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Amend CSHB 2292 by striking SECTION 1.22 of the bill (Senate 
committee printing, page 28, line 62 through page 29, line 37) and 
substituting the following:
	SECTION 1.22.  HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TRANSITION 
LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.  (a)  The Health and Human 
Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee is created to 
facilitate the transfer of powers, duties, functions, programs, and 
activities among the state's health and human services agencies and 
the Health and Human Services Commission as provided by this 
article with a minimal negative effect on the delivery of those 
services in this state.
	(b)  The committee is composed of 9 members, as follows:                       
(1)  three members of the Senate, appointed by the 
Lieutenant Governor not later than October 1, 2003;
(2)  three members of the House of Representatives, 
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives not later 
than October 1, 2003; and
(3)  three members of the public, appointed by the 
Governor not later than October 1, 2003.
	(c)  A member of the committee serves at the pleasure of the 
appointing official.
	(d)  The Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives shall each designate a co-chair from among their 
respective appointments.
	(e)  A member of the council may not receive compensation for 
serving on the council but is entitled to reimbursement for travel 
expenses incurred by the member while conducting the business of 
the council as provided by the General Appropriations Act.
	(f)  The committee shall:                                                      
(1)  facilitate the transfer of powers, duties, 
functions, programs, and activities among the state's health and 
human services agencies and the Health and Human Services 
Commission as provided by statute with a minimal negative effect on 
the delivery of those services in this state;
(2)  with assistance from the Health and Human 
Services Commission and the health and human services agencies, 
advise the executive commissioner of health and human services 
concerning:
(A)  the powers, duties, functions, programs, 
and activities transferred under this article and the funds and 
obligations that are related to the powers, duties, functions, 
programs, or activities; and
(B)  the transfer of the powers, duties, 
functions, programs, activities, records, property, funds, 
obligations, and employees by the entities required by statute;
(3)  meet at the call of the presiding officers;                                
(4)  receive information about rules proposed or 
adopted by the Health and Human Services Commission and the health 
and human services agencies;
(5)  research, take public testimony, and issue 
reports on other appropriate issues or specific issues requested by 
the Lieutenant Governor, Speaker, or Governor; and
(6)  review specific recommendations for legislation 
proposed by the Health and Human Services Commission and the health 
and human services agencies relating to health and human service 
rules and regulations and other appropriate issues.
	(g)  The committee shall monitor the effectiveness and 
efficiency of the health and human service system of this state.
	(h)  The committee may request reports and other information 
from the department and the attorney general relating to health and 
human service of this state and other appropriate issues.
	(i)  The committee shall use existing staff resources of the 
Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Texas Legislative 
Council to assist the committee in performing its duties under this 
section.
	(j)  Chapter 551, Government Code, applies to the council.                     
	(k)  The committee shall report to the Governor, Lieutenant 
Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives not later 
than November 15 of each even-numbered year.  The report must 
include:
(1)  identification of significant issues within the 
health and human service delivery system, with recommendations for 
action;
(2)  the effectiveness and efficiency of the health 
and human service delivery system, with recommendations for any 
necessary research; and
(3)  recommendations for legislative action.