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SA 169. Mr. ENZI (for himself, Mr. Thune, and Mr. Barrasso) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 108, strike line 7 and all that follows through page 111, line 25, and insert the following:
(A) in subparagraph (A), by striking "or" at the end; and
(B) by adding at the end the following:
"(C) the National Academy of Sciences, in the final report issued by the `America's Energy Future: Technology Opportunities, Risks, and Tradeoffs' project, and in any subsequent report by the National Academy of Sciences on sustainability, energy, or alternative fuels;
"(D) the National Institutes of Health, in the annual report on the rare diseases research activities of the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2005, and in any subsequent report by the National Institutes of Health on rare diseases research activities;
"(E) the National Academy of Sciences, in the final report issued by the `Transit Research and Development: Federal Role in the National Program' project and the report entitled `Transportation Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan (2006-2010)' issued by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the Department of Transportation, and in any subsequent report issued by the National Academy of Sciences or the Department of Transportation on transportation and infrastructure;
or
"(F) the national nanotechnology strategic plan required under section 2(c)(4) of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (15 U.S.C. 7501(c)(4)) and in any report issued by the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology that focuses on areas of nanotechnology identified in such plan;"; and
(2) by adding after paragraph (12), as added by section 111(a) of this Act, the following:
"(13) encourage applications under the SBIR program (to the extent that the projects relate to the mission of the Federal agency)--
"(A) from small business concerns in geographic areas underrepresented in the SBIR program or located in rural areas (as defined in section 1393(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986);
"(B) small business concerns owned and controlled by women;
"(C) small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans;
"(D) small business concerns owned and controlled by Native Americans; and
"(E) small business concerns located in a geographic area with an unemployment rates that exceed the national unemployment rate, based on the most recently available monthly publications of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor.".
(b) STTR Program.--Section 9(o) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(o)), as amended by section 111(b) of this Act, is amended--
(1) in paragraph (3)--
(A) in subparagraph (A), by striking "or" at the end; and
(B) by adding at the end the following:
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 14, 2011.)