Article 1 General Provisions 41-1001 – 41-1010
Article 2 Publication of Agency Rules 41-1011 – 41-1014
Article 3 Rulemaking 41-1021 – 41-1039
Article 4 Attorney General Review of Rulemaking 41-1044
Article 4.1 Administrative Rules Oversight Committee 41-1046 – 41-1048
Article 5 Governor’s Regulatory Review Council 41-1051 – 41-1057
Article 6 Adjudicative Proceedings 41-1061 – 41-1067
Article 7 Military Administrative Relief 41-1071
Article 7.1 Licensing Time Frames 41-1072 – 41-1079
Article 7.2 Licensing Requirements 41-1080 – 41-1080.01
Article 8 Delegation of Functions, Powers or Duties 41-1081 – 41-1084
Article 9 Substantive Policy Statements 41-1091 – 41-1091.01
Article 10 Uniform Administrative Hearing Procedures 41-1092 – 41-1092.12
Article 11 Occupational Regulation 41-1093 – 41-1093.07

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 41 > Chapter 6 - Administrative Procedure

  • Address: means a mailing address. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Administrative completeness review time frame: means the number of days from agency receipt of an application for a license until an agency determines that the application contains all components required by statute or rule, including all information required to be submitted by other government agencies. See Arizona Laws 41-1072
  • Administrative law judge: means an individual or an agency head, board or commission that sits as an administrative law judge, that conducts administrative hearings in a contested case or an appealable agency action and that makes decisions regarding the contested case or appealable agency action. See Arizona Laws 41-1092
  • Adversely affected party: means :

    (a) An individual who both:

    (i) Provides evidence of an actual injury or economic damage that the individual has suffered or will suffer as a direct result of the action and not due to being a competitor or a general taxpayer. See Arizona Laws 41-1092

  • Agency: means any board, commission, department, officer or other administrative unit of this state, including the agency head and one or more members of the agency head or agency employees or other persons directly or indirectly purporting to act on behalf or under the authority of the agency head, whether created under the Constitution of Arizona or by enactment of the legislature. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appealable agency action: means an action that determines the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party, including the administrative completeness of an application other than an application submitted to the department of water resources pursuant to title 45, and that is not a contested case. See Arizona Laws 41-1092
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Audit: means an audit, investigation or inspection pursuant to Title 23, Chapter 2 or 4. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • 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
  • Code: means the Arizona administrative code, which is published pursuant to section 41-1011. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • Committee: means the administrative rules oversight committee. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contested case: means any proceeding, including rate making, except rate making pursuant to article XV, Constitution of Arizona, price fixing and licensing, in which the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party are required or permitted by law, other than this chapter, to be determined by an agency after an opportunity for an administrative hearing. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • 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.
  • Council: means the governor's regulatory review council. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Court: means the superior court of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • 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.
  • Delegation agreement: means an agreement between an agency and a political subdivision that authorizes the political subdivision to exercise functions, powers or duties conferred on the delegating agency by a provision of law. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • 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.
  • Director: means the director of the office of administrative hearings. See Arizona Laws 41-1092
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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

  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Emergency rule: means a rule that is made pursuant to section 41-1026. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Federal poverty guidelines: means the poverty guidelines as updated annually in the federal register by the United States department of health and human services. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Fee: means a charge prescribed by an agency for an inspection or for obtaining a license. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • 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 administrative decision: means a decision by an agency that is subject to judicial review pursuant to Title 12, Chapter 7, Article 6. See Arizona Laws 41-1092
  • Final rule: means any rule filed with the secretary of state and made pursuant to an exemption from this chapter in section 41-1005, made pursuant to section 41-1026, approved by the council pursuant to section 41-1052 or 41-1053 or approved by the attorney general pursuant to section 41-1044. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • 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.
  • General permit: means a regulatory permit, license or agency authorization that is for facilities, activities or practices in a class that are substantially similar in nature and that is issued or granted by an agency to a qualified applicant to conduct identified operations or activities if the applicant meets the applicable requirements of the general permit, that requires less information than an individual or traditional permit, license or authorization and that does not require a public hearing. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • 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
  • Individual: means a natural person. See Arizona Laws 41-1093
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Investor: means one who is the owner of capital units in a close corporation. See Arizona Laws 10-1802
  • Known place of business: means the known place of business required to be maintained pursuant to section 10-501. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: includes the whole or part of any agency permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law, but does not include a license required solely for revenue purposes. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Licensing: includes the agency process respecting the grant, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, annulment, withdrawal, change, reduction, modification or amendment of a license, including an existing permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission, approval or authorization obtained from an agency by the holder of a license. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Licensing decision: means any action by an agency to grant or deny any request for permission, approval or authorization issued in response to any request from an applicant for a license or to the holder of a license to exercise authority within the scope of the license. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • 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
  • 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
  • Office: means the office of administrative hearings. See Arizona Laws 41-1092
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Overall time frame: means the number of days after receipt of an application for a license during which an agency determines whether to grant or deny a license. See Arizona Laws 41-1072
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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: means each person or agency named or admitted as a party or properly seeking and entitled as of right to be admitted as a party. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or unit of a governmental subdivision, a public or private organization of any character or another agency. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Person: includes an individual and entity. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Preamble: means :

    (a) For any rulemaking subject to this chapter, a statement accompanying the rule that includes:

    (i) Reference to the specific statutory authority for the rule. See Arizona Laws 41-1001

  • 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.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Provision of law: means the whole or a part of the federal or state constitution, or of any federal or state statute, rule of court, executive order or rule of an administrative agency. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Register: means the Arizona administrative register, which is:

    (a) This state's official publication of rulemaking notices that are filed with the office of secretary of state. See Arizona Laws 41-1001

  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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).
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Rule: means an agency statement of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of an agency. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Rulemaking: means the process to make a new rule or amend, repeal or renumber a rule. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Self-supporting regulatory board: means any one of the following:

    (a) The Arizona state board of accountancy. See Arizona Laws 41-1092

  • 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 concern, including its affiliates, which is independently owned and operated, which is not dominant in its field and which employs fewer than one hundred full-time employees or which had gross annual receipts of less than four million dollars in its last fiscal year. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • 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
  • Substantive policy statement: means a written expression which informs the general public of an agency's current approach to, or opinion of, the requirements of the federal or state constitution, federal or state statute, administrative rule or regulation, or final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, including, where appropriate, the agency's current practice, procedure or method of action based upon that approach or opinion. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Substantive review time frame: means the number of days after the completion of the administrative completeness review time frame during which an agency determines whether an application or applicant for a license meets all substantive criteria required by statute or rule. See Arizona Laws 41-1072
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Vote: includes authorization by written ballot and written consent. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • 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
  • written: includes blockchain technology as defined in section 44-7061. See Arizona Laws 10-140