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S.3194 - Small Business Common Application Act of 2012
A bill to require the establishment of a small business common application and web portal for purposes of Federal small business assistance programs, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF A SMALL BUSINESS COMMON APPLICATION AND WEB PORTAL.
(a) Common Application and Web Portal- Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Administrator, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall establish a small business common application and web portal.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- The web portal established under subsection (a) shall allow a small business concern to submit a single common application to apply for Federal assistance provided by any Executive agency, including--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(C) increase the degree and ease of information sharing and coordination among programs serving small business concerns that are carried out by Executive agencies, including State and local offices of Executive agencies; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Use of Common Application and Web Portal- Each Executive agency that provides Federal assistance to small business concerns shall amend the rules of the Executive agency to provide for use of the common application and web portal to apply for such Federal assistance.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Rules- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall issue final rules establishing the small business common application and web portal under this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON A SMALL BUSINESS COMMON APPLICATION.
(4) VACANCIES- A vacancy in the Executive Committee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, not later than 30 days after the date on which the vacancy occurs.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) PUBLIC MEETING- The Executive Committee shall hold at least one public meeting before the date described in subsection (d)(1) to receive comments from small business concerns and other interested parties.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) RECOMMENDATIONS- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, upon a vote of the majority of members of the Executive Committee then serving, the Executive Committee shall submit to the Administrator recommendations relating to the establishment of the small business common application and web portal described in section 3.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) TRANSMISSION TO EXECUTIVE AGENCIES- The Executive Committee shall transmit to each Executive agency a complete copy of the recommendations submitted under paragraph (1).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) RECOMMENDATIONS BY EXECUTIVE AGENCIES- Not later than 30 days after the date on which the Executive Committee transmits recommendations to the Executive agency under paragraph (2), each Executive agency that provides Federal assistance to small business concerns shall submit to Congress recommendations, if any, for legislative changes necessary for the Executive agency to carry out this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS- The members of the Executive Committee shall serve without compensation in addition to that received for their services as officers or employees of the United States.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) DETAIL OF EMPLOYEES- The Administrator may detail to the Executive Committee any employee of the Economic Development Administration, and such detail shall be without interruption or loss of civil service status or privilege.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink