Sections
Article 1 General Provisions 8-201 – 8-209
Article 2 General Procedure 8-221 – 8-222
Article 3 Juvenile Hearings 8-231 – 8-238
Article 4 Disposition and Commitment 8-241 – 8-248
Article 5 Family Counseling Programs 8-261 – 8-265
Article 6 Children’s Mental Health Services 8-271 – 8-273
Article 8 Juvenile Competency 8-291 – 8-291.11

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 8 > Chapter 2

  • Abandoned: means the failure of the parent to provide reasonable support and to maintain regular contact with the child, including providing normal supervision. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Abuse: means the infliction or allowing of physical injury, impairment of bodily function or disfigurement or the infliction of or allowing another person to cause serious emotional damage as evidenced by severe anxiety, depression, withdrawal or untoward aggressive behavior and which emotional damage is diagnosed by a medical doctor or psychologist and is caused by the acts or omissions of an individual who has the care, custody and control of a child. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adjusted gross receipts: means the receipts remaining after deducting the monies paid for prizes from gross receipts. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Adult: means a person who is eighteen years of age or older. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adult court: means the appropriate justice court, municipal court or criminal division of the superior court that has jurisdiction to hear proceedings concerning offenses committed by juveniles as provided in sections 8-327 and 13-501. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agricultural employer: means any employer who is engaged in agriculture and who employed six or more agricultural employees for a period of thirty days during the preceding six month period and includes any person who provides labor and services on one or more farms as an independent contractor if such person, for a period of thirty days during the preceding six month period, employed six or more employees in such work. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • Agriculture: means all services performed on a farm as defined in section 23-603, including but not limited to the recruiting, housing and feeding of persons employed or to be employed as agricultural employees by agricultural employers. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • 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.
  • Amusement gambling: means gambling involving a device, game or contest which is played for entertainment if all of the following apply:

    (a) The player or players actively participate in the game or contest or with the device. See

  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means a person, a group of persons or an organization that submits an application to the licensing authority for a license required under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrearage: means the total unpaid support owed, including child support, past support, spousal maintenance and interest. See Arizona Laws 25-500
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assistant: means a person who is not a manager, supervisor or proceeds coordinator, who assists in conducting bingo games and who is designated as an assistant in the application for a license. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Award: means the finding or decision of an administrative law judge or the commission as to the amount of compensation or benefit due an injured employee or the dependents of a deceased employee. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • 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.
  • Base area lift: means a passenger tramway that skiers ordinarily use without first using another passenger tramway. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit: means anything of value or advantage, present or prospective. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Board: means the agricultural employment relations board. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • Bond related expenses: means any expenses incurred by the director to issue and administer the bonds, including underwriting fees and costs, trustee fees, financial consultant fees, printing and advertising costs, paying agent fees, transfer agent fees, legal, accounting, feasibility consultant and other professional fees and expenses, bond insurance or other credit enhancements or liquidity facilities, attorney and accounting fees and expenses related to credit enhancement, bond insurance or liquidity enhancement, remarketing fees, rating agency fees and costs, travel and telecommunications expenses and all other fees considered necessary by the director in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 5-531
  • Bond related obligations: means any agreement or contractual relationship between the director and any bank, trust company, insurance company, surety bonding company, pension fund or other financial institution providing increased credit on, or security for, the bonds or liquidity for secondary market transactions and any agreement to fund or replenish reserves for the bonds. See Arizona Laws 5-531
  • Bonds: means any bonds issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 5-531
  • Boxing: means the act of attack and defense with the fists, using padded gloves, that is practiced as a sport. See Arizona Laws 5-221
  • Bribe: means anything of value or advantage, present or prospective, asked, offered, given, accepted or promised with a corrupt intent to influence, unlawfully, the person to whom it is given in that person's action, vote or opinion, in any public or official capacity. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Business day: means a day when state offices are open for regular business. See Arizona Laws 25-500
  • Calendar year: means three hundred sixty-five days' actual time served without release, suspension or commutation of sentence, probation, pardon or parole, work furlough or release from confinement on any other basis. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Chair lift: means a type of transportation on which passengers are carried on chairs suspended in the air and attached to a moving cable, chain or link belt supported by trestles or towers with one or more spans. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charitable organization: means any organization including not more than one auxiliary of the organization, not for pecuniary profit, which is operated for charitable purposes within this state and which has been so engaged for two years prior to making application for a license under this article. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Child monitoring device: means a device that is capable of transmitting an audio or audiovisual signal and that is installed or used in a residence for child supervision or safety monitoring by any parent, guardian or other responsible person in the person's own residence. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Child support guidelines: means the child support guidelines that are adopted by the state supreme court. See Arizona Laws 25-500
  • Child support order: means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state or foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Clinical liaison: means a mental health expert or another individual who has experience and training in mental health or developmental disabilities and who is qualified and appointed by the court to aid in coordinating the treatment or training of juveniles who are found incompetent to stand trial. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • Co-employee: means every person employed by an injured employee's employer. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Commercial motorized watercraft: means a motorized watercraft that carries passengers or property for a valuable consideration that is paid to the owner, charterer, operator or agent or to any other person interested in the watercraft. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Commercial nuclear generating station: means an electric power generating facility which is owned by a public service corporation, a municipal corporation or a consortium of public service corporations or municipal corporations and which produces electricity by means of a nuclear reactor. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Commission: means the Arizona game and fish commission. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Commission: means the Arizona state lottery commission. See Arizona Laws 5-551
  • Commission: means the industrial commission of Arizona. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Commission: means the Arizona state boxing and mixed martial arts commission. See Arizona Laws 5-221
  • commit: means to assign legal custody. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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.
  • Communication service provider: means any person who is engaged in providing a service that allows its users to send or receive oral, wire or electronic communications or computer services. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Community supervision: means that portion of a felony sentence that is imposed by the court pursuant to section 13-603, subsection I and that is served in the community after completing a period of imprisonment or served in prison in accordance with section 41-1604. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Compensation: means the compensation and benefits provided by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Complaint: means a written statement of the essential facts constituting a public offense that is any of the following:

