Code Section

Government Code - GOV

TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )
  

PART 1. STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES [11000 - 11895]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )
  

CHAPTER 3.5. Administrative Regulations and Rulemaking [11340 - 11361]

  ( Heading of Chapter 3.5 amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1039, Sec. 2. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Definitions [11342.510 - 11342.610]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1060, Sec. 8. )

  
11342.610.  

(a) “Small business” means a business activity in agriculture, general construction, special trade construction, retail trade, wholesale trade, services, transportation and warehousing, manufacturing, generation and transmission of electric power, or a health care facility, unless excluded in subdivision (b), that is both of the following:

(1) Independently owned and operated.

(2) Not dominant in its field of operation.

(b) “Small business” does not include the following professional and business activities:

(1) A financial institution including a bank, a trust, a savings and loan association, a thrift institution, a consumer finance company, a commercial finance company, an industrial finance company, a credit union, a mortgage and investment banker, a securities broker-dealer, or an investment adviser.

(2) An insurance company, either stock or mutual.

(3) A mineral, oil, or gas broker.

(4) A subdivider or developer.

(5) A landscape architect, an architect, or a building designer.

(6) An entity organized as a nonprofit institution.

(7) An entertainment activity or production, including a motion picture, a stage performance, a television or radio station, or a production company.

(8) A utility, a water company, or a power transmission company generating and transmitting more than 4.5 million kilowatt hours annually.

(9) A petroleum producer, a natural gas producer, a refiner, or a pipeline.

(10) A manufacturing enterprise exceeding 250 employees.

(11) A health care facility exceeding 150 beds or one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) in annual gross receipts.

(c) “Small business” does not include the following business activities:

(1) Agriculture, where the annual gross receipts exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000).

(2) General construction, where the annual gross receipts exceed nine million five hundred thousand dollars ($9,500,000).

(3) Special trade construction, where the annual gross receipts exceed five million dollars ($5,000,000).

(4) Retail trade, where the annual gross receipts exceed two million dollars ($2,000,000).

(5) Wholesale trade, where the annual gross receipts exceed nine million five hundred thousand dollars ($9,500,000).

(6) Services, where the annual gross receipts exceed two million dollars ($2,000,000).

(7) Transportation and warehousing, where the annual gross receipts exceed one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000).

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1060, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2001.)