The Arizona Revised Statutes have been updated to include the revised sections from the 54th Legislature, 1st Regular Session. Please note that the next update of this compilation will not take place until after the conclusion of the 54th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session, which convenes in January 2020.
This online version of the Arizona Revised Statutes is primarily maintained for legislative drafting purposes and reflects the version of law that is effective on January 1st of the year following the most recent legislative session. The official version of the Arizona Revised Statutes is published by Thomson Reuters.
In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Authorized person" means:
(a) An employee of a public utility that produces, transmits or delivers electricity.
(b) An employee of a public utility that provides and whose work relates to communication services or state, county or municipal agencies that have authorized circuit construction on or near the poles or structures of a public utility.
(c) An employee of an industrial plant whose work relates to the electrical system of the industrial plant.
(d) An employee of a cable television operator, video service provider or communication services company or an employee of a contractor of a cable television operator, video service provider or communication services company if specifically authorized by the owner of the poles to make attachments for cable television or communication services or video services.
(e) An employee or agent of state, county or municipal agencies that have or whose work relates to overhead electrical lines or circuit construction or conductors on poles or structures of any type.
2. "High voltage" means voltage in excess of six hundred volts measured between conductors or between a conductor and the ground.
3. "Overhead line" means all bare or insulated electrical conductors installed aboveground.
4. "Person" or "business entity" means those parties that contract to perform any function or activity on any land, building, highway or other premises.
5. "Public utility" includes public service corporations, municipally owned systems and districts subject to article XIII, section 7, Constitution of Arizona.