2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 10,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 85
May 14, 2013 - Offered by Senators
Harris, C. Larson and L. Taylor.
59.57 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
59.57 (4) Disadvantaged business department.
(a) In this subsection:
1. "County" means a county with a population of 750,000 or more.
2. "Disadvantaged business enterprise" means a sole proprietorship, 7
partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, or corporation that is owned, 8
controlled, and actively managed by one or more individuals who is a socially and 9
economically disadvantaged individual.
3. "Socially and economically disadvantaged individual" means an individual 11
who is a citizen of the United States, or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of 12
the United States, and who is also one of the following:
a. An individual who the county determines is socially or economically 2
disadvantaged, on a case-by-case basis.
b. A minority group member, as that term is defined in s. 16.287 (1) (f).
c. A woman.
d. A member of a group whose members are designated as socially and 6
economically disadvantaged by the federal Small Business Administration.
(b) A county board may enact an ordinance creating a department in county 8
government to provide assistance to disadvantaged business enterprises. Such a 9
department shall respond to requests for services from the board and the county 10
executive, and shall be responsible to both the county executive and the board.
(c) The head of the department described under par. (b) shall be appointed by 12
the county executive, with the concurrence of a majority of the board, and shall not 13
serve at the pleasure of the county executive. The head of such a department may 14
be dismissed at any time by the county executive with the concurrence of a majority 15
of the members-elect of the board. The head of such a department may also be 16
dismissed at any time by a majority vote of the board.".