§ 11-131 Definitions
§ 11-132 Methods of formation; requirements
§ 11-133 Petition; contents
§ 11-134 Notice of intention to circulate petitions
§ 11-135 Filing of petition; review; certification of results
§ 11-136 County formation commission
§ 11-137 Election on formation of new counties
§ 11-138 Report by political action committees
§ 11-139 Compliance with federal law
§ 11-140 Election of county officers
§ 11-141 Determination of names and county seats of new counties
§ 11-142 Organization of new county; powers and duties of county officers pending organization
§ 11-143 Distribution board
§ 11-144 Resolution of disputes; appeals; termination of commission
§ 11-145 Payment of costs of county formation

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 11 > Chapter 1 > Article 3

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Advertisement: means a commercial message in any medium that solicits a consumer to enter a rental-purchase agreement. See Arizona Laws 44-6801
  • Affected county: means each existing county affected by a proposed formation of new counties. See Arizona Laws 11-131
  • Agreement: means the bargain of the parties in fact, as found in their language or inferred from other circumstances and from rules, regulations and procedures that are given the effect of agreements under laws otherwise applicable to a particular transaction. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • 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.
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • Assessed valuation: means the net assessed valuation used for purposes of levying primary property taxes for the tax year immediately preceding the filing of the petition for the formation of counties. See Arizona Laws 11-131
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Automated transaction: means a transaction that is conducted or performed, in whole or in part, by electronic means or electronic records and in which the acts or records of one or both parties are not reviewed by an individual in the ordinary course in forming a contract, performing under an existing contract or fulfilling an obligation that is required by the transaction. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • 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.
  • 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
  • buyer: means a person who buys goods or services from a retail seller. See Arizona Laws 44-6001
  • Cash price: means the price at which the lessor would have sold the property to the consumer for cash on the date of the rental-purchase agreement. See Arizona Laws 44-6801
  • Cash sale price: means the price stated in a retail installment contract or other memorandum furnished by a retail seller to a retail buyer in connection with a retail charge account agreement, for which the seller would have sold and the buyer would have bought the goods or services which are the subject matter of a retail installment transaction, if the sale had been a sale for cash. See Arizona Laws 44-6001
  • Charitable organization: means either of the following:

    (a) A person determined by the internal revenue service to be a tax exempt organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. See Arizona Laws 44-6551

