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

The text of the bill below is as of May 30, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2763

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 30, 2017

(for himself and Mrs. Murphy of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to improve the Small Business Innovation Research program and Small Business Technology Transfer program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017.

2.

Reporting requirements

(a)

Annual report to Congress

Section 9(b)(7) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(b)(7)) is amended by striking to report not less than annually and inserting to submit a report not later than December 31 of each year.

(b)

Annual report to SBA and the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Section 9(g)(9) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(g)(9)) is amended by striking make an annual report and inserting not later than March 30 of each year, submit a report.

3.

Requiring insertion incentives

Section 9(y)(5) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(y)(5)) is amended by striking is authorized to and inserting shall.

4.

SBIR Phase flexibility

Section 9(cc) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(cc)) is amended by striking During fiscal years and all that follows through may each provide and inserting During fiscal years 2018 through 2022, all agencies participating in the SBIR program may provide.

5.

Establishing the Civilian Agency Commercialization Readiness Program

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

(1)

by amending the subsection heading to read as follows: Civilian Agency Commercialization Readiness Program;

(2)

in paragraph (1), by inserting to establish a Civilian Agency Commercialization Readiness Program for civilian agencies after the covered Federal agency;

(3)

in paragraph (2)(A)—

(A)

by striking establish a pilot program and inserting establish a Civilian Agency Commercialization Readiness Program under this subsection; and

(B)

by striking the pilot program and inserting such Civilian Agency Commercialization Readiness Program;

(4)

in paragraphs (3) and (4), by striking a pilot program each place such term appears and inserting a Civilian Commercialization Readiness Program;

(5)

in paragraph (6), by striking the pilot program and inserting a Civilian Agency Commercialization Readiness Program;

(6)

by striking paragraph (7) and redesignating paragraph (8) as paragraph (7); and

(7)

in paragraph (7) (as so redesignated), by amending subparagraph (B) to read as follows:

(B)

the term Civilian Agency Commercialization Readiness Program means each program established under paragraph (1).

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6.

Extension of deadline for assistance for administrative, oversight, and contract processing costs

Section 9(mm)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(mm)(1)) is amended by striking September 30, 2017 and inserting September 30, 2022.