Article 1 General Provisions 10-2B-1.01 – 10-2B-1.41
Article 2 Incorporation 10-2B-2.01 – 10-2B-2.08
Article 3 Purposes and Powers 10-2B-3.01 – 10-2B-3.04
Article 4 Name 10-2B-4.01 – 10-2B-4.03
Article 5 Office and Agent 10-2B-5.01 – 10-2B-5.04
Article 6 Shares and Distributions 10-2B-6.01 – 10-2B-6.40
Article 7 Shareholders 10-2B-7.01 – 10-2B-7.32
Article 8 Directors and Officers 10-2B-8.01 – 10-2B-8.63
Article 10 Amendment of Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws 10-2B-10.01 – 10-2B-10.22
Article 11 Merger and Share Exchange 10-2B-11.01 – 10-2B-11.08
Article 12 Sale or Mortgage of Assets 10-2B-12.01 – 10-2B-12.02
Article 13 Dissenters’ Rights 10-2B-13.01 – 10-2B-13.32
Article 14 Dissolution 10-2B-14.01 – 10-2B-14.40
Article 15 Foreign Corporations 10-2B-15.01 – 10-2B-15.45
Article 16 Records and Reports 10-2B-16.01 – 10-2B-16.22
Article 17 Application 10-2B-17.01 – 10-2B-17.03

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 10 > Chapter 2B

  • Account: means any deposit or credit account with a bank, including a demand, time, savings, passbook, share draft, or like account, other than an account evidenced by a certificate of deposit;

    (2) "Afternoon" means the period of a day between noon and midnight;

    (3) "Banking day" means the part of a day on which a bank is open to the public for carrying on substantially all of its banking functions;

    (4) "Clearing house" means an association of banks or other payors regularly clearing items;

    (5) "Customer" means a person having an account with a bank or for whom a bank has agreed to collect items, including a bank that maintains an account at another bank;

    (6) "Documentary draft" means a draft to be presented for acceptance or payment if specified documents, certificated securities (Section 7-8-102) or instructions for uncertificated securities (Section 7-8-308), or other certificates, statements, or the like are to be received by the drawee or other payor before acceptance or payment of the draft;

    (7) "Draft" means a draft as defined in Section 7-3-104 or an item, other than an instrument, that is an order;

    (8) "Drawee" means a person ordered in a draft to make payment;

    (9) "Item" means an instrument or a promise or order to pay money handled by a bank for collection or payment. See Alabama Code 22-52-58

  • ACCOUNT HOLDER: A first-time and second chance home buyer who establishes, individually or jointly with another first-time and second chance home buyer, a first-time and second chance home buyer savings account. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • ACCUMULATED CONTRIBUTIONS: The sum of all the amounts deducted from the compensation of a member credited to his or her individual account in the District Attorneys' Plan, together with regular interest thereon. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • ACTUARIAL EQUIVALENT: A benefit of equal value when computed upon the basis of the mortality tables adopted by the Board of Control and regular interest. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • adeca: The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54.22
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • advertisement: All representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means, relating to seed within the scope of this article. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The Alabama Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee. See Alabama Code 45-35A-56.09
  • ADVISORY PLANNING: Continuing and systematic studies of the land economics and land policies of a region in terms of social and economic betterment of said region, together with the submission of interim and final results of said systematic and continuous studies to the governing bodies of constituent governmental units for review, adoption, rejection, or implementation thereof in whole or in part. See Alabama Code 45-44-240.22
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • AGRICULTURAL CENTER BOARD: The board of that name established pursuant to Article 2 of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.06
  • AGRICULTURAL FUND: The fund of that name created and administered pursuant to Article 1, Chapter 9, Title 2. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.06
  • AGRICULTURAL LAND: Any real property classified or assessed as agricultural or forest land for property tax purposes. See Alabama Code 45-29-71.05
  • AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Such term shall include horticultural, viticultural, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee, fish, aquatic and seafood products and any farm products. See Alabama Code 45-39-92.44
  • AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: The products of field, pasture, meadow and garden; fruits, melons, berries, nuts, vegetables, livestock, poultry and poultry products, dairy products, fish, aquatic and seafood products and all other things commonly known as agricultural products. See Alabama Code 45-39-245.07
  • AGRICULTURAL SEED: The seeds of grasses, forage, cereal and fiber crops and any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this state as agricultural or field seeds and mixtures of such seeds. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • AIR NAVIGATION FACILITY: Any facility used in, available for use in, or designed for use, in aid of air navigation, including any structures, mechanisms, lights, beacons, markers, communicating systems or other instrumentalities or devices used or useful as an aid or constituting an advantage or convenience to the safe taking-off, navigation and landing of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of an airport, and any combination of any or all of such facilities. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • AIR NAVIGATION FACILITY: Any facility used in, available for use in, or designed for use in aid of, air navigation, including any structures, mechanisms, lights, beacons, markers, communicating systems or other instrumentalities or devices used or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience to the safe taking-off, navigation and landing of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of an airport, and any combination of any or all of such facilities. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • aircraft: Any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used or designed for navigation of or flight in the air, except a parachute or other contrivance designed for use primarily as safety equipment. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • aircraft: Any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used or designed for navigation of or flight in the air, except a parachute or other contrivance designed for use primarily as safety equipment. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • airport: Any area of land or water which is used, or intended for use, for the landing, taking-off, storage, parking or dispersal of aircraft, and any appurtenant areas which are used, or intended for use, for airport buildings, facilities or rights-of-way, together with all airport buildings, structures and facilities located thereon. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • airport: Any area of land or water which is used, or intended for use, for the landing, take-off, storage, parking or dispersal of aircraft, and any appurtenant areas which are used, or intended for use, for airport buildings, facilities or rights-of-way, together with all airport buildings, structures and facilities located thereon. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • AIRPORT FACILITY: Any building, structure, land, right-of-way, equipment or instrumentality used or to be used in connection with the construction, enlargement, development, maintenance or operation of an airport or heliport or in connection with the exercise of any power of the authority. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • AIRPORT FACILITY: Any building, structure, land, right-of-way, equipment or instrumentality used or to be used in connection with the construction, enlargement, development, maintenance or operation of an airport or heliport or in connection with the exercise of any power of the authority. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • Alabama bank: means a bank whose home state is Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • ALABAMA HOUSING TRUST FUND: The trust fund created pursuant to Section 24-10-4. See Alabama Code 45-35A-56.09
  • Alabama state bank: means a bank chartered under the laws of Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • ALTERNATING DIRECTOR: The director initially elected by the governing body of the authorizing municipality and thereafter alternately by the governing bodies of the authorizing county and the authorizing municipality. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • annuity: Payments for life derived from the accumulated contributions of a member. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • APPLICATION FOR CONVERSION: That written application, on a form to be prescribed by the superintendent, which is filed with the superintendent requesting approval of a plan of conversion. See Alabama Code 12-19-49
  • APPOINTING AUTHORITY: A department head. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • approved: Conforming to the recognized codes and regulatory requirements adopted by the commission. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • APPROVED INSPECTION AGENCY: An organization meeting the commission's requirements to provide inspection of manufactured buildings and to insure compliance with national recognized codes, and rules and regulations adopted by the commission pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • articles: The articles of incorporation or articles of reincorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • articles: The articles of incorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY: An institution or facility licensed as an assisted living facility under regulations of the State Board of Health. See Alabama Code 45-34-230.01
  • association: as used in this article , shall refer to agricultural cooperative marketing associations and other organizations, whether incorporated or not, which have for their objects engaging in activities similar to those of a cooperative marketing association. See Alabama Code 45-39-92
  • association: Any corporation organized under this article. See Alabama Code 45-39-92.44
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • authority: A public corporation incorporated and reincorporated pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • authority: A public corporation incorporated pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • authority: A nonprofit public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • authority: The Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority, a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-44-244.34
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • authority: Any authority created pursuant to Act No. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of Article 1 of this chapter, as amended. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • authority: The Shoals Economic Development Authority. See Alabama Code 45-39-92
  • authority: The Ozark Downtown Redevelopment Authority, a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • AUTHORIZED OPERATIONAL AREA: The county or counties in which the authority has been or is proposed to be authorized to operate, as designated in its articles of incorporation in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • AUTHORIZING COUNTY: Any county the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution adopted by the governing body of the city in accordance with Section 45-23A-91. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution, adopted by a governing body in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-89-3, that authorizes the incorporation of a district. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution adopted by the governing body of the city in accordance with Section 45-35A-52. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution of ordinance adopted by the governing body of any county or municipality in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-97-3 hereof, that authorizes the incorporation of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution, adopted by a governing body in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-99B-3, that authorizes the incorporation of a district. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution adopted by the governing body of an authorizing subdivision in accordance with Section 11-101A-3, that authorizes the incorporation of an authority under this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTIONS: The resolutions, adopted by the governing bodies of any county and municipality in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-95-3, that authorize the incorporation of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county, city or town in this state whose governing body receives an application for permission to organize an authority. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county or municipality in this state whose governing body receives and approves an application for permission to organize an authority. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county or municipality or public corporation or cooperative the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county or municipality to which application has been made for authority to incorporate an authority under this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county or municipality or public corporation the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Each county and municipality with the governing body of which an application for the incorporation of an authority under this chapter is filed. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISIONS: The authorizing county and the authorizing municipality with respect to a single corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • AVERAGE FINAL COMPENSATION: The average annual compensation of a district attorney with respect to which he or she had made contributions pursuant to Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • Bank holding company: has the meaning set forth in 12 U. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • Bank supervisory agency: means :

    (1) The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and any successor to these agencies; and

    (2) Any agency of another state with primary responsibility for chartering and supervising banks. See Alabama Code 12-21-203

