MEETINGS: The State Board of Equalization shall meet at the call of the chairman as often as necessary to accomplish the duties prescribed by law and may hold meetings or hearings at any location in the counties that appoint members to the board.
George Shook, Chairman, State Board of Equalization, Phone: (602) 364-1601
FORMATION AUTHORITY: A.R.S. § 42-16153 Effective September 21, 2006.
COMPOSITION: The State Board of Equalization consists of ten members (two from each district) who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors from each county with a population of more than five hundred thousand persons according to the most recent United States Decennial Census, six members who are appointed by the Governor from each county with a population of more than five hundred thousand persons according to the most recent United States Decennial Census and an additional member designated as Chairperson by the Governor who shall serve in a full time capacity. Members shall be selected on the basis of their work experience and other qualifications in at least one of the following categories:1. Experience in at least three of the preceding eight years in property valuation, property tax appeals or appraising real property; 2. A certified general appraiser; 3. A property valuation hearing officer or member of the State Board of Equalization; or any predecessor to the Board for at least three of the preceding eight years; 4. A member of the State Bar of Arizona with at least three years of experience in property valuation or condemnation practice; 5. Experience in at least three of the proceeding eights years as a real estate broker. Members who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors serve at the pleasure of the Board for terms that expire at the same time as the elective term of the County Supervisors. Members appointed by the Governor shall serve a term of five years. Members may be reappointed to the State Board of Equalization. Members appointed by the counties shall be paid by the county from which they were appointed. Members appointed by the Governor shall be paid by the State. A member of the State Board of Equalization shall not:
1. Hold any other public office under the laws of this state or a political subdivision of this state;
2. Be a candidate for an elective office under the laws of this or any other state nor take any direct or indirect part in an election campaign in the interest of a political party or any other organization, candidate or measure to be voted on by the people;
3. Hold any position of trust nor provide or engage in any occupation or business that would conflict with the duties of a member of the board;
4. Other than the chairman, have been employed by a county assessor or county attorney or by the department of revenue or the department of law within two years before appointment.
DUTIES AND POWERS: A.R.S 42-16153 - A.R.S. 42-16168 and related statutes.