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H.R. 2603: Northern Mariana Islands Small Business Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 8, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2603

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 8, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business

A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to ensure that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is eligible for certain Small Business Administration programs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Northern Mariana Islands Small Business Act.

2.

Eligibility of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for certain Small Business Administration programs

The Small Business Act is amended—

(1)

in section 7(m)(7)(B) (15 U.S.C. 636(m)(7)(B))—

(A)

by striking and American Samoa each place such term appears and inserting American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and

(B)

in clause (i)(I)(bb), by striking 1/55 and inserting 1/56;

(2)

in section 21(a) (15 U.S.C. 648(a))—

(A)

in paragraph (1), by inserting before The Administration shall require the following new sentence: The previous sentence shall not apply to an applicant that has its principal office located in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.; and

(B)

in paragraph (4)(C)(ix), by striking and American Samoa and inserting American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and

(3)

in section 34(a)(9) (15 U.S.C. 657d(a)(9)), by striking and American Samoa and inserting American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.