  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • beneficiary: Any person in receipt of a pension, an annuity, a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided by this division. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • blind person: means a natural person who has no vision or whose vision with correcting glasses is so defective as to prevent the performance of ordinary activities for which eyesight is essential, or who has central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting glasses, or whose central visual acuity is more than 20/200 in the better eye with correcting glasses but whose peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees. See Alabama Code 30-3D-610
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • board: The board of directors of a district. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • board: The personnel board herein authorized. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • board: The board of directors of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • board: The board of directors of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • board: The board of directors of a district. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • board: The Agricultural Center Board created by Sections 2-6-1 and 2-6-2. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.01
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.04
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.37
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • board: The board of directors of the authority comprised of the members of the Shoals Economic Development Authority. See Alabama Code 45-39-92
  • board: The Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.35
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRIES: The Alabama Board of Agriculture and Industries created pursuant to Section 2-3-1. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.06
  • BOARD OF CONTROL: The board provided for in Section 36-27-23 to administer the retirement system. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The board of directors of the corporation. See Alabama Code 45-35-242.05
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors of the Alabama Revolving Loan Fund Authority. See Alabama Code 45-44-244.34
  • BOLL WEEVIL: Anthonomus grandis Boheman in any stage of development. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • bond: Any bond authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • bond: Any bond authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • bonds: Includes bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • bonds: Bonds, notes and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • bonds: Includes bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, or other obligations representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • bonds: The bonds issued under this article. See Alabama Code 45-44-244.34
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • bonds: Either general obligation bonds, limited obligation, or revenue bonds, or a combination thereof, issued after the effective date of this act by a city, county, or entities or authorities thereof in connection with the financing, in whole or in part, of eligible facilities. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • borrower: A county or incorporated municipality, as the case may be, exercising the powers conferred by this article. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.03
  • brand: Any recorded identification mark applied to any position on the hide of livestock by means of heat, acid, or a chemical, except numbers used to keep production records or record of age. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • budget year: shall mean the fiscal year for which any particular budget is adopted and in which it is administered. See Alabama Code 45-24-240
  • BUILDING COMMISSION: The Building Commission created under Article 6, Chapter 9, Title 41, and any successor agency thereto. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.06
  • CAPACITY TO PROCEED OR CONTINUE TO TRIAL: Whether or not a defendant accused of a crime:

    a. See Alabama Code 22-52-30

  • certificate: A document issued or authorized by the commissioner indicating that a regulated article is not contaminated with boll weevils. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • Charge to the jury: The judge's instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case on trial.
  • CHARITABLE CLINIC: The term includes an established free medical clinic as defined in subdivision (1) of Section 6-5-662 and any community health center provided for under the federal Public Health Service Law. See Alabama Code 45-34-230.01
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • city: The City of Ozark, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • city: The City of Selma, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-24A-32.02
  • city: The City of Dothan, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • city: Any city in this state. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • city: The City of Midfield, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.02
  • CIVIL FINE: The monetary amount assessed by the city pursuant to this part for an adjudication of civil liability for a traffic signal violation, including municipal court costs associated with the infraction. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.02
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • CIVIL PENALTY: The monetary amount assessed by the city pursuant to this part for an adjudication of civil liability for a traffic signal violation, including municipal court costs associated with the infraction. See Alabama Code 45-24A-32.02
  • CIVIL VIOLATION: There is created a noncriminal category of state law called a civil violation created and existing for the sole purpose of carrying out the terms of this part. See Alabama Code 45-24A-32.02
  • CIVIL VIOLATION: There is hereby created a noncriminal category of state law called a civil violation created and existing for the sole purpose of carrying out the terms of this part. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.02
  • CLASSIFIED SERVICE: Includes all offices, positions, and employment in the City of Dothan as these offices, positions, and employment now or may hereafter exist, the holders of which are paid whether by salary, wages, or fees, in whole or in part, from funds of the city, except those expressly placed in the unclassified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • cmrs: Commercial mobile radio service under Sections 3(27) and 332(d) of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • CMRS CONNECTION: Each mobile telephone number assigned to a CMRS subscriber with a place of primary use in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • CMRS PROVIDER: A person or entity that provides CMRS. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • code: The Code of Alabama 1975. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • coliseum: The existing coliseum building located in the Alabama Agricultural Center in the City of Montgomery. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.01
  • coliseum: The existing Garrett Coliseum and the grounds and other buildings and structures associated therewith, all owned by the Agricultural Center Board and located in the City of Montgomery, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.06
  • COMBINED SYSTEM: A consolidated system resulting from the combination of any two or more of the following: a waterworks system, a sanitary system, a gas system and an electric system. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.03
  • COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: Any real property that is not residential property, as defined in this section, or has not specifically been exempted from the fee provisions set out in Section 11-89C-9(d)(1). See Alabama Code 45-29-71.05
  • commission: The Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • commission: The Alabama Historical Commission, acting as the custodian of cultural resources for the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-9-291
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.04
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.37
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.35
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.65
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Alabama State Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.21
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 22-52-30
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or his designated representative. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • commissioner: Commissioner of the state Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or his authorized representatives. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • committee: The citizens supervisory committee herein created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH OFFICER: A person who acts as a liaison between law enforcement and the general public, and who is regularly employed by a municipality within the county or regularly employed by the county commission or any public body or agency, including the state Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • COMPARABLE REPLACEMENT DWELLING: Any dwelling that is decent, safe, and sanitary; adequate in size to accommodate the occupants; within the financial means of the displaced person; functionally equivalent; in an area not subject to unreasonable adverse environmental conditions; and in a location generally not less desirable than the location of the dwelling of a displaced person with respect to public utilities, facilities, services, and the place of employment of a displaced person. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • component: Any assembly, subassembly, or combination of parts for use as a part of a building, which may include structural, electrical, mechanical, and fire protection systems, and other systems affecting health and safety. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • COMPREHENSIVE ADVISORY PLANNING: Comprehensive studies of the present and future development of the land economics and land policies of a region, with due regard to neighboring regions and the state as a whole. See Alabama Code 45-44-240.22
  • CONCISE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A reasonably concise description of a particular geographic area which may be by metes and bounds or by reference to government surveys, recorded maps and plats, municipal, county or state boundary lines, well-defined landmarks and other monuments, or any combination of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • CONCISE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A reasonably concise description of a particular geographic area which may be by metes and bounds or by reference to government surveys, recorded maps and plats, municipal, county, or state boundary lines, well-defined landmarks and other monuments, or any combination of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • Conference committee: A temporary, ad hoc panel composed of conferees from both chamber of a legislature which is formed for the purpose of reconciling differences in legislation that has passed both chambers. Conference committees are usually convened to resolve bicameral differences on major and controversial legislation.
  • Consumer lease: means a lease that a lessor regularly engaged in the business of leasing or selling makes to a lessee who is an individual and who takes under the lease primarily for a personal, family, or household purpose, if the total payments to be made under the lease contract, excluding payments for options to renew or buy, do not exceed $100,000. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Control: shall be construed consistently with the provisions of 12 U. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • CONVENTION FACILITIES: Any property, real, personal or mixed, which is necessary or desirable in connection with a convention or meeting center, or similar facility, including without limitation, auditoriums, exhibition halls, facilities for food preparation and serving, parking facilities, and administrative offices in connection therewith. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • corporation: Any public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • corporation: Any public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • corporation: The public corporation authorized to be created by this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-35-242.05
  • CORPORATION: Any public corporation which may be organized pursuant to any law now in force or hereafter enacted for the purpose of acquiring title to and completing the construction and equipment of the coliseum and the necessary facilities in connection therewith. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.01
  • corporation: The public corporation authorized to be created by this article. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.06
  • costs: As applied to a facility or any portion thereof, shall include all or any part of the cost of construction, acquisition, alteration, enlargement, extension, reconstruction, improvement, and remodeling of a facility, including all lands, structures, real or personal property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements, permits, approvals, licenses, and certificates and interests acquired or used for, in connection with or with respect to a facility, the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring lands to which such buildings or structures may be moved, the cost of all machinery and equipment, financing charges, underwriters' commissions or discounts, interest prior to, during, and following completion of such construction and acquisition, provisions for reserves for both principal and interest and for maintenance, extensions, enlargements, additions, and improvements to any facilities then being or theretofore acquired and all other amounts authorized by any corporation to be paid into any special funds from proceeds of bonds issued by the corporation, the cost of architectural, engineering, financial and legal services, plans, specifications, studies, surveys, estimates of cost and revenues, administrative expenses, expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of constructing a facility, and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the construction and acquisition of a facility, the financing of such construction and acquisition, and the placing of a facility in operation. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • cotton: Any cotton plant or cotton plant product upon which the boll weevil is dependent for completion of any portion of its life cycle. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • COTTON BUYER: A person who buys cotton from a producer on a forward contract. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.21
  • COTTON GROWER: Any person who is engaged in and has an economic risk in the business of producing or causing to be produced, for market, cotton. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • COTTON PRODUCER: A person who grows cotton. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.21
  • council: The Interagency Coordinating Council as established in Section 21-3A-4. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • county: Any of the 67 counties of the state. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • county: Any county in this state that abuts on a navigable river or through which a navigable river runs. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • county: Houston County. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.03
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • county: Any county in this state. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • county: Jefferson County in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.02
  • county: A county in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • COUNTY OF INCORPORATION: The county of the state in which an authority has been or is proposed to be incorporated or reincorporated. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • COUNTY OF INCORPORATION: The county in which an authority has been or is proposed to be incorporated. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • CREATING AUTHORITY: The municipal governing body of any municipality or the governing body of any county that, by passage of a resolution or ordinance, creates a district within its respective jurisdiction in accordance with this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Any information collected and stored in the criminal record repository of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reflecting the result of an arrest, detention, or initiation of a criminal proceeding by criminal justice agencies, including, but not limited to, arrest record information, fingerprint cards, correctional induction and release information, identifiable descriptions, and notations of arrests, detention, indictments, or other formal charges. See Alabama Code 22-50-90
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • CULTURAL RESOURCES: All abandoned shipwrecks or remains of those ships and all underwater archaeological treasures, artifacts, treasure troves, or other cultural articles and materials, whether or not associated with any shipwreck, that are contained in or on submerged lands belonging to the State of Alabama and the sea within the jurisdiction of the state, and that have remained unclaimed for more than 50 years, excluding therefrom sunken logs, cants, and timber resources of any other type not associated as part of a shipping vessel, and are eligible for, or listed in, the National Register of Historic Places or the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. See Alabama Code 41-9-291
  • dealer: Any person who buys and sells seed in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • dealer: Any person engaged in the business of buying livestock in the State of Alabama for resale, exchange or slaughter and meat packing purposes, either on his or her own account or as agent for others on a commission basis or otherwise. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.35
  • dealer: Any person not a grower of nursery stock who buys, receives on consignment or otherwise acquires and has in his possession nursery stock for the purpose of offering or exposing for sale, reselling, reshipping or distributing same. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • DEFERRED TAX RECIPIENT: Each taxing authority which receives ad valorem taxes with respect to property located in a proposed tax increment district. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • department: The State Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 45-33-243
  • department: Alabama Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.37
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-38-240.03
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.65
  • department: The Alabama State Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • department: The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • dependents: The spouse, children, or other dependents of the retired employee, as defined by and covered under the documents governing the governmental entities' benefit plans that provide post-employment benefits. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • DESIGNATED MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY: A mental health facility other than a state mental health facility designated by the State Department of Mental Health to receive persons for evaluation, examination, admission, detention or treatment pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • DESIGNATED MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY: A mental health facility other than a state mental health facility designated by the state Department of Mental Health to receive persons for evaluation, examination, admission, detention, or treatment pursuant to the commitment process. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • DESIGNATED REVENUES: Hospital taxes and other revenues from which any particular bonds of a corporation may be payable, as designated in the proceeding of the board of such corporation authorizing the issuance of such bonds. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • DETERMINING COUNTY: With respect to a corporation, any county the governing body of which shall have made findings and determinations of fact pertaining to the organization of such corporation in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-97-3. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • DETERMINING COUNTY: Any county the governing body of which shall have made findings and determinations of fact in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-88-3. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • DETERMINING MUNICIPALITY: With respect to a corporation, any municipality the governing body of which shall have made findings and determinations of fact pertaining to the organization of such corporation, in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-97-3. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • DETERMINING SUBDIVISION: With respect to a corporation, any determining county or determining municipality and, with respect to an instrumentality, the county or municipality or combination thereof whose governing body is empowered to incorporate or otherwise establish such instrumentality. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • director: A member of the board of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the district. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • director: A member of the board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • director: The personnel director herein created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • director: A member of the board of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • director: A member of the board of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • director: A member of the board of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the district. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • director: A member of the board of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • directors: The members of the board of directors. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • directors: The members of the board of directors. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRACTICE: An act that is unlawful under this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54.22
  • distribution: The movement of nursery stock from the property where it is grown or kept to any other property that is not contiguous thereto, regardless of the ownership of the properties concerned. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • DISTRIBUTION FORMULA: The percentage of the total state population residing in a district, compared to the total state population residing in all districts statewide, based upon the latest census data or estimates compiled by or for the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • district: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • district: A communication district created pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • district: A geographical area designated by the Governor as provided in this article. See Alabama Code 45-44-240.28
  • district: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • DISTRICT ATTORNEY: Except as otherwise provided in Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • DISTRICT ATTORNEY: The district attorney of the judicial circuit in which the county is located. See Alabama Code 45-44-84.44
  • domestic: When used with reference to a waterworks system, a waterworks system designed to supply or distribute water primarily for human consumption. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.03
  • DOMESTIC WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM: A waterworks system designed to distribute water primarily for human consumption. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.03
  • Dower: A widow
  • DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AREA: The central business district of the city as described in subsection (b) of Section 45-23A-91. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • drug: shall include barbiturates, central nervous system stimulants, hallucinogenics, and all other drugs to which the narcotic and drug abuse laws of the United States apply. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.12
  • drugs: All medicinal substances and preparations recognized by the United States Pharmacopoeia and National Formulary, or any revision thereof, and all substances and preparations intended for external and internal use in the cure, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and all substances and preparations other than food intended to affect the structure or any function of the body. See Alabama Code 45-34-230.01
  • dwelling: Any building or structure, or portion of any building or structure, which is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families, and any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location on it of any such building or structure, or portion of it. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54.22
  • DWELLING UNIT: One or more habitable rooms which are occupied, intended, or designed to be occupied by one or more families with facilities for living, sleeping, cooking, and eating. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES: Any developmental services that:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01

  • EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM: The total effort in the state that is directed at meeting the needs of eligible infants and toddlers and their families. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01
  • ELECTRIC SYSTEM: Facilities for the generation, manufacture and distribution, or any thereof, of electricity, together with all appurtenances to such facilities. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.03
  • ELIGIBLE COSTS: The down payment and allowable closing costs for the purchase of a single-family residence in Alabama by a first-time and second chance home buyer. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • ELIGIBLE FACILITIES: Any convention facilities owned by a city, county, or entities or authorities thereof in which the bonds for the facilities are issued after the effective date hereof, or such facilities for which the construction, or substantial expansion, reconstruction, or renovation is completed after May 11, 1989. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • ELIGIBLE INFANTS AND TODDLERS: Individuals, from birth through age two, inclusive, who need early intervention services because of one or both of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01

  • ELIGIBLE INVESTMENTS: (i) Any time deposit with, or any certificate of deposit issued by, any bank, savings bank or savings and loan association which is organized under the laws of the United States of America that may succeed to the functions of such corporation; (ii) any debt securities that are direct, general obligations of the United States of America; (iii) any debt securities payment of the principal of and interest on which is unconditionally guaranteed by the United States of America; (iv) any debt securities (including participation certificates) that are direct, general obligations of any of the following agencies of the United States of America: the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Federal Farm Credit Bank, the Federal Land Banks, the Federal Immediate Credit Banks, the Banks for Cooperatives, the Federal Home Loan Banks (including any joint obligations of any two or more of the foregoing agencies), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Government National Mortgage Association, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Farmers Home Administration, or any other agency or instrumentality of the United States of America; (v) any repurchase obligations of any bank, savings bank or savings and loan association which is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (or any department, agency or instrumentality of the United States of America that shall succeed to the functions of such federal corporation), which repurchase obligations are at least 100 percent secured by any one or more classes of eligible investments described in (i) through (iv), inclusive, above; (vi) any security or interest therein, whether secured or unsecured, in which an insurance company or a savings and loan association organized under the laws of the state may legally invest its own moneys at the time of investment therein by the corporation; (vii) shares of any money market fund registered and regulated under the Federal Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, as a no-load, open-end management investment company, the portfolio assets of which consist solely of cash and eligible investments and repurchase agreements fully secured by any one or more classes of eligible investments; and (viii) any debt obligation, debt instrument or deposit obligation in which trustees are legally permitted to invest under the laws of the state at the time of investment therein by the corporation. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.06
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • employee: A person in the classified service herein set up and appointed by the appointing authority, unless herein expressly excepted. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • employee: Any person who is an employee of any governmental entity located in the state who may become eligible for post-employment benefits from the governmental entity. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • employer: The State of Alabama or any department, agency, or local governing body by which a district attorney is paid. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • employer: Any governmental entity that sponsors, in whole or in part, post-employment benefits. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • EMPLOYMENT REGISTER: Typewritten lists containing the names of those applicants who have successfully passed mental tests for initial employment within the classified service for any specific position and which names are listed in the order of final grades attained on such tests from the highest grade attained to the lowest grade attained. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • ENHANCED USE LEASE AREA: Any area of a military installation which contains underutilized real or personal property, or both, that is leased by a secretary of a military department to a lessee pursuant to the authority provided in Title 10 U. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • equipment: All materials, appliances, devices, fixtures, fittings, or accessories installed in or used in the manufacture and assembly of a manufactured building. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • ESTABLISHMENT DEALING IN OR PERMITTING THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Any business establishment operating within the county whichsells, dispenses, or otherwise allows or permits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.03
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • examination: Physical fitness evaluation to include annual or other physical examinations, physical fitness examinations, final physical examinations, or any other type of physical examinations as prescribed by the personnel board or the director to determine the physical fitness of initial applicants for employment within the classified service and the physical fitness of classified employees now assigned, to qualify physically for the positions they now occupy or expect to occupy within the classified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • excavation: The study and intentional removal from submerged land belonging to the state, by accepted scientific methods, of any objects recognized as cultural resources. See Alabama Code 41-9-291
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • exploration: The systematic examination by actual survey of an area of submerged land belonging to the state for the purpose of locating and recognizing cultural resources. See Alabama Code 41-9-291
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • facility: Property or collections of property used to provide utility services, including all land, rights-of-way, property rights, franchise rights, buildings and other structures, machinery, equipment, vehicles, furniture, fixtures, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, pipes, aqueducts, and all other property, rights, easements, and interests necessary or desirable in connection therewith. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • facility: Any state-owned or state-operated hospital or other facility, whether currently operating or to be operated in the future, utilized for the diagnosis, care, treatment, training or hospitalization of persons who are mentally ill or who are believed to be mentally ill and any other appropriate facility within the State of Alabama approved for such purpose by the Department of Mental Health, excluding those general hospitals owned by a state educational institution which is a public corporation organized under the acts of the Legislature of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 22-52-30
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fault: means wrongful act, omission, breach, or default. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • FCC ORDER: The order of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC Docket No. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • FEDERAL SECURITIES: Direct obligations of the United States for the payment of which the full faith and credit of the United States is pledged, or obligations issued by a person controlled or supervised by and acting as an instrumentality of the United States, the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on which is fully and unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation by the United States. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • FEDERAL SECURITIES: Direct obligations of the United States of America for the payment of which the full faith and credit of the United States of America is pledged, or obligations issued by a person controlled or supervised by and acting as an instrumentality of the United States of America, the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on which is fully and unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation by the United States of America. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • fees: Moneys to be paid to the commission from any and all persons, firms, companies, corporations, and manufacturers engaged in the manufacture or installation of manufactured buildings. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • fiduciary: A trustee of a testamentary trust or of any express trust, a guardian of the estate of a minor, a guardian, committee or conservator of the estate of an incompetent person, an executor of a will, an administrator of the estate of a decedent or an advisor or consultant exercising control over a testamentary or express trust. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.14
  • fiduciary: Includes a personal representative or trustee. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.14
  • fiduciary account: shall mean any account for which the bank or trust company has investment responsibility. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.07
  • Finance lease: means a lease with respect to which:

