- EnactedDecember 16th, 2016The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed December 10th, 2016Passed by Voice Vote
- The house Passed December 7th, 2016Passed by Voice Vote
HealthCommittee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedApril 28th, 2016
- house Committees
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CHIP IN for Vets Act of 2016
To establish a pilot program on partnership agreements to construct new facilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a program under which it may enter into up to five partnership arrangements with a non-federal entity to conduct one or more: super construction projects (those for the construction, alteration, or acquisition of a medical facility involving a total expenditure of more than $100 million); major construction projects (those for the construction, alteration, or acquisition of a medical facility involving a total expenditure of more than $10 million, but not including an acquisition by exchange); or major construction projects to construct a new cemetery or to develop additional gravesites or columbarium niches at an existing cemetery. The selected projects may be ones for which: Congress has appropriated partial funding or the VA has identified a need for the project by listing it on the Major Construction Strategic Capital Investment Planning priority list, and a non-federal entity has entered or is willing to enter into a formal agreement with the VA to independently finance and/or donate acceptable project funds at no additional government cost. One of the non-federal entity partnership agreements shall be a project to design, finance, and construct a new ambulatory care center in Omaha, Nebraska.