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Apr 22, 2008

Summary and Text of Amendments for H.R. 5819 – SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act

Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for

H.R. 5819 - SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act

Listed in Alphabetical Order

April 22, 2008 4:27 PM

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Barrow (GA)

#7

The amendment establishes a pilot program to make grants to minority institutions that partner with nonprofit organizations that have experience developing relationships between industry, minority institutions, and other entities.

Boswell (IA)/Sutton(OH)

#1

The amendment would give priority to applications from companies located in areas that have lost a major source of employment.

Capito (WV)

#4

The amendment changes section 104, regarding the SBIR Advisory Board. It would add to small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans to the groups to be targeted by the board to make applications for SBIR grants.

Carnahan (MO)

#14

The amendment removes the "per state limitations" provisions that requires the state to disburse funds in the FAST program.

Carnahan (MO)

#15

The amendment makes both Phase I and Phase II grant recipients are eligible for the "opt out" listed in the bill. The amendment also establishes guidelines under which an award recipient eligible to receive services may decline those services.

Carney (PA)

#13

The amendment would allow the Administrator of the SBA to view favorably FAST grant applicants that use accredited SBDC's in determining the award of a FAST grant.

Ehlers (MI)

#17

The amendment strikes section 102 - doing so leaves the current set-asides for SBIR and STTR unchanged.

Ehlers (MI)

#18

The amendment raises the minimum set-aside to 3 percent for SBIR and 0.6 percent for STTR for agencies which received authorization of appropriations through the America COMPETES Act, provided those agencies receive their fully authorized funding.

Flake (AZ)

#6

The amendment would prohibit any funds appropriated for, or otherwise made available to, federal agencies for the purposes of carrying out SBIR/STTR grant programs from being used for a Congressional earmark, as defined by House rules.

Foster (IL)

#16

(WITHDRAWN) The amendment requires SBIR awardees to be majority owned and controlled by individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the . Any employer found knowingly hiring, recruiting, or referring for a fee, an unauthorized alien shall not be eligible for the receipt of future awards.

Foster (IL)/Ellsworth(IN/Altmire(PA)

#20

(REVISED) The amendment requires SBIR awardees to be owned and controlled by at least one individual, or a business concern owned and controlled by individuals, who are a citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the . Any applicant found knowingly hiring, recruiting, or referring for a fee, an unauthorized alien shall not be eligible for the receipt of future awards.

Giffords (AZ)

#12

(REVISED) The amendment would require SBIR awardees be domiciled in the .

Gillibrand (NY)

#8

The amendment requires a veteran small-business owner must be at least one of the people appointed to the advisory board overseeing the Small Business Innovation Research Program Grants.

Graves (MO)

#5

(REVISED) The amendment strikes and replaces Title II, regarding venture capital investment standards.

Matheson (UT)

#23

The amendment gives priority to small businesses and organizations, in the awarding of SBIR, STTR, and FAST grants, that are making significant contributions towards energy efficiency, including those that are making efforts to reduce their carbon footprint or are carbon neutral.

Matsui (CA)

#19

The amendment adds business incubators as eligible for the partnerships with SBIR awardees that are required by section 404. The amendment also defines the term "business incubators" for this purpose.

Sestak (PA)

#3

The amendment notifies an applicant to the SBIR and STTR programs, who is not successful in receiving an award, that the applicant can request an explanation of why the applicant did not receive the award.

Sutton (OH)

#9

The amendment requires agencies that administer SBIR programs to give special consideration to pressing transportation and infrastructure research activities, as identified by reports issued by the Department of Transportation and National Academy of Sciences.

Sutton (OH)

#10

The amendment provides that veterans will be given priority when applying for SBIR and STTR awards.

Sutton (OH)

#11

(WITHDRAWN) The amendment provides that areas that have an unemployment rate greater than the national average unemployment rate in the last year will be given priority when applying for SBIR and STTR awards.

Walz (MN)

#2

The amendment would require the Small Business Administration to consult with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop an outreach program to publicize the Small Business Innovation Research program to veterans returning from service and encourage veterans with appropriate technical skills to apply for SBIR grants.

Welch (VT)

#21

The amendment strikes language that allows firms not receiving SBIR/STTR Phase I grants to be eligible to receive Phase II.

Welch (VT)

#22

The amendment limits to half the amount of an agency's SBIR budget that could go to grant awards that exceed $200,000 for Phase I, and $1,500,000 for Phase II.