§ 58.1-439.18

Definitions

As used in this article:”Affiliate” means with respect to any person, any other person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with such person. For purposes of this definition, “control” (including controlled by and under common control with) shall mean the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such person whether through ownership or voting securities or by contract or otherwise.”Business firm” means any corporation, partnership, electing small business (Subchapter S) corporation, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship authorized to do business in this Commonwealth subject to tax imposed by Articles 2 (§ 58.1-320 et seq.) and 10 (§ 58.1-400 et seq.) of Chapter 3, Chapter 12 (§ 58.1-1200 et seq.), Article 1 (§ 58.1-2500 et seq.) of Chapter 25, or Article 2 (§ 58.1-2620 et seq.) of Chapter 26. “Business firm” also means any trust or fiduciary for a trust subject to tax imposed by Article 6 (§ 58.1-360 et seq.) of Chapter 3.”Commissioner of Social Services” means the Commissioner of Social Services or his designee.”Community services” means any type of counseling and advice, emergency assistance, medical care, provision of basic necessities, or services designed to minimize the effects of poverty, furnished primarily to low-income persons.”Contracting services” means the provision, by a business firm licensed by the Commonwealth as a contractor under Chapter 11 (§ 54.1-1100 et seq.) of Title 54.1, of labor or technical advice to aid in the development, construction, renovation, or repair of (i) homes of low-income persons or (ii) buildings used by neighborhood organizations.”Education” means any type of scholastic instruction or scholastic assistance to a low-income person or an eligible student with a disability.”Eligible student with a disability” means a student (i) for whom an individualized educational program has been written and finalized in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), regulations promulgated pursuant to IDEA, and regulations of the Board of Education and (ii) whose family’s annual household income is not in excess of 400 percent of the current poverty guidelines.”Housing assistance” means furnishing financial assistance, labor, material, or technical advice to aid the physical improvement of the homes of low-income persons.”Job training” means any type of instruction to an individual who is a low-income person that enables him to acquire vocational skills so that he can become employable or able to seek a higher grade of employment.”Low-income person” means an individual whose family’s annual household income is not in excess of 300 percent of the current poverty guidelines.”Neighborhood assistance” means providing community services, education, housing assistance, or job training.”Neighborhood organization” means any local, regional or statewide organization whose primary function is providing neighborhood assistance and holding a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service of the United States Department of the Treasury that the organization is exempt from income taxation under the provisions of §§ 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, or any organization defined as a community action agency in the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.), or any housing authority as defined in § 36-3.”Poverty guidelines” means the poverty guidelines for the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia updated annually in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the authority of § 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981.”Professional services” means any type of personal service to the public that requires as a condition precedent to the rendering of such service the obtaining of a license or other legal authorization and shall include, but shall not be limited to, the personal services rendered by medical doctors, dentists, architects, professional engineers, certified public accountants, attorneys-at-law, and veterinarians.”Scholastic assistance” means (i) counseling or supportive services to elementary school, middle school, secondary school, or postsecondary school students or their parents in developing a postsecondary academic or vocational education plan, including college financing options for such students or their parents, or (ii) scholarships.

History

1981, c. 629, § 63.1-321; 1982, c. 178; 1984, c. 720; 1989, c. 310; 1996, c. 77; 1997, c. 640; 1999, cc. 890, 909; 2002, c. 747, § 63.2-2000; 2008, c. 585; 2009, cc. 10, 851; 2010, c. 164; 2011, cc. 312, 370; 2012, cc. 731, 842; 2016, c. 426.

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