Article 1 Homicide 13A-6-1 – 13A-6-4
Article 2 Assaults 13A-6-20 – 13A-6-29
Article 3 Kidnapping, Unlawful Imprisonment and Related Offenses 13A-6-40 – 13A-6-45
Article 4 Sexual Offenses 13A-6-60 – 13A-6-71
Article 4A Sexual Offenses by School Employees Involving a Student 13A-6-80 – 13A-6-83
Article 5 Stalking and Aggravated Stalking 13A-6-90 – 13A-6-94
Article 6 Sex Offenses By Computer Use Involving a Child 13A-6-110 – 13A-6-113
Article 6A Solicitation of Children by Electronic Means 13A-6-120 – 13A-6-127
Article 7 Domestic Violence in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degrees 13A-6-130 – 13A-6-139.2
Article 7A Domestic Violence Protection Order Enforcement Act 13A-6-140 – 13A-6-143
Article 8 Human Trafficking 13A-6-150 – 13A-6-163
Article 8A National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Notice 13A-6-170
Article 8B Alabama Human Trafficking Safe Harbor Act 13A-6-180 – 13A-6-184
Article 9 Protecting Alabama’s Elders Act 13A-6-190 – 13A-6-201
Article 10 Bestiality 13A-6-220 – 13A-6-221
Article 11 Additional Sexual Offenses 13A-6-240 – 13A-6-243

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 13A > Chapter 6

  • ACCOUNTING PERIOD: A calendar year unless another 12-month period is selected by a fiduciary. See Alabama Code 19-3A-102
  • ACCREDITED STATE: A state in which the Department of Insurance meets the minimum financial qualifications and regulatory standards promulgated and established, from time to time, by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. See Alabama Code 27-6B-2
  • actuary: A person who is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries. See Alabama Code 27-6A-2
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • administer: The direct application of a controlled substance, whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient or research subject by:

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-2

  • administer: The direct application of a controlled substance, whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient by any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-60

  • administer: The direct application of a controlled substance whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient by any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-250

  • 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.
  • agency: when used in reference to an office of a foreign bank, shall have the same meaning as is set forth in Section 1(b)(1) of the Federal International Banking Act (12 U. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41
  • agent: An authorized person who acts on behalf of or at the direction of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Such term shall include horticultural, viticultural, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee, fish, aquatic and seafood products and any farm products. See Alabama Code 2-10-50
  • AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: The products of field, pasture, meadow and garden; fruits, melons, berries, nuts, vegetables, livestock, poultry and poultry products, dairy products, fish, aquatic and seafood products and all other things commonly known as agricultural products. See Alabama Code 2-10-90
  • Alabama representative office: shall mean any such office that is located in this state. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41
  • Alabama state agency: when used in reference to an office of a foreign bank, shall mean an agency of a foreign bank that is located in this state and licensed pursuant to the provisions of Division 3 of this article. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41
  • Alabama state branch: when used in reference to an office of a foreign bank, shall mean a branch of a foreign bank that is located in this state and licensed pursuant to the provisions of Division 3 of this article. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • APPRENTICE ATHLETIC TRAINER: A person who assists in the duties usually performed by an athletic trainer and who works under the direct supervision of a licensed athletic trainer. See Alabama Code 34-40-2
  • APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCY: The federal agency or department or administrative federal officer charged with the enforcement and administration of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. See Alabama Code 20-1-71
  • 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
  • article: When referring to food or drugs, such term is used in the broad and comprehensive sense and has reference to the food product or the drug product in question. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • ASSISTANT TO PHYSICIAN: Any person who is a graduate of an approved program, is licensed by the board, and is registered by the board to perform medical services under the supervision of a physician approved by the board to supervise an assistant to physician. See Alabama Code 20-2-60
  • association: Any corporation organized under this article. See Alabama Code 2-10-50
  • athlete: A person who participates in an athletic activity being conducted by an educational institution, professional athletic organization, or a board sanctioned amateur athletic organization. See Alabama Code 34-40-2
  • ATHLETIC INJURY: An injury received by an athlete as a result of the preparation or participation of the athlete in an athletic activity. See Alabama Code 34-40-2
  • ATHLETIC TRAINER: A person licensed by the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers as an athletic trainer and who practices athletic training on an athlete under the direction or referral, or both, of a licensed physician after meeting the requirements of this chapter and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 34-40-2
  • ATHLETIC TRAINING PRACTICE: Practice by an athletic trainer of any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 34-40-2

