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PUBLIC LAW 101-409—OCT. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 885 Public Law 101-409 101st Congress An Act To authorize the President to call and conduct a National White House Conference on Small Business. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That this Act may be cited as the "White House Conference on Small Business Authorization Act". AUTHORIZATION OF CONFERENCE SEC. 2. (a) The President shall call and conduct a National White House Conference on Small Business (hereinafter referred to as the "National Conference") not earlier than January 1, 1994, and not later than April 1, 1994, to carry out the purposes described in section 3 of this Act. The National Conference shall be preceded by State conferences, with at least one such conference being held in each State, and with at least two conferences being held in any State with a population of ten million or more. The State conferences shall be held not earlier than December 1, 1992, and at their conclusion shall be followed by regional meetings of delegates in at least six cities prior to the National Conference. (b) Participants in the National Conference and other interested individuals and organizations, are authorized to conduct activities at the State and regional level prior to the date of the National Conference, and shall direct such activities toward the consideration of the purposes of the National Conference. (c) The National Conference shall be conducted under the general supervision and direction of the White House Conference on Small Business Commission (hereinafter referred to as the "Commission") established in section 5 of this Act, PURPOSE OF CONFERENCE SEC. 3. The purpose of the National Conference shall be to increase public awareness of the essential contribution of small business; to identify the problems of small business; to examine the status of minorities and women as small business owners; to assist small business in carrying out its role as the Nation's job creator; to assemble small businesses (particularly those who are not actively involved in small business or trade- organizations) to develop such specific and comprehensive recommendations for executive and legislative action as may be appropriate for maintaining and encouraging the economic viability of small business and, thereby, the Nation; and to review the status of recommendations adopted at the 1986 White House Conference on Small Business. CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS SEC. 4. (a) In order to carry out the purposes specified in section 3 of this Act, the National Conference shall bring together individuals Oct. 5, 1990 [H.R. 4773] White House Conference on Small Business Authorization Act. 15 USC 631 note. State and local governments. 15 USC 631 note. 15 USC 631 note. 15 USC 631 note.