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S. 1492 (117th): Remote Recreational Small Business Interruption Program Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 29, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

S. 1492


April 29, 2021

(for herself, Ms. Klobuchar, and Mrs. Murray) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship


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 Remote Recreational Small Business Interruption Program Act.



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 in 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


only accessible by land via Canada.


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 beginning on March 1, 2020 and ending on July 1, 2020 as compared with the same period during 2019.



To be eligible for a forgivable loan under subsection (a), a remote recreational business shall—


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 under subsection (a) shall be equal to 75 percent of the gross annual receipts for the remote recreational business for fiscal year 2019.



Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall forgive 100 percent of the value of a loan made to a remote recreational business under subsection (a) less the amount the remote recreational business received from—


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


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