H. R. 4608
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 24, 2012
Mr. Rigell (for himself and Mr. Scott of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend title 10, United States Code, to improve oversight and accountability for military housing projects carried out using the alternative authority provided by subchapter IV of chapter 169 of such title.
This Act may be cited as the
Military Housing Oversight and
Sustainment oversight and accountability for military housing privatization projects and related annual reporting requirements
Sustainment oversight and accountability for privatization projects
Oversight and accountability measures
Subchapter IV of chapter 169 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 2885 the following new section:
Oversight and accountability for privatization projects: sustainment
Oversight and Accountability Measures
Each Secretary concerned shall prescribe regulations to effectively oversee and manage a military housing privatization project carried out under this subchapter during the sustainment phase of the project following completion of the construction or renovation of the housing units. The regulations shall include the following requirements for each privatization project:
The financial health and performance of the military housing privatization project, including the debt-coverage ratio of the project and occupancy rates for the constructed or renovated housing units.
A resident satisfaction assessment of the privatization project.
An assessment of the backlog of maintenance and repair.
The Secretary concerned or designated representative shall ensure that the project owner, developer, or general contractor that is selected for each military housing privatization initiative project has sustainment experience commensurate with that required to maintain the project.
Section 2885(a) of
such title is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by inserting before
the period at the end of the first sentence the following:
course of the construction or renovation of the housing units.
The heading of section 2885 of such title is amended to read as follows:
Oversight and accountability for privatization projects: construction
Table of sections
The table of sections at the beginning of subchapter IV of chapter 169 of such title is amended by striking the item relating to section 2885 and inserting the following new items:
2885. Oversight and accountability for privatization projects: construction.
2885a. Oversight and accountability for privatization projects: sustainment.
Annual reporting requirements
Section 2884(b) of such title is amended—
by striking paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (7);
by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (8) as paragraphs (2), (3), and (4), respectively; and
by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:
A trend analysis of the backlog of maintenance and repair for each privatization project, including the total cost of the operation, maintenance, and repair costs associated with each project.
If the debt associated with a privatization project exceeds net operating income or the occupancy rates for the constructed or renovated housing units are below 75 percent for any sustained period of more than one year, a report regarding the plan to mitigate the financial risk of the project.