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Public Law No: 115-416 (01/03/2019)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 416]
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Public Law 115-416
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus 
property to veteran-owned small businesses. <<NOTE: Jan. 3, 2019 -  [S. 
                                2679]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Veterans Small 
Business Enhancement Act of 2018. 15 USC 631 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans Small Business Enhancement 
Act of 2018''.
SEC. 2. ACCESS TO SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR VETERAN-OWNED SMALL 
                    BUSINESSES.

    Section 32 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657b) is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
    ``(g) Access to Surplus Property for Veteran-owned Small 
Businesses.--
            ``(1) Definitions.--In this subsection--
                    ``(A) the term `foreign excess property' has the 
                meaning given the term in section 102 of title 40, 
                United States Code; and
                    ``(B) the term `state agency' has the meaning given 
                the term, including the roles and responsibilities 
                assigned, in section 549 of title 40, United States 
                Code.
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Coordination.>>  Requirement.--The 
        Administrator, in coordination with the Administrator of General 
        Services, shall provide access to and manage the distribution of 
        surplus property, and foreign excess property returned to a 
        State for handling as surplus property, owned by the United 
        States under chapter 7 of title 40, United States Code, to small 
        business concerns owned and controlled by veterans (as verified 
        by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under section 8127 of title 
        38, United States Code) pursuant to a memorandum of agreement 
        between the Administrator, the Administrator of General 
        Services, and the head

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        of the applicable state agency for surplus properties and in 
        accordance with section 549 of title 40, United States Code.''.

    Approved January 3, 2019.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2679:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-414 (Comm. on Small Business and 
Entrepreneurship).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 164 (2018):
            Dec. 6, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 20, considered and passed House.

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