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June 8, 2011, 8:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 427 proposed by Senator Merkley.
June 13, 2011, 8:00 pm ET - Considered by Senate.
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Full Text of this Amendment

SA 427. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 782, to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end, add the following:
SEC. __. IDENTIFICATION OF QUALIFIED CENSUS TRACTS BY THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
(a) Designation of Qualified Census Tracts.--Not later than 2 weeks after the date on which the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development receives from the Census Bureau the data obtained from each decennial census relating to census tracts, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall identify census tracts that meet the requirements of section 42(d)(5)(B)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (determined without regard to Secretarial designation) and shall deem such census
tracts to be qualified census tracts (as defined in such section) solely for purposes of determining which areas qualify as HUBZones under section 3(p)(1)(A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(p)(1)(A)).
(b) Effective Date.--The Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall designate a date that is not later than 3 months after the date on which the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development identifies qualified census tracts under subsection (a) as the effective date for areas that qualify as HUBZones under section 3(p)(1)(A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(p)(1)(A)).
(c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section may be construed to affect--
(1) the date on which a census tract is designated as a qualified census tract for purposes of section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or
(2) the method used by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to designate census tracts as qualified census tracts in a year in which the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development receives no data from the Census Bureau relating to census tract boundaries.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jun 8, 2011.)