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HB16-1397

Completion Fitzsimons Veterans Community Living

Concerning the completion of the Fitzsimons state veterans community living center to provide a continuum of residential care options.
Session:
2016 Regular Session
Subjects:
Housing
Military & Veterans
Bill Summary

The act authorizes and establishes, subject to available appropriations, a state veterans community living center on the site of the former Fitzsimons Army medical center. It is the intent of the general assembly that the Fitzsimons property be for the exclusive use of veterans and qualifying family members of veterans.

The act directs the department of human services (department) to work to expeditiously develop the vacant parcels of land to the north and south of the Fitzsimons community living center that exists as of January 1, 2016. The vacant land must be used to construct and operate facilities that provide a continuum of residential care options exclusively for veterans or qualifying family members of veterans. The department must work in compliance with the 1999 memorandum of agreement between the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, the city of Aurora, and the department, as well as seek input, as appropriate, from the board of commissioners of veterans community living centers, the state board of veterans affairs, and a statewide coalition of veterans organizations.

The department shall include progress updates on the Fitzsimons project in its annual report and shall provide quarterly progress updates to the state, veterans, and military affairs committees of the house of representatives and the senate, or any successor committees, on or before September 30, 2016; December 31, 2016; March 31, 2017; and June 30, 2017.

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

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