Sections
Article 1 Marketing Orders and Marketing Agreements 3-401 – 3-430
Article 2 Citrus Fruit Standardization 3-441 – 3-466
Article 2.1 Arizona Citrus Research Council 3-468 – 3-468.08
Article 4 Fruit and Vegetable Standardization 3-481 – 3-523
Article 4.1 Produce Safety 3-525 – 3-525.08
Article 4.2 Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council 3-526 – 3-526.08
Article 4.3 Citrus, Fruit and Vegetable Advisory Council 3-527 – 3-527.04
Article 7 Sale of Food Products by Producers 3-561 – 3-563
Article 9 Arizona Grain Research and Promotion Council 3-581 – 3-594

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 3 > Chapter 3

  • Abuse: means the infliction or allowing of physical injury, impairment of bodily function or disfigurement or the infliction of or allowing another person to cause serious emotional damage as evidenced by severe anxiety, depression, withdrawal or untoward aggressive behavior and which emotional damage is diagnosed by a medical doctor or psychologist and is caused by the acts or omissions of an individual who has the care, custody and control of a child. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • acknowledgment: means either an acknowledgment pursuant to title 33, chapter 4, article 5 or the signature, without more, of the person or persons signing the instrument, in which case the signature or signatures constitute the affirmation or acknowledgment of the signatory, under penalties of perjury, that the instrument is the act and deed of the signatory and that the facts stated in the instrument are true. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Acquiring person: means a person that makes or proposes to make a control share acquisition. See Arizona Laws 10-2701
  • Act of the board of directors: means either:

    (a) An act of the majority of the directors present at a duly called meeting at which a quorum is present, unless the act of a greater number is required by chapters 1 through 17 of this title, the articles of incorporation or the bylaws. See Arizona Laws 10-140

  • Address: means a mailing address. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adult: means a person who is eighteen years of age or older. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affected commodity: means the specific citrus, fruit or vegetable that is regulated pursuant to article 2 or 4 of this chapter and that is subject to the marketing agreement or order or the proposed marketing agreement or order. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Affected person: means a producer or shipper of an affected commodity. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Affiliate: means a person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a video service provider. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • Affiliate: means a person that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a specified person. See Arizona Laws 10-2701
  • Affiliate: means a person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries controls, is controlled by or is under common control with the person specified. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Agreement: means any agreement or contract. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • agreement: means an agreement that is developed by producers or shippers of the affected commodity and that is entered into by the director pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Agricultural laboratory services: means the following services:

    (a) Providing a residue analysis of:

    (i) Raw, processed or manufactured agricultural commodities and products. See Arizona Laws 3-141

  • Agricultural products: includes horticultural, viticultural, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee and any farm products. See Arizona Laws 10-2001
  • allowable amount of marijuana: means :

    (i) Two-and-one-half ounces of usable marijuana; and

    (ii) If the qualifying patient's registry identification card states that the qualifying patient is authorized to cultivate marijuana, twelve marijuana plants contained in an enclosed, locked facility except that the plants are not required to be in an enclosed, locked facility if the plants are being transported because the qualifying patient is moving. See Arizona Laws 10-201

  • Alternative fuel: means :

    (a) Electricity. See Arizona Laws 1-215

  • 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.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Antenna: means communications equipment that transmits or receives electromagnetic radio frequency signals and that is used in providing wireless services. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • 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.
  • Applicable codes: means uniform building, fire, electrical, plumbing or mechanical codes that are adopted by a recognized national code organization or local amendments to those codes that are enacted to address threats of destruction of property or injury to persons and to an extent that is not inconsistent with this article. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Applicant: means any person that submits an application and that is a wireless provider. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Application: means a request that is submitted by an applicant to an authority for a permit to collocate small wireless facilities or to approve the installation, modification or replacement of a utility pole or wireless support structure. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Area of jurisdiction: means that part of a city or town, or that part of the unincorporated area of a county, or both when applied to a cable television system within parts of more than one jurisdiction, for which a license is issued. See Arizona Laws 9-505
  • Articles of incorporation: means the original or restated articles of incorporation or articles of merger and all amendments to the articles of incorporation or merger and includes amended and restated articles of incorporation and articles of amendment and merger. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • 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 for the state agricultural laboratory. See Arizona Laws 3-141
  • Associate: when used to indicate a relationship with any person, means any of the following:

    (a) Any corporation or entity of which the person is an officer, director or partner or is, directly or indirectly, the beneficial owner of ten per cent or more of any class or series of shares or other equity interest. See Arizona Laws 10-2701

  • Associate director: means the associate director of the citrus, fruit and vegetable division of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the citrus, fruit and vegetable division of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-525
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-201
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the citrus, fruit and vegetable division of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Association: means a corporation organized under this article. See Arizona Laws 10-2001
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Authority: means any city, town, special district or political subdivision of this state that is authorized to make legislative, quasi-judicial or administrative decisions concerning an application. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Authority utility pole: means a utility pole that is owned or operated by an authority and that is in a right-of-way. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Authorized shares: means the shares of all classes that a domestic or foreign corporation is authorized to issue. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Bank: means any banking corporation or national banking association. See Arizona Laws 10-2251
  • 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.
  • Beneficial shareholder: means the person who is a beneficial owner of shares held in a voting trust or by a nominee as the record shareholder. See Arizona Laws 10-1301
  • beneficially owned: when used with respect to shares, refers to any of the following:

    (a) A person who, directly or indirectly through any agreement, arrangement, relationship, understanding or otherwise, whether or not in writing, has or shares the power to vote, or direct the voting of the shares, or has or shares the power to dispose of or direct the disposition of the shares, except that:

    (i) A person is not deemed the beneficial owner of shares tendered pursuant to a tender or exchange offer made by the person or any of the person's affiliates or associates until the tendered shares are accepted for purchase or exchange. See Arizona Laws 10-2701