    (a) Made on an oath before a judge or commissioner of the superior court or an authorized juvenile hearing officer. See Arizona Laws 8-201

  • Concerted interference with lawful exercise of business activity: means to do either of the following by the use of force, intimidation, violence, threats of unlawful activity, destruction of the employer's real or intangible property, unlawful assembly or defamatory statements:

    (a) Prevent or attempt to prevent an employer from:

    (i) Lawfully engaging in any proper and lawful business activity. See Arizona Laws 23-1321

  • Conciliation court: means a court of conciliation provided for in this article. See Arizona Laws 25-381.02
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Conditions of ordinary visibility: means daylight and, if applicable, nighttime in nonprecipitating weather. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • Contest: means any boxing or mixed martial arts bout, event, contest, match or exhibition between two persons. See Arizona Laws 5-221
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Convention: means the convention on the international recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance, concluded at the Hague on November 23, 2007. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Council: means the state emergency council. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court: means the juvenile division of the superior court. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Court or administrative order: means a court or administrative agency ruling that requires a parent to provide support for that parent's child. See Arizona Laws 25-531
  • 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.
  • Crane game: means an amusement machine which is operated by player controlled buttons, control sticks or other means, or a combination of the buttons or controls, which is activated by coin insertion into the machine and where the player attempts to successfully retrieve prizes with a mechanical or electromechanical claw or device by positioning the claw or device over a prize. See
  • 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
  • Crime: means a misdemeanor or a felony. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Criminal negligence: means , with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person fails to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Criminal street gang: means an ongoing formal or informal association of persons in which members or associates individually or collectively engage in the commission, attempted commission, facilitation or solicitation of any felony act and that has at least one individual who is a criminal street gang member. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Custodian: means a person, other than a parent or legal guardian, who stands in loco parentis to the child or a person to whom legal custody of the child has been given by order of the juvenile court. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dangerous instrument: means anything that under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Dangerous offense: means an offense involving the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury on another person. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • De minimis violation: means a violation which, although undesirable, has no direct or immediate relationship to safety, health or property damage. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Deadly weapon: means anything that is designed for lethal use. See Arizona Laws 5-533
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Delinquent act: means an act by a juvenile that if committed by an adult would be a criminal offense or a petty offense, a violation of any law of this state, or of another state if the act occurred in that state, or a law of the United States, or a violation of any law that can only be violated by a minor and that has been designated as a delinquent offense, or any ordinance of a city, county or political subdivision of this state defining crime. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Delinquent juvenile: means a child who is adjudicated to have committed a delinquent act. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Department: means the Arizona game and fish department. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Department: means the department of gaming. See Arizona Laws 5-221
  • Department: means the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 25-500
  • Department: means the department of administration. See Arizona Laws 5-531
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • Detention: means the temporary confinement of a juvenile who requires secure care in a physically restricting facility that is completely surrounded by a locked and physically secure barrier with restricted ingress and egress for the protection of the juvenile or the community pending court disposition or as a condition of probation. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the division. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Director: means the executive director of the Arizona state lottery commission. See Arizona Laws 5-551
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Director: means the director of the department of gaming. See Arizona Laws 5-221
  • Director: means the director of the department of administration. See Arizona Laws 5-531
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the division of emergency management within the department of emergency and military affairs. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Documented watercraft: means any watercraft currently registered as a watercraft of the United States pursuant to 46 Code of Federal Regulations part 67. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dually adjudicated child: means a child who is found to be dependent or temporarily subject to court jurisdiction pending an adjudication of a dependency petition and who is alleged or found to have committed a delinquent or incorrigible act. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Duty of support: means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support for a child, spouse or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to provide support. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Electronic communication: means any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature that is transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photoelectronic or photooptical system but that does not include any of the following:

    (a) Any wire or oral communication. See Arizona Laws 5-401

  • Electronic communication system: means any communication or computer facilities or related electronic equipment for the transmission, processing or electronic storage of electronic communications. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Electronic storage: means either of the following:

    (a) Any temporary, intermediate storage of a wire or electronic communication incidental to the electronic transmission. See Arizona Laws 5-401

  • 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
  • Emergency functions: includes warning and communications services, relocation of persons from stricken areas, radiological defense, temporary restoration of utilities, plant protection, transportation, welfare, public works and engineering, search or rescue, health and medical services, law enforcement, fire fighting, mass care, resource support, urban search or rescue, hazardous materials, food and energy information and planning and other activities necessary or incidental thereto. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Emergency management: means the preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities necessary to respond to and recover from disasters, emergencies or contingencies. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Emergency worker: means any person who is registered, whether temporary or permanent, paid or volunteer, with a local or state emergency management organization and certified by the local or state emergency management organization for the purpose of engaging in authorized emergency management activities or performing emergency functions, or who is an officer, agent or employee of this state or a political subdivision of this state and who is called on to perform or support emergency management activities or perform emergency functions. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Employee: means a person who conducts lawful or unlawful business for another person under a master-servant relationship or as an independent contractor and who is compensated by wages, commissions, tips or other valuable consideration. See Arizona Laws 5-570
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Entity: means the department of child safety, the department of juvenile corrections or a child welfare agency that has been granted legal care, custody and control of a child by order of the juvenile court and that is responsible for securing inpatient psychiatric acute care services or residential treatment services for a child. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Equipment: means the receptacle and numbered objects drawn from it, the master board upon which such objects are placed as drawn, the cards or sheets bearing numbers or other designations to be covered and the objects used to cover them, the board or signs, however operated, used to announce or display the numbers or designations as they are drawn, the public address system, and all other articles essential to the operation, conduct and playing of bingo. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the commission. See Arizona Laws 5-221
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Explosive: means any dynamite, nitroglycerine, black powder, or other similar explosive material, including plastic explosives. See Arizona Laws 5-533
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • 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.
  • Family counseling programs: means those public and private programs established pursuant to rules and guidelines promulgated and administered by the presiding judge of the juvenile division of the superior court in each participating county and approved by the supreme court for the purpose of strengthening family relationships and prevention of juvenile delinquency. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Farm: means any enterprise that is engaged in agriculture, that is operated from one headquarters where the utilization of labor and equipment is directed and whose tracts of land, if consisting of separate tracts of land, are located within a fifty mile radius of such headquarters. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Firearm: means any loaded or unloaded handgun, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun or other weapon that will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of expanding gases, except that it does not include a firearm in permanently inoperable condition. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Firearm: means any loaded or unloaded handgun, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun or other weapon that will expel, is designed to expel or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. See Arizona Laws 5-533
  • 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.
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Foreign country: means a country, including a political subdivision of a country, other than the United States, that authorizes the issuance of support orders and to which any of the following applies:

    (a) It has been declared under the law of the United States to be a foreign reciprocating country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202

  • Foreign support order: means a support order of a foreign tribunal. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Foreign tribunal: means a court, administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity of a foreign country that is authorized to establish, enforce or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Government: means the state, any political subdivision of the state or any department, agency, board, commission, institution or governmental instrumentality of or within the state or political subdivision. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Gross receipts: means the total of the following:

    (a) The receipts from the sale of shares, tickets or rights in any manner connected with participation in a game of bingo or the right to participate therein, including any admission fee, charge for cards, daubers or other devices, the sale of equipment or supplies and all other miscellaneous receipts, excluding sales of food or beverages or other products which are not required to play bingo games. See Arizona Laws 5-401

  • Hazardous materials: means :

    (a) Any hazardous material designated pursuant to the hazardous materials transportation act of 1974 (P. See Arizona Laws 26-301

