H. R. 5746
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 27, 2021
Mr. Beyer (for himself, Mr. Babin, Mr. Carter of Louisiana, and Mrs. Kim of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
To amend title 51, United States Code, to extend the authority of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to enter into leases of non-excess property of the Administration.
This Act may be cited as the
NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act of 2021.
Congress find the following:
NASA uses enhanced use leasing to enter into agreements with private sector entities, State and local governments, academic institutions, and other Federal agencies for lease of non-excess, underutilized NASA properties and facilities.
NASA uses enhanced use leasing authority to support responsible management of its real property, including to improve the use of underutilized property for activities that are compatible with NASA’s mission and to reduce facility operating and maintenance costs.
In fiscal year 2019, under its enhanced use lease authority, NASA leased 65 real properties.
In fiscal year 2019, NASA’s use of enhanced use leasing resulted in the collection of $10,843,025.77 in net revenue.
In fiscal year 2019, NASA used a portion of its enhanced use leasing revenues for repairs of facility control systems such as lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
NASA’s use of enhanced use leasing authority can contribute to reducing the rate of increase of the Agency’s overall deferred maintenance cost.
Extension of authority to enter into leases of non-excess property of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Section 20145(g) of title 51, United States Code, is amended by striking
December 31, 2021 and inserting
December 31, 2031.