Text: H.R.2221 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/01/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2221


To amend the Small Business Act to direct the task force of the Office of Veterans Business Development to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 1, 2015

Ms. Duckworth (for herself and Mr. Cook) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business


A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to direct the task force of the Office of Veterans Business Development to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses.

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 “Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Access to excess or surplus property for veteran-owned small businesses.

Subparagraph (B) of section 32(c)(3) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657b(c)(3)(B)) is amended—

(1) in clause (v), by striking “; and” and inserting a semicolon;

(2) in clause (vi), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by inserting at the end the following new clause:

    “(vii) providing access to and managing the distribution of excess or surplus property owned by the United States to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding between the task force and the head of the appropriate State agency for surplus property.”.