Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS 11-1-1 – 11-1-17
Chapter 2 BONDS OF COUNTY OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, ETC., GENERALLY 11-2-1 – 11-2-34
Chapter 2A COMPENSATION OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 11-2A-1 – 11-2A-8
Chapter 3 COUNTY COMMISSION 11-3-1 – 11-3-62
Chapter 3A ALABAMA LIMITED SELF-GOVERNANCE ACT 11-3A-1 – 11-3A-7
Chapter 4 TREASURER OR DEPOSITORY 11-4-1 – 11-4-50
Chapter 5 CORONER 11-5-50 – 11-5-36
Chapter 6 ENGINEER 11-6-1 – 11-6-25
Chapter 7 SURVEYORS 11-7-1 – 11-7-12
Chapter 8 FINANCIAL AFFAIRS GENERALLY 11-8-1 – 11-8-17
Chapter 8A COUNTY BOND FINANCING REVIEW 11-8A-1 – 11-8A-5
Chapter 9 WARRANTS FOR UTILITY PURPOSES 11-9-1 – 11-9-28
Chapter 10 MAKING OF LOANS IN ANTICIPATION OF TAXES 11-10-1 – 11-10-6
Chapter 11 ISSUING OF WARRANTS IN ANTICIPATION OF GASOLINE TAXES 11-11-1 – 11-11-8
Chapter 11A WARRANTS ISSUED IN ANTICIPATION OF AD VALOREM TAXES 11-11A-1 – 11-11A-5
Chapter 11B SECURITIES ISSUED IN ANTICIPATION OF GRANTS 11-11B-1 – 11-11B-8
Chapter 12 CLAIMS AND DEMANDS AGAINST COUNTY 11-12-1 – 11-12-16
Chapter 13 CODIFICATION AND PUBLICATION OF LAWS 11-13-1 – 11-13-6
Chapter 14 ACQUISITION, ERECTION, MAINTENANCE, ETC., OF BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, ROADS, ETC., GENERALLY 11-14-1 – 11-14-24
Chapter 15 PUBLIC BUILDING AUTHORITIES 11-15-1 – 11-15-19
Chapter 16 RELOCATION OF COUNTY SEATS AND ERECTION OF NEW COURTHOUSES 11-16-1 – 11-16-40
Chapter 17 BURIAL PLACES, GRAVEYARDS AND CEMETERIES 11-17-1 – 11-17-16
Chapter 18 ACQUISITION, ETC., OF LANDS FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, ETC 11-18-1 – 11-18-24
Chapter 19 COMPREHENSIVE LAND-USE MANAGEMENT IN FLOOD-PRONE AREAS 11-19-1 – 11-19-24
Chapter 20 PROMOTION OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE 11-20-1 – 11-20-81
Chapter 21 ACQUISITION OF WATERWORKS PLANTS OR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS 11-21-1 – 11-21-4
Chapter 22 PUBLIC PARK AND RECREATION BOARDS 11-22-1 – 11-22-19
Chapter 23 INDUSTRIAL PARKS 11-23-1 – 11-23-8
Chapter 24 REGULATION OF SUBDIVISIONS 11-24-1 – 11-24-7
Chapter 25 COUNTY LAW LIBRARIES 11-25-1 – 11-25-13
Chapter 26 SELF-INSURANCE FOR COMPENSATION, HOSPITALIZATION, ETC.; BENEFITS 11-26-1 – 11-26-6
Chapter 27 COMMUNITY ANTENNA TELEVISION FACILITIES 11-27-1 – 11-27-3
Chapter 28 WARRANTS FOR PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION 11-28-1 – 11-28-7
Chapter 29 COUNTY GOVERNMENT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT 11-29-1 – 11-29-7
Chapter 30 LIABILITY SELF-INSURANCE FUNDS 11-30-1 – 11-30-7
Chapter 31 RADIO/ALERT NOTIFICATION COMMUNICATIONS DISTRICTS 11-31-1 – 11-31-4
Chapter 32 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN COUNTIES HAVING POPULATION OF 600,000 OR MORE 11-32-1 – 11-32-33

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 11 > Title 1

  • ABANDONED PROPERTY: Wrecked or derelict property having no value other than nominal salvage value, if any, which has been left abandoned and unprotected from the elements and shall include wrecked, inoperative, or partially dismantled motor vehicles, trailers, boats, machinery, refrigerators, washing machines, plumbing fixtures, and other similar articles which have no value other than nominal salvage value, if any; and is in a condition violative of Alabama statutes. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • ABLE PROGRAM: The Achieving a Better Life Experience Program established pursuant to this chapter and defined in Section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or other applicable federal law, to assist individuals and families to save private funds to support individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence, and quality of life. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ABLE SAVINGS ACCOUNT: An individual ABLE trust fund account established by a contributor pursuant to this chapter to apply distributions from the account toward qualified disability expenses for an eligible designated beneficiary, both terms as defined in Section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or other applicable federal law. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ABLE TRUST FUND: The fiduciary trust fund established pursuant to this chapter comprised of separate and segregated ABLE savings accounts as established by savings agreements. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • accused: A person who has been arrested for committing a criminal offense and who is held for an initial appearance or other proceeding before trial. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • ACES ADMINISTRATIVE FUND: The ACES Administrative Fund created in Section 16-33C-10. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ACES PROGRAM: The Alabama College Education Savings Program, a qualified program established pursuant to this chapter and as defined in Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or other applicable federal law, to assist individuals and families to save funds for the purpose of meeting the qualified higher education expenses of the designated beneficiary. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ACES SAVINGS ACCOUNT: An individual ACES account held in the ACES Trust Fund established by a contributor pursuant to this chapter in order to apply distributions from the account toward qualified higher education expenses at eligible educational institutions for an eligible designated beneficiary, with terms as defined in Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or other applicable federal law. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ACES TRUST FUND: The fiduciary trust fund created in Section 16-33C-10. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ache: The Alabama Commission on Higher Education. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • ache: The Alabama Commission on Higher Education. See Alabama Code 16-33B-1
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • AD VALOREM TAX: Those real and personal property ad valorem taxes collected by the county tax collector, the director of revenue of the county, or revenue commissioner, if any, for the county, but shall exclude all ad valorem taxes collected for the State of Alabama and all boards of education, municipalities, fire districts, or other entities located in the county. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • adapt: The Alabama Drought Assessment and Planning Team as created by this chapter. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • ADCNR COMMISSIONER: The Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • adeca: The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • ADEM DIRECTOR: The Director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • ADJOINING COUNTY: A county the boundary of which abuts either land on which the establishing county has established a park or recreational area or land which the establishing county has designated for the establishment thereon of a park or recreational area. See Alabama Code 11-18-20
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT: The department charged by the Mobile County Commission with the administrative management of this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • administrator: The director of the plans and programs of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. See Alabama Code 9-7A-2
  • 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 2-26-1
  • 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 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 11-85-20
  • AEMA DIRECTOR: The Director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • 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.
  • affiliate: With respect to any lender, any person, firm or corporation controlled by, or under common control with, such lender, and any person, firm or corporation controlling such lender. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • AGI COMMISSIONER: The Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • agreement: An interstate agreement for simplification and uniformity of taxation among member states in order to reduce the burden of tax compliance for sellers and for all types of commerce and to provide a means by which sales and use taxes may be collected from remote sellers. See Alabama Code 40-23-171
  • agreement: Any agreement between a wholesaler and a supplier, whether oral or written, whereby a wholesaler is granted the right to purchase and sell a brand or brands of beer sold by a supplier. See Alabama Code 28-9-2
  • AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS: Farming, ranching, the production of agricultural commodities (including, without limitation, the products of aquaculture and silvaculture) or the treating, processing, storing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution or exporting of agricultural commodities; provided, however, that such term shall not include any operation the principal purpose of which is the selling at retail of agricultural commodities or related products; provided, further, that costs of agricultural operations shall specifically include, but not be limited to, costs of acquiring and improving real and personal property, repairs, annual operating expenses, family living expenses and refinancing of debt incurred for any such costs. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • 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 2-26-1
  • agriculture: The art or science of cultivating the ground and raising and harvesting crops, including also feeding, breeding, and management of livestock and poultry; tillage; husbandry; or farming. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • ALABAMA ADJUTANT GENERAL: The Commanding General of the Alabama National Guard. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • Alabama affiliated group: means a group of corporations, each member of which is subject to tax under Section 40-18-31 and Public Law 86-272 (15 U. See Alabama Code 40-18-39
  • ALABAMA RESIDENT: A person who has been domiciled in the State of Alabama for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding application for a grant under the Alabama Student Grant Program. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • ALARM MONITORING SERVICE: A service that uses a device located at a residence, place of business, or other fixed premises for both of the following purposes:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20

  • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Any alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, or other alcoholic beverage, or combination of liquors and mixed liquor, a part of which is spirituous, vinous, fermented, or otherwise alcoholic, and all drinks or drinkable liquids, preparations or mixtures intended for beverage purposes, which contain one-half of one percent or more of alcohol by volume, and shall include liquor, beer, and wine. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • alea: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • ALLEGED VICTIM: A person or persons to whom transmission of body fluids from the perpetrator of the crime occurred or was likely to have occurred in the course of the alleged crime. See Alabama Code 15-23-100
  • ALLOCATED FUNDS: That portion of the funds appropriated to the commission that are allocated by the commission to the soil and water conservation district in each county of the state. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • ALLOWANCE EXPENSE: Charges incurred for needed products, services, and accommodations, including, but not limited to, medical care, rehabilitation, rehabilitative occupational rehabilitation, rehabilitative occupational training, and other remedial treatment and care. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • ANCILLARY BUSINESS: A business owned by a wholesaler, by a substantial stockholder of a wholesaler, or by a substantial partner of a wholesaler the primary business of which is directly related to the transporting, storing, or marketing of the brand or brands of beer of a supplier with whom the wholesaler has an agreement; or a business owned by a wholesaler, a substantial stockholder of a wholesaler or a substantial partner of a wholesaler which recycles empty beverage containers. See Alabama Code 28-9-2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • applicant: A natural person who files a written application with the governing body of any county in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-88-3. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • applicant: Any county, or municipality; or state, county or municipal agency having legal authority to hold title to real property, or any combination of the above named entities. See Alabama Code 9-7A-2
  • applicant: A natural person who files a written application with the governing body of any municipality to which this part applies all in accordance with Section 45-49A-64. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • applicant: A natural person who files a written application with the governing body of any county to which this chapter applies and with a municipality in the county, all in accordance with Section 11-32-3. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • APPLICATION PROCESS AND PROCEDURES: The criteria and guidelines developed by the Department of Corrections for the establishment of community punishment and corrections programs, the granting of funds for programs authorized herein, and the monitoring, evaluation, and review of programs funded herein. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • APPOINTING AUTHORITY: The city council and mayor, who shall appoint all heads of departments, and the civil service board, who shall appoint all other covered employees, as established by state law, city ordinance, or other legal requirement. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • APPOINTING AUTHORITY: The mayor and council shall appoint all department heads and the civil service board shall hire all other covered employees, as established by state law, city ordinance, or other legal requirement. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • apprentice: Any person practicing in a barber or haircutting shop to acquire the skill of a barber or haircutter after having completed the requirements of a student, under this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-40.01
  • APPROVED INSTITUTION: Any independent nonprofit postsecondary institution of higher learning located in the State of Alabama which is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, any independent nonprofit postsecondary institution of higher learning whose credits are accepted by at least three other institutions which are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or any independent postsecondary institution of higher learning with a permanent facility offering classroom instruction located in Montgomery County, Alabama, which has been incorporated and in continuous operation for over 50 years and which has been accredited for over 10 years by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, prior to July 1, 2010. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • APPROVED LENDER: Any eligible institution, or any bank, trust company, savings and loan association, credit union, pension fund, or insurance company, whose primary consumer credit function is not the making of insured student loans and which is examined and supervised by the appropriate state or federal regulatory agency or any other institution or agency defined as an eligible lender in accordance with the Federal Student Loan Law. See Alabama Code 16-33B-1
  • AREA OF OPERATION: The area specified in the certificate of incorporation of the authority, within which the authority is empowered to carry on its business and activities under this chapter. See Alabama Code 9-6-2
  • 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: The actual custodial restraint of a person or his or her submission to custody. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • Asset forfeiture: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • assets: Any money, legal tender, real or personal property or other thing of value to which the defendant is or may be entitled less and except any exemption established by law for a person other than a defendant. See Alabama Code 15-18-142
  • association: A partnership, limited partnership, or any form of unincorporated enterprise owned by two or more persons. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • association: The Coosa County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • attack: Any action or series of actions taken by an enemy of the United States resulting in substantial damage or injury to persons or property in this state whether through sabotage, bombs, missiles, shellfire or atomic, radiological, chemical, bacteriological or biological means or other weapons or methods. See Alabama Code 29-3-3
  • ATTENDING PHYSICIAN: The physician selected by, or assigned to, the patient and who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of the patient. See Alabama Code 22-19-141
  • 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: The Shoals Economic Development Authority, an agency or instrumentality of the county and Lauderdale County created pursuant to Subpart 1 and Act 95-409, and includes its successors and assigns, if any, and any agency or instrumentality that may succeed to its functions. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 9-6-2
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of Article 1 of this chapter, as amended. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to this chapter, which shall be an agency of the state but shall not be a political subdivision of the state. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • AUTHORIZED INVESTMENTS: Bonds or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, the United States of America or the state, or interest bearing bank and savings and loan association deposits or obligations, obligations of any agency of the United States of America, any obligations in which a state chartered savings and loan association may invest its funds, any agreement to repurchase any of the foregoing, or any thereof. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT: Amendment No. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • AUTHORIZING COUNTY: Any county the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution, even if the population of the county should fall below 600,000. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution, adopted by the governing body of any county to which this chapter applies or by a municipality in the county, all in accordance with Section 11-32-3. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution, adopted by the governing body of any municipality to which this part applies all in accordance with Section 45-49A-64. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • 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.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • barber: Any person licensed under this part to do the work of a barber. See Alabama Code 45-49-40.01
  • BARBER SCHOOL: Any establishment rendering for compensation the several services constituting the barber shop trade, but having for its primary purpose the teaching, for tuition fees, of the theories and practices of such services. See Alabama Code 45-49-40.01
  • BARBER SHOP: Any establishment having as its primary purpose the rendering for compensation of the several services constituting the barber shop trade. See Alabama Code 45-49-40.01
  • 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
  • bingo: That game commonly known as bingo where numbers or symbols on a card or paper sheet are matched with numbers or symbols selected at random. See Alabama Code 45-49-150.01
  • BINGO SESSION: A consecutive period of time not to exceed five consecutive hours during which bingo is played in a given day and not to exceed two such days in a given week, except for special permit holders. See Alabama Code 45-49-150.01
  • board: The Board of Directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • board: The Board of Control of the Public Education Employees' Defined Contribution Savings Fund. See Alabama Code 16-25C-2
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • board: The civil service board created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • board: The Board of Directors of the Alabama Local Government Training Institute. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • board: The civil service board created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • board: The board of directors of the authority or the board of directors of a nonprofit entity. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • board: The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • board: The Tuscumbia Utilities Board, created pursuant to the enabling law, and includes its successors and assigns, if any, and any agency or instrumentality that may succeed to its functions. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83
  • board: The Alabama Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board. See Alabama Code 9-17-100
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 9-6-2
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • board: The Office of State Planning and Federal Programs established pursuant to Sections 41-9-205 through 41-9-214. See Alabama Code 9-7-10
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • board: The personnel board created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-120
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • board: The State Board of Health. See Alabama Code 22-13-50
  • board: The board of directors of the corporation. See Alabama Code 11-15-1
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • board: The Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors of the Alabama Revolving Loan Fund Authority. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • BOLL WEEVIL: Anthonomus grandis Boheman in any stage of development. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • BOND FINANCING AGREEMENT: An agreement or other document relating to the sale or issuance of bonds including, but not limited to, a bond purchase agreement, a loan agreement, a refinancing agreement, or documents providing for bonds sold or issued on a competitive sale basis. See Alabama Code 11-8A-1
  • bonds: The bonds issued under the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, warrants, certificates, and other obligations representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • bonds: Such term shall include bonds, notes, debentures and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 9-6-2
  • bonds: The bonds issued under this article. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, certificates, bond, grant or revenue anticipation notes or any other evidence of indebtedness representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • bonds: Bonds, bond anticipation notes, warrants, warrant anticipation notes, or indebtedness issued or entered into on behalf of the county or by the county commission for a term of at least three years or more. See Alabama Code 11-8A-1
  • bonds: Includes bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • borrower: A county or incorporated municipality, as the case may be, exercising the powers conferred by this article. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • branch: A local unit of an LP-gas business that is one or more of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 9-17-100

  • brand: The trade name or other designation under which a particular petroleum product is sold, offered for sale, or otherwise identified. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • brewpub: Any premises upon which beer is actively and continuously manufactured or brewed, subject to the barrel production limitation prescribed in this chapter, for consumption on the premises where manufactured, or for sale to any designated wholesaler licensee for resale to retail licensees. See Alabama Code 28-4A-2
  • BULKY WASTE: Items whose large size precludes or complicates their handling by normal collection, processing, or disposal methods. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • bundle: A package containing rubbish only, weighing not over 50 pounds and not exceeding four feet in its longest dimension, securely tied with cord or rope of sufficient strength to permit lifting and carrying of the full weight thereof without spillage or scattering. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • business: A commercial or industrial establishment such as a store or factory, including any endeavor engaged in the buying or selling of commodities or services or involving a trade or the patronage of customers. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • BUSINESS DAY: A day, other than a Saturday or a Sunday, on which commercial banking institutions are open for business in the State of Alabama and a day on which the payment system of the Federal Reserve System is operational. See Alabama Code 11-8A-1
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy goods. See Alabama Code 7-2-103
  • CABLE SERVICE: A service that provides both of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20

  • CABLE SYSTEM: A facility, consisting of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signal generation, reception, and control equipment that is designed to provide cable service which includes video programming and which is provided to multiple subscribers within a community, but the term does not include any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20

  • CAPITAL EXPENDITURE: Any cost or expense of a type that is properly chargeable to a capital account under general federal income tax principles. See Alabama Code 11-8A-1
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • cash: Any legal tender, negotiable paper, or solvent credit. See Alabama Code 40-18-1
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • cave: includes but is not limited to cavern, pit, pothole, well (natural), sinkhole, and/or grotto. See Alabama Code 9-19-1
  • certificate: A document issued or authorized by the commissioner indicating that a regulated article is not contaminated with boll weevils. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • CERTIFICATE OF NEED: Written approval by the commission for the director to issue a permit to operate in accordance with this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • chairman: The Chairman of the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. See Alabama Code 22-19-121
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • 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.
  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: With respect to any municipality, the mayor, president of the board of commissioners, or other chief executive officer of such municipality. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: The chief administrative officer of the employing board, including the superintendent of any public county or city school system, the President of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, and the Superintendent of the Department of Youth Services School District. See Alabama Code 16-24B-2
  • chiropractic: The same meaning as in Chapter 24 of Title 34. See Alabama Code 27-59-1
  • cider: A fermented alcoholic beverage made from apple juice and containing not more than 8. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • city: The City of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • city: The City of Tuscumbia, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • CITY COUNCIL: The governing body of the City of Tuscumbia, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83
  • claimant: Any of the following persons applying for compensation under this article:

    a. See Alabama Code 15-23-3

  • CLASSIFIED SERVICE: Includes all offices, positions, and employment in Mobile County or any such city therein as these offices, positions, and employment now exist or as they may hereafter exist, the holders of which are paid whether by salary, wages, or fees in whole or in part from funds of Mobile County or any such city, or the holders of which receive their compensation from any elected official and perform duties pertaining to the office of such elected official or officer, except those placed in the unclassified service by Section 45-49-120. See Alabama Code 45-49-120
  • 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.
  • COASTAL AREA: The coastal waters, including the lands therein and thereunder, and the adjacent shorelands, including the waters therein and thereunder, strongly influenced by each and in proximity to the shorelines of Alabama and including transitional and intertidal areas, salt marshes, wetlands, and beaches. See Alabama Code 9-7-10
  • COASTAL WATERS: Those waters, adjacent to the shoreline, which contain a measurable quantity or percentage of sea water, including but not limited to, sounds, bays, lagoons, bayous, ponds and estuaries. See Alabama Code 9-7-10
  • code: The Code of Alabama 1975, and all amendments thereto. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • code: The Code of Alabama 1975, as amended. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • code: The state building code to be adopted by the Building Commission. See Alabama Code 41-9-170
  • COLLATERAL SOURCE: Source of income, financial or other benefits or advantages for economic loss other than the compensation paid by the compensation commission which the claimant has received or is entitled to receive or is readily available to the claimant, from any one or more of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 15-23-3

  • collection: Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation permitted by the director or franchised by the board to engage in the transportation or collection of solid waste. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • collector: Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation permitted by the director or franchised by the commission to engage in the transportation or collection of solid waste. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • 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 11-81-160
  • COMMERCIAL CAVE: Any cave or portion of a cave that is improved with trails and lighting utilized by the owner or lessee for the purpose of exhibition to the public as a profit or nonprofit enterprise. See Alabama Code 9-19-1
  • COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE: Solid waste generated by stores, offices, and other activities which do not actually manufacture a product. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • Commercial unit: means such a unit of goods as by commercial usage is a single whole for purposes of lease and division of which materially impairs its character or value on the market or in use. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • commission: The Coosa County Commission or other governing body of the county. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • commission: The Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission as created by Section 15-23-4. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • commission: The Building Commission. See Alabama Code 41-9-170
  • commission: The Alabama Historical Commission, acting as the custodian of cultural resources for the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-9-291
  • commission: The Alabama Agricultural and Conservation Development Commission organized pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, and this chapter. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • commission: The Mobile County Commission of Mobile County, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-19-100
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or his designated representative. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or his authorized representatives. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • commissioner: The Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

    (3) STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION. See Alabama Code 15-18-111

