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S. 2189: Veteran Small Business Export Promotion Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 18, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2189

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 18, 2019

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

A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to waive the guarantee fee for veterans and spouses of veterans for the Export Working Capital, International Trade, and Export Express programs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veteran Small Business Export Promotion Act.

2.

Permanent loan guarantee fee waivers for veterans

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

(1)

in paragraph (14)(B)(ii), by adding at the end the following:

(III)

Guarantee fee waiver for veterans

(aa)

Definition

In this subclause, the term veteran or spouse of a veteran has the meaning given the term in paragraph (31)(G)(iii).

(bb)

Guarantee fee waiver

The Administrator may not collect a guarantee fee described in paragraph (18) in connection with a loan made under this paragraph, or any successor to the program established under this paragraph, to a veteran or spouse of a veteran on or after October 1 of the first fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this subclause.

(cc)

Exception

If the President’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, submitted to Congress pursuant to section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, includes a cost for the program established under this subsection that is above zero, the requirements of item (bb) shall not apply to loans made during such upcoming fiscal year.

;

(2)

in paragraph (16), by adding at the end the following:

(G)

Guarantee fee waiver for veterans

(i)

Definition

In this subparagraph, the term veteran or spouse of a veteran has the meaning given the term in paragraph (31)(G)(iii).

(ii)

Guarantee fee waiver

The Administrator may not collect a guarantee fee described in paragraph (18) in connection with a loan made under this paragraph, or any successor to the program established under this paragraph, to a veteran or spouse of a veteran on or after October 1 of the first fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this subparagraph.

(iii)

Exception

If the President’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, submitted to Congress pursuant to section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, includes a cost for the program established under this subsection that is above zero, the requirements of clause (ii) shall not apply to loans made during such upcoming fiscal year.

; and

(3)

in paragraph (34), by adding at the end the following:

(D)

Guarantee fee waiver for veterans

(i)

Definition

In this subparagraph, the term veteran or spouse of a veteran has the meaning given the term in paragraph (31)(G)(iii).

(ii)

Guarantee fee waiver

The Administrator may not collect a guarantee fee described in paragraph (18) in connection with an express loan made under this paragraph, or any successor to the program established under this paragraph, to a veteran or spouse of a veteran on or after October 1 of the first fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this subparagraph.

(iii)

Exception

If the President’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, submitted to Congress pursuant to section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, includes a cost for the program established under this subsection that is above zero, the requirements of clause (ii) shall not apply to express loans made during such upcoming fiscal year.

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