|10-701 – 10-708
|10-720 – 10-728
|Voting Trusts and Agreements
|10-730 – 10-732
|10-740 – 10-747
Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 10 > Chapter 7 - Shareholders
- Address: means a mailing address. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- 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.
- Agent: means a person who is authorized by the department of revenue to purchase and affix stamps on packages of cigarettes. See Arizona Laws 37-1401
- Agricultural lands: means irrigated farm lands or dry farm lands devoted to the purpose of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 37-1002
- Allegation: something that someone says happened.
- 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.
- Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
- 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
- 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
- Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-481
- Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
- Attack: means any action or series of actions taken by an enemy of the United States resulting in substantial damage or injury to persons or property in this state whether through sabotage, bombs, missiles, shellfire or atomic, radiological, chemical, bacteriological, biological or other means. See Arizona Laws 38-382
- Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
- Authorized delegate: means a person that a licensee designates to engage in money transmission on behalf of the licensee. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
- Bank: means a corporation that holds a banking permit issued pursuant to chapter 2 of this title. See Arizona Laws 6-101
- Bed: means the land lying between the ordinary high watermarks of a watercourse. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- 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 the water users' association provide for a governing body or bodies denominated other than as a board of directors. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- Branch: means any banking office other than the principal banking office. See Arizona Laws 6-101
- 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
- Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
- Cigarette: means any roll of tobacco or any substitute for tobacco wrapped in paper or any substance not containing tobacco. See Arizona Laws 37-1401
- 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
- Closed loop stored value: means stored value that is redeemable by the issuer only for goods or services provided by the issuer or its affiliate or franchisees of the issuer or its affiliate, except to the extent required by applicable law to be redeemable in cash for its cash value. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- commission: means the Arizona navigable stream adjudication commission established by section 37-1121. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- Commission merchant: means a person that receives on consignment or solicits from the producer any fruit or vegetable for sale on commission on behalf of the producer or that accepts any fruit or vegetable in trust from the producer for the purpose of resale. See Arizona Laws 3-481
- Commissioner: means the state land commissioner. See Arizona Laws 37-101
- Conference committee: A temporary, ad hoc panel composed of conferees from both chamber of a legislature which is formed for the purpose of reconciling differences in legislation that has passed both chambers. Conference committees are usually convened to resolve bicameral differences on major and controversial legislation.
- Control: means :
(a) The power to vote, directly or indirectly, at least twenty-five percent of the outstanding voting shares or voting interests of a licensee or person in control of a licensee. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- Court: means the superior court of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- 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.
- Department: means the state land department. See Arizona Laws 37-1002
- Department: means the state land department. See Arizona Laws 37-101
- Department: means the department of insurance and financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
- Deputy director: means the deputy director of the financial institutions division of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
- Derivative proceeding: means a civil suit in the right of a domestic corporation or, to the extent provided in section 10-747, in the right of a foreign corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-740
- 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:
- District: means a natural resource conservation district organized in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 37-1002
- Due notice: means notice published at least twice with an interval of at least six days between the two publication dates, in a newspaper of general circulation within the area affected, or if there is no newspaper of general circulation within the area affected, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the area is located. See Arizona Laws 37-1002
- Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
- Electronic transmission: means an electronic record as defined in section 44-7002 that is sent pursuant to section 44-7015. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- Eligible rating: means a credit rating of any of the three highest rating categories provided by an eligible rating service and each category may include rating category modifiers such as "plus" or "minus" for Standard and Poor's or the equivalent for any other eligible rating service. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- Eligible rating service: means any nationally recognized statistical rating organization as defined by the United States securities and exchange commission and any other organization designated by the director. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- 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
- Executive session: means a gathering of a quorum of members of a public body from which the public is excluded for one or more of the reasons prescribed in Section 38-431. See Arizona Laws 38-431
- Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
- Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
- Filing: means the commission completing the following procedure with respect to any document delivered for that purpose:
