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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7211

To increase the eligibility of nonprofit organizations for loans under 
        the Paycheck Protection Program, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 15, 2020

Mr. Hice of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Banks, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mr. 
  Collins of Georgia, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Curtis, Mr. Flores, Mr. Gosar, 
   Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Mooney of West 
 Virginia, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Allen, and Mr. Ferguson) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                             Small Business

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                                 A BILL


 
To increase the eligibility of nonprofit organizations for loans under 
        the Paycheck Protection Program, 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 ``Limiting Infant Fatality and 
Empowering Nonprofit Organization Workforces'' or the ``LIFE NOW Act''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM.

    (a) Eligibility of All Nonprofit Organizations for Loans.--Section 
7(a)(36)(D) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(D)) is 
amended--
            (1) in clause (i), by striking ``nonprofit organization,'' 
        each place that term appears;
            (2) in clause (v), by striking ``nonprofit organization,''; 
        and
            (3) by striking clause (vi) and inserting the following:
                            ``(vi) Eligibility for nonprofit 
                        organizations.--During the covered period, any 
                        nonprofit organization shall be eligible to 
                        receive a covered loan.''.
    (b) Prohibition on Funding for Abortions.--Section 7(a)(36) of the 
Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(36)) is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
                    ``(S) Prohibition on funding for abortions.--
                            ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in 
                        clause (ii), no entity, including an affiliate, 
                        subsidiary, successor, or clinic thereof, that 
                        provides abortions shall be eligible to receive 
                        a covered loan.
                            ``(ii) Exceptions.--Clause (i) shall not 
                        apply to--
                                    ``(I) a hospital, as defined in 
                                section 1861(e) of the Social Security 
                                Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(e)); or
                                    ``(II) an abortion described in 
                                section 507(a) of division A of the 
                                Further Consolidated Appropriations 
                                Act, 2020 (Public Law 116-94).''.
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