    (i) the lessor does not select, manufacture, or supply the goods;

    (ii) the lessor acquires the goods or the right to possession and use of the goods in connection with the lease; and

    (iii) one of the following occurs:

    (A) the lessee receives a copy of the contract by which the lessor acquired the goods or the right to possession and use of the goods before signing the lease contract;

    (B) the lessee's approval of the contract by which the lessor acquired the goods or the right to possession and use of the goods is a condition to effectiveness of the lease contract;

    (C) the lease contract or a separate accurate and complete statement delivered to the lessee discloses in writing (a) all express warranties and other rights provided to the lessee by the lessor and the supplier in connection with the lease contract (b) that there are no other express warranties or rights provided to the lessee by the lessor or the supplier in connection with the lease contract, and (c) in a consumer lease, any waiver, disclaimer, or other negation of express or implied warranties and any limitation or modification of remedy or liquidation of damages for breach of those warranties or other rights of the lessee in a manner as provided in this article or in Article 2, as applicable; or

    (D) the lessor, before the lessee signs the lease contract, informs the lessee in writing (a) of the identity of the supplier, unless the lessee has selected the supplier and directed the lessor to purchase the goods from the supplier, (b) that the lessee is entitled under this article to all warranties and other rights provided to the lessee by the supplier in connection with the lease contract, and (c) to contact the supplier to receive an accurate and complete statement from the supplier of any such express warranties and other rights and any disclaimers or limitations of them or of remedies. See Alabama Code 22-19-162

  • FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Any bank, savings institution, industrial loan association, credit union, or other similar entity authorized to do business and accept deposits in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • FIRE PROTECTION FACILITY: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, fire engines, fire hydrants, ladders, equipment, hoses, alarm apparatus, chemicals, uniforms, supplies or any combination of any thereof used or useful or capable of future use in furnishing fire protection service and all other property deemed necessary or desirable by the district for use in furnishing fire protection service. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • FIRE PROTECTION FACILITY: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, fire engines, fire hydrants, ladders, equipment, hoses, alarm apparatus, chemicals, uniforms, supplies, or any combination of any thereof used or useful or capable of future use in furnishing fire protection service and all other property deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in furnishing fire protection service. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE: All services involved in protecting property and life from fires, including, but not limited to, discovering, ascertaining, extinguishing, preventing the spread of or fighting fires or inspecting property for fire hazards or any part or combination thereof. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE: All services involved in protecting property and life from fires, including but not limited to discovering, ascertaining, extinguishing, preventing the spread of or fighting fires, or inspecting property for fire hazards, or any part or combination thereof. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • FIRST-TIME AND SECOND CHANCE HOME BUYER: An individual who resides in Alabama and has not owned or purchased, either individually or jointly, a single-family residence during a period of ten years prior to the date of the purchase of a single-family residence. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • FISCAL YEAR: A fiscal year of an authorizing subdivision. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • FISCAL YEAR: The annual period at the end of which a governmental entity determines its financial condition. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • FLOWER SEED: The seeds of all plants grown for ornamental purposes, either for domestic or commercial purposes, and which are generally known and sold under the name of flower seed in this state. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • fund: The Judicial Retirement Fund provided for in Chapter 18 of this title. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • GAS SYSTEM: Facilities for the manufacture, conditioning, transmission and distribution, or any thereof, of manufactured or natural gas, together with all appurtenances to such facilities. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.03
  • gasb: The Governmental Accounting Standards Board. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • germination: The percentage of seeds capable of producing normal seedlings under ordinarily favorable conditions (not including seeds which produce weak, malformed or obviously abnormal sprouts nor hard seeds). See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Goods: means all things that are movable at the time of identification to the lease contract, or are fixtures (Section 7-2A-309), but the term does not include money, documents, instruments, accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, or minerals or the like, including oil and gas, before extraction. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to the city, its city council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • GOVERNING BODY: The governing body of a county or municipality in the state which is now or may hereafter be specifically designated in 40 C. See Alabama Code 45-29-71.05
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, its county commission, and, with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners or other like governing body and, with respect to a public corporation or a cooperative, its board of directors. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, the county commission and, with respect to a municipality, the council, commission or other governing body of such municipality. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, its county commission or other like governing body, and with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to the city, its city council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body exercising the legislative functions of a municipality and, with respect to a county, its county commission or other like governing body exercising the legislative functions of a county and, with respect to an instrumentality or Tannehill Furnace and Foundry Commission, its board of directors or other like governing body duly constituted to exercise the ultimate decision-making functions of such instrumentality or said Tannehill Furnace and Foundry Commission, as the case may be. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • GOVERNING BODY: In the case of a county, the county commission exercising the legislative functions of the county and, in the case of a municipality, the board of commissioners, the mayor and council or other similar body exercising the legislative functions of the municipality. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.03
  • GOVERNING BODY: The chief legislative body of a governmental unit. See Alabama Code 45-44-240.22
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, its county commission, and, with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body and, with respect to a public corporation, its board of directors. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, its county commission or other like governing body, and with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • GOVERNMENT SECURITIES: Any bonds or other obligations which as to principal and interest constitute direct obligations of, or are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America, including obligations of any federal agency to the extent such obligations are unconditionally guaranteed by the United States of America and any certificates or any other evidences of an ownership interest in such obligations of, or unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America or in specified portions thereof (which may consist of the principal thereof or the interest thereon). See Alabama Code 45-35-242.05
  • GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY: Any political subdivision of the state, any department, agency, board, commission, or authority of any such political subdivision, or any public corporation, authority, agency, instrumentality, board, commission, state college, university, or other governmental entity controlled by or otherwise associated with any political subdivision. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • GOVERNMENTAL UNIT: Counties and municipalities. See Alabama Code 45-44-240.22
  • GOVERNMENTAL UNIT: Counties and municipalities. See Alabama Code 45-44-240.28
  • GOVERNMENTAL USER: Any county or municipality, or any instrumentality of either thereof (including, without limitation to, any corporation incorporated hereunder) or Tannehill Furnace and Foundry Commission, that receives, participates in, or otherwise partakes of utility services pursuant to a utility services agreement. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • gst: The generation-skipping transfer tax imposed by Chapter 13 of the Internal Revenue Code. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.14
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • handicap: With respect to a person:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54.22

  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • heliport: An airport designed primarily for use by helicopters. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • heliport: An airport designed primarily for use by helicopters. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • HEMP PRODUCTS: Any and all products made from industrial hemp, including, but not limited to, cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paper, particleboard, plastics, seed, seed meal and seed oil for consumption, and seed for cultivation if the seeds originate from industrial hemp varieties. See Alabama Code 45-38-240.03
  • Home state: means :

    (1) With respect to a national bank, the state in which the main office of the bank is located;

    (2) With respect to a state bank, the state by which the bank is chartered;

    (3) With respect to a foreign bank, the state determined to be the home state of such foreign bank under 12 U. See Alabama Code 12-21-203

  • Home state regulator: means , with respect to an out-of-state state bank, the bank supervisory agency of the state in which such bank is chartered. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • HOSPICE CARE PROGRAM: A hospice care program licensed as a hospice care program under regulations of the State Board of Health. See Alabama Code 45-34-230.01
  • hospital: An institution licensed as a hospital under regulations of the State Board of Health. See Alabama Code 45-34-230.01
  • host: Any plant or plant product upon which the boll weevil is dependent for completion of any portion of its life cycle. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • Host state: means a state, other than the home state of a bank, in which the bank maintains, or seeks to establish and maintain, a branch. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • HOUSING FOR OLDER PERSONS: Housing:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54.22

  • HYBRID SEED CORN: The first generation seed of a cross produced by controlling the pollination and by combining two, three or four inbred lines or by combining one inbred line or a single cross with an open-pollinated variety. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • improvement: Any sanitary sewage treatment or sewage disposal plant or any sanitary sewer, including mains, laterals, trunk lines, collector lines, outfall lines, force mains, and appurtenant facilities. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • incorporators: The natural persons filing a written application for the incorporation or reincorporation of an authority pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • incorporators: The natural persons filing a written application for the incorporation of an authority pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • indenture: A mortgage, an indenture of mortgage, deed of trust, trust agreement or trust indenture executed by the authority as security for bonds. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • indenture: A mortgage, an indenture of mortgage, deed of trust, trust agreement or trust indenture executed by the authority as security for bonds. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • indenture: Any mortgage, indenture of mortgage, deed of trust, trust agreement or trust indenture executed by an authority as security for its bonds. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • indenture: A mortgage, mortgage indenture, mortgage and trust indenture, or trust indenture executed by an authority as security for any of its securities. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN: A process which includes the development of a written plan containing the required elements designed to address the needs of eligible infants and toddlers and their families in accordance with Section 1477 of Title 20 of the United States Code. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01
  • industrial: When used with reference to a waterworks system, a waterworks system designed to supply or distribute water primarily for use other than human consumption. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.03
  • INDUSTRIAL ACCESS ROADS AND BRIDGES: The planning, design, and construction of roads and bridges on the public highway and street system providing access to active military installations or property used primarily for military purposes or to projects that conduct an activity specified in subdivision (1) of Section 40-18-372, including necessary right-of-way and utility activities provided by state law. See Alabama Code 45-35-242.05
  • INDUSTRIAL HEMP: All parts and varieties of the plant Cannabis sativa, cultivated or possessed by a licensed grower, whether growing or not, that contain a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0. See Alabama Code 45-38-240.03
  • INERT MATTER: All matter not seeds, including, among others, broken seeds, sterile florets, chaff, fungus bodies and stones, etc. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • infestation: The actual presence of plant pests and/or noxious weeds or the existence of circumstances that make it reasonable to believe plant pests and/or noxious weeds are present. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • infested: Actually infested with a boll weevil or so exposed to infestation that it would be reasonable to believe that an infestation exists. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • INPATIENT TREATMENT: Treatment being provided to a person at a state mental health facility or a designated mental health facility which has been specifically designated by the department for inpatient treatment. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • insignia: A label, seal, or data plate issued by the commission to indicate compliance with the codes and requirements established by the commission pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • Installment lease contract: means a lease contract that authorizes or requires the delivery of goods in separate lots to be separately accepted, even though the lease contract contains a clause "each delivery is a separate lease" or its equivalent. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION: A postsecondary institution, as defined in 20 U. See Alabama Code 45-38-240.03
  • instrumentality: With respect to any county or municipality, any public corporation, public authority, board, commission or other similar body that is incorporated, established, or controlled by such county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • insurance: as used in this chapter includes the term "annuity" and the term "policy" includes the term "contract. See Alabama Code 45-29-243.03
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • INTERNAL REVENUE CODE: The Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended from time to time and successor provisions and codifications thereof. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.14
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Interstate merger transaction: means :

