Sections
Article 1 Animal Services Division 3-1201 – 3-1214
Article 2 Arizona Beef Council 3-1231 – 3-1239
Article 3 Brands and Marks 3-1261 – 3-1269
Article 4 Dominion Over Animals 3-1291 – 3-1312
Article 5 Livestock Inspection 3-1331 – 3-1350
Article 6 Seizure of Livestock 3-1371 – 3-1379
Article 7 Seizure and Sale of Stray Animals 3-1401 – 3-1404
Article 8 No-Fence Districts 3-1421 – 3-1429
Article 9 Beef Cattle Feed Lots 3-1451 – 3-1457
Article 10 Ratite Production 3-1481
Article 11 Horses 3-1491 – 3-1492

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 3 > Chapter 11

  • Actual malice: means that state of mind arising from personal spite, hatred, or ill will toward the plaintiff, but such a state of mind occasioned by a good faith belief on the part of the defendant in the truth of the libelous publication or broadcast at the time it is published or broadcast shall not constitute actual malice. See Arizona Laws 12-653.01
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Advance payment: means any money or other thing of value voluntarily paid or provided before trial, as compensation or reimbursement for damages, to or for the benefit of any person having or asserting a claim for damages for personal injuries or for wrongful death or for damage or destruction of property against the person by whom or on whose behalf such payment is made. See Arizona Laws 12-2301
  • Adverse possession: means an actual and visible appropriation of the land, commenced and continued under a claim of right inconsistent with and hostile to the claim of another. See Arizona Laws 12-521
  • 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 every agency, board, commission, department or officer authorized by law to exercise rule-making powers or to adjudicate contested cases, whether created by constitutional provision or legislative enactment. See Arizona Laws 12-901
  • Agricultural pilot program: means the industrial hemp program that is designed to research the growth, cultivation and marketing of industrial hemp, hemp seeds and hemp products as authorized by this article and rules and orders adopted by the director pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Annuity issuer: means an insurer that has issued a contract that is used to fund periodic payments under a structured settlement. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Aquaculture: means the controlled propagation, growth and harvest of aquatic animals or plants, including fish, amphibians, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, algae and vascular plants. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Association: means either of the following:

    (a) The unit owners' association organized under section 33-1241. See Arizona Laws 12-1361

  • Audit report: means an audit report, prepared by an organization, as prescribed by section 12-2322. See Arizona Laws 12-2321
  • Authorized corporation: means a corporation or association engaged or about to engage in a public works project, as defined in this article, for a public use, but the construction of the public works project and its conduct thereafter by the corporation or association is subject to regulation or supervision by a federal agency, as defined in this article, or a state public body, as defined in this article, whether by virtue of an agreement, provision of law or otherwise. See Arizona Laws 12-1141
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beef: includes veal. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Beef cattle: means cattle or calves grown primarily for meat production. See Arizona Laws 3-1451
  • Beef products: includes veal products. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Bodily injury: means bodily harm, sickness, disease or emotional or mental distress, including death resulting from any of these conditions at any time, sustained by a person. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Building: means and includes so much of any building or structure of any kind as is or may be entered through the same outside entrance. See Arizona Laws 12-801
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or hires a motor vehicle under a retail installment contract. See Arizona Laws 12-631
  • Claim: means a legal cause of action except for actions relating to health care under sections 12-561 through 12-563 of this title or under title 46, chapter 4 or an affirmative defense to which all of the following apply:

    (a) The claim is asserted against a licensed professional in a complaint, answer, cross-claim, counterclaim or third party complaint. See Arizona Laws 12-2601

  • Claimant: means a person suffering bodily injury, a person claiming on behalf of or as a result of bodily injury to another person, the representative of the estate of a deceased person or a beneficiary of a wrongful death action. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • 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.
  • Community documents: means the declaration, bylaws, articles of incorporation, if any, and rules, if any. See Arizona Laws 12-1361
  • Construction defect: means a material deficiency in the design, construction, manufacture, repair, alteration, remodeling or landscaping of a dwelling that is the result of one of the following:

    (a) A violation of construction codes applicable to the construction of the dwelling. See Arizona Laws 12-1361

