruling or opinion
from the Internal Revenue Service as to whether the medical savings
accounts adopted under this article and the state rules governing
those accounts qualify the accounts for appropriate federal tax
exemptions.  Based on the response of the Internal Revenue Service,
the trustee shall:
            (1)  modify the rules, plans, and procedures adopted
under this section as necessary to ensure the qualification of
those accounts for appropriate federal tax exemptions; and
            (2)  certify the information regarding federal tax
qualifications to the comptroller.
      (d)  An employee who elects under Section 3(a) of this
article to have state funds distributed under this article placed
in a medical savings account may use the money in that account only
for a qualified health care expense.