    (1) The merger or consolidation of banks with different home states, and the conversion of branches of any bank involved in the merger or consolidation into branches of the resulting bank; or

    (2) The purchase of all or substantially all of the assets, including all or substantially all of the branches, of a bank whose home state is different from the home state of the acquiring bank. See Alabama Code 12-21-203

  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT: Court ordered mental health services in either an outpatient or inpatient setting. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • JUDGE OF PROBATE: The judge of probate of the county of incorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • juries: include courts or judges in all cases when a jury trial is waived, or when the court or judge is authorized to ascertain and determine the facts as well as the law. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • kind: One or more related species or subspecies which singly or collectively are known by one common name, for example, wheat, oat, vetch, sweet clover, cabbage, cauliflower, etc. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • labeling: All labels and other written, printed or graphic representations in any form whatsoever accompanying and pertaining to any seed, whether in bulk or in containers, and such term includes invoices and other bills of shipment. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Law clerk: Assist judges with research and drafting of opinions.
  • law enforcement officer: shall mean and include a policeman, policewoman, and other official who has authority to make arrests and who is employed by any municipality in the state as a permanent and regular employee for and subject to law enforcement duties, but it does not include any person elected by popular vote. See Alabama Code 45-37A-56.23
  • law enforcement officer: shall mean an official who is certified by the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission who has authority to make arrests and who is employed by any municipality in the state as a permanent and regular employee with law enforcement duties, including police chiefs and deputy police chiefs. See Alabama Code 45-37A-56.35
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: A policeman regularly employed by a municipality within the county or a sheriff or deputy sheriff regularly employed by the county. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • LEAD AGENCY: The Alabama Department of Education. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01
  • Lease: means a transfer of the right to possession and use of goods for a term in return for consideration, but a sale, including a sale on approval or a sale or return, or retention or creation of a security interest is not a lease. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • Lease agreement: means the bargain, with respect to the lease, of the lessor and the lessee in fact as found in their language or by implication from other circumstances including course of dealing or usage of trade or course of performance as provided in this article. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • LEASE AGREEMENT: Any agreement of lease covering all or any part of the properties comprising the Alabama Agricultural Center, including the coliseum and any facilities necessary in connection therewith, which may be made between the board and the corporation pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.01
  • Lease contract: means the total legal obligation that results from the lease agreement as affected by this article and any other applicable rules of law. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • Leasehold interest: means the interest of the lessor or the lessee under a lease contract. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • LEGEND DRUG: Any drug, medicine, chemical, or poison bearing on the label the words, "caution, federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription" or similar wording indicating that such drug, medicine, chemical, or poison may be sold or dispensed only upon the prescription of a licensed medical practitioner. See Alabama Code 45-34-230.01
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • legislature: The Legislature of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-35-242.05
  • legislature: The Legislature of the state. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • Lessee: means a person who acquires the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • Lessor: means a person who transfers the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • Lien: means a charge against or interest in goods to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, but the term does not include a security interest. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equine or equidae, ratites, and poultry. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equidae, ratites, poultry, and catfish. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.35
  • livestock: Any animal maintained in captivity for any reason. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.65
  • LIVESTOCK HIDE DEALER: Any dealer who buys hides of livestock. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • LIVESTOCK MARKET: A place where a person assembles livestock for public sale, if the person is required to procure a license or permit from the state Department of Agriculture and Industries to operate the market. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • LIVESTOCK MARKET: A place, concentration, or collection point or other public or private place where a person assembles livestock for either public or private sale by himself or herself and the service or the cost or expense thereof is compensated by the owner of the livestock on a commission basis or otherwise. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.35
  • LOCAL COORDINATING COUNCIL: A working group of interagency representatives, parents and other family members, and others at the local or regional level. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01
  • LOCAL FINANCE OFFICER: The legally authorized officer or agent responsible for receipt and disbursement of the revenues of a taxing authority. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • LOCAL GOVERNING BODY: The governing body of a county or municipality which proposes to create or has created a tax increment district. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT: A city or county government. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Any county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-35A-50.01
  • LOCAL IMPACT ISSUE: Any adoption or amendment by a local government of a proposed zoning plan, comprehensive master plan, or land development regulations that, if approved, may or will significantly affect any area or airspace that is within two miles of a military installation. See Alabama Code 45-35A-50.01
  • LOT OF SEED: A definite quantity of seed identified by a lot number, every portion or bag of which is uniform, within permitted tolerances, for the factors which appear in the labeling. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • manufacture: The process of making, fabricating, constructing, forming or assembling a product from raw, unfinished or semifinished materials. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • MANUFACTURED BUILDING: A closed structure, building assembly or systems of subassemblies, which may include structural, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, utility service lines, footings, foundations, porches, or other service systems manufactured in manufacturing facilities, for installation or erection, with or without other specified components, as a finished building or as a part of a finished building, which shall include, but not be limited to, residential dwelling units, commercial, institutional, storage, and industrial structures. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • MARKET FACILITY: Any facility for the inspection, grading, standardization, classification, refrigeration, dehydration, canning, packing, processing, cold storage and marketing of agricultural and kindred products permitted to be acquired and constructed by the Board of Agriculture and Industries pursuant to Section 2-3-20. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.06
  • materials: Infected barns or other infected structures or parts thereof and farm products, clothing, straw, hay or other feed for animals and other articles stored or contained in or adjacent to such barns or other structures. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.65
  • MEDICAL BOARD: The board of physicians provided for in Section 36-27-23. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • member: Any district attorney included in membership of the plan. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • member: Any county, municipality, or public corporation which elects one or more directors to the board of a district. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • member: Such term shall include actual members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in organizations organized with capital stock. See Alabama Code 45-39-92.44
  • member: An individual resident and registered voter of Lauderdale County or Colbert County, who has been appointed to the authority by their respective governing bodies to serve in a representative capacity. See Alabama Code 45-39-92
  • MEMBER GOVERNING BODY: A governing body that joins a public corporation established pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-29-71.05
  • MEMBERSHIP SERVICE: Service as a district attorney on account of which contributions are made. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • MENTAL ILLNESS: A psychiatric disorder of thought and/or mood which significantly impairs judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • MILITARY INSTALLATION: A federal military fort, base, camp, post, station, yard, depot, arsenal, armory, or installation. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • MILITARY INSTALLATION: Any base, camp, post, station, airfield, yard, center, or any other land area under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Defense, including any leased facility, the total acreage of which installation is in excess of 500 acres. See Alabama Code 45-35A-50.01
  • mixture: Seed consisting of more than one kind or variety, each present in excess of 5 percent of the whole. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • mortgage: The classes of liens as are commonly given to secure advances on, or the unpaid purchase price of, real property, together with the credit instruments, if any, secured by the mortgage. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • multidisciplinary: The involvement of two or more disciplines or professions in the provision of integrated and coordinated services, including evaluation and assessment activities and development of the individualized family service plan. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01
  • MUNICIPAL COURT: The Municipal Court of the City of Midfield. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.02
  • municipality: Any of the incorporated municipal corporations of the state, whether classified as city or town. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • municipality: Any incorporated city or town in this state. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • municipality: An incorporated municipality in the state. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • municipality: Such term shall include cities and towns. See Alabama Code 45-44-240.22
  • municipality: Any incorporated municipality in this state. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • municipality: Any incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • NET INTEREST INCOME: Interest earned from an investment, net of that which represents a return of accrued interest, and the amount required to offset the amortization of any premium, paid in connection with the purchase of such investment. See Alabama Code 45-35-242.05
  • NEW TERRITORY: Any territory added, by amendment to the certificate of incorporation of a district, to the area or areas in which that district is authorized to render water service, fire protection service, sewer service or any thereof. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • NEW TERRITORY: Any territory added, by amendment to the certificate of incorporation of an authority, to the area or areas in which that authority is authorized to render water service, fire protection service, sewer service or any thereof. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • No true bill: A legal procedure to dismiss charges against a defendant when the grand jury does not find enough evidence to charge the defendant with violating a law. Also called a "no bill."
