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H.R. 3188 (117th): ANGLE Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 13, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 3188


May 13, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Emmer, and Mr. Stauber) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business


To direct the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish a forgivable loan program for remote recreational businesses, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Assistance Needed for Great Losses Experienced in Isolated Northern Lakes Economic Territory Act or the ANGLE Act.


Forgivable loan program for remote recreational businesses


In general

The Administrator shall establish a program to make forgivable loans available to remote recreational businesses that experienced a loss in revenue that is greater than 50 percent during the period between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, as compared with the same period during previous year.



To be eligible for a forgivable loan, a remote recreational business must—


have been in operation on March 1, 2020; and


show that the closure of the United States and Canadian border restricted the ability of American customers to access the location of the remote recreational business.


Loan amount

The maximum loan amount shall be equal to 75 percent of the remote recreational gross annual receipts for fiscal year 2019.



Not later than 1 calendar year from the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall forgive 100 percent of the value of a loan received less the amount the borrower received from—


any other loan forgiveness program, including any program established under the CARES Act (Public Law 116–136); and


an advance received under section 1110 of the CARES Act (15 U.S.C. 9009).



In this Act:



The term Administrator means the Administrator of the Small Business Administration.


Remote recreational business

The term remote recreational business means a business in the contiguous United States that is—


a small business concern (as defined under section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632)) operating in the recreational industry;


located within 75 miles of the United States and Canadian border; and


is only accessible by land via Canada.