§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; and

(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.