| Session - 127th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-312, Sponsored by
Amend the bill in section 1 in §4765 by striking out all of subsections 1 and 2 (page 1, lines 6 to 23 in L.D.) and inserting the following:
Amend the bill by inserting after section 2 the following:
‘Sec. 3. 37-B MRSA §513-A is enacted to read:
§ 513-A. Inspection of housing for homeless veterans
The director may conduct quarterly site inspections of the housing constructed for homeless veterans on the grounds of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in the Town of Chelsea pursuant to Title 30-A, chapter 201, subchapter 3-C in order to ensure that the housing has been constructed in accordance with applicable quality control standards.
Sec. 4. Transfer from fund. On June 30, 2017, the Maine State Housing Authority shall transfer from the Homeless Veterans Housing Fund, established in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30-A, section 4765, subsection 1, to the General Fund an amount equal to the amount credited to the fund by the Treasurer of State in fiscal year 2015-16 that was not matched by funds received from outside sources.
Sec. 5. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
HOUSING AUTHORITY, MAINE STATE
Homeless Veterans Housing Fund N187
Initiative: Allocates funds to be matched 3-to-1 by outside sources for the construction of housing for homeless veterans by Volunteers of America on the grounds of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in the Town of Chelsea.
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment adds the following provisions to the bill.
1. It adds a provision to ensure that the housing provided by the Homeless Veterans Housing Fund will be constructed for homeless veterans and their immediate families.
2. It adds a provision to require that Volunteers of America enter into a service agreement with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs prior to construction that describes the resources and services both entities will provide to homeless veterans receiving housing funded by the fund.
3. It allows Volunteers of America to request funds from the fund, as long as the organization enters into a service agreement with each homeless veteran receiving housing funded by the fund that identifies the resources and services that will be provided to veterans by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and by Volunteers of America.
4. It authorizes the Director of the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services within the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management to conduct quarterly quality control site inspections of the housing constructed for homeless veterans on the grounds of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in the Town of Chelsea.
5. It adds an annual reporting requirement from Volunteers of America to the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services and the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over veterans affairs.
6. It includes a provision requiring that Volunteers of America use utility services of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
This amendment also adds an appropriations and allocations section to the bill.
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