  • non compos mentis: include all persons of unsound mind. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • NOXIOUS WEED: Any living stage, including, but not limited to, seeds and productive parts of a parasitic or other plant of a kind, or subdivision of a kind, which may be a serious agricultural threat in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • nursery: Any grounds or premises on or in which nursery stock is grown or propagated for sale or distribution. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • NURSERY STOCK: All plants, trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, grafts, scions and buds grown or kept for or capable of propagation, distribution or sale, unless specifically excluded by the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • nurseryman: Any person engaged in the production of nursery stock for sale or distribution to include any person who obtains nursery stock for the purpose of growing it to a more mature size over a period of one growing season or more. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • NURSING FACILITY: An institution licensed as a nursing facility or intermediate care facility under regulations of the State Board of Health. See Alabama Code 45-34-230.01
  • obligations: Bonds, warrants, certificates of indebtedness and notes of a unit, including bonds, warrants, certificates and notes that are general obligations of the issuing unit and those that are payable solely from a specified source. See Alabama Code 45-44-84.44
  • office: Office of ADECA. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54.22
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • OPERATIONAL AREA: The parcels of realty within a county, previously conveyed to the United States of America, which formerly comprised a military installation, and all property in adjacent areas of close proximity to the military installation within the corporate limits of any municipality whose corporate limits lie in whole or in part within the operational area of the authority that is necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • ORGANIZING SUBDIVISION: With respect to any unit, each municipality or county which may have granted authorization or made determinations respecting the incorporation of the unit or the governing body of which may have granted such authorization or made such determinations and, in the case of a board of education, the county or city with respect to which such board of education is organized. See Alabama Code 45-44-84.44
  • OTHER CROP SEED: The seed of all kinds or varieties of agricultural or vegetable seeds not of the kind or variety declared on the label or tag. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • OTHER FACILITY: Any land, right in land, building, structure, machinery, equipment or facility useful for or in connection with any housing or residential project or facility, or any educational project or facility, or any stadium, coliseum, fair ground, exhibition or athletic building or any other recreational facility, or any manufacturing, commercial, research or related facility for the promotion or development of industry or trade or any one or more or all of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • Out-of-state bank: means a bank whose home state is a state other than Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • Out-of-state state bank: means a bank chartered under the laws of any state other than Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • OUTPATIENT TREATMENT: Treatment being provided to a person in a nonresidential setting and who is not admitted for 24-hour-a-day care. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • owner: The owner of a motor vehicle as shown on the motor vehicle registration records of the Alabama Department of Revenue or the analogous department or agency of another state or country. See Alabama Code 45-24A-32.02
  • owner: The owner of a motor vehicle as shown on the motor vehicle registration records of the Alabama Department of Revenue or the analogous department or agency of another state or country. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.02
  • owners: as used in this article , shall mean the person in whose name the property is assessed for ad valorem tax purposes in the absence of proof to the contrary. See Alabama Code 45-37-243.02
  • parent: A parent, a guardian, a person acting as a parent of a child, or an appointed surrogate parent. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01
  • pension: Payments for life derived from money provided by the employer. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • permit: A document issued or authorized by the commissioner to provide for the movement of regulated articles to restricted designations for limited handling, utilization, or processing. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state, or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, any person, including, without limitation, a private firm, a private association, a corporation, and a public person. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, any person, including, without limitation, a private firm, a private association, a corporation, and a public person. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • person: Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or any combination thereof. See Alabama Code 45-33-243
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, a cooperative, or an agency, department or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality or cooperative. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • person: Includes all associations, clubs, societies, firms, partnerships, and bodies politic and corporate, as well as individuals or groups of individuals, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or similar representative thereof. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.03
  • person: An individual, partnership, corporation, or association. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state, or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • person: Any natural person, public or private corporation (including, without limitation to, any corporation incorporated hereunder), partnership, trust, foundation, government or governmental body, political subdivision, or other legal entity. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • person: One or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, and fiduciaries. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54.22
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county or an agency, department or instrumentality of the state, or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • person: Such term shall include individuals, firms, partnerships and associations. See Alabama Code 45-39-92.44
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, or association. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other business unit. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.35
  • person: An individual, association, partnership, corporation or other private entity. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.21
  • person: Any individual, corporation, company, society, or association, or other business entity. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • person: Any individual, corporation, company, society, association or other business entity. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • person: An individual, partnership, corporation, company, society, association or agency. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Personal Property Instrument: means any instrument or document affecting the title to personal property only (as distinguished from real property) that may be now or hereafter required to be filed or titled for record in the probate office, in accordance with the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Sections 35-4-50 and 35-4-90. See Alabama Code 45-23-83.01
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAFFIC SIGNAL ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM: A camera system which is designed and installed to work in conjunction with an electrically operated traffic-control device using vehicle sensors synchronized to automatically record, either by conventional film or digital imaging, sequenced photographs or full motion video of the rear of a motor vehicle while proceeding through a signalized intersection. See Alabama Code 45-24A-32.02
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAFFIC SIGNAL ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM: A camera system which is designed and installed to work in conjunction with an electrically operated traffic control device using vehicle sensors synchronized to automatically record, either by conventional film or digital imaging, sequenced photographs or full motion video of the rear of a motor vehicle while proceeding through a signalized intersection. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.02
  • places: Vessels, railroad cars, automobiles, aircraft, and other vehicles, buildings, docks, nurseries, orchards and other premises where plants or plant products are grown, kept or handled. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • plan: The District Attorneys' Plan provided for in Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • PLAN OF CONVERSION: That written document containing all the information and meeting the requirements as set forth in Section 5-7A-62(1). See Alabama Code 12-19-49
  • PLANT PEST: Any living stage of any insects, mites, nematodes, slugs, snails, protozoa, or other invertebrate animals, bacteria, fungi, other parasitic plants or reproductive parts thereof, or viruses, or any organisms similar to or allied with any of the foregoing, or any infectious substances which can directly or indirectly injure or cause disease or damage in any plants or parts thereof or any processed, manufactured, or other products of plants and which may be a serious agricultural or horticultural threat in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • policies: The state statutes, regulations, orders of the Governor, directives by the lead agency, participating agencies, the Executive Committee, or other written documents that represent the position of the state concerning any matter within the purview of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01
  • policy: includes the term "contract. See Alabama Code 45-29-243.03
  • POST-EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: Non-pension benefits sponsored in whole or in part by a governmental entity and paid in whole or in part by a governmental entity on behalf of retired employees or their dependents after separation from service in accordance with the terms of the relevant plan providing such benefits. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the by-laws and the minutes of the proceedings of the board of the authority are kept. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws and the minutes of proceedings of the board of a district are kept. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws, and the minutes of the proceedings of the board of a corporation are kept. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws and the minutes of the proceedings of the board of the authority are kept. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws, and the minutes of proceedings of the board of a district are kept. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws, and the minutes of the proceedings of the board of an authority are kept. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • PROBATE JUDGE: The judge of probate of the county of incorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • processing: The passing of seed through a cleaning machine for the purpose of removing some constituent or through a blending machine or grinding of the seed for other uses. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • producer: Any person engaging in the business of severing pit run sand, clay, sand-gravel, clay-gravel, sand-clay, and gravel from the soil within Hale County. See Alabama Code 45-33-243
  • PRODUCERS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Individual persons, partnerships, associations and corporations who produce such products either directly or as landlords, tenants or sharecroppers. See Alabama Code 45-39-245.07
  • PRODUCTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Such term shall include fishing activities and the harvesting of aquatic and seafood products as well as the production of other agricultural or farm products hereinabove defined in subdivision (1) of this section. See Alabama Code 45-39-92.44
  • project: Interests in land, buildings, structures, facilities, or other improvements located or to be located within the downtown development area, and any fixtures, machinery, equipment, furniture, or other property of any nature whatsoever used on, in, or in connection with any such land, interest in land, building, structure, facility, or other improvement, all for the essential public purpose of the development of trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities in the downtown development area. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • project: Any land and any buildings or other improvements thereon, and all real, personal, and mixed properties deemed by an authority to be necessary or appropriate in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, which shall be suitable for use by the following or by any combination of two or more thereof:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03

