Article 1 General Provisions 16-25-1 – 16-25-34
Article 2 Cost of Living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 1987 16-25-40 – 16-25-47
Article 3 Cost of Living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 1989 16-25-60 – 16-25-64
Article 4 Cost of Living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 1992 16-25-80 – 16-25-84
Article 5 Cost of Living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 1994 16-25-100 – 16-25-105
Article 6 Cost of Living Increase for Retirement Date Prior to October 1, 1996 16-25-110 – 16-25-113
Article 7 Cost of Living for Retirement Date Prior to October 1, 1998 16-25-120 – 16-25-123
Article 8 Cost of Living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 2000 16-25-140
Article 9 Deferred Retirement Option Plan for Education Employees 16-25-150 – 16-25-154
Article 10 Cost-ofLiving Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 2001 16-25-170
Article 11 Cost-of-living Increase Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 2004 16-25-190
Article 12 Cost-of-lving Adjustment Where Effective Date of Retirement Prior to October 1, 2006 16-25-200

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  • 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 27-55-2

  • ACCUMULATED CONTRIBUTIONS: The sum of all the amounts deducted from the compensation of a member credited to his or her individual account in the District Attorneys' Plan, together with regular interest thereon. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENT: Any warrant of arrest, information, or grand jury indictment. See Alabama Code 45-51-82.20
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • ACTUARIAL EQUIVALENT: A benefit of equal value when computed upon the basis of the mortality tables adopted by the Board of Control and regular interest. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • ADJOINING COUNTY: A county the boundary of which abuts either land on which the establishing county has established a park or recreational area or land which the establishing county has designated for the establishment thereon of a park or recreational area. See Alabama Code 11-18-20
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • ADULT MOVIE HOUSE: A place where obscene "adult films" depicting sexual conduct are shown. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • ADULT-ONLY ENTERTAINMENT: Any commercial establishment or private club where entertainers, employees, dancers, or waiters appear nude or semi-nude. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • advertisement: All representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means, relating to seed within the scope of this article. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • ADVISORY PLANNING: Continuing and systematic studies of the land economics and land policies of a region in terms of social and economic betterment of said region, together with the submission of interim and final results of said systematic and continuous studies to the governing bodies of constituent governmental units for review, adoption, rejection, or implementation thereof in whole or in part. See Alabama Code 11-85-20
  • 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.
  • 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 27-21B-2
  • agent: A person who is appointed or employed by a health maintenance organization and who engages in solicitation of membership in such organization. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • AGRICULTURAL CENTER BOARD: The board of that name established pursuant to Article 2 of this chapter. See Alabama Code 2-6-70
  • AGRICULTURAL FUND: The fund of that name created and administered pursuant to Article 1, Chapter 9, Title 2. See Alabama Code 2-6-70
  • 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
  • AGRICULTURAL SEED: The seeds of grasses, forage, cereal and fiber crops and any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this state as agricultural or field seeds and mixtures of such seeds. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • AIR NAVIGATION FACILITY: Any facility used in, available for use in, or designed for use, in aid of air navigation, including any structures, mechanisms, lights, beacons, markers, communicating systems or other instrumentalities or devices used or useful as an aid or constituting an advantage or convenience to the safe taking-off, navigation and landing of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of an airport, and any combination of any or all of such facilities. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • AIR NAVIGATION FACILITY: Any facility used in, available for use in, or designed for use in aid of, air navigation, including any structures, mechanisms, lights, beacons, markers, communicating systems or other instrumentalities or devices used or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience to the safe taking-off, navigation and landing of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of an airport, and any combination of any or all of such facilities. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • aircraft: Any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used or designed for navigation of or flight in the air, except a parachute or other contrivance designed for use primarily as safety equipment. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • aircraft: Any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used or designed for navigation of or flight in the air, except a parachute or other contrivance designed for use primarily as safety equipment. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • airport: Any area of land or water which is used, or intended for use, for the landing, taking-off, storage, parking or dispersal of aircraft, and any appurtenant areas which are used, or intended for use, for airport buildings, facilities or rights-of-way, together with all airport buildings, structures and facilities located thereon. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • airport: Any area of land or water which is used, or intended for use, for the landing, take-off, storage, parking or dispersal of aircraft, and any appurtenant areas which are used, or intended for use, for airport buildings, facilities or rights-of-way, together with all airport buildings, structures and facilities located thereon. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • AIRPORT BUILDING: Any building used or to be used in connection with the construction, enlargement, development, maintenance or operation of an airport or heliport or in connection with the exercise of any power of the authority. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • AIRPORT BUILDING: Any building used or to be used in connection with the construction, enlargement, development, maintenance or operation of an airport or heliport or in connection with the exercise of any power of the authority. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • AIRPORT FACILITY: Any building, structure, land, right-of-way, equipment or instrumentality used or to be used in connection with the construction, enlargement, development, maintenance or operation of an airport or heliport or in connection with the exercise of any power of the authority. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • AIRPORT FACILITY: Any building, structure, land, right-of-way, equipment or instrumentality used or to be used in connection with the construction, enlargement, development, maintenance or operation of an airport or heliport or in connection with the exercise of any power of the authority. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • Alabama bank: means a bank whose home state is Alabama. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Alabama state bank: means a bank chartered under the laws of Alabama. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • 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
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • annuity: Payments for life derived from the accumulated contributions of a member. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • ANNUITY STARTING DATE: The first day for which a benefit is payable as an annuity or any other form under Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • APPEARANCE BOND: An appearance bond is an undertaking to pay the clerk of the circuit, district, or municipal court, for the use of the State of Alabama or the municipality, a specified sum of money upon the failure of a person released to comply with its conditions. See Alabama Code 15-13-101
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • applicant: A natural person who files a written application with the governing body of any county or municipality or public corporation or cooperative in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-89-3. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • applicant: A natural person who files a written application with the governing body of any county in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-88-3. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • APPLICATION FOR CONVERSION: That written application, on a form to be prescribed by the superintendent, which is filed with the superintendent requesting approval of a plan of conversion. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • APPOINTING AUTHORITY: In the case of employees in the offices of the elected officials of the county, such elected officials, and means, in the case of all other county employees, the county governing body, or the board or other agency supervising their work. See Alabama Code 45-48-121
  • APPOINTING AUTHORITY: A department head. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • appropriate municipal official: as used in this article shall mean any municipal building official or deputy and any other municipal official or municipal employee designated by the mayor or other chief executive officer of the municipality as the person to exercise the authority and perform the duties delegated by this article. See Alabama Code 11-40-31
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • article: Such term, when referring to a cosmetic, is used in the broad and comprehensive sense and has reference to the cosmetic product in question. See Alabama Code 20-1-50
  • 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
  • articles: The articles of incorporation or articles of reincorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • 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: as used in this article , shall refer to agricultural cooperative marketing associations and other organizations, whether incorporated or not, which have for their objects engaging in activities similar to those of a cooperative marketing association. See Alabama Code 2-10-20
  • association: Any corporation organized under this article. See Alabama Code 2-10-50
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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: A public corporation incorporated or reincorporated pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of Article 1 of this chapter, as amended. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • Authority: means the Anniston Downtown Development Authority, a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this part. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • authority: The Shoals Economic Development Authority. See Alabama Code 45-39-92
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • 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 11-89-1
  • Authorizing resolution: means a resolution adopted by the governing body of the city in accordance with the provisions of Section 45-8A-20. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • 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 11-89-1
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county, city or town in this state whose governing body receives an application for permission to organize an authority. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county or municipality in this state whose governing body receives and approves an application for permission to organize an authority. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • AVERAGE FINAL COMPENSATION: The average annual compensation of a district attorney with respect to which he or she had made contributions pursuant to Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • BABY FOOD: A food which purports to be or is represented for special dietary use as a food for babies by reason of its special formulation or its particular suitability for children under two years of age. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • 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.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • Bank holding company: has the meaning set forth in 12 U. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Bank supervisory agency: means :

