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Article 1 General Provisions 11-401 – 11-424.02
Article 2 Sheriff 11-441 – 11-459.01
Article 3 Recorder 11-461 – 11-484
Article 3.1 Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act 11-487 – 11-487.05
Article 4 Treasurer 11-491 – 11-505
Article 5 County School Superintendent 11-511
Article 6 County Attorney 11-531 – 11-539
Article 7 Assessor 11-541 – 11-543
Article 9 County Engineer 11-561 – 11-563
Article 10 County Forest Fire Wardens 11-571 – 11-572
Article 11 County Public Defenders 11-581 – 11-588
Article 12 County Medical Examiner 11-591 – 11-600

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 11 > Chapter 3 - County Officers

  • Accession: means goods that are physically united with other goods in such a manner that the identity of the original goods is not lost. See
  • Account: means any deposit or credit account with a bank, including a demand, time, savings, passbook, share draft or like account, other than an account evidenced by a certificate of deposit. See Arizona Laws 47-4104
  • Account debtor: means a person obligated on an account, chattel paper or general intangible but does not include persons obligated to pay a negotiable instrument, even if the instrument constitutes part of chattel paper. See
  • account for: means a right to payment of a monetary obligation, whether or not earned by performance, for property that has been or is to be sold, leased, licensed, assigned or otherwise disposed of, for services rendered or to be rendered, for a policy of insurance issued or to be issued, for a secondary obligation incurred or to be incurred, for energy provided or to be provided, for the use or hire of a vessel under a charter or other contract, arising out of the use of a credit or charge card or information contained on or for use with the card or as winnings in a lottery or other game of chance operated or sponsored by a state, a governmental unit of a state or a person licensed or authorized to operate the game by a state or governmental unit of a state. See
  • accounting for: means a record:

    (a) Authenticated by a secured party;

    (b) Indicating the aggregate unpaid secured obligations as of a date not more than thirty-five days earlier or thirty-five days later than the date of the record; and

    (c) Identifying the components of the obligations in reasonable detail. See

  • Acre: means one acre of unsubdivided land. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adverse claim: means a claim that a claimant has a property interest in a financial asset and that it is a violation of the rights of the claimant for another person to hold, transfer or deal with the financial asset. See Arizona Laws 47-8102
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agricultural land: means property that has a current agricultural use designation from the county assessor. See Arizona Laws 48-2101
  • Agricultural lien: means an interest, other than a security interest, in farm products:

    (a) That secures payment or performance of an obligation for:

    (i) Goods or services furnished in connection with a debtor's farming operation; or

    (ii) Rent on real property leased by a debtor in connection with its farming operation;

    (b) That is created by statute in favor of a person that:

    (i) In the ordinary course of its business furnished goods or services to a debtor in connection with a debtor's farming operation; or

    (ii) Leased real property to a debtor in connection with the debtor's farming operation; and

    (c) Whose effectiveness does not depend on the person's possession of the personal property. See

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternate medical examiner: means a physician who has training and competence in the principles of death investigation and who performs or directs the conduct of death investigations. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • 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.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appliance: means any article, thing or conveyance used in growing, handling or processing of crops. See Arizona Laws 48-401
  • 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
  • As-extracted collateral: means :

    (a) Oil, gas or other minerals that are subject to a security interest that:

    (i) Is created by a debtor having an interest in the minerals before extraction; and

    (ii) Attaches to the minerals as extracted; or

    (b) Accounts arising out of the sale at the wellhead or minehead of oil, gas or other minerals in which the debtor had an interest before extraction. See

  • Assessment: means a tax assessment made under this article for the purpose of financing the maintenance and operating costs of the district. See Arizona Laws 48-1201
  • assessment roll: means a special assessment made under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • assessment roll: means a special assessment made under the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • assessment roll: means a special assessment made under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • assessment roll: means a special assessment made under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • 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 purpose: includes any one or more of the following purposes:

    (a) The payment of district obligations. See Arizona Laws 48-1061

  • Autopsy: means a surgical procedure in which internal organs are exposed, removed or examined for the identification of trauma or natural disease. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • Bailee: means a person that by a warehouse receipt, bill of lading or other document of title acknowledges possession of goods and contracts to deliver them. See Arizona Laws 47-7102
  • Bank: means an organization that is engaged in the business of banking. See
  • Banking day: means the part of a day on which a bank is open to the public for carrying on substantially all of its banking functions. See Arizona Laws 47-4104
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Block: means a parcel of ground, regular or irregular, bounded by streets or by streets and district boundary lines. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Block: means any parcel of ground, whether regular or irregular, which is bounded by streets, or by one or more streets and by one or more boundary lines of the city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Block: means a parcel of land, whether regular or irregular, which is bounded by streets, or by one or more streets and by one or more boundary lines of the sanitary district. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Block: means a parcel of land, whether regular or irregular, that is bounded by streets, or by one or more streets and by one or more boundary lines of the flood protection district. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • board: means the board of directors of the district, which shall be comprised of the members of the county board of supervisors, ex officio. See Arizona Laws 48-1031
  • Board: means the district board of directors. See Arizona Laws 48-1201
  • Board: means the board of directors of the district or the board of supervisors acting as the board of directors pursuant to section 48-2010. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Board: means the board of directors of a district. See Arizona Laws 48-1301
  • Board: means a county board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 48-2101
  • Board: means the board of directors of the district. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Board of adjustment: means the official body designated by local ordinance to hear and decide applications for variances from the terms of the zoning ordinance and appeals from the decision of the zoning administrator. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • Board of directors: means the board having charge of the affairs of the district. See Arizona Laws 48-141
  • Bond: means any bond issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-141
  • Bond related expenses: means any expenses incurred by the district to issue and administer its bonds, including underwriting fees and costs, trustee fees, financial consultant fees, printing and advertising costs, fiscal agent fees, paying agent fees, registrar fees, transfer agent fees, legal, accounting, feasibility consultant and other expert fees and expenses, cost of credit enhancement fees, attorney and accounting fees and expenses related to credit enhancement, bond insurance or liquidity enhancement, remarketing fees, rating agency fees and costs, travel and telephone expenses and all other fees deemed necessary by the board of directors in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 48-1061
  • Bonds: means bonds of the district issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-1061
  • Bonds: means revenue bonds and includes notes where applicable. See Arizona Laws 48-2462
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, temporary notes, temporary bonds, interim receipts, interim certificates, certificates of indebtedness, refunding notes, refunding bonds or other evidences of indebtedness or obligations of the district. See Arizona Laws 48-171
  • Broker: means a person defined as a broker or dealer under the federal securities laws, but without excluding a bank acting in that capacity. See Arizona Laws 47-8102
  • Carrier: means a person that issues a bill of lading. See Arizona Laws 47-7102
  • Carton: means an egg carton as used in commercial practice in the United States. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Cash proceeds: means proceeds that are money, checks, deposit accounts or the like. See
  • Certificate of title: means a certificate of title with respect to which a statute provides for the security interest in question to be indicated on the certificate as a condition or result of the security interest's obtaining priority over the rights of a lien creditor with respect to the collateral. See
  • Certificated security: means a security that is represented by a certificate. See Arizona Laws 47-8102
  • Chairman of the board: means the person designated to preside over meetings of the board of directors. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Chairman of the board: means the person designated to preside over meetings of the board of directors. See Arizona Laws 48-1201
  • Chattel paper: means a record or records that evidence both a monetary obligation and a security interest in specific goods, a security interest in specific goods and software used in the goods, a security interest in specific goods and license of software used in the goods, a lease of specific goods or a lease of specific goods and license of software used in the goods. See
  • city: includes incorporated cities and towns. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • city: includes counties, incorporated cities and towns and other corporations organized for municipal purposes. See Arizona Laws 48-501
  • Clearing corporation: means :