  • project: Any land and any buildings or other improvements thereon, and all real, personal, and mixed properties, within the operational area of an authority, deemed by an authority to be necessary or appropriate in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, and which shall be suitable for the promotion of the purposes of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • project: Interests in land, buildings, structures, facilities, or other improvements located or to be located within the downtown development area, and any fixtures, machinery, equipment, furniture, or other property of any nature whatsoever used on, in, or in connection with any such land, interest in land, building, structure, facility, or other improvement, all for the essential public purpose of the development of trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities in the downtown development area. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • project: Any low-rent housing hereafter developed or acquired by the authority with financial assistance of the United States of America acting through the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54.10
  • project: Undertakings and activities of a public entity in a tax increment district for a. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • project: Any capital improvement, facility, structure, building, property, or appurtenances thereto of any nature, type, or description which any member is authorized by any law of the state to own, acquire, construct, or finance. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • project: Any land and any buildings or other improvements thereon and all real and personal properties deemed necessary in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, which shall be suitable for use by the United States. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • PROJECT COSTS: Any expenditures made or estimated to be made or monetary obligations incurred or estimated to be incurred by a public entity, which in the case of expenditures for or within a Major 21st Century Manufacturing Zone may be incurred directly by the public entity or by a private entity with funds granted by, or otherwise made available from, a public entity, which are listed in a project plan as costs of public works or improvements or, in the case of improvements within a Major 21st Century Manufacturing Zone, public works or improvements or private improvements, within a tax increment district, plus any costs incidental thereto, diminished by any special assessments, received or reasonably expected to be received by the public entity in connection with the implementation of the project plan. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • PROJECT PLAN: The properly approved plan for the development or redevelopment of a tax increment district, including all properly approved amendments thereto. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • PROMOTIONAL REGISTER: Typewritten lists containing the names of those classified employees, presently assigned, who have successfully passed mental tests for promotion to higher positions within the classified service and which names are listed in the order of final grades attained on such tests from the highest grade attained to the lowest grade attained. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • property: Only land which has been subdivided and platted. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • provider: Any person that provides utility services to any user pursuant to a utility services agreement. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • PUBLIC CORPORATION: Any public corporation created pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-29-71.05
  • PUBLIC CORPORATION: Any public corporation organized under the laws of the state. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • PUBLIC CORPORATION: Any public corporation organized under the laws of the state. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • PUBLIC ENTITY: Any municipality or county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION FACILITY: A fire protection facility which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • PUBLIC HATCHERY: Any establishment that regularly artificially hatches and sells or offers for sale to the public baby chicks or the young of any domestic fowl under six weeks of age or hatching eggs or that does custom hatching. See Alabama Code 45-44-240.27
  • PUBLIC HEARING: A meeting of the board open to the public, where any citizen, taxpayer, or other interested party may appear and be heard, subject to the duly adopted rules and regulations. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • PUBLIC PERSON: The state and any county, city, town, public corporation, agency, subdivision thereof, instrumentality thereof, or similar person. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • PUBLIC RECORD: A record which the members of the public shall have the right to inspect, within reason and during ordinary business hours. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • PUBLIC REVENUES: Any one or more of the items of tax proceeds and other revenues that a municipality or county is authorized to pledge for its bonds under the provisions of Section 11-81-16. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCY: An agency of the State of Alabama, or a functional division of a political subdivision, that provides fire fighting, rescue, natural or man-caused disaster, or major emergency response, law enforcement, ambulance, or emergency medical services. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • PUBLIC SEWER SYSTEM: A sewer system which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM: A water system which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • Purchase: includes taking by sale, lease, mortgage, security interest, pledge, gift, or any other voluntary transaction creating an interest in goods. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • purchaser: Any person acquiring title, outright or conditionally, to any interest in severed pit run sand, clay, sand-gravel, clay-gravel, sand-clay, and gravel. See Alabama Code 45-33-243
  • pure honey: as used in this article , shall mean the nectar of plants that has been transformed by, and is the natural product of the honeybee, either in the honeycomb or taken from the honeycomb and marketed in a liquid, crystalized or granulated condition. See Alabama Code 45-41-244.26
  • purpose: The authorized purposes of an authority, which include acquiring, holding, improving, installing, constructing, owning, leasing, developing, performing environmental restoration and remediation, selling, and otherwise disposing of the real and personal property within its operational area for any use, subject to governmental land use restrictions or authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act: Federal law that, among other things, requires lenders to provide "good faith" estimates of settlement costs and make other disclosures regarding the mortgage loan. RESPA also limits the amount of funds held in escrow for real estate taxes and insurance. Source: OCC
  • Real Property Instrument: means and includes any instrument or document affecting the title to real property that may now or hereafter be filed for record in the probate office pursuant to the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Section 12-13-43, and all statutes providing for the filing and recording of notices or statements of liens of any kind, notices of judgment, and plats or maps showing subdivisions of real estate. See Alabama Code 45-23-83.01
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • region: All the geographical area contained within the aggregate territorial limits of all governmental units participating in the establishment of a region for planning as provided in this article. See Alabama Code 45-44-240.22
  • region: All the geographical area contained within the aggregate territorial limits of all governmental units participating in a regional planning and development commission as provided in this article. See Alabama Code 45-44-240.28
  • REGULATED ARTICLE: Any article of any character carrying or capable of carrying the boll weevil, including but not limited to, cotton plants, seed cotton, other hosts, gin trash, and mechanical cotton pickers. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • regulations: The regulations implementing Part H of Public Law 99-457 as amended (20 U. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • reservation: Any land, the title to which is held by the Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54.10
  • RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY: Any single-family owner-occupied residential property, historic buildings, or sites classified or assessed as Class III property, pursuant to Section 217 of Article XI of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901. See Alabama Code 45-29-71.05
  • RESORT AREA: An area located outside the corporate limits of any municipality in which the primary use of the majority of the real property is for recreational pursuits or those associated with relaxation, avocation, or pleasure, including vacation homes and facilities and commercial amusement or recreational establishments providing such facilities or goods or services with respect thereto. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • respondent: A person for which a petition for commitment to mental health services has been filed. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • RESULTING BANK: The state chartered bank that results from conversion of a savings institution to a state chartered bank pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 12-19-49
  • Resulting bank: means a bank that has resulted from an interstate merger transaction under this article. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • RETIRED EMPLOYEE: A former employee of a governmental entity who is eligible for post-employment benefits from the governmental entity. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • retirement: Withdrawal from active service with a retirement allowance or optional benefit in lieu thereof granted under this division. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE: The sum of the annuity and the pension. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • RETIREMENT SYSTEM: The Employees' Retirement System of Alabama as defined in Section 36-27-2. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • REVENUE BONDS: Bonds issued by a city, county or authority which are limited or special, rather than general obligations of the issuer and which are not payable from the proceeds of an ad valorem tax. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • revenues: All rentals, receipts, income, and other charges derived or received or to be derived or received by the corporation, from any of the following: The operation by the corporation of a facility or facilities, or part of either thereof; the sale, including installment sales or conditional sales, lease, sublease, or use or other disposition of any facility or portion thereof; repayment of any loan with respect to any facility or the operation thereof; contracts, agreements, or franchises with respect to a facility (or portion thereof); any gift or grant; proceeds of bonds to the extent of use thereof for payment of principal of, interest or premium, if any, on the bonds is authorized by the corporation; proceeds from any insurance, condemnation or guaranty pertaining to a facility or property mortgaged to secure bonds or pertaining to the financing of a facility; and income and profit from the investment of the proceeds of bonds or of any revenues. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS: The monies provided by the sale of the bonds pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-44-244.34
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Roll call vote : A vote in which each legislator votes "yea" or "nay" as his or her name is called by the Clerk, so that the names of legislators voting on each side are recorded.
  • roster: A typewritten list showing the names of persons employed in the classified service by departments and the position occupied by each employee concerned. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • rule: Any public corporation regulation or standard of general applicability that prescribes or recommends law, procedure or policy for its member governing bodies specifically including all pro forma ordinances, regulations, resolutions, rules, procedures or remedies adopted and recommended by a public corporation. See Alabama Code 45-29-71.05
  • RULES AND REGULATIONS: A prescribed course of procedure adopted by the board to promote the administration of this part and the system hereby created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM: Facilities for the collection, transmission, treatment and disposal of sewage, together with all appurtenances to any such facilities. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.03
  • SAVINGS INSTITUTION: A savings and loan association or savings bank organized under the laws of this state or organized under the laws of the United States and having its principal place of business in this state, whether a "capital stock saving institution" which is authorized to issue capital stock, or a "mutual savings institution" shares of which are owned by its members. See Alabama Code 12-19-49
  • securities: When used with reference to debt instruments to be issued by the corporation, shall mean and include notes, bonds and other forms of indebtedness. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.06
  • securities: Bonds, notes, warrants, certificates of indebtedness, or other evidences of indebtedness, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, notes issued in anticipation of the sale of any of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which a district is authorized by its certificate of incorporation or any amendment thereto to render water service, fire protection service, sewer service or any thereof, which area may include both territory located outside the boundaries of any municipality and territory located within the boundaries of one or more municipalities. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which an authority is authorized by its certificate of incorporation or any amendment thereto to render water service, fire protection service, sewer service or any thereof, which area may include not only territory located outside the boundaries of any municipality but also territory located within the boundaries of one or more municipalities. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • SERVICE COORDINATION: The case management and other activities carried out by a service coordinator to assist and enable a child eligible under Part H of Public Law 99-457 as amended (20 U. See Alabama Code 45-35-20.01
  • severing: Cutting, mining, stripping, or otherwise taking or removing from the soil within Hale County. See Alabama Code 45-33-243
  • SEWER SERVICE: All services involved in collecting, transporting, treating and disposing of sanitary sewage or solid wastes and the performing of all functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a sewer system. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • SEWER SERVICE: All services involved in collecting, transporting, treating, and disposing of sanitary sewage and the performing of all functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a sewer system. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • SEWER SYSTEM: A sanitary sewer system, including mains, laterals, sewage disposal plants and sewage treatment plants and all appurtenances to such a system and all properties, rights, easements and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the district for use in rendering sewer services. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • SEWER SYSTEM: A sanitary sewer system, including mains, laterals, sewage disposal plants, and sewage treatment plants and all appurtenances to such a system and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering sewer services. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • SHEEP OR GOAT PRODUCER: Any person residing in Alabama, any Alabama corporation, or Alabama legal business entity that owns or has a financial investment in sheep or goats located in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.04
  • shoals: The geographic region of the State of Alabama comprising the Counties of Colbert and Lauderdale. See Alabama Code 45-39-92
  • SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE: A single-family residence owned and occupied by a first-time and second chance home buyer as the first-time and second chance home buyer's principal residence, which may also include a manufactured home, trailer, mobile home, condominium unit, or cooperative. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • SOLID WASTES: All solid wastes and hazardous wastes as the same are defined in Article 1 of Chapter 27 of Title 22. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • special corporation: shall mean any corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-46-242.04
  • SPECIALTY CARE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY: An institution or facility licensed as a specialty care assisted living facility under regulations of the State Board of Health. See Alabama Code 45-34-230.01
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-23A-91.01
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-17-112
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-30-241.03
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-17-185
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • State: means any state, territory, or other possession of the United States, including the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-35-242.05
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-44-244.34
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-37A-50.06
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • STATE AGENCY: Any permanent or temporary state office, department, division or unit, bureau, board, commission, authority, institution, state college or university, or other unit of state government, whether executive, legislative, or judicial, which has the authority to acquire property by eminent domain under state law and which carries out projects with federal or state financial assistance that cause people to be displaced, but shall not include any unit of local government. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • STATE ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS: Payments to a city, county or entities or authorities thereof, under this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • STATE CHARTERED BANK: A bank the same as if such bank were incorporated, chartered and permitted to do business, all as provided in Section 5-5A-1 et seq. See Alabama Code 12-19-49
  • STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY: A mental health facility operated by the state Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and designated by the commissioner to have beds available to receive persons for evaluation, examination, admission, detention, or treatment for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • STATE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY: A mental health facility operated by the Alabama State Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • STORM WATER LAWS: Those provisions of the Clean Water Act, 33 U. See Alabama Code 45-29-71.05
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • subscriber: A person who purchases or subscribes to a voice communications service and is able to receive it or use it periodically over time; provided, however, that for purposes of the imposition and collection of the statewide 911 charge the term subscriber shall not include the State of Alabama, the counties within the state, incorporated municipalities of the State of Alabama, county and city school boards, independent school boards, and all educational institutions and agencies of the State of Alabama, the counties within the state, or any incorporated municipalities of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • subsidiary: An entity or organization at least 50 percent of:

