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                                                       Calendar No. 838
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 3121

                          [Report No. 106-422]

  To reauthorize programs to assist small business concerns, and for 
                            other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

           September 27 (legislative day, September 22), 2000

Mr. Bond, from the Committee on Small Business, reported the following 
     original bill; which was read twice and placed on the calendar

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
  To reauthorize programs to assist small business concerns, 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Small Business 
Reauthorization Act of 2000''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
          TITLE I--REAUTHORIZATION OF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Sec. 101. Authorizations of appropriations.
              TITLE II--QUADRENNIAL SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT

Sec. 201. Short title.
Sec. 202. Definitions.
Sec. 203. National and State Quadrennial Summits on Small Business.
Sec. 204. Purposes of Quadrennial Summits.
Sec. 205. Summit participants.
Sec. 206. Quadrennial Commission on Small Business.
Sec. 207. Authorization of appropriations; availability of funds.
     TITLE III--SMALL BUSINESS INVOLVEMENT IN GOVERNMENT REGULATION

Sec. 301. Short title.
Sec. 302. Findings and purposes.
Sec. 303. Ensuring full analysis of potential impacts on small entities 
                            of rules proposed by certain agencies.
Sec. 304. Definitions.
Sec. 305. Collection of information requirement.
Sec. 306. Effective date.
   TITLE IV--OFFICE OF ADVOCACY OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Sec. 401. Short title.
Sec. 402. Findings.
Sec. 403. Purposes.
Sec. 404. Office of Advocacy.
                        TITLE V--CREDIT PROGRAMS

Sec. 501. Section 7(a) program.
Sec. 502. Small business investment companies.
Sec. 503. Microloan program.
Sec. 504. Small business lending company fees.
Sec. 505. Surety bonds.
Sec. 506. Development company debentures.
                       TITLE VI--HUBZONE PROGRAM

                 Subtitle A--HUBZones in Native America

Sec. 601. Short title.
Sec. 602. HUBZone small business concern.
Sec. 603. Qualified HUBZone small business concern.
Sec. 604. Other definitions.
                  Subtitle B--Other HUBZone Provisions

Sec. 611. Definitions.
Sec. 612. Eligible contracts.
Sec. 613. Correction of HUBZone reference.
Sec. 614. Community development.
Sec. 615. Reference correction.
      TITLE VII--NATIONAL WOMEN'S BUSINESS COUNCIL REAUTHORIZATION

Sec. 701. Short title.
Sec. 702. Duties of the Council.
Sec. 703. Membership of the Council.
Sec. 704. Repeal of procurement project; State and local economic 
                            networks.
Sec. 705. Studies and other research.
Sec. 706. Authorization of appropriations.
                  TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Sec. 801. Native American small business development centers.
Sec. 802. Cosponsorship.
Sec. 803. Fraud and false statements.
Sec. 804. Financial institution civil penalties.
Sec. 805. Very small business program.
Sec. 806. SDB.
Sec. 807. Subcontracting preference for veterans.
Sec. 808. Size standards.
Sec. 809. Drug-free workplace program.

