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H.R. 3089 (114th): GONE Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 18, 2015 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 200

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3089

[Report No. 114–264]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 16, 2015

(for himself and Mrs. Lawrence) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

September 18, 2015

Additional sponsor: Mr. Carter of Georgia

September 18, 2015

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on July 16, 2015


A BILL

To close out expired grants, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Grants Oversight and New Efficiency Act or the GONE Act.

2.

Identifying and closing out expired grants

(a)

Expired grant report

(1)

In general

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall instruct the head of each agency, in coordination with the Secretary, to submit to Congress and the Secretary a report, not later than December 31 of the first calendar year beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act, that—

(A)

lists each covered grant held by such agency;

(B)

recommends which of the covered grants described in subparagraph (A) should be closed out; and

(C)

for each covered grant, explains why the covered grant has not been closed out.

(2)

Use of data systems

An agency may use existing multiagency data systems to prepare the report required under paragraph (1).

(3)

Explanation of missing information

If the head of an agency is unable to submit all of the information required to be included in the report under paragraph (1), the report shall include an explanation of why the information is not available, including any shortcomings with existing grant data systems.

(b)

Notice from agencies

(1)

In general

Not later than 1 year after the date on which the head of an agency submits the report required under subsection (a), the head of the agency shall provide notice to the Secretary specifying whether the head of the agency has closed out grant awards associated with all of the covered grants.

(2)

Notice to Congress

Not later than 90 days after the date on which all of the notices required pursuant to paragraph (1) have been provided or March 31 of the calendar year following the calendar year described in subsection (a)(1), whichever is sooner, the Secretary shall compile the notices submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) and submit to Congress a report on such notices.

(c)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Agency

The term agency has the meaning given that term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

(2)

Closed out

The term closed out means the closeout of a grant account conducted in accordance with section 200 of title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, including section 200.343 of such title, or any successor thereto.

(3)

Covered grant

The term covered grant means a grant in a Federal agency cash payment management system held by the United States Government for which—

(A)

the grant award period of performance, including any extensions, has been expired for not less than 2 years; and

(B)

the grant has not been closed out in accordance with section 200.343 of title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor thereto.

(4)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

September 18, 2015

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed