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H.R. 3661: Patriotic Employer Protection Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 14, 2019 (Referred to Senate Committee).


IIB

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3661

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 14, 2019

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

AN ACT

To support entrepreneurs serving in the National Guard and Reserve, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Patriotic Employer Protection Act of 2019.

2.

Extension of loan assistance and deferral eligibility to reservists beyond periods of military conflict

(a)

Small Business Act amendments

Section 7 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (b)(3)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A)—

(i)

by striking clause (ii);

(ii)

by redesignating clause (i) as clause (ii);

(iii)

by inserting before clause (ii), as so redesignated, the following:

(i)

the term active service has the meaning given that term in section 101(d)(3) of title 10, United States Code;

; and

(iv)

in clause (ii), as so redesignated, by adding and at the end;

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by striking being ordered to active military duty during a period of military conflict and inserting being ordered to perform active service for a period of more than 30 consecutive days;

(C)

in subparagraph (C), by striking active duty each place it appears and inserting active service; and

(D)

in subparagraph (G)(ii)(II), by striking active duty and inserting active service; and

(2)

in subsection (n)—

(A)

in the subsection heading, by striking Active Duty and inserting Active Service;

(B)

in paragraph (1)—

(i)

by striking subparagraph (C);

(ii)

by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as subparagraphs (B) and (C), respectively;

(iii)

by inserting before subparagraph (B), as so redesignated, the following:

(A)

Active service

The term active service has the meaning given that term in section 101(d)(3) of title 10, United States Code.

;

(iv)

in subparagraph (B), as so redesignated, by striking ordered to active duty during a period of military conflict and inserting ordered to perform active service for a period of more than 30 consecutive days; and

(v)

in subparagraph (D), by striking active duty each place it appears and inserting active service; and

(C)

in paragraph (2)(B), by striking active duty each place it appears and inserting active service.

(b)

Applicability

The amendments made by subsection (a)(1) shall apply to an economic injury suffered or likely to be suffered as the result of an essential employee being ordered to perform active service (as defined in section 101(d)(3) of title 10, United States Code) for a period of more than 30 consecutive days who is discharged or released from such active service on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

(c)

Semiannual report

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and semiannually thereafter, the President shall submit to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives a report on the number of loans made under the Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and the dollar volume of those loans. The report shall contain the subsidy rate of the disaster loan program as authorized under section 7(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(b)) with the loans made under the Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and without those loans included.

(d)

Technical and conforming amendment

Section 8(l) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(l)) is amended—

(1)

by striking The Administration and inserting the following:

(1)

In general

The Administration

;

(2)

by striking (as defined in section 7(n)(1)); and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Definition of period of military conflict

In this subsection, the term period of military conflict means—

(A)

a period of war declared by the Congress;

(B)

a period of national emergency declared by the Congress or by the President; or

(C)

a period of a contingency operation, as defined in section 101(a) of title 10, United States Code.

.

3.

Determination of Budgetary Effects

The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

Passed the House of Representatives November 13, 2019.

Cheryl L. Johnson,

Clerk.