Amend CSHB 3343, committee printing, on page 5, between lines 11 and 12, by inserting the following: (c) In determining the number of employees of a school district for purposes of Subsections (a) and (b) of this section, school districts that, on August 1, 2001, are members of a risk pool established under the authority of Chapter 172, Local Government Code, as provided by Section 22.004, Education Code, may elect to be treated as a single unit. A school district shall elect whether to be considered as a member of a risk pool under this section by notifying the trustee not later than September 1, 2001. (d) A risk pool that provides group health coverage to 500 or fewer school district employees is subject to Subsection (a) of this section, and effective September 1, 2002, the group health coverage of the school districts that are members of such a risk pool is subject to Section 4 of this article. (d-1) A risk pool that provides group health coverage to more than 500 school district employees but fewer than 1000 employees that elects to participate as provided by Subsection (a-1) of this section must notify the trustee not later than September 30, 2001 as provided by that subsection. This subsection expires January 1, 2002. (e) A school district with 500 or fewer employees that is a member of a risk pool described by Subsection (c) of this section that provides group health coverage to more than 500 school district employees must elect, not later than September 1, 2001, whether to be treated as a school district with 500 or fewer employees or as part of a unit with more than 500 employees. The school district must notify the trustee of the election, in the manner prescribed by the trustee, not later than September 1, 2001.