2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:18A-51 - Definitions


NJ Rev Stat § 18A:18A-51 (2013) What's This?

18A:18A-51. Definitions
As used in this act:

a. "Minority" means a person who is:

(1) Black, which is a person having origins in any of the black racial groups in Africa; or

(2) Hispanic, which is a person of Spanish or Portuguese culture, with origins in Mexico, South America, Central America, or the Caribbean Islands, regardless of race; or

(3) Asian-American, which is a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Hawaii, or the Pacific Islands; or

(4) American Indian or Alaskan native, which is a person having origins in any of the original peoples in North America;

b. "Women's business enterprise" means a business which is independently owned and operated, which is qualified pursuant to N.J.S. 18A:18A-27 and which is:

(1) A sole proprietorship owned and controlled by a woman;

(2) A partnership or joint venture owned and controlled by women in which at least 51% of the ownership is held by women and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more women who own it; or

(3) A corporation or other entity whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women who own it, and which is at least 51% owned by women, or if stock is issued, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more women;

c. "Minority business enterprise" means a business which is independently owned and operated, which is qualified pursuant to N.J.S. 18A:18A-27 and which is:

(1) A sole proprietorship, owned and controlled by a minority;

(2) A partnership or joint venture owned and controlled by minorities in which at least 51% of the ownership interest is held by minorities and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more of the minorities who own it; or

(3) A corporation or other entity whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more minorities who own it, and which is at least 51% owned by one or more minorities, or if stock is issued, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more minorities;

d. "Small business enterprise" means a business which is independently owned and operated, which is qualified pursuant to N.J.S. 18A:18A-27 and which is a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation which is a size and type defined by the Commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Energy and Economic Development;

e. "Set-aside contract" means (1) a contract for goods, equipment, construction, or services which is designated as a contract for which bids are invited and accepted only from small business enterprises, minority business enterprises or women's business enterprises, as appropriate, (2) a portion of a contract when that portion has been so designated, or (3) any other purchase or procurement so designated; and

f. "Total procurements" means all purchases, contracts or acquisitions of a board of education, whether by competitive bidding, single source contracting, or other method of procurement, as prescribed or permitted by law.

P.L. 1985, c. 490, s. 1; amended 1988,c.37,s.2.


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