H.R. 2629 (102nd): Women’s Business Development Act of 1991

Jun 12, 1991 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 102-191.
John LaFalce
Representative for New York's 32nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Dec 05, 1991

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 5, 1991.

Introduced Jun 12, 1991
Referred to Committee Jun 12, 1991
Reported by Committee Jul 25, 1991
Passed House Oct 08, 1991
Passed Senate with Changes Nov 20, 1991
House Agreed to Changes Nov 21, 1991
Signed by the President Dec 05, 1991
Full Title

To amend the Small Business Act to assist the development of small business concerns owned and controlled by women, and for other purposes.


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34 cosponsors (26D, 7R, 1D) (show)

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11/20/1991--Passed Senate amended.
Women's Business Development Act of 1991 - Amends the Small Business Act to authorize the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide financial assistance to private organizations to conduct three-year demonstration projects for small business concerns owned and controlled by women.
Conditions such assistance on the recipient organization's agreement to obtain cash contributions from non-Federal sources according to certain guidelines.
Authorizes appropriations to implement the demonstration projects.
Requires the SBA to report annually to certain congressional committees on the efficacy of such demonstration projects.
Repeals the fiscal year limitation on specified loans to small business concerns (thus permanently authorizing the small loan program).
Amends the Women's Business Ownership Act of 1988 to provide that the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the National Women's Business Council shall be a representative of either the public or private sector, and shall serve a maximum two-year term.
(1) consecutive terms to the same office;
(2) consecutive Chairperson designees from the public sector; and
(3) the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from being from the same sector concurrently.

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