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

  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • abuse: The occurrence of one or more of the following acts by a family or household member, as defined by subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of Section 15-10-3:

    a. See Alabama Code 15-18-76

  • ABUSE STATUS: The fact that a person is or has been the subject of abuse and has sustained abuse-related medical conditions or has incurred abuse-related claims. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • ABUSE-RELATED CLAIM: A claim under an insurance policy or health benefit plan for a loss which resulted from an act of abuse as defined in this chapter. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • ABUSE-RELATED MEDICAL CONDITION: A medical condition sustained by a subject of abuse which arises in whole or in part out of an act or pattern of abuse as defined in this chapter. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • ACES TRUST FUND: The fiduciary trust fund created in Section 16-33C-10. See Alabama Code 45-23-70.01
  • ache: The Alabama Commission on Higher Education. See Alabama Code 45-22-234
  • ache: The Alabama Commission on Higher Education. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.08
  • acjic: The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • acjicc: The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center Commission. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • 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 45-22-242.04
  • adapt: The Alabama Drought Assessment and Planning Team as created by this chapter. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • ADCNR COMMISSIONER: The Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • adeca: The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • ADEM DIRECTOR: The Director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • 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 45-37-72
  • 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.
  • advertisement: All representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means, relating to seed within the scope of this article. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • AEMA DIRECTOR: The Director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • 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 45-37-123.26
  • AFFILIATED COMPANY: Any company in the same corporate system as a parent, an industrial insured, or a member organization by virtue of common ownership, control, operation, or management. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • agency: Any state agency responsible for administering programs under Title IV-D or Title XIX of the Social Security Act. See Alabama Code 45-44-140.05
  • AGI COMMISSIONER: The Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • AGING PROGRAMS: Any program for the operation of the the Department of Senior Services. See Alabama Code 41-10-591
  • 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 15-22-91
  • 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 45-37-123.26
  • AGRICULTURAL SEED: The seeds of grasses, forage, cereal and fiber crops and any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this state as agricultural or field seeds and mixtures of such seeds. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • 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 41-9-242
  • aidt: The Alabama Industrial Development and Training Institute. See Alabama Code 41-29-281
  • ALABAMA ADJUTANT GENERAL: The Commanding General of the Alabama National Guard. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • 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
  • ALIEN CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY: Any insurance company formed to write insurance business for its parents and affiliates and licensed pursuant to the laws of an alien jurisdiction which imposes statutory or regulatory standards in a form acceptable to the commissioner on companies transacting the business of insurance in that jurisdiction. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • 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 41-10-37
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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 15-22-91
  • animal: Every living creature, domestic or wild, with the exception of man and animals used for illegal gaming purposes. See Alabama Code 45-44A-40.01
  • ANIMAL OR CROP FACILITY: Any facility engaging in scientific research, education, or agricultural production of or involving the use of animals or crops including any organization with the primary purpose of representing livestock or crop production or processing; any organization with a primary purpose of promoting or marketing livestock or crops; any organization with a primary purpose of promoting or marketing livestock or crop products or materials; any person licensed to practice veterinary medicine; any person licensed to apply chemical applications not limited to pesticides, insecticides, rodenticides, or herbicides; any organization with a primary purpose of representing any of the above; the owner, operator, and employees of any animal or crop facility; and any vehicle, building, greenhouse, structure, laboratory, pasture, field, paddock, pond, impoundment, or premises where animals or crops are located. See Alabama Code 45-44A-40.01
  • 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.
  • APPELLATE PROCEEDING: An oral argument held in open court before the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, the Supreme Court of Alabama, a federal court of appeals, or the United States Supreme Court. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • 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 41-10-22
  • 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
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • APPROPRIATED FUNDS: Net TVA payments to the extent such payments are pledged and appropriated to the authority pursuant to Section 41-10-550. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • APPROPRIATED FUNDS: The tobacco revenues deposited in the special fund to the extent such revenues are appropriated to the authority pursuant to Section 41-10-630. See Alabama Code 41-10-622
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • 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 45-22-234
  • 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 45-22-242.08
  • 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 41-9-598
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • arrest: The actual custodial restraint of a person or his or her submission to custody. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • association: A partnership, limited partnership, or any form of unincorporated enterprise owned by two or more persons. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • association: Any legal association of individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, associations, or other entities whereby either of the following exists:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-47-230

  • association: The Coosa County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • ASSOCIATION CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY: Any company that insures risks of the member organizations of the association, and that also may insure the risks of affiliated companies of the member organizations and the risks of the association itself and their affiliated companies. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • 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 15-23-46
  • Attorney: as used in this chapter , refers to the attorney-in-fact of a reciprocal insurer. See Alabama Code 45-45A-40
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 41-9-598
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 41-9-630
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to this division. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-44-244.34
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • authority: The Alabama 21st Century Authority authorized to be established pursuant to Section 41-10-623. See Alabama Code 41-10-622
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of Article 1 of this chapter, as amended. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • authority: 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: 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 45-22-242.04
  • Authority: means Alabama Public School and College Authority. See Alabama Code 45-17-241.01
  • authority: The Private Colleges and Universities Facilities Authority created by this chapter and any successor or successors thereto. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83.04
  • AUTHORITY GUARANTY: An agreement of the authority pursuant to which the payment of debt service referable to bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of a development agency is guaranteed by the authority. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • AUTHORITY OBLIGATIONS: Bonds of the authority and authority guaranties. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • AUTHORITY-GUARANTEED OBLIGATIONS: Bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of a development agency that are issued solely for the purpose in financing a project and that are guaranteed, in whole or in part, by an authority guaranty. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • 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 45-22-242.04
  • AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution, adopted by a governing body in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-89-3, that authorizes the incorporation of a district. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution, adopted by the governing body of 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 45-22-242.04
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county or municipality or public corporation or cooperative the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • blind person: means a natural person who has no vision or whose vision with correcting glasses is so defective as to prevent the performance of ordinary activities for which eyesight is essential, or who has central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting glasses, or whose central visual acuity is more than 20/200 in the better eye with correcting glasses but whose peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees. See Alabama Code 30-3D-610
  • board: The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • 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 board of directors of a district. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • board: The Board of Directors of the Alabama Local Government Training Institute. See Alabama Code 45-35-244
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 41-9-598
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 41-9-630
  • board: The Office of State Planning and Federal Programs established pursuant to Sections 41-9-205 through 41-9-214. See Alabama Code 41-9-642
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • board: The board of directors of the corporation. See Alabama Code 45-19-236
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • board: The civil service board created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-17A-50.01
  • board: The Board of Directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • board: The civil service board created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • 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 State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • board: The Board of Control of the Public Education Employees' Defined Contribution Savings Fund. See Alabama Code 45-20-71.21
  • 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 45-44-244.34
  • BOLL WEEVIL: Anthonomus grandis Boheman in any stage of development. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • 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 45-17A-84
  • bonds: The bonds issued under the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • bonds: Bonds, notes and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • bonds: Such term shall include bonds, notes, debentures and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 41-9-598
  • bonds: Bonds of the authority issued for any authorized purpose. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • bonds: The bonds issued under this article. See Alabama Code 45-44-244.34
  • 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 45-17A-84
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • 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 45-37-123.26
  • bonds: Those bonds, including refunding bonds, issued pursuant to this division. See Alabama Code 41-10-622
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, warrants, certificates, and other obligations representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • BRANCH BUSINESS: Any insurance business transacted by a branch captive insurance company in this state. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • BRANCH CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY: Any alien captive insurance company licensed by the commissioner to transact the business of insurance in this state through a business unit with a principal place of business in this state. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • BRANCH OPERATIONS: Any business operations of a branch captive insurance company in this state. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • 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 15-20-32
  • 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
  • CAPITAL EQUIPMENT: Any items of movable machinery, equipment, furniture, or other personal property to efficiently carry out the functions of state government provided that each item has an anticipated useful life of not less than 10 years. See Alabama Code 41-10-591
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY: Any pure captive insurance company, association captive insurance company, risk retention group, protected cell captive insurance company, incorporated cell captive insurance company, or industrial insured captive insurance company formed or licensed under this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • CAPTIVE RISK RETENTION GROUP: A captive insurance company organized and licensed as a captive insurer under the laws of this state and operating pursuant to the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986, as amended, 15 U. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • cave: includes but is not limited to cavern, pit, pothole, well (natural), sinkhole, and/or grotto. See Alabama Code 43-2-298
  • center: The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • certificate: A document issued or authorized by the commissioner indicating that a regulated article is not contaminated with boll weevils. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • 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: 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 45-19-244.02
  • chiropractic: The same meaning as in Chapter 24 of Title 34. See Alabama Code 15-18-142
  • 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 30-3D-608
  • 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
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • claimant: Any of the following persons applying for compensation under this article:

