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[111th Congress Public Law 240]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [[Page 2503]] SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT OF 2010 [[Page 124 STAT. 2504]] Public Law 111-240
111th Congress An Act To create the Small Business Lending Fund Program to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to make capital investments in eligible institutions in order to increase the availability of credit for small businesses, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for small business job creation, 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. This Act may be cited as the ``Small Business Jobs Act of 2010''.
SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of contents. TITLE I--SMALL BUSINESSES Sec. 1001. Definitions. Subtitle A--Small Business Access to Credit Sec. 1101. Short title. PART I--Next Steps for Main Street Credit Availability Sec. 1111. Section 7(a) business loans.
Sec. 1112. Maximum loan amounts under 504 program.
Sec. 1113. Maximum loan limits under microloan program.
Sec. 1114. Loan guarantee enhancement extensions.
Sec. 1115. New Markets Venture Capital company investment limitations.
Sec. 1116. Alternative size standards.
Sec. 1117. Sale of 7(a) loans in secondary market.
Sec. 1118. Online lending platform.
Sec. 1119. SBA Secondary Market Guarantee Authority. PART II--Small Business Access to Capital Sec. 1122. Low-interest refinancing under the local development business loan program. PART III--Other Matters Sec. 1131. Small business intermediary lending pilot program.
Sec. 1132. Public policy goals.
Sec. 1133. Floor plan pilot program extension.
Sec. 1134. Guarantees for bonds and notes issued for community or economic development purposes.
Sec. 1135. Temporary express loan enhancement.
Sec. 1136. Prohibition on using TARP funds or tax increases. Subtitle B--Small Business Trade and Exporting Sec. 1201. Short title.
Sec. 1202. Definitions. [[Page 124 STAT. 2505]] Sec. 1203. Office of International Trade.
Sec. 1204. Duties of the Office of International Trade.
Sec. 1205. Export assistance centers.
Sec. 1206. International trade finance programs.
Sec. 1207. State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program.
Sec. 1208. Rural export promotion.
Sec. 1209. International trade cooperation by small business development centers. Subtitle C--Small Business Contracting PART I--Contract Bundling Sec. 1311. Small Business Act.
Sec. 1312. Leadership and oversight.
Sec. 1313. Consolidation of contract requirements.
Sec. 1314. Small business teams pilot program. PART II--Subcontracting Integrity Sec. 1321. Subcontracting misrepresentations.
Sec. 1322. Small business subcontracting improvements. PART III--Acquisition Process Sec. 1331. Reservation of prime contract awards for small businesses.
Sec. 1332. Micro-purchase guidelines.
Sec. 1333. Agency accountability.
Sec. 1334. Payment of subcontractors.
Sec. 1335. Repeal of Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program. PART IV--Small Business Size and Status Integrity Sec. 1341. Policy and presumptions.
Sec. 1342. Annual certification.
Sec. 1343. Training for contracting and enforcement personnel.
Sec. 1344. Updated size standards.
Sec. 1345. Study and report on the mentor-protege program.
Sec. 1346. Contracting goals reports.
Sec. 1347. Small business contracting parity. Subtitle D--Small Business Management and Counseling Assistance Sec. 1401. Matching requirements under small business programs.
Sec. 1402. Grants for SBDCs. Subtitle E--Disaster Loan Improvement Sec. 1501. Aquaculture business disaster assistance. Subtitle F--Small Business Regulatory Relief Sec. 1601. Requirements providing for more detailed analyses.
Sec. 1602. Office of advocacy. Subtitle G--Appropriations Provisions Sec. 1701. Salaries and expenses.
Sec. 1702. Business loans program account.
Sec. 1703. Community Development Financial Institutions Fund program account.
Sec. 1704. Small business loan guarantee enhancement extensions. TITLE II--TAX PROVISIONS Sec. 2001. Short title. Subtitle A--Small Business Relief PART I--Providing Access to Capital Sec. 2011. Temporary exclusion of 100 percent of gain on certain small business stock.
Sec. 2012. General business credits of eligible small businesses for 2010 carried back 5 years.
Sec. 2013. General business credits of eligible small businesses in 2010 not subject to alternative minimum tax.
Sec. 2014. Temporary reduction in recognition period for built-in gains tax. PART II--Encouraging Investment Sec. 2021. Increased expensing limitations for 2010 and 2011; certain real property treated as section 179 property. [[Page 124 STAT. 2506]] Sec. 2022. Additional first-year depreciation for 50 percent of the basis of certain qualified property.
Sec. 2023. Special rule for long-term contract accounting. PART III--Promoting Entrepreneurship Sec. 2031. Increase in amount allowed as deduction for start-up expenditures in 2010.
Sec. 2032. Authorization of appropriations for the United States Trade Representative to develop market access opportunities for United States small- and medium-sized businesses and to enforce trade agreements. PART IV--Promoting Small Business Fairness Sec. 2041. Limitation on penalty for failure to disclose reportable transactions based on resulting tax benefits.
Sec. 2042. Deduction for health insurance costs in computing self- employment taxes in 2010.
Sec. 2043. Removal of cellular telephones and similar telecommunications equipment from listed property. Subtitle B--Revenue Provisions PART I--Reducing the Tax Gap Sec. 2101. Information reporting for rental property expense payments.
Sec. 2102. Increase in information return penalties.
Sec. 2103. Report on tax shelter penalties and certain other enforcement actions.
Sec. 2104. Application of continuous levy to tax liabilities of certain Federal contractors. PART II--Promoting Retirement Preparation Sec. 2111. Participants in government section 457 plans allowed to treat elective deferrals as Roth contributions.
Sec. 2112. Rollovers from elective deferral plans to designated Roth accounts.
Sec. 2113. Special rules for annuities received from only a portion of a contract. PART III--Closing Unintended Loopholes Sec. 2121. Crude tall oil ineligible for cellulosic biofuel producer credit.
Sec. 2122. Source rules for income on guarantees. PART IV--Time for Payment of Corporate Estimated Taxes Sec. 2131. Time for payment of corporate estimated taxes. TITLE III--STATE SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT INITIATIVE Sec. 3001. Short title.
Sec. 3002. Definitions.
Sec. 3003. Federal funds allocated to States.
Sec. 3004. Approving States for participation.
Sec. 3005. Approving State capital access programs.
