Text: H.R.6022 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/30/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6022


To improve the Federal contracting process with respect to veterans, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 30, 2010

Mr. Courtney introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, 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


A BILL

To improve the Federal contracting process with respect to veterans, and for other purposes.

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 “Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracting Fairness Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Parity in small business set-asides.

Section 31(b)(2)(B) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657a(b)(2)(B)) is amended by striking “shall” and inserting “may”.

SEC. 3. Verification of veteran-owned businesses.

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

(1) in paragraph (1) by striking “through (6)” and inserting “through (7)”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(7) A business concern may not be included in the database until the Secretary verifies that the concern is a small business concern owned and controlled by veterans or a small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.”.

(b) Procurement program for small business concerns owned and controlled by service-Disabled veterans.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Section 36 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657f) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(f) Verification.—A business concern may not participate in the program under this section unless such concern is included as a small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans in the database maintained by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs pursuant to section 8127(f) of title 38, United States Code.”.

(2) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment in paragraph (1) shall take effect on the date that is 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 4. Misrepresentation with respect to small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.

Section 16(d)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 645(d)(1)) is amended—

(1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) by inserting “a ‘small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans’,” before “or a ‘small business concern owned and controlled by women’”; and

(2) in subparagraph (A) by striking “or 31” and inserting “31, or 36”.


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