Text: H.R.3223 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/15/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3223


To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences for small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 15, 2009

Mr. Buyer (for himself and Mr. Boozman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences for small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Improvement of Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences for small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.

(a) In general.—Section 8127 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (c), by striking “may” and inserting “shall”;

(2) in subsection (f), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(7) Ownership and control by a veteran or veterans of more than one small business concern shall not be grounds for disqualification of any of such concerns from inclusion in the database under this subsection.”; and

(3) in subsection (l), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(3) The term ‘control of management and daily business operations’ with respect to a business concern means the authority to make final decisions affecting financial, operational, management policy, and employment issues, irrespective of the number of hours worked by the individual with such authority or the location of such individual with respect to the business concern.”.

(b) Deadline for interim policy guidance.—By not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall issue interim policy guidance to carry out the amendments made by this Act.


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