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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-533—OCT. 25, 1988

102 STAT. 2689

Public Law 100-533 100th Congress An Act To amend the Small Business Act to establish programs and initiate efforts to assist the development of small business concerns owned and controlled by women, and for other purposes.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Women's Business Ownership Act

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act, together with the following table of contents, may be cited as the "Women's Business Ownership Act of 1988". TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE I—CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS AND PURPOSES Sec. 101. Findings and purposes. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

201. 202. 203. 204.

TITLE II—DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS Establishment. Technical. Authorization. Definition.

TITLE III—ACCESS TO CAPITAL Sec. 301. Amendments to the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Sec. 302. Form simplification and preferred financing. TITLE IV—NATIONAL WOMEN'S BUSINESS COUNCIL Establishment. Duties of the Council. Membership. Director and staff of the Council. Powers of the Council. Reports. Authorization.

Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

401. 402. 403. 404. 405. 406. 407.

Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

TITLE V—STATISTICAL DATA AND EFFECT ON OTHER PROGRAMS 501. Census data. 502. Procurement data. 503. State of small business report. 504. Disadvantaged small business.

TITLE I—CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS AND PURPOSES SEC. 101. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

Section 2 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(h)(l) With respect to the programs and activities authorized by this Act, the Congress finds that— "(A) women owned business has become a major contributor to the American economy by providing goods and services, revenues, and jobs; "(B) over the past two decades there have been substantial gains in the social and economic status of women as they have sought economic equality and independence;

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