Article 1 General Provisions 41-701 – 41-710.01
Article 2 Automation and Telecommunications Functions 41-711 – 41-714
Article 3 Finance 41-722 – 41-740.01
Article 4 State Personnel System 41-741 – 41-754
Article 5 Covered Service 41-771 – 41-773
Article 6 State Personnel Board 41-781 – 41-783
Article 7 Management of State Properties 41-790 – 41-806

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 41 > Chapter 4

  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternative fuel: means :

    (a) Electricity. See Arizona Laws 1-215

  • Appointing authority: means the person or group of persons authorized by law or delegated authority to make appointments to fill positions. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • 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
  • Break in service: means a separation from state employment, regardless of the reason for separation. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • Building renewal: means major activities that involve the repair or reworking of a building and the supporting infrastructure that will result in maintaining a building's expected useful life. See Arizona Laws 41-790
  • Building system: means a group of buildings that together constitute a single unit for purposes of planning, land acquisition, construction or building renewal. See Arizona Laws 41-790
  • 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
  • Capital projects: means buildings, structures, facilities and areas constructed for the use or benefit of this state. See Arizona Laws 41-790
  • Capital units: means the proportions of the proprietary interest in the corporation owned by the investors. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • Change in assignment: means movement of an employee to a different position in the same state agency or another state agency. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Court: means the superior court of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Covered employee: means an employee who:

    (a) Before September 29, 2012, is in the state service, is not uncovered pursuant to section 41-742, subsection A and has remained in covered status without a break in service since that date. See Arizona Laws 41-741

  • Covered service: means that employment status conferring rights of appeal as prescribed in sections 41-782 and 41-783 or section 41-1830. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Deliver: includes sending by mail, private courier, fax or electronic transmission. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Department: means the department of administration. See Arizona Laws 41-701.01
  • Director: means the director of the department of administration. See Arizona Laws 41-701.01
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Employee: means all officers and employees of this state, whether in covered service or uncovered service, unless otherwise prescribed. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Full authority peace officer: means a peace officer whose authority to enforce the laws of this state is not limited by the rules adopted by the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Infrastructure: means nonbuilding improvements that directly support operating a facility that is listed in the annual building system such as utility delivery systems, roadway systems, external lighting systems, irrigation systems, sidewalks and parking lots. See Arizona Laws 41-790
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Land acquisition: means the procurement of real property by gift, grant, purchase, lease purchase, condemnation or other lawful means. See Arizona Laws 41-790
  • 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
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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.
  • Original probationary period: means the specified period following initial appointment to covered service. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • 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: includes an individual and entity. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probationary period: means a working test period of employment in a covered service position for evaluation of the employee's work. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Promotional probation: means the specified period of employment following promotion of a permanent status employee to another covered service position that has a higher pay grade. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Rules: means rules adopted by the department of administration, human resources division. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • Security: means security services related to building operation and maintenance functions provided by the department. See Arizona Laws 41-790
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • State agency: means a department, board, office, authority, commission or other governmental budget unit of this state and includes an agency assigned to a department for administrative purposes. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • State capitol building: means :

    (a) The original 1898 statehouse known as the state capitol museum. See Arizona Laws 41-790

  • State personnel board: means the board established by section 41-781. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • State personnel system: means all state agencies and employees of those agencies that are not exempted by this article. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • State service: means all offices and positions of employment in state government that, before September 29, 2012, were subject to the provisions of articles 5 and 6 of this chapter that were in effect before September 29, 2012. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Supervisor: means a state employee who has one or more other state employees reporting directly to the person and, for those state employees, typically has the authority to:

    (a) Approve sick or annual leave. See Arizona Laws 41-741

  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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
  • Uncovered employee: means an employee in uncovered service. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • Uncovered service: means employment at will and includes all state employees except those in covered service. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215