  • 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 corporation: means a corporation that both:

    (a) Has elected to become subject to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 10-2402

  • Benefit enforcement proceeding: means any claim or action for either of the following:

    (a) The failure of a benefit corporation to pursue or create general public benefit or a specific public benefit purpose set forth in its articles. See Arizona Laws 10-2402

  • Board: means the police pension board. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • Board of adjustment: means the official body designated by local ordinance to hear and decide applications for variances from the terms of the zoning ordinance and appeals from the decision of the zoning administrator. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • Board of directors: means the group of persons vested with the management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which the group is designated and includes the governing body or bodies of a water users' association if the articles of incorporation of such water users' association provide for a governing body or bodies denominated other than as a board of directors. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Bond: means any bond issued pursuant to this article, including any tax secured bond. See Arizona Laws 9-521
  • boundaries: means :

    (a) For a city or town, all of the area within the corporate limits of the city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-1401

  • Business combination: when used in reference to any issuing public corporation and any interested shareholder of the issuing public corporation, means any of the following:

    (a) Any merger or consolidation of the issuing public corporation or any subsidiary of the issuing public corporation with either:

    (i) The interested shareholder. See Arizona Laws 10-2701

  • Business day: means a day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday or any other legal holiday in this state. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Business trust: means an unincorporated association or trust of the type which at common law was known as a "business trust" or "Massachusetts trust" created by an instrument under which property is held and managed by trustees for the benefit and profit of such persons as are or may become the holders of transferable certificates evidencing beneficial interests in the trust estate. See Arizona Laws 10-1871
  • By-products: means any product from citrus fruit that is commercially processed or manufactured for resale. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • By-products: means a product that is commercially processed or manufactured for resale from fruits or vegetables or their juices. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Bylaws: means the code of rules adopted for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which those rules are designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Cable operator: means a person that is issued a license by the licensing authority to construct, operate and maintain a cable television system in public streets, roads and alleys. See Arizona Laws 9-505
  • Cable service: means the transmission to subscribers of video programming or other programming service and subscriber interaction, if any, that is required for the selection or use of the video programming or other programming service. See Arizona Laws 9-505
  • Cable television system: means any facility consisting of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signal generation, reception and control equipment that is designed to provide cable service that includes video programming and that is provided to multiple subscribers within a community. See Arizona Laws 9-505
  • Capital units: means the proportions of the proprietary interest in the corporation owned by the investors. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • Cardholder: means a qualifying patient, a designated caregiver or a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary agent who has been issued and possesses a valid registry identification card. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • Certificate of disclosure: means the certificate of disclosure described in section 10-202. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Citrus: means varieties of the genus citrus commercially produced in this state for the fresh market but does not include commercially produced by-products or products manufactured for resale. See Arizona Laws 3-468
  • citrus fruit: means the fruit of any orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, kumquat or other citrus tree that produces edible citrus fruit suitable for human consumption. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Class: refers to a group of memberships that have the same rights with respect to voting, dissolution, redemption and transfer. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Clean burning fuel: means :

    (a) An emulsion of water-phased hydrocarbon fuel that contains not less than twenty per cent water by volume and that complies with any of the following:

    (i) Is used in an engine that is certified to meet at a minimum the United States environmental protection agency low emission vehicle standard pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations section 88. See Arizona Laws 1-215

  • close corporation: means a corporation for profit organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • Code: means a published compilation of rules or regulations prepared by a technical trade association and includes any building code, electrical wiring code, health or sanitation code, fire prevention code, wildland-urban interface code, inflammable liquids code, code for slaughtering, processing and selling meat and meat products or for production, pasteurizing and sale of milk and milk products, or other code that embraces rules and regulations pertinent to a subject that is a proper subject of municipal legislation. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • collocation: means to install, mount, maintain, modify, operate or replace wireless facilities on, within or adjacent to a wireless support structure or utility pole. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • 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
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • Commission: means the historical advisory commission established by section 41-151. See Arizona Laws 3-161
  • commission: means the marketing commission established under section 3-413. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Commission merchant: means a person that receives on consignment or solicits from the producer any citrus fruit for sale on commission on behalf of the producer or accepts any citrus fruit in trust from the producer for the purpose of resale. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Commission merchant: means a person that receives on consignment or solicits from the producer any fruit or vegetable for sale on commission on behalf of the producer or that accepts any fruit or vegetable in trust from the producer for the purpose of resale. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • commit: means to assign legal custody. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • committee: means a marketing committee established by a marketing agreement according to section 3-426. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • 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.
  • Communications service: means cable service as defined in 47 United States Code section 522(6), information service as defined in 47 United States Code section 153(24), telecommunications service as defined in 47 United States Code section 153(53) or wireless service. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Container: means a box, carton or lug that is used for packing, shipping or selling fruit or vegetables that are authorized by this article or rules adopted pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Control share acquisition: means an acquisition, directly or indirectly, by an acquiring person of beneficial ownership of shares of an issuing public corporation that, except for article 2 of this chapter, would, when added to all other shares of the issuing public corporation beneficially owned by the acquiring person, entitle the acquiring person, immediately after the acquisition, to exercise or direct the exercise of a new range of voting power within any of the ranges specified in section 10-2722, subsection A, paragraph 4, but does not include any of the following:

    (a) An acquisition by a donee pursuant to an inter vivos gift not made to avoid article 2 of this chapter or by a distributee as defined in section 14-1201. See Arizona Laws 10-2701

