In this title, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 37-101

  • algaculture: means the controlled propagation, growth and harvest of algae. See Arizona Laws 37-101
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Commissioner: means the state land commissioner. See Arizona Laws 37-101
  • Community identity package: means a design theme including such elements as architecture, landscape, lighting, street furniture, walls and signage. See Arizona Laws 37-101
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Department: means the state land department. See Arizona Laws 37-101
  • Improvements: means anything permanent in character which is the result of labor or capital expended by the lessee or his predecessors in interest on state land in its reclamation or development, and the appropriation of water thereon, and which has enhanced the value of the land. See Arizona Laws 37-101
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Infrastructure: means facilities or amenities, such as streets, utilities, landscaping and open space, which are constructed or located on state lands and which are intended to benefit more than the land on which they are immediately located by enhancing the development potential and value of the state lands impacted by the facility or amenities. See Arizona Laws 37-101
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Leased school or university land: means school or university land for which a lease has been issued by the state, or the territory of Arizona, under which the lessee retains rights. See Arizona Laws 37-101
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • State lands: means any land owned or held in trust, or otherwise, by the state, including leased school or university land. See Arizona Laws 37-101
  • Urban lands: means any state lands which are adjoining existing commercially or homesite developed lands and which are either:

    (a) Within the corporate boundaries of a city or town. See Arizona Laws 37-101

1. "Agricultural lands" means lands which are used or can be used principally for:

(a) Raising crops, fruits, grains and similar farm products.

(b) Algaculture.  For the purposes of this subdivision "algaculture" means the controlled propagation, growth and harvest of algae.

2. "Amortized value" means the value for improvements established pursuant to section 37-281.02, subsection G.

3. "Commercial lands" means lands which can be used principally for business, institutional, religious, charitable, governmental or recreational purposes, or any general purpose other than agricultural, grazing, mining, oil, homesite or rights-of-way.

4. "Commissioner" means the state land commissioner.

5. "Community identity package" means a design theme including such elements as architecture, landscape, lighting, street furniture, walls and signage.

6. "Department" means the state land department.

7. "Grazing lands" means lands which can be used only for the ranging of livestock.

8. "Holding lease" means a commercial lease issued solely to grant a limited use leasehold interest in state land in anticipation of future development.

9. "Homesite lands" means lands which are suitable for residential purposes.

10. "Improvements" means anything permanent in character which is the result of labor or capital expended by the lessee or his predecessors in interest on state land in its reclamation or development, and the appropriation of water thereon, and which has enhanced the value of the land.

11. "Infrastructure" means facilities or amenities, such as streets, utilities, landscaping and open space, which are constructed or located on state lands and which are intended to benefit more than the land on which they are immediately located by enhancing the development potential and value of the state lands impacted by the facility or amenities.

12. "Leapfrog development" means the development of lands in a manner requiring the extension of public facilities and services from their existing terminal point through intervening undeveloped areas that are scheduled for development at a later time, according to the plans of the local governing body having jurisdiction for the area and which is responsible for the provision of these facilities and services.

13. "Leased school or university land" means school or university land for which a lease has been issued by the state, or the territory of Arizona, under which the lessee retains rights.

14. "Master developer" means a person who assumes, as a condition of a land disposition, the responsibilities prescribed by the department for infrastructure or community identity package amenities, or both, or for implementing a development plan containing a master plan area.

15. "Participation contract" means a contract arising out of a sale together with other rights and obligations in trust lands whereby the department receives a share of the revenues generated by subsequent sales or leases.

16. "Section of land" means an area of land consisting of six hundred forty acres.

17. "State lands" means any land owned or held in trust, or otherwise, by the state, including leased school or university land.

18. "Sublease" means an agreement in which the lessee relinquishes control of the leased land to another party for the purposes authorized in the lease.

19. "Urban lands" means any state lands which are adjoining existing commercially or homesite developed lands and which are either:

(a) Within the corporate boundaries of a city or town.

(b) Adjacent to the corporate boundaries of a city or town.

(c) Lands for which the designation as urban lands is requested pursuant to section 37-331.01.

20. "Urban sprawl" means the development of lands in a manner requiring the extension of public facilities and services on the periphery of an existing urbanized area where such extension is not provided for in the existing plans of the local governing body having the responsibility for the provision of these facilities and services to the lands in question.