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SA 314. Mr. MERKLEY 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 116, strike lines 15 and 16 and insert the following:
SEC. 503. CREATING DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING JOBS.
(a) Technical Assistance.--Section 9(q)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(q)(1)), as amended by this Act, is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (C), by striking "and" at the end;
(2) in subparagraph (D), by striking the period at the end and inserting "; and"; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(E) developing and manufacturing in the United States new commercial products and processes resulting from such projects.";
(b) SBIR Data Collection.--Section 9(g)(8)(A) of the Small Business Act, as added by this Act, is amended--
(1) in clause (vi), by striking "or" at the end;
(2) in clause (vii), by striking "and" at the end and inserting "or"; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(viii)(I) has a product, process, technology, or service that received funding under the SBIR program of the Federal agency and that is produced or delivered for sale to or use by the Federal Government or commercial markets; and
"(II) for each product, process, technology, or service described in subclause (I), is testing or producing the product, process, technology, or service in the United States; and".
(c) STTR Data Collection.--Section 9(o)(9)(A) of the Small Business Act, as added by this Act, is amended--
(1) in clause (vi), by striking "or" at the end;
(2) in clause (vii), by striking "and" at the end and inserting "or"; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(viii)(I) has a product, process, technology, or service that received funding under the STTR program of the Federal agency and that is produced or delivered for sale to or use by the Federal Government or commercial markets; and
"(II) for each product, process, technology, or service described in subclause (I), is testing or producing the product, process, technology, or service in the United States; and".
(d) Public Database.--Section 9(k)(1)(F) of the Small Business Act, as added by this Act, is amended--
(1) in clause (iv), by striking "or" at the end;
(2) in clause (v), by striking the period at the end and inserting "; or"; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(vi)(I) has a product, process, technology, or service that received funding under the SBIR or STTR program of the Federal agency and that is produced or delivered for sale to or use by the Federal Government or commercial markets; and
"(II) for each product, process, technology, or service described in subclause (I), is testing or producing the product, process, technology, or service in the United States.".
(e) Government Database.--Section 9(k)(2)(A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(k)(2)(A)), as amended by this Act, is amended--
(1) in clause (vii), by striking "and" at the end;
(2) in clause (viii), by adding "and" at the end; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(ix) whether the small business concern--
"(I) has a product, process, technology, or service that received funding under the SBIR or STTR program of a Federal agency and that is produced or delivered for sale to or use by the Federal Government or commercial markets; and
"(II) for each product, process, technology, or service described in subclause (I), is testing or producing the product, process, technology, or service in the United States;".
(f) Evaluation by National Academy of Sciencies.--Section 108(e)(1) of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000 (15 U.S.C. 638 note), as added by this Act, is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (B), by striking "and" at the end;
(2) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end and inserting "; and"; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(D) estimate, to the extent practicable, the amount of production and manufacturing in the United States that resulted from awards under the SBIR program or STTR program of the agency; and
"(E) make recommendations, if any, for changes to the SBIR program or STTR program of the agency that would increase production and manufacturing in the United States.".
(g) Technology Insertion Reporting Requirements.--Section 9(ii) of the Small Business Act, as added by this Act, is amended--
(1) in paragraph (2), by striking "and" at the end;
(2) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and inserting "; and"; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(4) whether the small business concern or individual receiving the Phase III award is developing, testing, producing, or manufacturing the product or service that is the subject of the Phase III award in the United States.".
(h) Interagency Policy Committee.--In addition to the duties established under section 314 of this Act, the Interagency SBIR/STTR Policy Committee established under section 314 of this Act shall identify ways for Federal agencies to create incentives for recipients of awards under the SBIR program and the STTR program to carry out research, development, testing, production, and manufacturing in the United States.
(i) Report on Program Goals.--Section 9(ll)(1)(C) of the Small Business Act, as added by this Act, is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: ", including the impact on production and manufacturing in the United States".
(j) Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program for Civilian Agencies.--Section 9(ff) of the Small Business Act, as added by this Act, is amended--
(1) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) as paragraphs (6), (7), and (8), respectively; and
(2) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
"(5) INCREASING DOMESTIC CAPABILITIES.--In carrying out a pilot program, the head of a covered Federal agency shall give preference to applicants that intend to test, develop, manufacture or commercialize a product or service in the United States.".
SEC. 504. COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCEDURES FOR SBIR AND STTR PROGRAMS.


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