  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Department of Corrections. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. See Alabama Code 9-7A-2
  • 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 of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-150
  • committee: The Shoals Industrial Development Committee, an agency or instrumentality of the county and Lauderdale County, created pursuant to Part 2 (commencing with Section 45-17-91. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • committee: The Supervisory Committee of the Mobile County Personnel Board created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-120
  • 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.
  • community: The county or counties comprising one or more judicial circuits. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • COMMUNITY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM: A public water system which serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • COMMUNITY PUNISHMENT AND CORRECTIONS AUTHORITY: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • COMMUNITY PUNISHMENT AND CORRECTIONS PLAN: A document prepared by the county commission or an authority, or nonprofit entity, and submitted to the Department of Corrections in accordance with the requirements set forth in the application process and procedure, which identifies proposed community-based programs to be implemented within the county in accordance with the terms of this article and justifies the funding of such programs with regard to local need and community support. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • COMMUNITY PUNISHMENT AND CORRECTIONS PROGRAM: Any program designed as an alternative to incarceration and maintained by a county commission or an authority or nonprofit entity for the purpose of punishing and for correcting a person convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or adjudicated a youthful offender and which may be imposed as part of a sanction, including, but not limited to confinement, work release, day reporting, home detention, restitution programs, community service, education and intervention programs, and substance abuse programs. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • COMMUNITY STATUS: Extension of the limits of the places of confinement of a prisoner through work release, supervised intensive restitution (SIR), and initial consideration of pre-discretionary leave, passes, and furloughs. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • 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 11-85-20
  • 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 11-88-1
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • CONDITIONS OF A GRANT: The terms and conditions upon which a grant is made by a donor. See Alabama Code 11-11B-1
  • CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION: Any information exchanged between a victim and a victim counselor in private or in the presence of a third party who is necessary to facilitate communication or further the counseling process and which is disclosed in the course of the counselor's treatment of the victim for any emotional or psychological condition resulting from a sexual assault or family violence. See Alabama Code 15-23-41
  • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS: Material generally considered to be not water soluble and nonhazardous in nature including, but not limited to, steel, glass, brick, concrete, or asphalt roofing material. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • 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 7-2A-103
  • container: The single bottle, can, keg, bag, or other receptacle, not a carton, in which alcoholic beverages are originally packaged for the market by the manufacturer or importer and from which the alcoholic beverage is consumed by or dispensed to the public. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract for sale: includes both a present sale of goods and a contract to sell goods at a future time. See Alabama Code 7-2-106
  • CONTRACT PRINCIPAL: Includes only those persons hired on or after July 1, 2000, and certified for the position of principal as prescribed by the State Board of Education and who are employed by an employing board as the chief administrator of a school, including a vocational center. See Alabama Code 16-24B-2
  • CONTRACT YEAR: Period of contract principal's employment up to 12 months mutually agreed upon by the contract principal and employing board. See Alabama Code 16-24B-2
  • contractor: Any individual, company, corporation, or private or public institution determined by the commission to be appropriately qualified that has applied for and received a permit or contract from the commission to begin exploration or excavation activities in state-owned waters. See Alabama Code 41-9-291
  • contributor: Any person who contributes money to an ACES Program savings account or an ABLE Program savings account established pursuant to this chapter on behalf of a designated beneficiary and who is listed as the owner of the savings account. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • CONVICTED INDIVIDUAL: An individual convicted of a specified crime or a representative of the individual. See Alabama Code 41-9-85.1
  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • corporation: Any corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 11-20-30
  • corporation: A corporation or joint stock association organized under the laws of this state, the United States, or any other state, territory or foreign country, or dependency. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • corporation: The term includes associations, joint stock companies, and any other entity classified as an association taxable as a corporation for federal income tax purposes. See Alabama Code 40-18-1
  • corporation: Any corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-90
  • CORPORATION: A corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 11-15-1
  • COST-SHARE GRANT: An award of money made pursuant to the terms of this chapter with no requirement that such money be repaid except in the events outlined herein. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • costs: When used with reference to or in connection with any public facility or any portion thereof, include all or any part of the cost of acquiring, constructing, altering, enlarging, extending, reconstructing, or remodeling such public facility, including the cost of all lands, structures, real or personal property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements, permits, licenses, and interests acquired or used for, in connection with or with respect to such public facility, the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring land to which such buildings or structures may be moved, the cost of all machinery, equipment, furniture, furnishings, and fixtures acquired or used for, in connection with or with respect to such public facility, the cost of architectural, engineering, financial, and legal services incurred in connection with the acquisition or construction of all or any part of such public facility and the financing thereof, including the expenses of preparing plans, specifications, surveys, and studies to determine the financial or engineering feasibility of such public facility, the cost of selling bonds, notes, warrants, or other debt instruments issued to finance such public facility or to refund debt previously incurred for such purpose, including underwriters' commissions and discounts, printing costs, fees of rating services, fees and disbursements of attorneys, accountants, financial advisors and other consultants, fees and disbursements of trustees and escrow agents, and other incidental expenses, the costs of insurance, letters of credit or other third party commitments for the payment of such bonds, notes, warrants, or other debt instruments obtained in order to enhance the marketability thereof, capitalized interest on money borrowed to pay the costs of such public facility prior to, during and for a period of not exceeding six months following the estimated completion of the acquisition or construction of such public facility, amounts used to fund reserves for the payment of debt service, repair and replacement costs and operating expenses, and such other expenses as may be incident to the acquisition, construction, and financing of such public facility and the placement thereof in operation. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1
  • 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 2-19-121
  • COTTON BUYER: A person who buys cotton from a producer on a forward contract. See Alabama Code 2-19-100
  • 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 2-19-121
  • COTTON PRODUCER: A person who grows cotton. See Alabama Code 2-19-100
  • council: The Alabama Propane Education and Research Council created pursuant to Section 9-17-175. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • County: means Clay County. See Alabama Code 45-14-243.01
  • county: Colbert County in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • county: Each county in the state. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • county: Any county in this state with respect to which a corporation may be organized. See Alabama Code 11-20-30
  • county: Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • county: Any county in this state or in contiguous states. See Alabama Code 9-6-2
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • county: Mobile County. See Alabama Code 45-49-90
  • county: Each county subject to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 11-11-1
  • county: Any county of the state. See Alabama Code 11-11B-1
  • COUNTY: That county in the state in which the corporation shall be organized. See Alabama Code 11-15-1
  • county: A political subdivision of the state created by statute to aid in the administration of government. See Alabama Code 11-24-1
  • county: Any county in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • COUNTY COMMISSION: The governing body as created in Section 11-3-1 and each county governing body created by local act. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • COUNTY COMMISSION: The chief administrative or legislative body of the county. See Alabama Code 11-24-1
  • COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON: The chair of the county commission or his or her representative. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • COUNTY INMATE: A person convicted of a misdemeanor. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • coupon: Any interest coupon evidencing an installment of interest payable with respect to a warrant. See Alabama Code 11-15-1
  • court: Any circuit or district court of this state. See Alabama Code 15-18-142
  • court: The trial judge exercising sentencing jurisdiction over an eligible offender under this article and includes any successor of the trial judge. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • court: All state courts including juvenile courts. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • court: A circuit or district court authorized by statute to issue or modify a protective order. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • 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.
  • CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES: Any offense with respect to which the defendant is convicted or any other criminal conduct admitted by the defendant. See Alabama Code 15-18-66
  • 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
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES: Federal, state, local, and tribal public agencies that perform substantial activities or planning for activities relating to the identification, apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, or rehabilitation of civil, traffic, and criminal offenders. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION: Data necessary for criminal justice agencies to perform their duties and enforce existing law. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • CRIMINAL OFFENSE: Conduct which is alleged in any summons, complaint, warrant of arrest, information, presentment, or indictment and for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment, or the death penalty, or to a fine is provided by any law of this state or by any law, local law, or ordinance of a political subdivision of this state. See Alabama Code 15-14-52
  • CRIMINAL OFFENSE: Conduct for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment, or the death penalty, or to a fine is provided by any law of this state or by any law, local law, or ordinance of a political subdivision of this state. See Alabama Code 15-18-142
  • CRIMINAL OFFENSE: Conduct that gives a law enforcement officer or prosecutor probable cause to believe that a felony involving physical injury, the threat of physical injury, or a sexual offense, or any offense involving spousal abuse or domestic violence has been committed. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • CRIMINAL PROCEEDING: A hearing, argument, or other matter scheduled by and held before a trial court but does not include a lineup, grand jury proceeding, or other matter not held in the presence of the court. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • CRIMINALLY INJURIOUS CONDUCT: Criminally injurious conduct includes any of the following acts:

    a. See Alabama Code 15-23-3

  • 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. See Alabama Code 41-9-291
  • CUSTODIAL AGENCY: A municipal or county jail, the State Department of Corrections, juvenile detention facility, Department of Youth Services, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, or a secure mental health facility having custody of a person who is arrested or is in custody for a criminal offense. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT: Equipment employed on the premises of a person, other than a telecommunications service provider, to originate, route, or terminate telecommunications. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20
  • day: A calendar day. See Alabama Code 16-24B-2
  • DEAD ANIMALS: Animals that have died from any cause without proper burial, except those slaughtered for human consumption. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • 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 2-25-1
  • dealer: Any person who buys and sells seed in Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • 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
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • defendant: A person, as defined, who has been ordered by a court to pay restitution. See Alabama Code 15-18-142
  • defendant: A person or entity that is formally charged by complaint, indictment, information, or petition, of committing a criminal offense. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • demotion: The reassignment of a covered employee to a position of a lesser class involving less responsibility and less complex duties. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • demotion: The reassignment of a covered employee to a position of a lesser class involving less responsibility and less complex duties. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • department: The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • department: The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • department: The Department of Corrections. See Alabama Code 15-18-111
  • department: The Department of Corrections. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • department: Any volunteer fire department with which the Coosa County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments may enter into agreements with respect to providing fire protection, fire prevention, and related services and facilities within the county. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • department: The State Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • department: The Alabama Department of Environmental Management. See Alabama Code 9-7-10
  • department: The Alabama Department of Public Health. See Alabama Code 22-13-50
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-150
  • dependent: A natural person wholly or partially dependent upon the victim for care or support, and includes a child of the victim born after the death of the victim where the death occurred as a result of criminally injurious conduct. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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 BENEFICIARY: The eligible individual named as the beneficiary of an ABLE savings account, ACES savings account, or PACT contract established pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • DESIGNATED MEMBER: The spouse, child, grandchild, parent, brother or sister of a deceased individual who owned an interest, including a controlling interest, in a wholesaler; or any person who inherits the deceased individual's ownership interest in the wholesaler under the terms of the deceased individual's will, or under the laws of intestate succession of this state; or any person who or entity which has otherwise, by designation in writing by the deceased individual, succeeded the deceased individual in the wholesaler's business, or has succeeded to the deceased individual's ownership interest in the wholesaler pursuant to a written contract or instrument; and also includes the appointed and qualified personal representative and the testamentary trustee of a deceased individual owning an ownership interest in a wholesaler. See Alabama Code 28-9-2
  • 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 11-88-1
  • DIRECT CARE PROVIDER: A psychiatrist, medical doctor, psychologist, social worker, community service specialist, therapist, nurse, mental health worker, foster care provider, police officer, and any other employee or person who has direct contact with the clients and patients served by the Alabama Department of Mental Health pursuant to a contract with the department. See Alabama Code 22-50-90
  • director: A member of the board. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • director: The Director of the Technical Staff of the Building Commission. See Alabama Code 41-9-170
  • director: A member of the board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 9-6-2
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • director: The personnel director created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-120
  • director: A member of the board of the authority. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • director: The solid waste coordinator, appointed by the Mobile County Commission or its designated agent; is responsible for the administrative management of this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • directors: The members of the Board of Directors of the Tuscumbia Utilities Board. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • DISPOSAL FACILITY: Site where solid waste is disposed of, whether by sanitary landfilling, incineration, treatment, recovery, or recycling. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • 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 2-25-1
  • district: A fire fighting district established by the Coosa County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • district: A geographical area designated by the Governor as provided in this article. See Alabama Code 11-85-50
  • DISTRICT ATTORNEY: The district attorney of the judicial circuit in which the county is located. See Alabama Code 11-81-220
  • division: The Community Corrections Division of the department. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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 11-81-160
  • DOMESTIC WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM: A waterworks system designed to distribute water primarily for human consumption. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • donor: The United States of America, or the state, or any county in the state or any municipality or any department, division, board, bureau, institution or agency of any of the foregoing, or any person, firm or corporation, institution, foundation or other agency or any combination of any two or more such donors. See Alabama Code 11-11B-1
  • DROUGHT CONSERVATION PLAN: A written plan that addresses graduated drought response procedures with implementation of specific measures based on drought severity. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • DROUGHT DECLARATION: A written summary, issued by OWR, containing a description of drought conditions throughout the state. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • DROUGHT EMERGENCY: A written declaration by the Governor that drought conditions in all or any part of the state are of such severity that public health or safety is threatened. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • DROUGHT MONITOR: The assessment of drought conditions throughout the United States published weekly by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) on the "drought. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • 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 16-41-2
  • DRY COUNTY: Any county which by a majority of those voting voted in the negative in an election heretofore held under the applicable statutes at the time of the election or may hereafter vote in the negative in an election or special method referendum hereafter held in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 2 of this title, or held in accordance with the provisions of any act hereafter enacted permitting such election. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • DRY MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality within a wet county which has, by its governing body or by a majority of those voting in a municipal election heretofore held in accordance with the provisions of Section 28-2-22, or in a municipal option election heretofore or hereafter held in accordance with the provisions of Act 84-408, Acts of Alabama 1984, appearing as Chapter 2A of this title, or any act hereafter enacted permitting municipal option election, voted to exclude the sale of alcoholic beverages within the corporate limits of the municipality. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • dwelling: Any occupied or unoccupied building, structure, or other improvement to real property used or expected to be used as a dwelling for one or more persons, including, specifically, but not limited to, the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02

