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Text of the Military Housing Oversight and Accountability Act

This bill was introduced on April 24, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 24, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4608

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 24, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Scott of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Military Housing Oversight and Accountability Act.

2.

Sustainment oversight and accountability for military housing privatization projects and related annual reporting requirements

(a)

Sustainment oversight and accountability for privatization projects

(1)

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:

2885a.

Oversight and accountability for privatization projects: sustainment

(a)

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:

(1)

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.

(2)

A resident satisfaction assessment of the privatization project.

(3)

An assessment of the backlog of maintenance and repair.

(b)

Required qualifications

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.

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(2)

Conforming amendment

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: during the course of the construction or renovation of the housing units.

(3)

Clerical amendments

(A)

Section heading

The heading of section 2885 of such title is amended to read as follows:

2885.

Oversight and accountability for privatization projects: construction

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(B)

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.

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(b)

Annual reporting requirements

Section 2884(b) of such title is amended—

(1)

by striking paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (7);

(2)

by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (8) as paragraphs (2), (3), and (4), respectively; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:

(5)

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.

(6)

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.

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