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 2018)

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PREFACE

This edition of the Handbook supersedes the 2014 edition and reflects the changes that have occurred in the laws governing state agencies since 2014. 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.

The 2018 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, 2005 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004.

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, proofreading, and cite checking necessary to complete this massive project.

Very truly yours, 
 

Attorney General Mark Brnovich

 


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