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Titles (2)

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Smaller Enterprise Regulatory Improvement Act

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Official Title as Introduced

A bill to amend the Small Business Act and an act to amend the Small Business Act (PL 94-305, 90 Stat. 669) to provide regulatory flexibility for small businesses and small organizations to minimize unnecessary burdens in complying with Federal rules and reporting requirements.

Actions Overview (3)

05/28/1980Committee on the Judiciary discharged in House.
10/17/1979Reported to House from the Committee on Small Business with amendment, H. Rept. 96-519 (Part I).
06/28/1979Introduced in House

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05/28/1980Committee on the Judiciary discharged in House.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/17/1979Referred to House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/17/1979Reported to House from the Committee on Small Business with amendment, H. Rept. 96-519 (Part I).
06/28/1979Referred to House Committee on Small Business.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/28/1979Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (245)

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Rep. Ireland, Andrew P. [D-FL-8]
Rep. Butler, M. Caldwell [R-VA-6]
Rep. Abdnor, James [R-SD-2]
Rep. Addabbo, Joseph P. [D-NY-7]
Rep. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI-2]
Rep. Andrews, Mark [R-ND-At Large]
Rep. Badham, Robert E. [R-CA-40]
Rep. Baldus, Alvin J. [D-WI-3]
Rep. Barnard, Doug, Jr. [D-GA-10]
Rep. Bedell, Berkley W. [D-IA-6]
Rep. Bevill, Tom [D-AL-4]
Rep. Biaggi, Mario [D-NY-10]
Rep. Lloyd, Marilyn [D-TN-3]
Rep. Bowen, David R. [D-MS-2]
Rep. Broomfield, William S. [R-MI-19]
Rep. Buchanan, John [R-AL-6]
Rep. Burgener, Clair W. [R-CA-43]
Rep. Carr, Bob [D-MI-6]
Rep. Carter, Tim Lee [R-KY-5]
Rep. Cavanaugh, John J. [D-NE-2]
Rep. Chappell, Bill, Jr. [D-FL-4]
Rep. Cleveland, James C. [R-NH-2]
Rep. Conte, Silvio O. [R-MA-1]
Rep. Corcoran, Tom [R-IL-15]
Rep. Coughlin, Lawrence [R-PA-13]
Rep. D'Amours, Norman E. [D-NH-1]
Rep. Daniel, W. C. (Dan) [D-VA-5]
Rep. Derwinski, Edward J. [R-IL-4]
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6]
Rep. Duncan, John J. [R-TN-2]
Rep. Edgar, Robert W. [D-PA-7]
Rep. Evans, Billy Lee [D-GA-8]
Rep. Flippo, Ronnie G. [D-AL-5]
Rep. Ford, William D. [D-MI-15]
Rep. Forsythe, Edwin B. [R-NJ-6]
Rep. Fowler, Wyche, Jr. [D-GA-5]
Rep. Fuqua, Don [D-FL-2]
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3]
Rep. Gibbons, Sam [D-FL-7]
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-26]
Rep. Ginn, Bo [D-GA-1]
Rep. Glickman, Dan [D-KS-4]
Rep. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA-3]
Rep. Gudger, V. Lamar [D-NC-11]
Rep. Hagedorn, Thomas M. [R-MN-2]
Rep. Hanley, James M. [D-NY-32]
Rep. Harsha, William H. [R-OH-6]
Rep. Heckler, Margaret M. [R-MA-10]
Rep. Heftel, Cecil [D-HI-1]
Rep. Holland, Kenneth L. [D-SC-5]
Rep. Hollenbeck, Harold C. [R-NJ-9]
Rep. Holt, Marjorie S. [R-MD-4]
Rep. Horton, Frank J. [R-NY-34]
Rep. Howard, James J. [D-NJ-3]
Rep. Hubbard, Carroll, Jr. [D-KY-1]
Rep. Hughes, William J. [D-NJ-2]
Rep. Ichord, Richard H. [D-MO-8]
Rep. Jeffords, James M. [R-VT-At Large]
Rep. Jenrette, John W., Jr. [D-SC-6]
Rep. Johnson, Harold T. [D-CA-1]
Rep. Kemp, Jack [R-NY-38]
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-36]
Rep. Lagomarsino, Robert J. [R-CA-19]
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1]
Rep. Lederer, Raymond F. [D-PA-3]
Rep. Livingston, Bob [R-LA-1]
Rep. Lott, Trent [R-MS-5]
Rep. Luken, Thomas A. [D-OH-2]
Rep. Mathis, Dawson [D-GA-2]
Rep. Marriott, David Daniel [R-UT-2]
Rep. McDade, Joseph M. [R-PA-10]
Rep. McHugh, Matthew F. [D-NY-27]
Rep. McKay, K. Gunn [D-UT-1]
Rep. Mineta, Norman Y. [D-CA-13]
Rep. Mitchell, Donald J. [R-NY-31]
Rep. Montgomery, G. V. (Sonny) [D-MS-3]
Rep. Murphy, Morgan F. [D-IL-2]
Rep. Murphy, Austin J. [D-PA-22]
Rep. Myers, John T. [R-IN-7]
Rep. Natcher, William H. [D-KY-2]
