H.R. 2568 (111th): Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act of 2009

Introduced:
May 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr.
Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 21, 2009
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3184 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 13, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 21, 2009
Referred to Committee May 21, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend the Small Business Act to ensure fairness and transparency in contracting with small business concerns.

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Cosponsors
26 cosponsors (24D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Small Business

Contracting and Workforce

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5/21/2009--Introduced.
Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act of 2009 - Amends the Small Business Act to exclude as a small business, for purposes of meeting federal agency contracting goals with small businesses, any small business (or subsidiary thereof) that is publicly traded, or any business (or subsidiary thereof) with more than 50% non-U.S. citizen ownership.
Requires the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to notify the head of each federal department or agency regarding this Act and its amendments, and the department or agency head to then notify its contractors.
Directs the Administrator to: (1) publish a report regarding federal prime contracts awarded to businesses identified as small businesses for purposes of achieving small business contracting goals; and (2) establish procedures to ensure that the Central Contractor Registration database provides an adequate warning regarding criminal penalties for misrepresenting the status of a small business or person in order to obtain federal contracts.
Provides for enforcement of complaints about the classification of a business for such purposes.

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