2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-1252 State board of tax appeals
42-1252. State board of tax appeals
A. The state board of tax appeals is established as an independent agency which shall not in any way be subject to the supervision or control of the department of revenue. The board shall have full power to hear and decide all appeals from decisions of the department of revenue.
B. The state board shall consist of three members appointed by the governor pursuant to section 38-211. Members shall be residents of this state.
C. Members shall be selected on the basis of their knowledge of and experience in taxation. Not more than two members may be primarily engaged in the same occupation or profession. The board shall handle all matters entrusted by law to it dealing with income taxation, estate taxation, transaction privilege, use and luxury taxation and any other taxation assigned to it by law and shall hear and decide appeals from the department of revenue on such matters.
D. Not more than two members of the board shall be members of the same political party. No member of the board shall hold any other public office under the laws of this state or any of its political subdivisions. No member shall be a candidate for an elective office under the laws of this state, nor of any other state. No member of the board shall hold any position of trust nor provide or engage in any occupation or business which would corruptly conflict with the duties of a member of the board, nor take part directly or indirectly in any election campaign in the interest of any political party or other organization or any candidate or measure to be voted on by the people. This subsection does not prohibit a person from properly and lawfully engaging in a business or profession.
E. The term of board members is six years. The member of the board having the shortest term remaining shall act as chairperson if that member has served on the board at least two years. If the member having the shortest term remaining does not qualify to act as chairperson or if two or more members have an equal right by virtue of their remaining terms to serve as chairperson, the board shall elect a chairperson. A member may not be appointed for more than two terms.
F. Each member of the board shall receive:
1. One hundred fifty dollars per day for time spent in the performance of official duties.
2. Such travel and other expenses as provided by law for other state officers.
G. The governor may remove any member for cause.
H. Subject to title 41, chapter 4, article 4, the board shall appoint a clerk, hearing officers and such other employees as it deems necessary to carry out its duties. The hearing officer qualifications shall be the same as the selection criteria for the members as prescribed by this section. Notwithstanding section 41-192, subsection D, upon request of the board, the attorney general shall designate, for such time and purposes as the board requires, an attorney, acceptable to the board, whose compensation shall be fixed and paid by the board.
I. The board shall hold hearings and meetings at the call of the chairperson or a majority of the board and otherwise as may be prescribed by the rules of the board as required to carry out its duties. The principal office of the board shall be at the capitol, but the board may sit or hold hearings at any other place within the state. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum for making orders and decisions or transacting other official business, and the board may act even though one position on the board is vacant. The board shall keep a record of its proceedings.
J. In conducting the business of the board:
1. The board may not act if more than one position is vacant.
2. One or more members or a hearing officer of the board may hold hearings and take testimony to be reported for action by the board when authorized by rule or order of the board.
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