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Introduced in Senate (05/14/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 936


To increase oversight of small business assistance programs provided by the Small Business Administration.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 14, 2013

Mr. Heller (for himself, Mr. Enzi, and Mr. Rubio) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship


A BILL

To increase oversight of small business assistance programs provided by the Small Business Administration.

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 “Transparency in Small Business Assistance Act”.

SEC. 2. Oversight of small business assistance programs.

(a) Definitions.—In this Act—

(1) the terms “Administration” and “Administrator” mean the Small Business Administration and the Administrator thereof, respectively; and

(2) the term “small business concern” has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632).

(b) Oversight of small business assistance programs.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator shall collect information from small business concerns that receive assistance provided by the Administration, including a loan, a loan guarantee, a grant, or counseling services.

(2) INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED.—The information collected under paragraph (1) shall include—

(A) the operational status of each small business concern, to be collected 6 months after and 1 year after the date on which the small business concern receives assistance from the Administration;

(B) if a small business concern is no longer operational, the reason for the closure of the small business concern;

(C) the number of part-time employees and full-time employees that each small business concern employs, to be collected—

(i) 6 months after the date on which the small business concern receives assistance from the Administration, and every 6 months thereafter, during the time the small business concern is receiving assistance from the Administration; and

(ii) 6 months after and 1 year after the date on which the small business concern ceases to receive assistance from the Administration; and

(D) if the Administration is unable to provide assistance to the small business concern, the number of referrals that the Administration makes to another assistance program within the Administration or to another Federal agency.

(3) REPORT.—The Administration shall include the information collected under this subsection in the annual report required under section 10(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 639(a)).

(c) Effective date.—This Act shall take effect 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act.