§5-29-1. Purpose of article.
The purpose of this article is to provide for more expeditious
and efficient issuance of permits, licenses or certificates by
state regulatory agencies to business entities that are in good
standing in the payment of taxes and other obligations to the
state. For the purposes of this article, a business entity in good
standing is one that:
(1) Has conducted commercial activities in this state for at
least two years;
(2) Has paid any business tax, workers' compensation or
unemployment compensation premiums due in the preceding two years;
(3) Has not engaged in activities for which any claim of a
substantial violation of any statute or rule has occurred in the
previous two years.