skip to main content

H.R. 2763: Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017

Call or Write Congress

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2763 makes improvements to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, including extending several pilot programs instituted in the 2011 reauthorization of both programs through 2022, when both programs will need a full reauthorization.

Specifically, the program:

  • makes permanent the Civilian Agency Commercialization Readiness Program, a pilot program established in the 2011 reauthorization;
  • clarifies congressional intent by requiring the Department of Defense to establish goals for transitioning Phase III technologies in subcontracting plans for contracts of $100 million or more and to ...

Sponsor and status

Steve Knight

Sponsor. Representative for California's 25th congressional district. Republican.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 29 pages

May 30, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 11, 2017

This bill passed in the House on October 11, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 2763 will add $24 million in new spending through 2022.


May 30, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 15, 2017
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 22, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 11, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 2763 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 2763 — 115th Congress: Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017.” 2017. November 16, 2018 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.