    (a) A person that is registered as a "clearing agency" under the federal securities laws;

    (b) A federal reserve bank; or

    (c) Any other person that provides clearance or settlement services with respect to financial assets that would require it to register as a clearing agency under the federal securities laws but for an exclusion or exemption from the registration requirement, if its activities as a clearing corporation, including promulgation of rules, are subject to regulation by a federal or state governmental authority. See Arizona Laws 47-8102

  • Clearing house: means an association of banks or other payors regularly clearing items. See Arizona Laws 47-4104
  • Clerk: means the person appointed by the board of directors to act as the clerk for the district and to perform the duties otherwise prescribed for a clerk pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-1011
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 48-1031
  • Clerk: includes any person or official who performs the duties of clerk of the city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Clerk: means the person appointed by the board of directors to act as the clerk for the district and to perform the duties otherwise prescribed for a clerk pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-1081
  • Clerk: means the person appointed by the board of directors to act as the clerk for the district and to perform the duties otherwise prescribed for a clerk pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-1091
  • Clerk: means a member of the board or such other person as may be designated by the board to function as a clerk for purposes of this article. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Clerk: includes any person or official who performs the duties of clerk of the municipality or county or any person appointed by the district board to be the district clerk pursuant to section 48-711. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • Collateral: means the property subject to a security interest or agricultural lien. See
  • Commercial farming: means the intensive cultivation of arable land by the raising of agricultural or horticultural products as a principal source of the owner's livelihood. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Commercial stock raising: means the breeding, raising and care of domestic animals as a principal source of the owner's livelihood. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Commercial tort claim: means a claim arising in tort with respect to which:

    (a) The claimant is an organization; or

    (b) The claimant is an individual and the claim:

    (i) Arose in the course of the claimant's business or profession; and

    (ii) Does not include damages arising out of personal injury to or the death of an individual. See

  • Commodity account: means an account maintained by a commodity intermediary in which a commodity contract is carried for a commodity customer. See
  • Commodity contract: means a commodity futures contract, an option on a commodity futures contract, a commodity option or another contract if the contract or option is:

    (a) Traded on or subject to the rules of a board of trade that has been designated as a contract market for such a contract pursuant to federal commodities laws; or

    (b) Traded on a foreign commodity board of trade, exchange or market, and is carried on the books of a commodity intermediary for a commodity customer. See

  • Commodity customer: means a person for which a commodity intermediary carries a commodity contract on its books. See
  • Commodity intermediary: means a person that:

    (a) Is registered as a futures commission merchant under federal commodities law; or

    (b) In the ordinary course of its business provides clearance or settlement services for a board of trade that has been designated as a contract market pursuant to federal commodities law. See

  • 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.
  • Communicate: means to:

    (a) Send a signed writing; or

    (b) Transmit information by any mechanism agreed upon by the persons transmitting and receiving the information. See Arizona Laws 47-8102

  • Communicate: means :

    (a) To send a written or other tangible record;

    (b) To transmit a record by any means agreed on by the persons sending and receiving the record; or

    (c) In the case of transmission of a record to or by a filing office, to transmit a record by any means prescribed by filing office rule. See

  • Community park: means an area of developed or undeveloped land within the boundaries of a district not exceeding one hundred sixty acres in size which has been dedicated for unrestricted public use by a county, city or town or private entity. See Arizona Laws 48-1201
  • Compensation: means money paid to an employee of a district for services in the form of a fixed salary or wages at the end of established pay periods, which, in the case of employees with fluctuating rates of pay, shall be considered as being the guaranteed rate of pay, and which, in the case of employees with dual rates, shall be for the primary occupation. See Arizona Laws 48-221
  • Consignee: means a person named in a bill of lading to which or to whose order the bill promises delivery. See Arizona Laws 47-7102
  • Consignee: means a merchant to which goods are delivered in a consignment. See
  • Consignment: means a transaction, regardless of its form, in which a person delivers goods to a merchant for the purpose of sale and:

    (a) The merchant:

    (i) Deals in goods of that kind under a name other than the name of the person making delivery;

    (ii) Is not an auctioneer; and

    (iii) Is not generally known by its creditors to be substantially engaged in selling the goods of others;

    (b) With respect to each delivery, the aggregate value of the goods is one thousand dollars or more at the time of delivery;

    (c) The goods are not consumer goods immediately before delivery; and

    (d) The transaction does not create a security interest that secures an obligation. See

  • Consignor: means a person named in a bill of lading as the person from which the goods have been received for shipment. See Arizona Laws 47-7102
  • Consignor: means a person that delivers goods to a consignee in a consignment. See
  • Consumer goods: means goods that are used or bought for use primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See
  • Consumer goods transaction: means a consumer transaction in which:

    (a) An individual incurs an obligation primarily for personal, family or household purposes; and

    (b) A security interest in consumer goods secures the obligation. See

  • Consumer obligor: means an obligor who is an individual and who incurred the obligation as part of a transaction entered into primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See
  • Consumer transaction: means a transaction in which an individual incurs an obligation primarily for personal, family or household purposes, a security interest secures the obligation and the collateral is held or acquired primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See
  • Container: means any box, one-half case, basket, flat or other receptacle, excluding a carton and a case. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continuation statement: means an amendment of a financing statement that:

    (a) Identifies, by its file number, the initial financing statement to which it relates; and

