2006 Code of Virginia § 63.2-2000 - Definitions

63.2-2000. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

"Business firm" means any corporation, partnership, electing small business(Subchapter S) corporation, limited liability company, or sole proprietorshipauthorized to do business in this Commonwealth subject to tax imposed byArticles 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 Chapter25, or Article 2 ( 58.1-2620 et seq.) of Chapter 26 of Title 58.1.

"Community services" means any type of counseling and advice, emergencyassistance, medical care, provision of basic necessities, or servicesdesigned to minimize the effects of poverty, furnished primarily toimpoverished people.

"Contracting services" means the provision, by a business firm licensed bythe Commonwealth as a contractor under Chapter 11 ( 54.1-1100 et seq.) ofTitle 54.1, of labor or technical advice to aid in the development,construction, renovation, or repair of (i) homes of impoverished people or(ii) buildings used by neighborhood organizations.

"Education" means any type of scholastic instruction or scholarshipassistance to an individual who is impoverished.

"Housing assistance" means furnishing financial assistance, labor,material, or technical advice to aid the physical improvement of the homes ofimpoverished people.

"Impoverished people" means people in Virginia approved as such by theBoard. Such approval shall be made on the basis of generally recognized low -income criteria used by federal and state agencies.

"Job training" means any type of instruction to an individual who isimpoverished that enables him to acquire vocational skills so that he canbecome employable or able to seek a higher grade of employment.

"Neighborhood assistance" means providing community services, education,housing assistance, or job training.

"Neighborhood organization" means any local, regional or statewideorganization whose primary function is providing neighborhood assistance forimpoverished people, and holding a ruling from the Internal Revenue Serviceof the United States Department of the Treasury that the organization isexempt 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 EconomicOpportunity Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), or any housing authorityas defined in 36-3.

"Professional services" means any type of personal service to the publicwhich requires as a condition precedent to the rendering of such service theobtaining of a license or other legal authorization and shall include, butshall not be limited to, the personal services rendered by medical doctors,dentists, architects, professional engineers, certified public accountantsand attorneys-at-law.

(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.)

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