IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 28, 2018
Ms. Heitkamp (for herself, Ms. Duckworth, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Cardin, and Ms. Hirono) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
To reauthorize the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise Act of 2018.
Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise
Title IV of the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) is amended—
in section 402 (15 U.S.C. 7102)—
in subsection (a)—
by striking paragraphs (2) and (5);
by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively;
in paragraph (2), as so redesignated, by adding
and at the end; and
in paragraph (3), as so redesignated, by striking
; and and inserting a period;
in subsection (b), by striking
biannually and inserting
in subsection (c), in the first sentence, by inserting
, including through the use of research and policy developed by the Council after
in section 403 (15 U.S.C. 7103)—
in subsection (a)—
in paragraph (1), by adding at the end the following:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Environmental Protection Agency.
in paragraph (2)—
in subparagraph (A), by striking
Small Business Administration Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 1994 and inserting
Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise Act of 2018; and
in subparagraph (B)—
Small Business; and
National Women's Business Council established under section 405 and inserting
by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise Act of 2018, the President, in consultation with the Administrator, shall appoint one of the members of the Interagency Committee to serve as chairperson.
In the event that a chairperson is not appointed within the time frame required under paragraph (1), the Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall serve as acting chairperson of the Interagency Committee until a chairperson is appointed under paragraph (1).
in section 404 (15 U.S.C. 7104)—
in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking
1995 and inserting
in paragraph (1), by adding
and at the end;
in paragraph (2), by striking
; and and inserting a period; and
by striking paragraph (3).