    (b) Indicates that it is a continuation statement for, or that it is filed to continue the effectiveness of, the identified financing statement. See

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contractor: includes the contractor's personal representative or assignee. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Contractor: means a contractor or a personal representative or assignee of a contractor. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Contractor: means a contractor, or a personal representative or assignee of a contractor, and any person or entity procured pursuant to Title 34, Chapter 6, Article 1

    7. See Arizona Laws 48-2831

  • Contractor: includes personal representatives or assignee of the contractor. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Contribution related to plant for pumping: means an amount computed as follows: There shall be determined a ratio per cent which is the total kilowatt hours sold or used for pumping including all pumping for municipal purposes, but excluding those kilowatt hours not produced by the district or by sources contractually available to the district but which are delivered to the district for transmission and distribution to others, divided by the total kilowatt hours sold or used, such totals to be for the latest five calendar years. See Arizona Laws 48-241
  • 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.
  • Council: means the cotton research and protection council established by Title 3, Chapter 10. See Arizona Laws 48-1301
  • council: includes any body or board in which is vested by law the legislative power of a municipality. See Arizona Laws 48-501
  • County: means a county that forms a community facilities district pursuant to this article in an unincorporated area or in an incorporated area with the municipality's consent. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • 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.
  • Crop: means any similar forage crop, tree fruit crop, vegetable crop or field and includes any appliance used in the handling thereof. See Arizona Laws 48-401
  • Customer: means a person having an account with a bank or for whom a bank has agreed to collect items, including a bank that maintains an account at another bank. See Arizona Laws 47-4104
  • Dealer: means any person who contracts for or obtains from the producer, or any producer-dealer, dealer or manufacturer, possession or control of any eggs or egg products for the purpose of candling, grading, selling, peddling, distributing, dealing in or trading in eggs or egg products for resale to an egg dealer within this state, producer-dealer, manufacturer, retailer or consumer for human consumption within this state. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Death investigation: means the investigation directed by a county medical examiner or alternate medical examiner into the circumstances surrounding a death occurring as prescribed in section 11-593. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • Debt service: means the principal of, interest on and premium, if any, on the bonds, when due, whether at maturity or prior redemption and costs of registrars, trustees, paying agents or other agents necessary to handle the bonds and the costs of credit enhancement or liquidity support. See Arizona Laws 48-1031
  • Debt service: means the principal of, interest on and premium, if any, on the bonds, when due, whether at maturity or prior redemption and fees and costs of registrars, trustees, paying agents or other agents necessary to handle the bonds and the costs of credit enhancement or liquidity support. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • Debtor: means :

    (a) A person having an interest, other than a security interest or other lien, in the collateral, whether or not the person is an obligor;

    (b) A seller of accounts, chattel paper, payment intangibles or promissory notes; or

    (c) A consignee. See

  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Delinquency: means delinquency in the payment of an assessment. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Delinquency: means delinquency in the payment of an assessment made under the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Delinquency: means delinquency in the payment of an assessment under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Delinquency: means delinquency in the payment of an assessment under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Delivery order: means a record that contains an order to deliver goods directed to a warehouse, carrier or other person that in the ordinary course of business issues warehouse receipts or bills of lading. See Arizona Laws 47-7102
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Department: means the parks and recreation department or the agency exercising the functions of a parks and recreation department of the county in which the major portion of the community park maintenance district is located or proposed to be established. See Arizona Laws 48-1201
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposit account: means a demand, time, savings, passbook or similar account maintained with a bank. See
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Design: means street alignment, grades and widths, alignment and widths of easements and rights-of-way for drainage and sanitary sewers and the arrangement and orientation of lots. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Designated area: means an area of the municipality which is either designated pursuant to section 36-1479 as a slum or blighted area or designated as a pocket of poverty or a neighborhood strategy area by the United States department of housing and urban development, pursuant to title I of the housing and community development act of 1977 as amended (42 United States Code sections 5301 through 5320) and the department of housing and urban development act (42 United States Code section 3535(d)). See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Director: means one or all of the board of directors of a pest abatement district established pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-2101
  • Director: means one or all the board of directors of a pest control district established pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-401
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • District: means a tax levying rural road improvement district formed pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-1031
  • District: means a county improvement district that operates or is formed for the purpose of operating a domestic water delivery system or a wastewater system within the district, whether or not the district is governed in the manner described in article 4 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-1061
  • District: means a community park maintenance district established pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-1201
  • District: means a cotton pest control district established pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-1301
  • District: means a pest abatement district established pursuant to this chapter and includes the governing body of the district and all its authorized personnel. See Arizona Laws 48-2101
  • District: means an agricultural improvement district. See Arizona Laws 48-2301
  • District: includes any irrigation district, drainage district, flood control district, agricultural improvement district, electrical district, water conservation district or power district organized under the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 48-121
  • District: means any irrigation or agricultural improvement district located in a federal reclamation project, organized pursuant to law. See Arizona Laws 48-141
  • District: includes any irrigation district, drainage district, flood control district, agricultural improvement district, electrical district or power district, and in addition thereto any district, political subdivision, governmental agency, corporation or instrumentality of the state having territorial boundaries and created or organized for the purpose of benefiting or performing services for lands in the state. See Arizona Laws 48-171
  • District: means any irrigation, drainage, flood control, agricultural improvement, electrical, water conservation or power district organized under the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 48-201
  • District: means an irrigation district, drainage district, flood control district, agricultural improvement district, electrical district, or power district organized pursuant to the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 48-221
  • District: means any irrigation district, power district, electrical district or agricultural improvement district now or hereafter organized under the laws of this state which is directly engaged in the sale of electric power or energy other than for irrigation purposes. See Arizona Laws 48-241
  • District: means a pest control district established pursuant to the provisions of this article and includes the governing body of the district and all its authorized personnel. See Arizona Laws 48-401
  • District: means a tax levying community facilities district formed pursuant to this article by a municipality or formed pursuant to this article by a county in an unincorporated area or in an incorporated area with the municipality's consent. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • District board: means the board of directors of the district. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • District contributions: means sums of money paid by a district to finance a retirement plan. See Arizona Laws 48-221
  • district engineer: means a person designated or employed by the board of directors of a district to perform any or all of the engineering work authorized to be done by the district under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Division: means the animal services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Document: means information that is both of the following:

    (a) Inscribed on a tangible medium or stored in an electronic or other medium, and retrievable in perceivable form. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01