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

    (2) Any agency of another state with primary responsibility for chartering and supervising banks. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21

  • 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.
  • BASIC HEALTH CARE SERVICES: Emergency care, inpatient hospital and physician care, and outpatient medical services. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • beneficiary: Any person in receipt of a pension, an annuity, a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided by this division. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • beneficiary: The person or persons named by a member by written designation filed with the board to receive payments under this plan after the member's death. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • board: The personnel board created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-48-121
  • board: The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • board: The board of directors of a district. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • board: The Agricultural Center Board created by Sections 2-6-1 and 2-6-2. See Alabama Code 2-6-50
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-8-310
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-8-350
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • board: The Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-131
  • Board: means the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • board: The personnel board herein authorized. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • board: The board of directors of the authority comprised of the members of the Shoals Economic Development Authority. See Alabama Code 45-39-92
  • board: The Police and Fire Pension Board as constituted under Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • board: The Board of Directors of the Alabama Local Government Training Institute. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRIES: The Alabama Board of Agriculture and Industries created pursuant to Section 2-3-1. See Alabama Code 2-6-70
  • BOARD OF CONTROL: The board provided for in Section 36-27-23 to administer the retirement system. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors of the Alabama Revolving Loan Fund Authority. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • BOLL WEEVIL: Anthonomus grandis Boheman in any stage of development. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • bond: Any bond authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • bond: Any bond authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • bonds: Bonds, notes and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • bonds: The bonds issued under this article. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • bonds: Those bonds, including the refunding bonds, issued under and pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 2-5A-30
  • Bonds: means and shall include bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • borrower: A county or incorporated municipality, as the case may be, exercising the powers conferred by this article. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • brand: Any recorded identification mark applied to any position on the hide of livestock by means of heat, acid, or a chemical, except numbers used to keep production records or record of age. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • BREAK IN SERVICE: A period of absence which would constitute a break in the member's service under the Mobile County Personnel Board rules; provided, however, that periods of leave and periods of service in the uniformed services of the United States determined in accordance with Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • BREAST NUDITY: The showing of the post-pubertal human female breasts below a point immediately above the top of the areola. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • brewpub: Any premises upon which beer is actively and continuously manufactured or brewed, subject to the barrel production limitation prescribed in this chapter, for consumption on the premises where manufactured, or for sale to any designated wholesaler licensee for resale to retail licensees. See Alabama Code 28-4A-2
  • BUILDING COMMISSION: The Building Commission created under Article 6, Chapter 9, Title 41, and any successor agency thereto. See Alabama Code 2-6-70
  • burning: No garbage or rubbish containing garbage or other putrescible materials or hazardous wastes shall be burned except in approved incinerators meeting the regulations of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management requirements and air pollution controls as now established or as may later be established. See Alabama Code 45-43-170.03
  • business: All activities engaged in, or caused to be engaged in, by any person with the object of gain, profit, benefit, or advantage, either direct or indirect to such person. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • CAPITATION PAYMENT: A payment the state Medicaid

    Agency makes periodically to the integrated care network on behalf of each recipient enrolled under a contract for the provision of medical services pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 22-6-220

