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Text of the Veterans’ Small Business Opportunity Act of 2012

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 21, 2012 (Introduced).

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II

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3210

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 21, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Burr) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the treatment under contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs for small businesses owned by veterans of small businesses after the death of a disabled veteran owner, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans' Small Business Opportunity Act of 2012.

2.

Modification of treatment under contracting goals and preferences of Department of Veterans Affairs for small businesses owned by veterans of small businesses after death of disabled veteran owners

(a)

In general

Section 8127(h) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (3), by striking rated as and all that follows through disability. and inserting a period; and

(2)

in paragraph (2), by amending subparagraph (C) to read as follows:

(C)

The date that—

(i)

in the case of a surviving spouse of a veteran with a service-connected disability rated as 100 percent disabling or who dies as a result of a service-connected disability, is 10 years after the date of the veteran's death; or

(ii)

in the case of a surviving spouse of a veteran with a service-connected disability rated as less than 100 percent disabling who does not die as a result of a service-connected disability, is three years after the date of the veteran's death.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply with respect to contracts awarded on or after such date.