In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 3-481

  • Commission merchant: means a person that receives on consignment or solicits from the producer any fruit or vegetable for sale on commission on behalf of the producer or that accepts any fruit or vegetable in trust from the producer for the purpose of resale. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Container: means a box, carton or lug that is used for packing, shipping or selling fruit or vegetables that are authorized by this article or rules adopted pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Dealer: means a person that sells, markets or distributes fruit or vegetables that the person purchased from a producer or markets as an agent, broker or commission merchant, except at retail. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Division: means the citrus, fruit and vegetable division of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes an individual, firm, association, partnership, trust or corporation. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Producer: means a person that is engaged in this state in the business of producing or causing fruit or vegetables to be produced for market in commercial quantities. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Shipper: means a person that ships, transports, sells or markets fruit or vegetables under the person's registered trademark or label or a person that first markets the fruit or vegetables on behalf of the producer. See Arizona Laws 3-481

1. "Associate director" means the associate director of the division.

2. "Bulk lot" means fresh fruit or vegetables that are not contained in a box, carton, crate or lug but may be contained in a bin or a similar container and are set apart from fresh fruit and vegetables that are packaged in containers authorized pursuant to this article or rules adopted pursuant to this article.

3. "By-products" means a product that is commercially processed or manufactured for resale from fruits or vegetables or their juices.

4. "Commission merchant" means a person that receives on consignment or solicits from the producer any fruit or vegetable for sale on commission on behalf of the producer or that accepts any fruit or vegetable in trust from the producer for the purpose of resale. Commission merchant does not include a shipper.

5. "Container" means a box, carton or lug that is used for packing, shipping or selling fruit or vegetables that are authorized by this article or rules adopted pursuant to this article.

6. "Dealer" means a person that sells, markets or distributes fruit or vegetables that the person purchased from a producer or markets as an agent, broker or commission merchant, except at retail. Dealer does not include a shipper.

7. "Division" means the citrus, fruit and vegetable division of the department.

8. "Lot" means a unit of identical or similar items that are produced by one person and that are grouped or consolidated in one or more containers for packaging or transporting or a cluster of identical or similar items that are produced by one person and that are included in the same shipping order, bill of lading or other itemized transport order.

9. "Packer" means a person, other than a producer, shipper or dealer, that is engaged in the business of harvesting or packing fruit or vegetables.

10. "Person" includes an individual, firm, association, partnership, trust or corporation.

11. "Producer" means a person that is engaged in this state in the business of producing or causing fruit or vegetables to be produced for market in commercial quantities.

12. "Shipper" means a person that ships, transports, sells or markets fruit or vegetables under the person’s registered trademark or label or a person that first markets the fruit or vegetables on behalf of the producer. Shipper does not include a commission merchant.