CHAPTER 314

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 397

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER II-A OF CHAPTER 50 OF TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE TECHNICAL INNOVATION PROGRAM.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend § 5035(b)(3), Title 29 of the Delaware Code by inserting after the comma (“,”) following the word “partnership” therein the following phrase “limited liability company, statutory or common law business trust,” and by inserting after the second occurrence of the word “corporation” therein the phrase “or other form of business entity” and by inserting after the word “Program” and before the period (“.”) at the end of that sentence the phrase “or Small Business Technology Transfer Program”.

Section 2. Amend § 5035(b)(4), Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the acronym “SBIR” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “SBIR Program” and by changing the first letter of the second occurrence of the word “Program” to the lower case.

Section 3. Amend § 5035, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by redesignating paragraph (b)(4) thereof as paragraph (b)(5) and inserting a new paragraph (b)(4) to read as follows:

“(b)(4) ‘Small Business Technology Transfer Program’ or ‘STTR Program’ means that program, enacted pursuant to the Small Business Technology Transfer Act of 1992 (P. L. 102-564) [15 U.S.C. § 638], which provides funds to small businesses to conduct jointly with non-profit research institutions, cooperative research and development having commercial application.”.

Section 4. Amend § 5036(1), Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the word “Program” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “and STTR Programs”.

Section 5. Amend §5036(2), Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the phrase “Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “SBIR and STTR Programs”.

Section 6. Amend § 5036(4), Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the word “Program” where it appears after the acronym “SBIR” and before the word “to” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “and STTR Programs” and by adding after the word “awards” and before the period (“.”) the phrase “under the SBIR and STTR Programs”.

Section 7. Amend §5037(a)(1), Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the phrase “Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “SBIR or STTR Programs”.

Section 8. This Act shall become effective upon its enactment into law.

Approved July 6, 2004