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S. 1400 (114th): Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 15, 2015 (Reported by Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Calendar No. 222

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1400

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 20, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Vitter) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

September 15, 2015

Reported by , with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to direct the task force of the Office of Veterans Business Development to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2015.

2.

Access to excess or surplus property for veteran-owned small businesses

Section 32(c)(3)(B) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657b(c)(3)(B)) is amended—

(1)

in clause (v), by striking ; and and inserting a semicolon;

(2)

in clause (vi), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new clause:

(vii)

providing access to and managing the distribution of excess or surplus property owned by the United States to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding between the task force and the head of the applicable state agency (as defined in section 549 of title 40, United States Code).

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1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2015.

2.

Access to surplus property for veteran-owned small businesses

Section 32 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657b) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(g)

Access to surplus property for veteran-owned small businesses

The Administrator, in coordination with the Administrator of General Services, shall provide access to and manage the distribution of surplus property, including foreign excess personal property returned to a State for handling as surplus property, owned by the United States to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans pursuant to a memorandum of understanding between the Administrator and the head of the applicable state agency (as defined in section 549 of title 40, United States Code) for surplus properties.

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September 15, 2015

Reported with an amendment