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Text of the VA Major Construction Authorization and Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 5, 2012. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 11, 2012 (Introduced).

This is not the latest text of this bill.

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6375

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 11, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To authorize certain Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility projects and leases, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title; table of contents

(a)

Short title

This Act may be cited as the VA Major Construction Authorization and Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2012.

(b)

Table of contents

The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

Sec. 2. References to title 38, United States Code.

Sec. 3. Scoring of budgetary effects.

Title I—Construction authorizations

Sec. 101. Authorization of fiscal year 2013 major medical facility projects.

Sec. 102. Authorization of major medical facility project in Miami, Florida.

Sec. 103. Authorization of fiscal year 2013 major medical facility leases.

Sec. 104. Authorization in reduced amounts for major facility leases previously authorized in prior fiscal years.

Sec. 105. Authorization of appropriations.

Title II—Extensions of certain expiring authorities

Sec. 201. Extension of authority to calculate the net value of real property securing a defaulted loan for purposes of liquidation.

Sec. 202. Extension of authority for operation of the Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in Manila, the Republic of the Philippines.

Sec. 203. Extension of authority to provide treatment, rehabilitation, and certain other services for seriously mentally ill and homeless veterans.

Sec. 204. Extension of authority to provide expanded services to homeless veterans.

Sec. 205. Extension of authority to provide housing assistance for homeless veterans.

Sec. 206. Extension of authority for the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.

Sec. 207. Extension of authority for the performance of medical disability examinations by contract physicians.

2.

References to title 38, United States Code

Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of title 38, United States Code.

3.

Scoring of budgetary effects

The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

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Construction authorizations

101.

Authorization of fiscal year 2013 major medical facility projects

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may carry out the following major medical facility projects in fiscal year 2013 in the amount specified for each project:

(1)

Construction of a mental health building at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, in an amount not to exceed $222,000,000.

(2)

Construction of a spinal cord injury center at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, in an amount not to exceed $155,200,000.

102.

Authorization of major medical facility project in Miami, Florida

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may carry out the major medical facility project described in subsection (b) in an amount not to exceed a total of $41,000,000.

(b)

Project described

The major medical facility project described in this subsection is the renovation of the surgical suite and operating rooms at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, Florida.

103.

Authorization of fiscal year 2013 major medical facility leases

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may carry out the following major medical facility leases in fiscal year 2013 at the locations specified, and in an amount for each lease not to exceed the amount shown for such location:

(1)

For a clinical research and pharmacy coordinating center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, an amount not to exceed $7,281,000.

(2)

For a community based outpatient clinic, Brick, New Jersey, an amount not to exceed $6,314,000.

(3)

For a new primary care and dental clinic annex, Charleston, South Carolina, an amount not to exceed $9,410,000.

(4)

For the Cobb County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Cobb County, Georgia, an amount not to exceed $6,415,000.

(5)

For the Leeward Outpatient Healthcare Access Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, including a co-located clinic with the Department of Defense and the co-location of the Honolulu Regional Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration and the Kapolei Vet Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs, an amount not to exceed $16,453,300.

(6)

For a community based outpatient clinic, Lafayette, Louisiana, an amount not to exceed $3,039,296.

(7)

For a community based outpatient clinic, Lake Charles, Louisiana, an amount not to exceed $2,312,128.

(8)

For outpatient clinic consolidation, New Port Richey, Florida, an amount not to exceed $11,373,000.

(9)

For an outpatient clinic, Ponce, Puerto Rico, an amount not to exceed $15,325,500.

(10)

For lease consolidation, San Antonio, Texas, an amount not to exceed $21,143,000.

(11)

For the Errera Community Care Center, West Haven, Connecticut, an amount not to exceed $4,842,000.

(12)

For the Worchester Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Worchester, Massachusetts, an amount not to exceed $4,249,000.

(b)

Daniel Kahikina Akaka Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Access Center

(1)

Designation

The outpatient healthcare access center in Honolulu, Hawaii, described in subsection (a)(5) shall after the date of the enactment of this Act be known and designated as the Daniel Kahikina Akaka Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Access Center.

(2)

References

Any reference in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States to the center referred to in subsection (b)(1) shall be considered to be a reference to the Daniel Kahikina Akaka Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Access Center.

104.

Authorization in reduced amounts for major facility leases previously authorized in prior fiscal years

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may carry out the following major medical facility leases in fiscal year 2013 at the locations specified, in an amount for each lease not to exceed the amount shown for such location:

(1)

For a community based outpatient clinic, Johnson County, Kansas, authorized by section 1(a)(9) of the Act entitled An Act to authorize major medical facility leases for the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 2010, and for other purposes. (Public Law 111–82; 123 Stat. 2140), an amount not to exceed $2,431,900.

(2)

For the expansion of a community based outpatient clinic, San Diego, California, authorized by section 901(3) of the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–275; 124 Stat. 2894), an amount not to exceed $11,893,505.

(3)

For the expansion of the community based outpatient clinic, Tyler, Texas, authorized by section 7(a)(3) of the Veterans Programs Extension Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–444; 120 Stat. 3312), an amount not to exceed $3,610,775.

105.

Authorization of appropriations

(a)

Authorization of appropriations for construction

There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 2013 or the year in which funds are appropriated for the Construction, Major Projects, account $377,200,000 for the projects authorized in section 101.

(b)

Authorization of appropriations for medical facility leases

There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 2013 or the year in which funds are appropriated for the Medical Facilities account $126,093,404 for the leases authorized in sections 103(a) and 104.

(c)

Limitation

In addition to any limitations under section 8104 of title 38, United States Code, or other provision of law that apply to the projects authorized in section 101 and 102, such projects may only be carried out using—

(1)

funds appropriated for fiscal year 2013 pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in subsection (a) of this section;

(2)

funds available for Construction, Major Projects, for a fiscal year before fiscal year 2013 that remain available for obligation;

(3)

funds available for Construction, Major Projects, for a fiscal year after fiscal year 2013 that remain available for obligation;

(4)

funds appropriated for Construction, Major Projects, for fiscal year 2013 for a category of activity not specific to a project;

(5)

funds appropriated for Construction, Major Projects, for a fiscal year before 2013 for a category of activity not specific to a project; and

(6)

funds appropriated for Construction, Major Projects, for a fiscal year after 2013 for a category of activity not specific to a project.

II

Extensions of certain expiring authorities

201.

Extension of authority to calculate the net value of real property securing a defaulted loan for purposes of liquidation

Section 3732(c)(11) is amended by striking October 1, 2012 and inserting October 1, 2013.

202.

Extension of authority for operation of the Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in Manila, the Republic of the Philippines

Section 315(b) is amended by striking December 31, 2012 and inserting December 31, 2013. Such section 315 shall be carried out as amended by this section notwithstanding the date described in section 151 of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013.

203.

Extension of authority to provide treatment, rehabilitation, and certain other services for seriously mentally ill and homeless veterans

Section 2031(b) is amended by striking December 31, 2012 and inserting December 31, 2013.

204.

Extension of authority to provide expanded services to homeless veterans

Section 2033(d) is amended by striking December 31, 2012 and inserting December 31, 2013.

205.

Extension of authority to provide housing assistance for homeless veterans

Section 2041(c) is amended by striking December 31, 2012 and inserting December 31, 2013.

206.

Extension of authority for the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans

Section 2066(d) is amended by striking December 31, 2012 and inserting December 31, 2013.

207.

Extension of authority for the performance of medical disability examinations by contract physicians

Section 704(c) of the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (38 U.S.C. 5101 note) is amended by striking December 31, 2012 and inserting December 31, 2013.