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SA 313. Mr. MCCAIN 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:

At the end, add the following:
SEC. 504. ALASKA NATIVE CORPORATIONS AND ALASKA NATIVE VILLAGES.
(a) In General.--Section 29(e) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1626(e)) is amended--
(1) in paragraph (1), by striking "For all purposes of" and inserting "Except as provided in paragraph (5), for all purposes of";
(2) in paragraph (2), by striking "For all purposes of" and inserting "Except as provided in paragraph (5), for all purposes of"; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(5) For purposes of sections 7(j)(10) and 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(j)(10) and 637(a)), whether a Native Corporation or Native village or a direct and indirect subsidiary corporation, joint venture, or partnership of a Native Corporation or Native village is economically disadvantaged shall be determined in accordance with section 8(a)(6) of the Small Business Act.".
(b) Standards.--Section 8(a)(6) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(6)) is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (A), in the third sentence, by inserting "including an Alaska Native Corporation or Alaska Native Village," after "Indian tribe,"; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
"(F) For purposes of this subsection and section 7(j)(10), the Administrator shall annually determine whether an Alaska Native Corporation or Alaska Native Village is economically disadvantaged in the same manner as for an applicant for or participant in the program under this subsection that--
"(i) is an Indian tribe; and
"(ii) is not an Alaska Native Corporation or Alaska Native Village.".
(c) Regulations.--Not later than 270 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall amend the regulations issued under sections 7(j)(10) and 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(j)(10) and 637(a)) in accordance with this section and the amendments made by this section, which shall include establishing criteria for determining whether an Alaska Native Corporation or Alaska Native Village is economically disadvantaged.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 3, 2011.)