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Minority Enterprise Act

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A bill to amend the Small Business Act to expand assistance under such act to minority small business concerns, to provide statutory standards for contracting and subcontracting by the United States with respect to such concerns, and to create a Commission on Federal Assistance to Minority Enterprise.


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03/14/1977Introduced in House

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Date
03/14/1977Referred to House Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/14/1977Referred to House Committee on Government Operations.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/14/1977Referred to House Committee on Small Business.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/14/1977Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Cosponsor
Rep. Burton, John [D-CA-5]
Rep. Dent, John H. [D-PA-21]
Rep. Keys, Martha E. [D-KS-2]
Rep. Reuss, Henry S. [D-WI-5]

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Small Business03/14/1977 Referred to
House Government Operations03/14/1977 Referred to
House Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs03/14/1977 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/14/1977)

Minority Enterprise Act - Title I: Amendments Affecting the Small Business Act - Amends the Small Business Act to establish the Office of Minority Small Business Assistance Personnel in the Small Business Administration (SBA) to work with all agencies of the Government having procurement powers in order to identify contracts suitable for minority concerns and within each regional office of the SBA to supervise and coordinate minority small business programs.

Directs the Administrator of the SBA to appoint an Associate Administrator for Minority Small Business and Procurement Assistance.

Increases the authorization for appropriations in the small business loan program and requires that not less than 25 percent of aggregate direct loans shall be made to minority small business concerns.

Increases the authorization for appropriations for the equal opportunity loan program.

Provides statutory standards for contracting and subcontracting by the United States with respect to minority businesses. Directs the Administration to prepare and publish in the Federal Register rules governing the maximum size of small business concerns qualified to receive procurement assistance under the Small Business Act.

Requires that the Administration shall report to Congress and the President concerning the development of minority small businesses.

Authorizes $201,600,000 to be appropriated for purposes of this Title.

Title II: Amendments to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 - Requires that a Utilization of Minority Business Enterprises clause appear in specified Government contracts. Requires that specified Government contractors establish and conduct a Minority Business Enterprise Subcontracting Program which includes: (1) designation of a liaison officer to administer the contractor's program; (2) consideration of the potentialities of minority business enterprises in all "make or buy" decisions to provide materials or service; and (3) maintenance of records concerning procedures adopted and subcontracts awarded.

Sets forth other preferences which will be extended to minority business enterprises.

Title III: Commission on Federal Assistance to Minority Enterprise - Establishes the Commission on Federal Assistance to Minority Enterprise composed of 15 members appointed by the President, with the consent of the Senate, from members of minority groups who are knowledgeable in minority participation in the economy.

Directs the Commission to develop methods for delivery of financial assistance to minority enterprises; for generating markets for goods and services; and for providing effective business education and technical assistance.

Requires that the Commission shall submit semiannual reports to each House of Congress concerning its activities.