  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • certificate: A document issued or authorized by the commissioner indicating that a regulated article is not contaminated with boll weevils. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • CERTIFICATED OWNERSHIP INTEREST: An ownership interest of a domestic entity represented by a certificate. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • CHANGE OF PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE: A change of the residence of a child whose custody has been determined by a prior court order, whether or not accompanied by a change of the residence of a person entitled to custody of the child, with the intent that such change shall be permanent in nature and not amounting to a temporary absence of the child from his or her principal residence. See Alabama Code 30-3-161
  • Charge to the jury: The judge's instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case on trial.
  • child: A minor child as defined by subdivision (2) of Section 30-3B-102. See Alabama Code 30-3-161
  • CHILD CUSTODY DETERMINATION: A judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child. See Alabama Code 30-3-161
  • chiropractic: The same meaning as in Chapter 24 of Title 34. See Alabama Code 27-59-1
  • cider: A fermented alcoholic beverage made from apple juice and containing not more than 8. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • Circumstantial evidence: All evidence except eyewitness testimony.
  • City: means the City of Anniston, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • city: The City of Mobile, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • CLASS A FOODS: Baby food, infant formula, and potentially hazardous food. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • CLASSIFIED SERVICE: Includes all offices, positions, and employment in the City of Dothan as these offices, positions, and employment now or may hereafter exist, the holders of which are paid whether by salary, wages, or fees, in whole or in part, from funds of the city, except those expressly placed in the unclassified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • code: The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • coliseum: The existing coliseum building located in the Alabama Agricultural Center in the City of Montgomery. See Alabama Code 2-6-50
  • coliseum: The existing Garrett Coliseum and the grounds and other buildings and structures associated therewith, all owned by the Agricultural Center Board and located in the City of Montgomery, Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-6-70
  • 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
  • COLORECTAL CANCER EXAMINATIONS: Examinations and laboratory tests specified in current American Cancer Society guidelines for colorectal cancer screening of asymptomatic individuals. See Alabama Code 27-57-1
  • COMBINED SYSTEM: A consolidated system resulting from the combination of any two or more of the following: a waterworks system, a sanitary system, a gas system and an electric system. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • commencement: The filing of the first pleading in a proceeding. See Alabama Code 30-3-161
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the state Department of Insurance. See Alabama Code 27-55-2
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-8-310
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-8-350
  • 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
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-19-100
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or his designated representative. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or his authorized representatives. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Insurance. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • committee: The citizens supervisory committee herein created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • 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.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • COMPREHENSIVE ADVISORY PLANNING: Comprehensive studies of the present and future development of the land economics and land policies of a region, with due regard to neighboring regions and the state as a whole. See Alabama Code 11-85-20
  • CONCISE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A reasonably concise description of a particular geographic area which may be by metes and bounds or by reference to government surveys, recorded maps and plats, municipal, county or state boundary lines, well-defined landmarks and other monuments, or any combination of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • CONCISE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A reasonably concise description of a particular geographic area which may be by metes and bounds or by reference to government surveys, recorded maps and plats, municipal, county, or state boundary lines, well-defined landmarks and other monuments, or any combination of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • 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
  • Contingent beneficiary: Receiver of property or benefits if the first named beneficiary fails to receive any or all of the property or benefits in question before his (her) death.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Control: shall be construed consistently with the provisions of 12 U. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • cooperative: Any corporation organized under Article 9 (commencing with Section 10-4-190) of Chapter 4 of Title 10, or any successor thereto, to render water service or sewer service. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • corporation: Any corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 11-20-30
  • corporation: A corporation or joint stock association organized under the laws of this state, the United States, or any other state, territory or foreign country, or dependency. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • CORPORATION: Any public corporation which may be organized pursuant to any law now in force or hereafter enacted for the purpose of acquiring title to and completing the construction and equipment of the coliseum and the necessary facilities in connection therewith. See Alabama Code 2-6-50
  • corporation: The public corporation authorized to be created by this article. See Alabama Code 2-6-70
  • cosmetic: An article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, introduced into or otherwise applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance and the component parts of such an article. See Alabama Code 20-1-50
  • cotton: Any cotton plant or cotton plant product upon which the boll weevil is dependent for completion of any portion of its life cycle. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • COTTON BUYER: A person who buys cotton from a producer on a forward contract. See Alabama Code 2-19-100
  • COTTON GROWER: Any person who is engaged in and has an economic risk in the business of producing or causing to be produced, for market, cotton. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • COTTON PRODUCER: A person who grows cotton. See Alabama Code 2-19-100
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • county: Any county in this state with respect to which a corporation may be organized. See Alabama Code 11-20-30
  • county: Marshall County, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-48-121
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • county: Montgomery County, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • county: Any of the 67 counties of the state. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • county: Each county in the state. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • COUNTY COMMISSION: The Montgomery County Commission. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • COUNTY COMMISSION: The governing body as created in Section 11-3-1 and each county governing body created by local act. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • COUNTY GROSS RECEIPTS TAX AREA: All of Morgan County except the area thereof lying within the corporate limits, as such are now or as such may hereafter be constituted, of the Cities of Decatur and Hartselle and the Towns of Falkville and Trinity. See Alabama Code 45-52-244
  • COUNTY OF INCORPORATION: The county in which an authority has been or is proposed to be incorporated or reincorporated. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • coupon: Any interest coupon evidencing an installment of interest payable with respect to a bond. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • coupon: Any interest coupon evidencing an installment of interest payable with respect to a bond. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • court: The designated court, and if none, the circuit court specifically set forth in this title, and if none, any other court having jurisdiction in a case. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • court: An entity authorized under the law of a state to establish, enforce, or modify a child custody determination. See Alabama Code 30-3-161
  • 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 CONTRACT: Any written employment separation, termination, or post-employment settlement or release agreement written solely for that purpose; any written business relationship termination agreement written solely for that purpose; and any written settlement between parties to a legal dispute written solely for that purpose, whether before, during, or after litigation, and the provisions thereof. See Alabama Code 8-1-221
  • 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 27-56-2
  • 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 OFFENSE: Conduct which is alleged in any summons, complaint, warrant of arrest, information, presentment, or indictment and for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment, or the death penalty, or to a fine is provided by any law of this state or by any law, local law, or ordinance of a political subdivision of this state. See Alabama Code 15-14-52
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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
  • dealer: Any person not a grower of nursery stock who buys, receives on consignment or otherwise acquires and has in his possession nursery stock for the purpose of offering or exposing for sale, reselling, reshipping or distributing same. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • dealer: Any person who buys and sells seed in Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • DEFERRED PROSECUTION: The suspension of prosecution prior to indictment for a specified period of time upon the request of the accused with the consent of the district attorney. See Alabama Code 45-51-82.20
  • delivery: The transportation of alcoholic beverages directly from a retail licensee of the board to an individual, pursuant to Section 28-1-4 and Section 28-3A-13. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • DELIVERY SERVICE LICENSE: A license issued by the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in accordance with Section 28-3A-13. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-8-350
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-8-381
  • 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
  • department: The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • department: Alabama Department of Environmental Management. See Alabama Code 45-43-170.03
  • department: The State Banking Department as provided for and created in Section 5-2A-1. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • 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.
  • DETERMINING COUNTY: Any county the governing body of which shall have made findings and determinations of fact in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-88-3. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the district. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • Director: means a member of the board of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • director: The personnel director herein created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • directors: The members of the board of directors. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • 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:
  • DISPARAGING STATEMENT: Any statement that does any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 8-1-221

