Sections
Article 1 County Charges, Specific Funds and Warrants for Current Expenses 11-601 – 11-606
Article 2 Claims and Warrants 11-621 – 11-645
Article 2.1 Lease-Purchase Agreements 11-651 – 11-653
Article 3 Auditing Provisions 11-661 – 11-665
Article 4 Financial Assistance from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona 11-671
Article 5 County Judgment Bonds 11-681 – 11-681.12

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 11 > Chapter 4 - Fiscal Provisions

  • Active management area: means an active management area established under title 45, chapter 2, article 2. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Active management area: means an active management area established under title 45, chapter 2. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Active management area: means an active management area established under title 45, chapter 2, article 2. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Actual surface water supply: means for any year the total amount of surface water, other than central Arizona project water, that is delivered to the district member for non-irrigation use during the year by irrigation districts and water users' associations. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjusted groundwater: means the number computed by subtracting the excluded groundwater withdrawn in the district by a district member from all groundwater withdrawn in the district by the district member for non-irrigation use. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Administrative costs: means the compensation and employment related expenses of the officers and administrative employees of the district, the compensation and reimbursements of members of the board of directors, operation and maintenance expenses and acquisition costs of property, equipment and other materials that the district acquires for administrative purposes. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • 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.
  • Any public transportation purpose: includes any one or more of the following purposes:

    (a) The payment of public transportation obligations. See Arizona Laws 48-5161

  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Area of jurisdiction: means the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county, including public lands, excluding those incorporated areas of cities or towns which have elected to assume floodplain management powers and duties pursuant to section 48-3610. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • Assessment: means a tax assessment made under this chapter for the purpose of financing the maintenance and operating costs of the district. See Arizona Laws 48-6001
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Authority: means a regional public transportation authority organized under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Authority: means a regional transportation authority organized under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • base flood: means a flood that has a one per cent chance of being equalled or exceeded in a one year period, based on the criteria established by the director of water resources. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the board of directors of a multi-county water conservation district. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Board: means the county board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 11-681
  • Board: means the board of directors of any district established under section 48-4202, subsection A, B or C. See Arizona Laws 48-4201
  • Board: means the board of directors of a groundwater replenishment district. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Board: means the board of directors of a flood control district organized under this article. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • Board: means either the initial board of directors or the permanent board of directors of a district. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Board: means the board of directors of a regional public transportation authority. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Board: means the district board of directors. See Arizona Laws 48-5701
  • Board: means the board of directors of a regional transportation authority established pursuant to section 48-5303. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • Board: means the board of directors of a public health services district. See Arizona Laws 48-5801
  • Board: means the board of directors of a multijurisdictional water facilities district formed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-5901
  • Board: means the board of directors of a district. See Arizona Laws 48-6201
  • Bond: means any obligation authorized and issued pursuant to this chapter, including bonds, lease-purchase and installment purchase agreements, certificates of participation in a lease-purchase or installment purchase agreement and obligations that are authorized and issued to refund or refinance obligations that are authorized and issued pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-4201
  • Bond related expenses: means any expenses incurred by the county to issue and administer bonds issued under this article, including underwriting fees and costs, trustee fees, financial consultant fees, printing and advertising costs, paying agent fees, transfer agent fees, legal, accounting, feasibility consultant and other professional fees and expenses, 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 telecommunications expenses and all other expenses considered necessary by the county board of supervisors in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 11-681
  • 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, paying agent 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 in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 48-4541
  • Bond related expenses: means expenses incurred by the authority to issue and administer its bonds, including underwriting fees and costs, trustee fees, financial consultant fees, printing and advertising costs, paying agent 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 in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 48-5161
  • Bonds: means the bonds issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 11-681
  • Bonds: means revenue bonds and includes notes if applicable. See Arizona Laws 48-3212
  • Bonds: means bonds of the district issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-4541
  • Bonds: means bonds of the authority issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-5161
  • Capacity costs: means the cost of acquiring, constructing or leasing replenishment facilities, including any necessary land, any facilities that are necessary to treat water and facilities that are required to transport water to a treatment facility or replenishment area that is operated, owned or leased by a district, including interest on any amount that was borrowed to acquire, lease or construct the facilities. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Carton: means an egg carton as used in commercial practice in the United States. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Case: means a standard thirty-dozen egg case as used in commercial practice in the United States. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • CERCLA: means the comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability act of 1980, as amended (P. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Chairman: means the person elected to preside over meetings of the board of directors. See Arizona Laws 48-5701
  • Chairman of the board: means the person designated to preside over meetings of the board of directors of the district. See Arizona Laws 48-6001
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • 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.
  • Container: means any box, one-half case, basket, flat or other receptacle, excluding a carton and a case. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • County: means a county with a population of less than one million two hundred thousand persons in which a regional transportation authority is established pursuant to section 48-5302. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • County judgment purpose: includes the following purposes:

    (a) The payment of obligations of the county resulting from a final court judgment against the county, court costs and attorney fees, including outside legal counsel retained by the county, but not costs incurred by the county attorney in connection with the judgment. See Arizona Laws 11-681

  • Credits: means any groundwater in addition to the amount of groundwater that may be used at a member land or delivered within a member service area for use within the member service area pursuant to the applicable assured water supply rules adopted by the department of water resources. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Credits: means any groundwater in addition to the amount of groundwater that may be used at a water district member land or delivered within a water district member service area for use within the water district member service area pursuant to the applicable assured water supply rules adopted by the department of water resources. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • 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
  • Declaration: means an instrument recorded against real property and conforming to the requirements prescribed by section 48-3774, subsection A, paragraph 5. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Declaration: means an instrument recorded against real property and conforming to the requirements stated in section 48-4975, subsection A, paragraph 4. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Development: means any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations or storage of equipment or materials. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of water resources. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District: means a multi-county water conservation district organized under the authority of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • District: means any county stadium district established pursuant to section 48-4202, subsection A, B or C. See Arizona Laws 48-4201
  • District: means a groundwater replenishment district established under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • District: means a flood control district organized pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • District: means an active management area water district established under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • District: means a district organized pursuant to article 1 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-3641
  • District: means an agriculture preservation district established pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-5701
  • District: means a public health services district formed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-5801
  • District: means a multijurisdictional water facilities district formed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-5901
  • District: means a recreational corridor channelization district established pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-6001
  • District: means a theme park district established pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-6201
  • District water: means water that a district acquires in a calendar year and that exceeds the amount that is necessary to fulfill its contracts for replenishment pursuant to section 48-4470, demand services pursuant to section 48-4472 and replenishment pursuant to section 48-4501. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Drought year: means :

    (a) A year in which the district member's actual central Arizona project water supply is less than eighty per cent of the district member's normal central Arizona project water supply, if the district member's actual central Arizona project water supply is also less than the amount of central Arizona project water ordered by the district member from a multi-county water conservation district. See Arizona Laws 48-4401

