§ 41-1493 Definitions
§ 41-1493.01 Free exercise of religion protected
§ 41-1493.02 Applicability
§ 41-1493.03 Free exercise of religion; land use regulation
§ 41-1493.04 Free exercise of religion; professional or occupational license; certificate or registration; appointments to governmental offices; definition

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 41 > Chapter 9 > Article 9 - Free Exercise of Religion

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates: means meets the burdens of going forward with the evidence and of persuasion. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Exercise of religion: means the ability to act or refusal to act in a manner substantially motivated by a religious belief, whether or not the exercise is compulsory or central to a larger system of religious belief. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • Government: includes this state and any agency or political subdivision of this state. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • 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.
  • Nonreligious assembly or institution: includes all membership organizations, theaters, cultural centers, dance halls, fraternal orders, amphitheaters and places of public assembly regardless of size that a government or political subdivision allows to meet in a zoning district by code or ordinance or by practice. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • Person: includes a religious assembly or institution. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • Political subdivision: includes any county, city, including a charter city, town, school district, municipal corporation or special district, any board, commission or agency of a county, city, including a charter city, town, school district, municipal corporation or special district or any other local public agency. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Suitable alternate property: means a financially feasible property considering the person's revenue sources and other financial obligations with respect to the person's exercise of religion and with relation to spending that is in the same zoning district or in a contiguous area that the person finds acceptable for conducting the person's religious mission and that is large enough to fully accommodate the current and projected seating capacity requirements of the person in a manner that the person deems suitable for the person's religious mission. See Arizona Laws 41-1493
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Unreasonable burden: means that a person is prevented from using the person's property in a manner that the person finds satisfactory to fulfill the person's religious mission. See Arizona Laws 41-1493