Section 5123.603 | Joint committee to examine protection and advocacy system.
(A) Every two years, the president of the senate and speaker of the house of representative shall establish a joint committee to examine the activities of the state's protection and advocacy system and client assistance program.
(B)(1) The joint committee shall consist of three members of the senate appointed by the senate president, two from the majority party and one from the minority party, and three members of the house of representatives, two from the majority party and one from the minority party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. The senate president and speaker of the house of representatives also shall determine the dates on which members' terms on the joint committee are to begin and end. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of the original appointments. In odd-numbered years, the senate president shall designate a member of the senate as the chairperson of the committee and in even-numbered years, the speaker of the house of representatives shall designate a member of the house of representatives as the chairperson of the joint committee.
(2) In its sole discretion, the current entity serving as the state's protection and advocacy system and client assistance program may appear before, and offer testimony to, the joint committee.
(C) Every two years, the senate president and speaker of the house of representatives shall specify a deadline for the joint committee to complete a new report containing the joint committee's recommendations, if any. The joint committee shall submit the report to the senate president, speaker of the house of representatives, governor, and joint medicaid oversight committee by the deadline.
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