  • 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 Lamar County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority, a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: The resolution adopted by the governing body of the City of Florence or the county, in accordance with this part, that authorizes the organization of the tourism board. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • bank: as used in this article shall not in any event include a foreign bank or a branch or agency of a foreign bank. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41
  • bank: A bank or trust company organized and existing under the laws of Alabama with authority to act as a fiduciary and a national banking association with its principal office in the State of Alabama and with authority to act as a fiduciary. See Alabama Code 19-4-1
  • bank: A bank or trust company organized and existing under the laws of Alabama with authority to act as a fiduciary and a national banking association with its principal office in the State of Alabama and with authority to act as a fiduciary. See Alabama Code 19-4-20
  • bank: A bank or trust company organized and existing under the laws of Alabama with authority to act as a fiduciary and a national banking association with its principal office in the State of Alabama and with authority to act as a fiduciary. See Alabama Code 19-4-40
  • bank supervisory agency: means :

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

    (2) Any agency of another state with primary responsibility for chartering and supervising banks; and

    (3) Any agency of a country, including any colonies, dependencies, possessions, or political subdivisions thereof, other than the United States. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41

  • beneficiary: Includes, in the case of a decedent's estate, an heir, legatee, and devisee and, in the case of a trust, an income beneficiary and a remainder beneficiary. See Alabama Code 19-3A-102
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • board: The Board of Directors of the Lamar County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • board: The board of directors of the tourism board. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • board: The Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors. See Alabama Code 34-36-3
  • board: The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers. See Alabama Code 34-40-2
  • board: The Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • board: The Alabama State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 20-1-71
  • board: The Board of Medical Examiners of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 20-2-60
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • board: The Board of Medical Examiners of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 20-2-250
  • board: The Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • branch: when used in reference to an office of a foreign bank, shall have the same meaning as set forth in Section 1(b)(3) of the Federal International Banking Act (12 U. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41
  • brand: Any recorded identification mark applied to any position on the hide of livestock by means of heat, acid, or a chemical, except numbers used to keep production records or record of age. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • bread: Such term includes and shall be limited to bread and rolls (or buns) of every kind and description made wholly or partly from wheat flour which conforms to the definition and standard of identity of bread set out in 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 17. See Alabama Code 20-1-71
  • budget year: shall mean the fiscal year for which any particular budget is adopted and in which it is administered. See Alabama Code 11-43A-94
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • certificate: Any instrument, document or other writing representing a security. See Alabama Code 19-4-1
  • certificate: Any instrument, document or other writing representing a security. See Alabama Code 19-4-20
  • CERTIFYING BOARDS: The State Board of Medical Examiners, the State Board of Health, the State Board of Pharmacy, the State Board of Dental Examiners, the State Board of Podiatry, and the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • 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.
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • CLEARING CORPORATION: A corporation:

    a. See Alabama Code 19-4-1

  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • code: This code and all amendments thereto and, with respect to any particular title, chapter, article, division, section, or other portion thereof, any act of the Legislature or other code preceding such portion of this code or subsequently replacing the same. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • coercion: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151

  • COLLABORATING PHYSICIAN: A doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy licensed to practice medicine in Alabama who agrees in writing to practice in collaboration with one or more certified registered nurse practitioners or certified nurse midwives in accordance with Title 34, Chapter 21, Article 5, and the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Nursing. See Alabama Code 20-2-250
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Insurance. See Alabama Code 27-6B-2
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-150
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • contribution: A tangible or intangible benefit that a person transfers to an entity in consideration for an ownership interest in the entity or otherwise in the person's capacity as an owner or a member. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • control: shall be construed consistently with the provisions of Section 2(a)(2) of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41
  • CONTROLLED INSURER: A licensed insurer who is controlled, directly or indirectly, by a producer. See Alabama Code 27-6B-2
  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: A drug, substance, or immediate precursor in Schedules I through V of Article 2 of this chapter. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: The same as is defined in subdivision (5) of Section 20-2-2, as amended;

