2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 16 - City, County, State and Local Powers
Chapter 6 - Public Property
Article 1 - Public Works and Contracts
Section 16-6-101 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 16-6-101 (2019)

16-6-101. Definitions.

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Resident" means a natural person, association or business entity authorized to be formed under title 17 of the Wyoming statutes, or the laws of another state that are the functional equivalent, and that is certified as a resident by the department of workforce services following receipt of an affidavit executed and sworn to by a chief executive officer of the entity setting forth information required by the department to determine compliance with this act and prior to bidding upon the contract or responding to a request for proposal, subject to the following criteria:

(A) Any natural person who has been a resident of the state for one (1) year or more immediately prior to bidding upon the contract or responding to a request for proposal;

(B) A business entity, each member or equity owner of which has been a resident of the state for one (1) year or more immediately prior to bidding upon the contract or responding to a request for proposal;

(C) A business entity organized under the laws of the state:

(I) With at least fifty percent (50%) of the equity in the business entity owned by persons who have been residents of the state for one (1) year or more prior to bidding upon the contract or responding to a request for proposal;

(II) Which has maintained its principal office and place of business within the state for at least one (1) year; and

(III) The chief executive officer of the business entity has been a resident of the state for one (1) year or more immediately prior to the business entity's bidding upon the contract or responding to a request for proposal.

(D) A business entity organized under the laws of the state which has been in existence in the state for one (1) year or more and whose chief executive officer has been a resident of the state for one (1) year or more immediately prior to bidding upon the contract or responding to a request for proposal and maintains its principal office and place of business within the state. If at least fifty percent (50%) of the equity in the business entity is owned by nonresidents, the nonresident equity owned by the nonresidents shall:

(I) Have been acquired by nonresidents one (1) year or more immediately prior to bidding upon the contract or responding to a request for proposal; or

(II) If it consists of shares in a corporation, be publicly traded and registered under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for one (1) or more classes of its shares.

(E) Repealed by Laws 2013, Ch. 134, § 2.

(F) Repealed by Laws 2013, Ch. 134, § 2.

(G) Repealed by Laws 2013, Ch. 134, § 2.

(H) Repealed By Laws 2011, Ch. 82, § 2.

(J) A business entity organized under the laws of any state which has been in existence for two (2) years or more:

(I) Has continuously maintained a principal office and place of business within the state for at least one (1) year;

(II) Has continuously employed not less than fifteen (15) full-time Wyoming resident employees within the state for one (1) year or more prior to bidding upon the contract or responding to a request for proposal; and

(III) Has paid worker's compensation and unemployment taxes in Wyoming for at least one (1) year and is in good standing with the department of workforce services at the time the bid or request for proposal is submitted.

(K) A business entity which qualifies as a resident pursuant to this paragraph shall not lose that residency solely due to a conversion under the provisions of W.S. 17-26-101 or other reorganization as a different business entity;

(M) No preference under this article shall be awarded to any contractor who is not a certified resident contractor at the time bids are submitted for a public capital construction project, and no contractor shall receive a contingent or retroactive resident certification.

(ii) "Principal office and place of business" means a headquarters or administrative center where:

(A) The high level officers or management direct, control and coordinate the business activities; and

(B) The key business functions are conducted, including, but not limited to project bidding.

(iii) "Chief executive officer" means:

(A) For a corporation, the president of the corporation;

(B) For a partnership other than a limited partnership, a partner;

(C) For a limited partnership, a general partner;

(D) For a limited liability company, a designated member or manager of the limited liability company;

(E) For a business entity not specified in subdivisions (A) through (D) of this paragraph, the entity's president, chairman of the executive committee, senior officer responsible for the entity's business, chief financial officer or any other individual who performs similar functions as specified by rule of the department. The department may authorize by rule the execution of an affidavit required by paragraph (i) of this subsection by an individual holding a position other than as specified in this paragraph, if the individual holds a position with functions similar to a president of a corporation.

(iv) "Department" means the department of workforce services;

(v) Major maintenance" means the repair or replacement of complete or major portions of building and facility systems at irregular intervals which is required to continue the use of the building or facility at its original capacity for its original intended use and is typically accomplished by contractors due to the personnel demand to accomplish the work in a timely manner, the level of sophistication of the work or the need for warranted work;

(vi) "This act" means W.S. 16-6-101 through 16-6-121.

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