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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2992

PUBLIC LAW 100-590—NOV. 3, 1988


(a) CERTIFIED LOAN PROGRAM.—Section 7 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636) is amended by adding to subsection (a) the following new paragraph: "(19) During fiscal years 1989, 1990, and 1991, in addition to the preferred lenders program authorized by the proviso in section 5(b)(7), the Administration is authorized to establish a certified loan program for lenders who establish their knowledge of Administration laws and regulations concerning the loan guarantees program and their proficiency in program requirements. In order to encourage certified lenders and preferred lenders to provide loans of $50,000 or less in guarantees to eligible small business loan applicants, the Administration (A) shall develop and shall allow participating lenders in the certified loan program and in the preferred loan program to solely utilize a uniform and simplified loan form for such loans and (B) shall allow such lenders to retain one-half of the fee collected pursuant to section 7(a)(16) on such loans: Provided, That a participating lender may not retain any fee pursuant to this paragraph if the amount committed and outstanding to the applicant would exceed $50,000 unless such excess amount was not approved under the provisions of this paragraph. The designation of a lender as a certified lender shall be suspended or revoked at any time that the Administration determines that the lender is not adhering to its rules and regulations or if the Administration determines that the loss experience of the lender is excessive as compared to other lenders: Provided further, That any suspension or revocation of the designation shall not affect any outstanding guarantee: And, provided further. That the Administration may not reduce the per centum of guarantee as a criterion of eligibility for participation in this program, except as otherwise provided by law.". 15 USC 636 note. (b) REPORTS.—The Administration shall take appropriate steps to expand participation in the certified loan program and shall report to the Small Business Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives on the amount of loans approved and the amount of losses sustained under the provisions of section 7(a)(19) of the Small Business Act. An interim report shall be submitted not later than one year after date of enactment of this Act and a final report shall be submitted not later than 18 months after the date of enactment. SEC. 103. GUARANTEE PERCENTAGES FOR PREFERRED LENDERS.

Section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) is amended by inserting after the word "thereto" in the second proviso, ", but any such reduction shall not exceed five points". SEC. 104. EXAMINATIONS OF SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANIES.

Section 310 of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 687b) is amended by striking the second sentence of subsection (b) and by adding the following new subsection to such section: Law "(c) Each small business investment company shall be examined enforcement and at least every two years in such detail so as to determine whether or "™«not— "(1) it has engaged solely in lawful activities and those contemplated by this title; "(2) it has engaged in prohibited conflicts of interest; "(3) it has acquired or exercised illegal control of an assisted small business;