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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-590—NOV. 3, 1988

102 STAT. 3001

(1) the level of demand for debt capital by small business concerns; (2) the level of availability of such capital for such concerns; and (3) how new or innovative financing techniques or the improvement of existing techniques can be used to satisfy the unmet demand for such capital by such concerns consistent with acceptable standards of safety and soundness for loans and investments made by commercial and business lenders and institutional investors. (b) CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION.—In performing such study, the Office shall consult with the Federal Reserve Board, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Department of Commerce, other relevant agencies and departments of Government, trade and professional associations, and other organizations representing the interest of such business and service sector business concerns. Each department and agency shall afford the Office such assistance and cooperation as may be necessary to achieve the purposes of this subsection. (c) REPORT.—The study performed pursuant to subsection (a) shall be reported to the Committees on Small Business of the Senate and House of Representatives within one hundred and eighty days after the effective date of this section. SEC. 126. EFFECTIVE DATA COLLECTION ON WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS.

(a) STUDY.—Not later than June 1, 1989, or one hundred and eighty days after the effective date of this section (whichever is later), the Office of the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration (hereinafter referred to in this section as the "Office") shall conduct and complete a study to determine the most cost effective and accurate means to gather and present data on women-owned businesses, including data on sole proprietorship, partnership. Sub S corporations and regular corporations. (b) CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION.—In performing such study, the Office shall consult with the Department of Labor, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Conm^rce* including the Bureau of the Census, the Internal ReveniK Service, oiher relevant Eigencies and departments of Government, trade and professional associations, and other organizations representing the interest of women-owned businesses. Each department and agency shall afford the Office such assistance and cooperation as may be necessary to achieve the purposes of this subsection. (c) REPORT.—The study performed pursuant to subsection <a), together with such recommendations for legislative or administrative change as may be appropriate, shall be reported to the Committees on Small Business of the Senate and House of Representatives within one hundred and eighty days after the effective date of this section. SEC. 127. MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR WOMENOWNED SMALL BUSINESS.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—Subsection (c) of section 8 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(c)) is amended to read as follows: "(c)(1) Subject to the requirements of paragraph (2), the Administration shall provide financial assistance to private organizations to