  • Document: means a document of title or a receipt of the type described in section 47-7201, subsection B. See
  • Documentary draft: means a draft to be presented for acceptance or payment if specified documents, certificated securities ( section 47-8102) or instructions for uncertificated securities ( section 47-8102) or other certificates, statements or the like are to be received by the drawee or other payor before acceptance or payment of the draft. See Arizona Laws 47-4104
  • Domestic wastewater improvement district: means a county improvement district that is formed for the purpose of constructing a domestic wastewater treatment facility or purchasing an existing domestic wastewater treatment facility within the district and, if necessary, making improvements to the system or that is converted pursuant to section 48-1018. See Arizona Laws 48-1011
  • Domestic water improvement district: means a county improvement district that is formed for the purpose of constructing or improving a domestic water delivery system or purchasing an existing domestic water delivery system and, if necessary, making improvements to the system or a district that is converted pursuant to section 48-1018. See Arizona Laws 48-1011
  • Draft: means a draft as defined in section 47-3104 or an item, other than an instrument, that is an order. See Arizona Laws 47-4104
  • Drawee: means a person ordered in a draft to make payment. See Arizona Laws 47-4104
  • Eggs: means eggs that are in the shell and that are from chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese or any other species of fowl. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic or similar capabilities. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01
  • Electronic chattel paper: means chattel paper evidenced by a record or records consisting of information stored in an electronic medium. See
  • 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 signature: means an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a document and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the document. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01
  • Employee: means a person in the service of a district whose customary employment is for an average of not less than thirty hours a week and for twelve months a year. See Arizona Laws 48-221
  • Encumbrance: means a right, other than an ownership interest, in real property. See
  • Engineer: includes any person who, under whatever official name, is the civil engineer or surveyor of the city or town, and where there is no elected or appointed official, then the engineer is the person who may be appointed or employed by the council to perform the duties required of an engineer under the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Engineer: means a person who, under any official title, is the civil engineer or surveyor of the district or the person appointed or employed by the board to perform the duties required of the engineer under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Engineer: means a person who, under any official title, is the civil engineer or surveyor of the district or the person appointed or employed by the board to perform the duties required of an engineer under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Enhanced municipal services: means public service provided by a county or municipality within the district at a higher level or to a greater degree than provided in the remainder of the county or municipality, including such services as public safety, fire protection, street or sidewalk cleaning or landscape maintenance in public areas. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • 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.
  • Entitlement holder: means a person identified in the records of a securities intermediary as the person having a security entitlement against the securities intermediary. See Arizona Laws 47-8102
  • Entitlement order: means a notification communicated to a securities intermediary directing transfer or redemption of a financial asset to which the entitlement holder has a security entitlement. See Arizona Laws 47-8102
  • Entity: means any of the following:

    (a) A corporation. See Arizona Laws 48-701

  • Equipment: means goods other than inventory, farm products or consumer goods. See
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • External examination: means an external inspection of a body. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Farm products: means goods, other than standing timber, with respect to which the debtor is engaged in a farming operation and that are:

    (a) Crops grown, growing or to be grown, including:

    (i) Crops produced on trees, vines and bushes; and

    (ii) Aquatic goods produced in aquacultural operations;

    (b) Livestock, born or unborn, including aquatic goods produced in aquacultural operations;

    (c) Supplies used or produced in a farming operation; or

    (d) Products of crops or livestock in their unmanufactured states. See

  • Farming operation: means raising, cultivating, propagating, fattening, grazing or any other farming, livestock or aquacultural operation. See
  • Federal act: means the hospital survey and construction act, Public Law 725 of the 79th Congress, and amendments thereof. See Arizona Laws 48-1901
  • Federal agency: means the United States, the president of the United States, the federal emergency administrator of public works, or any such agencies or instrumentalities as may be designated or created to make grants or loans, or both, pursuant to any act or acts of the Congress. See Arizona Laws 48-121
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal government: includes the United States, the president of the United States, the federal emergency administrator of public works, reconstruction finance corporation, or any agency, instrumentality or corporation of the United States, which has been or may be designated, created or authorized by or pursuant to any act or acts of the Congress, or which is owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the United States. See Arizona Laws 48-171
  • Federal public defender: An attorney employed by the federal courts on a full-time basis to provide legal defense to defendants who are unable to afford counsel. The judiciary administers the federal defender program pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • File number: means the number assigned to an initial financing statement pursuant to section 47-9519, subsection A. See
  • Filing office: means an office designated in section 47-9501 as the place to file a financing statement. See
  • Filing office rule: means a rule adopted pursuant to section 47-9526. See
  • Final plat: means a map of all or part of a subdivision essentially conforming to an approved preliminary plat, prepared in accordance with the provision of this article, those of any local applicable ordinance and other state statute. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Financial asset: except as otherwise provided in section 47-8103, means:

    (a) A security;

    (b) An obligation of a person or a share, participation or other interest in a person or in property or an enterprise of a person, which is, or is of a type, dealt in or traded on financial markets, or which is recognized in any area in which it is issued or dealt in as a medium for investment; or

    (c) Any property that is held by a securities intermediary for another person in a securities account if the securities intermediary has expressly agreed with the other person that the property is to be treated as a financial asset under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 47-8102

