Sections
Article 1 General Provisions for and Establishment of Community College Districts 15-1401 – 15-1410
Article 2 State Board of Directors for Community Colleges 15-1427
Article 3 Community College District Boards 15-1441 – 15-1453
Article 4 Community College District Finance 15-1461 – 15-1473
Article 5 Issuance of Bonds for Revenue Producing Buildings 15-1481 – 15-1491

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 15 > Chapter 12

  • Acquire: includes purchase, erect, build, construct, reconstruct, repair, replace, extend, better, furnish, equip, develop, improve and embellish. See Arizona Laws 15-1481
  • Additional short-term classes: means those classes that are not in session on the forty-fifth day of the fall or spring semester, that commence at various times during the fiscal year and that are offered over a period of less than sixteen weeks. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means any business serving the public, which as part of its services accepts money for and on behalf of a licensee. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Assessed valuation: means the valuation derived by applying the applicable percentage as provided in title 42, chapter 15, article 1 to the full cash value or limited property value, whichever is applicable, of the property. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Base: means the revenue level per student count specified by the legislature. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Board: means the governing board of a community college district or its successors, but does not include community college tuition financing districts as prescribed in section 15-1409. See Arizona Laws 15-1481
  • Bonds: means any bonds issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 15-1481
  • Branch: means any banking office other than the principal banking office. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Branch office: means any office operated solely for the purpose of accepting money and performing other services for a licensee. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • Budget year: means the fiscal year for which the school district is budgeting and that immediately follows the current year. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Budget year: means the fiscal year for which the community college district is budgeting and that immediately follows the current year. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • Community college: means an educational institution that is operated by a district board and that provides a program not exceeding two years' training in the arts, sciences and humanities beyond the twelfth grade of the public or private high school course of study or vocational education, including terminal courses of a technical and vocational nature and basic adult education courses. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • Community college tuition financing district: means a district that is organized pursuant to section 15-1409. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Course: means organized subject matter in which instruction is offered within a given period of time and for which credit toward promotion, graduation or certification is usually given. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Course of study: means a list of required and optional subjects to be taught in the schools. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Current year: means the fiscal year in which a school district is operating. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Current year: means the fiscal year in which the community college district is operating. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • Debtor: means a person from whom monies are being accepted for disbursement to creditors. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • District: means a community college district that is established pursuant to sections 15-1402 and 15-1403 or section 15-1402. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • District board: means the community college district governing board. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • enrollment: means that a pupil is currently registered in the school district. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Federal agency: means the housing and home finance agency, the United States of America or any of its officers or agencies designated or created to make grants or loans of monies for public construction work. See Arizona Laws 15-1481
  • Fiscal year: means the year beginning July 1 and ending June 30. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Full-time equivalent student: means student enrollment for fifteen community college semester credit units per semester. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • Full-time student: means :

    (i) For common schools, a student who is at least six years of age before January 1 of a school year, who has not graduated from the highest grade taught in the school district and who is regularly enrolled in a course of study required by the state board of education. See Arizona Laws 15-901

  • 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.
  • Governing board: means a body organized for the government and management of the schools within a school district or a county school superintendent in the conduct of an accommodation school. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Institution: means any community college district that is organized in this state pursuant to section 15-1402 or 15-1402. See Arizona Laws 15-1481
  • 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.
  • Lease: means an agreement for conveyance and possession of real or personal property. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means a license issued under the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • Licensee: means a corporation, company, firm, partnership, association or society, as well as a natural person, licensed by the superintendent to engage in the business of a debt management company pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Operational expenses: means the administration, instruction, operation of community college plant, maintenance of community college plant, fixed charges and contingencies incurred in the operation of a district exclusive of all capital outlay items, special levies, auxiliary enterprise funds, restricted funds and bond service items. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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, partnership, corporation, association or public or private organization of any kind. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Primary property taxes: means all ad valorem taxes except for secondary property taxes. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Project: means one or more classrooms, student or faculty residence halls, dormitories, dining halls, student union buildings, field houses, stadia and other revenue producing buildings located at the institution, together with sites for the buildings, and includes equipment, furnishings, heating, lighting and other service facilities in connection with the buildings. See Arizona Laws 15-1481
  • Provisional community college district: means a community college district organized pursuant to section 15-1409. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Roll call vote : A vote in which each legislator votes "yea" or "nay" as his or her name is called by the Clerk, so that the names of legislators voting on each side are recorded.
  • School district: means a political subdivision of this state with geographic boundaries organized for the purpose of the administration, support and maintenance of the public schools or an accommodation school. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Secondary property taxes: means ad valorem taxes used to pay the principal of and the interest and redemption charges on any bonded indebtedness or other lawful long-term obligation issued or incurred for a specific purpose by a school district or a community college district and amounts levied pursuant to an election to exceed a budget, expenditure or tax limitation. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Student count: means average daily membership as prescribed in this subsection for the fiscal year before the current year, except that for the purpose of budget preparation student count means average daily membership as prescribed in this subsection for the current year. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Subject: means a division or field of organized knowledge, such as English or mathematics, or a selection from an organized body of knowledge for a course or teaching unit, such as the English novel or elementary algebra. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Title: includes this title, title 32, chapters 9 and 36 and title 44, chapter 2. See Arizona Laws 6-101