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H.R. 1471: Access to Credit for Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID–19 Crisis Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 1, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1471

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 1, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Fitzpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services

A BILL

To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to include an exception for disaster area member business loans made by insured credit unions, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Access to Credit for Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID–19 Crisis Act of 2021.

2.

Exception for disaster area member business loans made by insured credit unions

(a)

In general

Section 107A(c)(1)(B) of the Federal Credit Union Act (12 U.S.C. 1757a(c)(1)(B)) is amended—

(1)

in clause (iv), by striking or at the end;

(2)

in clause (v), by striking the period and inserting ; or; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(vi)

made by an insured credit union that has received a composite rating of either 1 or 2 under the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System or an equivalent rating under a comparable rating system, the proceeds of which will be used to aid in the recovery from the COVID–19 pandemic, if—

(I)

the extension of credit is being made during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this clause and ending 1 year after the termination date of the emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020, under section 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act relating to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19 pandemic); and

(II)

the extension of credit does not threaten the safety and soundness of the insured credit union.

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(b)

Rulemaking

Not later than the end of the 30-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the National Credit Union Administration Board shall issue an interim final rule to define—

(1)

when an extension of credit aids in the recovery from the COVID–19 pandemic for purposes of section 107A(c)(1)(B)(vi) of the Federal Credit Union Act (as added by paragraph (1)); and

(2)

when such extension of credit does not threaten the safety and soundness of the applicable insured credit union.