Text: H.R.6697 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/05/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6697


To amend the Small Business Act to expand the Paycheck Protection Program for certain organizations, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 5, 2020

Mr. Pappas (for himself, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Cisneros, and Mr. Steube) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business


A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to expand the Paycheck Protection Program for certain organizations, 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 “Local Chamber, Tourism, and 501(c)(6) Protection Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Paycheck protection program.

Section 7(a)(36) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(36)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A)—

(A) in clause (viii)(II)—

(i) in item (dd), by striking “or” at the end;

(ii) in item (ee), by striking “; and” at the end and inserting “; or”; and

(iii) by adding at the end the following:

“(ff) any compensation of an employee who is a registered lobbyist under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.);”;

(B) in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(x) the term ‘covered business organization’ means an organization (other than a professional football league) that—

“(I) is described in section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or is a destination marketing organization (without regard to whether such organization is described in such section); and

“(II) has 300 or fewer employees; and

“(xi) the term ‘destination marketing organization’ means a non-profit entity, a State, or a political subdivision of a State (including any instrumentality of such entities) engaged in marketing and promoting communities and facilities to businesses and leisure travelers through a range of activities, including—

“(I) assisting with the location of meeting and convention sites;

“(II) providing travel information on area attractions, lodging accommodations, and restaurants;

“(III) providing maps; and

“(IV) organizing group tours of local historical, recreational, and cultural attractions.”; and

(2) in subparagraph (D), by adding at the end the following:

    “(vii) INCLUSION OF COVERED BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.—During the covered period, a covered business organization shall be eligible to receive a covered loan.”.


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