Sec. 3006. Approving collateral support and other innovative credit access and guarantee initiatives for small businesses and manufacturers.
Sec. 3007. Reports.
Sec. 3008. Remedies for State program termination or failures.
Sec. 3009. Implementation and administration.
Sec. 3010. Regulations.
Sec. 3011. Oversight and audits. TITLE IV--ADDITIONAL SMALL BUSINESS PROVISIONS Subtitle A--Small Business Lending Fund Sec. 4101. Purpose.
Sec. 4102. Definitions.
Sec. 4103. Small business lending fund.
Sec. 4104. Additional authorities of the Secretary.
Sec. 4105. Considerations.
Sec. 4106. Reports.
Sec. 4107. Oversight and audits.
Sec. 4108. Credit reform; funding.
Sec. 4109. Termination and continuation of authorities.
Sec. 4110. Preservation of authority.
Sec. 4111. Assurances.
Sec. 4112. Study and report with respect to women-owned, veteran-owned, and minority-owned businesses. [[Page 124 STAT. 2507]] Sec. 4113. Sense of Congress. Subtitle B--Other Provisions PART I--Small Business Export Promotion Initiatives Sec. 4221. Short title.
Sec. 4222. Global business development and promotion activities of the Department of Commerce.
Sec. 4223. Additional funding to improve access to global markets for rural businesses.
Sec. 4224. Additional funding for the ExporTech program.
Sec. 4225. Additional funding for the market development cooperator program of the Department of Commerce.
Sec. 4226. Hollings Manufacturing Partnership Program; Technology Innovation Program.
Sec. 4227. Sense of the Senate concerning Federal collaboration with States on export promotion issues.
Sec. 4228. Report on tariff and nontariff barriers. PART II--Medicare Fraud Sec. 4241. Use of predictive modeling and other analytics technologies to identify and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare fee-for-service program. TITLE V--BUDGETARY PROVISIONS Sec. 5001. Determination of budgetary effects. TITLE I--SMALL BUSINESSES SEC. 1001. <> DEFINITIONS. In this title-- (1) the terms ``Administration'' and ``Administrator'' mean the Small Business Administration and the Administrator thereof, respectively; and (2) the term ``small business concern'' has the meaning given that term under section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632). Subtitle A <> --Small Business Access to Credit
SEC. 1101. <> SHORT TITLE. This subtitle may be cited as the ``Small Business Job Creation and Access to Capital Act of 2010''. PART I--NEXT STEPS FOR MAIN STREET CREDIT AVAILABILITY SEC. 1111. SECTION 7(a) BUSINESS LOANS. (a) Amendment.--Section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (2)(A)-- (A) in clause (i), by striking ``75 percent'' and inserting ``90 percent''; and (B) in clause (ii), by striking ``85 percent'' and inserting ``90 percent''; and (2) in paragraph (3)(A), by striking ``$1,500,000 (or if the gross loan amount would exceed $2,000,000'' and inserting ``$4,500,000 (or if the gross loan amount would exceed $5,000,000''. [[Page 124 STAT. 2508]] (b) <> Prospective Repeal.--Effective January 1, 2011, section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (2)(A)-- (A) in clause (i), by striking ``90 percent'' and inserting ``75 percent''; and (B) in clause (ii), by striking ``90 percent'' and inserting ``85 percent''; and (2) in paragraph (3)(A), by striking ``$4,500,000'' and inserting ``$3,750,000''.
SEC. 1112. MAXIMUM LOAN AMOUNTS UNDER 504 PROGRAM. Section 502(2)(A) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 696(2)(A)) is amended-- (1) in clause (i), by striking ``$1,500,000'' and inserting ``$5,000,000''; (2) in clause (ii), by striking ``$2,000,000'' and inserting ``$5,000,000''; (3) in clause (iii), by striking ``$4,000,000'' and inserting ``$5,500,000''; (4) in clause (iv), by striking ``$4,000,000'' and inserting ``$5,500,000''; and (5) in clause (v), by striking ``$4,000,000'' and inserting ``$5,500,000''.
SEC. 1113. MAXIMUM LOAN LIMITS UNDER MICROLOAN PROGRAM. Section 7(m) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(m)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1)(B)(iii), by striking ``$35,000'' and inserting ``$50,000''; (2) in paragraph (3)-- (A) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``$3,500,000'' and inserting ``$5,000,000''; and (B) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``$35,000'' each place that term appears and inserting ``$50,000''; and (3) in paragraph (11)(B), by striking ``$35,000'' and inserting ``$50,000''.
SEC. 1114. LOAN GUARANTEE ENHANCEMENT EXTENSIONS. (a) Fees.--Section 501 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5; 123 Stat. 151) is amended by striking ``September 30, 2010'' each place that term appears and inserting ``December 31, 2010''. (b) Loan Guarantees.--Section 502(f) of division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5; 123 Stat. 153) is amended by striking ``May 31, 2010'' and inserting ``December 31, 2010''.
SEC. 1115. NEW MARKETS VENTURE CAPITAL COMPANY INVESTMENT LIMITATIONS. Section 355 of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 689d) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(e) Investment Limitations.-- ``(1) Definition.--In this subsection, the term `covered New Markets Venture Capital company' means a New Markets Venture Capital company-- ``(A) granted final approval by the Administrator under section 354(e) on or after March 1, 2002; and [[Page 124 STAT. 2509]] ``(B) that has obtained a financing from the Administrator. ``(2) Limitation.--Except to the extent approved by the Administrator, a covered New Markets Venture Capital company may not acquire or issue commitments for securities under this title for any single enterprise in an aggregate amount equal to more than 10 percent of the sum of-- ``(A) the regulatory capital of the covered New Markets Venture Capital company; and ``(B) the total amount of leverage projected in the participation agreement of the covered New Markets Venture Capital.''.
SEC. 1116. ALTERNATIVE SIZE STANDARDS. Section 3(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(5) Alternative Size Standard.-- ``(A) In general.--The Administrator shall establish an alternative size standard for applicants for business loans under section 7(a) and applicants for development company loans under title V of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 695 et seq.), that uses maximum tangible net worth and average net income as an alternative to the use of industry standards. ``(B) Interim rule.--Until the date on which the alternative size standard established under subparagraph (A) is in effect, an applicant for a business loan under section 7(a) or an applicant for a development company loan under title V of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 may be eligible for such a loan if-- ``(i) the maximum tangible net worth of the applicant is not more than $15,000,000; and ``(ii) the average net income after Federal income taxes (excluding any carry-over losses) of the applicant for the 2 full fiscal years before the date of the application is not more than $5,000,000.''.
