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H.R. 2763 (115th): Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017

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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.

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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 29 pages
May 30, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 11, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Unanimously Passes Knight Small Business Innovation Legislation
    — Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Oct 11, 2017

U.S. House Approves Bipartisan Knight-Murphy Bill to Support High-Tech Small Businesses
    — Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 11, 2017

Rep. McNerney Applauds House Passage of Small Business Investments Bill
    — Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9] on Oct 16, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

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


May 30, 2017

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Jun 15, 2017
Ordered Reported

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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.

H.R. 2763 (115th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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