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S. 412 (113th): Keep Our Commitment to Veterans Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 28, 2013 (Introduced).


II

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 412

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 28, 2013

(for herself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Lautenberg, Ms. Warren, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Blumenthal, and Mr. Cowan) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To authorize certain major medical facility leases for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Keep Our Commitment to Veterans Act .

2.

Authorization of fiscal years 2013 and 2014 major medical facility leases

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may carry out the following major medical facility leases in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 at the locations specified:

(1)

A clinical research and pharmacy coordinating center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

(2)

A community based outpatient clinic, Brick, New Jersey.

(3)

A new primary care and dental clinic annex, Charleston, South Carolina.

(4)

The Cobb County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Cobb County, Georgia.

(5)

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.

(6)

A community based outpatient clinic, Lafayette, Louisiana.

(7)

A community based outpatient clinic, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

(8)

Outpatient clinic consolidation, New Port Richey, Florida.

(9)

An outpatient clinic, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

(10)

Lease consolidation, San Antonio, Texas.

(11)

The Errera Community Care Center, West Haven, Connecticut.

(12)

The Worchester Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Worchester, Massachusetts.

3.

Authorization in reduced amounts for major medical 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 , approved October 26, 2009 (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 a 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.