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Small Business Statutes

Learn about the various government statutes affecting how small businesses do business.

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    Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires federal agencies to review regulations for their impact on small businesses and consider less burdensome alternatives.

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    Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C....

    The Administrative Procedures Act (APA) ( 5 U.S.C. §§ 551-59, 701-06, 1305, 3105, 3344, 5372, 7521) was passed in 1946 to clarify the process of making regulations, and to allow greater...

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    Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act provides that each bill must be analyzed for its impact on local government and other entities before it can be voted on. In this way, its impact is known to the...

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    Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980

    The Paperwork Reduction Act requires all proposed regulations to be analyzed for the paperwork that they require and that paperwork be reduced to a minimum. A regulation which creates a new...

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    Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002

    This law institutes a process to make paperwork reduction a serious, ongoing effort and introduces measures to make it easier for small businesses to comply with the law. The law: requires the...

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    Small Business Paperwork Relief Task Force

    The Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 ("SBPRA") requires a Task Force (chaired by the Office of Management and Budget and comprised of the Office of Advocacy and other federal agencies)...

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    Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA)

    The Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) (5 U.S.C. § 504; 28 U.S.C. § 2412) provides for the award of attorney fees (up to $125 per hour) and other expenses to eligible individuals and small entities...

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    Memorandums of Understanding

    Government agency memorandums related to small business concerns.