  • Financing statement: means a record or records composed of an initial financing statement and any filed record relating to the initial financing statement. See
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Fixture filing: means the filing of a financing statement covering goods that are or are to become fixtures and satisfying section 47-9502, subsections A and B. See
  • Fixtures: means goods that have become so related to particular real property that an interest in them arises under real property law. See
  • Flood protection facility: means dams, levies, diversion works, tunnels, excavations, ditches, drains, conduits, channels, outlets and outfalls of every character, and machinery, apparatus, equipment and all appliances and structures necessary or incidental to the construction, installation or operation of a complete flood protection system. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forensic pathologist: means a physician who has successfully completed a pathology residency and a forensic fellowship or has extensive experience performing forensic autopsies in an official capacity. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • 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
  • General intangible: means any personal property, including things in action, other than accounts, chattel paper, commercial tort claims, deposit accounts, documents, goods, instruments, investment property, letter-of-credit rights, letters of credit, money and oil, gas or other minerals before extraction. See
  • General obligation bond: means a general obligation bond issued under section 48-1045. See Arizona Laws 48-1031
  • General obligation bond: means a bond that is issued pursuant to section 48-719 and that is secured by a pledge of ad valorem taxes levied by the district. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • General plan: means a municipal statement of land development policies, that may include maps, charts, graphs and text that set forth objectives, principles and standards for local growth and redevelopment enacted under the provisions of this article or any prior statute. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • General plan: means the general plan described in section 48-702, subsection D, as the plan may be amended. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact and the observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing. See
  • Goods: means all things that are movable when a security interest attaches. See
  • Goods: means all things that are treated as movable for the purposes of a contract for storage or transportation. See Arizona Laws 47-7102
  • governing body: includes and means the body or board which by law is constituted the legislative department of an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Governing body: means the body or board that by law is constituted as the legislative department of the municipality or county. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • Governing body of the district: means the board of directors, board of trustees, district supervisors, or any other name by which the body charged with the administration of the affairs of a district may be known. See Arizona Laws 48-201
  • Governmental unit: means a subdivision, agency, department, county, parish, municipality or other unit of the government of the United States, a state or a foreign country. See
  • Grade: means classified as to quality and applies to a dozen, case, lot or load of eggs. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantee: includes every person to whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Grantor: includes every person from or by whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Health-care-insurance receivable: means an interest in or claim under a policy of insurance that is a right to payment of a monetary obligation for health care goods or services provided. See
  • Housing: means any structure suitable for residence by an individual or family. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Housing development area: means an area within a municipality that is declared by the local governing body to be in serious need of housing and that is declared to be in need of the expenditure of public monies to assist the development of housing in the area. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Housing development project: means any undertaking related to real property, structures or improvements in a housing development area, for the purpose of establishing housing and other facilities necessary or incidental to the housing and primarily for the use of those residing in the housing. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • improvement: means opening, widening, planning, designing, constructing, reconstructing or acquiring a rural road including any necessary or incidental improvements, labor, services, expenses and materials. See Arizona Laws 48-1031
  • improvement: includes any or all of the improvements mentioned and authorized to be made in this and article 1 of this chapter and the construction, reconstruction and repair of all or any portion of the improvements, and all labor, services, incidental expenses and material necessary or incidental to the construction, reconstruction or repair. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • improvement: means any of the improvements authorized to be made by this article, the construction, reconstruction and repair of all or part of the improvements and labor, services, incidental expenses and material necessary or incidental to the improvements. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • improvement: means the construction, reconstruction, replacement, renovation and repair of all or part of a flood protection facility. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Improvement: means required installations, pursuant to this article and subdivision regulations, including grading, sewer and water utilities, streets, easements, traffic control devices as a condition to the approval and acceptance of the final plat thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Improvement: includes all the improvements mentioned in this article, and the term or terms "street opening or widening" and "opening or widening" include all improvements mentioned in this article. See Arizona Laws 48-501
  • improvement: includes any of the improvements mentioned and authorized to be made in this article, the construction, reconstruction and repair of all or any portion of any such improvement, and labor, services, expenses and material necessary or incidental thereto. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Improvement bond: means a bond issue under the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Improvement bond: means a bond issued under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Improvement bond: means a bond issued under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Indorsement: means a signature that alone or accompanied by other words is made on a security certificate in registered form or on a separate document for the purpose of assigning, transferring or redeeming the security or granting a power to assign, transfer or redeem it. See Arizona Laws 47-8102
  • Inspector: means an egg inspector who is appointed or assigned pursuant to section 3-709. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Instruction: means a notification communicated to the issuer of an uncertificated security which directs that the transfer of the security be registered or that the security be redeemed. See Arizona Laws 47-8102
  • Instrument: means a negotiable instrument or any other writing that evidences a right to the payment of a monetary obligation, is not itself a security agreement or lease and is of a type that in the ordinary course of business is transferred by delivery with any necessary indorsement or assignment. See
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Inventory: means goods, other than farm products, that:

    (a) Are leased by a person as lessor;

    (b) Are held by a person for sale or lease or to be furnished under a contract of service;

    (c) Are furnished by a person under a contract of service; or

    (d) Consist of raw materials, work in process or materials used or consumed in a business. See

  • Investigative information: means information received by a medical examiner or alternate medical examiner from law enforcement, witnesses, family members, health care personnel or medical death investigators concerning cause and manner of death. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • Investment property: means a security, whether certificated or uncertificated, security entitlement, securities account, commodity contract or commodity account. See
  • Issuer: means a bailee that issues a document of title or, in the case of an unaccepted delivery order, the person that orders the possessor of goods to deliver. See Arizona Laws 47-7102
  • Item: means an instrument or a promise or order to pay money handled by a bank for collection or payment. See Arizona Laws 47-4104
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Landowner: means a person who owns land within the boundaries of a proposed or existing district. See Arizona Laws 48-2101
  • 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
  • Letter-of-credit right: means a right to payment or performance under a letter of credit, whether or not the beneficiary has demanded or is at the time entitled to demand payment or performance. See
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien creditor: means :

    (a) A creditor that has acquired a lien on the property involved by attachment, levy or the like;

    (b) An assignee for benefit of creditors from the time of assignment;

    (c) A trustee in bankruptcy from the date of the filing of the petition; or

    (d) A receiver in equity from the time of appointment. See

  • Lighting plants: includes electric light plants, electric power plants, gas plants, distribution systems, poles, parts, pipes, conduits, wires, tanks, reservoirs, generators for gas or electricity, transmission lines, towers, lamps, transformers of every character, machinery, apparatus, equipment and all appliances and structures necessary or incidental to the construction, installation or operation of a complete municipal electric light, power and gas plant and distribution system, placed on the streets improved, though extended beyond. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Lighting plants: includes electric light plants, electric power plants, gas plants, distribution systems, poles, parts, pipes, conduits, wires, tanks, reservoirs, generators for gas or electricity, transmission lines, towers, lamps, transformers of every character, machinery, apparatus, equipment and all appliances and structures necessary or incidental to the construction, installation or operation of a complete electric light, power and gas plant and distribution system placed on the streets improved, though extended beyond. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local governing body: means the council or legislative body charged with governing the municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Lot: includes any portion, piece, parcel or subdivision of land, and includes property owned or controlled by any person as a railroad right-of-way. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Lot: means any portion, piece, parcel or subdivision of land or property, or property owned or controlled by any person as a railroad right-of-way. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Lot: means any portion, piece, parcel or subdivision of land or property. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Lot: includes any portion, piece, parcel or subdivision of land, but not property owned or controlled by any person as a railroad right of way. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • 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: means the maintenance of community parks certified for inclusion within a district by the board. See Arizona Laws 48-1201
  • Manufactured home: means a structure that is transportable in one or more sections and that, in the traveling mode, is eight body feet or more in width or forty body feet or more in length, or, when erected on site, is three hundred twenty or more square feet, and that is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems contained therein. See
  • Manufactured home transaction: means a secured transaction:

