A. Before submitting an application for a license a person may request from the agency issuing the license a clarification of its interpretation or application of a statute, rule, delegation agreement or substantive policy statement affecting the person’s preparation of the application for a license by providing the agency with a written request that states:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 41-1001.02

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Agency: means any board, commission, department, officer or other administrative unit of this state, including the agency head and one or more members of the agency head or agency employees or other persons directly or indirectly purporting to act on behalf or under the authority of the agency head, whether created under the Constitution of Arizona or by enactment of the legislature. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Delegation agreement: means an agreement between an agency and a political subdivision that authorizes the political subdivision to exercise functions, powers or duties conferred on the delegating agency by a provision of law. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • License: includes the whole or part of any agency permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law, but does not include a license required solely for revenue purposes. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Party: means each person or agency named or admitted as a party or properly seeking and entitled as of right to be admitted as a party. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or unit of a governmental subdivision, a public or private organization of any character or another agency. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Rule: means an agency statement of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of an agency. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Substantive policy statement: means a written expression which informs the general public of an agency's current approach to, or opinion of, the requirements of the federal or state constitution, federal or state statute, administrative rule or regulation, or final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, including, where appropriate, the agency's current practice, procedure or method of action based upon that approach or opinion. See Arizona Laws 41-1001

1. The name and address of the person requesting the clarification.

2. The statute, rule, delegation agreement or substantive policy statement or part of the statute, rule, delegation agreement or substantive policy statement that the person is requesting be clarified.

3. Any facts relevant to the requested clarification.

4. The person’s proposed interpretation of the applicable statute, rule, delegation agreement or substantive policy statement or part of the statute, rule, delegation agreement or substantive policy statement.

5. Whether, to the best knowledge of the person, the issues or related issues are being considered by the agency in connection with an existing license or license application.

B. On receipt of a request that complies with subsection A of this section:

1. The agency may meet with the person to discuss the written request and shall respond within thirty days of the receipt of the written request with a written clarification of its interpretation or application as raised in the written request.

2. The agency shall provide the requestor with an opportunity to meet and discuss the agency’s written clarification.

C. Notwithstanding any other law, an agency’s written clarification pursuant to this section does not constitute an appealable action as defined in section 41-1092 or an action against the party pursuant to section 41-1092.12.

D. Notwithstanding any other law, this section does not apply to the Arizona peace officer standards and training board.