H.R.1839

To amend the Small Business Act to improve SCORE, and for other purposes.

4/1/2009--Introduced.

Amends the Small Business Act relating to the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure that SCORE: (1) carries out a plan to increase the proportion of small business mentors from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and reports annually to the Administrator on plan implementation; (2) establishes benchmarks for evaluating its activities and volunteers; and (3) establishes a mentoring program of one-on-one advice to small businesses from qualified counselors.

Renames the Service Corps of Retired Executives as SCORE. Eliminates the Active Corps of Executives.

Authorizes appropriations for SCORE for FY2010-FY2011.

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