    (a) That creates a purchase money security interest in a manufactured home, other than a manufactured home held as inventory; or

    (b) In which a manufactured home, other than a manufactured home held as inventory, is the primary collateral. See

  • Manufacturer: means a person that is engaged in the business of operating or controlling the operation of one or more breaking plants producing liquid eggs, dried eggs, frozen eggs or other egg products for human consumption. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Mayor: includes the chairman or president of the governing body. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Medical death investigator: means a person trained in the principles of death investigation. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • Medical examiner: means a forensic pathologist who performs or directs the conduct of death investigations. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • Minor: means a person under eighteen years of age. 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.
  • monetary obligation: means a monetary obligation secured by the goods or owed under a lease of the goods and includes a monetary obligation with respect to software used in the goods. See
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgage: means a consensual interest in real property, including fixtures, that secures payment or performance of an obligation. See
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • Net premium: means the difference between the par amount of the general obligation bond issue and the general obligation bond issue price that is determined pursuant to United States department of the treasury regulations. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • New debtor: means a person that becomes bound as debtor under section 47-9203, subsection D by a security agreement previously entered into by another person. See
  • New value: means money, money's worth in property, services or new credit or release by a transferee of an interest in property previously transferred to the transferee. See
  • Noncash proceeds: means proceeds other than cash proceeds. See
  • Nurse practitioner: means a person licensed and certified pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 15. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • 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.
  • Obligee: includes any bondholder, any agents or trustees for any bondholders or any lessor demising to the municipality property used in connection with a housing development project, or any assignee or assignees of such lessor's interest or any part of the lessor's interest, and the federal government when it is a party to any contract with the municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Obligor: means a person that, with respect to an obligation secured by a security interest in or an agricultural lien on the collateral, owes payment or other performance of the obligation, has provided property other than the collateral to secure payment or other performance of the obligation or is otherwise accountable in whole or in part for payment or other performance of the obligation. See
  • Operating costs: includes personnel, equipment, necessary capital investments in maintenance of related real property and related costs. See Arizona Laws 48-1201
  • Organ procurement organization: means an organization located within this state that meets the requirements of section 371 of 42 United States Code section 273. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means the person in whom legal title appears by recorded deed, or the person in possession under claim or title, or the person exercising acts of ownership for himself or as the personal representative of the owner, including the boards of trustees of school districts and the boards of education of high school districts owning property within the proposed improvement district. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Owner: means the person who, on the day the action or proceeding is begun, appears to be the owner of property as shown on the most recently certified property tax assessment roll. See Arizona Laws 48-1031
  • Owner: means the person in whose name legal title appears by recorded deed, or the person in possession under claim of title, as the person exercising acts of ownership for himself or as the personal representative of the owner, including the governing boards of school districts owning property within the district. See Arizona Laws 48-1201
  • Owner: means the person in whom, on the day the action or proceeding is commenced, appears the legal title to the lot by deed recorded in the recorder's office, or the person in possession of the lot under claim of title, or exercising acts of ownership over the lot for the person, or as the personal representative of the owner. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Owner: means the person who, on the day the action or proceeding is begun, possesses legal title to the lot by deed recorded in the county recorder's office or the person in possession of the lot under claim of title or exercising acts of ownership over the lot for himself or as the personal representative of the owner. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Owner: means the person who, on the day the action or proceeding is begun or a notice is given, possesses legal title to the lot by deed recorded in the county recorder's office or the person who is in possession of the lot under claim of title or exercising acts of ownership over the lot for the person or as the personal representative of the owner. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Owner: means the person or entity that, on the day the action, election or proceeding is begun or held, appears to be the owner of real property as shown on the property tax assessment roll. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • Parcel: means an unsubdivided parcel of land that is larger than an acre. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Participant: means an employee of a district who is eligible under the provisions of section 48-224 for participation in the retirement plan adopted by a district. See Arizona Laws 48-221
  • 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.
  • Payment intangible: means a general intangible under which the account debtor's principal obligation is a monetary obligation. See
  • 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: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01
  • Person: includes an individual, household, firm, corporation, company or association. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, corporation or association. See Arizona Laws 48-201
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pest: means any form of animal or plant life that is detrimental to cotton production. See Arizona Laws 48-1301
  • Pest: means any arthropods, rats and mice that the district determines to be a public nuisance to persons or property. See Arizona Laws 48-2101
  • Pest: means any form of animal or plant life detrimental to agriculture. See Arizona Laws 48-401
  • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • Petition: means the petition to the board of supervisors made pursuant to this article for formation or dissolution of a pest control district. See Arizona Laws 48-401
  • Physician: means a person licensed pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 11-591
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan: means a retirement plan authorized by section 48-222. See Arizona Laws 48-221
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, a hearing officer, the legislative body itself, or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, a hearing officer, the legislative body itself or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • Plat: means a map of a subdivision:

    (a) "Preliminary plat" means a preliminary map, including supporting data, indicating a proposed subdivision design prepared in accordance with the provisions of this article and those of any local applicable ordinance. See Arizona Laws 9-463

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prior service: means service for a district by any employee for any period not exceeding twenty-five years immediately prior to the adoption of a retirement plan. See Arizona Laws 48-221
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Processed: means that the shell has been treated with oil or another preservative preparation. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Producer: means a person that is engaged in the business of operating or controlling the operation of one or more ranches producing eggs within this state. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Producer: means a person who farms and produces cotton in a district or proposed district. See Arizona Laws 48-1301
  • professional services: includes architect services, engineer services, landscape architect services, assayer services, geologist services and land surveying services and any combination of those services. See Arizona Laws 48-281
  • Promissory note: means an instrument that evidences a promise to pay a monetary obligation, does not evidence an order to pay and does not contain an acknowledgment by a bank that the bank has received for deposit a sum of money or funds. See
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Proposal: means a record authenticated by a secured party that includes the terms on which the secured party is willing to accept collateral in full or partial satisfaction of the obligation it secures pursuant to sections 47-9620, 47-9621 and 47-9622. See
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public infrastructure: means all improvements listed in this paragraph that will result in a beneficial use principally to land within the geographical limits of the district and may include a district's share of any improvements listed in this paragraph if the district board determines such share is proportionate to the beneficial use of such improvements to land within the geographical limits of the district, improvements within or outside the geographical limits of the district, necessary or incidental work, whether newly constructed, renovated or existing, and all necessary or desirable appurtenances. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • Public infrastructure purpose: means :

    (a) Planning, design, engineering, construction, acquisition or installation of public infrastructure. See Arizona Laws 48-701