  • Cooperative: means a corporation that is organized under this article or that becomes subject to this article in the manner provided in this article. See Arizona Laws 10-2051
  • Corporation: includes any domestic or foreign predecessor entity of a corporation in a merger or other transaction in which the predecessor's existence ceased on consummation of the transaction. See Arizona Laws 10-850
  • Corporation: means the issuer of the shares held by a dissenter before the corporate action or the surviving or acquiring corporation by merger or share exchange of that issuer. See Arizona Laws 10-1301
  • Corporation: means a business development corporation formed under the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 10-2251
  • Corporation sole: means a corporation formed pursuant and subject to chapter 42, article 1 of this title. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Council: means the Arizona citrus research council. See Arizona Laws 3-468
  • Council: means the Arizona iceberg lettuce research council. See Arizona Laws 3-526
  • Council: means the citrus, fruit and vegetable advisory council. See Arizona Laws 3-527
  • Council: means the Arizona grain research and promotion council. See Arizona Laws 3-581
  • Court: means the superior court of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • crop: includes every kind of vegetation, wild or domesticated, and any part thereof, as well as seed, fruit or other natural product of such vegetation. See Arizona Laws 3-201
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Custodian: means a person, other than a parent or legal guardian, who stands in loco parentis to the child or a person to whom legal custody of the child has been given by order of the juvenile court. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Day: means a calendar day, except a Saturday or Sunday or a holiday prescribed in section 1-301. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • Dealer: means a person that sells, markets or distributes citrus fruit that the person purchased from a producer or markets as an agent, broker or commission merchant, except at retail. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Dealer: means a person that sells, markets or distributes fruit or vegetables that the person purchased from a producer or markets as an agent, broker or commission merchant, except at retail. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Debilitating medical condition: means one or more of the following:

    (a) Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, crohn's disease, agitation of alzheimer's disease or the treatment of these conditions. See Arizona Laws 10-201

  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Delegates: means those persons elected or appointed to vote in a representative assembly for the election of a director or directors or on other matters. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Deliver: includes sending by mail, private courier, fax or electronic transmission. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Delivery: means actual receipt by the person or entity to which directed and for electronic transmissions means receipt as described in section 44-7015, subsection B. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-468
  • Department: means the police department. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • Department: means the Arizona department of health services or its successor agency. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Depose: includes every manner of written statement under oath or affirmation. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Derivative proceeding: means a civil suit in the right of a domestic corporation or, to the extent provided in section 10-747, in the right of a foreign corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-740
  • Design: means street alignment, grades and widths, alignment and widths of easements and rights-of-way for drainage and sanitary sewers and the arrangement and orientation of lots. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Designated caregiver: means a person who:

    (a) Is at least twenty-one years of age. See Arizona Laws 10-201

  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-527
  • Director: means an individual who is or was a director of a corporation or an individual who, while a director of a corporation, is or was serving at the corporation's request as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or agent of another foreign or domestic corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other entity. See Arizona Laws 10-850
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Diseases: includes any fungus, bacterium, virus or other organism of any kind and any unknown cause that is or may be found to be injurious, or likely to be or to become injurious to any domesticated or cultivated plant, or to the product of any such plant. See Arizona Laws 3-201
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Disqualified person: means an individual or entity that is not or ceases to be a qualified person. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • disqualified shareholder: means a shareholder described in subsection 10-2223, subsection A, paragraph 1 or 2 or the legal representative of that shareholder. See Arizona Laws 10-2228
  • Dissenter: means a shareholder who is entitled to dissent from corporate action under section 10-1302 and who exercises that right when and in the manner required by article 2 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 10-1301
  • Dissolved: means the status of a corporation on either:

    (a) Effectiveness of articles of dissolution pursuant to section 10-1403, subsection B or section 10-1421, subsection B. See Arizona Laws 10-140

  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property, except its own shares, or incurrence of indebtedness by a corporation to or for the benefit of its shareholders in respect of any of its shares. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Division: means the plant services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-201
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit that is not a foreign corporation and that is incorporated under or subject to chapters 1 through 17 of this title. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • domestic professional corporation: means a corporation for profit that is not a foreign professional corporation and that is incorporated under or subject to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Effective date of notice: is a s prescribed in section 10-141. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Electronic transmission: means an electronic record as defined in section 44-7002 that is sent pursuant to section 44-7015. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Entity: includes a corporation, foreign corporation, not for profit corporation, profit and not for profit unincorporated association, nonprofit corporation, close corporation, corporation sole or limited liability company, a professional corporation, association or limited liability company, a business trust, estate, partnership, registered limited liability partnership, trust or joint venture, two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest, any person other than an individual and a state, the United States and a foreign government. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Excluded felony offense: means :

    (a) A violent crime as defined in section 13-901. See Arizona Laws 10-201

  • Executed by the cooperative: means executed by manual or facsimile signature on behalf of the cooperative by a duly authorized officer or, if the corporation is under the control of a receiver or trustee, by the receiver or trustee. See Arizona Laws 10-2051
  • Executed by the cooperative: means executed by manual or facsimile signature on behalf of the cooperative by a duly authorized officer or, if the corporation is under the control of a receiver or trustee, by the receiver or trustee. See Arizona Laws 10-2121
  • Executed by the corporation: means executed by manual or facsimile signature on behalf of the corporation by a duly authorized officer or, if the corporation is in the hands of a receiver or trustee, by the receiver or trustee. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Expenses: includes attorney fees and all other costs and expenses reasonably related to a proceeding. See Arizona Laws 10-850
  • 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 Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee: means a onetime charge. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Filing: means the commission completing the following procedure with respect to any document delivered for that purpose:

    (a) Determining that the filing fee requirements of section 10-122 have been satisfied. See Arizona Laws 10-140

