2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-16156 Case assignment


AZ Rev Stat § 42-16156 (through 1st Reg Sess 51st Leg. 2013) What's This?

42-16156. Case assignment

A. The chairman or chief clerk of the state board shall assign tax cases on a random basis to members of the board to be heard as provided by this article. This subsection does not prevent the chairman or chief clerk from taking into account in assigning tax cases the availability of members, real or potential conflicts of interest of members or the convenience of petitioners or their representatives who file multiple petitions.

B. The chairman or chief clerk shall assign each case involving:

1. Appeals of property valuations that are determined by the department and equalization orders that are issued pursuant to statute to members of the board who are appointed by the governor. This paragraph does not apply to any properties that are valued by the department but would otherwise be valued by the county assessor.

2. Property listed as class three pursuant to section 42-12003 or property valued by the assessor at three million dollars or less to be heard by at least one member of the board or by a hearing officer who shall be from the county in which the property is located.

3. Any other property to a panel of either three or five members of the board, at least two of whom shall be from the county in which the property is located unless the chairman is sitting as a representative of that county. The chairman of the board shall designate a member to act as chairman of each panel. When possible, at the chairman's discretion, on any panel:

(a) Of three members, no more than one member may have been employed by a county assessor or county attorney or by the department of revenue or the department of law within four years.

(b) Of five members, no more than two members may have been employed by a county assessor or county attorney or by the department of revenue or the department of law within four years.

C. The chairman may sit on any case as a hearing officer representing any county.

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