    a. See Alabama Code 15-23-3

  • 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 41-9-642
  • 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 41-9-642
  • code: The state building code to be adopted by the state Building Commission. See Alabama Code 41-9-170
  • collaborator: A private health carrier, third party purchaser, provider, health care center, health care facility, state and local governmental entity, or other public payers, corporations, individuals, and consumers who are expecting to collectively cooperate, negotiate, or contract with another collaborator, or integrated care network in the health care system. See Alabama Code 22-6-220
  • 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

  • COLORECTAL CANCER EXAMINATIONS: Examinations and laboratory tests specified in current American Cancer Society guidelines for colorectal cancer screening of asymptomatic individuals. See Alabama Code 15-18-116
  • commission: The Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission as created by Section 15-23-4. See Alabama Code 15-23-3
  • commission: The state 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 41-10-37
  • commission: The Coosa County Commission or other governing body of the county. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • commission: The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center Commission. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries for the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-44A-40.01
  • 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 Insurance. See Alabama Code 45-43-244.10
  • commissioner: The Insurance Commissioner of this state or the commissioner, director, or superintendent of insurance in any other state. See Alabama Code 45-46-243.03
  • commissioner: The Alabama Commissioner of Insurance or the commissioner's designee. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. See Alabama Code 41-10-22
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the state Department of Insurance. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.21
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or his designated representative. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or his authorized representatives. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • 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
  • 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 41-10-676
  • 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
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • CONCISE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A reasonably concise description of a particular geographic area which may be by metes and bounds or by reference to government surveys, recorded maps and plats, municipal, county or state boundary lines, well-defined landmarks and other monuments, or any combination of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • CONCISE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A reasonably concise description of a particular geographic area which may be by metes and bounds or by reference to government surveys, recorded maps and plats, municipal, county, or state boundary lines, well-defined landmarks and other monuments, or any combination of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • 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.
  • CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE INFORMATION: Information about the acts of abuse or abuse status of a subject of abuse, the address and telephone number, home and work, of a subject of abuse, or the status of an applicant or insured as a family member, employer, or associate of, or a person in a relationship with a subject of abuse. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • 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
  • consumer: A natural person residing in this state. See Alabama Code 41-9-140
  • CONSUMER CREDIT REPORT: A consumer report, as defined in 15 U. See Alabama Code 41-9-140
  • CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY: Any person who, for monetary fees, dues, or on a cooperative nonprofit basis, regularly engages in whole or in part in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing consumer credit reports to third parties. See Alabama Code 41-9-140
  • 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 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 45-19-244.02
  • 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 45-19-244.02
  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • CONTROLLED UNAFFILIATED BUSINESS: Any company that meets all of the following criteria:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-47-230

  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
  • 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: Any corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 45-37-82.20
  • CORPORATION: A corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-19-236
  • 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 41-10-37
  • 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 45-22-100.01
  • costs: As applied to a project or any portion thereof financed under the provisions of this chapter, all or any part of the cost of construction, acquisition, alteration, enlargement, reconstruction and remodeling of a project including all lands, structures, real or personal property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements, permits, approvals, licenses and certificates and the securing of such permits, approvals, licenses and certificates, and interests acquired or used for or in connection with a project, the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands to which such buildings or structures may be moved, the cost of all machinery and equipment, financing charges, underwriters' commissions or discounts, interest prior to, during and for a period of six months following estimated completion of such construction and acquisition, provisions for reserves for principal and interest and for extensions, enlargements, additions and improvements, the cost of architectural, engineering, financial and legal services, plans, specifications, studies, surveys, estimates of cost and revenues, administrative expenses, expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of constructing the project and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the construction and acquisition of the project, the financing of such construction and acquisition and the placing of the project in operation. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83.04
  • cotton: Any cotton plant or cotton plant product upon which the boll weevil is dependent for completion of any portion of its life cycle. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • COTTON BUYER: A person who buys cotton from a producer on a forward contract. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.21
  • COTTON GROWER: Any person who is engaged in and has an economic risk in the business of producing or causing to be produced, for market, cotton. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • COTTON PRODUCER: A person who grows cotton. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.21
  • council: The Alabama Propane Education and Research Council created pursuant to Section 9-17-175. See Alabama Code 41-9-242
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • county: Each county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-36-241.20
  • county: Any county in this state with respect to which a corporation may be organized. See Alabama Code 45-37-82.20
  • county: Any county in this state or in contiguous states. See Alabama Code 41-9-598
  • county: A county in the state. See Alabama Code 41-9-630
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • county: Each county subject to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-18-240
  • county: Any county of the state. See Alabama Code 45-18-242.11
  • COUNTY: That county in the state in which the corporation shall be organized. See Alabama Code 45-19-236
  • county: A political subdivision of the state created by statute to aid in the administration of government. See Alabama Code 45-21-242.03
  • county: Any county in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-22-100.01
  • county: Colbert County in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • county: Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • county: Crenshaw County. See Alabama Code 45-21-242.13
  • COUNTY COMMISSION: The governing body as created in Section 11-3-1 and each county governing body created by local act. See Alabama Code 45-35-244
  • COUNTY COMMISSION: The chief administrative or legislative body of the county. See Alabama Code 45-21-242.03
  • COUNTY INMATE: A person convicted of a misdemeanor. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • 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 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.
  • COVERED PERSON: Any individual, family, or family member on whose behalf third-party payment or prepayment of health or medical expenses is provided under an insurance policy, plan, or contract providing for third-party payment or prepayment of health care or medical expenses. See Alabama Code 15-18-85
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Credit Score: A number, roughly between 300 and 800, that measures an individual's credit worthiness. The most well-known type of credit score is the FICO score. This score represents the answer from a mathematical formula that assigns numerical values to various pieces of information in your credit report. Source: OCC
  • 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 JUSTICE AGENCIES: Such term shall include those public agencies at all levels of government which perform as their principal function activities or planning for such activities relating to the identification, apprehension, prosecution, adjudication or rehabilitation of civil, traffic and criminal offenders. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • 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

