Sections
Article 1 General Provisions 10-2201 – 10-2202
Article 2 Creation 10-2210 – 10-2215
Article 3 Shares 10-2220 – 10-2228
Article 4 Governance 10-2230 – 10-2234
Article 5 Reorganization and Termination 10-2240 – 10-2242
Article 6 Foreign Professional Corporations 10-2244 – 10-2246
Article 8 Transition Provisions 10-2249

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 10 > Chapter 20

  • Abuse: means the infliction or allowing of physical injury, impairment of bodily function or disfigurement or the infliction of or allowing another person to cause serious emotional damage as evidenced by severe anxiety, depression, withdrawal or untoward aggressive behavior and which emotional damage is diagnosed by a medical doctor or psychologist and is caused by the acts or omissions of an individual who has the care, custody and control of a child. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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
  • 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: includes one or more of the state agencies consolidated into the department of economic security by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Architect services: means those professional architect services that are within the scope of architectural practice as provided in title 32, chapter 1. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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 greater Arizona development authority. See Arizona Laws 41-2251
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • 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
  • Business: means any corporation, partnership, individual, sole proprietorship, joint stock company, joint venture or other private legal entity. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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
  • Certificate of disclosure: means the certificate of disclosure described in section 10-202. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Change order: means a written order that is signed by a procurement officer and that directs the contractor to make changes that the changes clause of the contract authorizes the procurement officer to order. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • 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
  • Complaint: means a written statement of the essential facts constituting a public offense that is any of the following:

    (a) Made on an oath before a judge or commissioner of the superior court or an authorized juvenile hearing officer. See Arizona Laws 8-201

  • 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
  • Construction services: means either of the following for construction-manager-at-risk, design-build and job-order-contracting project delivery methods:

    (a) Construction, excluding services, through the construction-manager-at-risk or job-order-contracting project delivery methods. See Arizona Laws 41-2503

  • Construction-manager-at-risk: means a project delivery method in which:

    (a) There is a separate contract for design services and a separate contract for construction services, except that instead of a single contract for construction services, the purchasing agency may elect separate contracts for preconstruction services during the design phase, for construction during the construction phase and for any other construction services. See Arizona Laws 41-2503

  • Contract: means all types of state agreements, regardless of what they may be called, for the procurement of materials, services, construction, construction services or the disposal of materials. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract modification: means any written alteration in the terms and conditions of any contract accomplished by mutual action of the parties to the contract. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Contractor: means any person who has a contract with a state governmental unit. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperative purchasing: means procurement conducted by, or on behalf of, more than one public procurement unit. See Arizona Laws 41-2631
  • 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.
  • Cost: means the aggregate cost of all materials and services, including labor performed by force account. See Arizona Laws 41-2571
  • Council: means the economic security council. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Council: means the Arizona grain research and promotion council. See Arizona Laws 3-581
  • Court: means the superior court of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Court: means the juvenile division of the superior court. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Custodian: means a person, other than a parent or legal guardian, who stands in loco parentis to the child or a person to whom legal custody of the child has been given by order of the juvenile court. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Data: means documented information, regardless of form or characteristic. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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.
  • Delinquent act: means an act by a juvenile that if committed by an adult would be a criminal offense or a petty offense, a violation of any law of this state, or of another state if the act occurred in that state, or a law of the United States, or a violation of any law that can only be violated by a minor and that has been designated as a delinquent offense, or any ordinance of a city, county or political subdivision of this state defining crime. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Deliver: includes sending by mail, private courier, fax or electronic transmission. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Demonstration project: means a project in which a vendor supplies a service or material to this state for which the state does not pay but for which this state may be obligated to provide routine support such as utility cost and operating personnel. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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 administration. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Department: means the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 41-2011
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 41-2201
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Design professional: means an individual or firm that is registered by the state board of technical registration pursuant to title 32, chapter 1 to practice architecture, engineering, geology, landscape architecture or land surveying or any combination of those professions and any person employed by the registered individual or firm. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Design professional service contract: means a written agreement relating to the planning, design, construction administration, study, evaluation, consulting, inspection, surveying, mapping, material sampling, testing or other professional, scientific or technical services furnished in connection with any actual or proposed study, planning, survey, environmental remediation, construction, improvement, alteration, repair, maintenance, relocation, moving, demolition or excavation of a structure, street or roadway, appurtenance, facility or development or other improvement to land. See Arizona Laws 41-2571
  • Design professional services: means architect services, engineer services, land surveying services, geologist services or landscape architect services or any combination of those services performed by or under the supervision of a design professional or employees or subconsultants of the design professional. See Arizona Laws 41-2571
  • Design services: means architect services, engineer services or landscape architect services. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Design-bid-build: means a project delivery method in which:

    (a) There is a sequential award of two separate contracts. See Arizona Laws 41-2503

  • Design-build: means a project delivery method in which:

    (a) There is a single contract for design services and construction services, except that instead of a single contract for design services and construction services, the purchasing agency may elect separate contracts for preconstruction services and design services during the design phase, for construction and design services during the construction phase and for any other construction services. See Arizona Laws 41-2503

  • Designee: means a duly authorized representative of the director. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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
  • Director: means the director of the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 41-1701
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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 of administration. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Director: means the director of the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 41-2011
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Disqualified person: means an individual or entity that is not or ceases to be a qualified person. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • disqualified shareholder: means a shareholder described in subsection 10-2223, subsection A, paragraph 1 or 2 or the legal representative of that shareholder. See Arizona Laws 10-2228
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • domestic professional corporation: means a corporation for profit that is not a foreign professional corporation and that is incorporated under or subject to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • 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
  • 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
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Employee: means an individual drawing a salary from a state governmental unit, whether elected or not, and any noncompensated individual performing personal services for any state governmental unit. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Engineer services: means those professional engineer services that are within the scope of engineering practice as provided in title 32, chapter 1. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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
  • 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.
  • External procurement activity: means any buying organization not located in this state that would qualify as a public procurement unit. See Arizona Laws 41-2631
  • 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
  • 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

  • Finance services: means financing for a construction services project. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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
  • First buyer: means a person, partnership, corporation or cooperative that purchases grain from a producer in the first instance or a public or private lienholder, secured party or pledgee, or assignee of the lienholder, secured party or pledgee, who gains title to the grain from the grower as a result of exercising any legal rights by the lienholder, secured party, pledgee or assignee regardless of when the lien, security interest or pledge was created. See Arizona Laws 3-581
  • 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.
  • Food product: includes :

    (a) Every product of the soil in its natural or manufactured state. See Arizona Laws 3-561

  • Foreign professional corporation: means a corporation or association for profit incorporated for the purpose of rendering professional services under a law other than the law of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grain: means the seed of barley and wheat of all classes produced for use as food, feed or seed or produced for any industrial or commercial use. See Arizona Laws 3-581
  • Grant: means the furnishing of financial or other assistance, including state funds or federal grant funds, by any state governmental unit to any person for the purpose of supporting or stimulating educational, cultural, social or economic quality of life. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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
  • 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
  • Independent living program: includes a residential program with supervision of less than twenty-four hours a day. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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
  • Individual: includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • 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

  • Information services: means data processing, telecommunications and office systems technologies and services. See Arizona Laws 41-2671
  • 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
  • Internet: means the international computer network of both federal and nonfederal interoperable packet switched data networks, including the graphical subnetwork called the world wide web. See Arizona Laws 41-2671
  • Invitation for bids: means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, which are used for soliciting bids in accordance with the procedures prescribed in section 41-2533. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • Job-order-contracting: means a project delivery method in which:

    (a) The contract is a requirements contract for indefinite quantities of construction. See Arizona Laws 41-2503

  • 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 an individual who is under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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 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
  • Known place of business: means the known place of business required to be maintained pursuant to section 10-501. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Landscape architect services: means those professional landscape architect services that are within the scope of landscape architectural practice as provided in title 32, chapter 1. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Law enforcement officer: means a peace officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, municipal police officer or constable. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Level one behavioral health facility: means a behavioral health service agency that is licensed by the department of health services and that provides a structured treatment setting with twenty-four hour a day supervision and an intensive treatment program. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • licensed: means any license, authorization, certificate, registration, certificate of registration, membership or other evidence of the satisfaction of the requirements of this state for the practice of a professional service. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • Licensing authority: means the officer, board, agency, court or other authority in this state empowered by law to license or otherwise authorize the rendition of a professional service. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • 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
  • Local public procurement unit: means any political subdivision, any agency, board, department or other instrumentality of such political subdivision and any nonprofit corporation created solely for the purpose of administering a cooperative purchase under this article. See Arizona Laws 41-2631
  • 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
  • Maintenance services: means routine maintenance, repair and replacement of existing facilities, structures, buildings or real property. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Manager: means the Arizona criminal justice information system manager. See Arizona Laws 41-2201
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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
  • Multistep sealed bidding: means a two phase process consisting of a technical first phase composed of one or more steps in which bidders submit unpriced technical offers to be evaluated by this state and a second phase in which those bidders whose technical offers are determined to be acceptable during the first phase have their price bids considered. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • Nonexpendable materials: means all tangible materials which have an original acquisition cost over an amount set by regulation and a probable useful life of more than one year. See Arizona Laws 41-2601
  • Nonprofit corporation: means any nonprofit corporation as designated by the internal revenue service under section 501(c)(3) through 501(c)(6) or under section 115, if created by two or more local public procurement units, and includes certified nonprofit agencies that serve individuals with disabilities as defined in section 41-2636. See Arizona Laws 41-2631
  • 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.
  • On-line bidding: means a procurement process in which public agencies receive vendors' bids for goods, services, construction or information services electronically over the internet in a real-time, competitive bidding event. See Arizona Laws 41-2671
  • Operations services: means routine operation of existing facilities, structures, buildings or real property. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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

