Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/603

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PUBLIC LAW 106-402—OCT. 30, 2000 114 STAT. 1701 (M) STATE QUALITY ASSURANCE. —The plan shall provide assurances that the Council will participate in the planning, design or redesign, and monitoring of State quality assurance systems that affect individuals with developmental disabilities. (N) OTHER ASSURANCES. —The plan shall contain such additional information and assurances as the Secretary may find necessary to carry out the provisions (including the purpose) of this subtitle. (d) PUBLIC INPUT AND REVIEW, SUBMISSION, AND APPROVAL.— (1) PUBLIC INPUT AND REVIEW.— The plan shall be based on public input. The Council shall mgike the plan available for public review and comment, after providing appropriate and sufficient notice in accessible formats of the opportiuiity for such review and comment. The Council shall revise the plan to take into account and respond to significant comments. (2) CONSULTATION WITH THE DESIGNATED STATE AGENCY. — Before the plan is submitted to the Secretary, the Council j shall consult with the designated State agency to ensure that the State plan is consistent with State law and to obtain appropriate State plan assurances. (3) PLAN APPROVAL. —The Secretary shall approve any State plan and, as appropriate, amendments of such plan that comply with the provisions of subsections (a), (b), and (c) and this subsection. The Secretary may take final action to disapprove a State plan after providing reasonable notice and an opportunity for a hearing to the State. SEC. 125. STATE COUNCILS ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND 42 USC 15025. DESIGNATED STATE AGENCIES. (a) IN GENERAL.— Each State that receives assistance under this subtitle shall establish and maintain a Council to undertake advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change activities (consistent with subsections (b) and (c) of section 101) that contribute to a coordinated, consumer- and family-centered, consumer- and family-directed, comprehensive system of community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that contribute to the achievement of the purpose of this subtitle. The Council shall have the authority to fulfill the responsibilities described in subsection (c). (b) COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP. — (1) COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS.— (A) IN GENERAL.— The members of the Council of a State shall be appointed by the Governor of the State from among the residents of that State. (B) RECOMMENDATIONS.— The Governor shall select members of the Council, at the discretion of the Governor, after soliciting recommendations from organizations representing a broad range of individuals with developmental disabilities and individuals interested in individuals with developmental disabilities, including the non-State agency members of the Council. The Council may, at the initiative of the Council, or on the request of the Governor, coordinate Council and public input to the Governor regarding all recommendations. (C) REPRESENTATION.— The membership of the Council shall be geographically representative of the State and