  • DISPLAY FOR SALE: To expose, place, exhibit, show, or in any fashion display any material for the purpose of the sale of such material to any person in a manner that a minor can physically examine or see the material. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • DISSEMINATE PUBLICLY: To expose, place, perform, exhibit, show or in any fashion display, in any location, public or private, any material in a manner that the material can either be readily seen and its content or character distinguished by normal unaided vision or be physically examined, by viewing or examining the material from any public place or any place to which members of the general public are invited. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • distribute: To import, export, sell, rent, lend, transfer possession of or title to, display, exhibit, show, present, provide, broadcast, transmit, retransmit, communicate by telephone, play, orally communicate or perform. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • distribution: The movement of nursery stock from the property where it is grown or kept to any other property that is not contiguous thereto, regardless of the ownership of the properties concerned. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • district: A geographical area designated by the Governor as provided in this article. See Alabama Code 11-85-50
  • district: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • DISTRICT ATTORNEY: Except as otherwise provided in Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • DISTRICT ATTORNEY: The district attorney of the judicial circuit in which the county is located. See Alabama Code 11-81-220
  • DIVERSIONARY SCREENING: The discretionary power of a district attorney to suspend, prior to the indictment, all formal prosecutorial proceedings against one who has become involved in the criminal justice system as a defendant or an accused. See Alabama Code 45-51-82.20
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • domestic: When used with reference to a waterworks system, a waterworks system designed to supply or distribute water primarily for human consumption. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • domestic: With respect to an entity, means governed as to its internal affairs by this title. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • DOMESTIC ENTITY: An entity governed as to its internal affairs by this title. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • DOMESTIC WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM: A waterworks system designed to distribute water primarily for human consumption. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Downtown development area: means the central business district of the city as established by ordinance of the city council. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • 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
  • 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 Chapter 2, 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, 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
  • ELECTRIC SYSTEM: Facilities for the generation, manufacture and distribution, or any thereof, of electricity, together with all appurtenances to such facilities. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • electronic: Relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • ELIGIBLE INVESTMENTS: (i) Any time deposit with, or any certificate of deposit issued by, any bank, savings bank or savings and loan association which is organized under the laws of the United States of America that may succeed to the functions of such corporation; (ii) any debt securities that are direct, general obligations of the United States of America; (iii) any debt securities payment of the principal of and interest on which is unconditionally guaranteed by the United States of America; (iv) any debt securities (including participation certificates) that are direct, general obligations of any of the following agencies of the United States of America: the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Federal Farm Credit Bank, the Federal Land Banks, the Federal Immediate Credit Banks, the Banks for Cooperatives, the Federal Home Loan Banks (including any joint obligations of any two or more of the foregoing agencies), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Government National Mortgage Association, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Farmers Home Administration, or any other agency or instrumentality of the United States of America; (v) any repurchase obligations of any bank, savings bank or savings and loan association which is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (or any department, agency or instrumentality of the United States of America that shall succeed to the functions of such federal corporation), which repurchase obligations are at least 100 percent secured by any one or more classes of eligible investments described in (i) through (iv), inclusive, above; (vi) any security or interest therein, whether secured or unsecured, in which an insurance company or a savings and loan association organized under the laws of the state may legally invest its own moneys at the time of investment therein by the corporation; (vii) shares of any money market fund registered and regulated under the Federal Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, as a no-load, open-end management investment company, the portfolio assets of which consist solely of cash and eligible investments and repurchase agreements fully secured by any one or more classes of eligible investments; and (viii) any debt obligation, debt instrument or deposit obligation in which trustees are legally permitted to invest under the laws of the state at the time of investment therein by the corporation. See Alabama Code 2-6-70
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • employee: Any person, including law enforcement officers, not excepted by Section 45-48-121. See Alabama Code 45-48-121
  • employee: An individual to whom an employer is required to issue a W-2 tax form under federal law. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • 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: The State of Alabama or any department, agency, or local governing body by which a district attorney is paid. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • EMPLOYMENT REGISTER: Typewritten lists containing the names of those applicants who have successfully passed mental tests for initial employment within the classified service for any specific position and which names are listed in the order of final grades attained on such tests from the highest grade attained to the lowest grade attained. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • enrollee: An individual who is enrolled in a health maintenance organization. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • 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.
  • entity: A domestic or foreign organization. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS: Any applicable federal, state, or local law, rule, regulation, ordinance, order, consent decree, or order of any governmental authority now or hereinafter in effect relating to and defining hazardous materials or the protection of the environment, health, and safety of public water supply systems under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, and Occupational Safety and Health Act and any similar state or local law; provided that any such environmental law does not specifically exclude regulation at the local governmental level. See Alabama Code 45-52-251.01
  • 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 27-27-58
  • EQUIVALENT ACTUARIAL VALUE: The equivalent value when computed on the basis of the 1995 Buck Mortality Table (Male) for Members, the 1995 Buck Mortality Table (Female) for Beneficiaries, and an interest rate of seven percent per year, compounded annually. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • ESTABLISHING COUNTY: A county, the county commission of which has provided for the establishment of a park or recreational area or has designated land for the establishment thereon of a park or recreational area. See Alabama Code 11-18-20
  • EVIDENCE OF COVERAGE: Any certificate, agreement, or contract issued to an enrollee setting out the coverage to which he is entitled. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • examination: Physical fitness evaluation to include annual or other physical examinations, physical fitness examinations, final physical examinations, or any other type of physical examinations as prescribed by the personnel board or the director to determine the physical fitness of initial applicants for employment within the classified service and the physical fitness of classified employees now assigned, to qualify physically for the positions they now occupy or expect to occupy within the classified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • exception: A person, household, business, industry, or any property owner may store, haul, and dispose of his or her own solid wastes on his or her land or otherwise, provided such storage, haulage, or disposal is accomplished pursuant to a certificate of exception as provided by the state. See Alabama Code 45-43-170.03
  • 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
  • export: To send or cause to be sent outside of the State of Alabama from inside the state. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • EYE CARE PROVIDER: A licensed optometrist or a licensed ophthalmologist. See Alabama Code 27-56-2
  • 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 Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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: An officer of this state 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
  • FINAL AVERAGE SALARY: For a member who first became a uniformed officer prior to March 28, 1990, the average of the member's salary for his or her final 36 months of service and, for a member who first became a uniformed officer on or after March 28, 1990, the average of the member's salary for his or her final 60 months of service. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • 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 11-89-1
  • FIRE PROTECTION FACILITY: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, fire engines, fire hydrants, ladders, equipment, hoses, alarm apparatus, chemicals, uniforms, supplies, or any combination of any thereof used or useful or capable of future use in furnishing fire protection service and all other property deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in furnishing fire protection service. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE: All services involved in protecting property and life from fires, including, but not limited to, discovering, ascertaining, extinguishing, preventing the spread of or fighting fires or inspecting property for fire hazards or any part or combination thereof. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE: All services involved in protecting property and life from fires, including but not limited to discovering, ascertaining, extinguishing, preventing the spread of or fighting fires, or inspecting property for fire hazards, or any part or combination thereof. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • FLOWER SEED: The seeds of all plants grown for ornamental purposes, either for domestic or commercial purposes, and which are generally known and sold under the name of flower seed in this state. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • 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
  • FOOD SALES ESTABLISHMENT: Retail and wholesale stores and places of business, and similar establishments, mobile or permanent, engaged in the sale of food primarily for consumption off the premises. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • FOR ANY THING OF PECUNIARY VALUE: In exchange for, in return for, or for any consideration consisting of, whether wholly or partly:

    a. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1

  • 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
  • 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.
  • fund: The Judicial Retirement Fund provided for in Chapter 18 of this title. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • fund: The assets of the plan held in trust by the board pursuant to Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • GARBAGE DISPOSAL: Garbage and rubbish containing garbage shall be disposed of by sanitary landfill, approved incineration, composting, or by other means now available or which may later become available as approved by the governing body. See Alabama Code 45-43-170.03
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • GAS SYSTEM: Facilities for the manufacture, conditioning, transmission and distribution, or any thereof, of manufactured or natural gas, together with all appurtenances to such facilities. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • GENITAL NUDITY: The showing of the human male or female genitals or pubic area. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • germination: The percentage of seeds capable of producing normal seedlings under ordinarily favorable conditions (not including seeds which produce weak, malformed or obviously abnormal sprouts nor hard seeds). See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission in which the legislative powers of the county are vested. See Alabama Code 11-20-1
  • GOVERNING BODY: The commission of the county. See Alabama Code 11-20-30
  • GOVERNING BODY: In the case of a county, the county commission exercising the legislative functions of the county and, in the case of a municipality, the board of commissioners, the mayor and council or other similar body exercising the legislative functions of the municipality. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • GOVERNING BODY: The chief legislative body of a governmental unit. See Alabama Code 11-85-20
  • GOVERNING BODY: The chief legislative body of a governmental unit. See Alabama Code 11-85-50
  • GOVERNING BODY: 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 11-89-1
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • Governing body: means , with respect to the city, its city council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • GOVERNMENT SECURITIES: Any bonds or other obligations which as to principal and interest constitute direct obligations of, or are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America, including obligations of any federal agency to the extent such obligations are unconditionally guaranteed by the United States of America and any certificates or any other evidences of an ownership interest in such obligations of, or unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America or in specified portions thereof, which may consist of the principal thereof or the interest thereon. See Alabama Code 2-5A-30
  • GOVERNMENTAL UNIT: Counties and municipalities. See Alabama Code 11-85-20
  • GOVERNMENTAL UNIT: Counties and municipalities. See Alabama Code 11-85-50
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • grantee: The several existing regional planning and development commissions, as provided for in Sections 11-85-50 to 11-85-73, inclusive. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT: The empty weight of the truck or truck tractor, plus the heaviest load to be carried and, in the case of combinations, the empty weight of the heaviest trailer with which the power unit shall be placed in combination, plus the heaviest load to be carried. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • grower: Any person, business entity, or cooperative licensed to grow industrial hemp by the department or an institution of higher education pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 2-8-381
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • HARD SEEDS: The percentage of seeds which because of hardness or impermeability do not absorb moisture or germinate under prescribed tests but remain hard during the period prescribed for germination of the kind of seed concerned. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • HARMFUL TO MINORS: The term means:

    a. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1

  • haulage: Trucks or other vehicles engaged in the business of hauling garbage and rubbish which use public roads shall be so covered, secured, or sealed that there will be no loss during haulage to cause littering of county or municipal roads, streets, and highways, or cause a nuisance or hazard to the public health. See Alabama Code 45-43-170.03
  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: Any hazardous or toxic material or substance defined, listed, or regulated under environmental laws and, without restricting the generality thereof, shall include oil, gas, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and petroleum products in whatever form they may exist. See Alabama Code 45-52-251.01
  • 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 27-55-2
  • 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 27-57-1
  • HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN: Any individual or group plan, employee welfare benefit plan, policy, or contract for health care services issued, delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state by a health care insurer, health maintenance organization, accident and sickness insurer, fraternal benefit society, nonprofit hospital service corporation, nonprofit medical service corporation, health care service plan, or any other person, firm, corporation, joint venture, or other similar business entity that pays for insureds or beneficiaries in this state. See Alabama Code 27-58-1
  • HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN: Any individual or group plan, employee welfare benefit plan, policy, or contract for health care services issued, delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state by a health care insurer, health maintenance organization, accident and sickness insurer, fraternal benefit society, nonprofit hospital service corporation, nonprofit medical service corporation, health care service plan, or any other person, firm, corporation, joint venture, or other similar business entity that pays for insureds or beneficiaries in this state. See Alabama Code 27-59-1
  • HEALTH CARE FACILITY: Such term shall include public health centers; rehabilitation centers; skilled nursing facilities; intermediate care facilities; general and specialized hospitals, including tuberculosis, psychiatric, long-term care and other types of hospitals, and related facilities such as laboratories, outpatient departments and clinics and central service facilities operated in connection with hospitals; organized ambulatory health care facilities, such as family planning clinics, facilities for surgical treatment of patients not requiring hospitalization and facilities located in or apart from a hospital for the diagnosis or treatment of disease, excluding the offices of private physicians; hemodialysis units; hospice services; and home health agencies operated in connection with a hospital. See Alabama Code 22-4-2
  • 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 27-21A-1
  • 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 27-21A-1
  • HEALTH SERVICE AREA: A geographical area designated by the Governor as being appropriate for effective planning and development of health services. See Alabama Code 22-4-2
  • HEALTH SYSTEMS AGENCY: An entity which is organized and operated under the provisions of Title XV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U. See Alabama Code 22-4-2
  • 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 rules of the board. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • heliport: An airport designed primarily for use by helicopters. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • heliport: An airport designed primarily for use by helicopters. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • HEMP PRODUCTS: Any and all products made from industrial hemp, including, but not limited to, cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paper, particleboard, plastics, seed, seed meal and seed oil for consumption, and seed for cultivation if the seeds originate from industrial hemp varieties. See Alabama Code 2-8-381
  • HIGHLY COMPENSATED EMPLOYEE: An individual described in Section 414(q) of the code. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Home state: means :

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

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

    (3) With respect to a foreign bank, the state determined to be the home state of such foreign bank under 12 U. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21

  • Home state regulator: means , with respect to an out-of-state state bank, the bank supervisory agency of the state in which such bank is chartered. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • host: Any plant or plant product upon which the boll weevil is dependent for completion of any portion of its life cycle. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • Host state: means a state, other than the home state of a bank, in which the bank maintains, or seeks to establish and maintain, a branch. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • 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
  • HYBRID SEED CORN: The first generation seed of a cross produced by controlling the pollination and by combining two, three or four inbred lines or by combining one inbred line or a single cross with an open-pollinated variety. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • 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.
  • import: To bring or cause to be brought into the State of Alabama from outside of the state. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • importer: Any person, association, or corporation engaged in importing alcoholic beverages, liquor, wine, or beer, manufactured outside of the United States of America into this state or for sale or distribution in this state, or to the board or to a licensee of the board. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • improvement: Any sanitary sewage treatment or sewage disposal plant or any sanitary sewer, including mains, laterals, trunk lines, collector lines, outfall lines, force mains, and appurtenant facilities. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • incorporators: The natural persons filing a written application for the incorporation or reincorporation of an authority pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • Incorporators: means the persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this part. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • 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
  • indenture: A mortgage, an indenture of mortgage, deed of trust, trust agreement or trust indenture executed by the authority as security for bonds. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • indenture: A mortgage, an indenture of mortgage, deed of trust, trust agreement or trust indenture executed by the authority as security for bonds. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: An individual to whom an employer is required to issue a 1099 tax form under federal law. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • industrial: When used with reference to a waterworks system, a waterworks system designed to supply or distribute water primarily for use other than human consumption. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • INDUSTRIAL 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 28-5-1
  • 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 28-5-1
  • INERT MATTER: All matter not seeds, including, among others, broken seeds, sterile florets, chaff, fungus bodies and stones, etc. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • INFANT FORMULA: A food which purports to be or is represented for special dietary use solely as a food for infants by reason of its simulation of human milk or its suitability as a complete or partial substitute for human milk. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • infestation: The actual presence of plant pests and/or noxious weeds or the existence of circumstances that make it reasonable to believe plant pests and/or noxious weeds are present. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • infested: Actually infested with a boll weevil or so exposed to infestation that it would be reasonable to believe that an infestation exists. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • institute: The Alabama Local Government Training Institute. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION: A postsecondary institution, as defined in 20 U. See Alabama Code 2-8-381
  • INSTITUTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES: The health services provided through health care institutions. See Alabama Code 22-4-2
  • insurer: Every insurer authorized in this state to issue contracts of accident and sickness insurance. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • 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 27-21B-2
  • 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 27-55-2
  • INTAKE FACILITY: Any structure or facility by which untreated water is taken from any source water by any public water system for treatment and subsequent use or consumption by members of the public of Morgan County, for drinking or other purposes, including fire protection and sanitary sewer operations. See Alabama Code 45-52-251.01
  • 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.
  • Interstate merger transaction: means :

