H.R. 1157 (98th): A bill to amend the Small Business Act to restrict the authority of the Small Business Administration to deny financial assistance to small business concerns solely because the primary business operations of such concerns relate to the communication of ideas.


Feb 2, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 2, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Addabbo
Representative for New York's 6th congressional district

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
2/2/1983--Introduced.Amends the Small Business Act to prohibit the Small Business Administration (SBA) from denying financial assistance to a small business solely because its primary operation is:(1) book, newspaper, magazine, greeting ...

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Related Bills

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H.R. 1562 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 3, 1981

H.R. 3056 (99th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 1985

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Feb 2, 1983


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