  • Final plat: means a map of all or part of a subdivision essentially conforming to an approved preliminary plat, prepared in accordance with the provision of this article, those of any local applicable ordinance and other state statute. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Fire and life safety inspection: means an inspection of a regulated person or facility conducted to ensure fire safety compliance. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • First buyer: means a person, partnership, corporation or cooperative that purchases grain from a producer in the first instance or a public or private lienholder, secured party or pledgee, or assignee of the lienholder, secured party or pledgee, who gains title to the grain from the grower as a result of exercising any legal rights by the lienholder, secured party, pledgee or assignee regardless of when the lien, security interest or pledge was created. See Arizona Laws 3-581
  • 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.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Food and swimming pool inspection: means an inspection of a regulated person or facility conducted to ensure the safety of food services, swimming pools and other bathing places. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Food product: includes :

    (a) Every product of the soil in its natural or manufactured state. See Arizona Laws 3-561

  • 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 corporation: means a corporation for profit that is incorporated under a law other than the law of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Foreign professional corporation: means a corporation or association for profit incorporated for the purpose of rendering professional services under a law other than the law of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the police pension fund. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • 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
  • General plan: means a municipal statement of land development policies, that may include maps, charts, graphs and text that set forth objectives, principles and standards for local growth and redevelopment enacted under the provisions of this article or any prior statute. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • General public benefit: means a material positive impact on society and the environment, taken as a whole, assessed against a third-party standard, from the business and operations of a benefit corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-2402
  • Generation and transmission cooperative: means a corporation that is organized under this article or that becomes subject to this article as provided in this article. See Arizona Laws 10-2121
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the city commission, city or town council or other governing body of the municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • Governing body: means the board, commission or other body having charge of the financial affairs of a municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-521
  • Grain: means the seed of barley and wheat of all classes produced for use as food, feed or seed or produced for any industrial or commercial use. See Arizona Laws 3-581
  • Grantee: includes every person to whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Grantor: includes every person from or by whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Gross revenues: means all cash, credits, property of any kind or nature, or other consideration, less related bad debt not to exceed one and one-half per cent annually, that is received directly or indirectly by the cable operator, its affiliates, subsidiaries or parent or any person, firm or corporation in which the cable operator has a financial interest or that has a financial interest in the cable operator and that is derived from the cable operator's operation of its cable system to provide cable service in the area of jurisdiction. See Arizona Laws 9-505
  • Grower-shipper: means a person who is engaged in this state in the business of packing, shipping, transporting or selling citrus of which he is a grower, producer or owner. See Arizona Laws 3-468
  • Grower-shipper: means a person who is engaged in this state in the business of packing, shipping, transporting or selling iceberg lettuce of which he is a grower, producer or owner. See Arizona Laws 3-526
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Handler: means a person who engages in marketing citrus on behalf of a grower, whether as a grower-shipper, owner, agent, employee, broker, dealer, consignor or commission merchant or otherwise. See Arizona Laws 3-468
  • Handler: means a person who engages in marketing iceberg lettuce on behalf of a grower, whether as a grower-shipper, owner, agent, employee, broker, dealer, consignor or commission merchant or otherwise. See Arizona Laws 3-526
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Highway: means all roads, streets and alleys and other dedicated public rights-of-way that are operated and maintained by a local government. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • highway: means all roads, streets and alleys and all other dedicated public rights-of-way and public utility easements of this state or a political subdivision. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Holder: means a video service provider that has been issued a uniform video service license pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • Holdover cable operator: means an incumbent cable operator that elects under sections 9-1412 and 9-1413 to continue to operate within its service area pursuant to its local license. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • Housing: means any structure suitable for residence by an individual or family. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Housing development area: means an area within a municipality that is declared by the local governing body to be in serious need of housing and that is declared to be in need of the expenditure of public monies to assist the development of housing in the area. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Housing development project: means any undertaking related to real property, structures or improvements in a housing development area, for the purpose of establishing housing and other facilities necessary or incidental to the housing and primarily for the use of those residing in the housing. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Iceberg lettuce: means varieties of lettuce produced in this state of the types which are distinguished as "crisphead" in the publication entitled "lettuce production in the United States, agricultural handbook no. See Arizona Laws 3-526
  • 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.
  • Improvement: means required installations, pursuant to this article and subdivision regulations, including grading, sewer and water utilities, streets, easements, traffic control devices as a condition to the approval and acceptance of the final plat thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • in good faith: means an act or thing done when it is in fact done honestly, whether it be done negligently or not. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • In-home intervention: means a program of services provided pursuant to article 14 of this chapter while the child is still in the custody of the parent, guardian or custodian. See Arizona Laws 8-801
  • Incumbent cable operator: means a cable operator or other video service provider that on December 31, 2019 is providing video service in this state pursuant to a local license. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • 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 living program: includes a residential program with supervision of less than twenty-four hours a day. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Individual: includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insolvent: means inability of a corporation to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of its business. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest: means interest from the effective date of the corporate action until the date of payment at the average rate currently paid by the corporation on its principal bank loans or, if none, at a rate that is fair and equitable under the circumstances. See Arizona Laws 10-1301
  • 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
  • Intergovernmental contract: means the joint exercise of powers authorized by title 11, chapter 7, article 3. See Arizona Laws 9-505
  • Intergovernmental contract: means a joint exercise of powers agreement authorized by title 11, chapter 7, article 3. See Arizona Laws 9-551
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Investor: means one who is the owner of capital units in a close corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • Issuing public corporation: means a corporation that has a class of equity securities registered pursuant to section 12 or is subject to section 15(d) of the securities exchange act of 1934 or has elected to be subject to all or part of this chapter pursuant to section 10-2706 and which either:

    (a) Is incorporated under the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-2701

