Article 1 General Provisions 35-101 – 35-103
Article 2 Budget Preparation 35-111 – 35-125
Article 2.1 Accounting for State Funds 35-131
Article 3 Control of Receipts and Expenditures 35-141 – 35-155
Article 4 Classification and Allotment of Funds 35-171 – 35-174
Article 5 Fiscal Procedures, Controls and Reports 35-181.01 – 35-197
Article 6 Recovery of State Monies Illegally Paid 35-211 – 35-215

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 35 > Chapter 1

  • 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.
  • Allotment: means the allocation of an appropriation or other fund source over a full fiscal year within a budget program or expenditure class. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Authorized agent: means a commercial enterprise that is contracted to process transactions on behalf of a state agency. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • Budget estimates: means statements with accompanying explanations, as provided by this chapter, in which a budget unit states its financial requirements and requests appropriations. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • Budget program: means functions and activities of a budget unit or within a budget unit that are preplanned to fulfill a distinct mission. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • Budget unit: means any department, commission, board, institution or other agency of this state receiving, expending or disbursing state monies or incurring obligations against this state. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • Cardholder: means any person:

    (a) Named on the face of a credit card to whom or for whose benefit the credit card is issued by an issuer. See Arizona Laws 35-101

  • Claim: means a demand against the state for payment for either:

    (a) Goods delivered or, in the case of highway construction, goods or facilities to be delivered by the federal government. See Arizona Laws 35-101

  • Commercial mobile radio service: means two-way voice commercial mobile radio service as defined by the federal communications commission in 47 United States Code section 157. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Convenience fee: means an additional fee that is imposed by an authorized agent on a web-based or voice response portal transaction for the acceptance of a credit card that would not be charged if the same transaction were completed by an alternate method of payment. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • 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.
  • Credit card: means :

    (a) Any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card, charge card, credit plate, courtesy card or identification card or by any other name, that is issued with or without a fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, goods, services or anything else of value, either on credit or in possession or in consideration of an undertaking or guaranty by the issuer of the payment of a check drawn by the cardholder, on a promise to pay in part or in full at a future time, whether or not all or any part of the indebtedness represented by this promise to make deferred payment is secured or unsecured. See Arizona Laws 35-101

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discount fee: means the fee that is calculated and charged by the credit card issuer or a financial institution pursuant to an agreement for the processing of any credit card transaction. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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
  • Encumbrance: means an obligation in the form of any purchase order, contract or other commitment that is chargeable to an appropriation or any other authorized fund source and for which a part of the fund source is reserved. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • Expenditure class: means one of the kinds of expenditure denoting a class of services or commodities purchased or properties acquired as specified in the classification of expenditures prescribed by the director of the department of administration for use in expenditure accounting, in making budget estimates and in the budget reports and budgets. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the board, commission or other body having charge of the financial affairs of a municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-521
  • Industrial gas pipeline: means any pipeline or system of pipelines and all necessary appurtenances to the pipeline or system used to transport inert, nontoxic, nonflammable gas for industrial purposes to industrial users who pay for the service but does not include any pipeline or system of pipelines that transports gas for power, light or fuel. See Arizona Laws 9-551
  • 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
  • Issuer: means any business organization, state agency or financial institution, or its duly authorized agent, that issues a credit card. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • 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.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means that ordinance or resolution which contains the right, authority or grant given by a licensing authority enabling the license holder to construct, operate and maintain an industrial gas pipeline. See Arizona Laws 9-551
  • Licensing authority: means the board of supervisors of a county or the governing body of an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-551
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-521
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Political subdivision: means a city, town or county, or a special district of a city, town or county. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Prepayment: means the payment of a claim before receiving the goods or services. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Processing fee: means a fee that is charged by an entity other than a credit card issuer or the processing financial institution to process a credit card transaction. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Purchase order: means a document that is signed by the appropriate agency authorized signatory, that requests a vendor to deliver described goods or services at a specific price and that on delivery and acceptance of the goods or services by this state becomes an obligation of this state. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Service fee or surcharge: means a fee, whether fixed or variable, that is in addition to the transaction amount, that is charged by a state agency when the state agency accepts a credit card for payment and that is necessary for the state agency to process the payment. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • 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.
  • substitute check: means a paper reproduction of an original warrant or check that is created from an electronic image of the original warrant or check and that meets all of the following:

    1. See Arizona Laws 35-101.01

  • Telecommunications: means the transmission, between or among points specified by the user, of information of the user's choosing, without change in the form or content of the information as sent and received. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Transaction amount: means the total amount due to the state for any goods, service or license or anything else of value. See Arizona Laws 35-101
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215