S 928

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 928

To amend title 38, United States Code, to limit the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use bid savings on major medical facility projects of the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand or change the scope of a major medical facility project of the Department, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 10, 2011

Mr. BURR introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to limit the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use bid savings on major medical facility projects of the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand or change the scope of a major medical facility project of the Department, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. LIMITATION ON AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO USE BID SAVINGS ON MAJOR MEDICAL FACILITY PROJECTS FOR EXPANSION OR CHANGE OF SCOPE OF MAJOR MEDICAL FACILITY PROJECTS.

    Section 8104(d)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

    `(C) The Secretary may not obligate an amount under subparagraph (A) to expand or to change the scope of a major medical facility project except pursuant to a provision of law enacted after the date on which the Secretary submits to the committees described in subparagraph (B) notice of the following:

      `(i) The major medical facility project that is the source of the bid savings.

      `(ii) The major medical facility project for which the Secretary intends to expand or change the scope.

      `(iii) A description of such expansion or change of scope.

      `(iv) The amounts the Secretary intends to obligate for such expansion or change of scope.'.

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