Public Law 112-17

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    112TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
    1ST SESSION


    An Act
    To provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, 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.[edit]

    This Act may be cited as the “Small Business Additional Temporary Extension Act of 2011”.

    Section 2. Additional temporary extension of authorization of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958.[edit]

    (a) In General.—
    Section 1 of the Act entitled “An Act to extend temporarily certain authorities of the Small Business Administration”, approved October 10, 2006 (Public Law 109-316; 120 Stat. 1742), as most recently amended by section 1 of Public Law 112-1 (125 Stat. 3), is amended—
    (1) by striking “Any” and inserting “Except as provided in section 3 of the Small Business Additional Temporary Extension Act of 2011, any”; and
    (2) by striking “May 31, 2011” each place it appears and inserting “July 31, 2011”.
    (b) Effective Date.—
    The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on May 30, 2011.

    Section 3. Extension of SBIR and STTR termination dates.[edit]

    (a) SBIR.—
    Section 9(m) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(m)) is amended—
    (1) by striking “Termination.—” and all that follows through “the authorization” and inserting “Termination.—The authorization”;
    (2) by striking “2008” and inserting “2011”; and
    (3) by striking paragraph (2).
    (b) STTR.—
    Section 9(n)(1)(A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(n)(1)(A)) is amended—
    (1) by striking “IN GENERAL.—” and all that follows through “with respect” and inserting “IN GENERAL.—With respect”;
    (2) by striking “2009” and inserting “2011”; and
    (3) by striking clause (ii).
    (c) Commercialization Pilot Program.—
    Section 9(y)(6) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(y)(6)) is amended by striking “2010” and inserting “2011”.

    Section 4. Competitive selection procedures for SBIR and STTR programs.[edit]

    Section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638) is amended by inserting after subsection (r) the following:
    “(s) Competitive Selection Procedures For SBIR And STTR Programs.—All funds awarded, appropriated, or otherwise made available in accordance with subsection (f) or (n) must be awarded pursuant to competitive and merit-based selection procedures.”.

    Approved June 1, 2011.

    Legislative History[edit]

    • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 157 (2011)
      • May 26, Passed Senate by Unanimous Consent
      • May 31, Passed House