  • 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 organic record: means a record that is available to the public for inspection and that is:

    (a) A record consisting of the record initially filed with or issued by a state or the United States to form or organize an organization and any record filed with or issued by the state or the United States that amends or restates the initial record;

    (b) An organic record of a business trust consisting of the record initially filed with a state and any record filed with the state that amends or restates the initial record, if a statute of the state governing business trusts requires that the record be filed with the state; or

    (c) A record consisting of legislation enacted by the legislature of a state or the Congress of the United States that forms or organizes an organization, any record amending the legislation and any record filed with or issued by the state or the United States that amends or restates the name of the organization. See

  • Qualified elector: means a person who is qualified to vote at an election under this article without any additional qualifications. See Arizona Laws 48-1031
  • Quality: means the inherent properties of any product that determine its relative degree of excellence. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Railroad: includes street railroad and interurban railroad. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • record owner: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Registered organization: means an organization formed or organized solely under the law of a single state or the United States by the filing of a public organic record with, the issuance of a public organic record by or the enactment of legislation by the state or the United States. See
  • 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).
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revenue bonds: means those bonds that are issued pursuant to section 48-720 and that are secured by a pledge of revenues of the district or revenues collected by the county or municipality and returned to the district. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • Revenues: includes any charge, income or receipt by the district of money or any other thing of value except that revenues shall not include monies paid to or for the account of the district for the levy of any tax or assessment or the sale of any property by the district to satisfy or pay any delinquent tax or assessment. See Arizona Laws 48-1061
  • revenues: means all income and profits received by a district from all sales of electrical power and energy to its customers, all investment income received on that income and profits and on revenue bond proceeds but does not include any income or monies derived from taxes or assessments authorized by this chapter or the proceeds or investment income of any bonds issued as prescribed by article 4 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-1811
  • Right-of-way: means any public right-of-way and includes any area required for public use pursuant to any general or specific plan. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Right-of-way: means any public or private right-of-way and includes any area required for public use pursuant to any general or specific plan as provided for in article 6 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • road enhancement improvement district: means a county improvement district that is formed for the purpose of enhancing one or more roads or highways and providing for ongoing maintenance of the enhancements or a district that is converted pursuant to section 48-1098. See Arizona Laws 48-1091
  • road improvement and maintenance district: means a county improvement district that is formed for the purpose of improving one or more roads to less than the county standard and providing for ongoing maintenance of the improved road or a district that is converted pursuant to section 48-1088. See Arizona Laws 48-1081
  • Rural road: means a county highway that is included in the county regional transportation plan and that connects two state highways one of which leads to a hazardous waste facility contracted for, owned or operated by the state, any of its agencies, instrumentalities or political subdivisions. See Arizona Laws 48-1031
  • Same general system of irrigation works: means any system of irrigation works of whatever character, combination or construction, by whatever means operated, and whether located within or without the boundaries of an agricultural improvement district or whether consisting of one or more connected or disconnected parts or portions and having one or more sources of supply or having one or more diversions or distribution systems. See Arizona Laws 48-2301
  • same general system of works: means any system of drainage works, of whatever character, combination or construction and by whatever means operated, consisting of one or more connected or disconnected parts or portions, and having one or more outlets or other means of disposing of the water collected or controlled by the works. See Arizona Laws 48-2601
  • Secondary obligor: means an obligor to the extent that:

    (a) The obligor's obligation is secondary; or

    (b) The obligor has a right of recourse with respect to an obligation secured by collateral against the debtor, another obligor or property of either. See

  • secretary: means a member of the board or such other person as may be designated by the board to function as a clerk or secretary. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Secured party: means :

    (a) A person in whose favor a security interest is created or provided for under a security agreement, whether or not any obligation to be secured is outstanding;

    (b) A person that holds an agricultural lien;

    (c) A consignor;

    (d) A person to which accounts, chattel paper, payment intangibles or promissory notes have been sold;

    (e) A trustee, indenture trustee, agent, collateral agent or other representative in whose favor a security interest or agricultural lien is created or provided for; or

    (f) A person that holds a security interest arising under section 47-2401, 47-2505, 47-2711, 47-2A508, 47-4210 or 47-5118. See

  • Securities intermediary: means :

    (a) A clearing corporation; or

    (b) A person, including a bank or broker, that in the ordinary course of its business maintains securities accounts for others and is acting in that capacity. See Arizona Laws 47-8102

  • Security: except as otherwise provided in section 47-8103, means an obligation of an issuer or a share, participation or other interest in an issuer or in property or an enterprise of an issuer:

    (a) Which is represented by a security certificate in bearer or registered form, or the transfer of which may be registered upon books maintained for that purpose by or on behalf of the issuer;

    (b) Which is one of a class or series or by its terms is divisible into a class or series of shares, participations, interests or obligations; and

    (c) Which:

    (i) Is, or is of a type, dealt in or traded on securities exchanges or securities markets; or

    (ii) Is a medium for investment and by its terms expressly provides that it is a security governed by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 47-8102