- Financial institution: means a bank, trust company, savings and loan association, international banking facility and holding company of a bank, trust company, savings and loan association and international banking facility under the jurisdiction of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-1101
- Financial institution: means banks, trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, consumer lenders, international banking facilities and financial institution holding companies under the jurisdiction of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
- Financial institution holding company: means a corporation, trust, association, partnership or similar organization that directly or indirectly, acting through one or more persons, controls a financial institution or a controlling person. See Arizona Laws 6-1101
- Foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit that is incorporated under a law other than the law of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- governmental: includes the government of the state, the government of the United States, and any subdivision, agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of either of them. See Arizona Laws 37-1002
- Highway for commerce: means a corridor or conduit within which the exchange of goods, commodities or property or the transportation of persons may be conducted. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
- Improvements: means anything permanent in character which is the result of labor or capital expended by the lessee or his predecessors in interest on state land in its reclamation or development, and the appropriation of water thereon, and which has enhanced the value of the land. See Arizona Laws 37-101
- Individual: means a natural person. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- Individual: includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
- Irrigation district: means an irrigation district, drainage district, water conservation district, agricultural improvement district, and, in addition thereto, includes any district, political subdivision, government agency, canal company, association, corporation or instrumentality of the state, having territorial boundaries and created or organized for the purpose of furnishing irrigation water for lands in the state. See Arizona Laws 37-1002
- Known place of business: means the known place of business required to be maintained pursuant to section 10-501. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- Landowner: means any private person, firm or corporation holding title to any land that is wholly or partially in territory in the vicinity of a military airport. See Arizona Laws 37-1202
- Legal action: means a collective decision, commitment or promise made by a public body pursuant to the constitution, the public body's charter, bylaws or specified scope of appointment and the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 38-431
- Legislating body: means any branch of government of this state or of any political subdivision of this state which has the constitutional authority to enact laws, resolutions or ordinances. See Arizona Laws 38-382
- Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
- Licensee: means a person licensed under this article. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- Man-made water conveyance system: means :
(a) An irrigation or drainage canal, lateral canal, ditch or flume. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- Manager: means the manager of the section. See Arizona Laws 37-1202
- Manufacturer: means :
(a) An entity that manufactures or otherwise produces cigarettes or causes cigarettes to be manufactured or produced anywhere and that the manufacturer intends to be sold in this state, including cigarettes that are intended to be sold in the United States through an importer. See Arizona Laws 37-1401
- Monetary value: means a medium of exchange, whether or not redeemable in money. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- money received for transmission: means receiving money or monetary value in the United States for transmission within or outside the United States by electronic or other means. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
- navigable watercourse: means a watercourse that was in existence on February 14, 1912, and at that time was used or was susceptible to being used, in its ordinary and natural condition, as a highway for commerce, over which trade and travel were or could have been conducted in the customary modes of trade and travel on water. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
- 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.
- Ordinary high watermark: means the line on the banks of a watercourse established by fluctuations of water and indicated by physical characteristics, such as a clear natural line impressed on the bank, shelving, changes in the character of the soil, destruction of terrestrial vegetation or the presence of litter and debris, or by other appropriate means that consider the characteristics of the surrounding areas. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- Outstanding money transmission obligation: means either of the following:
(a) Any payment instrument or stored value issued or sold by the licensee to a person located in the United States or reported as sold by an authorized delegate of the licensee to a person that is located in the United States that has not yet been paid or refunded by or for the licensee or escheated in accordance with applicable abandoned property laws. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- Person: means any individual, general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, corporation, trust, association, joint stock corporation or other corporate entity identified by the director. See Arizona Laws 6-1201
- 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: includes an individual, firm, association, partnership, trust or corporation. See Arizona Laws 3-481
- Petition: means a petition for the creation or for the dissolution of a district. See Arizona Laws 37-1002
- 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.
- Political subdivision: means a county, city or town. See Arizona Laws 38-382
- Political subdivision: means all political subdivisions of this state, including without limitation all counties, cities and towns, school districts and special districts. See Arizona Laws 38-431
- 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 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.
