Senate Bill 4900
117th Congress(2021-2022)
SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-183 on Sep 30, 2022
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Sep 20, 2022
Latest Action
Sep 30, 2022
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
4900
Congress
117
Policy Area
Commerce
Commerce
Primary focus of measure is business investment, development, regulation; small business; consumer affairs; competition and restrictive trade practices; manufacturing, distribution, retail; marketing; intellectual property. Measures concerning international competitiveness and restrictions on imports and exports may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Maryland
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (2)
Passed
September 20, 2022
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022

This bill reauthorizes through FY2025 and modifies the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, and related pilot programs.

The SBIR and STTR programs are administered by various federal agencies and provide competitive awards for domestic small businesses to conduct research and development projects that have the potential for commercialization.

The bill requires agencies with an SBIR or STTR program to assess the security risks presented by applicants with financial ties or obligations to certain foreign countries. The programs may not make awards to businesses with certain connections to foreign entities.

Additionally, businesses with more than a specified number of prior awards must meet expanded minimum performance standards. The Small Business Administration's Office of Inspector General must audit the small businesses subject to these expanded performance standards.

The bill also establishes various reporting requirements, including directing the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Science Foundation to assess the national security and research and integrity risks of the SBIR and STTR programs.

The Government Accountability Office must evaluate and report on aspects of the programs such as the subcontracting practices of award recipients.

Text (3)
Actions (17)
09/30/2022
Became Public Law No: 117-183.
09/30/2022
Signed by President.
09/30/2022
Presented to President.
09/29/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/29/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 9 (Roll no. 461). (text: CR H8128-8132)
09/29/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 9 (Roll no. 461).
09/29/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8269-8270)
09/28/2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
09/28/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 4900.
09/28/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8128-8136)
09/28/2022
Ms. Velazquez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
09/21/2022
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
09/21/2022
Held at the desk.
09/21/2022
Received in the House.
09/20/2022
Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4872-4876; text: CR S4872-4876)
09/20/2022
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
09/20/2022
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Sep 21, 2022 4:12:13 AM
Record Updated
Oct 29, 2022 4:17:47 AM