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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Science and Technology Innovation Act of 2008

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/15/2008Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
04/15/2008Referred to House Science and Technology
Action By: House of Representatives
04/15/2008Referred to House Small Business
Action By: House of Representatives
04/15/2008Referred to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition to the Committee on Science and Technology, 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
04/15/2008Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Science and Technology
04/15/2008Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
04/15/2008Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.
Action By: Committee on Science and Technology
04/15/2008Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6]* 04/15/2008
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3]* 04/15/2008
Rep. Wilson, Charles A. [D-OH-6]* 04/15/2008

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Small Business04/15/2008 Referred to
House Science and Technology04/15/2008 Referred to
House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation04/15/2008 Referred to
04/15/2008 Markup by

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Subjects (12)


Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (04/15/2008)

Science and Technology Innovation Act of 2008 - Amends the Small Business Act to: (1) extend through FY2010 the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs; (2) increase SBIR and STTR set-asides and award levels; (3) prohibit a small business from being excluded from SBIR or STTR program participation due to being owned by more than one equity provider, as long as no single equity provider owns more than 49% of such business; (4) require agency database updates in order to support SBIR and STTR program evaluation and technology utilization; (5) establish an Interagency SBIR/STTR Policy Committee; (6) allow federal agencies to use up to 3% of their SBIR funds for the payment of administrative costs; (7) allow SBIR technical assistance to include the implementation of manufacturing processes and production strategies for utilization; (8) allow federal agencies participating in the SBIR program to enter into agreements with the technical extension or assistance programs of other federal agencies in order to provide small business technical assistance; and (9) increase expenditure limits for the provision of such technical assistance.