- Proceeding: includes a civil suit and a criminal, administrative and investigatory action. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- Producer: means a person that is engaged in this state in the business of producing or causing fruit or vegetables to be produced for market in commercial quantities. See Arizona Laws 3-481
- Public body: means the legislature, all boards and commissions of this state or political subdivisions, all multimember governing bodies of departments, agencies, institutions and instrumentalities of this state or political subdivisions, including without limitation all corporations and other instrumentalities whose boards of directors are appointed or elected by this state or a political subdivision. See Arizona Laws 38-431
- Public entity: means the United States and its agents, this state, a county, city or town, a county flood control district or any other entity established under title 48. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- Public institution: means any institution maintained and paid for from a fund raised by taxation or by public revenue. See Arizona Laws 38-101
- public officer: means the incumbent of any office, member of any board or commission, or his deputy or assistant exercising the powers and duties of the officer, other than clerks or mere employees of the officer. See Arizona Laws 38-101
- Public trust land: means the portion of the bed of a watercourse that is located in this state and that is determined to have been a navigable watercourse as of February 14, 1912. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- public trust values: means commerce, navigation and fishing. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- Qualified elector: means a person who is a district cooperator and a qualified elector of the state. See Arizona Laws 37-1002
- Quality control and quality assurance program: means the laboratory procedures implemented to ensure:
(a) That operator bias, systematic and nonsystematic methodological errors and equipment-related problems do not affect the results of the testing. See Arizona Laws 37-1401
- 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.
- Record date: means the date established under chapter 6 or 7 of this title on which a corporation determines the identity of its shareholders and their shareholdings for purposes of chapters 1 through 17 of this title. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- 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.
- Repeatability: means the range of values within which the repeat results of cigarette test trials from a single laboratory will fall ninety-five percent of the time. See Arizona Laws 37-1401
- 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).
- Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
- Retailer: means any person, other than a manufacturer or wholesaler, who is engaged in selling cigarettes or tobacco products. See Arizona Laws 37-1401
- Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
- Riparian area: means a geographically delineated area with distinct resource values, that is characterized by deep-rooted plant species that depend on having roots in the water table or its capillary zone and that occurs within or adjacent to a natural perennial or intermittent stream channel or within or adjacent to a lake, pond or marsh bed maintained primarily by natural water sources. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- Sale: means a transfer of title or possession, or both, or an exchange or barter, conditional or otherwise, in any manner or by any means whatever or any agreement to transfer, exchange or barter. See Arizona Laws 37-1401
- 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
- Sell: means to sell or to offer or agree to sell. See Arizona Laws 37-1401
- Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
- 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
- Shareholder: includes a beneficial owner whose shares are held in a voting trust or are held by a nominee on the beneficial owner's behalf. See Arizona Laws 10-740
- Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- Shipper: means a person that ships, transports, sells or markets fruit or vegetables under the person's registered trademark or label or a person that first markets the fruit or vegetables on behalf of the producer. See Arizona Laws 3-481
- State lands: means any land owned or held in trust, or otherwise, by the state, including leased school or university land. See Arizona Laws 37-101
- state natural resource conservation commissioner: means the state land commissioner. See Arizona Laws 37-1002
- Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
- subcommittee: means any entity, however designated, that is officially established, on motion and order of a public body or by the presiding officer of the public body, and whose members have been appointed for the specific purpose of making a recommendation concerning a decision to be made or considered or a course of conduct to be taken or considered by the public body. See Arizona Laws 38-431
- Subject property: means private land that is to be offered in a proposed exchange pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 37-1202
- Supervisor: means a member of the governing body of a district, elected or appointed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 37-1002
- 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.
- 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
- Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
- Vote: includes authorization by written ballot and written consent. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
- Voting group: means all shares of one or more classes or series that under the articles of incorporation or chapters 1 through 17 of this title are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See Arizona Laws 10-140
- Voting power: means the total number of votes entitled to be cast for the election of directors at the time the determination of voting power is made, excluding a vote that is contingent on the happening of a condition or event that has not occurred at the time. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
- Watercourse: means the main body or a portion or reach of any lake, river, creek, stream, wash, arroyo, channel or other body of water. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
- Wholesaler: means a person, other than a manufacturer, who sells cigarettes or tobacco products to retailers or other persons for resale, and any person who owns, operates or maintains one or more cigarette or tobacco product vending machines in, at or on premises owned or occupied by any other person. See Arizona Laws 37-1401
- written: includes blockchain technology as defined in section 44-7061. See Arizona Laws 10-140