    (2) CANNABIS. See Alabama Code 20-2-112

  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: A substance as defined in Section 20-2-2. See Alabama Code 20-2-141
  • CONTROLLING PRODUCER: A producer who, directly or indirectly, controls an insurer. See Alabama Code 27-6B-2
  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • cornmeal: All meal for human consumption made from corn, either white or yellow, whole cornmeal, bolted cornmeal, and degerminated cornmeal as defined in definitions and standards of identity set out in 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 15. See Alabama Code 20-1-71
  • COUNTERFEIT SUBSTANCE: Substances which, or the container or labeling of which, without authorization, bears the trademark, trade name, or other identifying mark, imprint, number, or device or any likeness thereof of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser other than the person who in fact manufactured, distributed, or dispensed the substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • county: Lamar County. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • county: Lauderdale County, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • COUNTY LODGING TAX: That certain tax levied pursuant to Part 5, commencing with Section 45-39-244, of Article 24 of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • court: Every court and judge having jurisdiction in a case. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • dealer: A manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, jobber, and similar establishments, mobile or permanent, engaged in the sale of food for consumption on premises. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • dealer: Any person engaged in the business of buying livestock in the State of Alabama for resale, exchange or slaughter and meat packing purposes, either on his or her own account or as agent for others on a commission basis or otherwise. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • deception: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151

  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-150
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • deposit: Physical delivery and also crediting by entry on the books of a clearing corporation without physical delivery. See Alabama Code 19-4-1
  • deposit: Physical delivery and also crediting by entry on the books of the federal reserve bank without physical delivery. See Alabama Code 19-4-40
  • 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.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • director: A member of the board. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • director: The Executive Director of the Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors. See Alabama Code 34-36-3
  • 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:
  • dispense: To deliver a controlled substance to an ultimate user or research subject by or pursuant to the lawful order of a practitioner, including the prescribing, administering, packaging, labeling, or compounding necessary to prepare the substance for that delivery. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • dispenser: A practitioner who dispenses. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • distribute: To deliver other than by administering or dispensing a controlled substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • distribute: The actual, constructive, or attempted transfer, delivery, or dispensing to another of an imitation controlled substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-141
  • Distribution: except as otherwise provided in Section 10A-5A-4. See Alabama Code 10A-5A-1.02
  • distributor: A person who distributes. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDER: A domestic violence protection order is any protection from abuse order issued pursuant to the Protection from Abuse Act, Sections 30-5-1 to 30-5-11, inclusive. See Alabama Code 13A-6-141
  • drug: All medicines and preparations recognized in the United States pharmacopoeia or national formulary for internal or external use and any substance or mixture of substances to be used for the cure, mitigation, or prevention of disease in man or domestic animals. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING: Any job or project in the State of Alabama wherein the electrical contractor proposes to bid, install, maintain, alter, or repair any electric wiring devices or equipment. See Alabama Code 34-36-3
  • ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Any person, firm, or corporation who is engaged in the business of soliciting and installing electrical power or control systems; maintaining, altering, or repairing electrical power or control systems, any electrical wiring devices, equipment, or any other electrical apparatus. See Alabama Code 34-36-3
  • enriched grits: means the appropriate food product, according to the federal standards of identity, that has been enriched to conform to the requirements of this article. See Alabama Code 20-1-71
  • enrichment: As applied to bread, flour, meal, or grits, such term means the addition thereto of vitamins and other ingredients of the nature required by this article and "enriched bread" "enriched flour" "enriched whole cornmeal" "enriched bolted meal" "enriched degerminated meal" or "enriched grits" means the appropriate food product, according to the federal standards of identity, that has been enriched to conform to the requirements of this article. See Alabama Code 20-1-71
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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
  • fiduciary: A personal representative or a trustee. See Alabama Code 19-3A-102
  • fiduciary: An administrator, an administrator with the will annexed, an administrator de bonis non, an executor, a trustee, a guardian, a conservator, an agent, a custodian or a custodian or agent for another fiduciary or fiduciaries. See Alabama Code 19-4-1
  • fiduciary: An administrator, an administrator with the will annexed, an administrator de bonis non, an executor, a trustee, a guardian, a conservator, an agent or a custodian. See Alabama Code 19-4-20
  • fiduciary: An administrator, an administrator with the will annexed, an administrator de bonis non, an executor, a trustee, a guardian, a conservator, an agent or a custodian. See Alabama Code 19-4-40
  • FIDUCIARY ACCOUNT: An estate, a trust, a guardianship, a custodianship, an agency or any other fiduciary relationship, including a custodianship or agency for another fiduciary or fiduciaries. See Alabama Code 19-4-1
  • FIDUCIARY ACCOUNT: An estate, a trust, a guardianship, a custodianship, an agency or any other fiduciary relationship, including a custodianship or agency for another fiduciary or fiduciaries. See Alabama Code 19-4-20
  • FIDUCIARY ACCOUNT: An estate, a trust, a guardianship, a custodianship, an agency or any other fiduciary relationship, including a custodianship or agency for another fiduciary or fiduciaries. See Alabama Code 19-4-40
  • FILING INSTRUMENT: An instrument, document, or statement that is required or permitted by this title to be delivered for filing by or for an entity to a filing officer. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • FILING OFFICER: The officer with whom a filing instrument is required or permitted to be delivered for filing pursuant to this title. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • florence: The City of Florence, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • flour: Such term includes and shall be limited to the foods defined as:

    a. See Alabama Code 20-1-71

  • food: All articles of food, drink, confectionery, or condiment, whether simple, mixed, or compound, used or intended for use by man or domestic animals. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • foreign: With respect to an entity, that the entity is formed and existing under the laws of a jurisdiction other than this state. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • foreign bank: means any company organized under the laws of a foreign country, a territory of the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Virgin Islands, that engages directly in the business of banking. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41
  • Foreign limited liability company: means a limited liability company governed by the laws of a jurisdiction other than this state which would be a limited liability company if governed by the laws of this state. See Alabama Code 10A-5A-1.02
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • geologist: A person who holds a degree in the geological sciences from an accredited college or university. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • GEOLOGIST-IN-TRAINING: A person who holds a degree in the geological sciences from an accredited college or university and who has successfully passed the part of the professional examination covering fundamental or academic geological subjects. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • geology: The science dealing with the earth and its history; its constituent rocks, minerals, liquids, gases, and other materials of which it is composed, and the study of the processes responsible for the development and change in the component parts of the earth, for the benefit of mankind. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • GOOD MORAL CHARACTER: Character that tends to ensure the faithful discharge of the professional duties of the licensed professional geologist based on truth and adherence to ethical principles. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to the county, its county commission, and, with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • grits: Grits, pearl grits, and degerminated grits made from corn by grinding or cracking as defined in the standards of identity set out in 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 15. See Alabama Code 20-1-71
  • IMITATION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: A substance, other than a legend controlled drug, that is not a controlled substance, which by dosage unit appearance (including color, size, shape, and markings), and by representations made, would lead a reasonable person to believe that the substance is a controlled substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-141
  • IMMEDIATE PRECURSOR: A substance that the State Board of Pharmacy has found to be and by rule designates as being the principal compound commonly used or produced primarily for use and that is an immediate chemical intermediary used or likely to be used in the manufacture of a controlled substance, the control of which is necessary to prevent, curtail, or limit manufacture. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • income: Money or property that a fiduciary receives as current return from a principal asset. See Alabama Code 19-3A-102
  • INCOME BENEFICIARY: A person to whom net income of a trust is or may be payable. See Alabama Code 19-3A-102
  • INCOME INTEREST: The right of an income beneficiary to receive all or part of net income, whether the terms of the trust require it to be distributed or authorize it to be distributed in the trustee's discretion. See Alabama Code 19-3A-102
  • individual: A natural person and the estate of an incompetent or deceased natural person. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • insolvency: The inability of a person to pay the person's debts as they become due in the usual course of business or affairs. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • insurer: A person defined in subdivisions (2) and (3) of Section 27-1-2. See Alabama Code 27-6A-2
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN: A person who possesses necessary qualifications, training, and technical knowledge to install electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment lighting, heating, or power or control covered by this chapter. See Alabama Code 34-36-3
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • juries: include courts or judges in all cases when a jury trial is waived, or when the court or judge is authorized to ascertain and determine the facts as well as the law. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • label: A display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • LABOR SERVITUDE: Work or service of economic or financial value which is performed or provided by another person and is induced or obtained by coercion or deception. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151
  • law: Unless the context requires otherwise, both statutory and common law. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • 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.
  • 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 the state. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • license: A valid and current certificate of registration issued by the director on behalf of the board which shall give the named person to whom it is issued authority to engage in the activity prescribed thereon. See Alabama Code 34-36-3
  • license: A certificate issued by the board recognizing the individual named in this certificate as meeting the requirements for licensing under this chapter. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • LICENSED PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST: A person who holds a license as a professional geologist under this chapter. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • licensee: Any person holding a license. See Alabama Code 34-36-3
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: A limited liability company as defined in Chapter 5A. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Limited liability company agreement: means any agreement (whether referred to as a limited liability company agreement, operating agreement or otherwise), written, oral or implied, of the member or members as to the activities and affairs of a limited liability company or series thereof. See Alabama Code 10A-5A-1.02
  • LISTED PRECURSOR CHEMICAL: A chemical substance specifically designated as such by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, that, in addition to legitimate uses, is used in the unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance or controlled substances. See Alabama Code 20-2-180
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • livestock: Any animal maintained in captivity for any reason. See Alabama Code 2-15-150
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equine or equidae, ratites, and poultry. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equidae, ratites, poultry, and catfish. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • LIVESTOCK HIDE DEALER: Any dealer who buys hides of livestock. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • LIVESTOCK MARKET: A place where a person assembles livestock for public sale, if the person is required to procure a license or permit from the state Department of Agriculture and Industries to operate the market. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • LIVESTOCK MARKET: A place, concentration, or collection point or other public or private place where a person assembles livestock for either public or private sale by himself or herself and the service or the cost or expense thereof is compensated by the owner of the livestock on a commission basis or otherwise. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • LIVESTOCK MARKET OWNER: A person engaged in the business of conducting or operating a public livestock market whether personally or through agents or employees. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • MANAGING GENERAL AGENT: Any person, firm, or association who does both of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 27-6A-2