  • Health insurance coverage: means fee for service, health maintenance organization, preferred provider organization and other types of coverage under which medical services could be provided to the dependent children of a noncustodial parent. See Arizona Laws 25-531
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Historical prior felony conviction: means :

    (a) Any prior felony conviction for which the offense of conviction either:

    (i) Mandated a term of imprisonment except for a violation of chapter 34 of this title involving a drug below the threshold amount. See Arizona Laws 3-1703

  • Home state: means the state or foreign country in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as parent for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the time of filing a petition or a comparable pleading for support and, if a child is less than six months old, the state or foreign country in which the child lived from birth with any of them. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • House of prostitution: means any building, structure or place that is used for the purpose of prostitution or lewdness or where acts of prostitution occur. See Arizona Laws 5-570
  • In loco parentis: means a person who has been treated as a parent by a child and who has formed a meaningful parental relationship with a child for a substantial period of time. See Arizona Laws 25-401
  • Income: includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Income: means any form of payment owed to an individual, regardless of source, including wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, workers' compensation, disability payments, payments pursuant to a pension or retirement program and interest. See Arizona Laws 25-500
  • Income withholding order: means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor's employer, payor or other debtor to withhold support from the income of the obligor. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Incompetent: means a juvenile who does not have sufficient present ability to consult with the juvenile's lawyer with a reasonable degree of rational understanding or who does not have a rational and factual understanding of the proceedings against the juvenile. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • Incorrigible child: means a child who:

    (a) Is adjudicated as a child who refuses to obey the reasonable and proper orders or directions of a parent, guardian or custodian and who is beyond the control of that person. See Arizona Laws 8-201

  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Inherent dangers and risks of skiing: means those dangers or conditions that are an integral part of the sport of skiing, excluding acts of ordinary or gross negligence, or reckless or intentional conduct on the part of the ski area operator. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • Initiating tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country from which a petition or comparable pleading is forwarded or in which a petition or comparable pleading is filed for forwarding to another state or foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inpatient assessment: includes all of the following:

    (a) The observation of a child's behavior while the child is in an inpatient assessment facility. See Arizona Laws 8-271

  • inpatient assessment facility: means a facility that is licensed by the department of health services as a level one behavioral health facility and that provides psychiatric acute care services. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Insurance carrier: means every insurance carrier duly authorized by the director of insurance to write workers' compensation or occupational disease compensation insurance in this state. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Intercept: means the aural or other acquisition of the contents of any wire, electronic or oral communication through the use of any electronic, mechanical or other device. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Interested party: means the employer, the employee, or if the employee is deceased, the employee's estate, the surviving spouse or dependents, the commission, the insurance carrier or their representative. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Issuing foreign country: means the foreign country in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Issuing state: means the state in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Issuing tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country that issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • 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.
  • Joint legal decision-making: means both parents share decision-making and neither parent's rights or responsibilities are superior except with respect to specified decisions as set forth by the court or the parents in the final judgment or order. See Arizona Laws 25-401
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Juror: means any person who is a member of any impaneled jury or grand jury, and includes any person who has been drawn or summoned to attend as a prospective juror. See Arizona Laws 5-233
  • Juvenile: means a person who is under eighteen years of age at the time the issue of competency is raised. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • juvenile: means an individual who is under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Juvenile court: means the juvenile division of the superior court when exercising its jurisdiction over children in any proceeding relating to delinquency, dependency or incorrigibility. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Juvenile population: means the number of persons under the age of eighteen years in each county, as determined at least annually by the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Labor dispute: means any controversy between an agricultural employer and his agricultural employees or their representative concerning terms, tenure or conditions of employment or concerning the association or representation of persons in negotiating, fixing, maintaining, changing or seeking to arrange terms or conditions of employment. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • Labor organization: means any organization of any kind, or any agency or employee representation committee or plan, in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment or other conditions of employment. See Arizona Laws 23-1301
  • Labor organization: means an organization of any kind, or an agency or employee representation committee or plan in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment or other conditions of employment. See Arizona Laws 23-1321
  • Labor organization: means any organization or any agency defined in sections 23-1301 and 23-1321. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • Law: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Lawful purposes: means the expenditure of net proceeds of a game of bingo exclusively by a licensee for the purposes of carrying out its mission and its aims or for the purpose of charity. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Lawful use: means the devotion of the entire net proceeds of a game of bingo exclusively to a lawful purpose or to lawful purposes. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • 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
  • Legal decision-making: means the legal right and responsibility to make all nonemergency legal decisions for a child including those regarding education, health care, religious training and personal care decisions. See Arizona Laws 25-401
  • Legal parent: means a biological or adoptive parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Arizona Laws 25-401
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means a license issued by the licensing authority pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Licensee: means any person or qualified organization to which a license has been issued by the licensing authority. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Licensing authority: means the department of revenue. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • 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.
  • Local emergency: means the existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons or property within the territorial limits of a county, city or town, which conditions are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of such political subdivision as determined by its governing body and which require the combined efforts of other political subdivisions. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Local governing body: means the governing body of a city or town or the board of supervisors of the county for locations outside a city or town. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • 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
  • Magistrate judges: Judicial officers who assist U.S. district judges in getting cases ready for trial, who may decide some criminal and civil trials when both parties agree to have the case heard by a magistrate judge instead of a judge.
  • Manager: means a person who has overall responsibility for conducting bingo games by a licensee and is designated as a manager in the application for a license. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Matching funds: means state monies distributed by the supreme court to a participating county on a four-to-one ratio provided by the state and participating county respectively. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Material: means that which could have affected the course or outcome of any proceeding or transaction. See Arizona Laws 5-226
  • Member: means an individual who has qualified for membership in a qualified organization or its auxiliary pursuant to its bylaws, articles of incorporation, charter, rules or similar written instrument and who has been a member in good standing for at least two years. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Mental health expert: means a physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17 or a psychologist who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • Minor children: means persons under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mitigation: means measures taken to reduce the need to respond to a disaster and to reduce the cost of disaster response and recovery. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Mixed martial arts: means any form of competition or contest, other than boxing or kickboxing, in which blows are delivered and in which the competitors use any combination of tactics including boxing, wrestling, striking, kicking, martial arts and submission techniques. See Arizona Laws 5-221
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Motorboat: means any watercraft that is not more than sixty-five feet in length and that is propelled by machinery whether or not such machinery is the principal source of propulsion. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Motorized watercraft: means any watercraft that is propelled by machinery whether or not the machinery is the principal source of propulsion. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • neglected: means :