  • crops: Any shrub, vine, tree, seedling, shoot, slip, or other plant undergoing experimentation or otherwise capable of producing food, fiber, lawful or legal medicines, nursery stock, floral products, or aesthetic beauty. See Alabama Code 45-44A-40.01
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • cruel: as used in this article shall mean: Every act, omission, or neglect, including abandonment, where unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering, including abandonment, is caused or where unnecessary pain or suffering is allowed to continue. See Alabama Code 45-45-110
  • CULTURAL RESOURCES: All abandoned shipwrecks or remains of those ships and all underwater archaeological treasures, artifacts, treasure troves, or other cultural articles and materials, whether or not associated with any shipwreck, that are contained in or on submerged lands belonging to the State of Alabama and the sea within the jurisdiction of the state, and that have remained unclaimed for more than 50 years, excluding therefrom sunken logs, cants, and timber resources of any other type not associated as part of a shipping vessel, and are eligible for, or listed in, the National Register of Historic Places or the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. See Alabama Code 41-9-291
  • 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
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • day: A calendar day. See Alabama Code 45-19-244.02
  • dealer: Any person who buys and sells seed in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • dealer: Any person not a grower of nursery stock who buys, receives on consignment or otherwise acquires and has in his possession nursery stock for the purpose of offering or exposing for sale, reselling, reshipping or distributing same. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • DEBT SERVICE: The principal of and interest (and premium, if any) on an obligation (including, without limitation, any principal required to be paid prior to its stated maturity) and any ongoing trustee or paying agent fees or fees of providers of credit enhancement or liquidity facilities. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • defendant: A person, as defined, who has been ordered by a court to pay restitution. See Alabama Code 15-18-142
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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 Department of Corrections. See Alabama Code 15-18-111
  • department: The Department of Corrections. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • department: The Alabama Department of Environmental Management. See Alabama Code 41-9-642
  • department: The Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • 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 Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • department: The State Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • 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 15-22-91
  • DETERMINING COUNTY: Any county the governing body of which shall have made findings and determinations of fact in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-88-3. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • detonator: A device containing a detonating charge that is used to initiate detonation in an explosive, including, but not limited to, electric blasting caps, blasting caps for use with safety fuses, and detonating cord delay connectors. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: A county, municipality, or industrial development authority organized under Chapter 92A of Title 11; an industrial development board organized under Article 4, Chapter 54 of Title 11, or the State Industrial Development Authority. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Digital textbooks: means an interactive, multimedia electronic book or digital resources that can be used creatively by learners. See Alabama Code 45-17-241.01
  • director: The Director of the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the district. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • director: A member of the board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 41-9-598
  • director: The Director of the Technical Staff of the state Building Commission. See Alabama Code 41-9-170
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 41-9-630
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • director: A member of the board of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • director: The Director of the Alabama Industrial Development and Training Institute. See Alabama Code 41-29-281
  • director: A member of the board. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • director: The Director of the Alabama Small Business Office of Advocacy. See Alabama Code 41-29-221
  • director: The Director of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • directors: The Board of Directors of the Alabama Incentives Financing Authority. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • 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:
  • distribute: The actual, constructive, or attempted transfer from one person to another. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • distribution: The movement of nursery stock from the property where it is grown or kept to any other property that is not contiguous thereto, regardless of the ownership of the properties concerned. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • district: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • district: A fire fighting district established by the Coosa County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • division: The Community Corrections Division of the department. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • division: The Business Development Division of the Department of Commerce. See Alabama Code 41-29-221
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • dog or cat: as used in this article shall mean any domesticated member of the dog or cat family. See Alabama Code 45-45-110
  • domicile: For purposes of determining the state in which a purchasing group is domiciled:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-46-243.03

  • 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 45-18-242.11
  • DROUGHT CONSERVATION PLAN: A written plan that addresses graduated drought response procedures with implementation of specific measures based on drought severity. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • DROUGHT DECLARATION: A written summary, issued by OWR, containing a description of drought conditions throughout the state. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • 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 41-10-676
  • 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 41-10-676
  • 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

  • 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. 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
  • 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 41-9-242
  • 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 45-20-71.21
  • 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 45-22-242.08
  • 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 41-10-37
  • ELIGIBLE STUDENT: Any applicant for a grant under the Alabama Student Grant Program who:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-22-234

