(a) For purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.
(b) "Affidavit" means a written statement the authorizer submits to the commissioner for approval to establish a charter school under section 124E.06, subdivision 4, attesting to its review and approval process before chartering a school.
(c) "Affiliate" means a person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another person.
(d) "Control" means the ability to affect the management, operations, or policy actions or decisions of a person, whether by owning voting securities, by contract, or otherwise.
(e) "Immediate family" means an individual whose relationship by blood, marriage, adoption, or partnership is no more remote than first cousin.
(f) "Person" means an individual or entity of any kind.
(g) "Related party" means an affiliate or immediate relative of the other interested party, an affiliate of an immediate relative who is the other interested party, or an immediate relative of an affiliate who is the other interested party.
(h) For purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in section 120A.05 have the same meanings.