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Referred in Senate (11/18/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1694


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 18, 2015

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


AN ACT

To amend MAP–21 to improve contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small business concerns, 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 “Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Disadvantaged business enterprises.

Section 1101(b) of MAP–21 (23 U.S.C. 101 note) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2) by adding at the end the following:

    “(C) VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN.—The term ‘veteran-owned small business concern’ has the meaning given the term ‘small business concern owned and controlled by veterans’ in section 3(q) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(q)).”;

(2) in paragraph (3) by inserting “and veteran-owned small business concerns” before the period at the end; and

(3) in paragraph (4)(B)—

(A) in clause (ii) by striking “and” at the end;

(B) in clause (iii) by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(iv) veterans.”.

Passed the House of Representatives November 17, 2015.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk