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H.R. 6514 - Streamlining Small Disadvantaged Businesses Act

Introduced: 2018-07-25
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6514


    To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish a pilot program for certifying the status of a small business concern as a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 2018

    Ms. Clarke of New York (for herself, Mr. Donovan, Mr. Luetkemeyer, and Miss González-Colón of Puerto Rico) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business


A BILL

    To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish a pilot program for certifying the status of a small business concern as a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, 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 “Streamlining Small Disadvantaged Businesses Act”.

SEC. 2. Pilot program to certify small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

(a) In general.—Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall establish a pilot program under which a small business concern may apply to the Administrator to be certified as a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Such system shall—

(1) require a small business concern to submit such information as the Administrator shall require; and

(2) be made available through a website.

(b) Use of certification.—A certification obtained by a small business concern under subsection (a) may be used by a Federal agency, State, or unit of local government to determine whether such concern is a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

(c) Timing for certification.—The Administrator shall make a determination on the certification of a small business concern as a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals not later than 60 days after receipt of a complete application under subsection (a).

(d) Termination.—The pilot program established under this section shall terminate on the date that is 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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