To permit small business concerns operating in the United States to elect to be exempt from certain Federal rules and regulations, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Small Business Freedom of Commerce Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. SMALL BUSINESS EXEMPTIONS.
(a) Election.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a small business concern operating in the United States may elect to be exempt from any Federal rule or regulation issued on or after January 20, 2009. (b) Process for Exemption.-- (1) Notification of federal agency.--To be exempt from a rule or regulation under this section, the highest ranking official of a small business concern shall provide to the Federal agency that issued such rule or regulation written notice that the small business concern has elected to be exempt from such rule or regulation. (2) Timing.--A small business concern shall be exempt from a rule or regulation beginning on the date that is 30 days after the date that written notice provided by such concern under paragraph (1), with respect to such rule or regulation, is received by the applicable Federal agency. (3) Confirmation of written notice.--Not later than 7 days after receiving a written notice under paragraph (1), the head of the Federal agency that received such notice shall provide to the applicable small business concern written confirmation that such notice has been...