Text: H.R.2603 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/08/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2603


To amend the Small Business Act to ensure that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is eligible for certain Small Business Administration programs, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 8, 2019

Mr. Sablan introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business


A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to ensure that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is eligible for certain Small Business Administration programs, 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 “Northern Mariana Islands Small Business Act”.

SEC. 2. Eligibility of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for certain Small Business Administration programs.

The Small Business Act is amended—

(1) in section 7(m)(7)(B) (15 U.S.C. 636(m)(7)(B))—

(A) by striking “and American Samoa” each place such term appears and inserting “American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands”; and

(B) in clause (i)(I)(bb), by striking “155 ” and inserting “156 ”;

(2) in section 21(a) (15 U.S.C. 648(a))—

(A) in paragraph (1), by inserting before “The Administration shall require” the following new sentence: “The previous sentence shall not apply to an applicant that has its principal office located in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.”; and

(B) in paragraph (4)(C)(ix), by striking “and American Samoa” and inserting “American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands”; and

(3) in section 34(a)(9) (15 U.S.C. 657d(a)(9)), by striking “and American Samoa” and inserting “American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands”.


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