In addition to the definitions of “Contractor,” “Subcontractor,” “Awarding Body,” “Political Subdivision,” “Public Works,” and any other applicable terms, found in Group 3. Payment of Prevailing Wages upon Public Works, article 17 section 16000, the following terms are defined for general use in this article.
"Substantial Interest" means an interest of twenty percent (20%) of a corporation, limited partnership or similar entity and includes an individual holding the position of responsible managing employee, qualifying responsible managing officer or general partner regardless of the percentage interest in the entity.
"Fraud" means a suggestion, as a fact, of that which is not true, by one who does not believe it to be true; or the assertion, as a fact, of that which is not true, by one who has no reasonable ground for believing it to be true; or the suppression of a fact, by one who is bound to disclose it, or who gives information of other facts which are likely to mislead for want of communication of that fact; or a promise, made without any intention of performing it.
"Person" means an individual or legal entity, including, but not limited to, any firm, corporation, partnership, limited partnership, agency, association, organization or trust, and includes, where applicable, the public agencies, awarding bodies and any agent or officer thereof authorized to act for or on behalf of any of the foregoing.
"Firm" means, but is not limited to, any individual, corporation, partnership, limited partnership, agency, association, organization or trust operating a business in the State of California whether or not licensed or permitted to do so.
"Intent to Defraud" means the intent to deceive another person or entity, as defined in this article, and to induce such other person or entity, in reliance upon such deception, to assume, create, transfer, alter or terminate a right, obligation or power with reference to property of any kind.
"Respondent" means any person or entity subject to the proceedings set forth in this article.