Amend the joint resolution, further, SECTION 1(B) page 1, line 31 after /law./ by inserting:
/ (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (B)(1), the department may not reduce provider rates or increase fees from their current levels, until the department has provided notice of the proposed rate reduction or fee increase and has given a minimum of thirty days from the date of notification to comment and submit questions. Following this thirty-day comment period, the department must take a minimum of thirty days to review and respond to comments and answer questions. The department must not implement the provider rate reduction or fee increase until a minimum of sixty days has elapsed from the date of notification or the total amount of time allowed for commenting and responding has elapsed./
Amend the joint resolution, further, SECTION 2, line 34 after /Governor/ by inserting /except that Section 1(B)(2) takes effect July 1, 2011./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.