§ 3-101 Definitions
§ 3-102 Department organization
§ 3-103 Director; search committee; qualifications; deputy director and associate and assistant directors; legal counsel
§ 3-104 Advisory council
§ 3-105 Division councils
§ 3-106 Advisory committees
§ 3-107 Organizational and administrative powers and duties of the director
§ 3-108 Administrative support fund; use; exemption
§ 3-109 Unlawful influence; classification
§ 3-109.01 Agricultural consulting and training program
§ 3-109.02 Office of commodity development and promotion; fees; commodity promotion fund; definition

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 3 > Chapter 1 > Article 1 - Department of Agriculture

  • Absconder: means a probationer who has moved from the probationer's primary residence without permission of the probation officer, who cannot be located within ninety days of the previous contact and against whom a petition to revoke has been filed in the superior court alleging that the probationer's whereabouts are unknown. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • accomplice: means a person, other than a peace officer acting in his official capacity within the scope of his authority and in the line of duty, who with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of an offense:

    1. See Arizona Laws 13-301

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Act: means a bodily movement. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adequate provocation: means conduct or circumstances sufficient to deprive a reasonable person of self-control. See Arizona Laws 13-1101
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • ALIRT agreement: means the Arizona livestock incident response team agreement established between the department and a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Animal food manufacturer: means any person engaged in the business of manufacturing or processing animal food derived wholly or in part from carcasses or parts or products of the carcasses of poultry. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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
  • aquaculture facility: 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 3-2901
  • Aquatic products: means aquatic animals and plants, or their by-products, that are produced, grown, managed, harvested or marketed. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Aquatic wildlife: means amphibians, fish, mollusks, crustaceans and soft shelled turtles found in a state of nature. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assistant director: means the assistant director of the office of agricultural safety in the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit: means anything of value or advantage, present or prospective. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Biodiesel: means a mono-alkyl ester that meets ASTM D6751. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Biofuel: means a solid, liquid or gaseous fuel that is derived from biomass and that can be used directly for heating or power or as a blend component in motor fuel. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Biomass: means biological material, such as plant or animal matter, excluding organic material that has been transformed by geological processes into substances such as coal or petroleum or derivatives thereof, that may be transformed into biofuel. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Biomass-based diesel: means a diesel fuel substitute produced from nonpetroleum renewable resources that meets the registration requirements for fuels and fuel additives established by the United States environmental protection agency under 42 United States Code 7545 and includes fuel derived from animal wastes, including poultry wastes and other waste materials, municipal solid waste and sludge and oil derived from wastewater and the treatment of wastewater. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Brand: means the term, design or trademark and other specific designation under which an individual commercial feed is distributed in this state. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Broker: means a person engaged in the business of buying or selling carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat food products of livestock on commission or otherwise negotiating purchases or sales of such articles other than for his own account or as an employee of another person. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Carcass: means all parts, including viscera, of a slaughtered animal that are capable of being used for human food. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Certification: means the process of determining the accuracy of a commercial device to the standards of this state by a registered service representative or the division. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Commercial device: means any weighing, measuring, metering or counting device that is used to determine the direct cost of things sold or offered or exposed for sale, or used to establish a fee for service if the cost is based on weight, measure or count, except that it does not include those devices used for in-house packaging, inventory control or law enforcement purposes. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Commercial feed: means all materials, except whole seeds unmixed or physically altered entire unmixed seeds, that are distributed for use as feed or for mixing in feed. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Commodity: means any merchandise, product or substance produced or distributed for sale to or use by others. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Community supervision: means that portion of a felony sentence that is imposed by the court pursuant to section 13-603, subsection I and that is served in the community after completing a period of imprisonment or served in prison in accordance with section 41-1604. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Condemned: means the carcass, the viscera, parts of carcasses, meat, meat by-product or meat food products, so marked or identified, is unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome or otherwise unfit for human food, or an animal which has been inspected and found to be in a dying condition or affected with any other condition or disease that would require condemnation of its carcass. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Conduct: means an act or omission and its accompanying culpable mental state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Container: means any restrictive enclosure used to contain aquatic products for handling, packing or shipping. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Crime: means a misdemeanor or a felony. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Criminal negligence: means , with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person fails to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Criminal street gang: means an ongoing formal or informal association of persons in which members or associates individually or collectively engage in the commission, attempted commission, facilitation or solicitation of any felony act and that has at least one individual who is a criminal street gang member. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Criminal street gang member: means an individual to whom at least two of the following seven criteria that indicate criminal street gang membership apply:

    (a) Self-proclamation. See Arizona Laws 13-105

  • Customer-formula feed: means a mixture of commercial feed or feed materials, or both, each batch of which is mixed according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dangerous drug: means dangerous drug as defined in section 13-3401. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Dangerous instrument: means anything that under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Dangerous offense: means an offense involving the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury on another person. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • De minimis violation: means a condition or practice which, although undesirable, has no direct or immediate relationship to safety or health. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • Deadly physical force: means force that is used with the purpose of causing death or serious physical injury or in the manner of its use or intended use is capable of creating a substantial risk of causing death or serious physical injury. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Deadly weapon: means anything designed for lethal use, including a firearm. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Diesel fuel: means a refined middle distillate that is used as a fuel in a compression-ignition internal combustion engine and that meets the specifications of ASTM D975. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, barter or otherwise supply commercial feeds or customer-formula feeds, but does not include or apply to any feeds supplied for consumption on the premises of the supplier. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Division: means the environmental services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Division: means the animal services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Division: means the animal services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Division: means the weights and measures services division of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Economic loss: means any loss incurred by a person as a result of the commission of an offense. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Employee: means any person performing agricultural services for an employer. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • Employer: means any individual or type of organization, including this state and its political subdivisions, which has in its employ one or more individuals performing agricultural services for it in employment, including self-employed persons. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • Enterprise: includes any corporation, association, labor union or other legal entity. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • escape: means :

    (i) A departure from custody or from a juvenile secure care facility, a juvenile detention facility or an adult correctional facility in which the person is held or detained, with knowledge that the departure is not permitted, or the failure to return to custody or detention following a temporary leave granted for a specific purpose or for a limited period. See Arizona Laws 13-105

