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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

SBIR and STTR Enhancement Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Small Business Act to enhance the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
06/09/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date All Actions
06/11/2009Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology
06/11/2009Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology
06/10/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.
Action By: Committee on Science and Technology
06/09/2009Referred to House Science and Technology
Action By: House of Representatives
06/09/2009Referred to House Small Business
Action By: House of Representatives
06/09/2009Referred 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
06/09/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology .
Action By: Committee on Small Business
06/09/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Small Business06/09/2009 Referred to
House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology06/09/2009 Referred to
06/11/2009 Markup by
06/11/2009 Reported by
House Science and Technology06/09/2009 Referred to
House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation06/10/2009 Referred to

No related bill information was received for H.R.2772.


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Introduced in House (06/09/2009)

SBIR and STTR Enhancement Act - Amends the Small Business Act to direct each federal agency that is required to establish a small business innovation research (SBIR) program to: (1) issue research topic solicitations at least twice a year; and (2) make a final decision on topic proposals within 90 days, unless the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) determines that a decision may be extended to 180 days.

Requires the Administrator to submit to the congressional small business committees a list of small businesses that, for the preceding five-year period, received 15 or more first phase SBIR awards but no second phase awards. Requires each federal agency conducting an SBIR program to engage with such awardees and develop performance measures for awardee progression in the SBIR program.

Provides funding for SBIR administrative, oversight, and contract processing costs.

Requires a Comptroller General audit on how federal agencies calculate SBIR and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) extramural research budgets.

Directs each federal agency conducting an SBIR or STTR program to establish and maintain program evaluation and technology utilization databases.

Establishes an Interagency SBIR/STTR Policy Committee.

Authorizes each federal agency with an SBIR program to "fast track" phase two awards.

Increases SBIR and STTR award levels.

Provides express authority for agencies to award sequential phase two awards for SBIR-funded projects.

Allows a federal agency to provide a second phase award to a small business only if the business has been provided an award for the first phase or has completed first phase requirements despite not having been provided a first phase award.