Sections
Article 1 Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts 41-251 – 41-277
Article 2 Notaries Public 41-312 – 41-333
Article 3 Electronic Notarization 41-351 – 41-352
Article 4 Remote Online Notarization 41-371 – 41-380

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 41 > Chapter 2 - Administrative Officers

  • Acknowledgment: means a declaration by an individual before a notarial officer that the individual has signed a record for the purpose stated in the record and, if the record is signed in a representative capacity, that the individual signed the record with proper authority and signed it as the act of the individual or entity identified in the record. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Capital units: means the proportions of the proprietary interest in the corporation owned by the investors. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • close corporation: means a corporation for profit organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • Commission: means to authorize to perform notarial acts and the written authority to perform those acts. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • Communication technology: means an electronic device or process that allows a notary public and a remotely located individual to communicate with each other simultaneously by sight and sound. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Credential analysis: means a process or service that meets the standards established under section 41-372 through which a third person affirms the validity of an identification credential through review of public or private data sources. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic or similar capabilities. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic or similar capabilities. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • Electronic record: means information that is created, generated, sent, communicated, received or stored by electronic means. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • Electronic seal: means an electronic image that contains information attached to or logically associated with an electronic record and that contains the words "notary public" the name of the county in which the notary public is commissioned, the notary public's name as it appears on the notarial commission, the commission number and the expiration date of the notarial commission. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • electronic signature: means an electronic method or process that through the application of a security procedure allows a determination that the electronic signature at the time it was executed was all of the following:

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  • Electronic signature: means an electronic symbol, sound or process that is attached to or logically associated with a record and that is executed or adopted by an individual with the intent to sign the record. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Foreign state: means a jurisdiction other than the United States, a state or a federally recognized Indian tribe. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Identity proofing: means a process or service that meets the standards established under section 41-372 through which a third person affirms the identity of a remotely located individual by a review of personal information from public or private data sources. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • In a representative capacity: means acting as any of the following:

    (a) An authorized officer, agent, partner, trustee or other representative for a person other than an individual. See Arizona Laws 41-251

  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Moral turpitude: means an offense, whether a misdemeanor or felony, that is related to extortion, burglary, larceny, bribery, embezzlement, robbery, racketeering, money laundering, forgery, fraud, murder, voluntary manslaughter or a sexual offense that requires the individual to register pursuant to section 13-3821. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • negligently: import a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequence of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concerns. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Notarial act: means an act that is performed by a notary public of this state pursuant to section 41-313, subsection A. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • Notarial officer: means a notary public or other individual who is authorized to perform a notarial act. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • notary: means any individual who is commissioned to perform notarial acts by the secretary of state. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Official stamp: means a physical image that is affixed to a tangible record or an electronic image that is attached to or logically associated with an electronic record. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • Outside the United States: means a location outside the geographic boundaries of the United States, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands and any territory, insular possession or other location subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • 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.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, statutory trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • Person: includes an individual and entity. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, statutory trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • 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.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Record: means information that is either:

    (a) Inscribed on a tangible medium. See Arizona Laws 41-251

  • remote online notarial act: means a notarial act performed by means of communication technology. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • Remote presentation: means transmission to a notary public through communication technology of an image of a remotely located individual's identification credential that is of sufficient quality to enable the notary public to reasonably identify the remotely located individual and to perform credential analysis. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • Remotely located individual: means an individual who is not in the physical presence of the notary public performing a remote online notarization. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Sign: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record, either of the following:

    (a) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol. See Arizona Laws 41-251

  • Signature: means a tangible symbol or an electronic signature that evidences the signing of a record. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • Stamping device: means either of the following:

    (a) A physical device that is capable of affixing to a tangible record an official stamp. See Arizona Laws 41-251

  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Arizona Laws 41-371
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Verification on oath or affirmation: means a declaration, made by an individual on oath or affirmation before a notarial officer, that a statement in a record is true. See Arizona Laws 41-251
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215