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Public Law No: 116-61 (09/30/2019)

 
[116th Congress Public Law 61]
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Public Law 116-61
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and modify certain 
  authorities and requirements relating to the Department of Veterans 
    Affairs, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Sept. 30, 2019 -  [H.R. 
                                4285]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Department of 
Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 38 USC 101 note.>>  SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Department of Veterans Affairs 
Expiring Authorities Act of 2019''.
SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY RELATING TO VENDEE LOANS.

    Section 3733(a)(7) of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
        ``September 30, 2019'' and inserting ``September 30, 2020''; and
            (2) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``September 30, 2019,'' 
        and inserting ``September 30, 2020,''.
SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY FOR OPERATION OF DEPARTMENT OF 
                    VETERANS AFFAIRS REGIONAL OFFICE IN MANILA, 
                    THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES.

    Section 315(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``September 30, 2019'' and inserting ``September 30, 2020''.
SEC. 4. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR 
                    SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VERY LOW-INCOME 
                    VETERAN FAMILIES IN PERMANENT HOUSING.

    Section 2044(e)(1)(G) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``fiscal year 2019'' and inserting ``each of fiscal years 2019 
through 2021''.
SEC. 5. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY EXPANSION OF PAYMENTS AND 
                    ALLOWANCES FOR BENEFICIARY TRAVEL IN 
                    CONNECTION WITH VETERANS RECEIVING CARE FROM 
                    VET CENTERS.

    Section 104(a) of the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for 
Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-154; 126 Stat. 1169), 
as most recently amended by section 109 of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-251; 132 Stat. 
3169), is amended by striking ``September 30, 2019'' and inserting 
``September 30, 2020''.
SEC. 6. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.

    Title 38, United States Code, is amended as follows:
            (1) In section 714(e)(2)(B), by striking ``to the refer'' 
        and inserting ``to refer''.

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            (2) In section 1725A(c), by inserting a comma after ``a 
        contract''.
            (3) In section 3313(g)(3)(B)(ii), by inserting a comma after 
        ``for books''.
            (4) In section 3321(a)(1), by striking ``January,'' and 
        inserting ``January''.
            (5) In section 3683--
                    (A) by striking ``(b) (b)'' and inserting ``(b)'';
                    (B) by striking ``(c) (c)'' and inserting ``(c)''; 
                and
                    (C) by striking ``(d) (d)'' and inserting ``(d)''.
            (6) In section 3699(b), by striking ``this paragraph'' and 
        inserting ``this subsection''.
            (7) In section 7462(b)(4)(A), by inserting ``notice'' after 
        ``written''.
            (8) In section 7696(c)(1), by striking ``).'' and inserting 
        a period.
            (9) In section 8104(a), by striking paragraph (3) and 
        inserting the following new paragraph (3):
            ``(3) <<NOTE: Definitions.>>  For purposes of this 
        subsection:
                    ``(A) The term `major medical facility project' 
                means a project for the construction, alteration, or 
                acquisition of a medical facility involving a total 
                expenditure of more than $20,000,000, but such term does 
                not include an acquisition by exchange, nonrecurring 
                maintenance projects of the Department, or the 
                construction, alteration, or acquisition of a shared 
                Federal medical facility for which the Department's 
                estimated share of the project costs does not exceed 
                $20,000,000.
                    ``(B) The term `major medical facility lease' means 
                a lease for space for use as a new medical facility at 
                an average annual rent of more than $1,000,000.''.

    Approved September 30, 2019.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4285:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
            Sept. 17, 18, considered and passed House.
            Sept. 23, considered and passed Senate.

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