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Agency Handbook

Arizona Revised Statute §41-192(A)(8) requires the Attorney General to “compile, publish and distribute to . . . persons and government entities on request, at least every ten years, the Arizona agency handbook.” Due to the high cost of publishing, the current version of the Handbook is posted on the Attorney General’s Web site to satisfy this statutory requirement. (Revised 2013)

Arizona Agency Handbook


PREFACE

I proudly present the 2014 edition of the Arizona Agency Handbook. This publication is intended to provide guidance to State officers and employees and to the lawyers who represent the State or appear before its boards and agencies. The Handbook does not itself create legal rights or obligations; instead it is a reference source that discusses laws otherwise created by statutes, regulations, and the state or federal constitutions.

This edition of the Handbook supersedes the 2011 edition and reflects the changes that have occurred in the laws governing state agencies since 2011. Among other things, the 2014 edition addresses the significant new or amended laws on such topics as personnel, procurement, public records, discrimination law, administrative adjudications, and rulemaking.

The 2014 edition of the Handbook is available on the website of the Attorney General's Office at www.azag.gov. Individual chapters will be updated periodically to reflect significant legal developments, and such revisions will be posted on the website as they become available. Comments and suggestions concerning the Handbook are welcome and should be sent to the Solicitor General's Office at the Office of the Attorney General, 1275 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85007.

Updating the Handbook required many hours of work by lawyers, legal assistants, and other staff throughout the Attorney General's Office, and I sincerely thank all of those who did the research, writing, editing, proof reading, and cite checking necessary to complete this massive project.

Very truly yours, 
 

Attorney General Tom Horne


ARIZONA AGENCY HANDBOOK

HANDBOOK COORDINATORS

ROB ELLMAN, Solicitor General
MARY JO FOSTER, Special Counsel, Ethics & Training

CONTRIBUTORS

 

TODD ALLISON
PAULA S. BICKETT
DENNIS CARPENTER
KRISTINA FREDERICKSON
JEANNE GALVIN
BETSY GORDON
ART HARDING
SETH HARGREAVES
MARC HARRIS
JOY HERNBRODE
ANN HOBART
LESLIE KEILP
MICHELLE KUNZMAN
AARON LUDWIG
CHRIS MUNNS
REX NOWLAN
NORMA QUIROZ
DAN SCHAACK
GINA SCOTT
ROBERT SOKOL
MARLENA SOTO
KIRSTIN STORY
KATHLEEN P. SWEENEY
MARY D. WILLIAMS


TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER

01. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW

02. PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

03. PERSONNEL

04. PUBLIC MONIES

05. PROCUREMENT

06. PUBLIC RECORDS

07. OPEN MEETINGS

08. CONFLICT OF INTEREST

09. LICENSING

10. ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATIONS

11. RULEMAKING

12. ENFORCEMENT

13. LITIGATION AGAINST STATE ENTITIES

14. DETECTION OF CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS

15. DISCRIMINATION LAW

16. LOBBYING