A. After the formation of new counties is approved pursuant to the election held under section 11-137 the commission shall act to resolve disagreements involving terminating and transferring the affairs of the affected county or counties, community college, school districts and special taxing districts and actions of the distribution board and may hear disputes, render opinions and issue orders. Pending an appeal, an opinion or order of the commission has the same legal effect with respect to the county officers and state officials as an attorney general opinion has with respect to state officers and agencies.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 11-144

  • Affected county: means each existing county affected by a proposed formation of new counties. See Arizona Laws 11-131
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Commission: means the county formation commission established pursuant to section 11-136. See Arizona Laws 11-131
  • New county: means a county which has been approved by the voters at an election on formation held pursuant to section 11-137. See Arizona Laws 11-131
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215

B. A person aggrieved by a determination, opinion or order of the commission made pursuant to any provision of this article may appeal to the supreme court, and the hearing and determination of the appeal shall be given a priority.

C. The commission shall complete its work not later than December 31 of the second year following the organization of the new county or counties, from and after which date the commission is terminated.