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Article 1 Administration 3-901 – 3-916
Article 2 Enforcement 3-931 – 3-934

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 3 > Chapter 7

  • Acquiring agency: means the state, any department, agency, board or commission of the state, counties, school districts, cities, towns, all municipal corporations, any other political subdivision of the state and any other person or entity with the power of eminent domain. See Arizona Laws 11-961
  • Aggregate: means cinder, crushed rock or stone, decomposed granite, gravel, pumice, pumicite and sand. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Animal: means any animal of a species that is susceptible to rabies, except man. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Area of jurisdiction: means that part of the county outside the corporate limits of any municipality. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-201
  • At large: means being neither confined by an enclosure nor physically restrained by a leash. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • At-risk youth: means children who are eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen or eighteen years of age at the time they begin receiving services pursuant to this article and who are one or more of the following:

    (a) Identified by a law enforcement agency or juvenile court as in need of services provided pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 11-1041

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Board: means the county board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 11-681
  • Bond related expenses: means any expenses incurred by the county to issue and administer bonds issued under this article, including underwriting fees and costs, trustee fees, financial consultant fees, printing and advertising costs, paying agent fees, transfer agent fees, legal, accounting, feasibility consultant and other professional fees and expenses, credit enhancement fees, attorney and accounting fees and expenses related to credit enhancement, bond insurance or liquidity enhancement, remarketing fees, rating agency fees and costs, travel and telecommunications expenses and all other expenses considered necessary by the county board of supervisors in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 11-681
  • Bonds: means the bonds issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 11-681
  • Business: means any lawful activity, excepting a farm operation, conducted primarily by or for any of the following:

    (a) For the purchase, sale, lease and rental of personal and real property and for the manufacture, processing or marketing of products, commodities or any other personal property. See Arizona Laws 11-961

  • Cease and desist order: means an administrative order provided by law restraining the sale, use, disposition and movement of a definite amount of seed. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • Commission: means the county planning and zoning commission. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Comparable replacement dwelling: means a dwelling that is all of the following:

    (a) Decent, safe and sanitary. See Arizona Laws 11-961

  • County board of health: means the duly constituted board of health of each county. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • County enforcement agent: means that person in each county who is responsible for the enforcement of this article and the rules adopted under this article. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • County judgment purpose: includes the following purposes:

    (a) The payment of obligations of the county resulting from a final court judgment against the county, court costs and attorney fees, including outside legal counsel retained by the county, but not costs incurred by the county attorney in connection with the judgment. See Arizona Laws 11-681

  • County pound: means any establishment authorized by the county board of supervisors for the confinement, maintenance, safekeeping and control of dogs and other animals that come into the custody of the county enforcement agent in the performance of his official duties. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • 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
  • Dealer: means any person who sells seed. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • 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
  • Displaced person: means :

    (a) A person who moves from real property or moves his personal property from real property either:

    (i) As a direct result of a written notice of intent to acquire, the initiation of negotiations for or the acquisition of such real property in whole or in part for a program or project undertaken by a displacing agency. See Arizona Laws 11-961