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

    (2) The purchase of all or substantially all of the assets, including all or substantially all of the branches, of a bank whose home state is different from the home state of the acquiring bank. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21

  • 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 resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • JUDICIAL OFFICER: Any supreme court, appellate court, circuit court, district court, or municipal court judge or any magistrate of any court in this state. See Alabama Code 15-13-101
  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • keg: A pressurized factory sealed container with a capacity equal to or greater than five U. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • kind: One or more related species or subspecies which singly or collectively are known by one common name, for example, wheat, oat, vetch, sweet clover, cabbage, cauliflower, etc. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • knowingly: The term means knowingly, as defined by Section 13A-2-2(2), doing an act involving a material when the person knows the nature of the material. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • label: A display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • labeling: All labels and other written, printed or graphic representations in any form whatsoever accompanying and pertaining to any seed, whether in bulk or in containers, and such term includes invoices and other bills of shipment. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • 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.
  • 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
  • LEASE AGREEMENT: Any agreement of lease covering all or any part of the properties comprising the Alabama Agricultural Center, including the coliseum and any facilities necessary in connection therewith, which may be made between the board and the corporation pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 2-6-50
  • leave: A period of absence from work during which the member is entitled to a leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and its regulations (i) in order to care for the member's child following the birth of the child, (ii) because of the placement of a child with the member for adoption or foster care, (iii) because of a serious health condition that makes the member unable to perform his or her duties as a uniformed officer, or (iv) for purposes of caring for his or her child, spouse, or parent having a serious health condition. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • 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).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: The dollar sum that the parties have by the covered contract fixed or assessed as damages to be paid as compensation for a breach of contract. See Alabama Code 8-1-221
  • liquor: Any alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, or other alcoholic beverage, or combination of liquors and mixed liquor, a part of which is spirituous, fermented, vinous, or otherwise alcoholic, and all drinks or drinkable liquids, preparations, or mixtures intended for beverage purposes, which contain one-half of one percent or more of alcohol by volume, except beer and table wine. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • LIQUOR STORE: A liquor store operated by the board, where alcoholic beverages other than beer are authorized to be sold in unopened containers. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • livestock: 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: Any animal maintained in captivity for any reason. See Alabama Code 2-15-150
  • 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: as used in this division shall mean livestock markets which are subject to the requirements of Division 1 of this article. See Alabama Code 2-15-90
  • 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
  • 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 2-26-1
  • 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
  • MARKET FACILITY: Any facility for the inspection, grading, standardization, classification, refrigeration, dehydration, canning, packing, processing, cold storage and marketing of agricultural and kindred products permitted to be acquired and constructed by the Board of Agriculture and Industries pursuant to Section 2-3-20. See Alabama Code 2-6-70
  • MASCULINE GENDER: Comprehends all other genders. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • material: Any book, magazine, newspaper, printed or written matter, writing, description, picture, drawing, animation, photograph, motion picture, film, video tape, pictorial representation, depiction, image, electrical or electronic reproduction, broadcast, transmission, telephone communication, sound recording, article, device, equipment, matter, oral communication, live performance, or dance. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • materials: Infected barns or other infected structures or parts thereof and farm products, clothing, straw, hay or other feed for animals and other articles stored or contained in or adjacent to such barns or other structures. See Alabama Code 2-15-150
  • mead: An alcoholic beverage produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water with grain mash and containing not more than 18 percent alcohol by volume. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • meal: A diversified selection of food some of which is not susceptible of being consumed in the absence of at least some articles of tableware and which cannot be conveniently consumed while one is standing or walking about. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • 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
  • MEDICAL BOARD: The board of physicians provided for in Section 36-27-23. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • MEDICAL FACILITIES PLAN: A plan, prepared by the State Board of Health with the advice and consultation of the Statewide Health Coordinating Council, which shall consider the medical facilities plans of the health systems agencies, and which shall establish an integrated and interrelated system of health care facilities which shall have as its objective the provision of readily accessible health care in all parts of the state. See Alabama Code 22-4-2
  • member: Any district attorney included in membership of the plan. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • 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
  • member: Any person included in the membership of the plan, as provided in Subpart 2. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • MEMBERSHIP SERVICE: Service as a district attorney on account of which contributions are made. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • MERIT EMPLOYEE: Any employee who has completed his or her six months of probationary employment. See Alabama Code 45-48-121
  • minor: Any unmarried person under the age of 18 years. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • 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
  • 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
  • mixture: Seed consisting of more than one kind or variety, each present in excess of 5 percent of the whole. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • modification: A child custody determination that changes, replaces, supersedes, or is otherwise made after a previous determination concerning the same child, whether or not it is made by the court that made the previous determination. See Alabama Code 30-3-161
  • month: The calendar month. See Alabama Code 45-52-244
  • month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • mortgage: A mortgage or a mortgage and deed of trust. See Alabama Code 11-20-1
  • mortgage: A mortgage or a mortgage and deed of trust or a trust indenture. See Alabama Code 11-20-30
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • municipality: Any municipal corporation wholly or partially within the county of incorporation. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • municipality: Such term shall include cities and towns. See Alabama Code 11-85-20
  • municipality: Cities or towns. See Alabama Code 11-85-50
  • municipality: Any 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 11-89-1
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • municipality: Any of the incorporated municipal corporations of the state, whether classified as city or town. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • municipality: A municipal corporation in the state. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • 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 11-89-1
  • NEW TERRITORY: Any territory added, by amendment to the certificate of incorporation of an authority, to the area or areas in which that authority is authorized to render water service, fire protection service, sewer service or any thereof. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • NONCRIMINAL DISPOSITION: The dismissal of a criminal charge without prejudice to the state to reinstate criminal proceedings on motion of the district attorney as herein provided. See Alabama Code 45-51-82.20
  • NOXIOUS WEED: Any living stage, including, but not limited to, seeds and productive parts of a parasitic or other plant of a kind, or subdivision of a kind, which may be a serious agricultural threat in Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • nursery: Any grounds or premises on or in which nursery stock is grown or propagated for sale or distribution. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • NURSERY STOCK: All plants, trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, grafts, scions and buds grown or kept for or capable of propagation, distribution or sale, unless specifically excluded by the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • nurseryman: Any person engaged in the production of nursery stock for sale or distribution to include any person who obtains nursery stock for the purpose of growing it to a more mature size over a period of one growing season or more. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • obligations: Bonds, warrants, certificates of indebtedness and notes of a unit, including bonds, warrants, certificates and notes that are general obligations of the issuing unit and those that are payable solely from a specified source. See Alabama Code 11-81-220
  • obscene: The term means that:

    a. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1

  • 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
  • OPEN-DATE STATEMENT: The terms "Sell By"; "Freeze By"; "Sell or Freeze By"; "Not to be Sold After"; "Best if Used By"; "Expiration"; or other terms as defined by rules or regulations; or a date without additional words shall be considered an open-date statement. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • ORGANIZING SUBDIVISION: With respect to any unit, each municipality or county which may have granted authorization or made determinations respecting the incorporation of the unit or the governing body of which may have granted such authorization or made such determinations and, in the case of a board of education, the county or city with respect to which such board of education is organized. See Alabama Code 11-81-220
  • OTHER CROP SEED: The seed of all kinds or varieties of agricultural or vegetable seeds not of the kind or variety declared on the label or tag. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • OTHER FACILITY: Any land, right in land, building, structure, machinery, equipment or facility useful for or in connection with any housing or residential project or facility, or any educational project or facility, or any stadium, coliseum, fair ground, exhibition or athletic building or any other recreational facility, or any manufacturing, commercial, research or related facility for the promotion or development of industry or trade or any one or more or all of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • OUT-OF-DATE: Any article with a label containing an open-date statement with a date affixed thereto which has passed. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • Out-of-state bank: means a bank whose home state is a state other than Alabama. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Out-of-state state bank: means a bank chartered under the laws of any state other than Alabama. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • OWNERSHIP INTEREST: An owner's interest in an entity. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality named in the articles that elects to participate in the incorporation or reincorporation of the authority. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • PECUNIARY DAMAGES: All special damages which a person shall recover against the defendant in a civil action arising out of the facts or events constituting the defendant's criminal activities; the term shall include, but not be limited to the money or other equivalent of property taken, broken, destroyed, or otherwise used or harmed and losses such as travel, medical, dental or burial expenses and wages including but not limited to wages lost as a result of court appearances. See Alabama Code 15-18-66
  • pension: Payments for life derived from money provided by the employer. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • permit: A document issued or authorized by the commissioner to provide for the movement of regulated articles to restricted designations for limited handling, utilization, or processing. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • 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 Government National Mortgage Association and participation certificates of 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 Corporation 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 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 clauses (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 Corporation for structured financings; (vii) repurchase agreements for obligations of the type specified in clauses (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 prefected security interest in such obligations, and which meet the greater of 100 percent collateralization or the "AA" collateral levels established by Standard & Poor's Corporation 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 Corporation and at least "Aa" by Moody's Investors Service. See Alabama Code 2-5A-30
  • permittee: The person, firm, or corporation to whom the permit provided for in this chapter is issued. See Alabama Code 28-5-1
  • person: An individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government, government subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Alabama Code 8-1-221
  • person: Any natural or artificial person including, but not limited to, individuals, partnerships, associations, trusts, or corporations. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • person: Any individual and, except where inappropriate, any partnership, firm, association, corporation or other legal entity. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • person: An individual, including the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual, or an entity, 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: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, any person, including, without limitation, a private firm, a private association, a corporation, and a public person. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • 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 11-89-1
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • person: An individual, partnership, corporation, or association or any combination thereof. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • person: Such term shall include individuals, firms, partnerships and associations. See Alabama Code 2-10-50
  • 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
  • person: An individual, association, partnership, corporation or other private entity. See Alabama Code 2-19-100
  • person: Any individual, corporation, company, society, or association, or other business entity. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • person: Any natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, receiver, trust, estate, or other entity, or any other group or combination of any thereof acting as a unit. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • person: A human being, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, or other entity established by law, and/or a government or a governmental instrumentality, including, but not limited to, the State of Alabama or any political subdivision thereof. See Alabama Code 15-14-52
  • person: Any individual, corporation, company, society, association or other business entity. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • person: An individual, partnership, corporation, company, society, association or agency. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • PERSON ACTING AS A PARENT: A person, other than a parent, who has physical custody of the child or has had physical custody for a period of six consecutive months, including any temporary absence, within one year immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding and has been awarded legal custody by a court or claims a right to legal custody under the law of this state. See Alabama Code 30-3-161
  • PERSON ENTITLED TO CUSTODY OR VISITATION: A person so entitled to physical custody of a child as defined by Sections 30-3-1 through 30-3-4. See Alabama Code 30-3-161
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • PHYSICAL CUSTODY: The physical care and supervision of a child. See Alabama Code 30-3-161
  • places: Vessels, railroad cars, automobiles, aircraft, and other vehicles, buildings, docks, nurseries, orchards and other premises where plants or plant products are grown, kept or handled. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • plan: The District Attorneys' Plan provided for in Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • plan: The City of Mobile, Alabama, Police and Firefighters Retirement Plan, as provided for in this part. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • PLAN OF CONVERSION: That written document containing all the information and meeting the requirements as set forth in Section 5-7A-62(1). See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • PLAN YEAR: The 12-month period beginning on any October 1. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • PLANT PEST: Any living stage of any insects, mites, nematodes, slugs, snails, protozoa, or other invertebrate animals, bacteria, fungi, other parasitic plants or reproductive parts thereof, or viruses, or any organisms similar to or allied with any of the foregoing, or any infectious substances which can directly or indirectly injure or cause disease or damage in any plants or parts thereof or any processed, manufactured, or other products of plants and which may be a serious agricultural or horticultural threat in Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-25-1
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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.
  • 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 27-55-2
  • 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 27-57-1
  • 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
  • POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD: A food that is natural or synthetic and that requires temperature control because it is in a form capable of supporting rapid and progressive growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms or the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum or the growth of Salmonella Enteritidis. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • 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.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • premises: Any building, structure or portion thereof designated as a historic building and site as defined in Section 40-8-1, or located in a registered historic district or located in any economically distressed area designated as suitable by the municipal or county governing body, in which is located the operations of a brewpub. See Alabama Code 28-4A-2
  • PREPROSECUTION OR PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION: The imposition of conditions of behavior and conduct by the district attorney upon defendants charged with certain criminal offenses for a specified period of time prior to the formal prosecution or indictment. See Alabama Code 45-51-82.20
  • 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 OFFICE: The office, in or out of this state, where the principal executive office, whether referred to as the principal executive office, chief executive office, or otherwise, of an entity is located. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • 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 11-89-1
  • Principal office: means the place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws and the minutes of the proceedings of the board of the authority are kept. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE OF A CHILD: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 30-3-161

