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S.3246 - SCORE Program Improvement Act of 2012
A bill to improve the Service Corps of Retired Executives, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 101. ESTABLISHMENT OF ADVISORY BOARD.
(1) COMPOSITION- The SCORE Advisory Board shall be composed of 6 members, who shall be appointed from among individuals having outstanding qualifications and known to be familiar with and sympathetic to the needs and problems of small business concerns.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) 2 shall be appointed for a term of 3 years, of whom 1 shall be a member described in subsection (b)(2)(A) and 1 shall be a member described in subsection (b)(2)(B); andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- A vacancy on the SCORE Advisory Board shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made and shall be subject to any conditions which applied with respect to the original appointment.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(e) Initial Meeting- Not later than 60 days after the date on which all members of the SCORE Advisory Board have been appointed, the SCORE Advisory Board shall hold its first meeting.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 102. DUTIES OF THE SCORE ADVISORY BOARD.
(4) develop and promote initiatives, policies, programs, and plans designed to assist with the mentoring services offered by SCORE chapters throughout the United States; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Development of Plan- The Administrator shall develop and implement an annual comprehensive plan for joint efforts by the public and private sectors to facilitate the formation and development of mentoring by SCORE volunteers.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Annual Report- Not later than 30 days after the end of each fiscal year, the SCORE Advisory Board shall submit to the President, the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate, and the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives a report that contains--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) a detailed description of the activities of the SCORE Advisory Board during the fiscal year to which the report relates, including how the SCORE Advisory Board carried out the duties described in subsection (a);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 103. POWERS OF THE SCORE ADVISORY BOARD.
(a) Hearings- The SCORE Advisory Board may hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as the SCORE Advisory Board considers advisable to carry out this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Information From Federal Agencies- The SCORE Advisory Board may secure directly from any Federal department or agency such information as the SCORE Advisory Board considers necessary to carry out this Act. Upon request of the Chairman of the SCORE Advisory Board, the head of such department or agency shall furnish such information to the SCORE Advisory Board.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Postal Services- The SCORE Advisory Board may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the Federal Government.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 104. SCORE ADVISORY BOARD PERSONNEL MATTERS.
(b) Travel Expenses- The members of the SCORE Advisory Board shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the SCORE Advisory Board.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Detail of Government Employees- Any Federal Government employee may be detailed to the SCORE Advisory Board without reimbursement, and such detail shall be without interruption or loss of civil service status or privilege.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 105. INAPPLICABILITY OF THE FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT TO THE SCORE ADVISORY BOARD.
SEC. 106. FUNDING.
The expenses of the SCORE Advisory Board, including expenses relating to personnel, as described in section 104, shall be paid by SCORE, from amounts made available to SCORE to carry out section 8(b)(1)(B) of the Small Business Act (
SEC. 201. REAUTHORIZATION.
‘(g) SCORE Program- The Administrator may make grants and enter into cooperative agreements to carry out the SCORE program authorized by section 8(b)(1) in a total amount that does not exceed $7,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 202. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF SCORE.
(a) Limitation on Amount of Salary- The rate of basic pay of the chief executive officer of SCORE may not exceed the maximum rate of basic pay established under
(b) Federal Share of Salary- For any year during which the chief executive officer of SCORE serves in a leadership capacity on a foundation affiliated with SCORE, the Federal share of the basic pay of the chief executive officer of SCORE may not exceed 80 percent.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 203. ALLOCATION COMMITTEE.
SEC. 204. ALLOCATION OF AMOUNTS.
SEC. 205. GAO STUDY AND REPORT.
(a) Study- The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a study of the technology activities of SCORE that includes an examination of each expenditure by SCORE for technology activities and the result of each such expenditure.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Report- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to Congress and the Administrator a report that contains--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) a detailed description of the amounts SCORE has expended for technology activities, including how SCORE expended Federal funds to carry out and sustain technology initiatives during the 4-year period ending on the date of enactment of this Act;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink