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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-590—NOV. 3, 1988

102 STAT. 3003

conducted under the authority of this subsection. Such report shall provide information concerning— "(i) the number of individuals receiving assistance; "(ii) the number of start-up business concerns formed; "(iii) the gross receipts of assisted concerns; "(iv) increases or decreases in profits of assisted concerns; and "(v) the employment increases or decreases of assisted concerns. "(B) The report required pursuant to paragraph (A) shall cover at least a twenty-four month period and shall be submitted not later than thirty months after the effective date of this paragraph. "(7) This subsection shall cease to be effective after September 30, Termination 1991.". date. (b) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT.—Subsection Qy) of section 8 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(b)) is amended by— (1) striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (14); (2) striking out "public." at the end of paragraph (15) and inserting in lieu thereof "public; and"; and (3) by adding the following new paragraph: "(16) to make studies of matters materially affecting the competitive strength of small business, and of the effect on small business of Federal laws, programs, and regulations, and to make recommendations to the appropriate Federal agency or agencies for the adjustment of such progrgmas and regulations to the needs of small business.". (c) AUTHORIZATION.—There is authorized to be appropriated is use 637 note. $10,000,000 to carry out the demonstration projects required pursuant to subsection (a). The initial projects authorized to be financed by this section shall be funded by January 31, 1989. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Small Business Administration may use such expedited acquisition methods as it deems appropriate to achieve the purposes of this subsection, except that it shall insure that all eligible sources are provided a reasonable opportunity to submit proposals. (d) DEFINITION.—For the purposes of this section, the term "small 15 USC 637 note. business concern owned and controlled by women" means any small business concern— (1) that is at least 51 per centum owned by one or more women; and (2) whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of such women. (e) New spending authority or authority to enter into contracts as 15 USC 637 note. authorized in this section shall be effective only to such extent and in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts. SEC. 128. NEW PROCUREMENT CENTER REPRESENTATIVES. (a) EMPLOYMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE.—(1) Within one hundred and

eighty days after the effective date of this title, the Small Business Administration shall have completed such measures as may be necessary to employ seven procurement center representatives to be stationed in States where no such representatives are stationed or designated to be stationed as of such effective date. (2) Ilie representatives employed pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any representatives that may be employed pursuant to any other provision of law or under any exercise of administrative discretion and stationed in such States a t the present time.