SEC. 1117. SALE OF 7(a) LOANS IN SECONDARY MARKET. Section 5(g) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 634(g)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(6) If the amount of the guaranteed portion of any loan under section 7(a) is more than $500,000, the Administrator shall, upon request of a pool assembler, divide the loan guarantee into increments of $500,000 and 1 increment of any remaining amount less than $500,000, in order to permit the maximum amount of any loan in a pool to be not more than $500,000. Only 1 increment of any loan guarantee divided under this paragraph may be included in the same pool. Increments of loan guarantees to different borrowers that are divided under this paragraph may be included in the same pool.''.
SEC. 1118. ONLINE LENDING PLATFORM. It is the sense of Congress that the Administrator of the Small Business Administration should establish a website that-- (1) lists each lender that makes loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration and provides information about the loan rates of each such lender; and [[Page 124 STAT. 2510]] (2) allows prospective borrowers to compare rates on loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration.
SEC. 1119. SBA SECONDARY MARKET GUARANTEE AUTHORITY. Section 503(f) of division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5; 123 Stat. 155) is amended by striking ``on the date 2 years after the date of enactment of this section'' and inserting ``2 years after the date of the first sale of a pool of first lien position 504 loans guaranteed under this section to a third-party investor''. PART II--SMALL BUSINESS ACCESS TO CAPITAL SEC. 1122. LOW-INTEREST REFINANCING UNDER THE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM. (a) Refinancing.--Section 502(7) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 696(7)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(C) Refinancing not involving expansions.-- ``(i) Definitions.--In this subparagraph-- ``(I) the term `borrower' means a small business concern that submits an application to a development company for financing under this subparagraph; ``(II) the term `eligible fixed asset' means tangible property relating to which the Administrator may provide financing under this section; and ``(III) the term `qualified debt' means indebtedness-- ``(aa) that-- ``(AA) was incurred not less than 2 years before the date of the application for assistance under this subparagraph; ``(BB) is a commercial loan; ``(CC) is not subject to a guarantee by a Federal agency; ``(DD) the proceeds of which were used to acquire an eligible fixed asset; ``(EE) was incurred for the benefit of the small business concern; and ``(FF) is collateralized by eligible fixed assets; and ``(bb) for which the borrower has been current on all payments for not less than 1 year before the date of the application. ``(ii) Authority.--A project that does not involve the expansion of a small business concern may include the refinancing of qualified debt if-- ``(I) the amount of the financing is not more than 90 percent of the value of the collateral for the financing, except that, if the appraised value of the eligible fixed assets serving as collateral for the financing is less than the amount equal to 125 percent of the amount of the financing, the borrower may provide additional cash or other collateral to eliminate any deficiency; [[Page 124 STAT. 2511]] ``(II) the borrower has been in operation for all of the 2-year period ending on the date of the loan; and ``(III) for a financing for which the Administrator determines there will be an additional cost attributable to the refinancing of the qualified debt, the borrower agrees to pay a fee in an amount equal to the anticipated additional cost. ``(iii) Financing for business expenses.-- ``(I) Financing for business expenses.--The Administrator may provide financing to a borrower that receives financing that includes a refinancing of qualified debt under clause (ii), in addition to the refinancing under clause (ii), to be used solely for the payment of business expenses. ``(II) Application for financing.-- An application for financing under subclause (I) shall include-- ``(aa) a specific description of the expenses for which the additional financing is requested; and ``(bb) an itemization of the amount of each expense. ``(III) Condition on additional financing.--A borrower may not use any part of the financing under this clause for non-business purposes. ``(iv) Loans based on jobs.-- ``(I) Job creation and retention goals.-- ``(aa) In general.--The Administrator may provide financing under this subparagraph for a borrower that meets the job creation goals under subsection (d) or (e) of section 501. ``(bb) Alternate job retention goal.--The Administrator may provide financing under this subparagraph to a borrower that does not meet the goals described in item (aa) in an amount that is not more than the product obtained by multiplying the number of employees of the borrower by $65,000. ``(II) Number of employees.--For purposes of subclause (I), the number of employees of a borrower is equal to the sum of-- ``(aa) the number of full- time employees of the borrower on the date on which the borrower applies for a loan under this subparagraph; and ``(bb) the product obtained by multiplying-- ``(AA) the number of part-time employees of the borrower on the date on which the borrower applies for a loan under this subparagraph; by ``(BB) the quotient obtained by dividing the average number of hours each part time employee of the borrower works each week by 40. [[Page 124 STAT. 2512]] ``(v) Nondelegation.--Notwithstanding section 508(e), the Administrator may not permit a premier certified lender to approve or disapprove an application for assistance under this subparagraph. ``(vi) Total amount of loans.--The Administrator may provide not more than a total of $7,500,000,000 of financing under this subparagraph for each fiscal year.''. (b) <> Prospective Repeal.--Effective 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, section 502(7) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 696(7)) is amended by striking subparagraph (C). (c) Technical Correction.--Section 502(2)(A)(i) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 696(2)(A)(i)) is amended by striking ``subparagraph (B) or (C)'' and inserting ``clause (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)''. PART III--OTHER MATTERS SEC. 1131. SMALL BUSINESS INTERMEDIARY LENDING PILOT PROGRAM. (a) In General.--Section 7 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636) is amended by striking subsection (l) and inserting the following: ``(l) Small Business Intermediary Lending Pilot Program.-- ``(1) Definitions.--In this subsection-- ``(A) the term `eligible intermediary'-- ``(i) means a private, nonprofit entity that-- ``(I) seeks or has been awarded a loan from the Administrator to make loans to small business concerns under this subsection; and ``(II) has not less than 1 year of experience making loans to startup, newly established, or growing small business concerns; and ``(ii) includes-- ``(I) a private, nonprofit community development corporation; ``(II) a consortium of private, nonprofit organizations or nonprofit community development corporations; and ``(III) an agency of or nonprofit entity established by a Native American Tribal Government; and ``(B) the term `Program' means the small business intermediary lending pilot program established under paragraph (2). ``(2) Establishment.