[113th Congress Public Law 37]
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Public Law 113-37
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring 
    authorities affecting veterans and their families, and for other 
           purposes. <<NOTE: Sept. 30, 2013 -  [H.R. 1412]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Department of 
Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013. 38 USC 101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Department of Veterans Affairs 
Expiring Authorities Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. EXTENSIONS OF EXPIRING AUTHORITIES AFFECTING VETERANS AND 
                    THEIR FAMILIES.

    (a) Extension of Authority To Provide Monthly Assistance Allowance 
to Veterans With Disability Invited by United States Olympic 
Committee.--
            (1) <<NOTE: Time period.>>  In general.--Section 322(d)(4) 
        of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting ``and 
        $500,000 for the period beginning October 1, 2013, and ending 
        December 31, 2013'' after ``2013''.
            (2) Technical correction.--Section 322 of such title is 
        amended by striking ``United States Paralympics, Inc.,'' each 
        place it appears and inserting ``United States Olympic 
        Committee''.

    (b) Extension of Authority To Provide Assistance for United States 
Olympic Committee.--
            (1) In general.--Section 521A of such title is amended--
                    (A) <<NOTE: Time period.>>  in subsection (g), by 
                inserting ``and $2,000,000 for the period beginning 
                October 1, 2013, and ending December 31, 2013'' after 
                ``2013''; and
                    (B) <<NOTE: Termination date.>>  in subsection (l), 
                by striking ``The Secretary may only provide assistance 
                under this section during fiscal years 2010 through 
                2013.'' and inserting ``The Secretary may not provide 
                assistance under this section after December 31, 
                2013.''.
            (2) Technical correction.--Such section is further amended--
                    (A) except in subsection (d)(4), by striking 
                ``United States Paralympics, Inc.,'' each place it 
                appears and inserting ``United States Olympic 
                Committee'';
                    (B) in subsection (d)(4), by striking ``United 
                States Paralympics, Inc.'' and inserting ``United States 
                Olympic Committee''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following new 
                subsection:

    ``(m) Applicability to Commonwealths and Territories of United 
States.--The provisions of this section and section 322

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of this title shall apply with respect to the following in the same 
manner and to the same degree as the United States Olympic Committee:
            ``(1) The American Samoa National Olympic Committee.
            ``(2) Guam National Olympic Committee.
            ``(3) Comite Olimpico de Puerto Rico.
            ``(4) Such entities as the Secretary considers appropriate 
        to represent the interests of the Northern Mariana Islands and 
        the United States Virgin Islands under this section and section 
        322 of this title.''.
            (3) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
        beginning of chapter 5 of such title is amended by striking the 
        item relating to section 521A and inserting the following new 
        item:

``521A. Assistance for United States Olympic Committee.''.

    (c) Extension of Authority for Collection of Copayments for Hospital 
Care and Nursing Home Care.--Section 1710(f)(2)(B) of such title is 
amended by striking ``September 30, 2013'' and inserting ``September 30, 
2014''.
    (d) Extension of Authority for Recovery From Third Parties of Cost 
of Care and Services Furnished to Veterans With Health-plan Contracts 
for Non-service-connected Disability.--Section 1729(a)(2)(E) of such 
title is amended by striking ``October 1, 2013'' and inserting ``October 
1, 2014''.
    (e) Extensions of Authorities Affecting Homeless Veterans.--
            (1) Homeless veterans reintegration programs.--Section 
        2021(e)(1)(F) of such title is amended by striking ``2013'' and 
        inserting ``2014''.
            (2) Referral and counseling services: veterans at risk of 
        homelessness who are transitioning from certain institutions.--
        Section 2023(d) of such title is amended--
                    (A) by inserting ``to enter into a contract'' before 
                ``to provide''; and
                    (B) by striking ``September 30, 2013'' and inserting 
                ``September 30, 2014''.