    (a) The inability or unwillingness of a parent, guardian or custodian of a child to provide that child with supervision, food, clothing, shelter or medical care if that inability or unwillingness causes unreasonable risk of harm to the child's health or welfare, except if the inability of a parent, guardian or custodian to provide services to meet the needs of a child with a disability or chronic illness is solely the result of the unavailability of reasonable services. See Arizona Laws 8-201

  • 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
  • Net proceeds: means the receipts less such expenses, charges, fees and deductions as are specifically authorized under this article. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • New member: means an individual who has qualified and been approved by the appropriate parent organization or state or national organization for membership in a qualified organization including auxiliaries pursuant to its bylaws, articles of incorporation, charter, rules or similar written instrument and who has been a member in good standing for at least thirty days but less than two years. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Nighttime: means the period between sunset and sunrise. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Nonresident: means a citizen of the United States or an alien person who is not domiciled in this state and who is not a resident as defined in this section. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • 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.
  • Obligee: means any of the following:

    (a) An individual to whom a duty of support is or is alleged to be owed or in whose favor a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child has been issued. See Arizona Laws 25-1202

  • Obligee: means a person or agency entitled to receive support. See Arizona Laws 25-500
  • Obligor: means an individual or the estate of a decedent that meets any of the following conditions:

    (a) Owes or is alleged to owe a duty of support. See Arizona Laws 25-1202

  • Obligor: means a person obligated to pay support. See Arizona Laws 25-500
  • Occasion: means a gathering at which bingo games are played. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Occupied structure: means any building, object, vehicle, watercraft, aircraft or place with sides and a floor that is separately securable from any other structure attached to it, that is used for lodging, business, transportation, recreation or storage and in which one or more human beings either are or are likely to be present or so near as to be in equivalent danger at the time the discharge of a firearm occurs. See Arizona Laws 5-533
  • Official proceeding: means a proceeding heard before any legislative, judicial, administrative or other governmental agency or official authorized to hear evidence under oath. See Arizona Laws 5-233
  • Operate: means to operate or be in actual physical control of a watercraft while on public waters. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Operator: means a person who operates or is in actual physical control of a watercraft. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Oral communication: means a spoken communication that is uttered by a person who exhibits an expectation that the communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying the expectation but does not include any electronic communication. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Order: means and includes any rule, direction, requirement, standard, determination or decision other than an award or a directive by the commission or an administrative law judge relative to any entitlement to compensation benefits, or to the amount of compensation benefits, and any procedural ruling relative to the processing or adjudicating of a compensation matter. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Outpatient assessment: includes all of the following:

    (a) A psychiatric or psychological assessment, including a clinical interview with a child. See Arizona Laws 8-271

