38 U.S. Code § 8128. Small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans: contracting priority

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(a)Contracting Priority.—
In procuring goods and services pursuant to a contracting preference under this title or any other provision of law, the Secretary shall give priority to a small business concern owned and controlled by veterans, if such business concern also meets the requirements of that contracting preference.
(b)Definition.—
For purposes of this section, the term “small business concern owned and controlled by veterans” means a small business concern that is included in the small business database maintained by the Secretary under section 8127(f) of this title.
Effective Date

Pub. L. 109–461, title V, § 503(b), Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3436, provided that:

“This section [enacting this section] and the amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 22, 2006].”