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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2018

Short Titles as Introduced

Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Small Business Act to improve the small business development centers program, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
05/08/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3806-3807)
03/23/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber All Actions
05/09/2018SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
05/08/2018-2:37pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/08/2018-2:37pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3806-3807)
05/08/2018-2:23pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1702.
05/08/2018-2:23pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3806-3808)
05/08/2018-2:23pmHouseMr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
03/23/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Small Business.
03/23/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Del. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large]* 03/23/2017
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 03/28/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Small Business03/23/2017 Referred to
Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship05/09/2018 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (03/23/2017)

Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017

This bill amends the Small Business Act with respect to the authority of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to use certain SBA programs, including the small business development center (SBDC) program, to provide grants, financial assistance, loans, export assistance, and subcontracting opportunities on federal contracts to specified small businesses, organizations, state governments, universities, companies, and other entities that assist smaller enterprises.

The SBA shall use such programs only to deliver entrepreneurial development services, entrepreneurial education, support for the development and maintenance of clusters, or business training. Such program requirements shall not apply to services provided to assist small businesses owned by an Indian tribe.

The SBA shall not prohibit SBDC grant recipients from marketing and advertising their services to individuals and small business concerns.

The SBA shall establish a Data Collection Working Group to determine the best way to capture data collection and create or revise existing systems dedicated to data collection.

The bill: (1) increases the portion of certain available funds the SBA may use to pay the expenses of the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board, the information sharing system, and the SBDC association for conducting an SBCD accreditation program; and (2) removes a limitation on the amount the SBA may use to pay the examination expenses of the SBDC accreditation program.

The SBA may not award grants (including contracts and cooperative agreements) under the SBDC program to entities other than those that received them before September 30, 2015, and seek to renew them after that date, with an exception for not-for-profit institutions of higher education.