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HB16-1351

Land Transfers For Veterans Housing

Concerning a requirement that the executive director of the department of human services convey real property at the Fitzsimons campus to the housing authority of the city of Aurora, Colorado, for the purpose of helping homeless veterans and veterans with disabilities by developing transitional housing for both groups of such veterans and housing with domiciliary care for veterans with disabilities.
Session:
2016 Regular Session
Subjects:
Capital Construction
Health Care & Health Insurance
Human Services
Military & Veterans
Bill Summary

The bill directs the executive director of the department of human services to convey 2 suitable and mutually agreed upon parcels of land of not more than 1.5 acres each on the Fitzsimons campus to the housing authority of the city of Aurora (AHA) subject to the condition that the AHA develop transitional housing, including short-, medium-, and long-term temporary housing provided to a veteran with a disability in combination with wraparound services in order to assist the veteran in developing stability in his or her life, for homeless veterans and veterans with disabilities on one parcel and housing with domiciliary care for veterans with disabilities and their spouses and legal dependents on the other parcel. The bill also clarifies that current state law that states that a new veterans center may only be built if existing veterans centers in the state have maintained an 80% occupancy rate over the 6-month period preceding the commencement of construction and that a new veterans center must include at least 120 beds does not apply to the projects.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Windholz
Sen. L. Crowder

Sponsor

Rep. T. Carver, Rep. K. Conti, Rep. S. Humphrey, Rep. K. Priola

Co-sponsor