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S. 154 (115th): Small Business Relief From Disease Induced Economic Hardship Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 2, 2017 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 194

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 154

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 17, 2017

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

August 2, 2017

Reported by , without amendment

A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to ensure small businesses affected by the onset of transmissible diseases are eligible for disaster relief.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Small Business Relief From Disease Induced Economic Hardship Act of 2017.

2.

Definitions

(a)

In general

Section 3(k)(2) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(k)(2)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (B), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in subparagraph (C), striking the period and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(D)

communicable diseases for which the Federal Government issues a travel alert or travel warning.

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(b)

Applicability

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to a communicable disease—

(1)

for which the Federal Government issues a travel alert or travel warning before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act; and

(2)

the effects of which are experienced on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

August 2, 2017

Reported without amendment