  • 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 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
  • Emergency: means a situation that creates an immediate threat to the health or safety of a person or property caused by flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, explosion, fire or other catastrophe. See Arizona Laws 48-3641
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Excess groundwater: means an amount of groundwater equal to that amount of groundwater delivered to a member land in a calendar year or delivered within a member service area by the municipal provider for that member service area in a calendar year in excess of the amount of groundwater that may be used at the member land in that calendar year or that may be delivered by the municipal provider for use within the member service area in that calendar year and consistent with the applicable assured water supply rules adopted by the department of water resources for the active management area where the member land or the member service area is located. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Excess groundwater: means an amount of groundwater equal to that amount of groundwater delivered to a water district member land in a calendar year or delivered within a water district member service area by the municipal provider for that water district member service area in a calendar year in excess of the amount of groundwater that may be used at the water district member land in that calendar year or may be delivered by the municipal provider for use within the water district member service area in that calendar year consistent with the applicable assured water supply rules adopted by the department of water resources pursuant to section 45-576, subsection H for the active management area where the water district member land or the water district member service area is located. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Excess groundwater increment: means the amount by which excess groundwater reported for a member service area under section 48-3775, subsection B in any year exceeds the maximum amount of excess groundwater reported for that member service area in any prior year. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Excluded groundwater: means the amount of groundwater that is withdrawn in the district by a district member and that is excluded from the replenishment tax pursuant to section 48-4502, paragraph 1, subdivisions (b) through (e). See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiscal agent: means a bank or trust company authorized to do business in this state or the county treasurer as designated by the board. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Fiscal agent: means a bank or trust company authorized to do business in this state or the county treasurer as designated by the board. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • Floodplain: means any areas in a watercourse which have been or may be covered partially or wholly by floodwater from the one hundred-year flood. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • Floodplain regulations: means the codes, ordinances and other regulations adopted pursuant to this article relating to the use of land and construction within the floodway and floodplain areas. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • floodwaters: means a temporary rise in water level including groundwater or overflow of water onto lands not normally covered by water. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • Floodway: means the area of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas necessary in order to discharge the one hundred-year flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one foot. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grade: means classified as to quality and applies to a dozen, case, lot or load of eggs. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • 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: 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
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Groundwater replenishment obligation: means , for each active management area in which member lands or member service areas are or may be located, the total of the cumulative parcel replenishment obligation of all parcels of member land in that active management area for a particular calendar year plus the cumulative service area replenishment obligation of all member service areas in that active management area for a particular calendar year. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • 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.
  • Historic annual net natural recharge: means the average annual net natural recharge of the groundwater basin beneath a groundwater replenishment district during a thirty year period, as established by the director in the most recent management plan for the active management area in which the district is located pursuant to title 45, chapter 2, article 9, or a proportionate share established by the director, if the groundwater basin is partially located beneath a district. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Historic annual per acre surface water deliveries: means , for any year, the total amount of surface water, other than central Arizona project water, delivered by an irrigation district or water users' association during the thirty year period ending with the preceding calendar year for use on surface water right acres that are currently in a district divided by the product obtained by multiplying the number of such surface water right acres times thirty, as established by the district. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Initial board: means the initial board of directors of a district organized under section 48-4803 for the purpose of establishing and managing the district preliminary to its permanent establishment under article 2 of this chapter or its dissolution under section 48-4806, subsection B, paragraph 2. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inspector: means an egg inspector who is appointed or assigned pursuant to section 3-709. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • 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
  • Irrigation district: means a political subdivision, however designated, established pursuant to chapter 17 or 19 of this title. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: includes the whole or part of any district permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law. See Arizona Laws 48-3641
  • Licensing: includes the district process respecting the grant, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, annulment, withdrawal or amendment of a license. See Arizona Laws 48-3641
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Medical clinic: means a facility that provides for physical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients and that does not keep patients overnight as bed patients or treat patients under general anesthesia. See Arizona Laws 48-5501
  • Medically underserved: means populations that exhibit one or more of the following indicators:

    (a) Limitations on the availability of primary care providers, prenatal care or other health care services. See Arizona Laws 48-5501

  • member: means a municipality that contains a service area and petitions for the formation of the district or petitions for the expansion of the district pursuant to this title. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Member land: means any real property that meets the requirements of section 48-3774. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Member service area: means the service area of a municipal provider that qualifies as a member service area under section 48-3780, including any additions to or extensions of the service area. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Multi-county water conservation district: means a district composed of three or more counties that have joined together for the creation of a district. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Multi-county water conservation district: means a political subdivision established pursuant to chapter 22 of this title. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Multipurpose facility: means any facility or facilities that include:

    (a) A primary component that is located in the district on the multipurpose facility site and on lands that are adjacent to each other or separated by public rights-of-way, that the district owns or leases and that is used to accommodate sporting, entertainment, cultural, civic, meeting, trade show or convention events or activities, fire, police or other public safety facilities and tourism offices. See Arizona Laws 48-4201

