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

  • Accredited: means accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States department of education or by the council on postsecondary accreditation. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Consumer: means an individual who obtains a consumer lender loan for personal, family or household purposes. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Consumer lender: means a person that advertises to make or procure, solicits or holds itself out to make or procure, or makes or procures consumer lender loans to consumers in this state. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Consumer loan: means the direct closed end loan of money in an amount of ten thousand dollars or less that is subject to a finance charge. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Consumer revolving loan: means an open end revolving loan that is established pursuant to an agreement with an agreed on credit limit that does not exceed ten thousand dollars, that the consumer may pay in full at any time but has the privilege of paying in installments and that contemplates or provides that advances may be obtained from time to time by the consumer, through checks, drafts, items, credit access devices, orders for the payment of money, evidences of debt or similar means, whether or not negotiable. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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
  • Current year: means the fiscal year in which the community college district is operating. See Arizona Laws 15-1401
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • 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
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Finance charge: means the amount payable by a consumer incident to or as a condition of the extension of a consumer lender loan but does not include other fees allowed pursuant to section 6-635. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Fiscal year: means the year beginning July 1 and ending June 30. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Home equity revolving loan: means an open end revolving loan that is made pursuant to an agreement with an agreed on credit limit that is not more than ten thousand dollars, that is secured by the consumer's principal residence and that provides that advances may be obtained from time to time by the consumer through checks, drafts, items, credit access devices, orders for the payment of money, evidences of debt or similar means, whether or not negotiable. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • 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
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensee: means a person licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • 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.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • 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
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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
  • 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 deputy director of the financial institutions division of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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.