Text: H.R.2413 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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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.