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Short Titles as Introduced

Small Business and Farm Energy Emergency Relief Act of 2004

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide emergency relief to small businesses affected by significant increases in the prices of electricity, heating oil, natural gas, propane, and kerosene, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
11/19/2004Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
12/02/2004Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development and Research.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
11/19/2004Referred to House Agriculture
Action By: House of Representatives
11/19/2004Referred to House Small Business
Action By: House of Representatives
11/19/2004Referred to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/19/2004Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR 11/20/2004 E2111-2112)
Action By: House of Representatives
11/19/2004Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Small Business11/19/2004 Referred to
House Agriculture11/19/2004 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development, and Research12/02/2004 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/19/2004)

Small Business and Farm Energy Emergency Relief Act of 2004 - Amends the Small Business Act to authorize the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make disaster loans to assist small businesses that have suffered or are likely to suffer substantial economic injury as the result of a sharp and significant increase in the price of heating fuel or electricity. Prohibits any such loan from being made if the total amount outstanding and committed to the borrower would exceed $1.5 million, unless the applicant is a major source of employment in its surrounding area. Requires, for such assistance: (1) a declaration by the President or the SBA Administrator that an area is affected by a sharp and significant increase in such price; or (2) a certification from the governor of the State that its small businesses have suffered such economic injury and are in need of assistance which is not otherwise available.

Amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make loans to farm operations that qualify as a small business and have or are likely to suffer substantial economic injury from a sharp and significant increase in energy costs or input costs from energy sources occurring on or after November 1, 2004, in connection with an energy emergency declared by the President or the Secretary.