Article 1 Dealers of Precious Items 44-1601 – 44-1604
Article 2 Household Goods Movers 44-1611 – 44-1616
Article 3 Pawnbrokers 44-1621 – 44-1632
Article 3.1 Scrap Metal Dealers 44-1641 – 44-1649
Article 4 Future Contracts and Bucket Shops 44-1651 – 44-1660
Article 5 Jewelry Auctions 44-1671 – 44-1686
Article 6 Consumer Reporting Agencies and Fair Credit Reporting 44-1691 – 44-1698.02
Article 7 Credit Services 44-1701 – 44-1712
Article 8 Delivery Containers 44-1721 – 44-1725
Article 9 Pyramid Promotional Schemes 44-1731 – 44-1735
Article 10 Dance Studio Contracts 44-1741 – 44-1748
Article 10.1 Pharmacy Benefit Managers 44-1751 – 44-1754
Article 11 Solar Energy Devices 44-1761 – 44-1764
Article 12 Consignments of Works of Fine Art 44-1771 – 44-1778
Article 13 Health Spa Contracts 44-1791 – 44-1796
Article 14 Discount Buying Services 44-1797 – 44-1797.20
Article 15 Sales Representative Contracts 44-1798 – 44-1798.05
Article 16 Loan Servicing 44-1798.21
Article 17 Pet Dealers 44-1799 – 44-1799.11
Article 18 Casket Sales 44-1799.21
Article 19 Shopping Carts 44-1799.31 – 44-1799.36
Article 20 Heavy Equipment Rental Agreements 44-1799.41
Article 21 Solicitations Using Loan Information 44-1799.51
Article 22 Amusement Ride Safety 44-1799.61 – 44-1799.64
Article 23 Public Sale of Animals 44-1799.71
Article 24 Bulk Merchandise Containers 44-1799.81
Article 25 Direct Primary Care Agreements 44-1799.91 – 44-1799.96

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 44 > Chapter 11 - Regulations Concerning Particular Businesses

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Address: means a mailing address. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Art dealer: means a person engaged in the business of selling works of fine art, other than a person exclusively engaged in the business of selling goods at public auction. See Arizona Laws 44-1771
  • 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
  • Artist: means the creator of a work of fine art. See Arizona Laws 44-1771
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Auction: means the sale of jewelry at either private or public sale, upon oral or written bids, to the highest bidder, and includes all such sales by whatever name called. See Arizona Laws 44-1671
  • Bakery rack: means a metal frame that holds bakery trays or other bakery products and that is used by a bakery, distributor or retailer or its agent as a means to transport, store or carry bakery products. See Arizona Laws 44-1721
  • Bakery tray: means a wire or plastic receptacle that holds bread, buns or other baked goods and that is used by a bakery, distributor or retailer or its agent as a means to transport, store or carry bakery products. See Arizona Laws 44-1721
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Board of directors: means the group of persons vested with the management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which the group is designated and includes the governing body or bodies of a water users' association if the articles of incorporation of the water users' association provide for a governing body or bodies denominated other than as a board of directors. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Bucket shop: means any place wherein dealing in futures is carried on as defined in this section. See Arizona Laws 44-1651
  • Business of shopping cart retrieval: means searching for, gathering and restoring possession to the owner or the owner's agent, for compensation or in expectation of compensation, of shopping carts located outside the premises or parking area of a retail establishment. See Arizona Laws 44-1799.31
  • Business records: means records of any purchase, trade, barter or other transaction that involves the receipt of scrap metals and that is made in the ordinary course of business at or near the time of the purchase, trade, barter or transaction, including receipts, books or similar records as prescribed by section 44-1642, but does not include correspondence, tax returns or financial statements. See Arizona Laws 44-1641
  • Buyer: means any natural person who is solicited to purchase or who purchases the services of a credit services organization. See Arizona Laws 44-1701
  • Bylaws: means the code of rules adopted for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which those rules are designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Certificate of disclosure: means the certificate of disclosure described in section 10-202. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Class: refers to a group of memberships that have the same rights with respect to voting, dissolution, redemption and transfer. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Commission: means :

    (a) Compensation accruing to a sales representative for payment by a principal the rate of which is expressed as a percentage of the dollar amount of orders or sales. See Arizona Laws 44-1798

