Sections
Article 1 Cooperative Marketing Associations 10-2001 – 10-2026
Article 2 Electric Cooperative Nonprofit Membership Corporations 10-2051 – 10-2084
Article 3 Fraternal and Benevolent Societies 10-2101 – 10-2107
Article 4 Nonprofit Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative Corporations 10-2121 – 10-2150

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 10 > Chapter 19

  • Academy: means the correctional officer training academy. See Arizona Laws 41-1661
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Address: means a mailing address. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrative act: means an action, decision, omission, recommendation, practice, policy or procedure of an agency but does not include the preparation or presentation of legislation or the substantive content of a judicial order, decision or opinion. See Arizona Laws 41-1371
  • Administrative completeness review time frame: means the number of days from agency receipt of an application for a license until an agency determines that the application contains all components required by statute or rule, including all information required to be submitted by other government agencies. See Arizona Laws 41-1072
  • Administrative law judge: means an individual or an agency head, board or commission that sits as an administrative law judge, that conducts administrative hearings in a contested case or an appealable agency action and that makes decisions regarding the contested case or appealable agency action. See Arizona Laws 41-1092
  • Adult: means a person who is eighteen years of age or older. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adult court: means the appropriate justice court, municipal court or criminal division of the superior court that has jurisdiction to hear proceedings concerning offenses committed by juveniles as provided in sections 8-327 and 13-501. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means a department, office, corporation, authority, organization, commission, council or board of the executive branch of state government, a department, office, institution, authority, organization, commission, committee, council or board of state government that is independent of the executive or legislative branches of state government or an officer, employee or member of an agency acting or purporting to act in the exercise of official duties. See Arizona Laws 41-1371
  • Agency: means the supreme court, the department of economic security, the department of child safety, the department of education, the department of health services, the department of juvenile corrections, the department of emergency and military affairs, the department of public safety, the department of transportation, the state real estate department, the department of financial institutions, the board of fingerprinting, the Arizona game and fish department, the board of examiners of nursing care institution administrators and assisted living facility managers, the state board of dental examiners, the Arizona state board of pharmacy or the board of physical therapy or the state board of technical registration. See Arizona Laws 41-1758
  • 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
  • Agency: includes one or more of the state agencies consolidated into the department of economic security by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Aggrieved person: includes any person who either:

    (a) Claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice. See Arizona Laws 41-1491

  • Agricultural products: includes horticultural, viticultural, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee and any farm products. See Arizona Laws 10-2001
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Ambulance: means any publicly or privately owned surface, water or air vehicle, including a helicopter, that is specially designed and constructed or modified and equipped to be used, maintained or operated for transportation of individuals who are sick, injured, wounded or otherwise incapacitated or helpless. See Arizona Laws 41-1831
  • Ambulance pilot: means an individual who is responsible for the operation of an air ambulance and who is trained and certified as provided in this chapter. See Arizona Laws 41-1831
  • Ambulance service: means a person who owns and operates one or more ambulances. See Arizona Laws 41-1831
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Americans with disabilities act: means 42 United States Code sections 12101 through 12213 and 47 United States Code sections 225 and 611 and the ADA amendments act of 2008 (P. See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Appealable agency action: means an action that determines the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party and that is not a contested case. See Arizona Laws 41-1092
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • Arizona basic industry: means any of the following:

    (a) Manufacturing industries identified by North American industry classification system code sectors 31, 32 and 33. See Arizona Laws 41-1545