          TITLE I--REAUTHORIZATION OF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

SEC. 101. AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 20 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631 note) is 
amended by striking subsections (c), (d), and (e) and inserting the 
following:
    ``(c) Fiscal Year 2001.--
            ``(1) Program levels.--The following program levels are 
        authorized for fiscal year 2001:
                    ``(A) For the programs authorized by this Act, the 
                Administration is authorized to make--
                            ``(i) $45,000,000 in technical assistance 
                        grants, as provided in section 7(m); and
                            ``(ii) $60,000,000 in direct loans, as 
                        provided in section 7(m).
                    ``(B) For the programs authorized by this Act, the 
                Administration is authorized to make $19,050,000,000 in 
                deferred participation loans and other financings, of 
                which, the Administration is authorized to make--
                            ``(i) $14,500,000,000 in general business 
                        loans, as provided in section 7(a);
                            ``(ii) $4,000,000,000 in financings, as 
                        provided in section 7(a)(13) of this Act and 
                        section 504 of the Small Business Investment 
                        Act of 1958;
                            ``(iii) $500,000,000 in loans, as provided 
                        in section 7(a)(21); and
                            ``(iv) $50,000,000 in loans, as provided in 
                        section 7(m).
                    ``(C) For the programs authorized by title III of 
                the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, the 
                Administration is authorized to make--
                            ``(i) $2,500,000,000 in purchases of 
                        participating securities; and
                            ``(ii) $1,500,000,000 in guarantees of 
                        debentures.
                    ``(D) For the programs authorized by part B of 
                title IV of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, 
                the Administration is authorized to enter into 
                guarantees not to exceed $4,000,000,000, of which not 
                more than 50 percent may be in bonds approved pursuant 
                to section 411(a)(3) of that Act.
                    ``(E) The Administration is authorized to make 
                grants or enter into cooperative agreements--
                            ``(i) for a total amount of $5,000,000 for 
                        the Service Corps of Retired Executives program 
                        authorized by section 8(b)(1); and
                            ``(ii) for a total amount not to exceed 
                        $125,000,000 (to remain available until 
                        expended) for the activities of small business 
                        development centers pursuant to section 21.
            ``(2) Additional authorizations.--
                    ``(A) There are authorized to be appropriated to 
                the Administration for fiscal year 2001, such sums as 
                may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this 
                Act not elsewhere provided for, including 
                administrative expenses and necessary loan capital for 
                disaster loans pursuant to section 7(b), and to carry 
                out title IV of the Small Business Investment Act of 
                1958, including salaries and expenses of the 
                Administration.
                    ``(B) Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
                paragraph, for fiscal year 2001--
                            ``(i) no funds are authorized to be used as 
                        loan capital for the loan program authorized by 
                        section 7(a)(21), except by transfer from 
                        another Federal department or agency to the 
Administration, unless the program level authorized for general 
business loans under paragraph (1)(B)(i) is fully funded; and
                            ``(ii) the Administration may not approve 
                        loans on its own behalf or on behalf of any 
                        other Federal department or agency, by contract 
                        or otherwise, under terms and conditions other 
                        than those specifically authorized under this 
                        Act or the Small Business Investment Act of 
                        1958, except that the Administration may 
                        approve loans under section 7(a)(21) of this 
                        Act in gross amounts of not more than 
                        $1,250,000.
                    ``(C) There are authorized to be appropriated to 
                the Administration to carry out the program under 
                section 31, $7,500,000 for fiscal year 2001.
    ``(d) Fiscal Year 2002.--
            ``(1) Program levels.--The following program levels are 
        authorized for fiscal year 2002:
                    ``(A) For the programs authorized by this Act, the 
                Administration is authorized to make--
                            ``(i) $60,000,000 in technical assistance 
                        grants, as provided in section 7(m); and
                            ``(ii) $80,000,000 in direct loans, as 
                        provided in section 7(m).
                    ``(B) For the programs authorized by this Act, the 
                Administration is authorized to make $20,050,000,000 in 
                deferred participation loans and other financings, of 
                which, the Administration is authorized to make--
                            ``(i) $15,000,000,000 in general business 
                        loans, as provided in section 7(a);
                            ``(ii) $4,500,000,000 in financings, as 
                        provided in section 7(a)(13) of this Act and 
                        section 504 of the Small Business Investment 
                        Act of 1958;
                            ``(iii) $500,000,000 in loans, as provided 
                        in section 7(a)(21); and
                            ``(iv) $50,000,000 in loans, as provided in 
                        section 7(m).
                    ``(C) For the programs authorized by title III of 
                the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, the 
                Administration is authorized to make--
                            ``(i) $3,500,000,000 in purchases of 
                        participating securities; and
                            ``(ii) $2,500,000,000 in guarantees of 
                        debentures.
                    ``(D) For the programs authorized by part B of 
                title IV of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, 
                the Administration is authorized to enter into 
                guarantees not to exceed $5,000,000,000, of which not 
                more than 50 percent may be in bonds approved pursuant 
                to section 411(a)(3) of that Act.
                    ``(E) The Administration is authorized to make 
                grants or enter into cooperative agreements--
                            ``(i) for a total amount of $6,000,000 for 
                        the Service Corps of Retired Executives program 
                        authorized by section 8(b)(1); and
                            ``(ii) for a total amount not to exceed 
                        $125,000,000 (to remain available until 
                        expended) for the activities of small business 
                        development centers pursuant to section 21.
            ``(2) Additional authorizations.--
                    ``(A) There are authorized to be appropriated to 
                the Administration for fiscal year 2002, such sums as 
                may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this 
                Act not elsewhere provided for, including 
                administrative expenses and necessary loan capital for 
                disaster loans pursuant to section 7(b), and to carry 
                out title IV of the Small Business Investment Act of 
                1958, including salaries and expenses of the 
                Administration.
                    ``(B) Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
                paragraph, for fiscal year 2002--
                            ``(i) no funds are authorized to be used as 
                        loan capital for the loan program authorized by 
                        section 7(a)(21), except by transfer from 
                        another Federal department or agency to the 
                        Administration, unless the program level 
                        authorized for general business loans under 
                        paragraph (1)(B)(i) is fully funded; and
                            ``(ii) the Administration may not approve 
                        loans on its own behalf or on behalf of any 
                        other Federal department or agency, by contract 
                        or otherwise, under terms and conditions other 
                        than those specifically authorized under this 
                        Act or the Small Business Investment Act of 
                        1958, except that the Administration may 
                        approve loans under section 7(a)(21) of this 
                        Act in gross amounts of not more than 
                        $1,250,000.
                    ``(C) There are authorized to be appropriated to 
                the Administration to carry out the program under 
                section 31, $7,500,000 for fiscal year 2002.
    ``(e) Fiscal Year 2003.--
            ``(1) Program levels.--The following program levels are 
        authorized for fiscal year 2003:
                    ``(A) For the programs authorized by this Act, the 
                Administration is authorized to make--
                            ``(i) $70,000,000 in technical assistance 
                        grants, as provided in section 7(m); and
                            ``(ii) $100,000,000 in direct loans, as 
                        provided in section 7(m).
                    ``(B) For the programs authorized by this Act, the 
                Administration is authorized to make $21,550,000,000 in 
                deferred participation loans and other financings, of 
                which, the Administration is authorized to make--
                            ``(i) $16,000,000,000 in general business 
                        loans, as provided in section 7(a);
                            ``(ii) $5,000,000,000 in financings, as 
                        provided in section 7(a)(13) of this Act and 
                        section 504 of the Small Business Investment 
                        Act of 1958;
                            ``(iii) $500,000,000 in loans, as provided 
                        in section 7(a)(21); and
                            ``(iv) $50,000,000 in loans, as provided in 
                        section 7(m).
                    ``(C) For the programs authorized by title III of 
                the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, the 
                Administration is authorized to make--
                            ``(i) $4,000,000,000 in purchases of 

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