County Assesor

The Property Assessor for each county tracks ownership changes, has maps of property lines and detailed descriptions of property in their respected counties. Click in the link below for the county in which you are interested.

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Library Law

Library laws can be useful sources for understanding why and how libraries operate in Arizona.

The Arizona Revised Statutes pertaining to the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public records are A.R.S. 41-151 et seq.

The Arizona Revised Statutes pertaining to County Libraries are A.R.S. 11-901 et seq.

The Arizona Revised Statutes pertaining to local (city, town) Public Libraries are A.R.S. 9-411 et seq.

Legal Research

Here are four great resources to use to learn how to conduct legal research:

Laws and Legal Research by Nolo.com is also a great resource for those new to legal information. This resource addresses frequently asked questions with sections including Local Ordinances Vs. State and Federal Laws, How to Read a Law, and How to Make Sure a Law is Up to Date.

http://www.nolo.com/legal-research#readStatute

How to Research a Legal problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers is a publication of the America Association of Law Libraries. This resource does an excellent job of describing where to find legal resources and listing the legal resources that are available.

http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/products/How-To-Research-A-Legal-Problem/howtoresearchlegalproblem.pdf

Guide to Arizona Legislative History at Arizona’s Capitol is the State Library of Arizona’s webpage on how to do a Legislative History. It is a good breakdown of the process and resource available here at the Capitol.

http://www.azlibrary.gov/is/lr/leghist.aspx

Arizona Legislative History: Research Guide by Arizona State University’s John J. Ross – William C. Blakley Law Library is another source for Legislative History information. In addition to the resources at the State Capitol, it describes the resources available at the ASU Law Library.

http://www.law.asu.edu/library/RossBlakleyLawLibrary/ResearchNow/ResearchGuides/ArizonaLegislativeHistoryResearchGuide.aspx

Joint Legislative Budget Committee

A part of the State Legislature, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee was created in 1966 to provide sound budget research and  information. Their mission Statement is as follows:

‘To provide the Arizona Legislature with sound research, analysis, forecasts and recommendations on government finances and public policies; and to provide the members with high quality work that is factual and delivered in a timely and professional manner, enabling the members to make informed public policy decisions that are in the best interests of the citizens of Arizona.”

Up to date budget information, including information on the fiscal impact of pending legislation, can be found on their website:

http://www.azleg.gov/jlbc.htm