    (f) Extension of Previously Fully-funded Authorities Affecting 
Homeless Veterans.--
            (1) Comprehensive service programs.--Section 2013 of such 
        title is amended by striking paragraph (6) and inserting the 
        following new paragraphs:
            ``(6) $250,000,000 for fiscal year 2014.
            ``(7) $150,000,000 for fiscal year 2015 and each subsequent 
        fiscal year.''.
            (2) Financial assistance for supportive services for very 
        low-income veteran families in permanent housing.--Section 
        2044(e)(1)(E) of such title is amended by striking ``for fiscal 
        year 2013'' and inserting ``for each of fiscal years 2013 and 
        2014''.
            (3) Grant program for homeless veterans with special 
        needs.--Section 2061(d)(1) of such title is amended by striking 
        ``through 2013'' and inserting ``through 2014''.

    (g) Extension of Temporary Expansion of Eligibility for Specially 
Adapted Housing Assistance for Certain Veterans With Disabilities 
Causing Difficulty With Ambulating.--Section 2101(a)(4) of such title is 
amended--

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            (1) by striking ``The Secretary's'' and inserting ``(A) 
        Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary's'';
            (2) in subparagraph (A), as designated by paragraph (1), by 
        striking ``September 30, 2013'' and inserting ``September 30, 
        2014''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

    ``(B) In fiscal year 2014, the Secretary may not approve more than 
30 applications for assistance under paragraph (1) for disabled veterans 
described in paragraph (2)(A)(ii).''.
    (h) Extension of Authority To Calculate Net Value of Real Property 
Securing Defaulted Loan for Purposes of Liquidation.--Section 
3732(c)(11) of such title is amended by striking ``October 1, 2013'' and 
inserting ``October 1, 2014''.
    (i) Extension of Pilot Program on Assistance for Child Care for 
Certain Veterans Receiving Health Care.--Section 205 of the Caregivers 
and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-163; 38 
U.S.C. 1710 note) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (e), by striking ``2-year'' and inserting 
        ``3-year''; and
            (2) in subsection (h), by striking ``and 2011'' and 
        inserting ``and 2014''.
SEC. 3. REAUTHORIZATION OF USE OF NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF NEW HIRES 
                    FOR INCOME VERIFICATION PURPOSES FOR CERTAIN 
                    VETERANS BENEFITS.

    (a) Secretary of Health and Human Services.--Section 453(j)(11) of 
the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)(11)) is amended by striking 
subparagraph (G) and inserting the following new subparagraph (G):
                    ``(G) <<NOTE: Time periods.>>  Expiration of 
                authority.--The authority under this paragraph shall be 
                in effect as follows:
                          ``(i) During the period beginning on December 
                      26, 2007, and ending on November 18, 2011.
                          ``(ii) During the period beginning on the date 
                      of the enactment of the Department of Veterans 
                      Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013 and 
                      ending 180 days after that date.''.

    (b) Secretary of Veterans Affairs.--Section 5317A of title 38, 
United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (d) and inserting 
the following new subsection (d):
    ``(d) <<NOTE: Time periods.>>  Expiration of Authority.--The 
authority under this section shall be in effect as follows:
            ``(1) During the period beginning on December 26, 2007, and 
        ending on November 18, 2011.
            ``(2) During the period beginning on the date of the 
        enactment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring 
        Authorities Act of 2013 and ending 180 days after that date.''.
SEC. 4. <<NOTE: 38 USC 322 note.>>  EFFECTIVE DATE AND 
                    RATIFICATION.

    (a) Effective Date.--This Act shall take effect on October 1, 2013, 
except that Section 2 (a) shall take effect on September 30, 2013.
    (b) <<NOTE: Time period.>>  Ratification.--If this Act is not 
enacted on or before September 30, 2013, any actions undertaken by the 
Department of Veterans Affairs under the authorities extended by this 
Act during the period beginning on such date and ending on the date of 
the enactment of this Act shall be deemed ratified.

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SEC. 5. SCORING OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with 
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go-Act of 2010 shall be determined by reference 
to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional 
Record by the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, provided that 
such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

    Approved September 30, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1412:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-64 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
            May 21, considered and passed House.
            Sept. 23, considered and passed Senate, amended.
            Sept. 27, House concurred in Senate amendments.

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