(A) There is hereby created the joint legislative committee on medicaid technology and reform. The committee may review or study any matter that it considers relevant to the operation of the medicaid program established under Chapter 5111. of the Revised Code, with priority given to the study or review of mechanisms to enhance the program's effectiveness through improved technology systems and program reform.
(B) The committee shall consist of five members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and five members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate. Not more than three members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and not more than three members appointed by the president of the senate may be of the same political party.
Each member of the committee shall hold office during the general assembly in which the member is appointed and until a successor has been appointed, notwithstanding the adjournment sine die of the general assembly in which the member was appointed or the expiration of the member's term as a member of the general assembly. Any vacancies occurring among the members of the committee shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment.
(C) The committee has the same powers as other standing or select committees of the general assembly. The committee may employ an executive director.
Effective Date: 06-30-2005