  • Arizona correctional industries: means the Arizona correctional industries program. See Arizona Laws 41-1621
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Articles of incorporation: means the original or restated articles of incorporation or articles of merger and all amendments to the articles of incorporation or merger and includes amended and restated articles of incorporation and articles of amendment and merger. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Association: means a corporation organized under this article. See Arizona Laws 10-2001
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Audit: means an audit, investigation or inspection pursuant to title 23, chapter 2 or 4. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Authority: means the Arizona commerce authority. See Arizona Laws 41-1545
  • Authority: means the greater Arizona development authority. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Authority: means the Arizona commerce authority. See Arizona Laws 41-1501
  • Authorized lobbyist: means any person, other than a designated lobbyist or lobbyist for compensation, who is employed by, retained by or representing a principal, with or without compensation, for the purpose of lobbying and who is listed as an authorized lobbyist by the principal in its registration pursuant to section 41-1232. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Authorized public lobbyist: means a person, other than a designated public lobbyist, who is employed by, retained by or representing a public body, with or without compensation, for the purpose of lobbying and who is listed as an authorized public lobbyist by the public body in its registration pursuant to section 41-1232. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Auxiliary aids and services: includes :

    (a) Qualified interpreters or other effective methods of making aurally delivered materials available to individuals with hearing impairments. See Arizona Laws 41-1492

  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Board: means the board of directors of the Arizona finance authority established by chapter 53, article 2 of this title. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Board: means the board of directors of the authority. See Arizona Laws 41-1501
  • Board: means the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • Board of directors: means the group of persons vested with the management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which the group is designated and includes the governing body or bodies of a water users' association if the articles of incorporation of such water users' association provide for a governing body or bodies denominated other than as a board of directors. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Bribe: means anything of value or advantage, present or prospective, asked, offered, given, accepted or promised with a corrupt intent to influence, unlawfully, the person to whom it is given in that person's action, vote or opinion, in any public or official capacity. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Bylaws: means the code of rules adopted for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which those rules are designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief executive officer: means the chief executive officer of the authority. See Arizona Laws 41-1501
  • Class: refers to a group of memberships that have the same rights with respect to voting, dissolution, redemption and transfer. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Clinical liaison: means a mental health expert or another individual who has experience and training in mental health or developmental disabilities and who is qualified and appointed by the court to aid in coordinating the treatment or training of juveniles who are found incompetent to stand trial. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • Code: means the Arizona administrative code, which is published pursuant to section 41-1011. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Commercial facilities: means facilities that are intended for nonresidential use and that do not meet the definition of either a public accommodation or a public entity. See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • commit: means to assign legal custody. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Committee: means the joint legislative audit committee. See Arizona Laws 41-1278
  • Committee: means the administrative rules oversight committee. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Community work and training: means work, training or job development which will be provided through a plan jointly entered into by the department and an agency, department, board or commission of the state or federal government, county, city, political subdivision or private agency. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Complainant: means a person, including the attorney general, who files a complaint under section 41-1491. See Arizona Laws 41-1491
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Comprehensive plan: means an evaluation of client needs and the availability of services to meet these needs within the state. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Conciliation: means the attempted resolution of issues raised by a complaint or by the investigation of the complaint through informal negotiations involving the aggrieved person, the respondent and the attorney general. See Arizona Laws 41-1491
  • Conciliation agreement: means a written agreement setting forth the resolution of the issues in conciliation. See Arizona Laws 41-1491
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Contested case: means any proceeding, including rate making, except rate making pursuant to article XV, Constitution of Arizona, price fixing and licensing, in which the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party are required or permitted by law, other than this chapter, to be determined by an agency after an opportunity for an administrative hearing. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperative: means a corporation that is organized under this article or that becomes subject to this article in the manner provided in this article. See Arizona Laws 10-2051