--There is established a 3-year small business intermediary lending pilot program, under which the Administrator may make direct loans to eligible intermediaries, for the purpose of making loans to startup, newly established, and growing small business concerns. ``(3) Purposes.--The purposes of the Program are-- ``(A) to assist small business concerns in areas suffering from a lack of credit due to poor economic conditions or changes in the financial market; and ``(B) to establish a loan program under which the Administrator may provide loans to eligible intermediaries [[Page 124 STAT. 2513]] to enable the eligible intermediaries to provide loans to startup, newly established, and growing small business concerns for working capital, real estate, or the acquisition of materials, supplies, or equipment. ``(4) Loans to eligible intermediaries.-- ``(A) Application.--Each eligible intermediary desiring a loan under this subsection shall submit an application to the Administrator that describes-- ``(i) the type of small business concerns to be assisted; ``(ii) the size and range of loans to be made; ``(iii) the interest rate and terms of loans to be made; ``(iv) the geographic area to be served and the economic, poverty, and unemployment characteristics of the area; ``(v) the status of small business concerns in the area to be served and an analysis of the availability of credit; and ``(vi) the qualifications of the applicant to carry out this subsection. ``(B) Loan limits.--No loan may be made to an eligible intermediary under this subsection if the total amount outstanding and committed to the eligible intermediary by the Administrator would, as a result of such loan, exceed $1,000,000 during the participation of the eligible intermediary in the Program. ``(C) Loan duration.--Loans made by the Administrator under this subsection shall be for a term of 20 years. ``(D) Applicable interest rates.--Loans made by the Administrator to an eligible intermediary under the Program shall bear an annual interest rate equal to 1.00 percent. ``(E) Fees; collateral.--The Administrator may not charge any fees or require collateral with respect to any loan made to an eligible intermediary under this subsection. ``(F) Delayed payments.--The Administrator shall not require the repayment of principal or interest on a loan made to an eligible intermediary under the Program during the 2-year period beginning on the date of the initial disbursement of funds under that loan. ``(G) Maximum participants and amounts.--During each of fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013, the Administrator may make loans under the Program-- ``(i) to not more than 20 eligible intermediaries; and ``(ii) in a total amount of not more than $20,000,000. ``(5) Loans to small business concerns.-- ``(A) In general.--The Administrator, through an eligible intermediary, shall make loans to startup, newly established, and growing small business concerns for working capital, real estate, and the acquisition of materials, supplies, furniture, fixtures, and equipment. [[Page 124 STAT. 2514]] ``(B) Maximum loan.--An eligible intermediary may not make a loan under this subsection of more than $200,000 to any 1 small business concern. ``(C) Applicable interest rates.--A loan made by an eligible intermediary to a small business concern under this subsection, may have a fixed or a variable interest rate, and shall bear an interest rate specified by the eligible intermediary in the application of the eligible intermediary for a loan under this subsection. ``(D) Review restrictions.--The Administrator may not review individual loans made by an eligible intermediary to a small business concern before approval of the loan by the eligible intermediary. ``(6) Termination.--The authority of the Administrator to make loans under the Program shall terminate 3 years after the date of enactment of the Small Business Job Creation and Access to Capital Act of 2010.''. (b) <> Rulemaking Authority.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall issue regulations to carry out section 7(l) of the Small Business Act, as amended by subsection (a). (c) <> Availability of Funds.--Any amounts provided to the Administrator for the purposes of carrying out section 7(l) of the Small Business Act, as amended by subsection (a), shall remain available until expended.
SEC. 1132. PUBLIC POLICY GOALS. Section 501(d)(3) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 695(d)(3)) is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (J), by striking ``or'' at the end; (2) in subparagraph (K), by striking the period at the end and inserting ``, or''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(L) reduction of rates of unemployment in labor surplus areas, as such areas are determined by the Secretary of Labor.''.
SEC. 1133. FLOOR PLAN PILOT PROGRAM EXTENSION. (a) In General.--Section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) is amended-- (1) by redesignating paragraph (32), relating to increased veteran participation, as added by section 208 of the Military Reservist and Veteran Small Business Reauthorization and Opportunity Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-186; 122 Stat. 631), as paragraph (33); and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(34) Floor plan financing program.-- ``(A) Definition.--In this paragraph, the term `eligible retail good'-- ``(i) means a good for which a title may be obtained under State law; and ``(ii) includes an automobile, recreational vehicle, boat, and manufactured home. ``(B) Program.--The Administrator may guarantee the timely payment of an open-end extension of credit to a small business concern, the proceeds of which may be used for the purchase of eligible retail goods for resale. [[Page 124 STAT. 2515]] ``(C) Amount.--An open-end extension of credit guaranteed under this paragraph shall be in an amount not less than $500,000 and not more than $5,000,000. ``(D) Term.--An open-end extension of credit guaranteed under this paragraph shall have a term of not more than 5 years. ``(E) Guarantee percentage.--The Administrator may guarantee-- ``(i) not less than 60 percent of an open-end extension of credit under this paragraph; and ``(ii) not more than 75 percent of an open-end extension of credit under this paragraph. ``(F) Advance rate.--The lender for an open-end extension of credit guaranteed under this paragraph may allow the borrower to draw funds on the line of credit in an amount equal to not more than 100 percent of the value of the eligible retail goods to be purchased.''. (b) <> Sunset.--Effective September 30, 2013, section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) is amended-- (1) by striking paragraph (34); and (2) by redesignating paragraph (35), as added by section 1206 of this Act, as paragraph (34).
