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Passed Senate without amendment (01/20/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act

(Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out the following major medical facility projects (each with specified maximum authorized funds):

  • seismic corrections to buildings, including retrofitting and replacement of high-risk buildings, in San Francisco, California;
  • seismic corrections to facilities, including facilities to support homeless veterans, at the medical center in West Los Angeles, California;
  • seismic corrections to the mental health and community living center in Long Beach, California;
  • construction of an outpatient clinic, administrative space, cemetery, and columbarium in Alameda, California;
  • realignment of medical facilities in Livermore, California;
  • construction of a medical center in Louisville, Kentucky;
  • construction of a replacement community living center in Perry Point, Maryland; and
  • seismic corrections and other renovations to several buildings and construction of a specialty care building in American Lake, Washington.

A specified amount is authorized to be appropriated to the VA for such projects for FY2016 or the year in which funds are appropriated for the Construction, Major Projects, account.

Such projects may only be carried out using:

  • funds appropriated for FY2016 pursuant to such authorization;
  • funds available for Construction, Major Projects, for a fiscal year before, or a fiscal year after, FY2016 that remain available for obligation;
  • funds appropriated for Construction, Major Projects, for FY2016 for a category of activity not specific to a project; and
  • funds appropriated for Construction, Major Projects, for a fiscal year before, or a fiscal year after, FY2016 for a category of activity not specific to a project.