H.R. 5815 (109th): Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2006

Introduced:
Jul 17, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Passed House) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 13, 2006 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced
Jul 17, 2006
Reported by Committee
Jul 20, 2006
Passed House
Sep 13, 2006
 
Sponsor
Henry Brown Jr.
Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Sep 14, 2006
Length
21 pages
Related Bills
S. 3421 (Related)
Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006

Signed by the President
Dec 22, 2006

 
Full Title

To authorize major medical facility projects and major medical facility leases for the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Senate Veterans' Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


9/13/2006--Passed House amended.
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2006 -
Section2 -
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a major medical facility project (project) for restoration of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.
Section3 -
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into an agreement with:
(1) Louisiana State University to design, construct, and operate a joint-use medical facility in or near New Orleans, Louisiana, to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New Orleans damaged by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005; and
(2) the Medical University of South Carolina to design, construct, and operate a joint-use medical facility in Charleston, South Carolina, to replace the Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston.
Section5 -
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into an agreement to purchase a site for the replacement of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado. Requires a report from the Secretary to the congressional veterans' committees on options available for the replacement facility.
Section6 -
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out specified projects in connection with the Capital Asset Realignment Initiative (Initiative) in Alaska, California, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Section7 -
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out specified major medical facility leases in: (1) FY2006 in Indiana, Maryland, and Texas; and (2) FY2007 in Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, and Texas.
Section8 -
Authorizes appropriations for: (1) FY2006 projects; (2) projects under the Initiative; and (3) major medical facility leases.
Section9 -
Expresses the sense of Congress recognizing the need for veterans' medical facility improvements in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Requires a report from the Secretary to the veterans' committees on options available for replacing the current Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Juan.
Section10 -
Authorizes the Secretary to convey to the city of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, a portion of Tower Park in Fort Thomas.
Section11 -
Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the position of Director, Construction and Facilities Management, with responsibility for: (1) construction and facilities management across the VA; and (2) all VA major and minor construction projects.
Section12 -
Directs the Secretary to submit to the veterans' committees: (1) a business plan for enhanced access to outpatient care for primary, mental health, and specialty care in the areas of Lewiston-Auburn, Houlton, and Dover-Foxcroft in Maine and Whiteside County, Illinois; and (2) a report identifying and outlining options available for the placement of a VA medical center in Okaloosa County, Florida.

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