  • Construction professional: means an architect, contractor, subcontractor, developer, builder, builder vendor, supplier, engineer or inspector performing or furnishing the design, supervision, inspection, construction or observation of the construction of any improvement to real property. See Arizona Laws 12-1361
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contractor: means an agency or service that duplicates medical records on behalf of health care providers. See Arizona Laws 12-2291
  • Costs of health care: means medical, custodial, rehabilitative and related expenses. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Council: means the Arizona beef council. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Court: means the court in which jurisdiction over proceedings under this article is vested by the provisions of section 12-1142. See Arizona Laws 12-1141
  • court: as used in this article , means the superior courts of the state of Arizona, and venue of the appropriate superior court shall be determined as in any other civil action. See Arizona Laws 12-1516
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Crop: means any industrial hemp that is grown under a single industrial hemp license issued by the department. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Debt scheduling: means counseling and assistance provided to persons by a qualified debt counseling organization if:

    (a) The counseling and assistance are manifested by a written agreement. See Arizona Laws 12-1598

  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • decision: means any decision, order or determination of an administrative agency that is rendered in a case, that affects the legal rights, duties or privileges of persons and that terminates the proceeding before the administrative agency. See Arizona Laws 12-901
  • Defendant: means any party defending against a claim asserted against him by another party to an action. See Arizona Laws 12-2301
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Deliver: means any of the following:

    (a) To hand deliver. See Arizona Laws 12-1570

  • Deliver: means any of the following:

    (a) To hand deliver. See Arizona Laws 12-1598

  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 12-2291
  • Dependents: includes a payee's spouse and minor children and all other family members and other persons for whom the payee is legally obligated to provide support, including alimony. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Direct loan agreement: means an agreement between a lender and a purchaser by which the lender has advanced monies pursuant to a loan secured by a motor vehicle which the purchaser has purchased. See Arizona Laws 12-631
  • Discounted present value: means the present value of future payments, as determined by discounting the payments to the present using the most recently published applicable federal rate for determining the present value of an annuity, as issued by the United States internal revenue service. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Disposable earnings: means that amount remaining from the gross earnings for a pay period after the deductions required by state and federal law. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Dispose: means the transfer of property by its return to the owner, sale, conversion or destruction or by any other means of disposal. See Arizona Laws 12-940
  • Distributor: means any person who offers for sale, sells, barters, solicits business or otherwise supplies fertilizer materials. See Arizona Laws 3-262
  • Division: means the animal services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Dwelling: means a single or multifamily unit designed for residential use and common areas and improvements that are owned or maintained by an association or by members of an association. See Arizona Laws 12-1361
  • Dwelling action: means any action involving a construction defect brought by a purchaser against the seller of a dwelling arising out of or related to the design, construction, condition or sale of the dwelling. See Arizona Laws 12-1361
  • Earnings: means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether these payments are called wages, salary, commission, bonus or otherwise. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Economic loss: means pecuniary harm for which damages are recoverable. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Effective agreement: means an agreement under which no act of termination has occurred. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Employee: includes an officer, director, employee or servant, whether or not compensated or part time, who is authorized to perform any act or service, except that employee does not include an independent contractor. See Arizona Laws 12-820
  • Equine: means horses, mules, burros and asses. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: means property that is held for possible presentation in a judicial or administrative proceeding to establish the truth or falsity of an alleged matter of fact. See Arizona Laws 12-940
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Exemplary damages: means damages which may, in the discretion of the court or jury, be recovered in addition to general and special damages for the sake of example and by way of punishing a defendant who has made the publication or broadcast with actual malice. See Arizona Laws 12-653.01
  • Exempt earnings: means those earnings or that portion of earnings which pursuant to state or federal law is not subject to judicial process including garnishment. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Exercise of the right of petition: means any written or oral statement that falls within the constitutional protection of free speech and that is made as part of an initiative, referendum or recall effort or that is all of the following:

    (a) Made before or submitted to a legislative or executive body or any other governmental proceeding. See Arizona Laws 12-751

  • Expert: means a person who is qualified by knowledge, skill, experience, training or education to express an opinion regarding a licensed professional's standard of care or liability for the claim. See Arizona Laws 12-2601
  • Extraordinary emergency services: means :

