H. R. 2808
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 5, 2011
Mr. Richmond (for himself, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, and Ms. Sewell) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business
To extend the participation term for small business concerns affected by Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita in certain programs, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Gulf Coast Disadvantaged Business
Relief Act of 2011.
Extension of participation term for victims of hurricane Katrina or hurricane Rita
If a small business concern, while participating in any program or activity under the authority of paragraph (10) of section 7(j) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(j)), was located in a parish or county described in subsection (b) of this section and was affected by Hurricane Katrina of 2005 or Hurricane Rita of 2005, the period during which that small business concern is permitted continuing participation and eligibility in that program or activity shall be extended for 24 months after the date such participation and eligibility would otherwise terminate.
Parishes and counties covered
Subsection (a) applies to any parish in the State of Louisiana, or any county in the State of Mississippi or in the State of Alabama, that has been designated by the Administrator as a disaster area by reason of Hurricane Katrina of 2005 or Hurricane Rita of 2005 under disaster declaration 10176, 10177, 10178, 10179, 10180, 10181, 10205, or 10206.
Review and compliance
The Administrator shall ensure that the case of every small business concern participating before the date of enactment of this Act in a program or activity covered by subsection (a) is reviewed and brought into compliance with this section.
In this Act:
The term small business concern has the meaning given such term under section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632).
The term Administrator means the Administrator of the Small Business Administration.