SEC. 1134. GUARANTEES FOR BONDS AND NOTES ISSUED FOR COMMUNITY OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES. The Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 (12 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 114 (12 U.S.C. 4713) the following:
``SEC. 114A. <> GUARANTEES FOR BONDS AND NOTES ISSUED FOR COMMUNITY OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES. ``(a) Definitions.--In this section, the following definitions shall apply: ``(1) Eligible community development financial institution.--The term `eligible community development financial institution' means a community development financial institution (as described in section 1805.201 of title 12, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor thereto) certified by the Secretary that has applied to a qualified issuer for, or been granted by a qualified issuer, a loan under the Program. ``(2) Eligible community or economic development purpose.-- The term `eligible community or economic development purpose'-- ``(A) means any purpose described in section 108(b); and ``(B) includes the provision of community or economic development in low-income or underserved rural areas. ``(3) Guarantee.--The term `guarantee' means a written agreement between the Secretary and a qualified issuer (or trustee), pursuant to which the Secretary ensures repayment of the verifiable losses of principal, interest, and call premium, if any, on notes or bonds issued by a qualified issuer to finance or refinance loans to eligible community development financial institutions. ``(4) Loan.--The term `loan' means any credit instrument that is extended under the Program for any eligible community or economic development purpose. ``(5) Master servicer.-- [[Page 124 STAT. 2516]] ``(A) In general.--The term `master servicer' means any entity approved by the Secretary in accordance with subparagraph (B) to oversee the activities of servicers, as provided in subsection (f)(4). ``(B) <> Approval criteria for master servicers.--The Secretary shall approve or deny any application to become a master servicer under the Program not later than 90 days after the date on which all required information is submitted to the Secretary, based on the capacity and experience of the applicant in-- ``(i) loan administration, servicing, and loan monitoring; ``(ii) managing regional or national loan intake, processing, or servicing operational systems and infrastructure; ``(iii) managing regional or national originator communication systems and infrastructure; ``(iv) developing and implementing training and other risk management strategies on a regional or national basis; and ``(v) compliance monitoring, investor relations, and reporting. ``(6) Program.--The term `Program' means the guarantee Program for bonds and notes issued for eligible community or economic development purposes established under this section. ``(7) Program administrator.--The term `Program administrator' means an entity designated by the issuer to perform administrative duties, as provided in subsection (f)(2). ``(8) Qualified issuer.-- ``(A) In general.--The term `qualified issuer' means a community development financial institution (or any entity designated to issue notes or bonds on behalf of such community development financial institution) that

meets the qualification requirements of this paragraph. ``(B) Approval criteria for qualified issuers.-- ``(i) In general.--The Secretary shall approve a qualified issuer for a guarantee under the Program in accordance with the requirements of this paragraph, and such additional requirements as the Secretary may establish, by regulation. ``(ii) Terms and qualifications.--A qualified issuer shall-- ``(I) have appropriate expertise, capacity, and experience, or otherwise be qualified to make loans for eligible community or economic development purposes; ``(II) provide to the Secretary-- ``(aa) an acceptable statement of the proposed sources and uses of the funds; and ``(bb) a capital distribution plan that meets the requirements of subsection (c)(1); and ``(III) <> certify to the Secretary that the bonds or notes to be guaranteed are to be used for eligible community or economic development purposes. ``(C) <> Department opinion; timing.-- [[Page 124 STAT. 2517]] ``(i) Department opinion.--Not later than 30 days after the date of a request by a qualified issuer for approval of a guarantee under the Program, the Secretary shall provide an opinion regarding compliance by the issuer with the requirements of the Program under this section. ``(ii) Timing.--The Secretary shall approve or deny a guarantee under this section after consideration of the opinion provided to the Secretary under clause (i), and in no case later than 90 days after receipt of all required information by the Secretary with respect to a request for such guarantee. ``(9) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Treasury. ``(10) Servicer.--The term `servicer' means an entity designated by the issuer to perform various servicing duties, as provided in subsection (f)(3). ``(b) Guarantees Authorized.--The Secretary shall guarantee payments on bonds or notes issued by any qualified issuer, if the proceeds of the bonds or notes are used in accordance with this section to make loans to eligible community development financial institutions-- ``(1) for eligible community or economic development purposes; or ``(2) to refinance loans or notes issued for such purposes. ``(c) General Program Requirements.-- ``(1) In general.--A capital distribution plan meets the requirements of this subsection, if not less than 90 percent of the principal amount of guaranteed bonds or notes (other than costs of issuance fees) are used to make loans for any eligible community or economic development purpose, measured annually, beginning at the end of the 1-year period beginning on the issuance date of such guaranteed bonds or notes. ``(2) Relending account.--Not more than 10 percent of the principal amount of guaranteed bonds or notes, multiplied by an amount equal to the outstanding principal balance of issued notes or bonds, minus the risk-share pool amount under subsection (d), may be held in a relending account and may be made available for new eligible community or economic development purposes. ``(3) Limitations on unpaid principal balances.--The proceeds of guaranteed bonds or notes under the Program may not be used to pay fees (other than costs of issuance fees), and shall be held in-- ``(A) community or economic development loans; ``(B) a relending account, to the extent authorized under paragraph (2); or ``(C) a risk-share pool established under subsection (d). ``(4) Repayment.--If a qualified issuer fails to meet the requirements of paragraph (1) by the end of the 90-day period beginning at the end of the annual measurement period, repayment shall be made on that portion of bonds or notes necessary to bring the bonds or notes that remain outstanding after such repayment into compliance with the 90 percent requirement of paragraph (1). ``(5) <> Prohibited uses.--The Secretary shall, by regulation-- [[Page 124 STAT. 2518]] ``(A) prohibit, as appropriate, certain uses of amounts from the guarantee of a bond or note under the Program, including the use of such funds for political activities, lobbying, outreach, counseling services, or travel expenses; and ``(B) provide that the guarantee of a bond or note under the Program may not be used for salaries or other administrative costs of-- ``(i) the qualified issuer; or ``(ii) any recipient of amounts from the guarantee of a bond or note. ``(d) Risk-Share Pool.--Each qualified issuer shall, during the term of a guarantee provided under the Program, establish a risk-share pool, capitalized by contributions from eligible community development financial institution participants an amount equal to 3 percent of the guaranteed amount outstanding on the subject notes and bonds. ``(e) Guarantees.-- ``(1) In general.--A guarantee issued under the Program shall-- ``(A) be for the full amount of a bond or note, including the amount of principal, interest, and call premiums; ``(B) be fully assignable and transferable to the capital market, on terms and conditions that are consistent with comparable Government-guaranteed bonds, and satisfactory to the Secretary; ``(C) represent the full faith and credit of the United States; and ``(D) not exceed 30 years. ``(2) Limitations.-- ``(A) Annual number of guarantees.--The Secretary shall issue not more than 10 guarantees in any calendar year under the Program. ``(B) Guarantee amount.--The Secretary may not guarantee any amount under the Program equal to less than $100,000,000, but the total of all such guarantees in any fiscal year may not exceed $1,000,000,000. ``(f) Servicing of Transactions.