CHAPTER NO. 835

HOUSE BILL NO. 3096

By Representative Bowers

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 3187

By Senator Dixon

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 3-15-508, relative to the review of proposed legislation by the Select Oversight Committee on TennCare.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 3-15-508, is amended by adding the following as a new subsection to be appropriately designated:

( ) Before the Commissioner of Health may submit a request for an amendment to the waiver or a renewal of the waiver for the TennCare program to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the commissioner shall transmit such proposed amendment to the committee for comment at least thirty (30) days prior to submission of the waiver to the Department of Health and Human Services. No such amendment or renewal request may be submitted or take effect unless the committee has been afforded the opportunity to comment. Since such amendment or renewal requests are legally enforceable when they take effect, the committee shall review such amendments or renewal requests in the same manner as proposed legislation, subject to the thirty (30) day period required by this subsection.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED:

April 13, 1998

APPROVED this day of 1998

Pursuant to Article III, Section 18, of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, the Governor had House Bill No. 3096 in his possession longer than ten (10) days, so therefore the bill becomes law without the Governor's signature.