    (a) The actual and related costs of additional police, fire fighting, public works, paramedic and medical personnel utilized other than those who are normally on duty; and

    (b) The actual costs of rented or leased equipment reasonably needed by the state or political subdivision in responding to the emergency; and

    (c) The actual or replacement costs of chemicals or disposable materials utilized in responding to the emergency; and

    (d) Costs incurred in the evacuation or reasonable temporary housing of persons displaced from their property by the emergency. See Arizona Laws 12-971

  • Fair market value: means the most likely price estimated in terms of money which the land would bring if exposed for sale in the open market, with reasonable time allowed in which to find a purchaser, buying with knowledge of all the uses and purposes to which it is adapted and for which it is capable. See Arizona Laws 12-1136
  • Federal agency: means the United States, the federal emergency administration of public works or any other agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States. See Arizona Laws 12-1141
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Feed lot: means either of the following:

    (a) A beef cattle feed lot, or feed yard, having more than five hundred head of beef cattle at one time during the licensed year. See Arizona Laws 3-1451

  • Fertilizer material: means any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used for promoting or stimulating the growth of plants, increasing the productiveness of plants, improving the quality of crops or producing any chemical or physical change in the soil. See Arizona Laws 3-262
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Food product: means any product that is grown, prepared, provided, served or sold and that is primarily intended for human consumption and nourishment. See Arizona Laws 12-681
  • 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
  • Foreign judgment: means any judgment, decree, or order of a court of the United States or of any other court which is entitled to full faith and credit in this state. See Arizona Laws 12-1701
  • Found property: means recovered, lost, surrendered, abandoned or otherwise received property that is turned over to a public agency where the owner may or may not be known and that is not classified as evidence. See Arizona Laws 12-940
  • Future damages: means economic loss and noneconomic loss arising from bodily injury which accrues after trial of a claim under this article. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Arizona Laws 12-1570
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Governmental entity: means a county, municipality, school district, chartered unit or subdivision, a governmental unit or other special district or similar entity or any association, authority, board, commission, division, office, officer, task force or other agency of this state. See Arizona Laws 12-981
  • Grantee: includes every person to whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Gross advance amount: means the sum payable to the payee or for the payee's account as consideration for a transfer of structured settlement payment rights before any reductions for transfer expenses or other deductions to be made from the consideration. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Grower: means an individual, partnership, company or corporation that propagates industrial hemp under this article and rules and orders adopted by the director pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Harvester: means an individual, partnership, company or corporation that is licensed by the department to harvest industrial hemp for a licensed grower. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Hazardous waste: means any material that is subject to the hazardous waste manifest of the department of health services or the United States environmental protection agency. See Arizona Laws 12-971
  • Health care decision maker: means an individual who is authorized to make health care treatment decisions for the patient, including a parent of a minor or an individual who is authorized pursuant to section 8-514. See Arizona Laws 12-2291
  • Health care decision maker: means a person who is authorized to make health care treatment decisions for the patient, including a parent of a minor and a person who is authorized to make these decisions pursuant to title 14, chapter 5, article 2 or 3 or section 8-514. See Arizona Laws 12-2801
  • Health care provider: means :

    (a) A person who is licensed pursuant to title 32 and who maintains medical records. See Arizona Laws 12-2291

