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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-496—OCT. 17, 1988

102 STAT. 2465

unless the solicitation specifies a longer period which is determined by the contracting officer to be required to afford the agency a practicable opportunity to inspect and test the property furnished or evaluate the services performed. (4) The limitation that the Federal Government may take a discount offered by a contractor for early payment by the Federal Government only in accordance with the time limits specified by the contractor, determined in accordance with the second sentence of section 3904 of title 31, United States Code. (5) The requirements of section 3902(c) of title 31, United States Code. (6) The requirements of section 3903(a)(6) of title 31, United States Code. (7) The requirements of section 3905 of title 31, United States Code. (c) The regulations required by subsection (a) of this section shall be published as proposed regulations for public comment as provided in section 22 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 418b) within 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESS

SEC. 12. Section 15(k) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(k)) is amended by— (1) renumbering paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) as paragraphs (6), (7), and (8), respectively; and (2) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following new paragraph: "(5) assist small business concerns to obtain payments, late payment interest penalties, or information due to such concerns, in conformity with chapter 39 of title 31, United States Code;". CODIFICATION OF A DEFINITION PROVIDED IN A N APPROPRIATION LAW

SEC. 13. (a) Section 3903(a)(2) of title 31, United States Code, is amended by inserting "including any edible fresh or frozen poultry meat, any perishable poultry meat food product, fresh eggs, and any perishable egg product," after "182(3))),". (b) Section 2002 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1984 (Public Law 98-181; 97 Stat. 1297) is amended by striking out "the 31 USC 3903 terms 'meat' and 'meat food products' as used in the Prompt Pay- ^°^^ment Act (Public Law 97-177; 96 Stat. 85) in section 2(a)(2)(B)(i) thereof shall include also edible fresh or frozen poultry meat, perishable poultry meat food products, fresh eggs and perishable egg products; and". EFFECTIVE DATES

SEC. 14. (a) The amendments made by sections 2(a), 2(b), 3(a), 4 31 USC 3902 through 9, 12, and 13 of this Act shall apply to payments under note. contracts awarded, contracts renewed, and contract options exercised during or after the first fiscal quarter which begins more than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) The requirements of section 3902(c)(2) of title 31, United States 31 USC 3902 Code, as added by section 3(b) of this Act, shall apply to payments note. under contracts awarded on or after October 1, 1989.

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