  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a state purchasing agency or state governmental unit. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Paper: means newspaper, high grade office paper, fine paper, bond paper, offset paper, xerographic paper, duplicator paper and related types of cellulosic material containing not more than ten per cent by weight or volume of noncellulosic material such as laminates, binders, coatings or saturants. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • 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 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
  • Person: includes an individual and entity. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means any corporation, business, individual, union, committee, club, other organization or group of individuals. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Person: includes a firm, society, partnership, association, company or corporation, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 41-2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Post-consumer material: means a discard generated by a business or residence that has fulfilled its useful life. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • Preconstruction services: means services and other activities during the design phase. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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
  • Prevention: means the creation of conditions, opportunities and experiences that encourage and develop healthy, self-sufficient children and that occur before the onset of problems. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Proceeding: includes a civil suit and a criminal, administrative and investigatory action. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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
  • Producer: means a person, partnership, corporation or cooperative in this state that produces and sells grain in commercial channels. See Arizona Laws 3-581
  • Professional service: means a service that may be lawfully rendered only by a person licensed or otherwise authorized by a licensing authority in this state to render the service. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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 law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public procurement unit: means either a local public procurement unit, the department, any other state or an agency of the United States. See Arizona Laws 41-2631
  • Purchase description: means the words used in a solicitation to describe the materials, services or construction for purchase and includes specifications attached to, or made a part of, the solicitation. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • Purchasing agency: means any state governmental unit that is authorized by this chapter or rules adopted pursuant to this chapter, or by way of delegation from the director, to enter into contracts. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Qualified person: means a person that is eligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Referral: means a report that is submitted to the juvenile court and that alleges that a child is dependent or incorrigible or that a juvenile has committed a delinquent or criminal act. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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).
  • Request for information: means all documents issued to vendors for the sole purpose of seeking information about the availability in the commercial marketplace of materials or services. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • Request for proposals: means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, which are used for soliciting proposals in accordance with procedures prescribed in section 41-2534. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • 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
  • Responsive bidder: means a person who submits a bid which conforms in all material respects to the invitation for bids. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Secure care: means confinement in a facility that is completely surrounded by a locked and physically secure barrier with restricted ingress and egress. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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.
  • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Shelter care: means the temporary care of a child in any public or private facility or home that is licensed by this state and that offers a physically nonsecure environment that is characterized by the absence of physically restricting construction or hardware and that provides the child access to the surrounding community. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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
  • Special district: means any of the following entities established pursuant to title 48:

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

  • specification: means any description of the physical or functional characteristics, or of the nature of a material, service or construction item. See Arizona Laws 41-2561
  • State governmental unit: means any department, commission, council, board, bureau, committee, institution, agency, government corporation or other establishment or official of the executive branch or corporation commission of this state. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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.
  • Subconsultant: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other organization, or a combination of any of them, that has a direct contract with a design professional or another subconsultant to perform a portion of the work under a design professional service contract. See Arizona Laws 41-2571
  • Subcontractor: means a person who contracts to perform work or render service to a contractor or to another subcontractor as a part of a contract with a state governmental unit. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Surplus materials: means any materials that no longer have any use to this state or materials acquired from the United States government. See Arizona Laws 41-2601
  • 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
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Unsolicited proposal: means a written proposal that is submitted on the initiative of the offeror for the purposes of obtaining a contract with this state and that is not in response to a formal or informal request from this state. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Using agency: means any state governmental unit that uses any materials, services or construction procured under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 41-2503
  • 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
  • Voting shares: means shares entitled to vote for election of directors of the professional corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • Wastepaper: means recyclable paper and paperboard, including high grade office paper, computer paper, fine paper, bond paper, offset paper, xerographic paper, duplicator paper and corrugated paper. See Arizona Laws 41-2531
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • written: includes blockchain technology as defined in section 44-7061. See Arizona Laws 10-140