Text: H.R.456 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/09/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 456

To amend the Small Business Act to make service-disabled veterans eligible under the 8(a) business development program.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 9, 2009

Mr. Wittman introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business


A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to make service-disabled veterans eligible under the 8(a) business development program.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Disabled Veteran Small Business Eligibility Expansion Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. ELIGIBILITY OF SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS UNDER 8(a) PROGRAM.

Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)(C) by inserting after “small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals” the following: “, or a small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans,”; and

(2) in paragraph (4)—

(A) by redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (D); and

(B) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following new subparagraph:

“(C) For purposes of this section—

“(i) the term ‘socially and economically disadvantaged small business concern’ includes a small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans; and

“(ii) the term ‘disadvantaged owner’ includes an owner who is a service-disabled veteran, in the case of a small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.”.