    (A) the ownership or membership interest of which is owned by a parent entity or parent organization; or

    (B) the voting power of which is possessed by a parent entity or parent organization. See Alabama Code 45-26-231.06

  • superintendent: The Superintendent of Banks for the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-19-49
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of Banks then in office and, where appropriate, all of his or her successors and predecessors in office. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • superintendent: The superintendent or director of Bryce Hospital located in Tuscaloosa County, the superintendent or director of Searcy Hospital located in Mobile County or the superintendent or director of any such facility as defined in subdivision (4) of this section. See Alabama Code 22-52-30
  • SUPERNUMERARY DISTRICT ATTORNEY: A supernumerary district attorney who has elected to come under the provisions and requirements of Division 2 of this article. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Supplier: means a person from whom a lessor buys or leases goods to be leased under a finance lease. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • SUPPLY DISTRICT: A district which renders sewer service or water service only to one or more counties, municipalities, or other public corporations, a cooperative, or to one or more customers of a county, municipality, public corporation, or a cooperative at its written request. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • system: Structural, plumbing, mechanical, heating, electrical, or ventilating elements, materials or components combined for use in a manufactured building. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54
  • TANNEHILL FURNACE AND FOUNDRY COMMISSION: The "Tannehill Furnace and Foundry Commission" created under Article 10 of Chapter 9 of Title 41. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • TAX INCREMENT: That amount obtained by multiplying the total revenue derived from ad valorem taxes levied by all local taxing authorities on all taxable property within a tax increment district in any tax year by a fraction having a numerator equal to that tax year's market value of all taxable property in the district minus the tax increment base and a denominator equal to that tax year's equalized value of all taxable property in the district. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • TAX INCREMENT BASE: The aggregate value, as equalized by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property located within a tax increment district on the date the district is created, determined as provided in Section 11-99-5. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • TAX INCREMENT DISTRICT: A contiguous geographic area within the boundaries of a public entity defined and created by resolution of the local governing body. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • TAX INCREMENT FUND: A fund into which all tax increments not retained by a taxing authority as provided by Section 11-99-10(b) are paid, and from which money is disbursed to satisfy claims of holders of tax increment obligations issued for the tax increment district. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • TAX INCREMENT OBLIGATIONS: Bonds, warrants, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued by a public entity to fund all or any project costs. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • TAXABLE PROPERTY: All real and personal property located in a tax increment district which is subject to ad valorem taxation on the date of adoption of the resolution creating the tax increment district. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • taxing authority: means the state or any municipality, county, or other taxing authority which has the power to levy taxes on property within the tax increment district. See Alabama Code 45-32-244.05
  • TECHNICAL PROPRIETARY INFORMATION: Technology descriptions, technical information, or trade secrets, including the term trade secrets as defined by the Alabama Trade Secrets Act of 1987, Chapter 27 of Title 8, and the actual or developmental costs thereof which are developed, produced, or received internally by a voice communications service provider or by its employees, directors, officers, or agents. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • tests: Written, oral, or other methods of evaluation established by the board or director, to determine the merit, aptitude, knowledge of the job, and general qualifications, other than physical, of applicants to fill initial positions within the classified service, or for the promotion of those classified employees presently assigned to higher positions within the classified service, or for the purpose of reclassification or transfer of such employees into new or existing positions within the classified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • TO RENT: To lease, to sublease, to let, and otherwise to grant for a consideration the right to occupy premises not owned by the occupant. See Alabama Code 45-35A-54.22
  • ton: A short ton of 2,000 pounds. See Alabama Code 45-33-243
  • TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL: Any device, whether manually, electrically, or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to proceed as defined in Section 32-1-1. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.02
  • TRAFFIC SIGNAL VIOLATION: Any violation of Section 32-5A-31, 32-5A-32, or 32-5A-35, or of any combination thereof, wherein a vehicle proceeds into a signalized intersection at a time while the traffic-control signal for that vehicle's lane of travel is emitting a steady red signal. See Alabama Code 45-24A-32.02
  • TRAFFIC SIGNAL VIOLATION: Any violation of Section 32-5A-31, Section 32-5A-32, or Section 32-5A-35, or of any combination thereof, wherein a vehicle proceeds into a signalized intersection at a time while the traffic control signal for that vehicle's lane of travel is emitting a steady red signal. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.02
  • TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL: Any device, whether manually, electrically, or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to proceed as defined in Section 32-1-1. See Alabama Code 45-24A-32.02
  • TRAINED TECHNICIAN: A sworn law enforcement officer employed by the City of Selma, who alternatively:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-24A-32.02

  • TRAINED TECHNICIAN: A sworn law enforcement officer employed by the city who alternatively:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-37A-331.02

  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • transporter: Any person transporting pit run sand, clay, sand-gravel, clay-gravel, sand-clay, and gravel from the place where it is severed or from any other place to any other place, within or without Hale County. See Alabama Code 45-33-243
  • TREE AND SHRUB SEED: The seeds of woody plants commonly known and sold as tree or shrub seeds in this state. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • True bill: Another word for indictment.
  • trust: Any express trust, with additions thereto, wherever and however created, or any separate share of a trust, and includes any arrangement, other than an estate, which, although not a trust, has substantially the same effect as a trust. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.14
  • trust: Any single-employer or multiple-employer trust or fund established for the purpose of funding post-employment benefits and includes, but is not limited to, an Internal Revenue Code Section 115 trust, 26 U. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • trustee: The trustee of a trust. See Alabama Code 45-35-234
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • unit: Any public corporation organized in this state pursuant to authorization or determination by any municipality or municipalities or county or counties or a municipality and a county or by any combination of municipalities and counties or by the governing body of any one or more thereof and shall include also any county board of education and any city board of education. See Alabama Code 45-44-84.44
  • UNITED STATES: The United States of America or any of its departments, agencies, or instrumentalities. See Alabama Code 45-35-81
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • urban renewal plan: means a plan, as it exists from time to time, for an urban renewal project, which plan shall conform to the general plan for the municipality as a whole and shall be sufficiently complete to indicate such land acquisition, demolition and removal of structures, redevelopment, improvements, and rehabilitation as may be proposed to be carried out in the area of the urban renewal project, zoning and planning changes, if any, land uses, maximum densities, building requirements, and the plan's relationship to definite local objectives respecting appropriate land uses, improved traffic, public transportation, public utilities, recreational and community facilities, and other public improvements. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.17
  • user: Any person that receives, participates in, or otherwise partakes of utility services pursuant to a utility services agreement, and includes any governmental user. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • UTILITY SERVICES: Any services for (i) the collection, treatment, and delivery of water, whether such water is used for human consumption or industrial use, and (ii) the collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage, wastewater, industrial effluent, or other fluid waste. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • UTILITY SERVICES AGREEMENT: Any agreement between or among one or more users and one or more providers, whether such agreement is in the form of a lease, a service contract, a contract of sale, or in any other form, pursuant to which a provider or providers shall agree to provide one or more utility services to, or for the benefit of, such user or users under circumstances in which the facilities for the provision of such utility services are financed, in whole or in part, by a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • variety: A subdivision of a kind which is characterized by growth, plant, fruit, seed, period of maturation or other characters by which it can be differentiated from other sorts of the same kind, for example, Redhart wheat, Flat Dutch cabbage, Otootan soybeans, Chantenay carrot, etc. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • VEGETABLE SEED: The seeds of those crops which are grown in gardens or on truck farms and are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable seeds in this state. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • VOICE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21

  • VOICE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDER: An entity that provides voice communications service to a subscriber in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • WAR SERVICE: Such term shall include the following, during the period that the United States shall be engaged in war with any foreign nation:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.14

  • WATER SERVICE: The providing, furnishing, supplying or distributing of water and the performing of all of the functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a water system. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • WATER SERVICE: The providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing of water and the performing of all of the functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a water system, including the provision of water to a fire protection authority to be used in the rendition of fire protection service. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • WATER SYSTEM: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, and other property, or any combination of any thereof, which are used or useful or capable of future use in providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing water, including but not limited to water supply systems, water distribution systems, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, aqueducts, pumping stations, standpipes, filtration plants, purification plants, meters, valves, and all necessary appurtenances and equipment, and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering water service. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • WATER SYSTEMS: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings and other property or any combination of any thereof which are used or useful or capable of future use in providing, furnishing, supplying or distributing water, including, but not limited to, water supply systems, water distribution systems, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, aqueducts, pumping stations, standpipes, tanks, filtration plants, purification plants, meters, valves and all necessary appurtenances and equipment and all properties, rights, easements and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the district for use in rendering water service. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • WATERFRONT PROPERTY: Any property on or near any navigable river in this state. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • WATERWORKS SYSTEM: Facilities for the gathering, collecting, impounding, treatment, transmission and distribution, or any of them, of water for domestic use or for industrial use or both, together with all appurtenances to any such facilities. See Alabama Code 45-43-246.03
  • WEED SEEDS: The seeds, bulblets and tubers of all plants generally recognized as weeds within this state, including noxious weed seeds, bulblets and tubers. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Whips: Assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences. The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.
  • WITHIN THE COUNTY: A place within the boundaries of the county. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.