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H.R. 2799: No Duplicate PPP Loans Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 22, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2799

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 22, 2021

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

A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to ensure duplicate loans are ineligible under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Duplicate PPP Loans Act of 2021.

2.

Ineligible duplicate loans under the paycheck protection program

(a)

In general

Section 7A of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636m) is amended by adding to the end the following new subsection:

(m)

Ineligible duplicate loans

Any borrower that knowingly and willfully submits false information for the purposes of obtaining a covered loan under section 7(a)(36) shall be required to repay any amount of such covered loan.

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(b)

Guidance

Not later than 10 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall issue guidance to carry out the amendments made by this Act.

3.

Report on ineligible duplicate loans

(a)

Report to Congress

Not later than 1 week after the date of the enactment of this Act, and weekly thereafter until the last day of the covered period (as defined in section 7(a)(36)(A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(36)(A)), the Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall submit to the Committees on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate, and the Committees on Financial Services and Small Business of the House of Representatives, a report on ineligible duplicate loans (as described under section 7A(m) of the Small Business Act, as added by this Act) that includes—

(1)

the number of attempted applications for such ineligible duplicate loans;

(2)

the number of processed applications for such ineligible duplicate loans;

(3)

dollars disbursed for such ineligible duplicate loans; and

(4)

actions taken by the Administrator to—

(A)

review potential disbursements for such ineligible duplicate loans;

(B)

recover improper disbursements for such ineligible duplicate loans;

(C)

strengthen technical systems to ensure the detection of such ineligible duplicate loan applications; and

(D)

provide guidance to lenders on such ineligible duplicate loan applications.

(b)

Publication

Not later than 7 days after the date on which the Administrator submits a report required under subsection (a), the Administrator shall publish such report on a website of the Small Business Administration.