National White House Conference on Small Business: Hearing Before the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 4773 ... Washington DC, May 22, 1990, Volume 4

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Page 26 - Nov. 1986, at 21-22 (stating that "the liability insurance crisis in the United States has not only become a life and death sentence to many small businesses, but also is changing adversely our way of life ..."). 7 "Chemicals Go to Captives for Coverage, "Chemical Week. Feb. 11. 1987. at 68. 8 See, eg . "Worker's Comp Bill Encounters Snags in Md.,
Page 26 - The prevailing party in a legal action should have a statutory right to recover costs and attorney fees from the non-prevailing party. 9. Impose a uniform, reasonable statute of limitations and repose in all tort actions, and hold defendants to the state-of-the-art in existence at the time a product was manufactured or a service was performed. 10. Provide for periodic instead of lump-sum payments for future medical care or lost income.
Page 27 - The fund could be used for no other purpose than the payment of claims, with the fund being regulated in the same manner as any other insurance company. 6. Require the insurance industry to make complete financial disclosures by lines of insurance, so that Congress, state legislatures, and state insurance commissioners may call on this information at any time. d. Education: Realizing that the most effective long-term solution to the liability insurance problem is a knowledgeable citizenry, we urge...
Page 54 - Council (SBLC) is a permanent, independent coalition of over one hundred trade and professional associations that share a common commitment to the future of small business. Our members represent the interests of over four million small businesses in manufacturing, retailing, distribution, professional and technical services, construction, transportation and agriculture. A list of our members is attached.
Page 3 - Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I have a statement that I would like to submit for the record in connection with HR 2402, the authorization for the cleanup in the Potomac River.
Page 27 - Nonprofit organizations receiving government grants and contracts, including federally funded research-and-development centers, should be prohibited from using federal dollars to compete with products and services provided by the private sector. Non-profits engaging in commercial activities should be prohibited from doing so while enjoying exemption from government regulations such as antitrust laws, worker's compensation, and health and safety rules. Governments: New laws at all levels, particularly...
Page 27 - Government at all levels has failed to protect small businesses from damaging levels of unfair competition. At the federal, state and local levels, therefore, laws, regulations and policies should ... prohibit direct, government-created competition in which government organizations perform commercial services...
Page 36 - ... occur within 30 days; include progress payments and retainage; and require prime contractors to pay their subcontractors within seven days after receiving payment from the government or incur interest payment penalties. In addition, when the government pays the prime contractors late, interest payments shall flow through from prime contractors to subcontractors on a pro-rata basis. The Prompt Payment Act shall be vigorously enforced by all branches of government.
Page 24 - ... to develop such specific and comprehensive recommendations for executive and legislative action as may be appropriate for maintaining and encouraging the economic viability of small business and, thereby, the...
Page 27 - Promote tax-deductible self-insurance through risk pooling and other group arrangements, including the expansion of the Risk Retention Act of 1981. 5. Legislate a self-insurance system that would allow small businesses to pay premiums into a fund with pre-tax dollars. The fund could be used for no other purpose than the payment of claims, with the fund being regulated in the same manner as any other insurance company. 6. Require the insurance industry to make complete financial disclosures by lines...

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