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H.R. 2353 (104th): An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain programs and activities, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 25, 1996 (Passed the Senate with an Amendment).


HR 2353 EAS

In the Senate of the United States,

January 5 (legislative day, January 3), 1996.

Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 2353) entitled ‘An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring authorities of the Department of Veterans Affairs relating to delivery of health and medical care, and for other purposes.’, do pass with the following

AMENDMENTS:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF EXPIRING AUTHORITIES.

    (a) AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE PRIORITY HEALTH CARE FOR CERTAIN VETERANS EXPOSED TO TOXIC SUBSTANCES- (1) Effective June 29, 1995, section 1710(e)(3) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out ‘after June 30, 1995,’ and all that follows through ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘after December 31, 1996’.

    (2) Section 1712(a)(1)(D) of such title is amended by striking out ‘December 31, 1995,’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1996,’.

    (b) DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE- Section 1720A(e) of such title is amended by striking out ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997’.

    (c) PILOT PROGRAM FOR NONINSTITUTIONAL ALTERNATIVES TO NURSING HOME CARE- Section 1720C(a) of such title is amended by striking out ‘September 30, 1995,’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997,’.

    (d) NEGOTIATED INTEREST RATES- Section 3703(c)(4)(D) of such title is amended by striking out ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997’.

    (e) MORTGAGES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT IMPROVEMENTS- Section 3710(d)(7) of such title is amended by striking out ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997’.

    (f) ENHANCED LOAN ASSET SALE AUTHORITY- Section 3720(h)(2) of such title is amended by striking out ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1996’.

    (g) AUTHORITY OF LENDERS OF AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEED LOANS TO REVIEW APPRAISALS- Section 3731(f)(3) of such title is amended by striking out ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997’.

    (h) AGREEMENTS FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR HOMELESS VETERANS- Section 3735(c) of such title is amended by striking out ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997’.

    (i) USE OF DATA ON COMPENSATION FOR CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS- Effective March 31, 1995, section 7451(d)(3)(C)(iii) of such title is amended by striking out ‘April 1, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997’.

    (j) HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM- Section 7618 of such title is amended by striking out ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997’.

    (k) ENHANCED-USE LEASES OF REAL PROPERTY- Section 8169 of such title is amended by striking out ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997’.

    (l) AUTHORITY FOR COMMUNITY-BASED RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR HOMELESS CHRONICALLY MENTALLY ILL VETERANS AND OTHER VETERANS- Section 115(d) of the Veterans’ Benefits and Services Act of 1988 (38 U.S.C. 1712 note) is amended by striking out ‘September 30, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997’.

    (m) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM OF COMPENSATED WORK THERAPY- Section 7(a) of Public Law 102-54 (38 U.S.C. 1718 note) is amended by striking out ‘fiscal years 1991 through 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘the period beginning on October 1, 1991, and ending on December 31, 1997,’.

    (n) AUTHORITY TO MAKE GRANTS FOR ASSISTANCE IN FURNISHING SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE TO HOMELESS VETERANS- (1) Section 3(a) of the Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Service Programs Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-590; 106 Stat. 5136; 38 U.S.C. 7721 note) is amended by striking out ‘fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995,’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘fiscal years 1993 through 1997,’.

    (2) Section 12 of such Act (106 Stat. 5142) is amended by striking out ‘each of the fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘each of fiscal years 1993 through 1997’.

    (o) HOMELESS VETERANS’ REINTEGRATION PROJECTS- (1) Section 738(e)(1) of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11448(e)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(D) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1996.

      ‘(E) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1997.’.

    (2) Section 741 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 11450) is amended by striking out ‘October 1, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘October 1, 1997’.

    (p) EFFECTIVE DATE- Except as provided in subsections (a)(1) and (i), the amendments made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 1995.

    (q) RATIFICATION OF ACTIONS- The following actions are hereby ratified:

      (1) The furnishing by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of care and services by virtue of section 1710(a)(1)(G) of title 38, United States Code, during the period beginning on July 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

      (2) The furnishing by the Secretary of services in noninstitutional settings by virtue of section 1720C of such title during the period beginning on October 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

      (3) The use by any director of a Department of Veterans Affairs health-care facility of data on rates of compensation paid to certified nurse anesthetists in a labor market area under section 7451(d)(3)(C) of such title during the period beginning on April 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

      (4) The furnishing by the Secretary of care for homeless chronically mentally ill and other veterans by virtue of section 115 of the Veterans’ Benefits and Services Act of 1988 (38 U.S.C. 1712 note) during the period beginning on October 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

      (5) The furnishing by the Secretary of work therapy and therapeutic transitional housing by virtue of section 7 of Public Law 102-54 (38 U.S.C. 1718 note) during the period beginning on October 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

      (6) Grants made by the Secretary to furnish services to veterans under section 3 of the Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Services Programs Act of 1992 (38 U.S.C. 7721 note) during the period beginning on October 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

Amend the title so as to read: ‘An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain programs and activities, and for other purposes.’.

Attest:

Secretary.

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104th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 2353

AMENDMENTS