H.R.3521: Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Jeff Miller, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 9 (5 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out specified major medical facility leases (leases) in New Mexico, New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, Nebraska, Arizona, and Oklahoma.

Directs the Secretary, in exercising the authority to enter into such leases, to record as the full cost of the contractual obligation at the time a contract is executed either: (1) the amount of total payments under the full lease term; or (2) if the lease specifies payments to be made in the event the lease is terminated before its full term, an amount sufficient to cover the first-year payments plus the specified cancellation costs.

Requires the funding prospectus of a proposed lease to include a detailed analysis of how the lease is expected to comply with O...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 20, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Dec. 11, 2013 Received in the Senate.
Dec. 10, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 346 - 1 (Roll no. 630). (text: CR H7612-7613)

Dec. 10, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7617-7618)
Dec. 10, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Dec. 10, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3521.
Dec. 10, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7612-7614)
Dec. 10, 2013 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. (consideration: CR H7612)
Dec. 9, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 204.
Dec. 9, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 113-284.
Nov. 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Nov. 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.