  • Security agreement: means an agreement that creates or provides for a security interest. See
  • Security certificate: means a certificate representing a security. See Arizona Laws 47-8102
  • Security entitlement: means the rights and property interest of an entitlement holder with respect to a financial asset specified in article 5 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 47-8102
  • Sell: includes to offer for sale, to expose for sale or to have in possession for sale, exchange, barter or trade. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Sewers: includes tunnels, excavations, ditches, drains, conduits, channels, outlets, outfalls, cesspools, manholes, catch basins, flush tanks, septic tanks, connecting sewers of every character, machinery, apparatus, equipment and all appliances and structures necessary or incidental to the construction, installation or operation of a complete sewer system, for either sanitary or drainage purposes. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Sewers: means tunnels, excavations, ditches, drains, conduits, channels, outlets, outfalls, cesspools, manholes, catch basins, flush tanks, septic tanks, connecting sewers of every character, machinery, apparatus, equipment and all appliances and structures necessary or incidental to the construction, installation or operation of a complete sewer system for either sanitary or drainage purposes. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Sewers: includes wastewater treatment facilities, tunnels, excavations, ditches, drains, conduits, channels, outlets, outfalls, cesspools, manholes, catch basins, flush tanks, septic tanks, connecting sewers of every character, machinery, apparatus, equipment and all appliances and structures necessary or incidental to the construction, installation or operation of a complete sewer system for either sanitary or drainage purposes. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Shipper: means a person that enters into a contract of transportation with a carrier. See Arizona Laws 47-7102
  • Size: means classified as to weight. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Software: means a computer program and any supporting information provided in connection with a transaction relating to the program. See
  • Specific plan: means a detailed element of the general plan enacted under the provisions of this article or a prior statute. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • 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
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Street: includes avenues, alleys, highways, lanes, crossings, intersections, courts, places and grounds now open or dedicated or hereafter opened or dedicated to public use, and public ways. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Street: means streets, highways, freeways, expressways, avenues, boulevards, parkways, roads, lanes, walks, alleys, viaducts, subways, tunnels, bridges, public access easements and rights-of-way. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Street: means any existing or proposed street, avenue, boulevard, road, lane, parkway, place, bridge, viaduct or easement for public vehicular access or a street shown in a plat heretofore approved pursuant to law or a street in a plat duly filed and recorded in the county recorder's office. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Street: includes avenues, alleys, highways, lanes, crossings, intersections, courts, places and grounds opened or dedicated to public use and public ways. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Street superintendent: includes any officer or board who, by law, has charge of streets or the improvement thereof in a city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-501
  • Subdivider: means a person, firm, corporation, partnership, association, syndicate, trust or other legal entity that files application and initiates proceedings for the subdivision of land in accordance with the provisions of this article, any local applicable ordinance and other state statute, except that an individual serving as agent for such legal entity is not a subdivider. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivision: means any land or portion thereof subject to the provisions of this article as provided in Section 9-463. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivision regulations: means a municipal ordinance regulating the design and improvement of subdivisions enacted under the provisions of article 6. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • subscription: includes a mark, if a person cannot write, with the person's name written near it and witnessed by a person who writes the person's own name as witness. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • superintendent: means a county employee designated by the board of supervisors to perform the duties of street superintendent for all the districts organized under this article in any county. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Superintendent: means the person employed by the board of directors to perform the duties otherwise prescribed for a superintendent pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-1011
  • superintendent: includes any person who, under whatever official name, is charged with the care or supervision of the streets of the city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Superintendent: means the person employed by the board of directors to perform the duties otherwise prescribed for a superintendent pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-1081
  • Superintendent: means the person employed by the board of directors to perform the duties otherwise prescribed for a superintendent pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-1091
  • Supporting obligation: means a letter-of-credit right or secondary obligation that supports the payment or performance of an account, chattel paper, a document, a general intangible, an instrument or investment property. See
  • Tangible chattel paper: means chattel paper evidenced by a record or records consisting of information that is inscribed on a tangible medium. See
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Termination of service: means the cessation of employment of an employee by a district, but service shall not be deemed terminated by reason of any military absence, or any leave of absence or furlough granted by the district. See Arizona Laws 48-221
  • Termination statement: means an amendment of a financing statement that:

    (a) Identifies, by its file number, the initial financing statement to which it relates; and

    (b) Indicates either that it is a termination statement or that the identified financing statement is no longer effective. See

  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Time of delinquency: means the time when assessments become delinquent. See Arizona Laws 48-1201
  • 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.
  • Total water costs: means one-third of the total sums of the following items for the latest three calendar years:

    (a) The operating and maintenance expense attributable to watershed maintenance and protection, water production and development, storage, transmission, distribution or conservation, including administrative and general and related costs, but excluding depreciation. See Arizona Laws 48-241

  • 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.
  • Transmitting utility: means a person primarily engaged in the business of:

    (a) Operating a railroad, subway, street railway or trolley bus;

    (b) Transmitting communications electrically, electromagnetically or by light;

    (c) Transmitting goods by pipeline or sewer; or

    (d) Transmitting or producing and transmitting electricity, steam, gas or water. See

  • Treasurer: includes any person who, under whatever official name, is the custodian of the funds of the city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Treasurer: means a person who, under any official title, is the custodian of the monies of the sanitary district. See Arizona Laws 48-2041
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the county in which the district is located. See Arizona Laws 48-2831
  • Treasurer: includes any person or official who performs the duties of treasurer of the municipality or county or any person appointed by the district board as the district treasurer pursuant to section 48-711. See Arizona Laws 48-701
  • 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.
  • Uncertificated security: means a security that is not represented by a certificate. See Arizona Laws 47-8102
  • Undertaking: means the purchase, construction, leasing or acquisition of any real or personal property, works or facilities which the district is authorized by law to purchase, construct, lease or otherwise acquire, or the improvement, reconstruction, extension or addition to any real or personal property, works or facilities owned or operated by the district, or any program of development involving real or personal property, works or facilities which the district is authorized by law to purchase, construct, lease or otherwise acquire or the improvement, reconstruction, extension or addition to such program. See Arizona Laws 48-2462
  • Undertaking: means the purchase, construction, leasing or acquisition of any real or personal property, works or facilities which the district is authorized by law to purchase, construct, lease or otherwise acquire, or the improvement, reconstruction, extension or addition to any real or personal property, works or facilities owned or operated by the district, but does not include the purchase or acquisition by the exercise of the right of eminent domain or condemnation of any existing works or facilities, nor the purchase, construction, leasing or acquisition of, or the extension or addition of, works or facilities designed to serve areas or territories outside the boundaries of the federal reclamation project in which the district is located, or areas or territories already being served or which within twelve months past have been served by existing works or facilities belonging to others. See Arizona Laws 48-141
  • 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
  • Unincorporated area: means any portion of a county not within the limits of an incorporated city or town, so situated that any of the improvements provided for in this article might reasonably or properly be made or constructed for the benefit of the inhabitants of the area under existing special assessment statutes if the area were situated within an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Warehouse: means a person engaged in the business of storing goods for hire. See Arizona Laws 47-7102
  • Wastewater systems: means sewers and other wastewater treatment facilities. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Waterworks: means works for the storage or development of water for domestic uses, including drinking water treatment facilities, wells, pumping machinery, power plants, pipelines and all equipment necessary for those purposes. See Arizona Laws 48-901
  • Waterworks: includes pipes, hydrants, reservoirs, wells, pumps, pumping plants, conduits, settling basins, filtering plants of every character, machinery, apparatus, equipment and all appliances and structures necessary or incidental to the construction, installation or operation of a complete municipal waterworks system, for fire protection, or for domestic irrigation, mechanical or power purposes, placed on the streets improved, though extended beyond. See Arizona Laws 48-571
  • Wilfully: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing issued in the name of the state or by a court or judicial officer. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Zoning administrator: means the official responsible for enforcement of the zoning ordinance. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • Zoning ordinance: means a municipal ordinance regulating the use of land or structures, or both, under the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Zoning ordinance: means a municipal ordinance regulating the use of the land or structures, or both, as provided in this article. See Arizona Laws 9-462