  • manufacture: The production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion, or processing of a controlled substance, either directly or indirectly, by extraction from substances of natural origin or independently by means of chemical synthesis or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, and includes any packaging or repackaging of the substance or labeling or relabeling of its container; except, that this term does not include the preparation, compounding, packaging, or labeling of a controlled substance by either of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-2

  • manufacture: The production, preparation, compounding, processing, encapsulating, packaging, or repackaging, labeling, or relabeling of an imitation controlled substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-141
  • marijuana: All parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • materials: Infected barns or other infected structures or parts thereof and farm products, clothing, straw, hay or other feed for animals and other articles stored or contained in or adjacent to such barns or other structures. See Alabama Code 2-15-150
  • Member: means a person admitted under Section 10A-5A-4. See Alabama Code 10A-5A-1.02
  • member: Such term shall include actual members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in organizations organized with capital stock. See Alabama Code 2-10-50
  • MENTAL SUFFERING: A high degree of mental pain or emotional disturbances, such as distress, anxiety, public humiliation, or psychosomatic physical symptoms. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151
  • minor: A person under the age of 19. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151
  • misbranded: Such term shall apply to all drugs or foods or articles which enter into the composition of food, the package or label of which shall bear or contain any statement, design, or device regarding such article or the ingredients or substances contained therein which shall be false or misleading in any particular and to any food or drug product which is falsely branded as to the state, territory, or country in which it is manufactured or produced. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of Lamar County. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • municipality: Any incorporated municipality located wholly within the county. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • NARCOTIC DRUG: Any of the following, whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of vegetable origin or independently by means of chemical synthesis or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis:

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-2

  • 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.
  • officer: An individual elected, appointed, or designated as an officer of an entity by the entity's governing authority or under the entity's governing documents. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • opiate: Any substance having an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or being capable of conversion into a drug having addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • OPIUM POPPY: The plant of the species Papaver somniferum L. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • Organization: means a general partnership, including a limited liability partnership; limited partnership, including a limited liability limited partnership; limited liability company; business trust; corporation; nonprofit corporation; professional corporation; or any other person having a governing statute. See Alabama Code 10A-5A-1.02
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • person: An individual, including the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual, or an organization, whether created by the laws of this state or another state or foreign country, including, without limitation, a general partnership, limited liability partnership, limited partnership, limited liability limited partnership, limited liability company, corporation, professional corporation, nonprofit corporation, professional association, trustee, personal representative, fiduciary, as defined in Section 19-3-150 or person performing in any similar capacity, business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • person: An individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Alabama Code 19-3A-102
  • person: Individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, or association or any other legal entity. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • person: An individual, corporation, association, partnership, or other entity. See Alabama Code 34-35-1
  • person: A human person, not a legal entity. See Alabama Code 34-36-3
  • person: An individual, partnership, corporation, or association or any combination thereof. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • person: An individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint stock company, a trust, or any unincorporated organization. See Alabama Code 20-1-71
  • person: Such term shall include individuals, firms, partnerships and associations. See Alabama Code 2-10-50
  • person: Any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or other entity which manufactures, sells, transfers, or possesses a listed precursor chemical. See Alabama Code 20-2-180
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, or association. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other business unit. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • PHYSICAL INJURY: Impairment of physical condition or substantial pain. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151
  • PHYSICAL THERAPIST: A physical therapist licensed by the Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy. See Alabama Code 34-40-2
  • physician: A physician licensed by the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama. See Alabama Code 34-40-2
  • PHYSICIAN SUPERVISION: A licensed athletic trainer acting under the supervision of a physician if:

    a. See Alabama Code 34-40-2

  • PHYSICIAN SUPERVISION: A formal relationship between a licensed assistant to physician and a supervising physician under whom the assistant to physician is authorized to practice as evidenced by a written job description approved in accordance with Article 7, Chapter 24, Title 34. See Alabama Code 20-2-60
  • PLANNING JURISDICTION: A municipality's planning jurisdiction but excludes any portion of the planning jurisdiction located outside of the county. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • 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.
  • POLICYHOLDER SURPLUS: The excess of assets over liabilities. See Alabama Code 27-6A-2
  • POPPY STRAW: All parts, except the seeds, of the opium poppy, after mowing. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • 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
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • prescription: Any order for a controlled substance written or signed or transmitted by word of mouth, telephone, telegraph, closed circuit television, or other means of communication by a legally competent supervising physician or assistant to physician authorized by law to prescribe and administer such drug which is intended to be filled, compounded, or dispensed by a pharmacist. See Alabama Code 20-2-60
  • prescription: Any order for a controlled substance written or signed or transmitted by word of mouth, telephone, telegraph, closed circuit television, or other means of communication by a legally competent collaborating physician, certified registered nurse practitioner, or certified nurse midwife authorized by law to prescribe and administer the drug which is intended to be filled, compounded, or dispensed by a pharmacist. See Alabama Code 20-2-250
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • principal: Property transferred to or acquired by a fiduciary and held in trust for distribution to a remainder beneficiary when an income interest ends. See Alabama Code 19-3A-102
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • producer: An insurance broker or brokers or any other person, firm, association, or corporation, when, for any compensation, commission, or other thing of value, the person, firm, association, or corporation acts or aids in any manner in soliciting, negotiating, or procuring the making of any insurance contract on behalf of another insured person, firm, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 27-6B-2
  • PRODUCERS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Individual persons, partnerships, associations and corporations who produce such products either directly or as landlords, tenants or sharecroppers. See Alabama Code 2-10-90
  • production: The manufacture, planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting of a controlled substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • property: Includes all property, whether real, personal, or mixed, or tangible or intangible, or any right or interest therein. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • PUBLIC PRACTICE OF GEOLOGY: The performance of geological service or work, including, but not limited to, consultation, geological investigation, surveys, evaluations, planning, mapping, or review of geological work related to the public practice of geology, or both, in which the performance is related to the public welfare or safeguarding of life, health, property, and the environment except as otherwise specifically provided by this chapter. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • pure honey: as used in this article , shall mean the nectar of plants that has been transformed by, and is the natural product of the honeybee, either in the honeycomb or taken from the honeycomb and marketed in a liquid, crystalized or granulated condition. See Alabama Code 2-11-120
  • qacsc: A Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate. See Alabama Code 20-2-250
  • Remainderman: One entitled to the remainder of an estate after a particular reserved right or interest, such as a life tenancy, has expired.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • RESPONSIBLE CHARGE OF WORK: The independent control and direction by the use of initiative, skill, and independent judgment of geological work or the supervision of such work. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • security: Any note; stock; treasury stock; bond; debenture; evidence of indebtedness; certificate of interest or participation in an oil or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under such a title or lease; collateral trust certificate; transferable share; trustees' share; investment trust debenture, unit, share or bond; voting trust certificate; or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security or, with respect to any of the foregoing, any certificate (including a temporary or interim certificate) of interest or participation, any receipt or certificate of deposit or any warrant or right to subscribe or purchase. See Alabama Code 19-4-1
  • security: Any note; stock; treasury stock; bond; debenture; evidence of indebtedness; certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under such a title or lease; collateral trust certificate; transferable share; trustees' share; investment trust debenture, unit, share or bond; voting trust certificate; or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security or, with respect to any of the foregoing, any certificate (including a temporary or interim certificate) of interest or participation, any receipt or certificate of deposit or any warrant or right to subscribe or purchase. See Alabama Code 19-4-20
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which the authority is authorized by its certificate of incorporation or any amendment thereto to render water and fire protection 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 45-38-141
  • SEXUAL CONDUCT: Any of the following acts:

