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H.R. 3056 (99th): 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.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jul 23, 1985.

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 card, or history calendar publication or distribution; (2) radio or television broadcasting; (3) film, record, or video tape production or distribution; (4) instruction or tutoring in academic subjects; or (5) a similar operation. Permits such denial if the SBA determines after a hearing that assistance will be adverse to a legitimate public interest or used primarily to promote or criticize political or religious ideas.