15 U.S. Code § 697a - Private debenture sales

§ 697a.
Private debenture sales
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation, the Administration shall sell to investors, either publicly or by private placement, debentures pursuant to section 697 of this title as follows:
(1)
Of the program levels otherwise authorized by law for fiscal year 1986, an amount not to exceed $200,000,000.
(2)
Of the program levels otherwise authorized by law for each of fiscal years 1987 and 1988, an amount not to exceed $425,000,000.
(3)
All of the program levels authorized for fiscal year 1989 and subsequent fiscal years.
(b) Nothing in any provision of law shall be construed to authorize the Federal Financing Bank to acquire—
(1)
any obligation the payment of principal or interest on which at any time has been guaranteed in whole or in part under section 697 of this title and which is being sold pursuant to the provisions of the program authorized in this section;
(2)
any obligation which is an interest in any obligation described in paragraph (1); or
(3)
any obligation which is secured by, or substantially all of the value of which is attributable to, any obligation described in paragraph (1) or (2).
Amendments

1988—Pub. L. 100–590 inserted “Private debenture sales” as section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:

“(a) Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation, the Administration shall conduct a pilot program involving the sale to investors, either publicly or by private placement, of debentures guaranteed pursuant to section 697 of this title as follows—

“(1) of the program levels otherwise authorized by law for fiscal year 1986, an amount not to exceed $200,000,000;

“(2) of the program levels otherwise authorized by law for fiscal year 1987, an amount not to exceed $425,000,000; and

“(3) of the program levels otherwise authorized by law for fiscal year 1988, an amount not to exceed $425,000,000.

“(b) Nothing in any provision of law shall be construed to authorize the Federal Financing Bank to acquire—

“(1) any obligation the payment of principal or interest on which at any time has been guaranteed in whole or in part under section 697 of this title and which is being sold pursuant to the provisions of the pilot program authorized in this section,

“(2) any obligation which is an interest in any obligation described in paragraph (1), or

“(3) any obligation which is secured by, or substantially all of the value of which is attributable to, any obligation described in paragraph (1) or (2).”

1987—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–72 struck out “and” at end of par. (1), substituted “$425,000,000; and” for “$295,000,000.” in par. (2), and added par. (3).

Regulations

Small Business Administration to promulgate final rules and regulations to implement this section within 60 days of Apr. 7, 1986, see section 18008(d)(2) of Pub. L. 99–272, set out as a note under section 697b of this title.

Pilot Program Report

Pub. L. 99–272, title XVIII, § 18008(b), Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 367, required the Small Business Administration to report to the President and Congress on the pilot program under former 15 U.S.C. 697a involving debenture sales to investors not later than 90 days after the date of the last debenture sale in each fiscal year, and unless a report was made by Oct. 1 of 1986 and 1987, the Administration was to make an interim report by such dates.

 

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