• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) There is established the Minority and Women-Owned Business Assessment Program ("Program") within the Department of Small and Local Business Development ("Department"). The Program shall:

(1) Analyze the current state of businesses owned or controlled by minorities or women qualifying as Certified Business Enterprises ("CBE") as that term is defined in subchapter IX-A of this chapter including counting the number of businesses that have applied for CBE certification and the number that have been certified as CBEs since the inception of the CBE program;

(2) Record and track the number of businesses owned or controlled by minorities or women that have been awarded government contracts under the procurement process utilized by the District; and

(3) Assess the findings and investigate and recommend ways to encourage businesses owned or controlled by minorities or women to compete in the procurement process utilized by the District.

(b) The Department shall submit the findings and recommendations of the Program to the Chairman of the Council's Committee on Economic Development in the form of a report or reports. Specific steps for implementing the recommendations shall accompany the report or reports.

(c) For the purposes of this subchapter, the term "minority" shall include Asian, Pacific Islander, African American or Black, Native American or Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic or Latino.

(Mar. 26, 2008, D.C. Law 17-136, § 2, 55 DCR 1685.)


Legislative History of Laws

Law 17-136, the "Minority and Women-Owned Business Assessment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-518 which was referred to the Committee on Economic Development. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 11, 2007, and January 8, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 5, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-287 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-136 became effective on March 26, 2008.

Miscellaneous Notes

Short title: Section 2101 of D.C. Law 19-168 provided that subtitle K of title II of the act may be cited as "Women-Owned Business Expenditure Reporting Act of 2012".

Section 2102 of D.C. Law 19-168 provides:

"Sec. 2102. Women-owned business expenditure reports.

"(a) By May 1, 2013, the Mayor shall provide to the Council a report of obligations and expenditures made by the District to woman-owned businesses through the first 2 quarters of fiscal year 2013, delineated by the funding source for the expenditure or obligation (local, federal, capital, or other).

"(b) For the purposes of this section, the term "woman-owned business" means a business:

"(1) That meets the definition of a local business enterprise as described in section 2331 of the Small, Local, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Development and Assistance Act of 2005, effective October 20, 2005 (D.C. Law 16-33; D.C. Official Code § 2-218.31) ("SLDBE act"), and a small business enterprise as described in section 2332 of the SLDBE act;

"(2) That is at least 51% owned by one or more women, or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of the business is owned by one or more women; and

"(3) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."