  • 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.
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • juvenile: means an individual who is under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Juvenile court: means the juvenile division of the superior court when exercising its jurisdiction over children in any proceeding relating to delinquency, dependency or incorrigibility. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Known place of business: means the known place of business required to be maintained pursuant to section 10-501. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Land splits: as used in this article means the division of improved or unimproved land whose area is two and one-half acres or less into two or three tracts or parcels of land for the purpose of sale or lease. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Landowner: means any owner of a legal or equitable interest in real property, including the heirs, devisees, successors, assigns and personal representative of the owner, or a representative authorized by a landowner to submit to a city or town a development application for a property for approval. See Arizona Laws 9-1201
  • Law: means any federal, state or local law, statute, common law, code, rule, regulation, order or ordinance. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Liability: means the obligation to pay a judgment, settlement, penalty or fine, including an excise tax assessed with respect to an employee benefit plan, or reasonable expenses incurred with respect to a proceeding and includes obligations and expenses that have not yet been paid by the indemnified person but that have been or may be incurred. See Arizona Laws 10-850
  • License: includes the whole or part of any municipal permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • License: means a franchise as defined in 47 United States Code section 522. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • License: means that ordinance or resolution which contains the right, authority or grant, given by a licensing authority enabling a person to construct, operate and maintain a cable television system. See Arizona Laws 9-505
  • 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
  • License fee: means a license fee imposed by a local government on a video service provider for using the highways to provide and for the privilege of providing video service. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • licensed: means any license, authorization, certificate, registration, certificate of registration, membership or other evidence of the satisfaction of the requirements of this state for the practice of a professional service. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • Licensing: includes the municipal process respecting the grant, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, annulment, withdrawal or amendment of a license. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Licensing authority: means the officer, board, agency, court or other authority in this state empowered by law to license or otherwise authorize the rendition of a professional service. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • Licensing authority: means the board of supervisors of a county or the governing body of an incorporated city, including a charter city, or town. See Arizona Laws 9-505
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Local governing body: means the council or legislative body charged with governing the municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Local government: means any city, including a charter city, town or county. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • Local law: means any charter, code, ordinance, resolution, regulation or other law of a local government. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • Local license: means any license, agreement, permit or similar authorization that meets all of the following:

    (a) Allows a person to construct or operate a video service network within the boundaries of a local government. See Arizona Laws 9-1401

  • Lot: means a unit of identical or similar items that are grouped or consolidated in one or more containers for packaging or transporting or a cluster of identical or similar items that are included in the same shipping order, bill of lading or other itemized transport order. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Lot: means a unit of identical or similar items that are produced by one person and that are grouped or consolidated in one or more containers for packaging or transporting or a cluster of identical or similar items that are produced by one person and that are included in the same shipping order, bill of lading or other itemized transport order. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Manager: means the person or persons named in the articles of incorporation either originally or by amendment thereto in the capacity of manager or assistant manager and does not include any person who is not so named. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • Marijuana: means all parts of any plant of the genus cannabis whether growing or not, and the seeds of such plant. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • Market value: when used in reference to stock or property of any issuing public corporation, means the following:

    (a) In the case of stock, the highest closing sale price during the thirty day period immediately preceding the date in question of the stock on the composite tape for New York stock exchange listed stock or, if the stock is not quoted on the composite tape or not listed on the New York stock exchange, on the principal United States securities exchange registered under the securities exchange act of 1934 on which the stock is listed or, if the stock is not listed on any such exchange, on the national association of securities dealers, inc. See Arizona Laws 10-2701

  • marketing contract: means any agreement entered into between an association organized under this article and its members, by the terms of which a subscribing grower, producer, manufacturer, marketer, distributor or seller and all other growers, producers, manufacturers, marketers, distributors or sellers signing similar agreements, agree to sell their products or services, goods for import or export purposes to or through such association. See Arizona Laws 10-2001
  • Marketing year: means a one year period from February 1 through January 31 of the following calendar year. See Arizona Laws 3-581
  • Medical use: means the acquisition, possession, cultivation, manufacture, use, administration, delivery, transfer or transportation of marijuana or paraphernalia relating to the administration of marijuana to treat or alleviate a registered qualifying patient's debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the patient's debilitating medical condition. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • Member: means , without regard to what a person is called in the articles of incorporation or bylaws, any person or persons who, pursuant to a provision of a corporation's articles of incorporation or bylaws, have the right to vote for the election of a director or directors. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Member: includes members of associations. See Arizona Laws 10-2001
  • Member: means any bank or federal or state savings and loan association authorized to do business within this state which shall undertake to lend money to the corporation upon its call and in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 10-2251
  • member of the department: means a member of the police department, duly commissioned and sworn as a peace officer with all the powers and duties thereof, and includes all ranks and both sexes. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • Membership: refers to the rights and obligations a member or members have pursuant to a corporation's articles of incorporation and bylaws and chapters 24 through 40 of this title. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Minimum status vote: means :

    (a) In the case of a business corporation, in addition to any other required approval or vote, the satisfaction of the following conditions:

    (i) The shareholders of every class or series are entitled to vote as a separate voting group on the corporate action regardless of a limitation stated in the articles of incorporation or bylaws on the voting rights of any class or series. See Arizona Laws 10-2402

  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mobile food unit: means a food establishment that is licensed by this state, that is readily movable and that dispenses food or beverages for immediate service and consumption and other incidental retail items from any vehicle as defined in section 28-101. See Arizona Laws 9-485
  • Mobile food vendor: means any person who owns, controls, manages or leases a mobile food unit or contracts with a person to prepare foods and vend from, drive or operate a mobile food unit. See Arizona Laws 9-485
  • Monopole: means a wireless support structure that is not more than forty inches in diameter at the ground level and that has all of the wireless facilities mounted on the pole or contained inside of the pole. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipality: means a city or town organized in accordance with law, including a home rule or charter city. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-521
  • neglected: means :

    (a) The inability or unwillingness of a parent, guardian or custodian of a child to provide that child with supervision, food, clothing, shelter or medical care if that inability or unwillingness causes unreasonable risk of harm to the child's health or welfare, except if the inability of a parent, guardian or custodian to provide services to meet the needs of a child with a disability or chronic illness is solely the result of the unavailability of reasonable services. See Arizona Laws 8-201