  • Displacing agency: means the state or state agency and any political subdivision or person carrying out a program or project with federal financial assistance, or with the approval of the governing body of the acquiring agency, state or local financial assistance, which causes a person to be a displaced person. See Arizona Laws 11-961
  • Division: means the plant services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-201
  • Division: means the environmental services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • Farm operation: means any activity conducted primarily for the production of one or more agricultural products or commodities for sale and home use, and customarily producing such products or commodities in sufficient quantity to be capable of contributing materially to the operator's support. See Arizona Laws 11-961
  • Federal financial assistance: means a grant, loan or contribution in any form whatsoever provided by the United States to an acquiring agency, except any federal guarantee or insurance, and any interest reduction payment to a person in connection with the purchase and occupancy of a residence by that person. See Arizona Laws 11-961
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the board of supervisors of a county, or the council or other governing body of a municipality, as the case may be. See Arizona Laws 11-931
  • Impound: means the act of taking or receiving into custody by the county enforcement agent any dog or other animal for the purpose of confinement in a county pound in accordance with the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • Indian reservation: means all lands that are held in trust by the United States for the exclusive use and occupancy of Indian tribes by treaty, law or executive order and that are currently recognized as Indian reservations by the United States department of the interior. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Initiation of negotiations: means the delivery of the initial written offer by the acquiring agency to the owner or the owner's representative to purchase real property for a project for the amount determined to be proper compensation or other actions to serve this purpose as determined by the lead agency. See Arizona Laws 11-961
  • Inspector: means the county zoning inspector. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Kennel: means an enclosed, controlled area, inaccessible to other animals, in which a person keeps, harbors or maintains five or more dogs under controlled conditions. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • Kind: means one or more related species or subspecies which singly or collectively are known by one common name, such as corn, oats, alfalfa and timothy. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • Label: means any label or other written, printed or graphic representations, in any form whatsoever, accompanying or pertaining to any seed whether in bulk or in containers and includes representations or invoices. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • Labeler: means any person whose name and address appear on the label pertaining to or attached to a lot or container of agricultural, vegetable or ornamental plant seed sold, offered for sale, exposed for sale or transported for sowing purposes. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • Lead agency: means the acquiring agency except as required by federal law. See Arizona Laws 11-961
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means an Arizona state seed license that is obtained from the department. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Livestock: means neat animals, horses, sheep, goats, swine, mules and asses. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • Lot: means a definite quantity of seed identified by a lot number or other mark, every portion or bag of which is uniform within recognized tolerances for the factors which appear in the labeling. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • 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
  • Mortgage: means such classes of liens as are commonly given to secure advances on, or the unpaid purchase price of, real property, under the laws of the state in which the real property is located, together with the credit instruments, if any, secured thereby. See Arizona Laws 11-961
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 11-931
  • Newspaper of general circulation in the county seat: means a daily or weekly newspaper if any is published in the county seat. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ornamental plant seed: means the seed of any plant used for decorative or ornamental purposes and includes flower seed. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • Owner: means any person keeping an animal other than livestock for more than six consecutive days. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • 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 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
  • Person: means any individual, family, partnership, corporation or association. See Arizona Laws 11-961
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, company, society or association. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • 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
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Public park: means a park, parkway, trail, recreational area or playground established, maintained or administered by a county, city or town. See Arizona Laws 11-931
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rabies quarantine area: means any area in which a state of emergency has been declared to exist due to the occurrence of rabies in animals in or adjacent to this area. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Rezoning: means a change in the zoning ordinance changing the zoning district boundaries within an area previously zoned. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Sell: means offer for sale, expose for sale, possess for sale, exchange, barter or trade. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • 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.
  • Small business: means a business as defined in paragraph 2 of this section if the number of employees of the business at the affected site is five hundred or less. See Arizona Laws 11-961
  • Stray dog: means any dog three months of age or older running at large that is not wearing a valid license tag. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • Summer youth employment and training programs: means programs to enhance the basic skills of youth and prepare them for participation in the labor force and includes activities consistent with the summer youth employment program of the federal job training partnership act (P. See Arizona Laws 11-1041
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Vaccination: means the administration of an anti-rabies vaccine to animals by a veterinarian. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • Variety: means a subdivision of a kind characterized by growth, yield, plant, fruit, seed or other characteristics by which it can be differentiated from other plants of the same kind. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • Vegetable seeds: means seeds of those crops which are grown in gardens and on truck farms and are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable seeds in this state. See Arizona Laws 3-231
  • Veterinary hospital: means any establishment operated by a veterinarian licensed to practice in this state that provides clinical facilities and houses animals or birds for dental, medical or surgical treatment. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • Vicious animal: means any animal of the order carnivora that has a propensity to attack, to cause injury to or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings without provocation, or that has been so declared after a hearing before a justice of the peace or a city magistrate. See Arizona Laws 11-1001
  • Zoning district: means any portion of a county in which the same set of zoning regulations applies. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Zoning ordinance: means an ordinance that is adopted by the board of supervisors and that contains zoning regulations together with a map setting forth the precise boundaries of zoning districts within which the various zoning regulations are effective. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Zoning regulations: means provisions that govern the use of land or buildings, or both, the height and location of buildings, the size of yards, courts and open spaces, the establishment of setback lines and such other matters as may otherwise be authorized under this chapter and that the board deems suitable and proper. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Zoning regulations amendment: means a change in the zoning ordinance that modifies, adds to, transfers or repeals one or more zoning regulations or that adds one or more zoning regulations. See Arizona Laws 11-801