  • Check: means a draft that is payable on demand and drawn on a financial institution, a cashier's check or a teller's check. See Arizona Laws 44-6851
  • Commission: means the county formation commission established pursuant to section 11-136. See Arizona Laws 11-131
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • Computer program: means a set of statements or instructions to be used directly or indirectly in an information processing system in order to bring about a certain result. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Consumer: means an individual who rents personal property under a rental-purchase agreement to be used primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See Arizona Laws 44-6801
  • Consummation: means the date on which a consumer becomes contractually obligated under a rental-purchase agreement or on the date the first payment is made, whichever is earlier. See Arizona Laws 44-6801
  • Contract: means the total legal obligation resulting from the parties' agreement as affected by this chapter and any other applicable law. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contracted fund raiser: means a person who for profit either solicits directly or employs, procures or engages another person to solicit for a charitable organization. See Arizona Laws 44-6551
  • 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 of rental: means the difference between the total of all periodic payments necessary to acquire ownership under the rental-purchase agreement and the cash price of the rental property that is subject to the rental-purchase agreement. See Arizona Laws 44-6801
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • dealer: means any person, partnership, corporation, association or other form of business enterprise that is primarily engaged in the retail sale of equipment. See Arizona Laws 44-6701
  • Dealer agreement: means an oral or written contract or agreement of definite or indefinite duration between a supplier and an equipment dealer that prescribes the rights and obligations of each party with respect to the purchase or sale of equipment. See Arizona Laws 44-6701
  • Department: means the department of insurance. See Arizona Laws 44-6951
  • Director: means the director of the department of insurance. See Arizona Laws 44-6951
  • Director: means the director of the securities division of the commission. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • Draft: means an item, other than an instrument, that is an order. See Arizona Laws 44-6851
  • Drawer: means a person who signs or is identified in a draft as a person ordering payment. See Arizona Laws 44-6851
  • Electronic: means relating to technology that has electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical or electromagnetic capabilities or similar capabilities. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Electronic agent: means a computer program or an electronic or other automated means that is used independently to initiate an action or respond to electronic records or performances, in whole or in part, without review or action by an individual. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Electronic record: means a record that is created, generated, sent, communicated, received or stored by electronic means. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Electronic signature: means an electronic sound, symbol or process that is attached to or logically associated with a record and that is executed or adopted by an individual with the intent to sign the record. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • 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.
  • Entrance fee: means an initial or deferred transfer to a provider of a facility of a sum of money or property by a person entering into a senior residential entrance fee contract that in amount or value is at least six hundred per cent of the periodic fee charged to a resident, all or a portion of which may be refunded to that resident, a benefactor or a beneficiary on the resident's termination of residence in the facility. See Arizona Laws 44-6951
  • Equipment: means machines designed for or adapted and used for agriculture, livestock, grazing, light industrial and utility purposes. See Arizona Laws 44-6701
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Facility: means a place or places in which a provider undertakes to provide a resident with a living unit pursuant to a senior residential entrance fee contract. See Arizona Laws 44-6951
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fee: means any charge, fee, cost or expense, however denominated, other than a rental payment. See Arizona Laws 44-6801
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Finance charge: means the amount payable by the buyer for the privilege of purchasing goods or services under a retail installment transaction. See Arizona Laws 44-6001
  • Financial institution: means a bank, savings and loan association or credit union that is chartered and supervised under state or federal law. See Arizona Laws 44-6851
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Goods: means all tangible chattels, except motor vehicles, money, things in action or intangible personal property other than merchandise certificates or coupons as described in this chapter. See Arizona Laws 44-6001
  • Governmental agency: means an executive, legislative or judicial agency, department, board, commission, authority, institution or instrumentality of the federal government or a state or of a county or municipality or other political subdivision of a state. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Holder: means :

    (a) The retail seller of goods or services under a retail installment contract or retail charge account agreement. See Arizona Laws 44-6001

  • Holder: means a person, including this state, who is entitled to enforce an instrument. See Arizona Laws 44-6851
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Independent solicitor: means a person who for profit engages to solicit on behalf of a charitable organization or on behalf of a contracted fund raiser. See Arizona Laws 44-6551
  • Information: means data, text, images, sounds, codes, computer programs, software or databases or similar items. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Information processing system: means an electronic system for creating, generating, sending, receiving, storing, displaying or processing information. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Issuer: means any person who issues or proposes to issue any security, except:

    (a) With respect to certificates of deposit, voting-trust certificates, collateral-trust certificates, certificates of interest or shares in an unincorporated investment trust, whether or not of the fixed, restricted management or unit type, issuer means the person or persons performing the acts and assuming the duties of depositor or manager pursuant to the provisions of the trust or other agreement or instrument under which such securities are issued. See Arizona Laws 44-1801

  • 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
  • Lessor: means a person who, in the ordinary course of business, regularly leases, offers to lease or arranges for the leasing of property under a rental-purchase agreement. See Arizona Laws 44-6801
  • 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.
  • Living unit: means any apartment, room or other area in a facility set aside for the exclusive use of one or more identified residents. See Arizona Laws 44-6951
  • Maker: means a person who signs or is identified in a note as a person undertaking to pay. See Arizona Laws 44-6851
  • Minimum finance charge: The minimum, or fixed, finance charge that will be imposed during a billing cycle. A minimum finance charge usually applies only when a finance charge is imposed, that is, when you carry over a balance. Source: Federal Reserve
  • 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
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Net cost: means the price the equipment dealer pays to the supplier for equipment, including the freight costs from the supplier's location to the equipment dealer's location, minus all applicable discounts allowed by the supplier. See Arizona Laws 44-6701
  • Net price: means the price listed for repair parts in the supplier's price list or catalog minus all applicable discounts allowed by the supplier. See Arizona Laws 44-6701
  • New county: means a county which has been approved by the voters at an election on formation held pursuant to section 11-137. See Arizona Laws 11-131
  • 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.
  • Official fees: means :