  • Health care provider: means physicians licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17, physician assistants licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 25, registered nurse practitioners licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 15, health care institutions as defined in section 36-401 and clinical laboratories licensed pursuant to title 36, chapter 4. See Arizona Laws 12-2801
  • Health or safety law: means a federal, state or local statute, rule, regulation or ordinance, or a permit issued under a federal, state or local statute, rule, regulation or ordinance, that relates to occupational health, health or safety. See Arizona Laws 12-2321
  • Hemp products: means all products made from industrial hemp, including cloth, cordage, fiber, fuel, grain, paint, paper, construction materials, plastics and by-products derived from sterile hemp seed or hemp seed oil. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Hemp seed: means any viable cannabis sativa L. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Hospital: means a health care facility, whether organized for profit or not, which provides medical services, nursing services, health screening services, other health-related services or supervisory care services. See Arizona Laws 12-981
  • Immigration or naturalization matter: includes all matters implicating any law, action, filing or proceeding related to a person's immigration or citizenship status in the United States. See Arizona Laws 12-2701
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Independent professional advice: means the advice of an attorney, certified public accountant, actuary or other licensed professional adviser. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Industrial hemp: means the plant cannabis sativa L. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Industrial hemp site: means the location in which a grower, harvester, transporter or processor possesses a crop, a harvested crop or hemp seed. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Injury: means death, injury to a person, damage to or loss of property or any other injury that a person may suffer that would be actionable if inflicted by a private person. See Arizona Laws 12-820
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interested parties: means , with respect to any structured settlement, the payee, any beneficiary irrevocably designated under the annuity contract to receive payments following the payee's death, the annuity issuer, the structured settlement obligor and any other party that has continuing rights or obligations under the structured settlement. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Judgment creditor: means a person or entity that has a money judgment or an order for support of a person that is due and unpaid or an order pursuant to chapter 14 of this title allowing him to garnish monies, personal property or shares of stock before final judgment on the underlying action. See Arizona Laws 12-1570
  • Judgment creditor: means a party who has a money judgment or an order for support of a person that is due and unpaid. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Judgment debtor: means a person or entity against which a money judgment has been awarded or against which an order for support of a person is due and unpaid or against which an order pursuant to chapter 14 of this title has been entered. See Arizona Laws 12-1570
  • Judgment debtor: means a party against whom a money judgment or order for support of a person has been awarded. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • land: means all lands, including improvements and fixtures thereon, lands under water, all easements and hereditaments, corporeal or incorporeal, and every estate, interest and right, legal or equitable, in lands or water, and all rights, interests, privileges, easements, encumbrances and franchises relating thereto, including terms for years and liens of judgment, mortgage or otherwise. See Arizona Laws 12-1141
  • Land use law: means any statute, rule, ordinance, resolution or law enacted by this state or a political subdivision of this state that regulates the use or division of land or any interest in land or that regulates accepted farming or forestry practices. See Arizona Laws 12-1136
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease contract: means a contract for or in contemplation of the lease for the use of a motor vehicle, and the purchase of services incidental to the lease, by a natural person for a term exceeding four months primarily for personal, family, household, business or commercial purposes, whether or not it is agreed that the lessee bears the risk of the motor vehicle's depreciation. See Arizona Laws 12-631
  • Legal action: means any action, claim, cross-claim or counterclaim for damages that is based on the defendant's exercise of the right of petition. See Arizona Laws 12-751
  • Lessee: includes a bailee and means a natural person who leases, offers to lease or is offered the lease of a motor vehicle under a lease contract. See Arizona Laws 12-631
  • Lessor: includes a bailor and means a person who is engaged in the business of leasing, offering to lease or arranging the lease of a motor vehicle under a lease contract. See Arizona Laws 12-631
  • License: means the authorization that is granted by the department to propagate, harvest, transport or process industrial hemp in this state under this article and rules and orders adopted by the director pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Licensed health care provider: means both:

    (a) A person, corporation or institution licensed or certified by the state to provide health care, medical services, nursing services or other health-related services and includes the officers, employees and agents thereof working under the supervision of such person, corporation or institution in providing such health care, medical services, nursing services or other health-related services. See Arizona Laws 12-561