  • Newspaper: has the meaning set forth in section 39-201. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary: means a not-for-profit entity that acquires, possesses, cultivates, manufactures, delivers, transfers, transports, supplies, sells or dispenses marijuana or related supplies and educational materials to cardholders. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • Nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary agent: means a principal officer, board member, employee or volunteer of a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary who is at least twenty-one years of age and has not been convicted of an excluded felony offense. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • Nursery: means real property or other premises on or in which nursery stock is propagated, grown or cultivated or from which source nursery stock is offered for distribution or sale. See Arizona Laws 3-201
  • Nursery stock: includes all trees, shrubs, vines, cacti, agaves, succulents, herbaceous plants whether annuals, biennials or perennials, bulbs, corms, rizomes, roots, decorative plant material, flowers, fruit pits or seeds, cuttings, buds, grafts, scions and other plants intended for sale, gift or propagation, either cultivated or collected in the wild, except seeds as regulated by article 2 of this chapter, fruit and vegetables regulated by chapter 3, articles 2 and 4 of this title and cotton plants. See Arizona Laws 3-201
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Obligee: includes any bondholder, any agents or trustees for any bondholders or any lessor demising to the municipality property used in connection with a housing development project, or any assignee or assignees of such lessor's interest or any part of the lessor's interest, and the federal government when it is a party to any contract with the municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Officer: means an individual who is or was an officer of a corporation or an individual who, while an officer of a corporation, is or was serving at the corporation's request as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or agent of another foreign or domestic corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other entity. See Arizona Laws 10-850
  • Official capacity: means , if used with respect to a director, the office of director in a corporation and, if used with respect to an officer as contemplated in section 10-856, the office in a corporation held by the officer. See Arizona Laws 10-850
  • order: means an order that is developed by producers or shippers of the affected commodity and that is issued by the director pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Outside director: means a director who, when serving as a director, was not an officer, employee or holder of more than five per cent of the outstanding shares of any class of stock of the corporation or of any affiliate of the corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-850
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • packages: means any container used for packing, shipping or selling citrus fruit. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Packer: means a person, other than a producer, shipper or dealer, that is engaged in the business of packing any citrus fruit. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Packer: means a person, other than a producer, shipper or dealer, that is engaged in the business of harvesting or packing fruit or vegetables. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • 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.
  • Party: includes an individual who was, is or is threatened to be made a named defendant or respondent in a proceeding. See Arizona Laws 10-850
  • Peace officers: include regularly salaried deputy sheriffs, policemen and police officers of duly organized police departments. See Arizona Laws 9-901
  • 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
  • Permit: means written permission required by an authority to install, mount, maintain, modify, operate or replace a utility pole or monopole, to collocate a small wireless facility on a utility pole or wireless support structure or to collocate wireless facilities on a monopole. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Person: includes an individual, firm, association, partnership, trust or corporation. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, trust or other entity or organization, including an authority. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Person: includes an individual, firm, association, partnership, trust or corporation. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or unit of a governmental subdivision or a public or private organization of any character. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust, partnership, federal agency, state or political subdivision or agency of a state or any body politic. See Arizona Laws 10-2051
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust or partnership or any agency or political subdivision of the United States or of this state or any other political body. See Arizona Laws 10-2121
  • Person: means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, a syndicate, an association, a joint stock company, a trust in which the interests of the beneficiaries are evidenced by securities, an unincorporated organization or entity or a government or political subdivision of a government. See Arizona Laws 10-2701
  • Person: includes an individual and entity. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, trust, association or partnership. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Pests: includes all noxious weeds, insects, diseases, mites, spiders, nematodes and other animal or plant organisms found injurious, or likely to be or to become injurious, to any domesticated, cultivated, native or wild plant, or to the product of any such plant. See Arizona Laws 3-201
  • Petition: means a written statement of the essential facts that allege delinquency, incorrigibility or dependency. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Physician: means a doctor of medicine who holds a valid and existing license to practice medicine pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or its successor, a doctor of osteopathic medicine who holds a valid and existing license to practice osteopathic medicine pursuant to title 32, chapter 17 or its successor, a naturopathic physician who holds a valid and existing license to practice naturopathic medicine pursuant to title 32, chapter 14 or its successor or a homeopathic physician who holds a valid and existing license to practice homeopathic medicine pursuant to title 32, chapter 29 or its successor. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan: means a plan of merger, interest exchange, conversion, domestication or division. See Arizona Laws 10-1101
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, a hearing officer, the legislative body itself, or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, a hearing officer, the legislative body itself or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, the legislative body itself, or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Plat: means a map of a subdivision:

    (a) "Preliminary plat" means a preliminary map, including supporting data, indicating a proposed subdivision design prepared in accordance with the provisions of this article and those of any local applicable ordinance. See Arizona Laws 9-463