  • Correctional officer: means a person, other than an elected official, who is employed by this state or a county, city or town and who is responsible for the supervision, protection, care, custody or control of inmates in a state, county or municipal correctional institution, including counselors but excluding secretarial, clerical and professionally trained personnel. See Arizona Laws 41-1661
  • Council: means the citrus, fruit and vegetable advisory council. See Arizona Laws 3-527
  • Council: means the governor's regulatory review council. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Council: means the economic security council. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Court: means the juvenile division of the superior court. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Covered entity: means an employer, employment agency, labor organization or joint labor-management committee. See Arizona Laws 41-1461
  • Criminal history record information: means information collected by criminal justice agencies on individuals consisting of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, detentions, indictments, informations, or other formal criminal charges, and any disposition arising therefrom, sentencing, correctional supervision, and release. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • Criminal justice agency: means courts or a government agency or any subunit thereof which performs detection, apprehension, detention, pretrial release, post-trial release, prosecution, adjudication, correctional supervision, or rehabilitation of accused persons or criminal offenders. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • Critical infrastructure: means systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, that are so vital to this state and the United States that the incapacity or destruction of those systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, economic security, public health or safety. See Arizona Laws 41-1801
  • Critical infrastructure information system: means a program that uses advanced technologies to provide personnel who are involved in homeland security planning and operations with real time information regarding critical infrastructure within this state and critical infrastructure located outside of this state that may affect the safety and well-being of citizens of this state. See Arizona Laws 41-1801
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Delegates: means those persons elected or appointed to vote in a representative assembly for the election of a director or directors or on other matters. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • 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
  • Deliver: includes sending by mail, private courier, fax or electronic transmission. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Delivery: means actual receipt by the person or entity to which directed and for electronic transmissions means receipt as described in section 44-7015, subsection B. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Demand responsive system: means any system of providing the transportation of individuals by a vehicle, other than a system that is a fixed route system. See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • Demonstrates: means meets the burdens of going forward with the evidence and of persuasion. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • Department: means the state department of corrections. See Arizona Laws 41-1621
  • Department: means the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 41-2011
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 41-2201
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Department: means the state department of corrections. See Arizona Laws 41-1601
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 41-1831
  • Department: means the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Designated lobbyist: means the person who is designated by a principal as the single point of contact for the principal and who is listed as the designated lobbyist by the principal in its registration pursuant to section 41-1232. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Designated public lobbyist: means the person who is designated by a public body as the single point of contact for the public body and who is listed as the designated public lobbyist by the public body in its registration pursuant to section 41-1232. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Detention: means the temporary confinement of a juvenile who requires secure care in a physically restricting facility that is completely surrounded by a locked and physically secure barrier with restricted ingress and egress for the protection of the juvenile or the community pending court disposition or as a condition of probation. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-527
  • Director: means the director of the state department of corrections. See Arizona Laws 41-1661
  • Director: means the director of the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 41-2011
  • Director: means the director of the state department of corrections. See Arizona Laws 41-1601
  • Director: means the director of the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • Director: means the director of the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 41-1831
  • Director: means the director of the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Director: means the director of the office of administrative hearings. See Arizona Laws 41-1092
  • Disability: means , with respect to an individual, except any impairment caused by current use of illegal drugs, any of the following:

    (a) A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual. See Arizona Laws 41-1461

  • Disability: means a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits at least one major life activity, a record of such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment. See Arizona Laws 41-1491
  • Disability: means , with respect to an individual, any of the following:

    (a) A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual. See Arizona Laws 41-1492

  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Discriminatory housing practice: means an act prohibited by sections 41-1491. See Arizona Laws 41-1491
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Dissolved: means the status of a corporation on either:

    (a) Effectiveness of articles of dissolution pursuant to section 10-1403, subsection B or section 10-1421, subsection B. See Arizona Laws 10-140

  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property, except its own shares, or incurrence of indebtedness by a corporation to or for the benefit of its shareholders in respect of any of its shares. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Division: means the fingerprinting division in the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 41-1758
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dually adjudicated child: means a child who is found to be dependent or temporarily subject to court jurisdiction pending an adjudication of a dependency petition and who is alleged or found to have committed a delinquent or incorrigible act. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Dwelling: means either:

    (a) Any building, structure or part of a building or structure that is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families. See Arizona Laws 41-1491

  • Early intervention programs and services: means developmental services that are provided under public supervision at no cost, except if federal or state law provides for a system of payments by families, and that are designed to meet one or more of an infant's or toddler's developmental needs. See Arizona Laws 41-2021
  • Electronic or internet-based fingerprinting services: means a secure system for digitizing applicant fingerprints and transmitting the applicant data and fingerprints of a person or entity submitting fingerprints to the department of public safety for any authorized purpose under this title. See Arizona Laws 41-1758
  • Emergency medical patient: means a person who is suffering from a condition that requires immediate medical care or hospitalization, or both, in order to preserve the person's health, life or limb. See Arizona Laws 41-1831
  • Emergency medical services communication system: means the statewide system implemented, coordinated and administered by the department of public safety, which may have the capability of providing for the intercommunication of any or all law enforcement agencies and personnel, ambulances, ambulance services and dispatchers, emergency receiving facilities, other health care institutions, medical practitioners, motor vehicle repair, fire service vehicles and tow trucks, and any other agencies and persons who may be serving on a volunteer basis. See Arizona Laws 41-1831
  • Emergency medical situation: means a condition of emergency in which immediate medical care or hospitalization, or both, is required by a person or persons for the preservation of health, life or limb. See Arizona Laws 41-1831
  • Emergency receiving facility: means a licensed health care institution that offers emergency medical services, that is staffed twenty-four hours a day and that has a physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17, on call. See Arizona Laws 41-1831
  • Emergency rule: means a rule that is made pursuant to section 41-1026. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Employing agency: means this state or the county or municipal agency which employs correctional officers. See Arizona Laws 41-1661
  • Employment agency: means any person regularly undertaking with or without compensation to procure employees for an employer or to procure for employees opportunities to work for an employer and includes an agent of that person. See Arizona Laws 41-1461
  • Entertainment: means the amount of any expenditure paid or incurred for admission to any sporting or cultural event or for participation in any sporting or cultural activity. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Entity: means the department of child safety, the department of juvenile corrections or a child welfare agency that has been granted legal care, custody and control of a child by order of the juvenile court and that is responsible for securing inpatient psychiatric acute care services or residential treatment services for a child. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Entity: includes a corporation, foreign corporation, not for profit corporation, profit and not for profit unincorporated association, nonprofit corporation, close corporation, corporation sole or limited liability company, a professional corporation, association or limited liability company, a business trust, estate, partnership, registered limited liability partnership, trust or joint venture, two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest, any person other than an individual and a state, the United States and a foreign government. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executed by the cooperative: means executed by manual or facsimile signature on behalf of the cooperative by a duly authorized officer or, if the corporation is under the control of a receiver or trustee, by the receiver or trustee. See Arizona Laws 10-2051
  • Executed by the cooperative: means executed by manual or facsimile signature on behalf of the cooperative by a duly authorized officer or, if the corporation is under the control of a receiver or trustee, by the receiver or trustee. See Arizona Laws 10-2121
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Exercise of religion: means the ability to act or refusal to act in a manner substantially motivated by a religious belief, whether or not the exercise is compulsory or central to a larger system of religious belief. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • Expenditure: means a payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit or gift of money or anything of value and includes a contract, promise or agreement, whether or not legally enforceable, to make an expenditure that provides a benefit to an individual state officer or state employee and that is incurred by or on behalf of one or more principals, public bodies, lobbyists, designated public lobbyists or authorized public lobbyists. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Family: includes a single individual. See Arizona Laws 41-1491
  • Family counseling programs: means those public and private programs established pursuant to rules and guidelines promulgated and administered by the presiding judge of the juvenile division of the superior court in each participating county and approved by the supreme court for the purpose of strengthening family relationships and prevention of juvenile delinquency. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Federal poverty guidelines: means the poverty guidelines as updated annually in the federal register by the United States department of health and human services. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Fee: means a charge prescribed by an agency for an inspection or for obtaining a license. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Filing: means the commission completing the following procedure with respect to any document delivered for that purpose:

    (a) Determining that the filing fee requirements of section 10-122 have been satisfied. See Arizona Laws 10-140

