Why Should I Vote On BetterDistricts?

Polling is a powerful tool to help our elected officials determine how they should vote.

Standard polling methods don't give you the control that you deserve. With BetterDistricts you can show your representative exactly how strongly a bill is supported in your community.

Send a clear signal on how you want your government to work.

 

H.R. 7020 - District of Columbia Public-Private Partnerships Home Rule Act

Introduced: 2018-10-02
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
 
Summary Not Available

Full Text


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7020


    To authorize the District of Columbia to enter into multi-year agreements to carry out certain public-private partnership projects and make payments for the termination costs under such agreements in any fiscal year, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 2, 2018

    Ms. Norton introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

    To authorize the District of Columbia to enter into multi-year agreements to carry out certain public-private partnership projects and make payments for the termination costs under such agreements in any fiscal year, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “District of Columbia Public-Private Partnerships Home Rule Act”.

SEC. 2. Authorizing District of Columbia to enter into multi-year agreements to carry out public-private partnership proj­ects and pay termination costs in any fiscal year.

(a) Authorizing agreements and payments.—Notwithstanding any provision of subchapter III of chapter 13 or subchapter II of chapter 15 of title 31, United States Code (commonly known as the “Anti-Deficiency Act”) and subject to subsection (b), the District of Columbia may enter into a multi-year public-private partnership agreement under the Public–Private Partnership Act of 2014 (sec. 2–271.01 et seq., D.C. Official Code) and make payments for the termination costs under such an agreement in any fiscal year.

(b) Conditions for payments for termination costs.—

(1) APPROVAL BY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.—The District of Columbia may make a payment under subsection (a) in any fiscal year for termination costs described in such subsection only if the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia certifies that a source of funds is available for the payment from other appropriations then available for any other purpose, consistent with the limitations of paragraph (2).

(2) PROHIBITING USE OF RESERVE FUNDS AS SOURCE OF PAYMENTS.—The funds used to make a payment under subsection (a) for termination costs described in such subsection may not be derived from amounts held in the emergency cash reserve fund described in section 450A(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (sec. 1–204.50a(a), D.C. Official Code) or the contingency cash reserve fund described in section 450A(b) of such Act (sec. 1–204.50a(b), D.C. Official Code).

(c) Treatment of funds used To make payments.—Any funds certified by the Chief Financial Officer as available to be used to make a payment under subsection (a) for termination costs described in such subsection shall be deemed to have been appropriated for the purpose of the payment, shall retain appropriations authority for such purpose, and shall remain available until expended for such purpose.

(d) Effective date.—This Act shall apply with respect to payments made during fiscal year 2019 or any succeeding fiscal year.


Relevant News Stories And Blog Posts

Title Worth Reading

Vote on H.R. 7020

 

Activity in last 30 days