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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1640

  To amend the Small Business Act to ensure uniformity in procurement 
                  terminology, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 20, 2017

Ms. Velazquez introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Small Business

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend the Small Business Act to ensure uniformity in procurement 
                  terminology, 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. UNIFORMITY IN PROCUREMENT TERMINOLOGY.

    (a) In General.--Section 15(j)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 
U.S.C. 644(j)(1)) is amended by striking ``greater than $2,500 but not 
greater than $100,000'' and inserting ``greater than the micro-purchase 
threshold, but not greater than the simplified acquisition threshold''.
    (b) Technical Amendment.--Section 3(m) of the Small Business Act 
(15 U.S.C. 632(m)) is amended to read as follows:
    ``(m) Definitions Pertaining to Contracting.--In this Act:
            ``(1) Prime contract.--The term `prime contract' has the 
        meaning given such term in section 8701(4) of title 41, United 
        States Code.
            ``(2) Prime contractor.--The term `prime contractor' has 
        the meaning given such term in section 8701(5) of title 41, 
        United States Code.
            ``(3) Simplified acquisition threshold.--The term 
        `simplified acquisition threshold' has the meaning given such 
        term in section 134 of title 41, United States Code.
            ``(4) Micro-purchase threshold.--The term `micro-purchase 
        threshold' has the meaning given such term in section 1902(a) 
        of title 41, United States Code.
            ``(5) Total purchase and contracts for property and 
        services.--The term `total purchases and contracts for property 
        and services' means the total number and total dollar amount of 
        contracts and orders for property and services.''.
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