2018 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXIII - Corporations, Associations and Partnerships
Chapter 348 - Authorities and Corporations for Economic and Technological Development — Small Businesses
Section 348.251 Missouri technology corporation, established — definitions — public hearing, notice.
Effective 03 Feb 2012, see footnote
Title XXIII CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPSChapter 348
*348.251. Missouri technology corporation, established — definitions — public hearing, notice. — 1. As used in sections 348.251 to 348.266, the following terms mean:
(1) "Applicable percentage", six percent for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and the next fourteen consecutive fiscal years; five percent for the immediately subsequent five fiscal years; and four percent for the immediately subsequent five fiscal years;
(2) "Applied research", any activity that seeks to utilize, synthesize, or apply existing knowledge, information, or resources to the resolution of a specific problem, question, or issue of science and innovation, including but not limited to translational research;
(3) "Base year", fiscal year ending June 30, 2010;
(4) "Base year gross wages", gross wages paid by science and innovation companies to science and innovation employees during fiscal year ending June 30, 2010;
(5) "Basic research", any original investigation for the advancement of scientific or technical knowledge of science and innovation;
(6) "Commercialization", any of the full spectrum of activities required for a new technology, product, or process to be developed from the basic research or conceptual stage through applied research or development to the marketplace, including without limitation, the steps leading up to and including licensing, sales, and service;
(7) "Corporation", the Missouri technology corporation established under this section;
(8) "Fields of applicable expertise", any of the following fields: science and innovation research, development, or commercialization, including basic research and applied research; corporate finance, venture capital, and private equity related to science and innovation; the business and management of science and innovation companies; education related to science and innovation; or civic or corporate leadership in areas related to science and innovation;
(9) "Inherent conflict of interest", a fundamental or systematic conflict of interest that prevents a person from serving as a disinterested director of the corporation and from routinely performing his or her duties as a director of the corporation;
(10) "NAICS industry groups" or "NAICS codes", the North American Industry Classification System developed under the auspices of the United States Office of Management and Budget and adopted in 1997, as may be amended, revised, or replaced by similar classification systems for similar uses from time to time;
(11) "Science and innovation", the use of compositions and methods in research, development, and manufacturing processes for such diverse areas as agriculture-biotechnology, animal health, biochemistry, bioinformatics, energy, environment, forestry, homeland security, information technology, medical devices, medical diagnostics, medical instruments, medical therapeutics, microbiology, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, plant biology, and veterinary medicine, including future developments in such areas;
(12) "Science and innovation company", a corporation, limited liability company, S corporation, partnership, registered limited liability partnership, foundation, association, nonprofit entity, sole proprietorship, business trust, person, group, or other entity that is:
(a) Engaged in the research, development, commercialization, or business of science and innovation in the state, including, without limitation, research, development, or production directed toward developing or providing science and innovation products, processes, or services for specific commercial or public purposes, including hospitals, nonprofit research institutions, incubators, accelerators, and universities currently located or involved in the research, development, commercialization, or business of science and innovation in the state; or
(b) Identified by the following NAICS industry groups or NAICS codes or any amended or successor code sections covering such areas of research, development, and commercial endeavors: 3251; 3253; 3254; 3391; 51121; 54138; 54171; 62231; 111191; 111421; 111920; 111998; 311119; 311211; 311221; 311222; 311223; 325193; 325199; 325221; 325222; 325611; 325612; 325613; 325311; 325312; 325314; 325320; 325411; 325412; 325414; 333298; 334510; 334516; 334517; 339111; 339112; 339113; 339114; 339115; 339116; 424910; 541710; 621511; and 621512.
Each of the above listed four-digit and five-digit codes shall include all six-digit codes in such four-digit and five-digit industry; however, each six-digit code shall stand alone and not indicate the inclusion of other omitted six-digit codes that also are subsets of the pertinent four-digit or five-digit industry to which the included six-digit code belongs;
(13) "Science and innovation employee", any employee, officer, or director of a science and innovation company who is a state income taxpayer and any employee of a university who is associated with or supports the research, development, commercialization, or business of science and technology in the state and is obligated to pay state income tax to the state;
(14) "Technology application", the introduction and adaptation of refined management practices in fields such as scheduling, inventory management, marketing, product development, and training in order to improve the quality, productivity and profitability of an existing firm. Technology application shall be considered a component of business modernization;
(15) "Technology development", strategically focused research directed at developing investment-grade technologies which are important for market competitiveness.
2. The governor may, on behalf of the state and in accordance with chapter 355, establish a private not-for-profit corporation named the "Missouri Technology Corporation", to carry out the provisions of sections 348.251 to 348.266. As used in sections 348.250 to 348.275 the word "corporation" means the Missouri technology corporation authorized by this section. Before certification by the governor, the corporation shall conduct a public hearing for the purpose of giving all interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on the articles of incorporation, bylaws and methods of operation of the corporation. Notice of the hearing shall be given at least fourteen days prior to the hearing.
(L. 1993 H.B. 566, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1248 & 1048, A.L. 2011 1st Ex. Sess. S.B. 7)
Contingent effective date, see § 348.280
*Revisor's note: This section was declared unconstitutional in Missouri Roundtable for Life, Inc. v. State, 396 S.W.3d 348 (Mo.banc).
(2013) Provisions of S.B. 7 from First Extraordinary Session in 2011 are unconstitutional; section B of act as codified in section 348.280 is a violation of the single subject requirement of Article III, Section 23 and remaining provisions of bill could not be severed. Missouri Roundtable for Life, Inc. v. State, 396 S.W.3d 348 (Mo.banc).