-- ``(1) In general.--To maximize efficiencies and minimize cost and interest rates, loans made under this section may be serviced by qualified Program administrators, bond servicers, and a master servicer. ``(2) Duties of program administrator.--The duties of a Program administrator shall include-- ``(A) approving and qualifying eligible community development financial institution applications for participation in the Program; ``(B) compliance monitoring; ``(C) bond packaging in connection with the Program; and ``(D) all other duties and related services that are customarily expected of a Program administrator. ``(3) Duties of servicer.--The duties of a servicer shall include-- ``(A) billing and collecting loan payments; ``(B) initiating collection activities on past-due loans; [[Page 124 STAT. 2519]] ``(C) transferring loan payments to the master servicing accounts; ``(D) loan administration and servicing; ``(E) systematic and timely reporting of loan performance through remittance and servicing reports; ``(F) proper measurement of annual outstanding loan requirements; and ``(G) all other duties and related services that are customarily expected of servicers. ``(4) Duties of master servicer.--The duties of a master servicer shall include-- ``(A) tracking the movement of funds between the accounts of the master servicer and any other servicer; ``(B) ensuring orderly receipt of the monthly remittance and servicing reports of the servicer; ``(C) monitoring the collection comments and foreclosure actions; ``(D) aggregating the reporting and distribution of funds to trustees and investors; ``(E) removing and replacing a servicer, as necessary; ``(F) loan administration and servicing; ``(G) systematic and timely reporting of loan performance compiled from all bond servicers' reports; ``(H) proper distribution of funds to investors; and ``(I) all other duties and related services that are customarily expected of a master servicer. ``(g) Fees.-- ``(1) In general.--A qualified issuer that receives a guarantee issued under this section on a bond or note shall pay a fee to the Secretary, in an amount equal to 10 basis points of the amount of the unpaid principal of the bond or note guaranteed. ``(2) Payment.--A qualified issuer shall pay the fee required under this subsection on an annual basis. ``(3) Use of fees.--Fees collected by the Secretary under this subsection shall be used to reimburse the Department of the Treasury for any administrative costs incurred by the Department in implementing the Program established under this section. ``(h) Authorization of Appropriations.-- ``(1) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary, such sums as are necessary to carry out this section. ``(2) Use of fees.--To the extent that the amount of funds appropriated for a fiscal year under paragraph (1) are not sufficient to carry out this section, the Secretary may use the fees collected under subsection (g) for the cost of providing guarantees of bonds and notes under this section. ``(i) Investment in Guaranteed Bonds Ineligible for Community Reinvestment Act Purposes.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any investment by a financial institution in bonds or notes guaranteed under the Program shall not be taken into account in assessing the record of such institution for purposes of the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (12 U.S.C. 2901). ``(j) <> Administration.-- [[Page 124 STAT. 2520]] ``(1) Regulations.--Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations to carry out this section. ``(2) Implementation.--Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall implement this section. ``(k) <> Termination.--This section is repealed, and the authority provided under this section shall terminate, on September 30, 2014.''. SEC. 1135. TEMPORARY EXPRESS LOAN ENHANCEMENT. (a) In General.--Section 7(a)(31)(D) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(31)(D)) is amended by striking ``$350,000'' and inserting ``$1,000,000''. (b) <> Prospective Repeal.--Effective 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, section 7(a)(31)(D) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(31)(D)) is amended by striking ``$1,000,000'' and inserting ``$350,000''. SEC. 1136. <> PROHIBITION ON USING TARP FUNDS OR TAX INCREASES. (a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), nothing in section 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1122, or 1131, or an amendment made by such sections, shall be construed to limit the ability of Congress to appropriate funds. (b) TARP Funds and Tax Increases.-- (1) In general.--Any covered amounts may not be used to carry out section 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1122, or 1131, or an amendment made by such sections. (2) Definition.--In this subsection, the term ``covered amounts'' means-- (A) the amounts made available to the Secretary of the Treasury under title I of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 S.C. 5201 et seq.) to purchase (under section 101) or guarantee (under section 102) assets under that Act; and (B) any revenue increase attributable to any amendment to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 made during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on December 31, 2010. Subtitle B <> --Small Business Trade and Exporting SEC. 1201. <> SHORT TITLE. This subtitle may be cited as the ``Small Business Export Enhancement and International Trade Act of 2010''. SEC. 1202. <> DEFINITIONS. (a) Definitions.--In this subtitle-- (1) the term ``Associate Administrator'' means the Associate Administrator for International Trade appointed under section 22(a)(2) of the Small Business Act, as amended by this subtitle; (2) the term ``Export Assistance Center'' means a one-stop shop referred to in section 2301(b)(8) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 4721(b)(8)); and [[Page 124 STAT. 2521]] (3) the term ``rural small business concern'' means a small business concern located in a rural area, as that term is defined in section 1393(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. (b) Technical and Conforming Amendments.-- (1) Definitions.--Section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(t) Small Business Development Center.--In this Act, the term `small business development center' means a small business development center described in section 21. ``(u) Region of the Administration.--In this Act, the term `region of the Administration' means the geographic area served by a regional office of the Administration established under section 4(a).''. (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 4(b)(3)(B)(x) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 633(b)(3)(B)(x)) is amended by striking ``Administration district and region'' and inserting ``district and region of the Administration''. SEC. 1203. OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE. (a) Establishment.--Section 22 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 649) is amended-- (1) by striking ``Sec. 22. (a) There'' and inserting the following: ``SEC. 22. OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE. ``(a) Establishment.-- ``(1) Office.--There''; and (2) in subsection (a)-- (A) in paragraph (1), as so designated, by striking the period and inserting ``for the primary purposes of increasing-- ``(A) the number of small business concerns that export; and ``(B) the volume of exports by small business concerns.''; and (B) by adding at the end the following: ``(2) Associate administrator.--The head of the Office shall be the Associate Administrator for International Trade, who shall be responsible to the Administrator.''. (b) Authority for Additional Associate Administrator.--Section 4(b)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 633(b)(1)) is amended-- (1) in the fifth sentence, by striking ``five Associate Administrators'' and inserting ``Associate Administrators''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``One such Associate Administrator shall be the Associate Administrator for International Trade, who shall be the head of the Office of International Trade established under section 22.''. (c) Discharge of International Trade Responsibilities of Administration.--Section 22 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 649) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(h) Discharge of International Trade Responsibilities of Administration.