Sections
Division A Voluntary Dissolution 10-2B-14.01 – 10-2B-14.07
Division B Administrative Dissolution 10-2B-14.20 – 10-2B-14.23
Division C Judicial Dissolution 10-2B-14.30 – 10-2B-14.34
Division D Miscellaneous 10-2B-14.40

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 10 > Chapter 2B > Article 14

  • 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
  • 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
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • ANNUITY STARTING DATE: The first day for which a benefit is payable as an annuity or any other form under Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • beneficiary: The person or persons named by a member by written designation filed with the board to receive payments under this plan after the member's death. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • board: The Police and Fire Pension Board as constituted under Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • board: The Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • BOARD OF CONTROL: The board provided for in Section 36-27-23 to administer the retirement system. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • 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 2-15-20
  • BREAK IN SERVICE: A period of absence which would constitute a break in the member's service under the Mobile County Personnel Board rules; provided, however, that periods of leave and periods of service in the uniformed services of the United States determined in accordance with Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Charge to the jury: The judge's instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case on trial.
  • CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE: A substance intended to be used as a precursor in the manufacture of a controlled substance, or any other chemical intended to be used in the manufacture of a controlled substance. See Alabama Code 26-15-2
  • city: The City of Mobile, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • code: The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Controlled substance as defined in subdivision (4) of Section 20-2-2. See Alabama Code 26-15-2
  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • 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 2-15-131
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • DISTRICT ATTORNEY: Except as otherwise provided in Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA: Drug paraphernalia as defined in Section 13A-12-260. See Alabama Code 26-15-2
  • 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
  • EQUIVALENT ACTUARIAL VALUE: The equivalent value when computed on the basis of the 1995 Buck Mortality Table (Male) for Members, the 1995 Buck Mortality Table (Female) for Beneficiaries, and an interest rate of seven percent per year, compounded annually. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • 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
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • FINAL AVERAGE SALARY: For a member who first became a uniformed officer prior to March 28, 1990, the average of the member's salary for his or her final 36 months of service and, for a member who first became a uniformed officer on or after March 28, 1990, the average of the member's salary for his or her final 60 months of service. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • fund: The Judicial Retirement Fund provided for in Chapter 18 of this title. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • fund: The assets of the plan held in trust by the board pursuant to Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • HIGHLY COMPENSATED EMPLOYEE: An individual described in Section 414(q) of the code. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • 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
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • 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 1-1-1
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • leave: A period of absence from work during which the member is entitled to a leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and its regulations (i) in order to care for the member's child following the birth of the child, (ii) because of the placement of a child with the member for adoption or foster care, (iii) because of a serious health condition that makes the member unable to perform his or her duties as a uniformed officer, or (iv) for purposes of caring for his or her child, spouse, or parent having a serious health condition. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equine or equidae, ratites, and poultry. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equidae, ratites, poultry, and catfish. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • LIVESTOCK HIDE DEALER: Any dealer who buys hides of livestock. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • 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 2-15-20
  • 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 2-15-131
  • LIVESTOCK MARKET OWNER: A person engaged in the business of conducting or operating a public livestock market whether personally or through agents or employees. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • 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 person included in the membership of the plan, as provided in Subpart 2. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • MEMBERSHIP SERVICE: Service as a district attorney on account of which contributions are made. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • pension: Payments for life derived from money provided by the employer. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • person: An individual, a partnership, a corporation or two or more individuals having a joint or common interest. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, or association. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other business unit. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • plan: The District Attorneys' Plan provided for in Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • plan: The City of Mobile, Alabama, Police and Firefighters Retirement Plan, as provided for in this part. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • PLAN YEAR: The 12-month period beginning on any October 1. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • 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
  • REGULAR INTEREST: Interest compounded annually at the rate determined by the Board of Control. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • RESPONSIBLE PERSON: A child's natural parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, legal guardian, custodian, or any other person who has the permanent or temporary care or custody or responsibility for the supervision of a child. See Alabama Code 26-15-2
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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
  • SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY: Serious physical injury as defined in Section 13A-1-2. See Alabama Code 26-15-2
  • service: Service recognized in accordance with Subpart 3 for purposes of determining a member's eligibility for a benefit under the plan and the amount of that benefit. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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
  • UNIFORMED OFFICER: A person employed by the city's police department or fire department as a police officer or firefighter, as the case may be, who (i) is certified as a police officer or firefighter by the State of Alabama, (ii) is in training to be certified by the State of Alabama as a police officer or firefighter, (iii) is employed by the city's police department or fire department other than as a certified police officer or firefighter and who was a participant in the plan immediately preceding October 1, 1997, or (iv) is in the police or fire cadet program. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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.
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 1-1-1