4-5-48 Definition of terms related to investments in companies liable under Iran Sanctions Act.
Definition of terms related to investments in companies liable under Iran Sanctions
Terms used in §§ 4-5-48 to 4-5-60, inclusive, mean:
"Active business operations," all business operations that are not inactive business
"Company," any sole proprietorship, organization, association, corporation, partnership,
joint venture, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company,
or other entity or business association, including all wholly owned subsidiaries, majority-owned subsidiaries, parent companies, or affiliates of such entities or business
associations, that exists for profit-making purposes;
"Direct holdings," all publicly traded debt and equity securities of a company that are held
directly by the State Investment Council or held in an account or fund in which the State
Investment Council owns all shares or interests;
"Government of Iran," the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran or its
instrumentalities or political subdivisions and companies owned or controlled by the
Islamic Republic of Iran;
"Inactive business operations," the continued holding or renewal of rights to property
previously operated for the purpose of generating revenues but not presently deployed for
such a purpose;
"Indirect holdings," all investments held in an account or fund, including a mutual fund,
a real estate fund, a private equity fund, or a commingled fund, managed by one or more
persons who are not employed by the State Investment Council, in which the public funds
own shares or interests together with other investors who are not subject to §§ 4-5-48 to
"Scrutinized company," any company engaging in scrutinized business operations;
"Scrutinized business operations," all active business operations that are subject or liable
to sanctions under Public Law 104-172, as amended, the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, and
that involve the maintenance of a company's existing assets or investments in Iran, or the
deployment of new investments to Iran that meet or exceed the twenty million dollar
threshold referred to in Public Law 104-172, as amended, the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996.
The term does not include the retail sale of gasoline and related products;
"Substantial action specific to Iran," adopting, publicizing, and implementing a formal
plan to cease scrutinized business operations within one year and to refrain from any such
new business operations.
SL 2010, ch 27, § 1.