  • EARNED INCOME: Income derived from an individual's own labor or active participation in a business. See Alabama Code 41-9-85.1
  • EARTHEN MATERIALS: Materials covered in this part which include sand, clay, silt, loam, dirt, gravel, rock, sand-gravel, clay-gravel, sand-clay, or any combination thereof, but does not include graphite. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • ECONOMIC LOSS: Monetary detriment consisting only of allowable expense, work loss, replacement services loss and, if injury causes death, economic loss and replacement services loss of a dependent, but shall not include noneconomic loss or noneconomic detriment. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • ECONOMIC LOSS OF A DEPENDENT: A loss after the death or injury of the victim of contributions of things of economic value to the dependent, not including services which would have been received from the victim if he or she had not suffered the fatal injury, less expenses of the dependent avoided by reason of death or injury of the victim. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • education: Any action to provide information regarding propane and the use of propane to consumers and members of the propane gas industry. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • ELECTRIC SYSTEM: Facilities for the generation, manufacture and distribution, or any thereof, of electricity, together with all appurtenances to such facilities. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • eligible: A person who has committed an offense not excluded by subdivision (14) and who meets the criteria of Section 15-18-175. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • ELIGIBLE EMPLOYER: An employer or other entity who compensates a participant for the public service. See Alabama Code 16-25C-2
  • ELIGIBLE INSTITUTION: Any postsecondary educational institution which is approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education for the purposes of this program. See Alabama Code 16-33B-1
  • ELIGIBLE PERSON: An individual, partnership, family-owned corporation the owners of all the stock of which are related by blood or marriage, estate, or trust who, as an owner, landlord, lessee, tenant or sharecropper, participates in the operation of (1) a farm lying within a soil and water conservation district, or (2) a tract of land devoted to the growth of timber lying within a soil and water conservation district. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • ELIGIBLE STUDENT: Any applicant for a grant under the Alabama Student Grant Program who:

    a. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1

  • 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
  • EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN: A written emergency response plan. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • employer: A person who owes or will owe any wages, salary, tips, commissions, bonuses, or money to defendant as remuneration for employment, past, present, or future, after deducting any amounts required to be withheld by law. See Alabama Code 15-18-142
  • EMPLOYING BOARD: Includes all local boards of education, the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, and the Alabama Youth Services Board in its capacity as the Board of Education for the Department of Youth Services School District. See Alabama Code 16-24B-2
  • EMPLOYMENT INCOME: Wages, salary, tips, commissions, bonuses, any and all money due or payable to which a defendant is or may be entitled based upon remuneration for employment, past, present or future, less deductions therefrom required to be withheld by law. See Alabama Code 15-18-142
  • EMPLOYMENT REGISTER: Records containing names, of those persons who have successfully completed their prescribed tests, listed and ranked in order of their final earned average from the highest to the lowest. See Alabama Code 45-49-120
  • ENABLING LAW: Act No. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83
  • ENFORCEMENT AGENCY: The agency or agencies of this county, or of the state, charged with the enforcement of those aspects of this part related to the protection of the public safety, health, welfare, and environment, including all law enforcement officers of the county and litter patrol officers hired by the Mobile County Commission and deputized by the Mobile County Sheriff, who will work under the supervision of and be paid by the Mobile County Commission. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • 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.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • ESTABLISHING COUNTY: A county, the county commission of which has provided for the establishment of a park or recreational area or has designated land for the establishment thereon of a park or recreational area. See Alabama Code 11-18-20
  • ESTUARINE SANCTUARY: A research area which may include any part or all of an estuary, adjoining transitional areas and adjacent uplands, constituting to the extent feasible a natural unit, set aside to provide scientists and students the opportunity to examine over a period of time the ecological relationships within the area. See Alabama Code 9-7-10
  • estuary: That part of a river or stream or other body of water having unimpaired connection with the open sea, where the sea water is measurably diluted with fresh water derived from land drainage. See Alabama Code 9-7-10
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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
  • EXCLUDED FELONY OFFENDERS: One who is convicted of any of the following felony offenses: Murder, kidnapping in the first degree, rape in the first degree, sodomy in the first degree, arson in the first degree, trafficking in controlled substances, robbery in the first degree, burglary in the first degree, manslaughter, sexual abuse in the first degree, forcible sex crimes, sex offenses involving a child as defined in Section 15-20A-4, or assault in the first degree if the assault leaves the victim permanently disfigured or disabled. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FAMILY VIOLENCE: The occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members:

    a. See Alabama Code 15-23-41

  • Fault: means wrongful act, omission, breach, or default. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • 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 OBLIGATIONS: (i) Direct general obligations of the United States of America or (ii) obligations the payment of the principal of and interest on which is unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by the United States of America. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1
  • 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 STUDENT LOAN LAW: Title IV of the Federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (enacted by the Congress of the United States of America as Public Law 89-239) providing for a student loan insurance or guaranty program, as said Title IV (presently codified as 20 U. See Alabama Code 16-33B-1
  • 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 DISPOSITION: The ultimate termination of the criminal prosecution of a defendant by a trial court, including dismissal, acquittal, or imposition of a sentence. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • 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 7-2A-103

