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Arizona Primary Legal Materials

A quick guide to Arizona government documents and State court decisions.

INTRODUCTION

In Arizona, if an Agency is considering a new rule they will first file a Notice of Rulemaking Docket Opening.  The Agency then drafts the proposed rule, and files a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.  The proposed rule or regulation is first printed in the Arizona Administrative Register.  After the close of a comment period the rule or regulation is submitted for approval.  If approved, the final rule is codified in the Arizona Administrative Code.

ARIZONA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER

Print Resources

  • Arizona Administrative Register: (Official Print Version) Phoenix: Arizona Secretary of State — Contains notices of proposed and final rule changes before codification into the AAC. Has index to rule making and separate index for Governor's appointments, proclamations, executive orders, and Attorney General opinions. Issued weekly. Available in Law Ariz. Section (First Floor) current through August 2017.  

Free Web Resources

  • Arizona Administrative Register (Unofficial Online Version), 1995 - Current - Organized into issues (chronologically), published online weekly.
  • Nexis Uni (available in Law Library

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ARIZONA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

Print Resources

  • Arizona Administrative Code: (Official Print Version) — Official codification of all final agency regulations. Organized into 20 topical titles.   Available in Law Ariz. Section (First Floor).

 

Free Web Resources

           January 1 - March 31 (release date last Friday of April);
           April 1 - June 30 (release date last Friday of July);
           July 1 - September 30 (release date last Friday of October);
           October 1 - December 31 (release date last Friday of January)

                  ** Currently, the AAC is up to one year behind online.  For more recent regulations, see the Arizona Register.

 

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