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The DC Code: § 2-218.02 Definitions.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

1
"Agency" means an agency, department, office, board, or commission of the District of Columbia government.
1A
"Business enterprise" means a business entity organized for profit.
1B
"Certified business enterprise" means a business enterprise or joint venture certified pursuant to part D of this subchapter.
2
"Commission" means the District of Columbia Small and Local Business Opportunity Commission, established by § 2-218.21.
3
"Department" means the Department of Small and Local Business Development, established by § 2-218.11.
4
"Director" means the Director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development.
5
"Disadvantaged business enterprise" means a business enterprise as described in § 2-218.33.
6
"District of Columbia Supply Schedule" or "DCSS" means the District of Columbia's multiple award schedule procurement program for providing commercial products or services to District government agencies.
7
"Economically disadvantaged individual" means an individual whose ability to compete in the free enterprise system is impaired because of diminished opportunities to obtain capital and credit as compared to others in the same line of business where such impairment is related to the individual's status as socially disadvantaged. An individual is socially disadvantaged if the individual has reason to believe that the individual has been subjected to prejudice or bias because of his or her identity as a member of a group without regard to his or her qualities as an individual.
8
"Enterprise zone" means:
A
The area of the District designated as the District of Columbia Enterprise Zone under section 1400 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, approved August 5, 1997 (111 Stat. 863; 26 U.S.C. § 1400); or
B
An economic development zone designated by the Mayor and approved by the Council pursuant to §§ 6-1501 through 6-1504.
9
"Expendable budget" means the total budget of an agency, reduced by such funding sources, object classes, objects, and other items as shall be identified by the Mayor through rulemaking.
10
"Government corporation" means an entity established as a corporate body or independent authority or instrumentality of the District government created to effectuate certain public purposes, with or without a legal existence separate from that of the District government.
11
"Joint venture" means a combination of property, capital, efforts, skills, or knowledge of 2 or more persons or businesses to carry out a single project.
12
"Local business enterprise" means a business enterprise as described in § 2-218.31.
12A
"Local manufacturing business enterprise" means a business as described in § 2-218.39.
13
"Longtime resident business" means a business which has been continuously eligible for certification as a local business enterprise, as defined in § 2-218.31, for 20 consecutive years, or a small business enterprise, as defined in § 2-218.32, for 15 consecutive years.
14
"Regional governmental entity" means an organization that represents the District and surrounding local or state governments.
15
"Resident-owned business" means a local business enterprise owned by an individual who is, or a majority number of individuals who are, subject to personal income tax solely in the District of Columbia.
16
"Small business enterprise" means a business enterprise as described in § 2-218.32.
17
"Veteran-owned business enterprise" means a business as described in § 2-218.38.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-191, in par. (1), substituted "or commission" for "commission, or instrumentality". D.C. Law 16-266, in par. (13), inserted ", or a small business enterprise, as defined in § 2-218.32, for 15 consecutive years" following "for 20 consecutive years". D.C. Law 17-207 added pars. (1A) and (1B). D.C. Law 18-141 added pars. (12A) and (17); and, in par. (15), substituted "subject to personal income tax solely in the District of Columbia" for "subject to personal income tax in the District of Columbia". Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-214, March 6, 2007, law notification 54 DCR 2761). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification, Benefit Expansion, and Grant-making Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Law 17-96, January 29, 2008, law notification 55 DCR 3403). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2302 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-513, October 25, 2006, 53 DCR 9091). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-575, December 19, 2006, 54 DCR 24). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification, Benefit Expansion, and Grant-making Authority Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-156, October 18, 2007, 54 DCR 10919). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification, Benefit Expansion, and Grant-making Authority Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-251, January 23, 2008, 55 DCR 1259). Legislative History of Laws For Law 16-33, see notes following § 2-218.01. Law 16-191, the "Technical Amendments Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-760, which was referred to the Committee of the whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 20, 2006, and July 11, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 31, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-475 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-191 became effective on March 2, 2007. Law 16-266, the "Longtime Resident Business Definition Amendment Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-506, which was referred to Committee on Economic Development. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 5, 2006, and December 19, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 28, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-622 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-266 became effective on March 14, 2007. Law 17-207, the "Department of Small and Local Business Development Subcontracting Clarification, Benefit Expansion, and Grant-Making Authority Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No.17-444 which was referred to Economic Development. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 1, 2008, and May 6, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 20, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-379 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-207 became effective on July 18, 2008. Law 18-141, the "Department of Small and Local Business Development Amendment Act of 2009", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-332, which was referred to the Committee on Economic Development. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 3, 2009, and December 1, 2009, respectively. Enacted without signature by the Mayor on February 3, 2010, it was assigned Act No. 18-306 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-141 became effective on April 20, 2010. DC CODE § 2-218.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2302, 52 DCR 7503; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-191, § 15, 53 DCR 6794; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-266, § 2(a), 54 DCR 829; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-207, § 2(a), 55 DCR 6107; Apr. 20, 2010, D.C. Law 18-141, § 2(a), 57 DCR 1485.)