  • Licensed professional: means a person, corporation, professional corporation, partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership or other entity that is licensed by this state to practice a profession or occupation under title 20 or 32 or that is admitted to the state bar. See Arizona Laws 12-2601
  • Licensee: means a grower, harvester, transporter or processor with a valid license. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Livestock: means cattle, equine, sheep, goats and swine, except feral pigs. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Livestock officer: means an animal health and welfare officer, animal health and welfare inspector or investigator employed by the department. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Maintenance: means the establishment or continuation in existence of facilities, highways, roads, streets, bridges or rights-of-way by a public entity and does not mean or refer to ordinary repair or upkeep. See Arizona Laws 12-820
  • Manufacturer: means a person or entity that designs, assembles, fabricates, produces, constructs or otherwise prepares a product or component part of a product before its sale to a user or consumer, including a seller owned in whole or significant part by the manufacturer or a seller owning the manufacturer in whole or significant part. See Arizona Laws 12-681
  • Medical care and treatment: includes hospital, medical, psychological, surgical and dental care, ambulance services, prostheses, medical appliances and supplies, pharmaceutical supplies, occupational therapy and physical therapy. See Arizona Laws 12-961
  • Medical records: means all communications related to a patient's physical or mental health or condition that are recorded in any form or medium and that are maintained for purposes of patient diagnosis or treatment, including medical records that are prepared by a health care provider or by other providers. See Arizona Laws 12-2291
  • Monies: includes cash, credit and accounts, but does not include earnings as defined in section 12-1598, paragraph 4. See Arizona Laws 12-1570
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motion picture film: means any film or plate negative, film or plate positive, film or tape designed to be projected on a screen for exhibition, or films, glass slides or transparencies, either in negative or positive form, designed for exhibition by projection on a screen. See Arizona Laws 12-811
  • Motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle which is required to be registered under title 28, chapter 7. See Arizona Laws 12-631
  • Net advance amount: means the gross advance amount less the aggregate amount of the actual and estimated transfer expenses required to be disclosed under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • newspaper: means any publication which may be mailed at the second-class rates established by the United States post office. See Arizona Laws 12-653.01
  • Noneconomic loss: means nonpecuniary harm for which damages are recoverable but does not include punitive or exemplary damages. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Nonexempt earnings: means those earnings or that portion of earnings which is subject to judicial process including garnishment. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Nonprofit corporation: means a corporation that is exempt from taxation pursuant to section 501(a) of the internal revenue code. See Arizona Laws 12-981
  • Nonprofit organization: means an organization that is exempt from taxation pursuant to section 501(c) of the internal revenue code. See Arizona Laws 12-981
  • Nuisance: means any place for the sale or exhibition of obscene motion picture films or pictorial publications. See Arizona Laws 12-811
  • Obscene motion picture film or obscene pictorial publication: means any motion picture, film, video reproduction or pictorial publication which would constitute an obscene item as defined in section 13-3501. See Arizona Laws 12-811
  • Operator: means the owner or the person having charge or control of a feed lot. See Arizona Laws 3-1451
  • Organization: means a public or private company, corporation, political subdivision organized under title 48 of this code, firm, enterprise or institution, or any part or combination of these entities, whether incorporated or not, that has its own functions and administration. See Arizona Laws 12-2321
  • Original document: means any document of the United States government or any department or agency of the United States government, any foreign government, any state government or any political subdivision of any state, any United Nations document or any other document, including signed affidavits, that would demonstrate physical presence by a person in the United States. See Arizona Laws 12-2701
  • Owner: means the holder of fee title to the subject real property. See Arizona Laws 12-1136
  • Party: means any plaintiff or defendant in any civil action, in any superior or justice court of this state. See Arizona Laws 12-2401
  • Past damages: means economic loss and noneconomic loss arising from bodily injury which have accrued before a claim is tried under this article, including punitive or exemplary damages. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Payday: means the fixed, regular day for payment of wages designated by an employer pursuant to section 23-351. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Payee: means an individual who receives tax-free damage payments under a structured settlement and who proposes to make a transfer of payment rights under the structured settlement. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Payment records: means all communications related to payment for a patient's health care that contain individually identifiable information. See Arizona Laws 12-2291
  • Person: means any individual, association, partnership, corporation, trustee, lessee, agent or assignee. See Arizona Laws 12-811
  • Person: means an individual, employee, officer, managing body, trust, firm, joint stock company, consortium, public or private corporation, including a government corporation, partnership, association, state, political subdivision of this state or commission or the United States government, a federal facility, an interstate body or any other entity. See Arizona Laws 12-2321
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, cooperative association and any other business unit or organization. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Person: means an individual, a corporation, a group of individuals, joint venturers, a partnership, or any other business entity. See Arizona Laws 3-1451
  • Person: includes individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation. See Arizona Laws 3-262
  • Person: means individuals, corporations, associations, partnerships, trustees, lessees, agents and assignees. See Arizona Laws 12-801
  • Personal property: means all property and interests to which a security interest may be perfected pursuant to title 47, chapter 9, except accounts. See Arizona Laws 12-1570
  • Pictorial publication: means any book, magazine or pamphlet containing one or more drawings, pictures, photographs or illustrations. See Arizona Laws 12-811
  • Place: means any building, enclosure or any separate part or portion thereof whether permanent or not or the ground itself. See Arizona Laws 12-811
  • Plaintiff: means the person by whom proceedings for acquisition of real property, as defined in this article, are instituted pursuant to the provisions of section 12-1142. See Arizona Laws 12-1141
  • Plaintiff: means any party asserting a claim for damages against another party to an action. See Arizona Laws 12-2301
  • Poultry: means any domesticated bird, whether live or dead, and includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guineas, ratites and squabs. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Prisoner: means a person incarcerated while awaiting sentence or while serving a sentence imposed by a court of law. See Arizona Laws 12-820