  • 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.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • President: means that officer designated as the president in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or, if not so designated, that officer authorized in the articles of incorporation, bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of the chief executive officer, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • 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.
  • Pretrial conference: A meeting of the judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury, to review evidence and witnesses, to set a timetable, and to discuss the settlement of the case.
  • Prevention: means the creation of conditions, opportunities and experiences that encourage and develop healthy, self-sufficient children and that occur before the onset of problems. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Principal office: means the office, in or out of this state, so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located or in any other document executed by the corporation by an officer and delivered to the commission for filing. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Private easement: means an easement or other real property right that is only for the benefit of the grantor and grantee and the grantor's or grantee's successors and assigns. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • 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.
  • Proceeding: means any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative and whether formal or informal. See Arizona Laws 10-850
  • Proceeding: includes a civil suit and a criminal, administrative and investigatory action. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Produce safety rule: means the United States food and drug administration produce safety rule (21 Code of Federal Regulations part 112) and any other federal produce safety regulation, order or guideline or other requirement adopted pursuant to the FDA food safety modernization act (P. See Arizona Laws 3-525
  • Producer: means a person that is engaged in this state in the business of producing or causing citrus fruit to be produced for market in commercial quantities. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Producer: means a person engaged in this state in the business of commercially producing or causing citrus to be commercially produced. See Arizona Laws 3-468
  • Producer: means a person that is engaged in this state in the business of producing or causing fruit or vegetables to be produced for market in commercial quantities. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Producer: means a person engaged in this state in the business of producing or causing to be produced iceberg lettuce. See Arizona Laws 3-526
  • Producer: includes owners, proprietors or tenants of agricultural lands, orchards, farms and gardens where food products are grown, raised or prepared for market. See Arizona Laws 3-561
  • Producer: means a person, partnership, corporation or cooperative in this state that produces and sells grain in commercial channels. See Arizona Laws 3-581
  • Producer: means a person that has a financial interest in producing or causing citrus, fruit or vegetable commodities to be produced for market in commercial quantities. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Professional service: means a service that may be lawfully rendered only by a person licensed or otherwise authorized by a licensing authority in this state to render the service. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • Property: means all real property subject to zoning regulations and restrictions by a city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-1201
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protected development right: means the right to undertake and complete the development and use of property under the terms and conditions of a protected development right plan and this article, without compliance with subsequent changes in zoning regulations and development standards, except as provided by section 9-1204. See Arizona Laws 9-1201
  • Protected development right plan: means a plan submitted by a landowner to a city or town, that, if approved by the legislative body of the city or town and if identified as a protected development right plan at the time it is submitted, grants the landowner, for a specified period of time, a protected development right to undertake and complete the development as shown on the plan. See Arizona Laws 9-1201
  • Public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public record: includes a statute, rule or regulation of the United States, this state or the municipality that is desired to be adopted by reference. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • Publish: means to publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the known place of business for three consecutive publications. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Published: means printed, lithographed, multigraphed, mimeographed or otherwise reproduced, including electronic reproduction online. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • Qualified person: means a person that is eligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • Qualifying patient: means a person who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rate: means a recurring charge. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Record date: means the date established under chapter 6 or 7 of this title on which a corporation determines the identity of its shareholders and their shareholdings for purposes of chapters 1 through 17 of this title. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Record shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-1301
  • Recorded plat: means a final plat bearing all of the certificates of approval required by this article, any local applicable ordinance and other state statute. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Referral: means a report that is submitted to the juvenile court and that alleges that a child is dependent or incorrigible or that a juvenile has committed a delinquent or criminal act. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Register: means the Arizona register of heritage agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-161
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Registry identification card: means a document issued by the department that identifies a person as a registered qualifying patient, registered designated caregiver or a registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary agent. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • 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.
  • Request for corrections: means a request for technical or clarifying corrections from an applicant who has submitted an administratively complete application for a license. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Required disclosure: means disclosure by the director who has a conflicting interest of both:

    (a) The existence and nature of the conflicting interest. See Arizona Laws 10-860

  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • Right-of-way: means the area on, below or above a public roadway, highway, street, sidewalk, alley or utility easement. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Right-of-way: means any public right-of-way and includes any area required for public use pursuant to any general or specific plan. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Secretary: means that officer designated as the secretary in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or that officer authorized in the articles of incorporation, the bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of secretary, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Serious physical injury: means an injury that is diagnosed by a medical doctor and that does any one or a combination of the following:

    (a) Creates a reasonable risk of death. See Arizona Laws 8-201

  • Service area: means that part of the boundaries of a local government within which a video service provider is authorized to provide video service pursuant to a uniform video service license or a local license. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Shareholder: includes a beneficial owner whose shares are held in a voting trust or are held by a nominee on the beneficial owner's behalf. See Arizona Laws 10-740
  • Shareholder: means the record shareholder or the beneficial shareholder. See Arizona Laws 10-1301
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Shares: means units into which the shareholders' rights to participate in the control of a corporation, in its surplus or profits, or in the distribution of its assets, are divided. See Arizona Laws 10-2251
  • Shares: means those shares presently entitled to vote in the election of directors of the issuing public corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-2701
  • Shipper: means a person that ships, transports, sells or markets citrus fruit under the person's registered trademark or label or a person that first markets the citrus fruit on behalf of the producer. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Shipper: means a person that ships, transports, sells or markets fruit or vegetables under the person's registered trademark or label or a person that first markets the fruit or vegetables on behalf of the producer. See Arizona Laws 3-481
  • Shipper: means a person that engages in shipping, transporting, selling or marketing citrus, fruits or vegetables under the shipper's own registered trademark or label or a person that first markets the fruits or vegetables for the producer. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Small wireless facility: means a wireless facility that meets both of the following qualifications:

    (a) All antennas are located inside an enclosure of not more than six cubic feet in volume or, in the case of an antenna that has exposed elements, the antenna and all of the antenna's exposed elements could fit within an imaginary enclosure of not more than six cubic feet in volume. See Arizona Laws 9-591

  • Special taxing district: means a special district formed pursuant to title 48, chapter 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20 or 22. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Specific plan: means a detailed element of the general plan enacted under the provisions of this article or a prior statute. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Specific public benefit: includes :

    (a) Providing low-income or underserved individuals or communities with beneficial products or services. See Arizona Laws 10-2402

