A. The secretary of state shall prepare and publish the code and register.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 41-1011

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Code: means the Arizona administrative code, which is published pursuant to section 41-1011. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Council: means the governor's regulatory review council. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Register: means the Arizona administrative register, which is:

    (a) This state's official publication of rulemaking notices that are filed with the office of secretary of state. 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

B. The secretary of state shall prescribe a uniform numbering system and have reasonable discretion to determine the form and style for rules filed with and published by the office. The secretary of state shall refuse to accept a rule notice or other notice filing if the notice or filing does not comply with the secretary of state’s prescribed filing requirements, numbering system, form and style.

C. The secretary of state shall assign titles and chapters to agencies and prepare, arrange and correlate rules and other text as necessary when publishing the code and register. The secretary of state may not alter the sense, meaning or effect of any rule but may renumber rules and parts of rules, rearrange rules, change reference numbers to agree with renumbered rules and parts of rules, substitute the proper rule number for "the preceding rule" and similar terms, delete figures if they are merely a repetition of written words, change capitalization for the purpose of uniformity and correct manifest clerical or typographical errors. With the consent of the attorney general, the secretary of state may remove from the code a provision of a rule that a court of final appeal declares unconstitutional or otherwise invalid and a rule made by an agency that is abolished if the rule is not transferred to a successor agency.  The secretary of state shall remove a rule from the code when notified by the governor’s regulatory review council that the rule has expired pursuant to section 41-1056, subsection J.