  • Multipurpose facility site: means the geographic area within the district which is depicted in the publicity pamphlet for an election held pursuant to section 48-4237. See Arizona Laws 48-4201
  • Municipal provider: means a city, town or private water company or an irrigation district that supplies water for non-irrigation use. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Municipal provider: means a city, town or private water company. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Municipal water provider: means a city, town, domestic water improvement district, private water company or irrigation district that supplies water for nonirrigation use. See Arizona Laws 48-5901
  • Municipality: means a city or town that is incorporated or chartered under the constitution and laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 48-4201
  • Municipality: means a city or town incorporated or chartered under the constitution and laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • Net natural recharge: means the amount of water added to a groundwater basin during a definite period of time through natural underground inflow, natural infiltration through mountain fronts and natural infiltration through streambeds or other natural channels, except for water released into streambeds or other natural channels as effluent, less the amount of water that left the groundwater basin during the same period of time through natural outflow. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Non-irrigation use: means any use of water, other than on two or more acres of land to produce plants or parts of plants for sale or human consumption or for use as feed for livestock, range livestock or poultry, as those terms are defined in section 3-1201. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Normal surface water supply: means for any year an amount of surface water that is measured by multiplying any surface water right acres for which the district member received surface water, other than central Arizona project water, for non-irrigation use during the year from an irrigation district or water users' association times the historic annual per acre surface water deliveries of the irrigation district or water users' association. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Operating unit: means a county, city, town, water company or political subdivision, this state, the United States, an Indian tribe or any other public or private entity with which a district has a contractual relationship for the acquisition, delivery, exchange, treatment, storage or recharge of water. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • 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 whose name legal title appears by recorded deed, or the person in possession under claim of title, as the person exercising acts of ownership or as the personal representative of the owner. See Arizona Laws 48-5701
  • 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 48-6001
  • owner: means the person who appears upon the records of the office of the county recorder as the holder of legal title in fee simple to land within the district. See Arizona Laws 48-3401
  • Parcel of member land: means any portion of member land for which the tax assessor for the county in which the member land is located has issued a separate county parcel number. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Parcel of water district member land: means any portion of water district member land for which the county assessor for the county in which the water district member land is located has issued a separate tax parcel number. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Parcel replenishment obligation: means , with respect to any particular parcel of member land, an amount of groundwater that is equal to the amount of groundwater delivered to the parcel of member land in a calendar year multiplied by the percentage that the excess groundwater of the applicable member land for that year bears to the total amount of groundwater delivered to the applicable member land during that year. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Peace officers: means sheriffs of counties, constables, marshals, policemen of cities and towns, commissioned personnel of the department of public safety, personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a multicounty water conservation district and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by community college district governing boards and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the Arizona board of regents and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a private postsecondary institution pursuant to section 15-1897 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board and special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney, and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Permanent board: means the permanent board of directors of a district organized under section 48-4831. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Person: means an individual, public or private corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, society, estate or trust, any other public organization or enterprise, the United States, any state, territory or country or a governmental entity, political subdivision or municipal corporation organized under or subject to the constitution and laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means an individual or the individual's agent, a firm, partnership, association or corporation, or an agent of the aforementioned groups, or this state or its agencies or political subdivisions. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or unit of a governmental subdivision or a public or private organization of any character. See Arizona Laws 48-3641
  • Person: includes an individual, household, firm, corporation, company or association. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • 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.
  • physician: means a person licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 48-5501
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Population: means the population determined in the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Population: means the population determined in the most recent United States decennial census or the most recent special census as provided in section 28-6532. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Population: means the population determined in the most recent United States decennial census or the most recent special census as provided in section 28-6532. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • 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.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Private water company: means a public service corporation as defined in article XV, Constitution of Arizona, that provides water or wastewater services or both. See Arizona Laws 48-5901
  • Project: means a facility necessary or convenient to obtain, divert, withdraw, transport, exchange, deliver, treat or store water, including rights-of-way, real and personal property, interests in property and improvements to property that are necessary or appropriate to maintain and operate the facilities. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Projected one hundred year replenishment obligation: means for each active management area, the district's total projected annual groundwater replenishment obligation at active management area build-out, multiplied by one hundred. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Public agency: includes this state and any county, city, town, district or other public agency or entity established under the laws of this state or the federal government. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • 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 transportation: means local transportation of passengers by means of a public conveyance. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Public transportation: means local transportation of passengers by means of a public conveyance, including para-transit. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • Qualified electors: means persons who are qualified to vote pursuant to title 16. See Arizona Laws 48-5501
