Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 43 State Government -- Executive - Section 43.60A.190 Veteran-owned businesses
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§ 43.60A.190. Veteran-owned businesses
(1) The department shall:
(a) Develop and maintain a current list of veteran-owned businesses; and
(b) Make the list available on the department's public web site.
(2) To qualify as a veteran-owned business, the business must be at least fifty-one percent owned and controlled by:
(a) A veteran as defined in RCW 41.04.007; or
(b) An active or reserve member in any branch of the armed forces of the United States, including the national guard, coast guard, and armed forces reserves.
(3) To participate in the linked deposit program under chapter 43.86A RCW, a veteran-owned business qualified under this section must be certified by the department as a business:
(a) In which the veteran owner possesses and exercises sufficient expertise specifically in the business's field of operation to make decisions governing the long-term direction and the day-to-day operations of the business;
(b) That is organized for profit and performing a commercially useful function; and
(c) That meets the criteria for a small business concern as established under chapter 39.19 RCW.
(4) The department shall create a logo for the purpose of identifying veteran-owned businesses to the public. The department shall put the logo on an adhesive sticker or decal suitable for display in a business window and distribute the stickers or decals to veteran-owned businesses listed with the department.
(5)(a) Businesses may submit an application on a form prescribed by the department for inclusion on the list or to apply for certification under this section.
(b) The department must notify the state treasurer of veteran-owned businesses that are no longer certified under this section. The written notification to the state treasurer must contain information regarding the reasons for the decertification and information on financing provided to the veteran-owned business under RCW 43.86A.060.
(6) The department may adopt rules necessary to implement this section.
[2008 c 187 § 1; 2007 c 11 § 1.]
Sections: 43.60A.155 43.60A.160 43.60A.165 43.60A.170 43.60A.175 43.60A.180 43.60A.185 43.60A.190 43.60A.900 43.60A.901 43.60A.902 43.60A.903 43.60A.904 43.60A.905 43.60A.906
Last modified: April 8, 2009