  • Commodity futures trading commission: means the independent regulatory agency established by Congress to administer the commodity exchange act. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • Compensation: includes a payment based on a sale or distribution made to a person who either is a participant in a pyramid promotional scheme or has the right to become a participant upon payment. See Arizona Laws 44-1731
  • Consideration: means the payment of cash or the purchase of goods, services or intangible property but does not include:

    (a) The purchase of goods or services furnished at cost to be used in making sales and not for resale. See Arizona Laws 44-1731

  • Consumer: means an individual. See Arizona Laws 44-1691
  • Consumer: means an individual who uses or intends to use household goods moving services provided by a household goods mover. See Arizona Laws 44-1611
  • Consumer report: means any written, oral, or other communication of any information by a consumer reporting agency bearing on a consumer's credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living which is used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing the consumer's eligibility for (a) credit or insurance to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, or (b) employment purposes, or (c) other purposes authorized under section 44-1692. See Arizona Laws 44-1691
  • Consumer reporting agency: means any person which, for monetary fees, dues, or on a cooperative nonprofit basis, regularly engages in whole or in part in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing consumer reports to third parties. See Arizona Laws 44-1691
  • Container: means a bakery rack, bakery tray, dairy case, egg basket or merchandise pallet. See Arizona Laws 44-1721
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract for dance studio lessons and other services: means a contract for instruction in ballroom or other types of dancing and includes but is not limited to dance competitions, olympics, single specialist projects, showcases and other services whether given to customers individually or in groups. See Arizona Laws 44-1741
  • Contract for discount buying services: means a written contract between one party who is purchasing the service for personal or family use and a discount buying organization by which the buyer for a consideration receives the right to obtain goods or services from the discount buying organization or to utilize the discount buying organization services in obtaining goods and services at discount prices. See Arizona Laws 44-1797
  • Contract for health spa services: means a contract for membership in any health spa or for instruction, training, assistance or use of facilities primarily for physical exercise, weight control or figure development. See Arizona Laws 44-1791
  • Control or any beneficial interest: means possession of a financial interest in a discount buying organization sufficient to permit direct influence over the business affairs of the organization or possession of a financial interest in the discount buying organization's equity or debt liability. See Arizona Laws 44-1797
  • 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.
  • Cost share: means an insured's applicable coinsurance, copayment and deductible requirement under a health plan based on the adjudicated claim. See Arizona Laws 44-1751
  • Court: means the superior court of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Credit Score: A number, roughly between 300 and 800, that measures an individual's credit worthiness. The most well-known type of credit score is the FICO score. This score represents the answer from a mathematical formula that assigns numerical values to various pieces of information in your credit report. Source: OCC
  • Credit services organization: means a person who, with respect to the extension of credit by others, sells, provides, performs or represents that he can or will sell, provide or perform any of the following services in return for the payment of monies or other valuable consideration:

    (a) Improving a buyer's credit record, history or rating. See Arizona Laws 44-1701

  • Dairy case: means a plastic receptacle that holds sixteen quarts or more of beverage and that is used by a dairy, distributor or retailer or its agent as a means to transport, store or carry dairy products. See Arizona Laws 44-1721
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dance studio: means any person who contracts directly with members of the general public to provide dance studio lessons and other services. See Arizona Laws 44-1741
  • Dealer: means a person engaged in conducting, managing or carrying on the business of purchasing solely precious items or precious items in addition to other tangible personal property. See Arizona Laws 44-1601
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deliver: includes sending by mail, private courier, fax or electronic transmission. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Delivery: means actual receipt by the person or entity to which directed and for electronic transmissions means receipt as described in section 44-7015, subsection B. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 44-1641
  • Designee: means a local law enforcement agency designated in writing by a county sheriff to perform designated duties specified in this article on behalf of the sheriff. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Direct primary care agreement: means a contract between a primary care provider and an individual patient or the patient's legal representative in which the primary care provider agrees to provide primary care services to the individual patient for an agreed periodic fee and period of time. See Arizona Laws 44-1799.91
  • Direct primary care patient: means a patient who enters into a direct primary care agreement with a primary care provider. See Arizona Laws 44-1799.91
  • Direct primary care provider: means a primary care provider who enters into a direct primary care agreement with a patient or the patient's legal representative. See Arizona Laws 44-1799.91
  • Director: means the director of the securities division of the commission. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • Discount prices: means prices which are represented to be lower on most or all offered goods or services than those generally charged for such items in the locality in which the representation is made. See Arizona Laws 44-1797
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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

