Wis. Admin. Code Department of Administration § Adm 83.28 - Determination of control

Current through November 29, 2021

(1) Factors that the department shall consider in determining whether one or more women owners control a business include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Authority and restrictions as indicated in the articles of incorporation, by-laws, minutes of corporate meetings, bank signature cards, partnership and joint venture agreements and other business agreements and documents.
(b) Membership of one or more women owners on the board of directors.
(c) Holdings by women owners of the voting interests in the business.
(d) The managerial experience, knowledge and expertise of the women owners in such areas as finance, budgeting, personnel, production, marketing and research.
(e) Whether the women owners have the authority to make policy decisions in such areas as finance, budgeting, personnel, production, marketing and research.
(2) An applicant's assertion of being independent from a male-owned business may not rest solely on recognition of the women owners by governmental taxing authorities. Other test criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) An applicant's relationship with any male-owned business, that involves any long-term contract or lease agreements.
(b) The existence of working agreements with any male-owned business.
(c) An applicant's status as a party to any contract or lease agreement on terms at variance with industry standards or prudent business practices.
(d) The existence of restrictive financing agreements with any male-owned business or financial institution that impose undue limitations on the applicant.
(e) Interlocking stock ownership of the applicant and any male-owned business in the same industry.
(f) Common directors or officers between the applicant and any male-owned business.
(g) An applicant's use of employees, equipment, expertise, facilities, or other resources from a male-owned business.
(h) The receipt by a male-owned business of financial benefits, such as profits and wages, that are not commensurate with the duties performed.
(i) An applicant that cannot operate without licenses, permits or insurance held by another business.
(j) An applicant that does not possess all legal requirements necessary to its operation.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Administration § Adm 83.28
CR 06-113: cr. Register May 2007 No. 617, eff. 6-1-07.

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