  • establishment: means a house or place in which horses, asses, mules or burros are slaughtered, packed or processed. See Arizona Laws 3-2121
  • establishment: means a house or place in which horses, asses, mules, burros, cows, sheep or goats are slaughtered, packed or processed. See Arizona Laws 3-2691
  • Establishment: means a mobile or stationary building, plant, vehicle or structure where meat or meat food products are slaughtered or processed or offered for sale. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Ethanol flex fuel: means a fuel ethanol gasoline blend that meets the specifications of ASTM D5798 standard specification for ethanol fuel blends for flexible-fuel automotive spark-ignition engines. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal poultry products inspection act: means the act so entitled approved August 28, 1957 (71 Stat. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Fee fishing: means removing aquatic animals by any harvesting method from a privately controlled body of water as authorized by a direct or indirect payment of a fee. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Feed ingredient: means each of the constituent materials making up a commercial feed. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Felony: means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Firearm: means any loaded or unloaded handgun, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun or other weapon that will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of expanding gases, except that it does not include a firearm in permanently inoperable condition. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • 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.
  • Fleet owner: means a registered owner or lessee of at least twenty-five vehicles. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fresh meat: means meat of a horse, mule, ass, burro, cow, sheep or goat, and includes any product containing any such meat. See Arizona Laws 3-2691
  • Frozen: means any dressed or ready to cook poultry or poultry product which is in fact in a frozen state and which has been constantly maintained at a temperature of thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit or lower. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Garbage: means waste consisting in whole or in part of animal waste resulting from handling, preparing, cooking and consuming of foods, including the offal from animal or poultry carcasses or parts thereof. See Arizona Laws 3-2661
  • 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
  • Gasoline: means a volatile, highly flammable liquid mixture of hydrocarbons that does not contain more than five one-hundredths grams of lead for each United States gallon, that is produced, refined, manufactured, blended, distilled or compounded from petroleum, natural gas, oil, shale oils or coal and other flammable liquids free from undissolved water, sediment or suspended matter, with or without additives, and that is commonly used as a fuel for spark-ignition internal combustion engines. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Gasoline provider: means any manufacturer of gasoline or any person who imports gasoline into a vehicle emissions control area by means of a pipeline or in truckload quantities for the person's own use within the vehicle emissions control area or any person who sells gasoline intended for ultimate consumption within a vehicle emissions control area. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Government: means the state, any political subdivision of the state or any department, agency, board, commission, institution or governmental instrumentality of or within the state or political subdivision. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Homicide: means first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter or negligent homicide. See Arizona Laws 13-1101
  • Horse: includes horse, ass, mule and burro. See Arizona Laws 3-2121
  • Horsemeat: means meat from a horse, ass, mule or burro, or any product derived wholly or partially from such animal. See Arizona Laws 3-2121
  • Human smuggling organization: means an ongoing formal or informal association of persons in which members or associates individually or collectively engage in the smuggling of human beings. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Immediate container: includes any consumer package, or any other container in which poultry products, not consumer packaged, are packed. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inspector: includes chief veterinary meat inspector, veterinary meat inspector, lay meat inspector, livestock officer or any other employee appointed by the associate director, with the approval of the director, to carry out the purposes of this chapter, the livestock laws and rules adopted thereunder. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • intensive probation: means a program established pursuant to this chapter of highly structured and closely supervised probation which emphasizes the payment of restitution. See Arizona Laws 13-913
  • Intrastate commerce: means commerce within this state. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Knowingly: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon any article or the immediate container, not including package liners, of any article. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter on or affixed to the container in which a commercial feed is distributed, or on the invoice or delivery slip with which a commercial feed or customer-formula feed is distributed. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter upon any article or any of its containers or wrappers or accompanying such article. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Lot: means one or more consolidated containers identified as a single item or unit. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Magistrate: means an officer having power to issue a warrant for the arrest of a person charged with a public offense and includes the chief justice and justices of the supreme court, judges of the superior court, judges of the court of appeals, justices of the peace and judges of a municipal court. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Meat: means the edible part of the muscle of cattle, sheep, swine, goats or equines which is skeletal or which is found in the tongue, in the diaphragm, in the heart or in the esophagus, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat, and the portions of bone, skin, sinew, nerve and blood vessels which normally accompany the muscle tissue and which are not separated from it in the process of dressing. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Misdemeanor: means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment other than to the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • 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
  • Motor fuel: means a petroleum or a petroleum-based substance that is motor gasoline, aviation gasoline, number one or number two diesel fuel or any grade of oxygenated gasoline typically used in the operation of a motor engine, including biodiesel blends, biofuel blends and ethanol flex fuels. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Motor vehicle racing event: means a race that uses unlicensed vehicles designed and manufactured specifically for racing purposes and that is conducted on a public or private racecourse for the entertainment of the general public. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Narcotic drug: means narcotic drugs as defined in section 13-3401. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Nonserious violation: means a condition or practice in a place of employment which does not constitute a serious violation but which violates a standard or rule and has a direct or immediate relationship to safety or health, unless the employer did not, and could not with the exercise of reasonable diligence, know of the presence of the condition or practice. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • 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.
  • Office: means the office of agricultural safety in the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • Official certificate: means any certificate prescribed by rule of the director for issuance by an inspector or other person performing official functions. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Official device: means any device prescribed or authorized by the director for use in applying any official mark. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Official establishment: means any establishment as determined by the division at which inspection of the slaughter of poultry or the processing of poultry products is maintained. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Official inspection legend: means any symbol prescribed by rule of the director showing that an article was inspected for wholesomeness. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Official mark: means the official inspection legend or any other symbol prescribed by rule of the director to identify the status of any article or poultry. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Official sample: means any sample of feed taken by the director or the director's agent and designated as official. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Owner: means the person in possession of and legally entitled to dispose of aquatic products. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Oxygenate: means any oxygen-containing ashless, organic compound, including aliphatic alcohols and aliphatic ethers, that may be used as a fuel or as a gasoline blending component and that is approved as a blending agent under the provisions of a waiver issued by the United States environmental protection agency pursuant to 42 United States Code section 7545(f). See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Oxygenated fuel: means an unleaded motor fuel blend that consists primarily of gasoline and at least one and one-half percent by weight of one or more oxygenates and that has been blended consistent with the provisions of a waiver issued by the United States environmental protection agency pursuant to 42 United States Code section 7545(f). See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • package: includes any box, can, tin, cloth, plastic or other receptacle, wrapper or cover. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Package: means any commodity enclosed in a container or wrapped in any manner in advance of sale in units suitable for either wholesale or retail trade. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Peace officer: means any person vested by law with a duty to maintain public order and make arrests and includes a constable. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • 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