  • Final administrative decision: means a decision by an agency that is subject to judicial review pursuant to title 12, chapter 7, article 6. See Arizona Laws 41-1092
  • Final rule: means any rule filed with the secretary of state and made pursuant to an exemption from this chapter in section 41-1005, made pursuant to section 41-1026, approved by the council pursuant to section 41-1052 or 41-1053 or approved by the attorney general pursuant to section 41-1044. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Financial assistance: means assistance provided by the authority to eligible political subdivisions, special districts and Indian tribes pursuant to section 41-2257. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fixed route system: means a system of providing the transportation of individuals by, other than by aircraft, a vehicle that is operated along a prescribed route according to a fixed schedule. See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the greater Arizona development authority revolving fund established by section 41-2254. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • General permit: means a regulatory permit, license or agency authorization that is for facilities, activities or practices in a class that are substantially similar in nature and that is issued or granted by an agency to a qualified applicant to conduct identified operations or activities if the applicant meets the applicable requirements of the general permit, that requires less information than an individual or traditional permit, license or authorization and that does not require a public hearing. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Generation and transmission cooperative: means a corporation that is organized under this article or that becomes subject to this article as provided in this article. See Arizona Laws 10-2121
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Gift: means a payment, distribution, expenditure, advance, deposit or donation of money, any intangible personal property or any kind of tangible personal or real property. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Good cause exception: means the issuance of a fingerprint clearance card to an applicant pursuant to section 41-619. See Arizona Laws 41-1758
  • Government: includes this state and any agency or political subdivision of this state. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • Grantee: includes every person to whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Incompetent: means a juvenile who does not have sufficient present ability to consult with the juvenile's lawyer with a reasonable degree of rational understanding or who does not have a rational and factual understanding of the proceedings against the juvenile. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indian tribe: means any Indian tribe, band, group or community that is recognized by the United States secretary of the interior and that exercises governmental authority within the limits of any Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the United States government, notwithstanding the issuance of any patent and including rights-of-way running through the reservation. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • individual: means a qualified individual. See Arizona Laws 41-1463
  • Individual: means a natural person. See Arizona Laws 41-1093
  • Infants and toddlers: means children from birth to thirty-six months of age who need early intervention programs and services because they have either of the following:

    (a) A developmental need as evidenced by experiencing developmental delays, as measured by appropriate diagnostic instruments and procedures, in one or more of the following areas:

    (i) Cognitive development. See Arizona Laws 41-2021

  • Infrastructure: means any land, building or other improvement and equipment or other personal property that will make up part of a facility that is located in this state for public use and that is owned by a political subdivision, special district or Indian tribe that retains ultimate responsibility for its operation and maintenance. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inpatient assessment: includes all of the following:

    (a) The observation of a child's behavior while the child is in an inpatient assessment facility. See Arizona Laws 8-271

  • inpatient assessment facility: means a facility that is licensed by the department of health services as a level one behavioral health facility and that provides psychiatric acute care services. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Interagency coordinating council for infants and toddlers: means the council established by order of the governor in accordance with federal law. See Arizona Laws 41-2021
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Investigation: means an inquiry into specified acts or allegations of impropriety, malfeasance or nonfeasance in the obligation, expenditure, receipt or use of public funds of this state or into specified financial transactions or practices which may involve such impropriety, malfeasance or nonfeasance. See Arizona Laws 41-1278
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • 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.
  • Juvenile: means a person who is under eighteen years of age at the time the issue of competency is raised. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • juvenile: means an individual who is under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Juvenile court: means the juvenile division of the superior court when exercising its jurisdiction over children in any proceeding relating to delinquency, dependency or incorrigibility. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Juvenile population: means the number of persons under the age of eighteen years in each county, as determined at least annually by the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • 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
  • Legislation: means bills, resolutions, memorials, amendments, nominations and other matters that are pending or proposed in either house of the legislature of this state. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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
  • Licensing: includes the agency process respecting the grant, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, annulment, withdrawal or amendment of a license. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan: means bonds, leases, loans or other evidences of indebtedness. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Loan repayment agreement: means an agreement to repay a loan entered into by a political subdivision, special district or Indian tribe. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Lobbyist: means any person, other than a designated public lobbyist or authorized public lobbyist, who is employed by, retained by or representing a person other than himself, with or without compensation, for the purpose of lobbying and who is listed as a lobbyist by the principal in its registration pursuant to section 41-1232. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Lobbyist for compensation: means a lobbyist who is compensated for the primary purpose of lobbying on behalf of a principal and who is listed by the principal in its registration pursuant to section 41-1232. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Magistrate: means an officer having power to issue a warrant for the arrest of a person charged with a public offense and includes the chief justice and justices of the supreme court, judges of the superior court, judges of the court of appeals, justices of the peace and judges of a municipal court. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Major life activities: includes :