  • Private way of necessity: as used in this article means right of way on, over, across, or through the land of another for means of ingress and egress, and the construction and maintenance thereon of roads, overhead transmission lines, pole lines, power lines, canals, ditches, flumes, shafts, tunnels, pipe lines, drains, including, but not limited to, embankments, diversion dams, dikes, ditches, canals, flumes and levees for the purpose of removing water from land or preventing accumulation of water on land, and tramways, including, but not limited to, aerial tramways and industrial railroads, for mining, milling, lumbering, agricultural, domestic or sanitary purposes. See Arizona Laws 12-1201
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Processor: means an individual, partnership, company or corporation that is licensed by the department to receive industrial hemp for processing into hemp products or hemp seed. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Producer: means a person who owns or acquires ownership of cattle. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Product: means the individual product or any component part of the product that is the subject of a product liability action. See Arizona Laws 12-681
  • Product liability action: means any action brought against a manufacturer or seller of a product for damages for bodily injury, death or property damage caused by or resulting from the manufacture, construction, design, formula, installation, preparation, assembly, testing, packaging, labeling, sale, use or consumption of any product, the failure to warn or protect against a danger or hazard in the use or misuse of the product or the failure to provide proper instructions for the use or consumption of any product. See Arizona Laws 12-681
  • Product safety analysis or review: means any investigation, inquiry, review, evaluation or other means by which a person or entity seeks to determine, calculate, predict, estimate, evaluate or report the safety or health effects of the use of any of its products, systems, services or processes. See Arizona Laws 12-681
  • Property: means any item, including currency, that is held for safekeeping or as evidence or found property or that has been abandoned, unclaimed or awarded by the court. See Arizona Laws 12-940
  • Property: means any present or future interest in wages, real estate, goods, chattels or choses in action whether such interest is vested or contingent. See Arizona Laws 12-2401
  • property damage: means both physical damage to tangible property and economic loss proximately caused by a breach of duty. See Arizona Laws 12-2501
  • Provisional remedy: means the remedies of attachment, garnishment or replevin, but shall not include garnishment of wages. See Arizona Laws 12-2401
  • Public employee: means an employee of a public entity. See Arizona Laws 12-820
  • Public entity: includes this state and any political subdivision of this state. See Arizona Laws 12-820
  • Public works project: means a work or undertaking which is financed in whole or in part by a federal agency, as defined in this article, or by a state public body, as defined in this article. See Arizona Laws 12-1141
  • Purchaser: means any person or entity who files a dwelling action. See Arizona Laws 12-1361
  • Qualified debt counseling organization: means a nonprofit corporation authorized to do business in this state for the purpose of counseling persons with respect to their financial obligations and assisting them in dealing with their creditors. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Qualified insurer: means an insurer, self-insurer, plan or arrangement approved by the director of the department of insurance. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Range: means every character of lands, enclosed or unenclosed, outside of cities and towns, upon which livestock is permitted by custom, license or permit to roam and feed. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Range livestock: means livestock customarily permitted to roam upon the ranges of the state, whether public domain or in private control, and not in the immediate actual possession or control of the owner although occasionally placed in enclosures for temporary purposes. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Ratite: means ostriches, emus, rheas and cassowaries. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Real property: includes mines and mining claims. See Arizona Laws 12-521
  • Reasonable remedial measures: means actions taken as a result of a product safety analysis or review and intended to improve the safety of products, systems, services or processes or to lessen the likelihood of a safety-related accident. See Arizona Laws 12-681
  • Receipt: means actually received. See Arizona Laws 12-1570
  • Receipt: means actually received. See Arizona Laws 12-1598
  • Regulated facility or operation: means a facility or operation that is regulated under a health or safety law. See Arizona Laws 12-2321
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Responsible administrative authority: means , with respect to a structured settlement, any government authority that is vested by law with exclusive jurisdiction over the settled claim that is resolved by the structured settlement. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • sale: includes exchange. See Arizona Laws 3-262
  • Seller: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other organization that is engaged in the business of designing, constructing or selling dwellings, including construction professionals. See Arizona Laws 12-1361
  • Seller: means a person engaged in the business of selling or leasing motor vehicles under a retail installment contract. See Arizona Laws 12-631
  • Seller: means a person or entity, including a wholesaler, distributor, retailer or lessor, that is engaged in the business of leasing any product or selling any product for resale, use or consumption. See Arizona Laws 12-681
  • Source data: means information that is summarized, interpreted or reported in the medical record, including x-rays and other diagnostic images. See Arizona Laws 12-2291
  • Special damages: means all damages which the plaintiff alleges and proves he has suffered in respect only to his property, business, trade, profession or occupation. See Arizona Laws 12-653.01
  • State: means this state and any state agency, board, commission or department. See Arizona Laws 12-820
  • State of the art: means the technical, mechanical and scientific knowledge of manufacturing, designing, testing or labeling the same or similar products that was in existence and reasonably feasible for use at the time of manufacture. See Arizona Laws 12-681
  • State public body: means the state or a county, city, town, municipal corporation, authority or any other subdivision, agency or instrumentality thereof, corporate or otherwise. See Arizona Laws 12-1141
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Structured settlement: means an arrangement for periodic payment of damages for personal injuries or sickness that is established by settlement or judgment in resolution of a tort claim or for periodic payments in settlement of a workers' compensation claim. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Structured settlement obligor: means , with respect to any structured settlement, the party that has the continuing periodic payment obligation to the payee under a structured settlement agreement or a qualified assignment agreement. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Structured settlement payment rights: means the right to receive periodic payments under a structured settlement, whether from the settlement obligor or the annuity issuer, if any of the following apply:

    (a) The payee, the structured settlement obligor, the annuity issuer or any other interested party is domiciled in this state. See Arizona Laws 12-2901

  • Terms of the structured settlement: include , with respect to any structured settlement, the terms of the structured settlement agreement, the annuity contract, any qualified assignment agreement and any order or other approval of any court or responsible administrative authority or other government authority that authorized or approved the structured settlement. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Third person: includes any governmental entity, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, society and a natural person. See Arizona Laws 12-961
  • Transfer: means any sale, assignment, pledge, hypothecation or other form of alienation or encumbrance of structured settlement payment rights. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Transfer agreement: means the agreement that provides for transfer of structured settlement payment rights from a payee to a transferee. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Transfer expenses: means all expenses of a transfer required under the transfer agreement to be paid by the payee or deducted from the gross advance amount, including court filing fees, attorney fees, escrow fees, lien recordation fees, judgment and lien search fees, finders' fees, commissions and other payments to a broker or other intermediary. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Transferee: means a party acquiring or proposing to acquire structured settlement payment rights through a transfer. See Arizona Laws 12-2901
  • Transporter: means an individual, partnership, company or corporation that is licensed by the department to transport industrial hemp for a licensed grower to a processor. See Arizona Laws 3-311
  • Unauthorized practice of immigration and nationality law: means :

    (a) The act of any person appearing in any case, either in person or through preparation or filing of any brief or other document, paper, application or petition on behalf of another person or client before or with the immigration and naturalization service, or any officer of the immigration and naturalization service, the executive office for immigration review or the board of immigration appeals, without authorization under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 12-2701

  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Volunteer: means a person who performs services for a nonprofit corporation or nonprofit organization, hospital or governmental entity without compensation other than reimbursement of actual expenses incurred. See Arizona Laws 12-981
  • 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 of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.