  • 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.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Regulatory flood elevation: means the elevation which is one foot above the base flood elevation for a watercourse for which the base flood elevation has been determined and shall be as determined by the criteria developed by the director of water resources for all other watercourses. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • Replenish: means to increase the amount of groundwater in an aquifer through water storage pursuant to title 45, chapter 3. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Replenish: means to increase the amount of groundwater in a district either incidentally or through water storage undertaken pursuant to title 45, chapter 3. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Replenish: means to increase the amount of groundwater in an aquifer through water storage pursuant to title 45, chapter 3. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Replenishment tax: means the taxes imposed by sections 48-4470, 48-4472 and 48-4501 on district members for the privilege of withdrawing groundwater. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Request for corrections: means seeking a technical or clarifying correction from an applicant who has submitted an administratively complete application for a license. See Arizona Laws 48-3641
  • Reserve target: means the volume calculated for each active management area as prescribed by section 48-3772, subsection E. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Resolution: means a resolution adopted by the governing body of a city or town, by the board of directors of a private water company that is a corporation, by the general partners of a private water company that is a partnership or by the individual owners of a private water company that is individually owned. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Resolution: means a resolution, adopted by the governing body of a city or town, by the board of directors of a private water company that is a corporation, by the general partners of a private water company that is a partnership or by the individual owners of a private water company that is individually owned. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retailer: means a person that buys candled and graded eggs or egg products from a producer, licensed manufacturer, licensed producer-dealer or licensed dealer for resale to a consumer only, or that buys egg products to use in the preparation of other consumer foods for resale. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the interior of the United States of America. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • Service area replenishment obligation: means , with respect to any particular member service area, the excess groundwater of that member service area in a particular calendar year reduced by the replenishment credits, if any, applied by the municipal provider with respect to the member service area under section 48-3772, subsection H. See Arizona Laws 48-3701
  • 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.
  • Site host: means a city, county or Indian tribe, nation, community or band. See Arizona Laws 48-6201
  • Size: means classified as to weight. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Special payments: means any payments made pursuant to section 36-2903. See Arizona Laws 48-5501
  • Stadium: means a sports facility or facilities located in the district and designed to accommodate, but not be limited to, major league baseball events or intercollegiate athletic events. See Arizona Laws 48-4201
  • Substantive policy statement: means a written expression that is only advisory and that informs the general public of a district's current approach to, or opinion of, the requirements of the ordinances or regulations, including, if appropriate, the district's current practice, procedure or method of action based on that approach or opinion. See Arizona Laws 48-3641
  • Supervisor: means the supervisor of egg inspection or the supervisor's authorized representative. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Theme park: means any combination of recreational, entertainment, amusement and cultural venues and parking facilities with a central access designed and built around a particular time, place, story or subject, including consistent presentation of architecture, costuming, merchandise, food, games, rides and attractions. See Arizona Laws 48-6201
  • 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 used: means all water that a district member uses or delivers to its customers for non-irrigation use. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unavailable surface water: means an amount of water computed by subtracting a district member's actual surface water supply in a drought year from eighty per cent of the district member's normal surface water supply for that year. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Undertaking: means for the purpose of this article 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, but does not include the acquisition by the exercise of the right of eminent domain or condemnation of any existing electrical works or electrical facilities. See Arizona Laws 48-3212
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Water acquisition costs: means the cost of acquiring water for use by the district in fulfilling its replenishment obligations pursuant to sections 48-4470, 48-4472 and 48-4501, including costs of purchase or lease of water, energy costs for transporting water, operation costs, maintenance costs, withdrawal or severance taxes paid in connection with the water, capital costs for headworks, well or transmission facilities constructed at a water source and interest on monies that are borrowed to acquire water. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Water company: means either a private water company as defined in section 45-402 or an irrigation district that primarily serves municipal water. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Water district groundwater replenishment obligation: means , for the active management area in which water district member lands or water district member service areas are or may be located, the total of the cumulative water district parcel replenishment obligation of all parcels of water district member land in that active management area for a particular calendar year plus the cumulative water district service area replenishment obligation of all water district member service areas in that active management area for a particular calendar year. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Water district member land: means any real property that meets the requirements of section 48-4975. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Water district member service area: means the service area of a municipal provider that is located in the active management area in which the district is located and that qualifies as a water district member service area under section 48-4981, including any additions to or extensions of the service area. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Water district parcel replenishment obligation: means , with respect to any particular parcel of water district member land, an amount of groundwater equal to the amount of groundwater delivered to the parcel of water district member land in a calendar year, multiplied by the percentage that the excess groundwater of the applicable water district member land for that year bears to the total amount of groundwater delivered to the applicable water district member land during that year. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Water district service area replenishment obligation: means , with respect to any particular water district member service area, the excess groundwater of that water district member service area in a particular calendar year reduced by the replenishment credits, if any, applied by the municipal provider with respect to the water district member service area under section 48-4973, subsection I. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Watercourse: means a lake, river, creek, stream, wash, arroyo, channel or other topographic feature on or over which waters flow at least periodically. See Arizona Laws 48-3601
  • Watercourse master plan: means a hydraulic plan for a watercourse that is prepared by a county flood control district, that examines the cumulative impacts of existing development and future encroachment in the floodplain and future development in the watershed on potential flood damages and that establishes technical criteria for subsequent development so as to minimize potential flood damages for all flood events up to and including the one hundred-year flood. See Arizona Laws 48-6001
  • 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
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.