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Disclaimer

The State Library of Arizona provides this website for informational purposes only and it is not intended as legal advice. This website is provided as a service, but may not be comprehensive. Since laws change over time, the sources offered may not represent the current state of the law. For more in-depth assistance, please consult legal counsel regarding your specific situation.

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Topics

Safe Havens for Babies
School Bus Driver Rules
School Records, Locating
Sexual Offense
Speakers of the House by Age
Stalking
Starting a Business
Statehood
State of the State Addresses
Statute of Limitations for Civil Actions
Swimming Pools
Title for Vehicles–Evidence of Ownership
Trademarks
Trading in a Car
Transportation
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
United States Facts and Figures
United States History
Used Motor Vehicles

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Safe Havens for Babies

Arizona’s safe haven law allows you to leave your baby up to 72 hours after birth with a “safe haven provider”.   Arizona’s state law, ARS section 13-3623.01, is called “Safe haven for newborn infants; definitions” and is online.  You can read more about these programs for newborns at http://safehaven.tv/states/arizona/  or call toll-free at 1-888-510-BABY (2229).  Other states’ safe havens laws are online at http://safehaven.tv/states/ .

School Bus Driver Rules

The rules and requirements for school bus drivers in Arizona are covered under Arizona law ARS § 28-3228. These rules were created in consultation with School Bus Drivers’ Advisory Council enacted by  § ARS 28-3053.

Minimum Standards for school bus drivers are recorded on the Student Transportation Information website: http://studenttransportation.azdps.gov/minimumstandards.asp .


School Records, Locating

The Arizona State Archives blog, Arizona Archivy, explains where to find Arizona school records: see the entry Navigating School Records.


Sexual Offense

See also: Address Confidentiality Program


Speakers of the House By Age

Speakers of the House of Representatives by Age here.


Stalking

See also: Address Confidentiality Program


Starting a Business

The Arizona Commerce Authority’s free, online tools provide information on business licensing and statewide resources to help you start your own business. The Checklist Program includes information on selected business activities, as well as, links to download license applications.

The Arizona Entrepreneur’s Edge has chapters on business planning, business assistance and counseling, financial options and funding sources, structuring your business, labor guidelines and workforce assistance, marketing and selling your product, and networking in the community.


Statehood documents

Access a collection of documents online dealing with Arizona’s journey to statehood.


State of the State Addresses

The Arizona Memory Project holds digital copies of all the Arizona Governors’ Opening Messages to the Legislature.  This speech is also known as The State of the State Address.


Statute of Limitations for Civil Actions

Statute of Limitations (called Limitations of Actions) are in Title 12, chapter 5 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.  Limitations on actions for credit card debt are in ARS § 12-548.


Swimming Pools

Planning a pool? State law and local zoning codes require barriers for new and certain renovated swimming pools. ARS §36-1681 “Pool enclosures; requirements; exceptions; enforcement” provides the details.   The Arizona Department of Health Services’ Office of Environmental Health has an overview of this law at http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/oeh/pool_rules.htm .

Check your city’s webpage or call their planning/development department for details on local regulations.  For example, in Phoenix, you can read about the Pool Barrier Requirements brochure and see the application process on their pool barriers’ webpage (http://phoenix.gov/pdd/topics/poolbarriers.html ).  The city of Mesa has a pool and spa brochure with barrier requirements.

Look for links on your city’s official website to the city code and ordinances or call the city clerk for the actual wording of your city’s ordinances and code.  Other city codes for Arizona can be found at municode.com.  Links to Arizona’s city websites are at http://az.gov/government_city_a-d.html .


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Title for Vehicles–Evidence of Ownership

State Laws on Motor Vehicle Dealers and Certificate of Title can be found in ARS  § 28-4409 and  § 28-4410.

Trademarks

“A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.” (from the USPTO’s Trademark Copyright or Patent page).


Businesses can register trade names with the Arizona Office of the Secretary of State.

Guidelines, the registered trade name database and related information are on the Secretary of State’s Trade Names and Trademarks webpage.


State Laws on Trademarks and Tradenames can be found in ARS  §§ 44-1441 and on .


The US Patent and Trademarks Office website has information about searching for federal trademarks and filing applications for service and trademarks.


Trading in a Car

Arizona state law ARS § 44-1371 talks about what happens when you trade in a car to a motor vehicle dealer and financing is not yet approved.


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Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

What is the Uniform Commercial Code?

Duke University’s Goodson Law Library has described the UCC as “a comprehensive code addressing most aspects of commercial law…written by experts in commercial law and submitted as drafts for approval to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (referred to as the Uniform Law Commissioners), in collaboration with the American Law Institute.”

Goodson Law Library also notes that “The UCC is a model code, so it does not have legal effect in a jurisdiction unless UCC provisions are enacted by the individual state legislatures as statutes.”

Arizona’s Uniform Commercial Code laws can be found in Title 47 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.

Definitions for selected chapters of the UCC:

Title 47, chapter 2 and chapter 2A “provide a legal framework for leases and sales of personal property.” (Note: in the Arizona Revised Statutes, chapter 2A is listed after Chapter 10.)

Title 47, chapters 3 and 4 are “provisions of the UCC dealing with payment by checks and other paper instruments to provide essential rules for the new technologies and practices in payment systems.”

Title 47, chapter 9 “provides a statutory framework that governs secured transactions–transactions which involve the granting of credit secured by personal property.”

UCC chapter definitions are taken from the Uniform Law commission website for act revisions as of June 11, 2013.

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office handles Uniform Commercial Code liens filed on personal property such as consumer goods or commercial equipment.

The Arizona Secretary of State’s UCC website lets you search for a UCC lien, or view forms and instructions.

Used Motor Vehicles

Arizona state laws on used motor vehicle warranties are in Title 44 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.  The “implied warranty of merchantability” for used cars can be found in ARS § 44-1267.  Definitions for “motor vehicle”, “used motor vehicle dealer”, “consumer” and more are found in ARS § 44-1261 

Find tips for buying new and used cars from the Arizona Attorney General’s office.

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