  • percentage: means percentage by weight. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other business unit. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Person: includes an individual, partnership, corporation, firm, association or agent. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Person: means the state, any municipality, political subdivision, institution, public or private corporation, individual partnership or other entity. See Arizona Laws 3-2661
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, group, company, society or association. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Person: means a human being. See Arizona Laws 13-1101
  • Person: means both the plural and the singular, as the case demands, and includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • 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.
  • Petty offense: means an offense for which a sentence of a fine only is authorized by law. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Physical force: means force used upon or directed toward the body of another person and includes confinement, but does not include deadly physical force. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Physical injury: means the impairment of physical condition. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Possess: means knowingly to have physical possession or otherwise to exercise dominion or control over property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Possession: means a voluntary act if the defendant knowingly exercised dominion or control over property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Poultry: means any domesticated bird, whether live or dead, and includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guineas, ratites and squabs. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Poultry product: means any poultry carcass, or part thereof, or any product which is made wholly or in part from any poultry carcass or part thereof, excepting products which contain poultry ingredients only in a relatively small proportion or historically have not been considered by consumers as products of the poultry food industry, and which are exempted by the director from definition as a poultry product under such conditions as the director may prescribe to assure that the poultry ingredients in such products are not adulterated and that such products are not represented as poultry products. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Preconviction custody: means the confinement of a person in a jail in this state or another state after the person is arrested for or charged with a felony offense. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Premeditation: means that the defendant acts with either the intention or the knowledge that he will kill another human being, when such intention or knowledge precedes the killing by any length of time to permit reflection. See Arizona Laws 13-1101
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • prior felony conviction: includes any offense committed outside the jurisdiction of this state that was punishable by that jurisdiction as a felony. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Processed: means slaughtered, canned, salted, stuffed, rendered, boned, cut up or otherwise manufactured or processed. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: means anything of value, tangible or intangible. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recklessly: means , with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Recognized hazard: means an unsafe or unhealthful condition or practice recognized as such with respect to the standard of knowledge in the industry. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • Reference standards: means the physical standards of the state that serve as the legal reference from which all other standards and weights and measures are derived. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Registered service agency: means any agency, firm, company or corporation that for hire, award, commission or any other payment of any kind installs, services, repairs or reconditions a commercial device or tests or repairs vapor recovery systems or vapor recovery components and that has been issued a license by the division. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Registered service representative: means any individual who for hire, award, commission or any other payment of any kind installs, services, repairs or reconditions a commercial device or tests or repairs vapor recovery systems or vapor recovery components and who has been issued a license by the division. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Relative: means a parent or stepparent, ancestor, descendant, sibling, uncle or aunt, including an adoptive relative of the same degree through marriage or adoption, or a spouse. See Arizona Laws 13-1301
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Renderer: means any person engaged in the business of rendering carcasses or parts or products of the carcasses of poultry, except rendering conducted under inspection or exemption under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 3-2151
  • Restaurant: means any person who cooks or otherwise prepares and serves meat or meat food products for consumption by the ultimate consumer. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restrain: means to restrict a person's movements without consent, without legal authority, and in a manner which interferes substantially with such person's liberty, by either moving such person from one place to another or by confining such person. See Arizona Laws 13-1301
  • Rule: means a written rule of agricultural safety and health governing places of agricultural employment which is adopted pursuant to section 3-3106 or 3-3108, exclusive of standards. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • sale: includes exchange. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Secondary standards: means the physical standards that are traceable to the reference standards through comparisons, using acceptable laboratory procedures, and that are used in the enforcement of weights and measures laws and rules. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Serious violation: means a condition or practice in a place of agricultural employment which violates a standard or rule or section 3-3104, subsection A and produces a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result, unless the employer did not, and could not with the exercise of reasonable diligence, know of the presence of such condition or practice. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • Slaughter: means to kill cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines and to prepare the carcasses or parts of carcasses for human consumption. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Slaughterer: means any person who slaughters cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines in a slaughtering establishment and prepares the carcasses or parts of carcasses for human consumption. See Arizona Laws 3-2001
  • Standard: means any agricultural safety and health standard which has been adopted and promulgated by a nationally recognized standards-producing organization or the federal government and has the same meaning as and includes the term "code". See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervisor: means the supervisor of aquaculture or the supervisor's authorized representative. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Supplier: means any person that imports gasoline into a vehicle emissions control area by means of a pipeline or in truckload quantities for the person's own use within the vehicle emissions control area or any person that sells gasoline intended for ultimate consumption within a vehicle emissions control area, except that supplier does not mean a person with respect to gasoline supplied or sold by the person to another for resale to a retailer within a vehicle emissions control area or to a fleet owner for consumption within a vehicle emissions control area. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Ton: means a net weight of two thousand pounds avoirdupois. See Arizona Laws 3-2601
  • Trainer: means a person who is certified by the department pursuant to section 3-3125 for training individuals in agricultural health and safety standards. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • Transporter: means a person that transports live aquatic animals or plants to persons who are licensed to resell, process or stock aquatic animals or plants. See Arizona Laws 3-2901
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Unlawful: means contrary to law or, where the context so requires, not permitted by law. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Vehicle: means a device in, upon or by which any person or property is, may be or could have been transported or drawn upon a highway, waterway or airway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Vehicle emissions control area: means a county with a population of one million two hundred thousand or more persons and any portion of a county contained in area A, or any portion of area B or C, except that such an area does not include a manufacturer's proving ground that is located in the vehicle emissions control area. See Arizona Laws 3-3401
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
  • Wilfully: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Workplace: means a location or site where temporary or permanent work is conducted in connection with agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-3101
  • 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: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215