H.R.2413 - To amend the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act to provide for procurement set-aside targets for rural areas.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Coleman, E. Thomas [R-MO-6] (Introduced 05/18/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Government Operations|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/25/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security. (All Actions)|
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HR 2413 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2413 To amend the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act to provide for procurement set-aside targets for rural areas. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 18, 1989 Mr. COLEMAN of Missouri (for himself, Mr. MARLENEE, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. GRANT, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. WEBER, Mr. HOUGHTON, Mrs. SMITH of Nebraska, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. WHITTAKER, Mr. SKELTON, Mr. ROBINSON, Mr. SCHUETTE, Mr. MORRISON of Washington, Mr. BEREUTER, Mr. CHAPMAN, Mr. VOLKMER, and Mr. GRANDY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations A BILL To amend the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act to provide for procurement set-aside targets for rural areas. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. FEDERAL PROCUREMENT FOR RURAL AREAS. (a) FUNCTIONS OF ADMINISTRATORS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY WITH RESPECT TO RURAL AREA PROCUREMENT- Section 6(d) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 404(d)) is amended-- (1) by striking `and' at the end of paragraph (7); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (8) and inserting '; and'; and (3) by inserting the following new paragraph: `(9) providing the leadership and coordination with respect to policies affecting procurement programs for rural areas.'. (b) COORDINATION WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS AND EXECUTIVE AGENCIES- Section 6(e) of such Act (41 U.S.C. 404(e)) is amended-- (1) by striking `and' at the end of paragraph (2); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (3) and inserting a semicolon; and (3) by inserting the following new paragraphs; `(4) shall coordinate with and advise State and local officials with regard to Federal efforts to encourage procurement in rural areas with the aim of fostering economic development in such areas; `(5) shall establish, in consultation with the heads of executive agencies, specific rural area procurement targets for such agencies consistent with the priorities of section 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644); and `(6) shall encourage, in cooperation with such agency heads, the use of set asides or other appropriate methods for meeting procurement targets for rural areas.'. (c) AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES- Section 16 of such Act (41 U.S.C. 414) is amended-- (1) by striking `and' at the end of paragraph (3); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (4) and inserting `; and'; and (3) by inserting at the end the following new paragraph: `(5) cooperate with the Administrator in carrying out the Administrator's responsibilities for rural area programs, provide the information necessary for setting procurement targets and recording achievement, and keep the Administrator informed concerning plans and programs which affect rural procurement.'. (d) RURAL AREA DEFINED- As used in this Act, the term `rural area' means any county with an urban population of fewer than twenty thousand individuals. SEC. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. The amendments made by section 1 shall take effect on October 1, 1989.