S.269 - Small Business and Farm Energy Emergency Relief Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] (Introduced 02/02/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Small Business and Entrepreneurship|
|Latest Action:||02/02/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.269 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/02/2005)
Small Business and Farm Energy Emergency Relief Act of 2005 - Amends the Small Business Act to authorize the Small Business Administration to make disaster loans to assist small businesses that have suffered or are likely to suffer substantial economic injury as the result of a significant increase in the price of heating fuel. Prohibits such loan from being made if the total amount outstanding and committed to the borrower would exceed $1.5 million, unless the borrower is a major source of employment in its surrounding area.
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 that have or are likely to suffer substantial economic injury on or after October 1, 2004, as the result of a significant increase in energy costs in connection with an energy emergency declared by the President or the Secretary.