  • 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 11-88-1
  • FIRE PROTECTION FEE: A fee for fire protection and emergency medical services levied by the commission pursuant to the authorizing amendment and this part. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • 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 11-88-1
  • FISCAL YEAR: The 12-month period provided for in subsection (c) of Section 11-32-7. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • FISCAL YEAR: The 12-month period commencing on October 1 of one year and ending on September 30 of the next ensuing year. See Alabama Code 11-11-1
  • FISCAL YEAR: The fiscal year of the state as may from time to time be provided by law. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • 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 2-26-1
  • flsa: Fair Labor Standards Act. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • flsa: Fair Labor Standards Act. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • FOREIGN PROTECTION ORDER: A protection order issued by a tribunal of another state. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • FULL-TIME STUDENT: An individual student who meets the criteria established by definitions, rules, and regulations to be established by the ACHE. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • FULL-TIME STUDENT: A student who is carrying the normal full-time academic workload and is maintaining satisfactory academic progress as defined by the educational institution in which that student is enrolled. See Alabama Code 16-33B-1
  • fund: The Public Education Employees' Defined Contribution Savings Fund. See Alabama Code 16-25C-2
  • fund: The Alabama Recreation Capital Development Assistance Fund. See Alabama Code 9-7A-2
  • fund: The "County Government Capital Improvement Fund. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • FUND CAPITAL: All assets of the "fund. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • FUNDS OF A CONVICTED INDIVIDUAL: Funds and property received from any source by a convicted individual. See Alabama Code 41-9-85.1
  • garbage: Materials resulting from the preparation, cooking, and serving of food; market wastes, trimmings, and other discarded matter from meat or produce, including containers in which packaged; and such other refuse as may be defined by the commission. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • 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
  • 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 11-81-160
  • GENERAL OBLIGATION INDEBTEDNESS: A bond financing agreement which, according to its terms, will be repaid from any funds at the disposal of the county commission. See Alabama Code 11-8A-1
  • GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES: Any expense incurred by a county in the general operation and function of the county. See Alabama Code 11-8A-1
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • 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 2-26-1
  • GOOD FAITH: Honesty in fact and the observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing in the trade, as defined in and interpreted under the Uniform Commercial Code, Section 7-2-103. See Alabama Code 28-9-2
  • 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 7-2A-103
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, its county commissioners, board of revenue, 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 11-32-2
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission in which the legislative powers of the county are vested. See Alabama Code 11-20-1
  • GOVERNING BODY: The commission of the county. See Alabama Code 11-20-30
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, its county commission or other like governing body exercising the legislative functions of a county. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • 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 11-81-160
  • GOVERNING BODY: The chief legislative body of a governmental unit. See Alabama Code 11-85-20
  • GOVERNING BODY: The chief legislative body of a governmental unit. See Alabama Code 11-85-50
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission, board of directors or other group or body which governs, controls or makes decisions for a grantee. See Alabama Code 11-11B-1
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission in which the legislative functions of the county are vested by law. See Alabama Code 11-15-1
  • GOVERNING BODY: Court of county commissioners, board of revenue, or other like governing body with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • GOVERNMENTAL UNIT: Counties and municipalities. See Alabama Code 11-85-20
  • GOVERNMENTAL UNIT: Counties and municipalities. See Alabama Code 11-85-50
  • governor: The Governor of the state. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • grant: A monetary award under the Alabama Student Grant Program to an approved institution on behalf of and to the credit of an eligible student pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • grant: Any gift, grant, appropriation, donation, or advance by any donor, whether absolute or conditional, for any purpose. See Alabama Code 11-11B-1
  • grantee: A county, municipality or local industrial development board organized as a public corporation in this state, or an airport authority organized as a public corporation in this state pursuant to Chapter 3 of Title 4, or whether created by general, special or local laws, or general acts of local application, if such authority governs an airport operated by a county and at least one municipality therein jointly, to which a grant of money is made as provided in Section 41-10-26. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • grantee: The several existing regional planning and development commissions, as provided for in Sections 11-85-50 to 11-85-73, inclusive. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • grantee: Any county, or any department, board, bureau, commission or agency of any county, whether incorporated or not, acting on behalf of the county, or any public corporation, to which a grant is to be made. See Alabama Code 11-11B-1
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • 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.
  • HALF-TIME STUDENT: A student who is carrying at least one half of the normal full-time academic workload as determined by the educational institution in which that student is enrolled. See Alabama Code 16-33B-1
  • HARD SEEDS: The percentage of seeds which because of hardness or impermeability do not absorb moisture or germinate under prescribed tests but remain hard during the period prescribed for germination of the kind of seed concerned. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • HAZARDOUS WASTES: Materials or combinations of materials which require special management techniques because of their acute or chronic effects on air and water quality or both; on fish, wildlife, or other biota; or on the health and welfare of the public. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Any individual designated by the city council as head of a major activity or department. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Any individual designated by the city council as head of a major activity or department. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN: Any individual or group plan, employee welfare benefit plan, policy, or contract for health care services issued, delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state by a health care insurer, health maintenance organization, accident and sickness insurer, fraternal benefit society, nonprofit hospital service corporation, nonprofit medical service corporation, health care service plan, or any other person, firm, corporation, joint venture, or other similar business entity that pays for insureds or beneficiaries in this state. See Alabama Code 27-58-1
  • HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN: Any individual or group plan, employee welfare benefit plan, policy, or contract for health care services issued, delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state by a health care insurer, health maintenance organization, accident and sickness insurer, fraternal benefit society, nonprofit hospital service corporation, nonprofit medical service corporation, health care service plan, or any other person, firm, corporation, joint venture, or other similar business entity that pays for insureds or beneficiaries in this state. See Alabama Code 27-59-1
  • HEALTH CARE FACILITY: A hospital, nursing home, ambulatory surgical center, outpatient surgical facility, ambulance service, rescue squad, paid fire department, volunteer fire department, or any other clinic, office, or facility in which medical, dental, nursing, or podiatric services are offered. See Alabama Code 22-11A-60
  • HEALTH CARE WORKER: Physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists, phlebotomists, surgical technicians, physician assistants, podiatrist, dialysis technicians, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, ambulance drivers, dental hygienists, dental assistants, students in the healing arts, or any other individual who provides or assists in the provision of medical, dental, or nursing services. See Alabama Code 22-11A-60
  • HEALTH OFFICER: The Director of the Mobile County Health Department and his or her authorized agents. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • HEARING COMMISSION: A body appointed by the board to hear and decide all contested license applications and all disciplinary charges against any licensee for violation of this title or the regulations of the board. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • 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.
  • 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 2-19-121
  • hotel: A building or buildings held out to the public for housing accommodations of travelers or transients, and shall include motel, but shall not include a rooming house or boarding house. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • hotel: Any public inn or lodging house of 15 or more bedrooms, in which transient guests are lodged for pay. See Alabama Code 41-9-160
  • 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 2-26-1
  • IMMEDIATE FAMILY: The spouse, parent, child, sibling, or grandparent of the victim, unless that person is in custody for an offense or is the accused. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • importer: Any person, association, or corporation engaged in importing alcoholic beverages, liquor, wine, or beer, manufactured outside of the United States of America into this state or for sale or distribution in this state, or to the board or to a licensee of the board. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • 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 11-88-40
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS: In-kind contributions represent the value of contributions provided by the applicant, other public agencies and institutions, and private organizations and individuals which directly benefit and are specifically identifiable to the project. See Alabama Code 9-7A-2
  • incineration: A controlled process by which solid, liquid, or gaseous combustible wastes are burned and changed into gases, and the residue produced contains little or no combustible material. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • incinerator: An engineered apparatus used to burn waste sub- stances and in which all the factors of combustion, temperature, retention time, turbulence, and combustion air, can be controlled. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • incorporators: The persons who form a public corporation pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 9-6-2
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • 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.
  • 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 11-81-160
  • INDUSTRIAL PARK: Land, with such improvements as are authorized by this part, which has been determined suitable for use by more than one industrial or commercial enterprise for industrial or commercial purposes and has been acquired or is proposed to be acquired for the purpose of transferring it to one or more persons for use for industrial or commercial purposes. See Alabama Code 45-49-90
  • INDUSTRIAL SITES: Land owned by a grantee or potential grantee on which industrial facilities have been or will be constructed for sale or lease to an individual, private association or private corporation. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE: Solid waste that results from industrial processes and manufacturing. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • INERT MATTER: All matter not seeds, including, among others, broken seeds, sterile florets, chaff, fungus bodies and stones, etc. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • INFECTED HEALTH CARE WORKER: A health care worker infected with HIV, HBV, HCV, or other disease designated by the State Board of Health by a rule adopted pursuant to the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act. See Alabama Code 22-11A-60
  • INFECTIOUS WASTES: Those wastes resulting from the operation of medical clinics, hospitals, abattoirs, and other facilities producing waste which may consist of, but are not limited to, human and animal parts, contaminated bandages, pathological specimens, hypodermic needles, contaminated clothing, and surgical gloves. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • 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 2-25-1
  • 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 2-19-121
  • INFORMATION SYSTEM: A system of people, data, and processes, whether manual or automated, established for the purpose of managing information. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • inmate: A person who has served at least 90 days in any jail or penal facility, either male or female, who has been convicted of a felony and sentenced to a term of confinement and treatment in a state correctional institution under the jurisdiction of the department. See Alabama Code 15-18-111
  • 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
  • institute: The Alabama Local Government Training Institute. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • INSTITUTIONAL RELATED EXPENSES: Nonsectarian educational expenses, including, but not limited to, tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, transportation, books and supplies, and other incidental nonsectarian education expenses anticipated by an eligible student. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SERVICE: Any information service, system, or access software provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server, including specifically a service or system that provides access to the Internet and the systems operated or services offered by libraries or educational institutions. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20
  • internet: The international computer network of both federal and non-federal interoperable packet switched data networks. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • ISSUING STATE: The state whose tribunal issues a protection order. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • 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 meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • JUDGE OF PROBATE: The Judge of Probate of Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • keg: A pressurized factory sealed container with a capacity equal to or greater than five US gallons, from which beer is withdrawn by means of an external tap. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • 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 2-26-1
  • 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 2-26-1
  • LABOR UNION: An organization in which employees participate for the purpose of dealing with one or more employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions of work. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • LABOR UNION: Any organization of any kind in which employees participate for the purpose of dealing with one or more employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hour of employment, or conditions of work. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • landowner: Any person, firm, or corporation holding title to land lying within a soil and water conservation district. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • LAUDERDALE COUNTY: Lauderdale County in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • LAWFUL REPRESENTATIVE: A person who is designated by the victim, who is a member of the immediate family, or appointed by the court and who will act in the best interests of the victim. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • 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.
  • 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 7-2A-103
  • 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 7-2A-103
  • 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 7-2A-103
  • Leasehold interest: means the interest of the lessor or the lessee under a lease contract. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • 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 16-33C-3
  • lender: Any federal or state chartered bank, federal land bank, production credit association, bank for cooperatives, federal or state chartered savings and loan association or building and loan association, small business investment company or any other institution qualified within this state to originate and service loans, including, but without limitation to, insurance companies, credit unions and mortgage loan companies. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • Lessee: means a person who acquires the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Lessor: means a person who transfers the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • license tax: as used in this title , shall be deemed to include any tax prescribed by a license tax schedule, but shall not exclude any license tax otherwise prescribed. See Alabama Code 40-12-344
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • LIMITED OBLIGATION INDEBTEDNESS: Bonds which, according to their terms, are required to be paid solely from the proceeds of a specific tax, fee, license, charge, or other specific revenue stream. See Alabama Code 11-8A-1
  • LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS: Any material having vapor pressure not exceeding that allowed for commercial propane composed predominantly of the following hydrocarbons, either by themselves or as mixtures: propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane or isobutane), and butylenes. See Alabama Code 9-17-100
  • LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FUND: A fund created to finance activities relating to research, development, and the implementation of marketing, advertising, and informational programs relating to LP-gas directed toward the consumer as well as for the education of industrial members and employees. See Alabama Code 9-17-100
  • LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS SYSTEM: Any assembly consisting of one or more containers with a means for conveying LP-gas from the container(s) to dispensing or consuming devices (either continuously or intermittently) and which incorporates components intended to achieve control of quality, flow, pressure, or state (either liquid or vapor). See Alabama Code 9-17-100
  • liquor: Any alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, or other alcoholic beverage, or combination of liquors and mixed liquor, a part of which is spirituous, fermented, vinous or otherwise alcoholic, and all drinks or drinkable liquids, preparations or mixtures intended for beverage purposes, which contain one-half of one percent or more of alcohol by volume, except beer and table wine. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • LIQUOR STORE: A liquor store operated by the board, where alcoholic beverages other than beer are authorized to be sold in unopened containers. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • livestock: Any animal maintained in captivity for any reason. See Alabama Code 2-15-150
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equidae, ratites, poultry, and catfish. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • 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
  • LOCAL PROJECT: Any program of a county, municipality or agency thereof, either individually or jointly, for the planning, acquisition of title or interest in real property, and development of facilities, providing thereby for recreational uses. See Alabama Code 9-7A-2
  • location: A single building, hall, enclosure, or outdoor area used for the purpose of playing bingo pursuant to a permit issued under this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-150.01
  • 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 2-26-1
  • LP-GAS: Liquefied petroleum gas. See Alabama Code 9-17-100
  • lpg: Liquefied petroleum gas. See Alabama Code 9-17-100
  • LUBRICATING OIL: Those products of petroleum that are commonly used in lubricating or oiling engines and any devices or substitutes for such products of petroleum. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Such term includes, but is not limited to, a comprehensive statement in words, maps, illustrations or other media of communication, prepared and adopted by the state in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, setting forth objectives, policies and standards to guide public and private users of lands and waters in the coastal area. See Alabama Code 9-7-10
  • manufacturer: Any person, association, or corporation engaged in the producing, bottling, manufacturing, distilling, rectifying, or compounding of alcoholic beverages, liquor, beer, or wine in this state or for sale or distribution in this state or to the board or to a licensee of the board. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • 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 2-15-150
  • mead: An alcoholic beverage produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water with grain mash and containing not more than 18 percent alcohol by volume. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • mediator: A person who is experienced in the field of alternative dispute resolution, and/or a person who has completed a course of training in alternative dispute resolution, and/or has been recognized as an arbitrator by an entity regularly engaged in providing arbitration services. See Alabama Code 16-24B-2
  • METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION: The forum for cooperative transportation decision making for a metropolitan planning area pursuant to 23 U. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • mig: The Monitoring and Impact Group Subcommittee of ADAPT as created by this chapter. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • MIG CHAIR: The Chair of the Monitoring and Impact Group Subcommittee as created by this chapter. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • minor: Any person under 21 years of age; provided, however, in the event Section 28-1-5, shall be repealed or otherwise shall be no longer in effect, thereafter the provisions of Section 26-1-1, shall govern. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • mixture: Seed consisting of more than one kind or variety, each present in excess of 5 percent of the whole. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Month: means the calendar month. See Alabama Code 45-14-243.01
  • mortgage: A mortgage or a mortgage and deed of trust. See Alabama Code 11-20-1
  • mortgage: A mortgage or a mortgage and deed of trust or a trust indenture. See Alabama Code 11-20-30
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • mortgage: A mortgage or a mortgage and deed of trust. See Alabama Code 11-15-1
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • motor vehicle: as used in this division , shall include all vehicles propelled by any power other than muscular power. See Alabama Code 8-17-150
  • MOVING PICTURE THEATRE: Any building in which moving pictures are featured regularly for charge of admission. See Alabama Code 41-9-160
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of this state. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • municipality: The incorporated City of Elba. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20
  • municipality: A municipal corporation in the state. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • municipality: Any incorporated city or town of this state to include its police jurisdiction. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • municipality: Such term shall include cities and towns. See Alabama Code 11-85-20
  • municipality: Cities or towns. See Alabama Code 11-85-50
  • municipality: Any city or town which is incorporated. See Alabama Code 9-6-2
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town located within Mobile County. See Alabama Code 45-49-90
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • MUTUAL FOREIGN PROTECTION ORDER: A foreign protection order that includes provisions in favor of both the protected individual seeking enforcement of the order and the respondent. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • 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
  • NET PRESENT VALUE SAVINGS: The projected cost savings to the county from refinancing any bonds, by comparing the net present value of the costs of the bonds proposed for refunding, including the original costs of issuance and the payment of principal and interest on the bonds proposed for refunding, with the net present value of the costs of the proposed bonds, including the costs of issuance and refinancing and the payment of principal and interest on the proposed bonds. See Alabama Code 11-8A-1
  • 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 11-88-1
  • nlets: Network provider for exchange of criminal justice information among multiple state, federal, and international criminal justice agencies. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • NOMINAL TRANSFEREE: Any person to whom a grantee transfers one or more industrial sites or any part of any thereof for less than fair market value and any person who derives title to such industrial sites or any part of any thereof through such a transferee. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • non compos mentis: include all persons of unsound mind. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • NON-RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE: Solid waste from agricultural, commercial, industrial, or institutional activities or from parcels of property occupied by six or more residential units unless exempt by the Mobile County Commission from mechanical pickup requirements. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • NONPROFIT ENTITY: Any not-for-profit organization, agency, or other entity other than a community punishment and corrections authority that provides treatment, guidance, training, or other rehabilitation services to individuals, families, or groups in such areas as health, education, vocational training, special education, social services, psychological counseling, and alcohol and drug treatment. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • 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 2-25-1
  • nursery: Any grounds or premises on or in which nursery stock is grown or propagated for sale or distribution. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • 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 2-25-1
  • 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 2-25-1
  • 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 11-81-220
  • ODORIZED PROPANE: Propane which has an odorant added to it. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • offense: Any act that is a felony, misdemeanor, state violation, municipal ordinance violation, or violation, or an act of delinquency. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • OFFICE OF PROSECUTION SERVICES: The Office of Prosecution Services as established by Section 12-17-230. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • OFFICE OF WATER RESOURCES DIVISION DIRECTOR: The Division Director of the Office of Water Resources. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • organ: Any human organ, human bone or human tissue, or any other part or portions of the human body, retrieved in Alabama except that the term "organ" shall not include blood, blood products, or eyes or corneas of the eye for the purposes established by this article. See Alabama Code 22-19-121
  • organ: Organs, tissues, eyes, bones, arteries, blood or other fluids and any other part or portions of a human body. See Alabama Code 22-19-141
  • 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 11-81-220
  • 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 2-26-1
  • 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
  • OUTSTANDING WARRANTS: With respect to each county and as of any particular time:

    a. See Alabama Code 11-11-1

  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • owner: A person owning one or more dwellings or businesses. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • PACT ADMINISTRATIVE FUND: The PACT Administrative Fund created in subsection (c) of Section 16-33C-6. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • PACT BOARD: The board of directors and trustees of the PACT Trust Fund. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • PACT CONTRACT: A contract entered into by the board and a participant in the PACT Program. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • PACT PROGRAM: The Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program created in subsection (a) of Section 16-33C-6. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • PACT TRUST FUND: The fiduciary trust fund created in subsection (b) of Section 16-33C-6. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • paid: For the purpose of deductions and credits hereinafter provided for with respect to income tax means paid or accrued or paid or incurred, and the terms paid or accrued and paid or incurred shall be construed according to the method of accounting on the basis of which the net income is computed under this chapter. See Alabama Code 40-18-1
  • paratransit: Comparable transportation service required by the Americans with Disabilities Act for individuals who are unable to use fixed route transportation systems. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF THE ALLEGED VICTIM: A parent or legal guardian of an alleged victim who is a minor or incapacitated person. See Alabama Code 15-23-100
  • PART-TIME EMPLOYEE: That category of service in which the individuals are employed on an on-going basis but are normally scheduled to work less than 32 hours in the established workweek, or the equivalent hours for those public safety individuals who are assigned to work a work period in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • PART-TIME EMPLOYEE: That category of service in which an individual is employed on an on-going basis but is normally scheduled to work less than 32 hours in the established workweek, or the equivalent hours for those public safety individuals who are assigned to work a work period in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • PART-TIME STUDENT: An individual student who meets all qualifications as an eligible student and who meets the further criteria to be established by the ACHE. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • participant: A person who elects to participate in the fund who makes voluntary employee contributions into a 457 deferred compensation plan or a 403(b) tax sheltered annuity plan and who is a member of the Teachers' Retirement System. See Alabama Code 16-25C-2
  • PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITY: A municipality in an authorizing county, other than the principal municipality, which is then providing funds for the authority, pursuant to resolution, contract, or otherwise. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • PECUNIARY DAMAGES: All special damages which a person shall recover against the defendant in a civil action arising out of the facts or events constituting the defendant's criminal activities; the term shall include, but not be limited to the money or other equivalent of property taken, broken, destroyed, or otherwise used or harmed and losses such as travel, medical, dental or burial expenses and wages including but not limited to wages lost as a result of court appearances. See Alabama Code 15-18-66
  • 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 2-19-121
  • PERMIT HOLDER: A qualified organization which has been issued a permit pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-150.01
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a private firm, a private association, 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 41-10-20
  • person: An individual, association, partnership, corporation or other private entity. See Alabama Code 2-19-100
  • person: Any individual, corporation, company, society, or association, or other business entity. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, includes a public or private corporation, municipality, county, or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • person: Any individual, corporation, company, society, association or other business entity. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • person: An individual, partnership, corporation, company, society, association or agency. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • person: Any natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, receiver, trust, estate, or other entity as well as any other group or combination thereof acting as a unit. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • person: A human being, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, or other entity established by law, and/or a government or a governmental instrumentality, including, but not limited to, the State of Alabama or any political subdivision thereof. See Alabama Code 15-14-52
  • person: Individuals, firms, partnerships, companies, corporations, associations, trustees, receivers, the State of Alabama, and any of its agencies, authorities, boards, bureaus, commissions, departments, and instrumentalities, each incorporated municipality and any agencies, authorities, boards, bureaus, commissions, and departments of such municipalities, and the several counties of the State of Alabama and any agencies, authorities, boards, bureaus, commissions, and departments of such counties, and any other political subdivisions of the State of Alabama by whatever name or description. See Alabama Code 40-18-90
  • person: Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 9-17-100
  • person: Every natural person, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • person: An individual, corporation, estate, partnership, association, or other legal entity, or representative of such. See Alabama Code 41-9-85.1
  • person: Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or any combination thereof. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • 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 a state or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 9-6-2
  • person: Any and all persons, natural or artificial, including, but not limited to, any individual, partnership, association, society, joint stock company, firm, company, corporation, institution, trust, estate, other legal entity or business organization or any state or local governmental entity and any successor of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 9-7-10
  • person: Any individual, trust, estate, corporation, association, disregarded entity, or subchapter K entity. See Alabama Code 40-18-1
  • 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 11-88-1
  • 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 human being, corporation, association, or other legal entity. See Alabama Code 45-49-150.01
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, a person, corporation, association, partnership or cooperative. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • person: Any person, firm, partnership, association, joint venture, or corporation, and any combination of persons herein specified, but "person" shall not include the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof, except in the case of voluntary submission to the policies and procedures and standards for quality assurance established by this article and by the "chairman". See Alabama Code 22-19-121
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other business unit. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • 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 45-49A-64.01
  • persons: Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, public or private corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, or any other legal representative, agent, or assign. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • PETROLEUM PRODUCTS: Gasoline, diesel fuel, and lubricating oil. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • 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 2-25-1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • plan: The Wallace-Folsom Savings Investment Plan established pursuant to this chapter that consists of the PACT Program, the ACES Program, and the ABLE Program. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • plan: The community punishment and corrections plan defined in subdivision (7). See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • 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 2-25-1
  • 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.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • 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.
  • PLEDGED FUNDS: When used with reference to any warrants issued by any county pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, any taxes, revenues, or other funds pledged pursuant to Section 11-28-3 for the payment of the principal of and interest on such warrants, irrespective of whether such warrants constitute general obligations of such county or limited obligations payable solely from the taxes, revenues, or other funds so pledged. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1
  • pollution: The condition caused by the presence in the environment of solid waste of such character and in such quantities that the quality of the environment is impaired or rendered offensive to life. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • population: The population according to the last preceding or any subsequent decennial census of the United States, except where a municipality is incorporated subsequent to the last census, in which event, its population until the next decennial census shall be the population of the municipality as determined by the judge of probate of the county as the official population on the date of its incorporation. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • POSITIVE REACTION: A positive test with a positive confirmatory test result as specified by the Department of Public Health. See Alabama Code 15-23-100
  • POST-ARREST RELEASE: The discharge of the accused from confinement on recognizance, bond, or other condition. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • POST-CONVICTION RELEASE: Parole, or discharge from confinement by an agency having custody of the prisoner. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • POST-CONVICTION RELIEF PROCEEDING: A hearing, argument, or other matter that is held in any court and that involves a request for relief from a conviction, sentence, or adjudication. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • premises: Any building, structure or portion thereof designated as a historic building and site as defined in Section 40-8-1, or located in a registered historic district or located in any economically distressed area designated as suitable by the municipal or county governing body, in which is located the operations of a brewpub. See Alabama Code 28-4A-2
  • PREPARATION OF INDUSTRIAL SITES: The grading and draining of industrial sites and the means of access thereto. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • 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.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • principal: Includes only those persons hired before July 1, 2000, and certified for the position of principal as prescribed by the State Board of Education and who are employed by an employing board as the chief administrator of a school, including a vocational center. See Alabama Code 16-24B-2
  • PRINCIPAL MUNICIPALITY: The municipality in an authorizing county having the largest population in the authorizing county according to the last or any subsequent federal decennial census. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments to the certificate of incorporation, the bylaws, and the minutes of proceedings of the board are kept. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws, and the minutes of proceedings of the board of an authority are kept. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • prisoner: A person who has been convicted or adjudicated of a criminal offense against a victim and who has been sentenced to the custody of the sheriff, the Alabama Department of Corrections, Department of Youth Services, juvenile detention facility, a municipal jail, or a secure mental health facility. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • PROBATIONARY PRINCIPAL: Any principal hired for the first time in any local school system as a principal on or after July 1, 2000. See Alabama Code 16-24B-2
  • PROBATIONARY STATUS: A condition of employment in which covered employees serve the completion of the established probationary period and the approval for regular status by the appointing authority. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • PROBATIONARY STATUS: A condition of employment in which covered employees serve the completion of the established probationary period and the approval for regular status by the appointing authority. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • PROCEEDS FROM A WAGER: Those proceeds as described in 26 U. See Alabama Code 40-18-90
  • 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 2-26-1
  • processing: Any method, system, or other treatment designed to change the physical form or chemical content of solid waste. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • producer: Any person engaging in the business of severing sand, clay, silt, loam, dirt, gravel, rock, sand-gravel, clay-gravel, sand-clay, graphite, or any combination thereof from the soil within Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • PROFITS FROM A CRIME: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 41-9-85.1

  • program: The Alabama Student Grant Program, including the administration thereof. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • program: Supervised Intensive Restitution (SIR) program. See Alabama Code 15-18-111
  • PROGRAM YEAR: The period from October 1 to September 30. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • project: Any land and any building or other improvement 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 following or by any combination of two or more thereof:

    a. See Alabama Code 11-20-1

  • project: Any land and any building or other improvement 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 following or by any combination of two or more thereof:

    a. See Alabama Code 11-20-30

  • project: A building or buildings designed for use and occupancy as a county courthouse or jail or for the supplying of offices and related facilities for officers and departments of the county and any agencies for which the county may lawfully furnish office facilities or any one or more thereof, together with any lands deemed by the board to be desirable in connection therewith. See Alabama Code 11-15-1
  • PROMISCUOUS DUMP: An unauthorized site where indiscriminate de- posits of solid waste are made by known or unknown persons and are exposed to the elements, vectors, and scavengers. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • promotion: The reassignment of a covered employee to a higher job class involving definite and defined increase in duties and responsibilities and a corresponding increase in remuneration. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • promotion: The reassignment of a covered employee to a higher job class involving a definite and defined increase in duties and responsibilities and a corresponding increase in remuneration. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • propane: Hydrocarbon whose chemical composition is predominately C3H8, whether recovered from natural gas or crude oil, and includes liquefied petroleum gases and mixtures thereof. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • PROPANE GAS INDUSTRY: Those persons involved in the production, transportation, and sale of propane. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • property: Includes real and personal property, and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • property: Real and personal property, and any and all interests in the real and personal property. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • property: Such term shall include real, personal and mixed property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 9-6-2
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • property: Only land which has been subdivided and platted. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • PROTECTED INDIVIDUAL: An individual protected by a protection order. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • PROTECTION ORDER: An injunction or other order, issued by a tribunal under the domestic violence or family violence laws of the issuing state, to prevent an individual from engaging in violent or threatening acts against, harassment of, contact or communication with, or physical proximity to, another individual. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • PUBLIC CORPORATION: Any board, authority or other county public corporation incorporated with the approval of, or more than one of the directors of which are elected or appointed by, the governing body of a county. See Alabama Code 11-11B-1
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • PUBLIC FACILITIES: When used with reference to or in connection with any county, any or all of the following facilities which such county may at any time have been or be authorized to acquire, by construction, purchase, or otherwise, pursuant to any laws other than this chapter, or facilities that a municipality may have been or be authorized to acquire, including all land and all easements and other rights or interests in land necessary or desirable for such facilities:

    a. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1

  • 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 11-88-1
  • 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 2-16-1
  • PUBLIC HEARINGS: A meeting of the board, open to the public, whereat any citizen, taxpayer, or party at interest may appear and be heard subject to such rules and regulations as may be fixed by the board. See Alabama Code 45-49-120
  • 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 MEMBER: A member of the council, other than a representative of wholesalers or retail marketers, representing significant users of propane, public safety officials, state regulatory officials, or other groups knowledgeable about propane. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • PUBLIC RECORD: A record which the public shall have the right to inspect in a reasonable manner during ordinary business hours. See Alabama Code 45-49-120
  • 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 11-88-1
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE: Includes all service involved in the transportation of passengers for hire by means of street railway, elevated railway, subway, underground railroad, motor vehicles, or other means of conveyance generally associated with or developed for mass surface or subsurface transportation of the public, but does not include any service involved in transportation by taxicab, airport limousine, or industrial bus. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE: All service involved in the transportation of passengers for hire by means of buses, street railway, elevated railway, subway, underground railroad, light rail, mass transit systems, motor vehicles, or other means of conveyance generally associated with or developed for mass surface or sub-surface transportation of the public, but does not include any service involved in transportation by taxicab, airport limousine, or industrial bus; however, public transportation service does not include aircraft or any air service subject to the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 or managed by an airport authority of the principal municipality. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • 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 11-88-1
  • Purchase: includes taking by sale, lease, mortgage, security interest, pledge, gift, or any other voluntary transaction creating an interest in goods. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • purchaser: A person who is obligated to make contract payments in accordance with a PACT contract entered into pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • purchaser: Any person acquiring title, outright or conditionally, to any interest in sand, clay, silt, loam, dirt, gravel, rock, sand-gravel, clay-gravel, sand-clay, graphite, or any combination thereof. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • PURE SEED: The seed of the kind or kind and variety of agricultural, tree, shrub or vegetable seed declared on the label or tag. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • PUTRESCIBLE WASTES: Materials capable of decomposition, causing environmental nuisances or obnoxious odors, or both. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • QUALIFIED INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION: The Alabama Propane Gas Association or its successor. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • QUALIFIED MINOR: The term as it is defined in Section 22-8A-3. See Alabama Code 16-30B-2
  • QUALIFIED ORGANIZATION: A bona fide religious, educational, service, senior citizens, fraternal, or veterans organization which operates without profit to its members and which either has been in existence continuously as such an organization for a period of 12 months or is exempt from taxation by virtue of having been currently classified locally as a tax exempt nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service, United States Government. See Alabama Code 45-49-150.01
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE: The policies and procedures and standards of quality for the acquisition and/or transportation of donated organs, bones, and tissue retrieved in Alabama. See Alabama Code 22-19-121
  • re-refined oil: as used in this division , shall mean any lubricating oil, lubricant or motor lubricating oil which has been previously used, in whole or in part, when such oil has been reprocessed, re-refined or in any manner reclaimed, regardless of the quality of the oil, the method of reprocessing, re-refining or reclaiming of the oil or of the intended use of such oil. See Alabama Code 8-17-110
  • REASONABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The standard of the reasonable criteria established and consistently used by the respective supplier for Alabama wholesalers that entered into, continued or renewed an agreement with the supplier during a period of 24 months prior to the proposed transfer of the wholesaler's business, or for Alabama wholesalers who have changed managers or designated managers during a period of 24 months prior to the proposed change in manager or successor manager of the wholesaler's business. See Alabama Code 28-9-2
  • reassignment: The promotion or demotion of a covered employee. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • reassignment: The promotion or demotion of a covered employee. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • recipient: Any entity receiving directly or indirectly any financial grant or contractual remuneration under this article. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • 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
  • RECOVERED RESOURCES: Solid waste materials which still have useful physical or chemical properties after serving a specific purpose and can, therefore, be reused or recycled for the same or other purpose. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • recovery: The process of obtaining usable materials or energy from solid waste. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • RECREATIONAL LAND: Land and appurtenances thereto used for, or susceptible to recreational use. See Alabama Code 9-7A-2
  • RECREATIONAL USE: Participation in or observation of outdoor activities by the general public including, but not limited to, hunting, fishing, water sports, aerial sports, hiking, camping, winter sports, animal or vehicular riding and any related activity. See Alabama Code 9-7A-2
  • RED TAG: A red card or device containing an official printed notice of the condemnation of a liquefied petroleum gas system or any connected or disconnected LP-gas component, LP-gas storage container, LP-gas container appurtenance, or LP-gas motor vehicle, transport, or delivery unit placed as a result of a violation of the liquefied petroleum gas safety code provisions and regulations, or as a result of a mechanical defect found on the LP-gas motor vehicle, transport, or delivery unit that could cause a danger to the public if allowed to continue to operate. See Alabama Code 9-17-100
  • REFUNDABLE DEBT: With respect to any county, (i) any debt of such county evidenced by warrants issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and (ii) any valid debt of such county that is evidenced by bonds, notes, warrants or other instruments issued pursuant to laws other than this chapter and that was initially incurred to pay the costs of public facilities or to refund debt that, through one or more prior refundings, was initially incurred to pay the costs of public facilities. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1
  • REFUNDING WARRANTS: Warrants that may be issued under the provisions of Section 11-11-6. See Alabama Code 11-11-1
  • 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 11-85-20
  • 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 11-85-50
  • REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION: The regional organization representing governing bodies of local governments under Act 584 of the 1963 Regular Session (Acts 1963, p. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • REGULAR STATUS: A condition of employment that covered employees are afforded upon completion of the established probationary period and approval by the appointing authority. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • REGULAR STATUS: A condition of employment that covered employees are afforded upon completion of the established probationary period and approval by the appointing authority. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • 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 2-19-121
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • REMOTE SELLER: An individual, trust, estate, fiduciary, partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, corporation, or other similar legal entity that sells tangible personal property or a service, but does not have nexus in this state. See Alabama Code 40-23-171
  • rendering: A process of recovering fatty substances from animal parts by heat treatment, extraction, and distillation. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • renovation: The repair, remodeling, alteration, or expansion of existing buildings or structures to make them habitable or suitable for community punishment and corrections program operations, and includes the acquisition and installation of necessary equipment. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • REPLACEMENT SERVICES LOSS: Expenses reasonably incurred in obtaining ordinary and necessary services in lieu of those the victim would have performed, not for income, but for the benefit of self or family, if the victim had not been injured or died. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • REPLACEMENT SERVICES LOSS OF DEPENDENT: The loss reasonably incurred by dependents after death of the victim in obtaining ordinary and necessary services in lieu of those the deceased victim would have performed for their benefit had the deceased victim not suffered the fatal injury, less expenses of the dependent avoided by reason of death of the victim and not subtracted in calculating the economic loss of the dependent. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • 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).
  • representative: A person who represents or stands in the place of another person, including, but not limited to, an agent, assignee, attorney, guardian, committee, conservator, partner, receiver, administrator, executor or heir of another person, third-party beneficiary, or parent of a minor. See Alabama Code 41-9-85.1
  • REPRESENTATIVE OF A QUALIFIED MINOR: The term as it is defined in Section 22-8A-3. See Alabama Code 16-30B-2
  • reprocessing: The action of changing the condition of a secondary material. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • 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.
  • research: Any type of study, investigation, or other activities designed to advance the image, desirability, usage, marketability, and efficient use of propane gas and to further the development and distribution of the information. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • RESIDENT OF ALABAMA: For purposes of this chapter, a resident is a person who attends an eligible institution within the State of Alabama, or who lives in Alabama and attends an eligible institution outside the state, or who obtains a guaranteed student loan from an approved lender. See Alabama Code 16-33B-1
  • RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE: All solid waste that normally originates in a residential environment. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • RESIDENTIAL UNIT: Any unit used to house persons, or capable of such use. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • 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 11-88-40
  • respondent: The individual against whom enforcement of a protection order is sought. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • restaurant: A reputable place licensed as a restaurant, operated by a responsible person of good reputation and habitually and principally used for the purpose of preparing and serving meals for the public to consume on the premises. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • restitution: Full, partial or nominal payment of pecuniary damages to the victim or to its equivalent in services performed or work or labor done for the benefit of the victim as determined by the court of record. See Alabama Code 15-18-66
  • restitution: An amount of money ordered by a court to be paid to a clerk or other person by a defendant for the use and benefit of a victim of the defendant's criminal offense. See Alabama Code 15-18-142
  • restitution: Payment to the victim who has suffered financial losses as a result of a crime. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • RETAIL MARKETER: A person engaged primarily in the sale of odorized propane gas to the end user or to retail propane dispensers. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • RETAIL PROPANE DISPENSER: A person who sells odorized propane to the end user but is not engaged primarily in the business of the sales. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • retailer: Any person licensed by the board to engage in the retail sale of any alcoholic beverages to the consumer. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • RETALIATORY ACTION: Includes, but is not limited to, the refusal to continue an agreement, or a material reduction in the quality of service or quantity of products available to a wholesaler under an agreement, which refusal or reduction is not made in good faith. See Alabama Code 28-9-2
  • REVENUE COMMISSIONER: The Revenue Commissioner of Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS: The monies provided by the sale of the bonds pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • right: Any right granted to the victim by the laws of this state. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • roster: Records of persons in the classified service, containing information as to their service. See Alabama Code 45-49-120
  • rubbish: Solid waste or refuse, excluding garbage and bulky items; consists of both combustible and noncombustible trash, such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, plastics, yard clippings, wood, glass, and similar materials. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • rules: The regulations adopted by the board for carrying out this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-120
  • SALES AND USE TAXES: Sales and use taxes and gross receipts taxes in the nature of a sales tax imposed pursuant to Alabama law. See Alabama Code 40-23-171
  • SALES TERRITORY: An area of exclusive sales responsibility for the brand or brands of beer sold by a supplier as designated by an agreement. See Alabama Code 28-9-2
  • salvage: The extracting of materials from solid waste which is of value or useful. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • salvaging: The controlled removal of valuable or useful material from solid waste for utilization. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SANITARY LANDFILL: A site where solid waste is disposed using sanitary landfilling techniques. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SANITARY LANDFILLING: An engineered method of disposing of solid waste on land in a manner that protects the environment by spreading the waste in thin layers, compacting it to the smallest practical volume, and covering it with soil by the end of each working day in compliance with applicable state law. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SANITARY NUISANCE: The commission of any act by a person, or the keeping, maintaining, propagation, existence, or permission of anything by a person by which the health or lives of individuals may be threatened or impaired or by which disease may be caused. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM: Facilities for the collection, transmission, treatment and disposal of sewage, together with all appurtenances to any such facilities. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • SAVINGS AGREEMENT: An agreement entered into between the Savings Board and a contributor establishing an ACES or ABLE savings account. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • SAVINGS BOARD: The Board of Directors of the ABLE Program and ACES Program, and trustees of the ABLE Trust Fund and ACES Trust Fund. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • sbi: The State Bureau of Investigation. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • scavenging: The uncontrolled removal of materials at any point in solid waste management. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • school: Any primary or secondary public school located in the state. See Alabama Code 16-30B-2
  • SCHOOL EMPLOYEE: Any individual employed by a public school system located in the state. See Alabama Code 16-30B-2
  • SCHOOL NURSE: A nurse licensed by the Alabama Board of Nursing and employed as a school nurse by a public school system located in the state. See Alabama Code 16-30B-2
  • schoolhouse: Any building or other structure erected or acquired by the public schools of Alabama and also shall mean any private building in which 25 or more persons are congregated regularly for the purpose of instruction in any branch of knowledge. See Alabama Code 41-9-160
  • SCREENING FOR THE EARLY DETECTION OF PROSTATE CANCER: At a minimum, a prostate-specific antigen blood test and a digital rectal examination. See Alabama Code 27-58-1
  • seafoods: shall include and mean all oysters, saltwater fish, saltwater shrimp, diamond back terrapin, sea turtle, crabs and all other species of marine or saltwater animal life existing or living in the water within the territorial jurisdiction of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 9-2-80
  • secretary: The Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • securities: One or more bonds, notes, warrants or certificates of indebtedness of a county or public corporation. See Alabama Code 11-11B-1
  • SECURITIES COMMISSION: The Alabama Securities Commission. See Alabama Code 41-9-85.1
  • Seller: means a person who sells or contracts to sell goods. See Alabama Code 7-2-103
  • separation: The systematic division of solid waste into designated components. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • service: Any service pertaining to the acquisition and/or transporting of organs, bones, or tissues retrieved in Alabama. See Alabama Code 22-19-121
  • 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 11-88-1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • severing: Mining, stripping, or otherwise taking or removing sand, clay, silt, loam, dirt, gravel, rock, sand-gravel, clay-gravel, sand-clay, graphite, or any combination thereof from the soil within Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • 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 11-88-1
  • 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 11-88-1
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT: Any sexual offense enumerated in Sections 13A-6-60 through 13A-6-70. See Alabama Code 15-23-41
  • SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE: Those diseases designated by the State Board of Health as sexually transmitted diseases for the purposes of this article. See Alabama Code 15-23-100
  • SHOALS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND: That certain special or trust fund or account created pursuant to Section 45-17-91. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT: A governmental subdivision of this state and a public body corporate and politic organized pursuant to Article 2 of Chapter 8 of Title 9. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES: The measures approved by the commission and applied to the land that prevent soil erosion in the state or improve the quality of water from agricultural sources in the state or improve the forest resources of the state. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • SOLID WASTE: Garbage, rubbish, refuse, or other discarded solid or semi-solid materials resulting from domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural activities and governmental operations excluding solids or dissolved material in domestic sewage, but not materials held for reuse or resale. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: Includes all or any aspects of handling solid waste: including collection, transportation, storage, separation, and disposal. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SPECIAL PERMIT HOLDER: One who holds a permit for a special occasion and as provided by Section 45-49-150. See Alabama Code 45-49-150.01
  • SPECIAL WASTES: Those wastes that require extraordinary management. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SPECIFIED CRIME: A felony offense involving moral turpitude, as described in Section 17-3-30. See Alabama Code 41-9-85.1
  • speleothem: A natural secondary mineral deposit or formation in a cave. See Alabama Code 9-19-1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • state: The State of Alabama and any department, board, bureau, commission, or other agency thereof. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 40-18-90
  • state: A state of the United States and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 40-23-171
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-11-1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-11B-1
  • STATE: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-15-1
  • state: A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • STATE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION: All buildings and other structures erected or acquired by or in behalf of the State of Alabama or any of its agencies or instrumentalities. See Alabama Code 41-9-160
  • STATE CLIMATOLOGIST: The State Climatologist of Alabama as appointed by the Governor and qualified to meet the roles and standards established by the American Association of State Climatologists as a Recognized State Climate Office. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • STATE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE: The Department of Revenue of the state. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • STATE FORESTER: The Director of the Alabama Forestry Commission. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • STATE GEOLOGIST: The Director of the Geological Survey of Alabama. See Alabama Code 9-10C-2
  • STATE INMATE: A person convicted of a felony. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • STATE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY: A mental health facility operated by the Alabama State Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • STATE PROJECT: Any program of a state agency, board, authority or commission either individually or jointly, for the planning, acquisition of title or interest in real property, and development of facilities; providing thereby for recreational uses or for research or other educational studies deemed necessary to assist in implementing this chapter. See Alabama Code 9-7A-2
  • State sales tax: means the tax imposed by the state sales tax statutes. See Alabama Code 45-14-243.01
  • STATE SALES TAX: The tax or taxes imposed by the state sales tax statutes. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • State sales tax statutes: means Sections 40-23-1, 40-23-2, 40-23-3, and 40-23-4, which levy a certain retail sales tax, and include all statutes, including amendments to those sections, which expressly set forth any exemptions from the computation of the tax levied by those sections and all other statutes which expressly apply to, or purport to affect, the administration of those sections and the incidence and collection of the tax imposed therein. See Alabama Code 45-14-243.01
  • STATE SALES TAX STATUTES: Division 1 of Article 1 of Chapter 23 of Title 40, including all other statutes of the state which expressly set forth any exemptions from the computation of the taxes levied in Division 1 and all other statutes which expressly apply to, or purport to affect, the administration of Division 1 and the incidence and collection of the taxes imposed therein. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • STATE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMITTEE: The agency of the state established and existing pursuant to Section 9-8-22. See Alabama Code 9-8A-1
  • STATE TREASURER: The State Treasurer of Alabama. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • STATE USE TAX: The tax or taxes imposed by the state use tax statutes. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • STATE USE TAX STATUTES: Article 2 of Chapter 23 of Title 40, including all other statutes of the state which expressly set forth any exemptions from the computation of the tax levied in Article 2 and all other statutes of the state which expressly apply to, or purport to affect, the administration of Article 2 and the incidence and collection of the taxes imposed therein. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • storage: The interim containment of solid waste, in an approved manner, after generation and prior to ultimate disposal. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • streets: Streets, avenues, boulevards, roads, lanes, alleys, viaducts, and other roads. See Alabama Code 11-24-1
  • student: Any person attending barber school for the purpose of learning the theories and practice of the barber shop trade and who receives no compensation for so doing. See Alabama Code 45-49-40.01
  • STUDENT LOAN: A loan or extension of credit to an eligible borrower (including without limitation a parent of an eligible borrower) including the promissory note or other written agreement or instrument evidencing such loan or extension of credit in accordance with the applicable requirements of the Federal Student Loan Law. See Alabama Code 16-33B-1
  • subdivision: The development and division of a lot, tract, or parcel of land into two or more lots, plats, sites, or otherwise for the purpose of establishing or creating a subdivision through the sale, lease, or building development. See Alabama Code 11-24-1
  • Sublease: means a lease of goods the right to possession and use of which was acquired by the lessor as a lessee under an existing lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • SUBMERGED LANDS: Lands under navigable waterways owned or controlled by the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-9-291
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • subscription: include a mark when the person cannot write, if his name is written near the mark, and witnessed by a person who writes his own name as a witness, and include with respect to corporate securities facsimile signature placed upon any instrument or writing with intent to execute or authenticate such instrument or writing. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supplemental appropriation: Budget authority provided in an appropriations act in addition to regular or continuing appropriations already provided. Supplemental appropriations generally are made to cover emergencies, such as disaster relief, or other needs deemed too urgent to be postponed until the enactment of next year's regular appropriations act.
  • Supplier: means a person from whom a lessor buys or leases goods to be leased under a finance lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • supplier: A manufacturer or importer of beer licensed by the board. See Alabama Code 28-9-2
  • Supply contract: means a contract under which a lessor buys or leases goods to be leased. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • SWAP AGREEMENT: A swap agreement as defined in Article 3, commencing with Section 41-1-40, of Chapter 1 of Title 41. See Alabama Code 11-8A-1
  • TABLE WINE: Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, any wine containing not more than 24 percent alcohol by volume. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • TAXABLE YEAR: The calendar year or the fiscal year ending during the calendar year upon the basis of which net income is computed, or a period of less than 12 months resulting from a change in accounting period as provided in Section 40-18-30. See Alabama Code 40-18-1
  • taxpayer: Any person subject to a tax imposed by this chapter, or whose income is, in whole or in part, subject to a tax imposed by this chapter. See Alabama Code 40-18-1
  • tcab: The transit citizens advisory board established herein. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • telecommunications: The transmission, between or among points specified by the user, of information of the user's choosing, without change in the form or content of the information as sent and received. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER: Any provider of telecommunications services, except that the term does not include aggregators of telecommunications services as defined in the provisions of 47 U. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT: Equipment, other than customer premises equipment, used by a provider of telecommunications to provide telecommunications services, and includes software integral to the equipment, including upgrades. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE: The offering of telecommunications, including servicing and repairing related equipment, for a fee directly to the public, or to the classes of users as to be effectively available directly to the public regardless of the facilities used, including, but not limited to, voice, data, imaging, and video transmissions and local telephone exchange service. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20
  • TELEPHONE EXCHANGE SERVICE: Either of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-16A-20

  • TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT: The category of service in which individuals are employed in either full-time or part-time positions for a period of no more than 180 calendar days. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT: The category of service in which individuals are employed in either full-time or part-time positions for a period of no more than 180 calendar days. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • 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.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • tests: Written or oral examinations, or both, or other methods established, by rules and regulations of the board or the director, or both, as herein provided, to determine the merit, efficiency, and general fitness of applicants for positions. See Alabama Code 45-49-120
  • ton: A short ton of 2,000 pounds. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • 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.
  • TRANSFER STATION: A facility where solid waste from several relatively small vehicles is placed into one relatively large vehicle before being transferred to solid waste processing or disposal facility. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • TRANSIT SYSTEM: Includes land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, garages, vehicles of all types, rails, lines, and any combination of any thereof, used or useful or capable of future use in furnishing public transportation service, and all other property deemed necessary or desirable by an authority for use in furnishing public transportation service. See Alabama Code 45-49A-64.01
  • TRANSIT SYSTEM: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, garages, vehicles of all types, rails, lines, and any combination of any of the following, used or useful or capable of future use in furnishing public transportation service, and all other property deemed necessary or desirable by an authority for use in furnishing public transportation service. See Alabama Code 11-32-2
  • TRANSMISSION OF BODY FLUIDS: The transfer of blood, semen, vaginal secretions, or other body fluids identified by the Department of Public Health, from the alleged perpetrator of a crime to the mucous membranes or potentially broken skin of the victim. See Alabama Code 15-23-100
  • transport: The movement of solid waste subsequent to collection. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • transporter: Any person transporting sand, clay, silt, loam, dirt, gravel, rock, sand-gravel, clay-gravel, sand-clay, graphite, or any combination thereof from the place where it is severed or from any other place to any other place, within or without Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • TREASURE TROVE: Any gold bullion, gold ingots, gold dust, silver bars, and other precious metals or stones. See Alabama Code 41-9-291
  • TREE AND SHRUB SEED: The seeds of woody plants commonly known and sold as tree or shrub seeds in this state. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • tribunal: A court, agency, or other entity authorized by law to issue or modify a protection order. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • trust: Any entity which is a trust for federal income tax purposes. See Alabama Code 40-18-1
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • TRUST FUND: "The Alabama Trust Fund" created by Amendment Number 450 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • TRUST INCOME: The net income received by the state, subsequent to the transfer of the initial trust capital by the State Treasurer to the board of trustees of the trust fund, from the investment and reinvestment of all assets of the trust fund, determined in accordance with the provisions of Amendment Number 450 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • UNAUTHORIZED ACCUMULATION: Any accumulation of trash, garbage, or putrescible waste for more than seven days on any residential or commercial properties, excluding noncommercial composting, and commercial composting for which a valid permit has been obtained. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • unavailable: Absent from the place of session (other than on official business of the Legislature) or unable, for physical, mental or legal reasons, to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of a legislator, whether or not such absence or inability would give rise to a vacancy under existing constitutional or statutory provisions. See Alabama Code 29-3-3
  • UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Any individual student who meets all other qualifications as an eligible student and has not received a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. See Alabama Code 16-33A-1
  • 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 11-81-220
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • USER AGENCY: Any agency or entity that subscribes to, accesses, or views any ALEA information system or service provided under the authority of this article. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • USER FEES: Fees assessed against an offender under a community punishment and corrections program to help defray the costs of such programs. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • 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
  • 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 2-26-1
  • 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 2-26-1
  • 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.
  • victim: A person who is a victim of the defendant's criminal offense. See Alabama Code 15-14-52
  • victim: Any person whom the court determines has suffered a direct or indirect pecuniary damage as a result of the defendant's criminal activities. See Alabama Code 15-18-66
  • victim: A person designated by a court in a restitution order to receive restitution. See Alabama Code 15-18-142
  • victim: A person who suffered serious personal injury or death as a result of criminally injurious conduct. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • victim: A person who consults a victim counselor for assistance in overcoming adverse emotional or psychological effects of a sexual assault or family violence. See Alabama Code 15-23-41
  • victim: A person against whom the criminal offense has been committed, or if the person is killed or incapacitated, the spouse, sibling, parent, child, or guardian of the person, except if the person is in custody for an offense or is the accused. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • VICTIM COUNSELING: Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to alleviate the adverse emotional or psychological impact of a sexual assault or family violence on the victim. See Alabama Code 15-23-41
  • VICTIM COUNSELING CENTER: A private organization or unit of a government agency which has as one of its primary purposes the treatment of victims for any emotional or psychological condition resulting from a sexual assault or family violence. See Alabama Code 15-23-41
  • VICTIM COUNSELOR: Any employee or supervised volunteer of a victim counseling center or other agency, business, or organization that provides counseling to victims who is not affiliated with a law enforcement agency or a prosecutor's office and whose duties include treating victims for any emotional or psychological condition resulting from a sexual assault or family violence. See Alabama Code 15-23-41
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
  • VICTIM OF A CRIME: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 41-9-85.1

  • VICTIM SERVICE OFFICER: A person employed to directly assist crime victims and their families with court attendance, restitution, compensation, property return, victim impact statements, and other needs expressed. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • WAGERING TRANSACTION: A wagering transaction as described in 26 U. See Alabama Code 40-18-90
  • warrant: Any warrant authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 11-15-1
  • WASTE OIL: All types of waste oils, including waste automotive lubricants, industrial waste oils, and others that may be potential pollution sources. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • 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 11-88-1
  • 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 11-88-1
  • WATER USE: Activities which are conducted in or on the water, but such term does not mean or include the establishment of any water quality standard or criteria or the regulation of the discharge or runoff of water pollutants except the standards, criteria or regulations which are incorporated in any program as required by the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 9-7-10
  • 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 and all property used or useful in connection with such facilities, including franchises. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • 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 11-81-160
  • 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 2-26-1
  • WET COUNTY: Any county which by a majority of those voting voted in the affirmative in an election heretofore held in accordance with the statutes applicable at the time of the election or may hereafter vote in the affirmative in an election or special method referendum held in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 2 of this title, or other statutes applicable at the time of the election. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • WET MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality in a dry county which by a majority of those voting voted in the affirmative in a municipal option election heretofore or hereafter held in accordance with the provisions of Act 84-408, Acts of Alabama 1984, appearing as Chapter 2A of this title, as amended, or any act hereafter enacted permitting municipal option election, or any municipality which became wet by vote of the governing body or by the voters of the municipality heretofore or hereafter held under the special method referendum provisions of Section 28-2-22, or as hereafter provided, where the county has become dry subsequent to the elected wet status of the municipality. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • 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.
  • WHITE GOODS: Inoperative and discarded refrigerators, ranges, washers, water heaters, and other similar domestic and commercial appliances. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • wholesaler: Any person licensed by the board to engage in the sale and distribution of table wine and beer, or either of them, within this state, at wholesale only, to be sold by export or to retail licensees or other wholesale licensees or others within this state lawfully authorized to sell table wine and beer, or either of them, for the purpose of resale only. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • wholesaler: A company engaged primarily in the sale of odorized propane gas to the retail marketer or to the end user. See Alabama Code 9-17-171
  • wholesaler: A wholesaler of beer licensed by the board. See Alabama Code 28-9-2
  • WILD CAVE: Any cave or portion of a cave that is not a commercial cave. See Alabama Code 9-19-1
  • wine: All beverages made from the fermentation of fruits, berries, or grapes, with or without added spirits, and produced in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States, containing not more than 24 percent alcohol by volume, and shall include all sparkling wines, carbonated wines, special natural wines, rectified wines, vermouths, vinous beverages, vinous liquors, and like products, including restored or unrestored pure condensed juice. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • WINNINGS SUBJECT TO WITHHOLDING: Proceeds from a wagering transaction in those amounts and sources as defined in 26 U. See Alabama Code 40-18-90
  • WORK LOSS: Loss of income from work the victim or claimant would have performed if the victim had not been injured or died, reduced by any income from substitute work actually performed by the victim or claimant or by income the victim or claimant would have earned in available appropriate substitute work which he or she was capable of performing but unreasonably failed to undertake. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • WORK PERIOD: The period of time established by the city for public safety employees in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • WORK PERIOD: The work period or workweek established by the city council for employees of the city in compliance with the FLSA, and such adjustments and changes the city council, from time to time, may make in the work period or workweek for all or some departments and their employees. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • workweek: A seven calendar day period as established in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • 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.
  • YARD TRASH: Vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance such as trees and shrub trimmings, grass clippings, and palm fronds. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • YOUTHFUL OFFENDER: A person adjudicated as a youthful offender. See Alabama Code 15-18-171