Rep. Neal, Stephen L. [D-NC-5]
Rep. Nichols, Bill [D-AL-3]
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-6]
Rep. Nowak, Henry [D-NY-37]
Rep. Panetta, Leon [D-CA-16]
Rep. Patten, Edward J. [D-NJ-15]
Rep. Patterson, Jerry M. [D-CA-38]
Rep. Pepper, Claude [D-FL-14]
Rep. Pickle, J. J. [D-TX-10]
Rep. Price, Melvin [D-IL-23]
Rep. Pritchard, Joel [R-WA-1]
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-4]
Rep. Reuss, Henry S. [D-WI-5]
Rep. Rinaldo, Matthew J. [R-NJ-12]
Rep. Robinson, J. Kenneth [R-VA-7]
Rep. Roe, Robert A. [D-NJ-8]
Rep. Rousselot, John H. [R-CA-26]
Rep. Santini, James D. [D-NV-98]
Rep. Satterfield, David E., III [D-VA-3]
Rep. Schulze, Richard T. [R-PA-5]
Rep. Sebelius, Keith G. [R-KS-1]
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4]
Rep. Slack, John [D-WV-3]
Rep. Smith, Neal Edward [D-IA-4]
Rep. Solarz, Stephen J. [D-NY-13]
Rep. Spellman, Gladys Noon [D-MD-5]
Rep. Staggers, Harley O. [D-WV-2]
Rep. Stangeland, Arlan [R-MN-7]
Rep. Stanton, J. William [R-OH-11]
Rep. Steed, Tom [D-OK-4]
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-21]
Rep. Stump, Bob [D-AZ-3]
Rep. Thompson, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-4]
Rep. Traxler, Bob [D-MI-8]
Rep. Trible, Paul S., Jr. [R-VA-1]
Rep. Volkmer, Harold L. [D-MO-9]
Rep. Walgren, Doug [D-PA-18]
Rep. Wampler, William C. [R-VA-9]
Rep. Whitehurst, G. William [R-VA-2]
Rep. Whitley, Charles O., Sr. [D-NC-3]
Rep. Whitten, Jamie L. [D-MS-1]
Rep. Wilson, Charles [D-TX-2]
Rep. Winn, Larry, Jr. [R-KS-3]
Rep. Won Pat, Antonio B. [D-GU-At Large]
Rep. Yatron, Gus [D-PA-6]
Rep. Young, Robert A. [D-MO-2]
Rep. Zeferetti, Leo C. [D-NY-15]
Rep. Marks, Marc L. [R-PA-24]
Rep. Anderson, John B. [R-IL-16]
Rep. Annunzio, Frank [D-IL-11]
Rep. Archer, Bill [R-TX-7]
Rep. AuCoin, Les [D-OR-1]
Rep. Bafalis, L. A. (Skip) [R-FL-10]
Rep. Bauman, Robert E. [R-MD-1]
Rep. Bennett, Charles E. [D-FL-3]
Rep. Blanchard, James [D-MI-18]
Rep. Edwards, Mickey [R-OK-5]
Rep. Emery, David F. [R-ME-1]
Rep. Ertel, Allen E. [D-PA-17]
Rep. Fary, John G. [D-IL-5]
Rep. Fenwick, Millicent H. [R-NJ-5]
Rep. Florio, James J. [D-NJ-1]
Rep. Gonzalez, Henry B. [D-TX-20]
Rep. Goodling, William F. [R-PA-19]
Rep. Gradison, Willis D., Jr. [D-OH-1]
Rep. Guyer, Tennyson [R-OH-4]
Rep. Hefner, W. G. (Bill) [D-NC-8]
Rep. Huckaby, Thomas J. (Jerry) [D-LA-5]
Rep. Jones, Ed [D-TN-7]
Rep. Kastenmeier, Robert W. [D-WI-2]
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-7]
Rep. Kindness, Thomas N. [R-OH-8]
Rep. Lehman, William [D-FL-13]
Rep. Lent, Norman F. [R-NY-4]
Rep. Lloyd, James F. [D-CA-35]
Rep. Long, Clarence D. [D-MD-2]
Rep. Madigan, Edward R. [R-IL-21]
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7]
Rep. McDonald, Lawrence P. [D-GA-7]
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7]
Rep. Moakley, John Joseph [D-MA-9]
Rep. Moffett, Toby [D-CT-6]
Rep. Mollohan, Robert H. [D-WV-1]
Rep. Moorhead, Carlos J. [R-CA-22]
Rep. Murphy, John M. [D-NY-17]
Rep. Ottinger, Richard L. [D-NY-24]
Rep. Quayle, Dan [R-IN-4]
Rep. Railsback, Thomas F. [R-IL-19]
Rep. Sharp, Philip R. [D-IN-10]
Rep. Richmond, Frederick W. [D-NY-14]
Rep. Simon, Paul [D-IL-24]
Rep. Smith, Virginia [R-NE-3]
Rep. Snyder, M. G. (Gene) [R-KY-4]
Rep. St Germain, Fernand J. [D-RI-1]
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-24]
Rep. Wolff, Lester L. [D-NY-6]
Rep. Mitchell, Parren J. [D-MD-7]
Rep. Clausen, Don H. [R-CA-2]
Rep. Goldwater, Barry, Jr. [R-CA-20]
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-6]
Rep. Fascell, Dante B. [D-FL-15]
Rep. Kazen, Abraham, Jr. [D-TX-23]
Rep. Broyhill, James T. [R-NC-10]
Rep. Burton, John [D-CA-5]
Rep. Corman, James C. [D-CA-21]
Rep. Crane, Philip M. [R-IL-12]
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16]
Rep. Downey, Thomas J. [D-NY-2]
Rep. Duncan, Robert B. [D-OR-3]
Rep. Coleman, E. Thomas [R-MO-6]
Rep. Evans, Thomas B., Jr. [R-DE-At Large]
Rep. McClory, Robert [R-IL-13]
Rep. Roybal, Edward R. [D-CA-25]
Rep. Vander Jagt, Guy [R-MI-9]
Rep. White, Richard C. [D-TX-16]
Rep. Zablocki, Clement J. [D-WI-4]
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6]

