Federal - HR 5099

Communities Helping Invest through Property & Improvements Needed for Vetereans

Introduced

April 28, 2016

Description

A bill to establish a pilot program on partnership agreements to construct new facilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 4

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  • Dec. 16, 2016 — Became Public Law, PL 114-294, 130 Stat. 1504.

  • Dec. 16, 2016 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H7632

  • Dec. 15, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S19

  • Dec. 14, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H7589, H7613

  • Dec. 10, 2016 — Measure cleared for the president. (In the legislative day that began on Dec. 9, 2016.) Congressional Record p. S7128

  • Dec. 10, 2016 — Measure passed in the Senate by voice vote. (In the legislative day that began on Dec. 9, 2016.) Congressional Record p. S7128

  • Dec. 10, 2016 — Considered by the Senate. (In the legislative day that began on Dec. 9, 2016.) Congressional Record p. S7128

  • Dec. 8, 2016 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S6920

  • Dec. 7, 2016 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H7303-H7306

  • Dec. 7, 2016 — Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7303-H7306

  • Nov. 14, 2016 — Reported to the House amended by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-814Congressional Record p. H6177

  • Sept. 21, 2016 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.

    Sept. 21, 2016 — Committee Vote: VA Property Donation Agreements — Leased VA Facility Approval
      Brownley, D-Calif. —

    Amendment to the Walz substitute amendment that would allow the Veterans Affairs Department to use appropriated funds to lease medical facilities with resolutions from the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees as opposed to authorizing legislation.

    Amendment to the Walz substitute amendment that would allow the Veterans Affairs Department to use appropriated funds to lease medical facilities with resolutions from the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees as opposed to authorizing legislation.

    Withdrawn.

    Sept. 21, 2016 — Committee Vote: VA Property Donation Agreements — Substitute Amendment
      Walz, D-Minn. —

    Substitute amendment that would strike a provision from the bill to require that one of the Veterans Affairs Department facilities selected under this pilot program be in Omaha, Neb.

    It would strike a provision from the bill to require the establishment of a board of directors to oversee the donation and construction of facilities.

    It would limit the provisions of the bill to only VA medical facilities.

    It would make clarifying changes to the application process and agreement requirements required between the VA and non-federal agencies and entities.

    Substitute amendment that would strike a provision from the bill to require that one of the Veterans Affairs Department facilities selected under this pilot program be in Omaha, Neb.

    It would strike a provision from the bill to require the establishment of a board of directors to oversee the donation and construction of facilities.

    It would limit the provisions of the bill to only VA medical facilities.

    It would make clarifying changes to the application process and agreement requirements required between the VA and non-federal agencies and entities.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Sept. 21, 2016 — Committee Vote: VA Property Donation Agreements — Vote to Report

    Authorizes a pilot program that would allow the Veterans Affairs Department to accept up to five donations of property and facilities from state or local entities, private corporations, private donors, or non-profit organizations.

    It would permit the VA to accept property donations if funds have been appropriated for a relevant project that uses the property and the property and facilities to meet a VA need. The bill would require the donor of the property to enter a formal agreement with the VA that does not add costs to the federal government.

    It also would require the donor of the property to conduct all required environmental and historic preservation diligence, comply with local zoning laws, obtain permits and comply with VA construction standards under the formal agreement with the VA.

    As amended, the measure would prohibit the VA from paying rent or fees to the donor for the use of its property.

    As amended, it also would prohibit the VA from providing additional funds to the donor to help finance, design or construct a facility beyond the original appropriated funds at the date the agreement was entered into.

    It would establish an application process for donors wishing to participate in this pilot program.

    It would require the VA to include information on this program in its annual budget request.

    As amended, it also would require the Government Accountability Office to report on this program to Congress every two years.

    As amended, the bill would terminate the pilot program after five years.

    Authorizes a pilot program that would allow the Veterans Affairs Department to accept up to five donations of property and facilities from state or local entities, private corporations, private donors, or non-profit organizations.

    It would permit the VA to accept property donations if funds have been appropriated for a relevant project that uses the property and the property and facilities to meet a VA need. The bill would require the donor of the property to enter a formal agreement with the VA that does not add costs to the federal government.

    It also would require the donor of the property to conduct all required environmental and historic preservation diligence, comply with local zoning laws, obtain permits and comply with VA construction standards under the formal agreement with the VA.

    As amended, the measure would prohibit the VA from paying rent or fees to the donor for the use of its property.

    As amended, it also would prohibit the VA from providing additional funds to the donor to help finance, design or construct a facility beyond the original appropriated funds at the date the agreement was entered into.

    It would establish an application process for donors wishing to participate in this pilot program.

    It would require the VA to include information on this program in its annual budget request.

    As amended, it also would require the Government Accountability Office to report on this program to Congress every two years.

    As amended, the bill would terminate the pilot program after five years.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • April 28, 2016 — Original cosponsor(s): 4

    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Walz, (D-Minn.)
    Smith, Adrian (R-Neb.)Young, D. (R-Iowa)
  • April 28, 2016 — Read twice and referred to: House Veterans' Affairs.Congressional Record p. H2108