Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 530, after line 18, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:
/ (GP: Select Committee on Budget Dependence of Federal Funding) There is created the Select Committee on Budget Dependence on Federal Funding to conduct a study on the state budget that is funded by federal money and to evaluate the effects on the state budget if federal fiscal policy necessitates a significant reduction in or elimination of federal funding for state governments. The committee shall create a plan to address the loss of federal money, including federal Medicaid matching money and federal social security payments, and to maintain benefit programs and other essential state services if federal fiscal policy necessitates a significant reduction in or elimination of federal funding for state governments.
The Select Committee shall be composed of the Lieutenant Governor, or his designee, who shall serve as Chairman of the committee; three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; three members of the Senate, appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, including the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee or his designee; the Comptroller General, or his designee; and the State Treasurer, or his designee.
The committee must meet as soon as practicable after the appointment of its members. The committee shall organize itself by electing officers as the committee may consider necessary. Members shall serve without compensation, but may receive the usual mileage as is provided by law for members of state boards, commissions, and committees.
The committee shall submit a report based on its findings to the Governor, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on or before January 1, 2014. The committee shall terminate on May 31, 2014. /
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