    (a) Caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working. See Arizona Laws 41-1461

  • Major life activities: includes :

    (a) Caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working. See Arizona Laws 41-1492

  • Manager: means the Arizona criminal justice information system manager. See Arizona Laws 41-2201
  • marketing contract: means any agreement entered into between an association organized under this article and its members, by the terms of which a subscribing grower, producer, manufacturer, marketer, distributor or seller and all other growers, producers, manufacturers, marketers, distributors or sellers signing similar agreements, agree to sell their products or services, goods for import or export purposes to or through such association. See Arizona Laws 10-2001
  • Matching funds: means state monies distributed by the supreme court to a participating county on a four-to-one ratio provided by the state and participating county respectively. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Member: means , without regard to what a person is called in the articles of incorporation or bylaws, any person or persons who, pursuant to a provision of a corporation's articles of incorporation or bylaws, have the right to vote for the election of a director or directors. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Member: includes members of associations. See Arizona Laws 10-2001
  • Membership: refers to the rights and obligations a member or members have pursuant to a corporation's articles of incorporation and bylaws and chapters 24 through 40 of this title. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Mental health expert: means a physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17 or a psychologist who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • Microenterprise: means any business that is located or principally based in this state and that employs ten or fewer employees. See Arizona Laws 41-1545
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Newspaper: has the meaning set forth in section 39-201. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Notice of exempt rulemaking: means a notice of:

    (a) An exemption pursuant to section 41-1005, except those exemptions that require notice and an opportunity for public comment. See Arizona Laws 41-1097

  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office: means the office of administrative hearings. See Arizona Laws 41-1092
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Outpatient assessment: includes all of the following:

    (a) A psychiatric or psychological assessment, including a clinical interview with a child. See Arizona Laws 8-271

  • Over-the-road bus: means a bus characterized by an elevated passenger deck located over a baggage compartment. See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • Overall time frame: means the number of days after receipt of an application for a license during which an agency determines whether to grant or deny a license. See Arizona Laws 41-1072
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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
  • Patrol: means the Arizona highway patrol. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • Peace officer: means any personnel of the department designated by the director as being a peace officer under the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • Peace officers: means sheriffs of counties, constables, marshals, policemen of cities and towns, commissioned personnel of the department of public safety, personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a multicounty water conservation district and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by community college district governing boards and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the Arizona board of regents and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a private postsecondary institution pursuant to section 15-1897 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board and special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney, and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Performance audit: means an audit which determines with regard to the purpose, functions and duties of the audited agency all of the following:

    (a) Whether the audited agency is managing or utilizing its resources, including public funds of this state, personnel, property, equipment and space, in an economical and efficient manner. See Arizona Laws 41-1278

  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association, or other organization, and includes the owner, lessee, operator, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent, or employee of any place of public accommodation. See Arizona Laws 41-1441
  • Person: means one or more individuals, governmental agencies, political subdivisions, labor unions, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy or receivers. See Arizona Laws 41-1461
  • Person: means one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, receivers, fiduciaries, banks, credit unions and financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 41-1491
  • Person: includes a religious assembly or institution. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust, partnership, federal agency, state or political subdivision or agency of a state or any body politic. See Arizona Laws 10-2051
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust or partnership or any agency or political subdivision of the United States or of this state or any other political body. See Arizona Laws 10-2121
  • Person: means a person who is required to be fingerprinted pursuant to any of the following:

