H.R.5408 - Small Business and Farm Energy Emergency Relief Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 11/19/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Small Business; Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/02/2004 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development and Research. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5408 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
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.
Introduced in House (11/19/2004)
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.