  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property, except its own shares, or incurrence of indebtedness by a corporation to or for the benefit of its shareholders in respect of any of its shares. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit that is not a foreign corporation and that is incorporated under or subject to chapters 1 through 17 of this title. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Effective date of notice: is a s prescribed in section 10-141. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Egg basket: means a wire or plastic receptacle that holds four dozen or more shell eggs and that is used by a processor, distributor or retailer or its agent as a means to transport, store or carry eggs. See Arizona Laws 44-1721
  • Electronic transmission: means an electronic record as defined in section 44-7002 that is sent pursuant to section 44-7015. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Employment purposes: when used in connection with a consumer report means a report used for the purpose of evaluating a consumer for employment, promotion, reassignment or retention as an employee. See Arizona Laws 44-1691
  • energized: means that the distributed energy generation system is installed and operational for its intended purposes of generating or storing electricity. See Arizona Laws 44-1761
  • Entity: includes a corporation, foreign corporation, not for profit corporation, profit and not for profit unincorporated association, nonprofit corporation, close corporation, corporation sole or limited liability company, a professional corporation, association or limited liability company, a business trust, estate, partnership, registered limited liability partnership, trust or joint venture, two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest, any person other than an individual and a state, the United States and a foreign government. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Executed by the corporation: means executed by manual or facsimile signature on behalf of the corporation by a duly authorized officer or, if the corporation is in the hands of a receiver or trustee, by the receiver or trustee. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extension of credit: means the right to defer payment of debt or to incur debt and defer its payment, which is offered or granted primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See Arizona Laws 44-1701
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • File: when used in connection with information on any consumer, means all of the information on that consumer recorded and retained by a consumer reporting agency regardless of how the information is stored. See Arizona Laws 44-1691
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit that is incorporated under a law other than the law of this state. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fraud Alert: A key provision of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 is the consumer's ability to place a fraud alert on their credit record. A consumer would use this option if they believe they were a victim of identity theft. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Health spa: means an establishment which provides as its primary purpose services or facilities which are purported to assist patrons in physical exercise, weight control or figure development. See Arizona Laws 44-1791
  • Household goods: means goods that are used primarily for personal, family or household purposes and that are used in connection with household goods moving services. See Arizona Laws 44-1611
  • Household goods mover: means a person that provides household goods moving services. See Arizona Laws 44-1611
  • Identification document: means a valid driver license, a valid nonoperating identification license, a valid armed forces identification card or any other valid government issued photo identification. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Individual: includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Industrial account: means either:

    (a) A person or business entity that files or is required to file monthly returns for that person's or entity's transaction privilege tax licenses and that is reasonably expected to generate the type of scrap metals it sells. See Arizona Laws 44-1641

  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • interconnection: means a distributed energy generation system that is connected to the power grid and that is able to transfer electricity to the power grid. See Arizona Laws 44-1761
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Investment items: means commodities that possess the characteristics of those items commonly traded in internationally recognized markets. See Arizona Laws 44-1601
  • Issuer: means any person who issues or proposes to issue any security, except:

    (a) With respect to certificates of deposit, voting-trust certificates, collateral-trust certificates, certificates of interest or shares in an unincorporated investment trust, whether or not of the fixed, restricted management or unit type, issuer means the person or persons performing the acts and assuming the duties of depositor or manager pursuant to the provisions of the trust or other agreement or instrument under which such securities are issued. See Arizona Laws 44-1801

