S. 1662 (110th): Small Business Venture Capital Act of 2007

Jun 19, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Reported by Committee)
John Kerry
Senator from Massachusetts
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Last Updated
Oct 16, 2007
18 pages
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This bill was introduced on June 26, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 19, 2007
Referred to Committee Jun 19, 2007
Reported by Committee Jun 26, 2007
Full Title

A bill to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to reauthorize the venture capital program, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

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10/16/2007--Reported to Senate amended.
Small Business Venture Capital Act of 2007 -
Title I - Small Business Investment Company Program
Section 101 -
Amends the Small Business Act to reauthorize for FY2007-FY2010 the venture capital program under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (a program under which small business investment companies (SBICs) provide capital financing to small businesses).
Section 102 -
Amends the latter Act to increase the maximum amounts of outstanding leverage made available to: (1) any one SBIC; (2) two or more SBICs that are commonly controlled; and (3) SBICs that invest in women-owned or minority businesses or in businesses in low-income areas.
Section 103 -
Requires each SBIC, as a condition of an application for leverage, to certify that not less than 25% of the aggregate dollar amount of its financings will be provided to smaller enterprises.
Section 104 -
Allows SBICs who were licensed as participating securities SBICs prior to October 1, 2004, to obtain leverage based on Small Business Administration (SBA)-approved commitments rather than paid-in capital.
Section 105 -
Increases from 20% to 30% of total available private capital the maximum authorized SBIC investment in a single business (absent specific SBA approval).
Title II - New Markets Venture Capital Program
Section 201 -
Requires the SBA Administrator, in selecting investment companies to participate in the New Markets Venture Capital program (NMVC program) (investment in small businesses in low-income areas), to have as a goal to select at least one company from each SBA geographic region.
Requires the Administrator, to the extent practicable, to have as a goal to enter into at least one NMVC program agreement with a company engaged primarily in the development of and investment in small manufacturers.
Section 202 -
Establishes in the Investment Division of the SBA the Office of New Markets Venture Capital. Requires the head of such Office to: (1) administer the NMVC program; (2) advise the Administrator on recommended changes; (3) work to expand the number of small businesses participating in the program; and (4) encourage investment in small manufacturing.
Section 203 -
Modifies the definition of low-income geographic area to reflect the new markets tax credit under the Internal Revenue Code.
Section 204 -
Requires the Administrator, within one year after the enactment of this Act, to prescribe standard documents for an application for final approval of a company under the NMVC program.
Section 205 -
Allows NMVC companies to receive operational assistance grants of the lesser of 10% of the private capital raised by the company or $1 million. Requires the Administrator to grant each conditionally-approved NMVC company up to two years to raise the $5 million in private capital required for participation.
Section 206 -
Reauthorizes the NMVC program for FY2007-FY2010. Reduces from $30 million to $20 million the authorization for operational assistance grants.

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