  • 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 41-10-676
  • employee: A person in the classified service herein set up and appointed by the appointing authority, unless herein expressly excepted. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • 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
  • employer: An employer, as defined in the Internal Revenue Code, as amended from time to time, that is either a general contractor or subcontractor that primarily holds itself out for hire to the general public as a general contractor or subcontractor and who receives more than five percent of its annual gross revenue from business described in either North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 236, 237, or 238 of the United States Department of Commerce in effect as of January 1, 2009. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • 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 45-19-244.02
  • 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
  • ENABLING LAW: Act No. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83
  • enrollee: An individual who is enrolled in a health maintenance organization. See Alabama Code 45-43-244.10
  • 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
  • equity security: when used in this chapter, means any stock or similar security or any security convertible, with or without consideration, into such a security, or carrying any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase such a security, or any such warrant or right or any other security which the commissioner shall deem to be of similar nature and consider necessary or appropriate, by such rules and regulations as he may prescribe in the public interest or for the protection of investors, to treat as an equity security. See Alabama Code 45-45-171
  • 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 45-37-72
  • EVIDENCE OF ABUSE: A court order, police report, medical report, or report from the Department of Human Resources, or a shelter for domestic violence victims, indicating that the insured is or has been the subject of abuse. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • 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
  • 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
  • explosive: A chemical compound or other substance or mechanical system intended for the purpose of producing an explosion capable of causing injury to persons or damage to property or containing oxidizing and combustible units or other ingredients in proportions or quantities that ignition, fire, friction, concussion, percussion, or detonator may produce an explosion capable of causing injury to persons or damage to property. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • EYE CARE PROVIDER: A licensed optometrist or a licensed ophthalmologist. See Alabama Code 15-18-85
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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 45-22-100.01
  • 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 45-22-242.08
  • fee: The tax levied by this division. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • 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.
  • felony: An offense punishable by imprisonment for a term of one year or more, and includes conviction by a court-martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for an offense which would constitute a felony under the laws of the United States. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • 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
  • FINANCED PROPERTY: All property whether real, personal, or mixed, the costs of which were or are to be paid or reimbursed in whole or in part with the proceeds of bonds of the authority or the proceeds of authority-guaranteed obligations. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • FINANCING AGREEMENT: Any loan, lease, agreement, grant agreement, financing agreement, credit agreement, security agreement, mortgage, indenture, guaranty agreement, or other type of agreement entered into by the authority in connection with the incurring of authority obligations. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • FIRE PROTECTION FACILITY: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, fire engines, fire hydrants, ladders, equipment, hoses, alarm apparatus, chemicals, uniforms, supplies or any combination of any thereof used or useful or capable of future use in furnishing fire protection service and all other property deemed necessary or desirable by the district for use in furnishing fire protection service. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • FIRE PROTECTION FACILITY: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, fire engines, fire hydrants, ladders, equipment, hoses, alarm apparatus, chemicals, uniforms, supplies, or any combination of any thereof used or useful or capable of future use in furnishing fire protection service and all other property deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in furnishing fire protection service. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • FIRE PROTECTION 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 45-45A-41.22
  • FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE: All services involved in protecting property and life from fires, including but not limited to discovering, ascertaining, extinguishing, preventing the spread of or fighting fires, or inspecting property for fire hazards, or any part or combination thereof. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • 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 45-18-240
  • FISCAL YEAR: The fiscal year of the state as may from time to time be provided by law. See Alabama Code 45-22-161
  • FISCAL YEAR: The 12-month period provided for in subsection (c) of Section 11-32-7. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • FLOWER SEED: The seeds of all plants grown for ornamental purposes, either for domestic or commercial purposes, and which are generally known and sold under the name of flower seed in this state. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • fund: The Alabama Recreation Capital Development Assistance Fund. See Alabama Code 41-10-22
  • fund: The "County Government Capital Improvement Fund. See Alabama Code 45-22-161
  • fund: The Public Education Employees' Defined Contribution Savings Fund. See Alabama Code 45-20-71.21
  • FUND CAPITAL: All assets of the "fund. See Alabama Code 45-22-161
  • FUNDING AGREEMENT: An agreement between the state and the authority under which the state shall agree to make funds available to the authority to be used for the payment, or to enhance the payment, of debt service on bonds issued by the authority; provided (i) such agreement shall have an initial term from the date of execution thereof through the September 30 immediately succeeding the date of execution, and shall be subject to renewal, at the sole option of the state, for successive terms of twelve (12) months each, each such term to coincide with the fiscal year of the state beginning on October 1 and continuing until and including the next succeeding September 30, and (ii) any obligation on the part of the state to pay amounts required to be paid during any fiscal year of the state under such agreement shall constitute a limited obligation of the state payable solely out of the revenues and receipts appropriated to and received by the state during the fiscal year of the state during which any such amount is to be payable. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • 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
  • GENERAL ACCOUNT: All assets and liabilities of a protected cell captive insurance company not attributable to a protected cell. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • 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 45-17A-84
  • GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES: Any expense incurred by a county in the general operation and function of the county. See Alabama Code 45-17A-84
  • GENETIC TEST: A pre-symptomatic laboratory test which is generally accepted in the scientific and medical communities for the determination of the presence or absence of the genetic characteristics that cause or are associated with risk of a disease or disorder. See Alabama Code 15-18-62
  • 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 45-45-233.23
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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 15-22-91
  • 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: With respect to a county, its county commission, and, with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners or other like governing body and, with respect to a public corporation or a cooperative, its board of directors. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 45-36-241.20
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission in which the legislative powers of the county are vested. See Alabama Code 45-37-72.24
  • GOVERNING BODY: The commission of the county. See Alabama Code 45-37-82.20
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • 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 45-18-242.11
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission in which the legislative functions of the county are vested by law. See Alabama Code 45-19-236
  • 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 45-22-242.04
  • Government securities: means any bonds or other obligations which as to principal and interest constitute direct obligations of, or are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America, including obligations of any federal agency to the extent such obligations are unconditionally guaranteed by the United States of America and any certificates or any other evidences of an ownership interest in such obligations of, or unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America or in specified portions thereof (which may consist of the principal thereof or the interest thereon). See Alabama Code 45-17-241.01
  • 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 45-22-234
  • grant: Any gift, grant, appropriation, donation, or advance by any donor, whether absolute or conditional, for any purpose. See Alabama Code 45-18-242.11
  • 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: 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 45-18-242.11
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • HAZARDOUS FINANCIAL CONDITION: Based on its present or reasonably anticipated financial condition, a risk retention group, although not yet financially impaired or insolvent, is unlikely to be able to do either of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-46-243.03

  • 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: A health insurance policy, including a self-insured health plan, that covers hospital, medical, or surgical expenses, health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, medical service organizations, physician-hospital organizations, or any other person, firm, corporation, joint venture, or other similar business entity that pays for, purchases, or furnishes health care services to patients, insureds, or beneficiaries in this state. See Alabama Code 15-18-62
  • HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN: A policy, contract, certificate, or agreement offered by a health carrier to provide, deliver, arrange, pay for, or reimburse any of the costs of health care services or health care benefit. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN: A group health insurance policy that covers hospital, medical, or surgical expenses, health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, medical service organizations, physician-hospital organizations, or any other person, firm, corporation, joint venture, or other similar business entity that pays for, purchases, or furnishes health care services to patients, insureds, or beneficiaries in this state. See Alabama Code 15-18-116
  • 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 15-18-122
  • 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 15-18-142
  • HEALTH CARE SERVICES: Any services included in the furnishing to any individual of medical or dental care, or hospitalization or incident to the furnishing of such care or hospitalization, as well as the furnishing to any person of any and all other services for the purpose of preventing, alleviating, curing, or healing human illness, injury, or physical disability. See Alabama Code 45-43-244.10
  • HEALTH CARRIER: A person or entity subject to regulation under this chapter who or which contracts or offers to contract to provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for, or reimburse any costs of health care services including, without limitation, a sickness and accident insurance company, a health maintenance organization, mutual aid associations, a fraternal benefit society, a hospital service corporation, or any other entity providing a plan of health insurance, including entities created pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 10A-20-6. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION: Any person that undertakes to provide or arrange for basic health care services through an organized system which combines the delivery and financing of health care to enrollees. See Alabama Code 45-43-244.10
  • 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
  • host: Any plant or plant product upon which the boll weevil is dependent for completion of any portion of its life cycle. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • 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 45-45-233.23
  • 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
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMS: Any new programs, procedures, or administrative costs, which state agencies are required to implement and maintain under the laws of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-10-591
  • 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 45-45-82.25
  • 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 41-10-22
  • incendiary: A flammable or combustible liquid or compound with a flash point of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or less as determined by Tagliabue or equivalent closed-cup device including, but not limited to, gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil, or a derivative of these substances. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • incorporators: The persons who form a public corporation pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 41-9-598
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • 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 ALCOHOL: Ethyl alcohol and alcohol denatured as provided in this chapter, but specifically excluding ethyl alcohol and denatured alcohol used in the manufacture of alternative fuel sources for motor vehicles. See Alabama Code 15-20-38
  • INDUSTRIAL ALCOHOL PLANT: The alcohol distillery, denaturing plant, and all the premises used in connection therewith, but specifically excluding any plant and premises used in the manufacture of alternative fuel sources for motor vehicles. See Alabama Code 15-20-38
  • INDUSTRIAL INSURED: As defined in subdivision (2) of Section 27-10-20. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • INDUSTRIAL INSURED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY: Any company that insures risks of the industrial insureds that comprise the industrial insured group, and that may insure the risks of the affiliated companies of the industrial insureds and the risks of the controlled unaffiliated business of an industrial insured or its affiliated companies. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • INDUSTRIAL INSURED GROUP: Any group that meets either of the following criteria:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-47-230

  • 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
  • INERT MATTER: All matter not seeds, including, among others, broken seeds, sterile florets, chaff, fungus bodies and stones, etc. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • infestation: The actual presence of plant pests and/or noxious weeds or the existence of circumstances that make it reasonable to believe plant pests and/or noxious weeds are present. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • infested: Actually infested with a boll weevil or so exposed to infestation that it would be reasonable to believe that an infestation exists. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • 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
  • institute: The Alabama Local Government Training Institute. See Alabama Code 45-35-244
  • INSTITUTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION: A not-for-profit educational institution which is not owned or controlled by the state or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof, which is authorized by law to provide a program of education beyond the high school level and which:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83.04