    (a) Section 8-105. See Arizona Laws 41-1758

  • 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
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: includes an individual and entity. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, committee, association or corporation and any other organization or group of persons, except legislators and political parties qualified for representation on the ballot pursuant to section 16-801 or 16-804. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Personal hospitality: means hospitality, meals, beverages, transportation or lodging furnished but not commercially provided by a person on property or facilities owned or possessed by the person or the person's family. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Petition: means a written statement of the essential facts that allege delinquency, incorrigibility or dependency. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Physician: means a person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Places of public accommodation: means all public places of entertainment, amusement or recreation, all public places where food or beverages are sold for consumption on the premises, all public places which are conducted for the lodging of transients or for the benefit, use or accommodation of those seeking health or recreation and all establishments which cater or offer their services, facilities or goods to or solicit patronage from the members of the general public. See Arizona Laws 41-1441
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Pledged revenues: means any monies to be received by a political subdivision, special district or Indian tribe, including property taxes, other local taxes, fees, assessments or charges pledged by a political subdivision, special district or Indian tribe as a source for repayment of a loan repayment agreement. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city or town. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Preamble: means :

    (a) For any rulemaking subject to this chapter, a statement accompanying the rule that includes:

    (i) Reference to the specific statutory authority for the rule. See Arizona Laws 41-1001

  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • President: means that officer designated as the president in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or, if not so designated, that officer authorized in the articles of incorporation, bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of the chief executive officer, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Principal: means any person, other than a public body, that employs, retains, engages or uses, with or without compensation, a lobbyist. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Principal office: means the office, in or out of this state, so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located or in any other document executed by the corporation by an officer and delivered to the commission for filing. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Private entity: means any entity other than a public entity. See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Producer: includes owners, proprietors or tenants of agricultural lands, orchards, farms and gardens where food products are grown, raised or prepared for market. See Arizona Laws 3-561
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Provision of law: means the whole or a part of the federal or state constitution, or of any federal or state statute, rule of court, executive order or rule of an administrative agency. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Psychiatric acute care services: means any of the following:

    (a) Emergency or crisis behavioral health services. See Arizona Laws 8-271

  • Psychiatrist: means a person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Psychologist: means a person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Public accommodation: includes any:

    (a) Inn, hotel, motel or other place of lodging, except for an establishment located within a building that contains not more than five rooms for rent or hire and that is actually occupied by the proprietor of the establishment as the residence of the proprietor. See Arizona Laws 41-1492

  • Public body: means the Arizona board of regents, a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents, the judicial department, any state agency, board, commission or council, any county, any county elected officer who elects to appoint a designated public lobbyist or any city, town, district or other political subdivision of this state that receives and uses tax revenues and that employs, retains, engages or uses, with or without compensation, a designated public lobbyist or authorized public lobbyist. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public official: means a person who is duly elected, appointed or retained through election to an elected state, county or local office. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Publish: means to publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the known place of business for three consecutive publications. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Published: means a rulemaking that has been printed and distributed by an agency or posted on an agency's website or filed by an agency and published in the register or a combination of any of these requirements as provided in statute or session law. See Arizona Laws 41-1097
  • Qualified individual: means a person with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, is capable of performing the essential functions of the employment position that the individual holds or desires. See Arizona Laws 41-1461
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • railroad: has the meaning given the term "railroad" in section 202(e) of the federal railroad safety act of 1970 (45 United States Code section 431(e)). See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • Readily achievable: means easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense. See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reasonable accommodation: includes :

    (a) Making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. See Arizona Laws 41-1461

  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Record: means any document, photograph, film, exhibit or other item developed or received under law or in connection with the transaction of official business except an attorney's work product, communications that are protected under the attorney-client privilege and confidential information as defined in section 41-1378, subsection D, paragraph 4. See Arizona Laws 41-1371
  • 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

  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Religion: means all aspects of religious observance and practice, as well as belief. See Arizona Laws 41-1461
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Reserve: means the department of public safety reserve. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • Residential treatment services: means services, other than psychiatric acute care services, that are provided by a level one behavioral health facility. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Respondent: means either:

    (a) The person accused of a violation of this article in a complaint of a discriminatory housing practice. See Arizona Laws 41-1491

  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Roll call vote : A vote in which each legislator votes "yea" or "nay" as his or her name is called by the Clerk, so that the names of legislators voting on each side are recorded.
  • 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
  • Rulemaking: means the process to make a new rule or amend, repeal or renumber a rule. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Secretary: means that officer designated as the secretary in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or that officer authorized in the articles of incorporation, the bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of secretary, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • secure system: means a system that complies with the information technology security policy approved by the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 41-1758
  • Self-supporting regulatory board: means any one of the following:

    (a) The Arizona state board of accountancy. See Arizona Laws 41-1092

  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Short-term assistance: means assistance provided by the authority to political subdivisions, special districts and Indian tribes in connection with the financing of infrastructure. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Single expenditure: means an expenditure that provides a benefit of more than twenty dollars to an individual state officer or state employee and that is incurred by or on behalf of one or more principals, public bodies, lobbyists, designated public lobbyists or authorized public lobbyists. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • Small business: means a concern, including its affiliates, which is independently owned and operated, which is not dominant in its field and which employs fewer than one hundred full-time employees or which had gross annual receipts of less than four million dollars in its last fiscal year. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Special district: means any of the following entities established pursuant to title 48:

    (a) Municipal improvement district. See Arizona Laws 41-2251

  • Special research request: means research and analysis of issues or questions that are designated as a special research request by the committee, but does not include a performance audit, financial audit, compliance audit, procedural review, special audit, investigation or evaluation required by law. See Arizona Laws 41-1278
  • Specified public transportation: means transportation by bus, rail or any other conveyance, other than aircraft, that provides the general public with general or special service, including charter service, on a regular and continuing basis. See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • State: means the state of Arizona. See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • State agency: means all departments, agencies, boards, commissions, institutions and instrumentalities of this state. See Arizona Laws 41-1278
  • State employee: means an employee of the legislature, a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents, the judicial department or a state office, agency, board, commission or council. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • State officer: means a person who is duly elected, appointed or retained through election to any state office, or a member of any state board, commission or council, and includes a member of the legislature. See Arizona Laws 41-1231
  • State plan: means any of the several state plans which establish the federal-state contractual relationships necessary for federal funding. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • subscription: includes a mark, if a person cannot write, with the person's name written near it and witnessed by a person who writes the person's own name as witness. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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
  • Substantive review time frame: means the number of days after the completion of the administrative completeness review time frame during which an agency determines whether an application or applicant for a license meets all substantive criteria required by statute or rule. See Arizona Laws 41-1072
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • System: means the Arizona criminal justice information system as defined in section 41-1750. See Arizona Laws 41-2201
  • Technical assistance: means assistance provided pursuant to section 41-2256. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Technical assistance repayment agreement: means an agreement to repay assistance provided pursuant to section 41-2256. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: includes every manner of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • To rent: includes to lease, to sublease, to let or to otherwise grant for a consideration the right to occupy premises not owned by the occupant. See Arizona Laws 41-1491
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Treasurer: means that officer designated as the treasurer in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or that officer authorized in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of treasurer, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • trustees: means individuals, designated in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and their successors and individuals elected or appointed by any other name or title to act as members of the board. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • United States: includes a district, authority, bureau, commission and department and any other agency of the United States. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • vacancy: means a vacancy as defined by section 38-291 and includes a vacancy which occurs before the person has taken the oath of office as provided by section 41-1101. See Arizona Laws 41-1201
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Vice-president: means an officer designated as the vice-president in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or an officer authorized in the articles of incorporation, the bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of a vice-president, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Volunteer: means a person who is appointed to perform duties for the department without compensation. See Arizona Laws 41-2011
  • Vote: includes authorization by written ballot and written consent. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing issued in the name of the state or by a court or judicial officer. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • written: includes blockchain technology as defined in section 44-7061. See Arizona Laws 10-140