Article 1 General Provisions 26-301 – 26-320

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 26 > Chapter 2

  • 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.
  • Commercial nuclear generating station: means an electric power generating facility which is owned by a public service corporation, a municipal corporation or a consortium of public service corporations or municipal corporations and which produces electricity by means of a nuclear reactor. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Council: means the state emergency council. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Court: means the juvenile division of the superior court. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Director: means the director of the division. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Division: means the division of emergency management within the department of emergency and military affairs. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Emergency functions: includes warning and communications services, relocation of persons from stricken areas, radiological defense, temporary restoration of utilities, plant protection, transportation, welfare, public works and engineering, search or rescue, health and medical services, law enforcement, fire fighting, mass care, resource support, urban search or rescue, hazardous materials, food and energy information and planning and other activities necessary or incidental thereto. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Emergency management: means the preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities necessary to respond to and recover from disasters, emergencies or contingencies. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Emergency worker: means any person who is registered, whether temporary or permanent, paid or volunteer, with a local or state emergency management organization and certified by the local or state emergency management organization for the purpose of engaging in authorized emergency management activities or performing emergency functions, or who is an officer, agent or employee of this state or a political subdivision of this state and who is called on to perform or support emergency management activities or perform emergency functions. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Family counseling programs: means those public and private programs established pursuant to rules and guidelines promulgated and administered by the presiding judge of the juvenile division of the superior court in each participating county and approved by the supreme court for the purpose of strengthening family relationships and prevention of juvenile delinquency. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Hazardous materials: means :

    (a) Any hazardous material designated pursuant to the hazardous materials transportation act of 1974 (P. See Arizona Laws 26-301

  • Local emergency: means the existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons or property within the territorial limits of a county, city or town, which conditions are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of such political subdivision as determined by its governing body and which require the combined efforts of other political subdivisions. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Matching funds: means state monies distributed by the supreme court to a participating county on a four-to-one ratio provided by the state and participating county respectively. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mitigation: means measures taken to reduce the need to respond to a disaster and to reduce the cost of disaster response and recovery. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Preparedness: means actions taken to develop the response capabilities needed for an emergency. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • 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.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Recovery: means short-term activities necessary to return vital systems and facilities to minimum operating standards and long-term activities required to return life to normal or improved levels. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Response: means activities that are designed to provide emergency assistance, limit the primary effects, reduce the probability of secondary damage and speed recovery operations. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • State of emergency: means the duly proclaimed existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons or property within the state caused by air pollution, fire, flood or floodwater, storm, epidemic, riot, earthquake or other causes, except those resulting in a state of war emergency, which are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of any single county, city or town, and which require the combined efforts of the state and the political subdivision. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • State of war emergency: means the condition which exists immediately whenever this nation is attacked or upon receipt by this state of a warning from the federal government indicating that such an attack is imminent. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215