  • Outside this state: means a location in another state or a country other than the United States, whether or not the country is a foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Paraquat: means the pesticide dimethyl-dipyridinium dichloride. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Parenting time: means the schedule of time during which each parent has access to a child at specified times. See Arizona Laws 25-401
  • 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.
  • Passenger tramway: means a device used to transport passengers uphill on skis or in cars on tracks or suspended in the air by the use of steel cables, chains, belts or ropes, usually supported by trestles or towers with one or more spans. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • 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
  • Pen register: means a device or process that records or decodes electronic or other impulses that identify the numbers dialed or otherwise transmitted on the telephone line or communication facility to which the device is attached or the dialing, routing, addressing or signaling information that is transmitted by an instrument or facility from which a wire or electronic communication is transmitted but does not include the contents of any communication, except when used in connection with a court order issued pursuant to section 13-3010 or 13-3012. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business 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 25-1202
  • Person: includes any individual, firm, corporation, partnership or association, and any agent, assignee, trustee, executor, receiver or representative thereof. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, association, corporation or other legal entity. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Person: includes a natural person, a corporation, association, company, firm or labor organization. See Arizona Laws 23-1301
  • Person: includes a natural person, a corporation, association, company, firm or labor organization. See Arizona Laws 23-1321
  • Person: means one or more individuals, labor organizations, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy or receivers. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means any individual, enterprise, public or private corporation, unincorporated association, partnership, firm, society, governmental authority or entity, including the subscriber to the communication service involved, and any law enforcement officer. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment: means any of the following:

    (a) Personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment. See Arizona Laws 23-901

  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Pesticide: means any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used for defoliating plants or for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating insects, fungi, bacteria, weeds, rodents, predatory animals or any form of plant or animal life which is, or which the director may declare to be, a pest which may infest or be detrimental to vegetation, humans, animals or households or which may be present in any environment. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Pesticide use: means the sale, processing, storing, transporting, handling or applying of a pesticide and disposal of pesticide containers. See Arizona Laws 3-361
  • Petition: includes a complaint. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Petition: means a written statement of the essential facts that allege delinquency, incorrigibility or dependency. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Petty offense: means an offense for which a sentence of a fine only is authorized by law. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Physical evidence: means any article, object, document, record or other thing of physical substance. See Arizona Laws 5-233
  • Physician: means a person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Player: means a natural person who participates in gambling. See
  • 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.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • 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.
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Possess: means knowingly to have physical possession or otherwise to exercise dominion or control over property. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • 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
  • Premarital agreement: means an agreement between prospective spouses that is made in contemplation of marriage and that is effective on marriage. See Arizona Laws 25-201
  • Premises: means any room, hall, building, enclosure or outdoor area used for the purpose of playing a game of bingo. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Preparedness: means actions taken to develop the response capabilities needed for an emergency. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • 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.
  • Prevention: means the creation of conditions, opportunities and experiences that encourage and develop healthy, self-sufficient children and that occur before the onset of problems. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • prior felony conviction: includes any offense committed outside the jurisdiction of this state that was punishable by that jurisdiction as a felony. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Proceeds coordinator: means a person who has primary responsibility for the use of bingo game proceeds in accordance with law and for all checks issued from bingo game proceeds and is designated as the proceeds coordinator in the application for a license. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Prohibited possessor: means any person:

    (a) Who has been found to constitute a danger to self or to others or to have a persistent or acute disability or grave disability pursuant to court order pursuant to section 36-540, and whose right to possess a firearm has not been restored pursuant to section 13-925. See Arizona Laws 5-533

  • Property: means an interest, present or future, legal or equitable, vested or contingent, in real or personal property, including income and earnings. See Arizona Laws 25-201
  • 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.
  • Prostitution: means engaging in or agreeing or offering to engage in sexual conduct under a fee arrangement with any person for money or any other valuable consideration. See Arizona Laws 5-570
  • Prostitution enterprise: means any corporation, partnership, association or other legal entity or any group of individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity engaged in providing prostitution services. See Arizona Laws 5-570
  • Psychiatric acute care services: means any of the following:

    (a) Emergency or crisis behavioral health services. See Arizona Laws 8-271

  • Psychiatrist: means a person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Psychologist: means a person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Public: means affecting or likely to affect a substantial group of persons. See Arizona Laws 5-322
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualified organization: means a homeowners association or any bona fide charitable, fraternal, religious, social, veterans' organization or volunteer firefighters organization, or nonprofit ambulance service as defined in section 41-1831 or any chartered branch or lodge or chapter of such national or state organization which operates without profit to its members and which has been in existence continuously for a period of two years in Arizona immediately before applying for a license under this article, and may include not more than one identified auxiliary of any such organization. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Readily accessible to the general public: means a radio communication that is not:

    (a) Scrambled or encrypted. See Arizona Laws 5-401

  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and that is retrievable in perceivable form. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Recovery: means short-term activities necessary to return vital systems and facilities to minimum operating standards and long-term activities required to return life to normal or improved levels. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Referral: means a report that is submitted to the juvenile court and that alleges that a child is dependent or incorrigible or that a juvenile has committed a delinquent or criminal act. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Register: means to file in a tribunal in this state a support order or judgment that determines parentage of a child and that is issued in another state or a foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Registering tribunal: means a tribunal in which a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child is registered. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Regulated gambling: means either:

    (a) Gambling conducted in accordance with a tribal-state gaming compact or otherwise in accordance with the requirements of the Indian gaming regulatory act of 1988 (P. See

  • 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.
  • Remote computing service: means providing to the public any computer storage or processing services by means of an electronic communication system. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • report: means the report prescribed by section 23-1102. See Arizona Laws 23-1101
  • 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).
  • Reporting period: means the applicable reporting period prescribed in section 5-413. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Representative: means any individual or labor organization. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • 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.
  • Resident: means a person who is either:

    (a) A member of the armed forces of the United States on active duty and stationed in this state for a period of thirty days immediately before the date of application for a watercraft decal. See Arizona Laws 5-301

  • Residential treatment services: means services, other than psychiatric acute care services, that are provided by a level one behavioral health facility. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Responding state: means a state in which a petition or comparable pleading for support or determination of parentage is filed or to which a petition or comparable pleading is forwarded for filing from another state or a foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Responding tribunal: means the authorized tribunal in a responding state or a foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Response: means activities that are designed to provide emergency assistance, limit the primary effects, reduce the probability of secondary damage and speed recovery operations. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revocation: means invalidating the certificate of number, numbers and annual validation decals issued by the department to a watercraft and prohibiting the operation of the watercraft on the waters of this state during a period of noncompliance with this chapter. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Revocation: means the disciplinary termination of bingo license activity. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Rope tow: means a mode of transportation that pulls a skier riding on skis as the skier grasps the rope with the skier's hands. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • Secondary boycott: means :

    (a) A combination or conspiracy by two or more persons, by a strike, threat to strike, picketing, threat to picket, violence, threat of violence, or by concerted refusal or threat of concerted refusal, to process, install, service, handle, transport or otherwise deal with specified articles, materials or services, to force or require a person to cease or partially to cease processing, installing, servicing, selling, handling or transporting the products of or selling to or otherwise dealing with any other person for the purpose of forcing or requiring such other person to recognize, bargain with or comply with the demands of a labor organization, or for the reason that such other person has in his employ persons who are not members of a labor organization or is not himself a member of a labor organization, or for the reason that such other person uses goods, materials or services considered objectionable by a labor organization. See Arizona Laws 23-1321

  • 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.
  • Shelter care: means the temporary care of a child in any public or private facility or home that is licensed by this state and that offers a physically nonsecure environment that is characterized by the absence of physically restricting construction or hardware and that provides the child access to the surrounding community. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Ski area: means all ski slopes and trails or other places within the boundary of a ski area operator's property, administered as a single enterprise in this state. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • Ski area operator: means any corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or other commercial entity, including a natural person, and its employees, agents, members, successors in interest, affiliates and assigns that have responsibility for the operations of a ski area. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • Ski slopes and trails: means those areas designated by a ski area operator for use by skiers for any of the purposes listed in paragraph 11. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • Skier: means a person using a ski area for the purpose of skiing or sliding downhill on snow or ice on skis, a toboggan, sled, tube, skibob or snowboard or any other device, using any of the facilities of a ski area, including ski slopes and trails, or observing any activities in a ski area as a sightseer or visitor. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • Social gambling: means gambling that is not conducted as a business and that involves players who compete on equal terms with each other in a gamble if all of the following apply:

    (a) No player receives, or becomes entitled to receive, any benefit, directly or indirectly, other than the player's winnings from the gamble. See

