Summary: S.2487 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (04/06/1984)

(Reported to Senate from the Committee on Small Business with amendment, S. Rept. 98-380)

White House Conference on Small Business Authorization Act - Calls upon the President to conduct a National White House Conference on Small Business, not earlier than January 1, 1985, and not later than September 1, 1986, to: (1) increase public awareness of the contributions of small business; (2) identify small business problems; (3) examine the status of minority and women small business owners; (4) assist small business in carrying out its role as the nation's job creator; (5) assemble small businesses to develop specific recommendations for executive and legislative action; and (6) review the status of recommendations adopted at the Conference.

Authorizes and directs Federal departments, agencies, and instrumentalities to provide support and assistance to the planning of such conference.

Requires a final report of the Conference, within six months from the date such conference is convened, to be submitted to the President and the Congress. Requires the Small Business Administration to report annually to the Congress for the next three years following the submission of the final report of the Conference.

Authorizes appropriations.