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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-272—APR. 7, 1986

100 STAT. 371

"(ii) in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 per centum of the stock of which is owned by— "(I) one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, or "(II) an economically disadvantaged Indian tribe. "(B) A small business concern meets the requirements of this subparagraph if the management and daily business operations of such small business concern are controlled by one or more— "(i) socially and economically disadvantaged individuals described in subparagraph (A)(i)(1) or subparagraph (A)(ii)(I), or "(ii) members of an economically disadvantaged Indian tribe described in subparagraph (A)(i)(II) or subparagraph (A)(iiXII).". (c) DETERMINATION OF ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE OF AN INDIAN

TRIBE.—Paragraph (6) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(6)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "In determining the economic disadvantage of an Indian tribe, the Administration shall consider, where available, information such as the following: the per capita income of members of the tribe excluding judgment awards, the percentage of the local Indian population below the poverty level, and the tribe's access to capital markets.". (d) DEFINITION OF "INDIAN TRIBE".—Section 8(a) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(13) For purposes of this subsection, the term 'Indian tribe' means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community of Indians, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation (within the meaning of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) which— 43 USC 1601 "(A) is recognized as eligible for the special programs and i^ote. services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians, or "(B) is recognized as such by the State in which such tribe, band, nation, group, or community resides.". SEC. 18016. SIZE STANDARD FOR AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES. Section 3(a) of the Small Business Act is amended by inserting the 15 USC 632. following before the period at the end of the first sentence: ": Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, an agricultural enterprise shall be deemed to be a small business concern if it (including its affiliates) has annual receipts not in excess of $500,000". SEC.

18017. ENCOURAGEMENT OF VETERANS BUSINESS RESOURCE COUNCILS.

(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that— State listing. (1) Veterans Business Resource Councils have been established in the following ten States: California, Ohio, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri; (2) the concept of Veterans Business Resource Councils to establish networks of veterans with business experience assisting fellow veterans seeking to establish small businesses merits serious consideration; and (3) the majority of our Nation's Vietnam era veterans fall within the thirty-five to forty-five-year old age range, in which most people decide to enter into small business ownership.