  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Street: means streets, highways, freeways, expressways, avenues, boulevards, parkways, roads, lanes, walks, alleys, viaducts, subways, tunnels, bridges, public access easements and rights-of-way. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Street: means any existing or proposed street, avenue, boulevard, road, lane, parkway, place, bridge, viaduct or easement for public vehicular access or a street shown in a plat heretofore approved pursuant to law or a street in a plat duly filed and recorded in the county recorder's office. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivider: means a person, firm, corporation, partnership, association, syndicate, trust or other legal entity that files application and initiates proceedings for the subdivision of land in accordance with the provisions of this article, any local applicable ordinance and other state statute, except that an individual serving as agent for such legal entity is not a subdivider. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivision: means any land or portion thereof subject to the provisions of this article as provided in section 9-463. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivision regulations: means a municipal ordinance regulating the design and improvement of subdivisions enacted under the provisions of article 6. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Subdivision regulations: means a municipal ordinance regulating the design and improvement of subdivisions enacted under the provisions of this article or any prior statute regulating the design and improvement of subdivisions. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subscriber: means a person who subscribes for shares in a corporation, whether before or after incorporation. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Subscriber: means any person in this state that purchases video service. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • subscription: includes a mark, if a person cannot write, with the person's name written near it and witnessed by a person who writes the person's own name as witness. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Subsidiary: means , in relation to a person, an entity in which the person owns beneficially or of record fifty per cent or more of the outstanding equity interests. See Arizona Laws 10-2402
  • Substantive policy statement: means a written expression that is only advisory and that informs the general public of a municipality's current approach to, or opinion of, the requirements of the ordinances or codes, including, if appropriate, the municipality's current practice, procedure or method of action based on that approach or opinion. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Supermajority status vote: means :

    (a) For a business corporation, in addition to any other required approval or vote, the satisfaction of the following conditions:

    (i) The shareholders of every class or series are entitled to vote as a separate voting group on the corporate action regardless of a limitation stated in the articles of incorporation or bylaws on the voting rights of any class or series. See Arizona Laws 10-2402

  • 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
  • Telecommunications corporation: means any public service corporation to the extent that it provides telecommunications services in this state. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Telecommunications provider: means a person that is required to obtain from the corporation commission a certificate of public convenience and necessity to provide telecommunications service. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • Telecommunications services: means the offering of telecommunications for a fee directly to the public, or to such users as to be effectively available directly to the public, regardless of the facilities used. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • 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.
  • Tender offer: means a tender offer under the securities exchange act of 1934. See Arizona Laws 10-2701
  • Testify: includes every manner of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Third-party standard: means a recognized standard for defining, reporting and assessing corporate social and environmental performance that is:

    (a) Comprehensive because it assesses the effect of a business and its operations on the interests listed in section 10-2431, subsection A, paragraph 1. See Arizona Laws 10-2402

  • Transaction: means a merger, an interest exchange, a conversion, a domestication or a division. See Arizona Laws 10-1101
  • Treasurer: means that officer designated as the treasurer in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or that officer authorized in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of treasurer, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • trustees: means individuals, designated in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and their successors and individuals elected or appointed by any other name or title to act as members of the board. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Uniform video service license: means a license that is issued by a local government in the form of a uniform video service license agreement as adopted pursuant to section 9-1411. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • United States: includes a district, authority, bureau, commission and department and any other agency of the United States. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Usable marijuana: means the dried flowers of the marijuana plant, and any mixture or preparation thereof, but does not include the seeds, stalks and roots of the plant and does not include the weight of any non-marijuana ingredients combined with marijuana and prepared for consumption as food or drink. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Utility pole: means a pole or similar structure that is used in whole or in part for communications services, electric distribution, lighting or traffic signals. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Utility undertaking: means any one or combination of the following:

    (a) Electric light or power, water, storm water, sewer, gas, common carrier of passengers, garbage, or rubbish plant or system, including but not limited to disposal, treatment or reduction plants, buildings, incinerators, dams and reservoirs. See Arizona Laws 9-521

  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Verification system: means a secure, password-protected, web-based system established and maintained by the department that is available to law enforcement personnel and nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary agents on a twenty-four hour basis for verification of registry identification cards. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • Vice-president: means an officer designated as the vice-president in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or an officer authorized in the articles of incorporation, the bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of a vice-president, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Visiting qualifying patient: means a person:

    (a) Who is not a resident of Arizona or who has been a resident of Arizona less than thirty days. See Arizona Laws 10-201

  • Volume: means cartons or the equivalent weight of Arizona-grown products marketed in the preceding marketing season. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Vote: includes authorization by written ballot and written consent. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Voting group: means all shares of one or more classes or series that under the articles of incorporation or chapters 1 through 17 of this title are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Voting power: means the total number of votes entitled to be cast for the election of directors at the time the determination of voting power is made, excluding a vote that is contingent on the happening of a condition or event that has not occurred at the time. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Voting shares: means shares entitled to vote for election of directors of the professional corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-2201
  • 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
  • Wireless provider: means a cable operator, wireless infrastructure provider or wireless services provider. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Wireless services: means any services that are provided to the public and that use licensed or unlicensed spectrum, whether at a fixed location or mobile, using wireless facilities. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • worker: means a person who has been selected by and trained under the requirements prescribed by the department and who assists in carrying out the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 8-801
  • Working day: means a twenty-four hour period excluding weekends and legal holidays. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • 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.
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • written: includes blockchain technology as defined in section 44-7061. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Written assent: means a signed statement of an affected person consenting to the terms of a marketing order. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Written certification: means a document dated and signed by a physician, stating that in the physician's professional opinion the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of marijuana to treat or alleviate the patient's debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the debilitating medical condition. See Arizona Laws 10-201
  • Zoning administrator: means the official responsible for enforcement of the zoning ordinance. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • Zoning ordinance: means a municipal ordinance regulating the use of land or structures, or both, under the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Zoning ordinance: means a municipal ordinance regulating the use of the land or structures, or both, as provided in this article. See Arizona Laws 9-462