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S. 3606 - Disabled Veterans Rebuilding Infrastructure to Vitalize our Economy Act

Introduced: 2018-10-11
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3606


    To amend the FAST Act to improve contracting opportunities for service-connected disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 11, 2018

    Mr. Peters (for himself and Mr. Cornyn) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

    To amend the FAST Act to improve contracting opportunities for service-connected disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, 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 “Disabled Veterans Rebuilding Infrastructure to Vitalize our Economy Act”.

SEC. 2. Disadvantaged business enterprises.

Section 1101(b) of the FAST Act (23 U.S.C. 101 note; Public Law 114–94) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)—

(A) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as subparagraphs (B) and (C), respectively; and

(B) by inserting before subparagraph (B) (as so redesignated) the following:

“(A) SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN.—The term ‘service-connected disabled veteran-owned small business concern’ has the meaning given the term ‘small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans’ in section 3(q) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(q)).”;

(2) in paragraph (3)—

(A) by striking “not less than 10 percent”;

(B) by striking “Code, shall be” and inserting the following: “Code—

“(A) not less than 10 percent shall be”;

(C) in subparagraph (A) (as so designated), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(D) by adding at the end the following:

“(B) to the maximum extent practicable, not less than 5 percent shall be expended through service-connected disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.”; and

(3) in paragraph (4)(B)—

(A) in clause (ii), by striking “and” at the end;

(B) in clause (iii), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(iv) service-disabled veterans (as defined in section 3(q) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(q))).”.


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