§ 10-2051 Definitions
§ 10-2052 Purpose
§ 10-2053 Requirements for formation
§ 10-2054 Name
§ 10-2055 Articles of incorporation
§ 10-2056 Amendment of articles
§ 10-2057 Powers of electric cooperative
§ 10-2058
§ 10-2059 Officers of cooperative
§ 10-2060 Members in cooperative
§ 10-2061 Nonliability of members for cooperative indebtedness
§ 10-2062 Annual and special meetings of members; notice; quorum; voting
§ 10-2063 Waiver of notice of meeting
§ 10-2064 Bylaws
§ 10-2065 Districts; boundaries
§ 10-2066 Change of location of principal office
§ 10-2067 Nonprofit operation
§ 10-2068 Disposition of property
§ 10-2069 Recording of mortgages; effect
§ 10-2070 Use of roads and streets; notice; protest
§ 10-2071 Unclaimed patronage capital credits; fees; uses; exemption; definition
§ 10-2073 Merger, interest exchange, conversion, domestication or division; definitions
§ 10-2077 Dissolution
§ 10-2078 Filing of articles
§ 10-2079 Fees
§ 10-2080 Exemption from securities regulations
§ 10-2081 Exemption from antitrust statutes
§ 10-2082 Taking of acknowledgments by officer or member
§ 10-2083 Construction of article
§ 10-2084 Electric cooperative nonprofit membership corporations; annual report

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 10 > Chapter 19 > Article 2

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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
  • Aggrieved person: includes any person who either:

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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Authority: means the Arizona commerce authority. See Arizona Laws 41-1545
  • 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 authority. See Arizona Laws 41-1501
  • 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
  • Chief executive officer: means the chief executive officer of the authority. See Arizona Laws 41-1501
  • 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
  • Committee: means the joint legislative audit committee. See Arizona Laws 41-1278
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Covered entity: means an employer, employment agency, labor organization or joint labor-management committee. See Arizona Laws 41-1461
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 41-1601
  • 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
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the state department of corrections. See Arizona Laws 41-1601
  • 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
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Family: includes a single individual. See Arizona Laws 41-1491
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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

  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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
  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Over-the-road bus: means a bus characterized by an elevated passenger deck located over a baggage compartment. See Arizona Laws 41-1492
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • United States: includes a district, authority, bureau, commission and department and any other agency of the United States. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • 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
  • Vote: includes authorization by written ballot and written consent. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • written: includes blockchain technology as defined in section 44-7061. See Arizona Laws 10-140