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Introduced in House (06/15/2020)


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.


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


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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