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Text of To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to notify Congress of conferences sponsored ...

...of conferences sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 11, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 22, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2302

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 22, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to notify Congress of conferences sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

1.

Notification to Congress of conferences sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs

(a)

In general

Subchapter I of chapter 5 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

517.

Notification to Congress of conferences sponsored by the Department

(a)

Notification

Not later than 180 days before the date on which a covered conference begins, the Secretary shall notify the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate of such conference, including the estimated costs to the Department.

(b)

Report on costs

Not later than 60 days after the date on which a covered conference ends, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate a report that includes an accounting of the final costs of the conference to the Department.

(c)

Covered conference defined

In this section, the term covered conference means a conference, meeting, or other similar forum that is sponsored or co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is—

(1)

held for a period of three or more days, beginning at the time of initial on-site registration and ending at the time the final event is completed;

(2)

attended by 20 or more individuals, including one or more employees of the Department; or

(3)

estimated to cost the Department at least $5,000, including costs related to—

(A)

transportation and parking;

(B)

per diem payments;

(C)

lodging;

(D)

rental of halls, auditoriums, or other spaces;

(E)

rental of equipment;

(F)

refreshments;

(G)

entertainment;

(H)

contractors; and

(I)

brochures or other printed media.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding after the item relating to section 516 the following:

517. Notification to Congress of conferences sponsored by the Department.

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