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S.509 Small Business Lending Enhancement Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 08, 2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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  • 100% of users support S.509

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    • National Association of Federal Credit Unions

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    • California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

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    • National Association of Realtors

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    • Credit Union National Association

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    • Association for Manufacturing Technology

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    • Small Business Majority

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    • Competitive Enterprise Institute

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    • Institute for Real Estate Management

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    • Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute

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    • National Small Business Association

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    • Americans for Tax Reform

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    • The Heartland Institute

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    • Less Government

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    • Institute for Liberty

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    • 60 Plus Association

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    • Citizens Against Government Waste

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Michigan Bankers Association

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    • Independent Community Bankers of America

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    • S7156-2011 - NY Senate Open Legislation - Provides for the ... - May 01, 2012 by http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation - PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.509 - Referred to Transportation/A.2615 - Referred to Corporations 2009: S.509 - Referred to Transportation/A.2615 - Referred to Corporations 2008: S.3038 - Referred to ...

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      As noted by http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation on May 01, 2012, "PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.509 - Referred to Transportation/A.2615 - Referred to Corporations 2009: S.509 - Referred to Transportation/A.2615 - Referred to Corporations 2008: S.3038 - Referred to ..." (/url?q=http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S7156-2011&sa=U&ei=juGsT__zM4jO9QTjvc2FDQ&ved=0CDoQmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNH-ADSAO_9SuO2Iqn5drOO2SirLqg)
    • Credit unions deserve upgraded lending limit | Hartford Business - April 02, 2012 by Norman Halls - Credit unions have a bill in Congress H.R.1418/S.509 Small Business Lending Enhancement Act of 2011. This bill will allow the credit union to increase its lending cap to 27.5 percent from 12.25 percent. In May 25, 2010, the ...

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      As noted by Norman Halls on April 02, 2012, "Credit unions have a bill in Congress H.R.1418/S.509 Small Business Lending Enhancement Act of 2011. This bill will allow the credit union to increase its lending cap to 27.5 percent from 12.25 percent. In May 25, 2010, the ..." (/url?q=http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/news23305.html&sa=U&ei=UjqCT-fTMYq42wW9jrGDBw&ved=0CE0QmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNHmypGjN4QwDBhfnSLbDxnUencphA)
    • Credit unions deserve upgraded lending limit | Hartford Business - April 02, 2012 by Norman Halls - Credit unions have a bill in Congress H.R.1418/S.509 Small Business Lending Enhancement Act of 2011. This bill will allow the credit union to increase its lending cap to 27.5 percent from 12.25 percent. In May 25, 2010, the secretary of the ...

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      As noted by Norman Halls on April 02, 2012, "Credit unions have a bill in Congress H.R.1418/S.509 Small Business Lending Enhancement Act of 2011. This bill will allow the credit union to increase its lending cap to 27.5 percent from 12.25 percent. In May 25, 2010, the secretary of the ..." (/url?q=http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/news23305.html&sa=U&ei=3_eAT-GwLInu2gX2_6F8&ved=0CEMQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNH45BIuJ3-OMtCCgKKLOiLf4WqkUA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • BAUGHMAN v. WALT DISNEY WORLD COMPANY - July 17, 2012 by Findlaw.com - After all, a paraplegic can enter a courthouse by dragging himself up the front steps, see Tennessee v. Lane, 541 U.S. 509, 513–14, 124 S.Ct. 1978, 158 L.Ed.2d 820 (2004), so lifts and ramps would not be “necessary” under Disney's reading of the term

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      As noted by Findlaw.com on July 17, 2012, "After all, a paraplegic can enter a courthouse by dragging himself up the front steps, see Tennessee v. Lane, 541 U.S. 509, 513–14, 124 S.Ct. 1978, 158 L.Ed.2d 820 (2004), so lifts and ramps would not be “necessary” under Disney's reading of the term" (http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1606426.html)
    • Australia: Insolvent trading claims – A cautionary tale for directors of corporations - June 16, 2012 by Mondaq - Section 588G of the Corporations Act, 2001 (the Act) imposes a general obligation on company directors to prevent insolvent trading. In short, insolvent trading is said to occur in circumstances where, at the time the company incurs a debt, it is unable ..

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      As noted by Mondaq on June 16, 2012, "Section 588G of the Corporations Act, 2001 (the Act) imposes a general obligation on company directors to prevent insolvent trading. In short, insolvent trading is said to occur in circumstances where, at the time the company incurs a debt, it is unable .." (http://www.mondaq.com/australia/x/182086/Corporate+Governance/Insolvent+trading+claims+A+cautionary+tale+for+directors+of+corporations)
    • 'Sky Habitat effect' lifts sales in other estates - June 15, 2012 by Straits Times - Sky Habitat is the CapitaLand's 509-unit project in Bishan Central that grabbed headlines in mid-April with record high prices of about $1,700 per sq ft (psf). That level of pricing put it on a par with prime condos and while sales have been ...

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      As noted by Straits Times on June 15, 2012, "Sky Habitat is the CapitaLand's 509-unit project in Bishan Central that grabbed headlines in mid-April with record high prices of about $1,700 per sq ft (psf). That level of pricing put it on a par with prime condos and while sales have been ..." (http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_811595.html)
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