  • Sole legal decision-making: means one parent has the legal right and responsibility to make major decisions for a child. See Arizona Laws 25-401
  • Special anchorage area: means an area set aside and under the control of a federal, state or local governmental agency, or by a duly authorized marina operator or concessionaire for the mooring, anchoring or docking of watercraft. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Spousal support order: means a support order for a spouse or former spouse of the obligor. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • 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 25-1202
  • State IV-D agency: means the department or any other agency that is authorized to administer services of the child support enforcement program pursuant to the requirements of title IV-D of the social security act. See Arizona Laws 25-531
  • state lottery: means the lottery created and operated pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 5-551
  • State of emergency: means the duly proclaimed existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons or property within the state caused by air pollution, fire, flood or floodwater, storm, epidemic, riot, earthquake or other causes, except those resulting in a state of war emergency, which are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of any single county, city or town, and which require the combined efforts of the state and the political subdivision. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • State of principal operation: means the state where a watercraft is primarily used, navigated or employed. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • State of war emergency: means the condition which exists immediately whenever this nation is attacked or upon receipt by this state of a warning from the federal government indicating that such an attack is imminent. See Arizona Laws 26-301
  • Statement: means any representation of fact and includes a representation of opinion, belief or other state of mind where the representation clearly relates to state of mind apart from or in addition to any facts which are the subject of the representation. See Arizona Laws 5-226
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • 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
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervisor: means a person who is primarily responsible for the conduct of bingo games on each occasion including the supervision of all activities and the making of any report required by the licensing authority for the occasion. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Supervisor: means any individual who has authority to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward or discipline other employees, or responsibility to direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend such action, if such authority requires the use of independent judgment. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • Support: means the provision of maintenance or subsistence and includes medical insurance coverage, or cash medical support, and uncovered medical costs for the child, arrearages, interest on arrearages, past support, interest on past support and reimbursement for expended public assistance. See Arizona Laws 25-500
  • Support enforcement agency: means a public official, governmental entity or private agency authorized to do any of the following:

    (a) Seek the enforcement of support orders or laws relating to the duty of support. See Arizona Laws 25-1202

  • Support order: means a judgment, decree, order, decision or directive, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse or a former spouse, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Support payment clearinghouse: means the clearinghouse established pursuant to section 46-441. See Arizona Laws 25-500
  • Surface lift: means a mode of transportation that pulls skiers riding on skis by means of attachment to an overhead cable supported by trestles or towers. See Arizona Laws 5-701
  • Suspension: means the disciplinary termination of bingo license activity for a period of less than five years. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Sworn statement: means any statement knowingly given under oath or affirmation attesting to the truth of what is stated, including a notarized statement whether or not given in connection with an official proceeding. See Arizona Laws 5-226
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: includes every manner of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Testimony: means oral or written statements, documents or any other material that may be offered by a witness in an official proceeding. See Arizona Laws 5-233
  • Title IV-D: means title IV-D of the social security act. See Arizona Laws 25-500
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trafficking: means to sell, transfer, distribute, dispense or otherwise dispose of a weapon or explosive to another person, or to buy, receive, possess or obtain control of a weapon or explosive, with the intent to sell, transfer, distribute, dispense or otherwise dispose of the weapon or explosive to another person. See Arizona Laws 5-533
  • 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.
  • Trap and trace device: means a device or process that captures the incoming electronic or other impulses that identify the originating number of an instrument or device from which a wire or electronic communication was transmitted or the dialing, routing, addressing and signaling information that is reasonably likely to identify the source of a wire or electronic communication but does not include the content of any communication, except when used in connection with a court order issued pursuant to section 13-3010 or 13-3012. See Arizona Laws 5-401
  • Trespassory assembly: means knowingly entering or unlawfully remaining on any property in violation of section 13-1502, 13-1503 or 13-1504. See Arizona Laws 23-1321
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Ultimate consumer: means the person who purchases an agricultural product for consumption. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • Underway: means a watercraft that is not at anchor, is not made fast to the shore or is not aground. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Undocumented watercraft: means any watercraft which does not have and is not required to have a valid marine document as a watercraft of the United States. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Unfair labor practice: means any unfair labor practice listed in section 23-1385. See Arizona Laws 23-1382
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Unlawful mass assembly: means a violation of section 23-1327. See Arizona Laws 23-1321
  • Unlawful picketing: means a violation of section 23-1322. See Arizona Laws 23-1321
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Vehicle: means a device in, upon or by which any person or property is, may be or could have been transported or drawn upon a highway, waterway or airway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Visitation: means a schedule of time that occurs with a child by someone other than a legal parent. See Arizona Laws 25-401
  • Wakeless speed: means a speed that does not cause the watercraft to create a wake, but in no case in excess of five miles per hour. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Watercraft: means any boat designed to be propelled by machinery, oars, paddles or wind action upon a sail for navigation on the water, or as may be defined by rule of the commission. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • Waterway: means any body of water, public or private, upon which a watercraft can be navigated. See Arizona Laws 5-301
  • 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
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing issued in the name of the state or by a court or judicial officer. See Arizona Laws 1-215