  • 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 45-22-234
  • insurance: Primary insurance, excess insurance, reinsurance, surplus lines insurance, and any other arrangement for shifting and distributing risk which is determined to be insurance under the laws of this state. See Alabama Code 45-46-243.03
  • insured: A party named on a policy or health benefit plan as the person with legal rights to the benefits provided by the policy or health benefit plan, except that for life insurance, insured means the person whose life is covered under the policy. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • insurer: Every insurer authorized in this state to issue contracts of accident and sickness insurance. See Alabama Code 45-43-244.10
  • insurer: A health insurer, including a group health plan as defined in Section 607(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, a health maintenance organization, or an entity offering a service benefit plan. See Alabama Code 45-44-140.05
  • insurer: A person or other legal entity engaged in the business of insurance in this state, including agents, brokers, adjusters, and third-party administrators. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • INTEGRATED CARE NETWORK: One or more statewide organizations of health care providers, with offices in each regional care organization region, that contracts with the Medicaid Agency to provide Medicaid benefits to certain Medicaid beneficiaries as defined in subdivision (4) and that meets the requirements set forth in this article. See Alabama Code 22-6-220
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • 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.
  • juries: include courts or judges in all cases when a jury trial is waived, or when the court or judge is authorized to ascertain and determine the facts as well as the law. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • 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 45-45-233.23
  • labeling: All labels and other written, printed or graphic representations in any form whatsoever accompanying and pertaining to any seed, whether in bulk or in containers, and such term includes invoices and other bills of shipment. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • 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 45-22-242.04
  • landowner: Any person, firm, or corporation holding title to land lying within a soil and water conservation district. See Alabama Code 41-10-37
  • 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: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • legislature: The Legislature of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-23-70.01
  • 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 45-37-123.26
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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 45-17A-84
  • 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
  • LONG-TERM CARE SERVICES: Medicaid-funded nursing facility services, home-based and community-based support services, or such other long-term care services as the Medicaid Agency may determine by rule provided to certain Medicaid beneficiaries defined in subdivision (4). See Alabama Code 22-6-220
  • LOT OF SEED: A definite quantity of seed identified by a lot number, every portion or bag of which is uniform, within permitted tolerances, for the factors which appear in the labeling. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • MAINTENANCE FUND: A fund established by resolution of the directors for the purpose of holding amounts directed by resolution of the authority to be maintained and used to pay the costs and expenses of acquiring, operating, and maintaining any project or other property owned, acquired or operated by the authority and to pay any other costs, expenses or obligations of the authority. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • 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 41-9-642
  • 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
  • manufacturing: The process of combining two or more components necessary to produce a destructive device, over-pressure device, explosive, detonator, or poison gas, with the exception of commercially manufactured reactive targets used for recreational shooting purposes, or manufactured under provisions set forth under a permit issued by the State Fire Marshal. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • 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 45-19-244.02
  • MEDICAID AGENCY: The Alabama Medicaid Agency or any successor agency of the state designated as the single state agency to administer the medical assistance program described in Title XIX of the Social Security Act. See Alabama Code 22-6-220
  • MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES: As used in this article, those Medicaid beneficiaries who have been determined eligible for Medicaid benefits in a nursing facility or home and community based waiver programs covered by the Medicaid state plan, who have also been determined by a qualified provider to meet the level of care for skilled nursing facility services, and those Medicaid beneficiaries who are also eligible for Medicare coverage, under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, and who are assigned by Medicaid to the integrated care network. See Alabama Code 22-6-220
  • MEMBER ORGANIZATION: Any individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, or other entity that belongs to an association. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION: The forum for cooperative transportation decision making for a metropolitan planning area pursuant to 23 U. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • mig: The Monitoring and Impact Group Subcommittee of ADAPT as created by this chapter. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • MIG CHAIR: The Chair of the Monitoring and Impact Group Subcommittee as created by this chapter. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • 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
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • mixture: Seed consisting of more than one kind or variety, each present in excess of 5 percent of the whole. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • month: The calendar month. See Alabama Code 45-21-242.13
  • mortgage: A mortgage or a mortgage and deed of trust. See Alabama Code 45-37-72.24
  • mortgage: A mortgage or a mortgage and deed of trust or a trust indenture. See Alabama Code 45-37-82.20
  • 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 45-19-236
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • MOVING PICTURE THEATRE: Any building in which moving pictures are featured regularly for charge of admission. See Alabama Code 41-9-160
  • municipality: Any incorporated city or town of this state to include its police jurisdiction. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • municipality: A municipal corporation in the state. See Alabama Code 45-36-241.20
  • municipality: Any city or town which is incorporated. See Alabama Code 41-9-598
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 41-9-630
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of this state. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • MUTUAL INSURER: An incorporated captive insurer without capital stock and the governing body of which is elected from policyholders at the mutual members' annual meeting. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • 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 45-17A-84
  • NEW TERRITORY: Any territory added, by amendment to the certificate of incorporation of a district, to the area or areas in which that district is authorized to render water service, fire protection service, sewer service or any thereof. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • NEW TERRITORY: Any territory added, by amendment to the certificate of incorporation of an authority, to the area or areas in which that authority is authorized to render water service, fire protection service, sewer service or any thereof. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • No true bill: A legal procedure to dismiss charges against a defendant when the grand jury does not find enough evidence to charge the defendant with violating a law. Also called a "no bill."
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • non compos mentis: include all persons of unsound mind. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • 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
  • NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS: Any day between the hours of 8:00 A. See Alabama Code 41-9-140
  • NOXIOUS WEED: Any living stage, including, but not limited to, seeds and productive parts of a parasitic or other plant of a kind, or subdivision of a kind, which may be a serious agricultural threat in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • nursery: Any grounds or premises on or in which nursery stock is grown or propagated for sale or distribution. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • NURSERY STOCK: All plants, trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, grafts, scions and buds grown or kept for or capable of propagation, distribution or sale, unless specifically excluded by the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • nurseryman: Any person engaged in the production of nursery stock for sale or distribution to include any person who obtains nursery stock for the purpose of growing it to a more mature size over a period of one growing season or more. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • ODORIZED PROPANE: Propane which has an odorant added to it. See Alabama Code 41-9-242
  • offense: Any act which is a felony or is a misdemeanor as described in Section 41-9-622. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • office: The Alabama Small Business Office of Advocacy. See Alabama Code 41-29-221
  • 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 41-10-676
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • ORGANIZATIONAL DOCUMENTS: The documents that must be submitted pursuant to state law in order to legally form a business in this state, or to obtain a certificate of authority to transact business in the state. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • OTHER CROP SEED: The seed of all kinds or varieties of agricultural or vegetable seeds not of the kind or variety declared on the label or tag. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • OTHER TERMS: Terms not otherwise defined by this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this title, known as the Alabama Insurance Code. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • OUTSTANDING WARRANTS: With respect to each county and as of any particular time:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-18-240

  • OVER-PRESSURE DEVICE: A frangible container filled with an explosive gas or expanding gas which is designed or constructed so as to cause the container to break or fracture in a manner which is capable of causing death, bodily harm, or property damage. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • PACT BOARD: The board of directors and trustees of the PACT Trust Fund. See Alabama Code 45-23-70.01
  • PACT CONTRACT: A contract entered into by the board and a participant in the PACT Program. See Alabama Code 45-23-70.01
  • PACT PROGRAM: The Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program created in subsection (a) of Section 16-33C-6. See Alabama Code 45-23-70.01
  • PACT TRUST FUND: The fiduciary trust fund created in subsection (b) of Section 16-33C-6. See Alabama Code 45-23-70.01
  • 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 45-22-242.04
  • parent: An individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, or other entity that directly or indirectly owns, controls, or holds with power to vote more than 50 percent of the outstanding of any of the following:

    (1) Voting securities of a pure captive insurance company organized as a stock corporation. See Alabama Code 45-47-230

  • 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
  • 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 45-20-71.21
  • 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 45-22-242.04
  • 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 45-45-82.29
  • PERMITTED INVESTMENTS: (i) Government Securities; (ii) bonds, debentures, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued by any of the following agencies: Bank for Cooperatives; federal intermediate credit banks; Federal Financing Bank; federal home loan banks; Federal Farm Credit Bank; Export-Import Bank of the United States; federal land banks; or Farmers Home Administration or any other agency or corporation which has been or may hereafter be created by or pursuant to an act of the Congress of the United States as an agency or instrumentality thereof; (iii) bonds, notes, pass through securities or other evidences of indebtedness of the Government National Mortgage Association and participation certificates of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; (iv) full faith and credit obligations of any state, provided that at the time of purchase such obligations are rated at least "AA" by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group and at least "Aa" by Moody's Investors Service; (v) public housing bonds issued by public agencies or municipalities and fully secured as to the payment of both principal and interest by contracts with the United States of America, or temporary notes, preliminary notes, or project notes issued by public agencies or municipalities, in each case fully secured as to the payment of both principal and interest by contracts with the United States of America, or temporary notes, preliminary notes or project notes issued by public agencies or municipalities, in each case fully secured as to the payment of both principal and interest by a requisition or payment agreement with the United States of America; (vi) time deposits evidenced by certificates of deposit issued by banks or savings and loan associations which are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, provided that, to the extent such time deposits are not covered by federal deposit insurance, such time deposits (including interest thereon) are fully secured by a pledge of obligations described in items (i), (ii), (iii), and (v) above, which at all times have a market value not less than the amount of such bank time deposits required to be so secured and which meet the greater of 100 percent collateralization or the "AA" collateral levels established by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group for structured financings; (vii) repurchase agreements for obligations of the type specified in items (i), (ii), (iii), and (v) above, provided such repurchase agreements are fully collateralized and secured by such obligations which have a market value at least equal to the purchase price of such repurchase agreements which are held by a depository satisfactory to the State Treasurer in such manner as may be required to provide a perfected security interest in such obligations, and which meet the greater of 100 percent collateralization or the "AA" collateral levels established by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group for structured financings; and (viii) uncollateralized investment agreements with, or certificates of deposit issued by, banks or bank holding companies, the senior long-term securities of which are rated at least "AA" by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group and at least "Aa" by Moody's Investors Service. See Alabama Code 41-10-622
  • permittee: The person, firm, or corporation to whom the permit provided for in this chapter is issued. See Alabama Code 15-20-38
  • person: A human being, and where appropriate, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated corporation, a partnership, a government or a governmental instrumentality, or a private organization, association, coalition, federation, and its officers or spokespersons. See Alabama Code 45-44A-40.01
  • 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: Every natural person, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • 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, a cooperative, or an agency, department or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality or cooperative. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • person: Any natural or artificial person including, but not limited to, individuals, partnerships, associations, trusts, or corporations. See Alabama Code 45-43-244.10
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, trust, estate, cooperative, association, government or governmental subdivision or agency, or other entity. See Alabama Code 41-9-140
  • 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 41-9-598
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a public or private corporation organized under the laws of Alabama or of another state, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department or instrumentality of a county or municipality, of one or more of the several states, or of the United States. See Alabama Code 41-9-630
  • 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 41-9-642
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, 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 41-10-541
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, a person, corporation, association, partnership or cooperative. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • 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 45-22-242.04
  • person: An individual, association, partnership, corporation or other private entity. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.21
  • person: Any individual, corporation, company, society, or association, or other business entity. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.29
  • person: Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or any combination thereof. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • person: Any individual, corporation, company, society, association or other business entity. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • person: An individual, partnership, corporation, company, society, association or agency. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Personal Property Instrument: means any instrument or document affecting the title to personal property only (as distinguished from real property) that may be now or hereafter required to be filed or titled for record in the probate office, in accordance with the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Sections 35-4-50 and 35-4-90. See Alabama Code 45-23-83.01
  • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • places: Vessels, railroad cars, automobiles, aircraft, and other vehicles, buildings, docks, nurseries, orchards and other premises where plants or plant products are grown, kept or handled. See Alabama Code 45-45-83.41
  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • 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 45-45-83.41
  • 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 45-22-100.01
  • POISON GAS: A toxic chemical or its precursors that through its chemical action or properties on life processes causes death or permanent injury to human beings. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • policy: A contract of insurance, certificate, indemnity, suretyship, or annuity issued, proposed for issuance, or intended for issuance by an insurer, including endorsements or riders to an insurance policy or contract. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • policy: Any group health benefit plan, contract, or policy, except a disability income policy, and endorsements thereof, specified disease policy, or hospital indemnity policy. See Alabama Code 15-18-116
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 15-20-32
  • 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 45-19-244.02
  • 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 45-22-242.04
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws and the minutes of proceedings of the board of a district are kept. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments to the certificate of incorporation, the bylaws, and the minutes of proceedings of the board are kept. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • 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 45-19-244.02
  • processing: The passing of seed through a cleaning machine for the purpose of removing some constituent or through a blending machine or grinding of the seed for other uses. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • producer: Any person engaging in the business of severing sand, clay, silt, loam, dirt, gravel, rock, sand-gravel, clay-gravel, sand-clay, or any combination thereof from the soil within Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • PRODUCT LIABILITY: Liability for damages because of any personal injury, death, emotional harm, consequential economic damage, or property damage, including damages resulting from the loss of use of property, arising out of the manufacture, design, importation, distribution, packaging, labeling, lease, or sale of a product, but does not include the liability of any person for those damages if the product involved was in the possession of the person when the incident giving rise to the claim occurred. See Alabama Code 45-46-243.03
  • program: The Alabama Student Grant Program, including the administration thereof. See Alabama Code 45-22-234
  • 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 41-10-37
  • 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 45-37-72.24

  • 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 45-37-82.20

  • project: Any land, building, or other improvement, and all real and personal properties deemed necessary or useful in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, that are or are to be located in the state and that have been or are to be acquired, constructed, expanded, or installed for use (i) by an industrial or research enterprise, (ii) by a manufacturing, aviation or transportation enterprise, (iii) by any enterprise engaged in manufacturing, processing, cultivating or assembling any agricultural or manufactured product, (iv) as a training facility, or (v) by any entity in promoting economic development or the recruitment of industrial, research, manufacturing, aviation or transportation prospects to the state. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • 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 45-19-236
  • project: A structure or structures available for use as a dormitory or other student housing facility, a dining hall, student union, administration building, academic building, library, laboratory, research facility, classroom, athletic facility, health care facility, maintenance, storage or utility facility and other structures or facilities related thereto or required or useful for the instruction of students or the conducting of research or the operation of an institution of higher education, whether proposed, under construction or completed, including parking and other facilities or structures essential or convenient for the orderly conduct of such institution for higher education, and shall also include landscaping, site preparation, furniture, equipment and machinery and other similar items necessary or convenient for the operation of a particular facility or structure in the manner for which its use is intended but shall not include any items the costs of which are customarily deemed to result in a current operating charge, and shall not include any facility used or to be used for sectarian instruction or as a place of religious worship nor any facility which is used or to be used primarily in connection with any part of the program of a school or department of divinity for any religious denomination. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83.04
  • PROJECT COSTS: All costs and expenses incurred by the authority or any person in connection with the acquisition, construction, installation, and equipping of a project, including, without limitation, any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 41-10-541