    a. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151

  • SEXUAL SERVITUDE: Any sexual conduct as defined in subdivision (3) of Section 14-11-30, for which anything of value is directly or indirectly given, promised to, or received by any person, which conduct is induced or obtained by coercion or deception from a person; provided, however, that if the sexual conduct is with a minor, no coercion or deception is required. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151
  • specialty: A branch of geology which is recognized as a subdiscipline for purposes of certification after registration as a licensed professional geologist. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • state: Includes, when referring to a part of the United States, a state or commonwealth, and its agencies and governmental subdivisions, and a territory or possession, and its agencies and governmental subdivisions, of the United States. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • state: When applied to a part of the United States, the term includes any state, district, commonwealth, territory, insular possession thereof, and any area subject to the legal authority of the United States of America. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • subordinate: A person who assists a licensed professional geologist in the public practice of geology without assuming the responsible charge of work and who is under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional geologist. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • subscription: include a mark when the person cannot write, if his name is written near the mark, and witnessed by a person who writes his own name as a witness, and include with respect to corporate securities facsimile signature placed upon any instrument or writing with intent to execute or authenticate such instrument or writing. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • superintendent: means the superintendent then in office and, where appropriate, all of his or her successors and predecessors in office. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41
  • SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN: A doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathy licensed to practice medicine in Alabama who has been approved by the board to supervise assistants to physicians and who holds a valid, current, and unrestricted Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate. See Alabama Code 20-2-60
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • TOURISM BOARD: The public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • TRAFFICKING VICTIM: Any person, including minors, subjected to labor servitude, sexual servitude, or involuntary servitude. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transfer: means an assignment, conveyance, deed, bill of sale, lease, mortgage, security interest, encumbrance, gift, or transfer by operation of law. See Alabama Code 10A-5A-1.02
  • Transferable interest: means a member's right to receive distributions from a limited liability company or a series thereof. See Alabama Code 10A-5A-1.02
  • Transferee: means a person to which all or part of a transferable interest has been transferred, whether or not the transferor is a member. See Alabama Code 10A-5A-1.02
  • TRANSIENT BUSINESS: Any business conducted for the sale of merchandise or services that is carried on in any building, structure, motor vehicle, railroad car, or real property for a period of less than six months in each year. See Alabama Code 34-35-1
  • TRANSIENT MERCHANT: Any person that transacts transient business in this state either in one locality or by traveling from place to place in this state. See Alabama Code 34-35-1
  • TREASURY SECURITY: Any bill, note, bond, certificate of indebtedness or other evidence of indebtedness the principal and interest of which the United States or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof has agreed to pay or has guaranteed payment. See Alabama Code 19-4-40
  • trustee: An original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by a court. See Alabama Code 19-3A-102
  • trustee: A person who serves as a trustee of a trust, including a real estate investment trust. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • ULTIMATE USER: A person who lawfully possesses a controlled substance for his or her own use or for the use of a member of his or her household or for administering to an animal owned by him or her or by a member of his or her household. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • underwrite: The authority to accept or reject risk on behalf of the insurer. See Alabama Code 27-6A-2
  • United States: when used in a geographical sense, means the several states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the American Virgin Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and any other territory of the United States; and, when used in a political sense, means the federal government of the United States. See Alabama Code 5-13B-41
  • UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT: The practice of geology by a licensed professional geologist who willfully performs any act, causes omissions, or makes any assertions or representations which are fraudulent, deceitful, or misleading, or which in any manner whatsoever discredits or tends to discredit the profession of geology. See Alabama Code 34-41-3
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • violation: The knowing commission of any act prohibited by a domestic violence protection order or any willful failure to abide by its terms. See Alabama Code 13A-6-141
  • 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 45-38-141
  • 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, fire hydrants, 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 45-38-141
  • Whips: Assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences. The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.