H.R.2751: Commonsense Construction Contracting Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
You can read the bill
Sponsor Richard Hanna, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced July 19, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 11, 2014
See it on GovTrack
See it on C-SPAN

Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Commonsense Construction Contracting Act of 2013 - Amends the Small Business Act to prohibit reverse auction methods (bidding from high to low) from being used in the case of any contract for the procurement of design and construction services if the contract is suitable for award to a small business, or if the award is made under Small Business Administration (SBA) requirements concerning the federal award of procurement contracts or subcontracts to:

  • small businesses;
  • HUBZone (historically underutilized business zone) small businesses; and
  • small businesses owned and controlled by veterans, disabled veterans, socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, or women.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 11, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 497.
Dec. 11, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Small Business. H. Rept. 113-660.
March 5, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
March 5, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 19, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.