  • 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 41-9-242
  • PROPANE GAS INDUSTRY: Those persons involved in the production, transportation, and sale of propane. See Alabama Code 41-9-242
  • PROPER IDENTIFICATION: Information generally deemed sufficient to identify a person for consumer reporting agency purposes under 15 U. See Alabama Code 41-9-140
  • property: Real or personal property of any kind including money, choses in action, and other similar interests in property. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • property: Such term shall include real, personal and mixed property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 41-9-598
  • property: Such term means and includes real and personal property, and interests therein. See Alabama Code 41-9-630
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • property: Only land which has been subdivided and platted. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • property: Real and personal property, and any and all interests in the real and personal property. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • property: Any real, personal or mixed property, or any interest therein, including, without limitation, any real estate, appurtenances, buildings, easements, equipment, furnishings, furniture, improvements, machinery, rights-of-way and structures, or any interest therein. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83.04
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • PROTECTED CELL: A separate account established by a protected cell captive insurance company formed or licensed under this chapter, in which an identified pool of assets and liabilities is segregated and insulated by means of this chapter from the remainder of the protected cell captive insurance company's assets and liabilities in accordance with the terms of one or more participant contracts to fund the liability of the protected cell captive insurance company, with respect to the participants as set forth in the participant contracts. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • PROTECTED CELL CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY: Any captive insurance company meeting all of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-47-230

  • provider: Any physician, hospital, or other person which is licensed or otherwise authorized in this state to furnish health care services. See Alabama Code 45-43-244.10
  • PUBLIC BUILDING: A structure which is generally open to members of the public with or without the payment of an admission fee or membership dues including, but not limited to, structures owned, operated, or leased by the state, the United States, any of the several states, or a foreign nation or any political subdivision or authority thereof; a religious organization; any medical facility; any college, school, or university; or any corporation, partnership, or association. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • PUBLIC CORPORATION: Any public corporation organized under the laws of the state. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • 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 45-18-242.11
  • 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 45-22-100.01

  • PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION FACILITY: A fire protection facility which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • Public 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 41-9-242
  • PUBLIC SEWER SYSTEM: A sewer system which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • PUBLIC 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 45-22-242.04
  • PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM: A water system which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • 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, or any combination thereof. See Alabama Code 45-19-244
  • PURCHASING GROUP: Any group which meets all of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-46-243.03

  • PURE CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY: Any company that insures risks of its parent and affiliated companies or controlled unaffiliated business or businesses. See Alabama Code 45-47-230
  • QUALIFIED INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION: The Alabama Propane Gas Association or its successor. See Alabama Code 41-9-242
  • QUALIFIED MINOR: The term as it is defined in Section 22-8A-3. See Alabama Code 45-22-81.03
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS: Specifications for assessing and improving the quality of care provided by the integrated care networks. See Alabama Code 22-6-220
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real Property Instrument: means and includes any instrument or document affecting the title to real property that may now or hereafter be filed for record in the probate office pursuant to the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Section 12-13-43, and all statutes providing for the filing and recording of notices or statements of liens of any kind, notices of judgment, and plats or maps showing subdivisions of real estate. See Alabama Code 45-23-83.01
  • 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 15-22-91
  • 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
  • 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 41-10-22
  • 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 45-22-100.01
  • REFUNDING BONDS: Those refunding bonds issued pursuant to this division. See Alabama Code 41-10-622
  • REFUNDING WARRANTS: Warrants that may be issued under the provisions of Section 11-11-6. See Alabama Code 45-18-240
  • 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 45-22-242.04
  • 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 45-45-82.29
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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 41-9-242
  • RESERVE FUND: Any fund or account established by the authority in which moneys are placed in reserve to be used to pay the principal of or interest on bonds issued by the authority in the event funds pledged for the payment of debt service on such bonds are insufficient to timely satisfy the payment requirements. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE: A new or existing building constructed for habitation by one to four families, including detached garages. See Alabama Code 41-9-160
  • RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR: A person or entity in the business of contracting or offering to contract with an owner or possessor of residential real estate to repair or replace roof systems. See Alabama Code 41-9-160
  • residing: as used in this article , shall mean any person who remains within any county in the state for a period of more than 24 hours and maintains or uses sleeping quarters anywhere within the county. See Alabama Code 45-44A-41.06
  • RESORT AREA: An area located outside the corporate limits of any municipality in which the primary use of the majority of the real property is for recreational pursuits or those associated with relaxation, avocation, or pleasure, including vacation homes and facilities and commercial amusement or recreational establishments providing such facilities or goods or services with respect thereto. See Alabama Code 45-45-82.25
  • 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 41-9-242
  • 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 15-22-91
  • REVENUE COMMISSIONER: The Revenue Commissioner of Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • revenues: With respect to any project, the rents, purchase installments, loan repayment proceeds, fees, charges and other moneys derived by the authority therefrom in connection with the lease, sale or financing thereof. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83.04
  • REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS: The monies provided by the sale of the bonds pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-44-244.34
  • right: Any right granted to the victim by the laws of this state. See Alabama Code 15-23-60
  • RISK CONTRACT: A long-term care contract with a fully certified integrated care network under which the integrated care network assumes risk for the cost of the services covered under the contract and incurs loss if the cost of furnishing the services exceeds the payments under the contract and which is competitively bid or competitively procured. See Alabama Code 22-6-220
  • RISK RETENTION GROUP: Any corporation or other limited liability association which meets all of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-46-243.03

