H. R. 3513
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 29, 2011
Ms. Brown of Florida (for herself, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Clarke of Michigan, Mr. Clay, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Ms. Moore, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Hanabusa, Ms. Sewell, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Pierluisi, Mr. Towns, Mr. Payne, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Ms. Waters, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Rush, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Norton, and Mr. Cleaver) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To require at least 10 percent of certain transportation funding to be made available for small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
Disadvantaged business enterprises
Availability of funds
Except to the extent that the Secretary of Transportation determines otherwise, not less than 10 percent of the amounts made available for any program under the jurisdiction of the Federal Railroad Administration shall be expended through small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
In this section, the following definitions apply:
Small business concern
small business concern has the
meaning that term has under section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C.
632), except that the term shall not include any concern or group of concerns
controlled by the same socially and economically disadvantaged individual or
individuals which has average annual gross receipts over the preceding 3 fiscal
years in excess of $22,410,000, as adjusted annually by the Secretary of
Transportation for inflation.
Socially and economically disadvantaged individuals
and economically disadvantaged individuals has the meaning that term
has under section 8(d) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(d)) and
relevant subcontracting regulations issued pursuant to that Act, except that
women shall be presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged
individuals for purposes of this section.