--The Administrator shall ensure that-- ``(1) the responsibilities of the Administration regarding international trade are carried out by the Associate Administrator; ``(2) the Associate Administrator has sufficient resources to carry out such responsibilities; and [[Page 124 STAT. 2522]] ``(3) the Associate Administrator has direct supervision and control over-- ``(A) the staff of the Office; and ``(B) any employee of the Administration whose principal duty station is an Export Assistance Center, or any successor entity.''. (d) Role of Associate Administrator in Carrying Out International Trade Policy.--Section 2(b)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631(b)(1)) is amended in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)-- (1) by inserting ``the Administrator of'' before ``the Small Business Administration''; and (2) by inserting ``through the Associate Administrator for International Trade, and'' before ``in cooperation with''. (e) <> Implementation Date.-- Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall appoint an Associate Administrator for International Trade under section 22(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 649(a)), as added by this section. SEC. 1204. DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE. (a) Amendments to Section 22.--Section 22 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 649) is amended-- (1) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following: ``(b) Trade Distribution Network.--The Associate Administrator, working in close cooperation with the Secretary of Commerce, the United States Trade Representative, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of State, the President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency, and other relevant Federal agencies, small business development centers engaged in export promotion efforts, Export Assistance Centers, regional and district offices of the Administration, the small business community, and relevant State and local export promotion programs, shall-- ``(1) maintain a distribution network, using regional and district offices of the Administration, the small business development center network, networks of women's business centers, the Service Corps of Retired Executives authorized by section 8(b)(1), and Export Assistance Centers, for programs relating to-- ``(A) trade promotion; ``(B) trade finance; ``(C) trade adjustment assistance; ``(D) trade remedy assistance; and ``(E) trade data collection; ``(2) aggressively market the programs described in paragraph (1) and disseminate information, including computerized marketing data, to small business concerns on exporting trends, market-specific growth, industry trends, and international prospects for exports; ``(3) promote export assistance programs through the district and regional offices of the Administration, the small business development center network, Export Assistance Centers, the network of women's business centers, chapters of the Service Corps of Retired Executives, State and local export promotion programs, and partners in the private sector; and [[Page 124 STAT. 2523]] ``(4) give preference in hiring or approving the transfer of any employee into the Office or to a position described in subsection (c)(9) to otherwise qualified applicants who are fluent in a language in addition to English, to-- ``(A) accompany small business concerns on foreign trade missions; and ``(B) translate documents, interpret conversations, and facilitate multilingual transactions, including by providing referral lists for translation services, if required.''; (2) in subsection (c)-- (A) by striking ``(c) The Office'' and inserting the following: ``(c) Promotion of Sales Opportunities.--The Associate Administrator''; (B) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (8) as paragraphs (2) through (9), respectively; (C) by inserting before paragraph (2), as so redesignated, the following: ``(1) establish annual goals for the Office relating to-- ``(A) enhancing the exporting capability of small business concerns and small manufacturers; ``(B) facilitating technology transfers; ``(C) enhancing programs and services to assist small business concerns and small manufacturers to compete effectively and efficiently in foreign markets; ``(D) increasing the ability of small business concerns to access capital; and ``(E) disseminating information concerning Federal, State, and private programs and initiatives;''; (D) in paragraph (2), as so redesignated, by striking ``mechanism for'' and all that follows through ``(D) assisting'' and inserting the following: ``mechanism for-- ``(A) identifying subsectors of the small business community with strong export potential; ``(B) identifying areas of demand in foreign markets; ``(C) prescreening foreign buyers for commercial and credit purposes; and ``(D) assisting''; (E) in paragraph (3), as so redesignated, by striking ``assist small businesses in the formation and utilization of'' and inserting ``assist small business concerns in forming and using''; (F) in paragraph (4), as so redesignated-- (i) by striking ``local'' and inserting ``district''; (ii) by striking ``existing''; (iii) by striking ``Small Business Development Center network'' and inserting ``small business development center network''; and (iv) by striking ``Small Business Development Center Program'' and inserting ``small business development center program''; (G) in paragraph (5), as so redesignated-- (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``Gross State Produce'' and inserting ``Gross State Product''; (ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``SIC'' each place it appears and inserting ``North American Industry Classification System''; and [[Page 124 STAT. 2524]] (iii) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``small businesses'' and inserting ``small business concerns''; (H) in paragraph (6), as so redesignated, by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; (I) in paragraph (7), as so redesignated-- (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)-- (I) by inserting ``concerns'' after ``small business''; and (II) by striking ``current'' and inserting ``up to date''; (ii) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``Administration's regional offices'' and inserting ``regional and district offices of the Administration''; (iii) in subparagraph (B) by striking ``current''; (iv) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``current''; and (v) by striking ``small businesses'' each place that term appears and inserting ``small business concerns''; (J) in paragraph (8), as so redesignated, by striking and at the end; (K) in paragraph (9), as so redesignated-- (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)-- (I) by striking ``full-time export development specialists to each Administration regional office and assigning''; and (II) by striking ``person in each district office. Such specialists'' and inserting ``individual in each district office and providing each Administration regional office with a full-time export development specialist, who''; (ii) in subparagraph (B)-- (I) by striking ``current''; and (II) by striking ``with'' and inserting ``in''; (iii) in subparagraph (D)-- (I) by striking ``Administration personnel involved in granting'' and inserting ``personnel of the Administration involved in making''; and (II) by striking ``and'' at the end; (iv) in subparagraph (E)-- (I) by striking ``small businesses' needs'' and inserting ``the needs of small business concerns''; and (II) by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; (v) by adding at the end the following: ``(F) participate, jointly with employees of the Office, in an annual training program that focuses on current small business needs for exporting; and ``(G) develop and conduct training programs for exporters and lenders, in cooperation with the Export Assistance Centers, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Agriculture, small business development centers, women's business centers, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and other relevant Federal agencies;''; and [[Page 124 STAT. 2525]] (vi) by striking ``small businesses'' each place that term appears and inserting ``small business concerns''; and (L) by adding at the end the following: ``(10) <> make available on the website of the Administration the name and contact information of each individual described in paragraph (9); ``(11) carry out a nationwide marketing effort using technology, online resources, training, and other strategies to promote exporting as a business development opportunity for small business concerns; ``(12) disseminate information to the small business community through regional and district offices of the Administration, the small business development center network, Export Assistance Centers, the network of women's business centers, chapters of the Service Corps of Retired Executives authorized by section 8(b)(1), State and local export promotion programs, and partners in the private sector regarding exporting trends, market-specific growth, industry trends, and prospects for exporting; and ``(13) establish and carry out training programs for the staff of the regional and district offices of the Administration and resource partners of the Administration on export promotion and providing assistance relating to exports.''; (3) in subsection (d)-- (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (5) as clauses (i) through (v), respectively, and adjusting the margins accordingly; (B) by striking ``(d) The Office'' and inserting the following: ``(d) Export Financing Programs.