  • Roll call vote : A vote in which each legislator votes "yea" or "nay" as his or her name is called by the Clerk, so that the names of legislators voting on each side are recorded.
  • RULES AND REGULATIONS: A prescribed course of procedure adopted by the board to promote the administration of this part and the system hereby created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • salary: as used in this division , is not intended to include or cover costs and charges of court or fees, commissions, percentages, or allowances of public officers, and such are not subject to writs of garnishment under the provisions of this division. See Alabama Code 45-8A-23.263
  • 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 15-22-91
  • SAVINGS AGREEMENT: An agreement entered into between the Savings Board and a contributor establishing an ACES or ABLE savings account. See Alabama Code 45-23-70.01
  • 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 45-23-70.01
  • school: Any primary or secondary public school located in the state. See Alabama Code 45-22-81.03
  • SCHOOL EMPLOYEE: Any individual employed by a public school system located in the state. See Alabama Code 45-22-81.03
  • 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 45-22-81.03
  • 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 15-18-122
  • 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 35-4-73
  • securities: One or more bonds, notes, warrants or certificates of indebtedness of a county or public corporation. See Alabama Code 45-18-242.11
  • SECURITY FREEZE: A restriction placed on a consumer credit report at the request of the consumer that prohibits a consumer credit reporting agency from releasing the consumer's consumer credit report for a purpose relating to the extension of credit without the express authorization of the consumer. See Alabama Code 41-9-140
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which a district is authorized by its certificate of incorporation or any amendment thereto to render water service, fire protection service, sewer service or any thereof, which area may include both territory located outside the boundaries of any municipality and territory located within the boundaries of one or more municipalities. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which an authority is authorized by its certificate of incorporation or any amendment thereto to render water service, fire protection service, sewer service or any thereof, which area may include not only territory located outside the boundaries of any municipality but also territory located within the boundaries of one or more municipalities. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • Service 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, 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 or solid wastes and the performing of all functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a sewer system. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • SEWER SERVICE: All services involved in collecting, transporting, treating, and disposing of sanitary sewage and the performing of all functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a sewer system. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • SEWER SYSTEM: A sanitary sewer system, including mains, laterals, sewage disposal plants and sewage treatment plants and all appurtenances to such a system and all properties, rights, easements and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the district for use in rendering sewer services. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • SEWER SYSTEM: A sanitary sewer system, including mains, laterals, sewage disposal plants, and sewage treatment plants and all appurtenances to such a system and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering sewer services. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • 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
  • SKILLED LABOR: Includes all labor or services performed by employees directly engaged in construction operations at the location of any construction, alteration, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, remediation, reclamation, demolition, highway, sewer, structure, grading, paving, or improvement project in Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • SMALL BUSINESS: A small business, as defined in Section 25-10-3. See Alabama Code 41-29-221
  • 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 41-10-37
  • 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 41-10-37
  • SOLID WASTES: All solid wastes and hazardous wastes as the same are defined in Article 1 of Chapter 27 of Title 22. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • special corporation: shall mean any corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-46-242.04
  • SPECIAL FUND: The Alabama 21st Century Fund established pursuant to Section 41-10-629. See Alabama Code 41-10-622
  • speleothem: A natural secondary mineral deposit or formation in a cave. See Alabama Code 43-2-298
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • state: The State of Alabama and any department, board, bureau, commission, or other agency thereof. See Alabama Code 45-35-244
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-36-241.20
  • state: Any state of the United States or the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 45-46-243.03
  • state: In the absence of clear implication herein otherwise, such term means the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-9-630
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-44-244.34
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-10-37
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-18-240
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-10-622
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-18-242.11
  • STATE: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-19-236
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-22-161
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • State: means the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17-241.01
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • 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 41-10-676
  • STATE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE: The Department of Revenue of the state. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • STATE FIRE MARSHAL: The State Fire Marshal who is appointed by the Commissioner of Insurance pursuant to Section 27-2-10. See Alabama Code 45-44-82
  • STATE FORESTER: The Director of the Alabama Forestry Commission. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • STATE GEOLOGIST: The Director of the Geological Survey of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-10-676
  • STATE HEALTH OFFICER: The executive officer of the State Department of Public Health. See Alabama Code 45-43-244.10
  • STATE INMATE: A person convicted of a felony. See Alabama Code 15-18-171
  • STATE SALES TAX: The tax or taxes imposed by the state sales tax statutes. See Alabama Code 45-17-243
  • 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 41-10-37
  • STATE TREASURER: The State Treasurer of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-23-70.01
  • 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.
  • streets: Streets, avenues, boulevards, roads, lanes, alleys, viaducts, and other roads. See Alabama Code 45-21-242.03
  • 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 45-22-242.08
  • subcontractor: Any individual, person, corporation, limited liability entity, trust, association, or any other business enterprise performing work under contract to a general contractor, but not licensed residential home builders building homes as defined in Chapter 14A of Title 34, or those specifically exempted under Chapter 14A of Title 34, except for subdivision (3) of Section 34-14A-6. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • 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 45-21-242.03
  • SUBJECT OF ABUSE: A person, including a minor child, against whom an act of abuse has been committed a. See Alabama Code 15-18-76
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • 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 30-3D-608
  • 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: A manufacturer or importer of beer licensed by the board. See Alabama Code 15-22-91
  • SUPPLY DISTRICT: A district which renders sewer service or water service only to one or more counties, municipalities, or other public corporations, a cooperative, or to one or more customers of a county, municipality, public corporation, or a cooperative at its written request. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • 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 45-17A-84
  • synfuel: Such term means synthetic fuel which is any solid, liquid or gas, or combination thereof, which can be used as a substitute for petroleum or natural gas (or any derivative thereof, including chemical feedstock) and which is produced by chemical or physical transformation (other than washing, coking, desulfurizing) of domestic sources of:

    a. See Alabama Code 41-9-630

  • 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
  • tcab: The transit citizens advisory board established herein. See Alabama Code 45-22-242.04
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • TOBACCO REVENUES: Revenues received by the state pursuant to any federal tobacco-related settlement, any tobacco-related appropriations made by the United States Congress to the State of Alabama, or any revenues received by the state from litigation against any tobacco-related industry. See Alabama Code 41-10-622
  • 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.
  • TRAINING FACILITY: Any facility to be used for the purpose of providing vocational, technical, or other training for employees or prospective employees of any industry for the manufacturing, processing, cultivating, or assembling of any agricultural or manufactured product. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • TRAINING FACILITY MANAGEMENT FEES: Fees payable to any person as compensation for managing a training facility under a management agreement entered into pursuant to Section 41-10-551, including payments to be made to reimburse such person for the costs of operating and maintaining a training facility. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • 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.
  • 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 45-22-242.04
  • 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
  • transporter: Any person transporting sand, clay, silt, loam, dirt, gravel, rock, sand-gravel, clay-gravel, sand-clay, 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
  • TREE AND SHRUB SEED: The seeds of woody plants commonly known and sold as tree or shrub seeds in this state. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • True bill: Another word for indictment.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • 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 45-22-161
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • 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 15-23-46
  • 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
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • 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
  • 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 45-45-233.23
  • VEGETABLE SEED: The seeds of those crops which are grown in gardens or on truck farms and are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable seeds in this state. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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 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.
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
  • wages: The gross earnings paid by an employer to an employee covered by this division, including all forms of compensation such as salaries, hourly payments, commissions, remuneration, dismissal pay, bonuses, and vacation and sick leave pay, prior to deductions for items such as Social Security contributions, withholding taxes, group health insurance, union dues, and savings bonds. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • WATER SERVICE: The providing, furnishing, supplying or distributing of water and the performing of all of the functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a water system. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • WATER SERVICE: The providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing of water and the performing of all of the functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a water system, including the provision of water to a fire protection authority to be used in the rendition of fire protection service. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • WATER SYSTEM: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, and other property, or any combination of any thereof, which are used or useful or capable of future use in providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing water, including but not limited to water supply systems, water distribution systems, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, aqueducts, pumping stations, standpipes, filtration plants, purification plants, meters, valves, and all necessary appurtenances and equipment, and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering water service. See Alabama Code 45-45-81.01
  • WATER SYSTEMS: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings and other property or any combination of any thereof which are used or useful or capable of future use in providing, furnishing, supplying or distributing water, including, but not limited to, water supply systems, water distribution systems, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, aqueducts, pumping stations, standpipes, tanks, filtration plants, purification plants, meters, valves and all necessary appurtenances and equipment and all properties, rights, easements and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the district for use in rendering water service. See Alabama Code 45-45A-41.22
  • 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 41-9-642
  • 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 45-36-241.20
  • WEED SEEDS: The seeds, bulblets and tubers of all plants generally recognized as weeds within this state, including noxious weed seeds, bulblets and tubers. See Alabama Code 45-45-233.23
  • 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
  • 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 41-9-242
  • wholesaler: A wholesaler of beer licensed by the board. See Alabama Code 15-22-91
  • WILD CAVE: Any cave or portion of a cave that is not a commercial cave. See Alabama Code 43-2-298
  • 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
  • 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
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.