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Small Business06/28/1979 Referred to
10/17/1979 Reported by H.Rept 96-519 Part 1
House Judiciary10/17/1979 Referred to
05/28/1980 Discharged from

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Reported to House amended, Part I (10/17/1979)

(Reported to House from the Committee on Small Business with amendment, H. Rept. 96-519 (Part I))

Smaller Enterprise Regulatory Improvement Act - Amends the Small Business Act to require each Federal agency to publish semiannually an agenda of those rules which may be proposed during the upcoming six-month period affecting a substantial number of small businesses and small organizations. Permits Federal agencies to modify the definition of "small business", if appropriate, after notice and opportunity for hearing. Defines "small organizations" to include unincorporated businesses, sheltered workshops, independently owned and operated nonprofit enterprises which are not dominant in their fields, and such other groups and enterprises as each Federal agency shall establish by rule, not in conflict with the definition of "small business."

Requires each published agenda to be transmitted to the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comments. Directs each Federal agency to endeavor to provide notice of each agenda to affected small enterprises by means other than publication in the Federal Register.

Directs each Federal agency to publish a written analysis prior to the issuance of any proposed rule affecting a substantial number of small businesses and organizations which considers: (1) the effect of such rule on small enterprises and competition; (2) whether an exemption could be provided such small enterprises; (3) whether lesser compliance standards could be adopted for small enterprises; and (4) the expected nature of reporting recordkeeping requirements necessitated by such rule.

Requires each Federal agency to issue a rule containing an exemption or differing compliance standard for such small business concerns and organizations if it is lawful, desirable, and feasible to do so.

States that such small enterprises shall be given an opportunity to participate in agency rulemaking, which substantially affects such enterprises, unless otherwise provided.

Requires each agency to review its existing rules and prepare an analysis for purposes of eliminating or modifying those rules which are most burdensome to small businesses and organizations.

Permits any agency to perform the analyses required by this Act in conjunction with any other analysis required by law. Declares that such other analysis shall not in itself satisfy the requirements of this Act.

Stipulates that nothing in this Act alters the interpretation of the term "small business concern" as defined in the Small Business Act or the Small Business Investment Act.