-- ``(1) In general.--The Associate Administrator''; and (C) by striking ``To accomplish this goal, the Office shall work'' and inserting the following: ``(2) <> Trade finance specialist.--To accomplish the goal established under paragraph (1), the Associate Administrator shall-- ``(A) designate at least 1 individual within the Administration as a trade finance specialist to oversee international loan programs and assist Administration employees with trade finance issues; and ``(B) work''; (4) in subsection (e), by striking ``(e) The Office'' and inserting the following: ``(e) Trade Remedies.--The Associate Administrator''; (5) by amending subsection (f) to read as follows: ``(f) Reporting Requirement.--The Associate Administrator shall submit an annual report to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate and the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives that contains-- ``(1) a description of the progress of the Office in implementing the requirements of this section; ``(2) a detailed account of the results of export growth activities of the Administration, including the activities of each district and regional office of the Administration, based on the performance measures described in subsection (i); [[Page 124 STAT. 2526]] ``(3) an estimate of the total number of jobs created or retained as a result of export assistance provided by the Administration and resource partners of the Administration; ``(4) for any travel by the staff of the Office, the destination of such travel and the benefits to the Administration and to small business concerns resulting from such travel; and ``(5) a description of the participation by the Office in trade negotiations.''; (6) in subsection (g), by striking ``(g) The Office'' and inserting the following: ``(g) Studies.--The Associate Administrator''; and (7) by adding after subsection (h), as added by section 1203 of this subtitle, the following: ``(i) Export and Trade Counseling.-- ``(1) Definition.--In this subsection-- ``(A) the term `lead small business development center' means a small business development center that has received a grant from the Administration; and ``(B) the term `lead women's business center' means a women's business center that has received a grant from the Administration. ``(2) Certification program.--The Administrator shall establish an export and trade counseling certification program to certify employees of lead small business development centers and lead women's business centers in providing export assistance to small business concerns. ``(3) Number of certified employees.--The Administrator shall ensure that the number of employees of each lead small business development center who are certified in providing export assistance is not less than the lesser of-- ``(A) 5; or ``(B) 10 percent of the total number of employees of the lead small business development center. ``(4) Reimbursement for certification.-- ``(A) In general.--Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Administrator shall reimburse a lead small business development center or a lead women's business center for costs relating to the certification of an employee of the lead small business center or lead women's business center in providing export assistance under the program established under paragraph (2). ``(B) Limitation.--The total amount reimbursed by the Administrator under subparagraph (A) may not exceed $350,000 in any fiscal year. ``(j) Performance Measures.-- ``(1) In general.--The Associate Administrator shall develop performance measures for the Administration to support export growth goals for the activities of the Office under this section that include-- ``(A) the number of small business concerns that-- ``(i) receive assistance from the Administration; ``(ii) had not exported goods or services before receiving the assistance described in clause (i); and ``(iii) export goods or services; ``(B) the number of small business concerns receiving assistance from the Administration that export goods or services to a market outside the United States into which [[Page 124 STAT. 2527]] the small business concern did not export before receiving the assistance; ``(C) export revenues by small business concerns assisted by programs of the Administration; ``(D) the number of small business concerns referred to an Export Assistance Center or a small business development center by the staff of the Office; ``(E) the number of small business concerns referred to the Administration by an Export Assistance Center or a small business development center; and ``(F) the number of small business concerns referred to the Department of Commerce, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of State, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, or the United States Trade and Development Agency by the staff of the Office, an Export Assistance Center, or a small business development center. ``(2) Joint performance measures.--The Associate Administrator shall develop joint performance measures for the district offices of the Administration and the Export Assistance Centers that include the number of export loans made under-- ``(A) section 7(a)(16); ``(B) the Export Working Capital Program established under section 7(a)(14); ``(C) the Preferred Lenders Program, as defined in section 7(a)(2)(C)(ii); and ``(D) the export express program established under section 7(a)(34). ``(3) Consistency of tracking.--The Associate Administrator, in coordination with the departments and agencies that are represented on the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee established under section 2312 of the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 4727) and the small business development center network, shall develop a system to track exports by small business concerns, including information relating to the performance measures developed under paragraph (1), that is consistent with systems used by the departments and agencies and the network.''. (b) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit a report to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate and the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives on any travel by the staff of the Office of International Trade of the Administration, during the period beginning on October 1, 2004, and ending on the date of enactment of the Act, including the destination of such travel and the benefits to the Administration and to small business concerns resulting from such travel. SEC. 1205. EXPORT ASSISTANCE CENTERS. (a) Export Assistance Centers.--Section 22 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 649), as amended by this subtitle, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(k) Export Assistance Centers.-- ``(1) <> Export finance specialists.-- ``(A) Minimum number of export finance specialists.--On and after the date that is 90 days after the [[Page 124 STAT. 2528]] date of enactment of this subsection, the Administrator, in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce, shall ensure that the number of export finance specialists is not less than the number of such employees so assigned on January 1, 2003. ``(B) Export finance specialists assigned to each region of the administration.--On and after the date that is 2 years after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Administrator, in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce, shall ensure that there are not fewer than 3 export finance specialists in each region of the Administration. ``(2) Placement of export finance specialists.-- ``(A) Priority.--The Administrator shall give priority, to the maximum extent practicable, to placing employees of the Administration at any Export Assistance Center that-- ``(i) had an Administration employee assigned to the Export Assistance Center before January 2003; and ``(ii) <> has


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