Arizona Revised Statutes § 48-805.03 Employment Of Relatives; Violation; Classification

48-805.03. Employment of relatives; violation; classification

A. It is unlawful for an elected or appointed officer or employee of a fire district to do any of the following:

1. Appoint or vote for appointment of any person who is related to that officer or employee by affinity or consanguinity within the third degree to any clerkship, office, position, employment or duty in any department of that fire district when the salary, wages or compensation of that appointee is to be paid from public monies or fees.

2. Appoint, vote for or agree to appoint or to work for, suggest, arrange or be a party to the appointment of any person in consideration of the appointment of a person who is related to that officer or employee within the degree prescribed by this section.

B. An employee of a fire district or the spouse of an employee of a fire district may not hold membership on the governing board of the fire district that employs that employee.

C. This section does not apply to a fire district formed pursuant to article 3 of this chapter.

D. A person who violates this section is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.

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