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S. 990 (112th): PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011

The text of the bill below is as of May 19, 2011 (Passed the Senate).

Source: GPO

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 990

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Small Business Additional Temporary Extension Act of 2011.

2.

Additional temporary extension of authorization of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958

(a)

In general

Section 1 of the Act entitled An Act to extend temporarily certain authorities of the Small Business Administration, approved October 10, 2006 (Public Law 109–316; 120 Stat. 1742), as most recently amended by section 1 of Public Law 112–1 (125 Stat. 3), is amended—

(1)

by striking Any and inserting Except as provided in section 3 of the Small Business Additional Temporary Extension Act of 2011, any; and

(2)

by striking May 31, 2011 each place it appears and inserting June 30, 2011.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on May 30, 2011.

3.

Extension of SBIR and STTR termination dates

(a)

SBIR

Section 9(m) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(m)) is amended—

(1)

by striking Termination.— and all that follows through the authorization and inserting Termination.—The authorization;

(2)

by striking September 30, 2008 and inserting May 31, 2012; and

(3)

by striking paragraph (2).

(b)

STTR

Section 9(n) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(n)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)(A)—

(A)

by striking In general.— and all that follows through each Federal and inserting In general.—Each Federal;

(B)

by striking that fiscal year and inserting a fiscal year; and

(C)

by striking clause (ii); and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(4)

Termination

The authorization to carry out the Small Business Technology Transfer Program established under this section shall terminate on May 31, 2012.

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(c)

Commercialization pilot program

Section 9(y)(6) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(y)(6)) is amended by striking at the end of fiscal year 2010 and inserting on May 31, 2012.

4.

Competitive selection procedures for SBIR and STTR programs

Section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(aa)

Competitive selection procedures for SBIR and STTR programs

All funds awarded, appropriated, or otherwise made available in accordance with subsection (f) or (n) must be awarded pursuant to competitive and merit-based selection procedures.

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Passed the Senate May 19, 2011.

Secretary