    (a) The amount of the fees prescribed by law for filing, recording or otherwise perfecting and releasing or satisfying a retained title, lien or other security interest created by a retail installment transaction. See Arizona Laws 44-6001

  • Order: means a written instruction to pay money that is signed by the person giving the instruction. See Arizona Laws 44-6851
  • 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.
  • Payee: means a person, including this state, in whose favor an instrument is drawn or made payable. See Arizona Laws 44-6851
  • Periodic fee: means the monthly calculated amount charged to a resident for lodging in a living unit provided pursuant to a senior residential entrance fee contract. See Arizona Laws 44-6951
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, governmental agency or public corporation or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, joint stock company or trust, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency or any other unincorporated organization. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Principal balance: means the cash sale price of the goods or services which are the subject matter of a retail installment contract plus any amounts included, if a separate identified charge is made and stated in the contract, for insurance and official fees, less the amount of the buyer's down payment in money or goods, or both. See Arizona Laws 44-6001
  • Privately owned land: includes all lands other than federal, Indian, state, county, municipal and other governmental lands which are exempt from taxation under article IX, section 2, Constitution of Arizona. See Arizona Laws 11-131
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • 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
  • Proposed county: means a county proposed by petition pursuant to section 11-133 to be formed from an affected county or counties but before an election on formation is held pursuant to section 11-137. See Arizona Laws 11-131
  • Provider: means a person who provides lodging to seniors in a living unit pursuant to a senior residential entrance fee contract. See Arizona Laws 44-6951
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and that is retrievable in perceivable form. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • 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.
  • Rental-purchase agreement: means an agreement that is for the use of personal property by an individual for personal, family or household purposes, that is for an initial period of four months or less, that is automatically renewable with each payment after the initial period and that permits the consumer to become the owner of the property but that does not obligate or require the consumer to continue leasing or using the property beyond the initial period. See Arizona Laws 44-6801
  • 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.
  • Resident: means an individual who enters into a senior residential entrance fee contract with a provider or who is designated in a senior residential entrance fee contract to receive lodging. See Arizona Laws 44-6951
  • Retail charge account agreement: means an arrangement prescribing the terms of retail installment transactions which may be made from time to time in which a retail buyer purchases goods or services and in which a finance charge or delinquency charge may be computed in relation to the buyer's balance in the account. See Arizona Laws 44-6001
  • Retail installment contract: means an arrangement for a retail installment transaction except a retail charge account agreement or memorandum reflecting a sale made pursuant to such agreement. See Arizona Laws 44-6001
  • Retail installment transaction: means any transaction in which a retail buyer purchases goods or services, excluding services purchased in connection with a lease, from a retail seller pursuant to a retail installment contract or a retail charge account agreement and under which the buyer agrees to pay for the goods and services in more than four installments or for which the payment of a finance charge may be required. See Arizona Laws 44-6001
  • SEC: means the United States securities and exchange commission. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • Security procedure: means a procedure that is employed to verify that an electronic signature, record or performance is that of a specific person or to detect changes or errors in the information in an electronic record. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • sell: means a sale or any other disposition of a security or interest in a security for value and includes a contract to make such sale or disposition. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • seller: means a person regularly and principally engaged in the business of selling goods or services to retail buyers. See Arizona Laws 44-6001
  • Senior residential entrance fee contract: means a contract to provide a living unit in a facility for the duration of a resident's life or for a term of more than one year that is conditioned on the transfer of an entrance fee to the provider in addition to or in lieu of the payment of periodic charges for the living unit and that is further conditioned on the resident's ability to live independently. See Arizona Laws 44-6951
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Services: means work, labor, or services of any kind. See Arizona Laws 44-6001
  • 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.
  • solicitation: means a request of any kind for a contribution or a request for the purchase of goods, tickets or services for a charitable purpose. See Arizona Laws 44-6551
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Supplier: means any person, partnership, corporation, association or other business enterprise that is engaged in the manufacturing, assembly or wholesale distribution of equipment or repair parts, or both, and includes any successor in interest, including a purchaser of assets or stock, or a surviving corporation that results from a merger, liquidation or reorganization of the original supplier. See Arizona Laws 44-6701
  • Transaction: means an action or set of actions occurring between two or more persons relating to the conduct of business, commercial or governmental affairs. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • 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.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215