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Hello! from the State Library of Arizona. We are delighted to help answer your questions on a variety of topics, law, legislation, legal history, genealogy, State and Federal Documents and more.  While we can help you locate information on legal issues, we can’t give legal advice.  Some of our resources can be accessed only by coming in to the library while others can be accessed 24 x 7 x 365.

These resources may not be comprehensive, but will lead you to resources at our library and other external resources. If there is a topic that is not addressed here you can contact us at: research@azlibrary.gov. Happy browsing!

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Who invents voting machines?

votingmachinepatentWe often hear about some interesting inventions here at the State Library’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center, but every now and then we are reminded that something we take for granted like voting machines indeed have to be invented and can be the subject of patents. For more voting related patents, check out the latest issue of the Inventor’s Eye, from the USPTO.

https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/newsletter/inventors-eye/election-year-patents-rocked-vote

 

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Has Your Ballot Been Processed?

Check the status of your early or mail-in ballot!

https://voter.azsos.gov

Via Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan:

https://www.facebook.com/AZSecretaryofState

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Veterans in AZ: Telling Their Story With Census Data

The U.S. Census Bureau collects demographic, social, and economic data on veterans.  Such data includes unemployment rate, household income, business ownership, period of service, educational attainment, health care and age distribution. The data is used for policy analysis, program planning, and budgeting of veteran programs.

As we celebrate those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces this Veterans Day, come learn about this important part of Arizona’s citizenry. This is a hands-on training; participants will be on-line with the Instructor following along with their own computer/laptop to learn how to navigate the census website and access Veteran’s data.

Presented by Pauline Nunez, U.S. Census Bureau

Date: Tuesday November 1, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Webinar

To Register for this webinar: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t7d8b03c3faebaccae1992708856adf86

 

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Startup Law Talk

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Join us November 9th at the Phoenix Public Library’s Hive for Startup Law Talk!

This workshop is for entrepreneurs who are thinking about forming a start-up, or have recently started a business, and want greater insight on how to avoid the typical legal problems encountered by new businesses. Three professionals will discuss the most important legal issues to consider in the early stages of your business. They will provide information on types of business formation, methods to protect your intellectual property, and how to avoid tax surprises.

  • PetSmart General Counsel (retired) Kevin Groman
  • Intellectual Property Attorney Frank Long of Dickinson Wright
  • Lisa Novack, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, Small Business/Self Employed Division of the Internal Revenue Service

Panel Presentation: 6:00 PM

Resource Tables: 7:00 to 7:30 PM

Resource Tables will include:

  • IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
  • Patent & Trademark Resource Center
  • City of Phoenix Economic, Planning & Development Office (for licensing and permits)
  • Handouts (Business Startup Checklist from ACA)

Please register at: https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive/programs/business-law-series

 

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The Completion and Furnishing of the Capitol Building

introduced-bill-hb-095_page_1 There are many old documents in the State Library of Arizona’s Collection, and some of the most exciting are the introduced bills. One such bill is H.B. No. 95, from the Territorial Legislature of 1899. Titled, “An Act to Provide for the Completion and Furnishing of the Capitol Building,” it is the bill responsible for the historic copper-domed capitol building.

To see the whole document, click on the image.

To see what was passed into law, check out the Territorial Session Laws Collection contributed by the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library, James E. Rogers College of Law.  (Hint, the tax rate was reduced from five cents per $100 to three-and-a-half cents per $100).

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Zoom Thinking!

Did you miss our program on Zoom Thinking? Check it out on YouTube!

Thanks again to presenter Jon Ward!

For more State Library of Arizona videos, check out our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKGUYT8OEXg52pj81GRWMfw

And our Vimeo presence: https://vimeo.com/statelibaz

 

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Cyber Security Awareness

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! Hear from City of Phoenix experts about the security and privacy challenges facing small and medium businesses as well as individuals.

Tuesday, October 25th, Begins at noon.

Hosted at the Burton Barr Public Library:

1221 N. Central Avenue

For a printable flyer, click the image.

This is an outside event; please follow links above for more information.

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