H.R. 4056, A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to convey to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs all right, title, and interest of the United States to the property known as “The Community Living Center” at the Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Orlando, Florida, as amended

H.R. 4056

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to convey to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs all right, title, and interest of the United States to the property known as “The Community Living Center” at the Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Orlando, Florida, as amended

Sponsor
Rep. John Mica

Date
February 9, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 4056, a bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to convey to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs all right, title, and interest of the United States to the property known as ‘The Community Living Center’ at the Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Orlando, Florida,’’ as amended, under suspension of the rules. H.R. 4056 was introduced on November 18, 2015 by Rep. John Mica (R-FL) and was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4056 authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to convey or transfer the property known as the “The Community Living Center” at the Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, in Orlando, Florida, to the Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs for the sole purpose of providing nursing home, domiciliary, or adult day health care to veterans.

Background

The Community Living Center described in this legislation is currently being used for transitional storage while VA moves to new facility. Currently, the VA does not have plans to reopen the Center. According to stakeholders, by conveying this building to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs the facility will be able to reopen to serve veterans in the Lake Baldwin, FL area by the Florida Department of VA.[1]

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[1] See Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing Testimony, “Witness Testimony of Raymond C. Kelle,y Director of the National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States,” December 8, 2015.

Cost

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate is currently not available.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact John Huston with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-5539.