  • Jewelry: includes gold, platinum, silver, gold-filled or plated ware, diamonds and other precious or semiprecious stones whether mounted or unmounted, cultured pearls, watches, clocks, and goods, wares and merchandise commonly classified as jewelry and commonly offered for sale in jewelry stores. See Arizona Laws 44-1671
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan: means advancing money on the security of pledged goods or purchasing tangible personal property on the condition that it may be redeemed or repurchased by the seller for a fixed or variable price within a fixed or variable period of time. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Local law enforcement agency: means the police department of an incorporated city or town or, in areas outside of incorporated cities and towns, the county sheriff. See Arizona Laws 44-1601
  • Local law enforcement agency: means the chief of police, the police department or the town marshal, if applicable to a city or town, or the county sheriff, the sheriff's designee or the county sheriff's department, if applicable to a county. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • 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
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • Maturity date: means the date specified on the pawn ticket by which the pledged goods must be redeemed or the pawn ticket must be renewed. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Member: means , without regard to what a person is called in the articles of incorporation or bylaws, any person or persons who, pursuant to a provision of a corporation's articles of incorporation or bylaws, have the right to vote for the election of a director or directors. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Membership: refers to the rights and obligations a member or members have pursuant to a corporation's articles of incorporation and bylaws and chapters 24 through 40 of this title. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
  • Merchandise pallet: means a wooden or plastic carrier or holder used by a manufacturer or distributor to transport merchandise to wholesale and retail outlets. See Arizona Laws 44-1721
  • Misrepresentation: means a false or misleading representation made by a person with an intent to deceive or defraud. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • 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
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Moving destination: means the location that the consumer specifies is where the household goods shall be delivered and unloaded. See Arizona Laws 44-1611
  • Name or mark: means a permanently affixed or permanently stamped name or mark that satisfies the requirements of section 44-1722 and that is used for the purpose of identifying the owner of the containers. See Arizona Laws 44-1721
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Newspaper: has the meaning set forth in section 39-201. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • 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.
  • offer for sale: means an attempt or offer to dispose of, or solicitation of an order or offer to buy, a security or interest in a security for value or any sale or offer for sale of a warrant or right to subscribe to another security of the same issuer or of another issuer. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • On consignment: means delivered to an art dealer for the purpose of sale or exhibition, or both, to the public by the art dealer other than at a public auction. See Arizona Laws 44-1771
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • Operating day: means any calendar day on which patrons may inspect and use the facilities and services of the health spa during a period of at least eight hours. See Arizona Laws 44-1791
  • organization: means a person, corporation, unincorporated association or other organization that, for a consideration, provides or purports to provide its clients or the clients or members of any other discount buying organization with the ability to purchase goods or services at discount prices, except that such organization does not include:

    (a) A discount buying organization in which the total consideration paid by each client or member in any manner whatsoever for the purchase of discount buying services from such organization does not exceed a one-time fee of fifty dollars or an annual fee of fifty dollars to be paid on a yearly basis. See Arizona Laws 44-1797

  • Parking area: means a lot or other property provided by a recipient for the use of its customers to park vehicles while at the recipient's establishment. See Arizona Laws 44-1721
  • Parking area: means a parking lot or other property provided by a retailer for use by a customer for parking any automobile or other vehicle. See Arizona Laws 44-1799.31
  • 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.
  • Pawn ticket: means the actual executed document that records the pawn transaction and describes the conditions of the loan agreement between the pawnbroker and pledgor. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Pawn transaction: means either the act between the pawnbroker and a person pledging tangible personal property or extending credit on the security of pledged goods or the act of purchasing tangible personal property with an express or implied agreement or understanding that it may be redeemed or repurchased by the seller for a fixed or variable price within a fixed or variable period of time, except that a good faith outright purchase of tangible personal property is not a pawn transaction. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Pawnbroker: means a person who is engaged in the business of advancing money on the security of pledged goods or is engaged in the business of purchasing tangible personal property on the condition that it may be redeemed or repurchased by the seller for a fixed or variable price within a fixed or variable period of time. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Pawnshop: means the location or premises at which a pawnbroker is licensed to regularly conduct the pawnbroker's business. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or any other entity of whatever kind or nature. See Arizona Laws 44-1691
  • Person: includes an individual and entity. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or any other entity of whatever kind or nature. See Arizona Laws 44-1601
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pet dealer: means a person who owns a pet store. See Arizona Laws 44-1799
  • Pet store: means a commercial establishment that engages in a for-profit business of selling at retail cats, dogs or other animals, but does not include commercial livestock operations and commercial livestock auction markets. See Arizona Laws 44-1799
  • 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.
  • Plan sponsor: means an employer or organization that offers a group health plan to its employees or members. See Arizona Laws 44-1751
  • Pledged goods: means tangible personal property which is deposited with or otherwise actually delivered into the possession of a pawnbroker in the course of the pawnbroker's business in connection with the pawn transaction. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Pledgor: means the person leaving the personal property with the pawnbroker and executing the pawn ticket. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precious item: means :

    (a) Secondhand gold, silver, platinum or jewelry, flatware or holloware containing gold, silver or platinum. See Arizona Laws 44-1601

  • President: means that officer designated as the president in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or, if not so designated, that officer authorized in the articles of incorporation, bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of the chief executive officer, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Primary care services: means routine, periodic health care procedures that are ordered and supervised by a primary care provider, including medical visits, laboratory testing, imaging, pathology testing, prescribing and administering medication, diagnosing, treating and managing acute and chronic conditions and other health care procedures provided to patients on a routine, periodic basis that may be performed or supervised by a primary care provider with training and experience in that procedure, or dental services that may be performed or supervised by a dentist who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 11. See Arizona Laws 44-1799.91
  • Principal: means a person who does all of the following:

    (a) Engages in the business of manufacturing, producing, importing, selling or distributing a product or service. See Arizona Laws 44-1798

  • Principal office: means the office, in or out of this state, so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located or in any other document executed by the corporation by an officer and delivered to the commission for filing. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Pro rata refund: means the actual amount paid for the discount buying services excluding interest, less the product of the actual amount paid for the discount buying services excluding interest multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of months the person was a member of the discount buying organization and the denominator of which is thirty. See Arizona Laws 44-1797
  • Proceeding: includes a civil suit and a criminal, administrative and investigatory action. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • 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
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Purchase: means to buy, trade, exchange or receive a precious item. See Arizona Laws 44-1601
  • Purchaser: means a person who purchases any cat or dog without intent to resell. See Arizona Laws 44-1799
  • Pyramid promotional scheme: means any plan or operation by which a participant gives consideration for the opportunity to receive compensation which is derived primarily from any person's introduction of other persons into participation in the plan or operation rather than from the sale of goods, services or intangible property by the participant or other persons introduced into the plan or operation. See Arizona Laws 44-1731
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recipient: means a person, firm, corporation or association that is authorized by the owner to use an owner's container. See Arizona Laws 44-1721
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • redemption: means the act of the pledgor or the pledgor's agent of retrieving and paying in full all charges and fees for the pledged goods left with the pawnshop. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reportable transaction: means any transaction conducted by a pawnbroker in which merchandise is received through a pawn, purchase, trade or consignment. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Scrap metal dealers: means each person or business entity, including all employees of the person or business entity, except automotive recyclers that are licensed pursuant to Title 28, Chapter 10 and whose primary business is the dismantling, selling or disposing of parts or accessories of motor vehicles, engaged in the business of purchasing, trading, bartering or otherwise receiving secondhand or castoff material of any kind that is commonly known as scrap metal. See Arizona Laws 44-1641
  • Scrap metals: includes insulated and uninsulated metallic cables and scrap vehicles. See Arizona Laws 44-1641
  • Scrap vehicle: means a vehicle that has been reported to the national vehicle title information system and that has been flattened, crushed, baled or logged so that the vehicle is less than fifty percent of its original volume, is no longer the vehicle that is described by the certificate of title and is sold for purposes of scrap metal only. See Arizona Laws 44-1641
  • Secondhand: means that the precious item has previously been owned by someone other than the manufacturer or dealer whose business it is to sell such items to the public. See Arizona Laws 44-1601
  • Secretary: means that officer designated as the secretary in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or that officer authorized in the articles of incorporation, the bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of secretary, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • sell: means a sale or any other disposition of a security or interest in a security for value and includes a contract to make such sale or disposition. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • Seller or marketer: means an individual or a company acting through its officers, employees or agents that markets, sells or solicits the sale, financing or lease of distributed energy generation systems or negotiates or enters into agreements for the sale, financing or lease of distributed energy generation systems. See Arizona Laws 44-1761
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Shopping cart: means a basket that is mounted on wheels or a similar device that is generally used in a retail establishment by a customer for the purpose of transporting goods of any kind. See Arizona Laws 44-1799.31
  • Solar daylighting: means a device that is specifically designed to capture and redirect the visible portion of the solar beam spectrum, while controlling the infrared portion, for use in illuminating interior building spaces in lieu of artificial lighting. See Arizona Laws 44-1761
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • 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
  • Termination: means the end of the business relationship between the sales representative and the principal, whether by agreement, by expiration of time or by exercise of a right of termination by either party. See Arizona Laws 44-1798
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transaction date: means the initial date of the reportable transaction. See Arizona Laws 44-1621
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Vice-president: means an officer designated as the vice-president in the articles of incorporation or bylaws or an officer authorized in the articles of incorporation, the bylaws or otherwise to perform the functions of a vice-president, irrespective of the name by which designated. See Arizona Laws 10-140
  • Wilfully: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Work of fine art: means an original or multiple original art work which is:

    (a) A visual rendition, including a painting, drawing, sculpture, mosaic or photograph. See Arizona Laws 44-1771

  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • written: includes blockchain technology as defined in section 44-7061. See Arizona Laws 10-140