  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • PROBATE JUDGE: The judge of probate of the county of incorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • 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.
  • processing: The passing of seed through a cleaning machine for the purpose of removing some constituent or through a blending machine or grinding of the seed for other uses. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • produce: Create, make, write, film, produce, reproduce, direct, or stage. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • 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 OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Such term shall include fishing activities and the harvesting of aquatic and seafood products as well as the production of other agricultural or farm products hereinabove defined in subdivision (1) of this section. See Alabama Code 2-10-50
  • PROFESSIONAL BAIL COMPANY: A person, individual proprietor, partnership, corporation, or other entity, other than a professional surety company, that furnishes bail or becomes surety for a person on an appearance bond and does so for a valuable consideration. See Alabama Code 15-13-101
  • PROFESSIONAL BONDSMAN: An individual person or agent employed by a professional surety company or professional bail company to solicit and execute appearance bonds or actively seek bail bond business for or on behalf of a professional surety company or a professional bail company. See Alabama Code 15-13-101
  • PROFESSIONAL SURETY COMPANY: An insurance company, domestic or foreign corporation, or association engaged in the business of insurance, or a surety with a bail line of insurance to which has been issued a certificate of authority or certificate of compliance by the Alabama Department of Insurance to execute appearance bonds or bail bonds in criminal cases in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 15-13-101
  • project: Any land and any building or other improvement thereon and all real and personal properties deemed necessary in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, which shall be suitable for use by the following or by any combination of two or more thereof:

    a. See Alabama Code 11-20-1

  • project: Any land and any building or other improvement thereon and all real and personal properties deemed necessary in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, which shall be suitable for use by the following or by any combination of two or more thereof:

    a. See Alabama Code 11-20-30

  • project: Any land and any buildings or other improvements thereon, and all real, personal, and mixed properties deemed by an authority to be necessary or appropriate in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, which shall be suitable for road improvement purposes. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • Project: means interests in land, buildings, structures, facilities, or other improvements located or to be located within the downtown development area, and any fixtures, machinery, equipment, furniture, or other property of any nature whatsoever used on, in, or in connection with any such land, interest in land, building, structure, facility, or other improvement, all for the essential public purpose of the development of trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities in downtown development area. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • PROMOTIONAL REGISTER: Typewritten lists containing the names of those classified employees, presently assigned, who have successfully passed mental tests for promotion to higher positions within the classified service and which names are listed in the order of final grades attained on such tests from the highest grade attained to the lowest grade attained. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • property: Only land which has been subdivided and platted. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION: The power of the district attorney, prior to indictment, to consider all circumstances of criminal proceedings and to determine whether any legal action is to be taken and if so taken, of what kind and degree and to what conclusion. See Alabama Code 45-51-82.20
  • provider: Any physician, hospital, or other person which is licensed or otherwise authorized in this state to furnish health care services. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • PUBLIC CORPORATION: Any public corporation organized under the laws of the state. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • Public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • 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, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION FACILITY: A fire protection facility which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • PUBLIC HATCHERY: Any establishment that regularly artificially hatches and sells or offers for sale to the public baby chicks or the young of any domestic fowl under six weeks of age or hatching eggs or that does custom hatching. See Alabama Code 2-16-1
  • PUBLIC HEARING: A meeting of the board open to the public, where any citizen, taxpayer, or other interested party may appear and be heard, subject to the duly adopted rules and regulations. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • PUBLIC PERSON: The state and any county, municipal corporation, agency, subdivision thereof, instrumentality thereof, or similar person. See Alabama Code 11-81-260
  • PUBLIC RECORD: A record which the members of the public shall have the right to inspect, within reason and during ordinary business hours. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • PUBLIC 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, a cooperative, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • PUBLIC SEWER SYSTEM: A sewer system which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • PUBLIC 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, a cooperative, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM: A water system which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM: Any water supply system operated by any municipality in Morgan County, or any public board, authority, or agency that provides drinking water for human consumption or other purposes to residents of Morgan County. See Alabama Code 45-52-251.01
  • 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
  • PURE SEED: The seed of the kind or kind and variety of agricultural, tree, shrub or vegetable seed declared on the label or tag. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS: Specifications for assessing and improving the quality of care provided by the integrated care networks. See Alabama Code 22-6-220
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • recklessly: The term means recklessly, as defined by Section 13A-2-2(3), doing an act involving a material when the person knows the nature of the material. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • REFUNDING BONDS: Those refunding bonds issued under and pursuant to Section 2-5A-35. See Alabama Code 2-5A-30
  • region: All the geographical area contained within the aggregate territorial limits of all governmental units participating in the establishment of a region for planning as provided in this article. See Alabama Code 11-85-20
  • region: All the geographical area contained within the aggregate territorial limits of all governmental units participating in a regional planning and development commission as provided in this article. See Alabama Code 11-85-50
  • REGIONAL CARE ORGANIZATION: An organization of health care providers that contracts with the Medicaid Agency to provide a comprehensive package of Medicaid benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries in a defined region of the state. See Alabama Code 22-6-220
  • REGULAR INTEREST: Interest compounded annually at the rate determined by the Board of Control. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • REGULATED ARTICLE: Any article of any character carrying or capable of carrying the boll weevil, including but not limited to, cotton plants, seed cotton, other hosts, gin trash, and mechanical cotton pickers. See Alabama Code 2-19-121
  • 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.
  • RENTAL PASSENGER VEHICLE: An automotive vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers and used primarily for the transportation of persons on public roads and highways that is rented or leased without a driver, regardless of where such vehicle is licensed. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • RENTAL REVENUE: The value proceeding or accruing from the lessee or renter in each transaction involving the leasing or renting of tangible personal property, not including any license, privilege, or excise tax passed on to a lessee or renter by a lessor or vendor, without any deduction on account of the cost of the property so leased or rented, the cost of materials used, labor or service cost, interest paid, or any other expenses whatsoever, part of any person claiming an exemption under subdivision (4) of Section 45-51-243. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • RENTAL TAX: The privilege, license, or excise tax authorized by this part. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • RENTAL TRUCK: An automotive vehicle designed primarily for the transportation on public roads and highways of property in or upon its own structure and having a gross vehicle weight under 26,000 pounds, including, without limitation, an automotive vehicle commonly known as a pickup or pickup truck, that is rented or leased without a driver, regardless of where such vehicle is licensed. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • RESORT AREA: An area located outside the corporate limits of any municipality in which the primary use of the majority of the real property is for recreational pursuits or those associated with relaxation, avocation, or pleasure, including vacation homes and facilities and commercial amusement or recreational establishments providing such facilities or goods or services with respect thereto. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • 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: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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
  • RESULTING BANK: The state chartered bank that results from conversion of a savings institution to a state chartered bank pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • Resulting bank: means a bank that has resulted from an interstate merger transaction under this article. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • 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
  • retirement: Withdrawal from active service with a retirement allowance or optional benefit in lieu thereof granted under this division. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE: The sum of the annuity and the pension. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • RETIREMENT SYSTEM: The Employees' Retirement System of Alabama as defined in Section 36-27-2. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS: The monies provided by the sale of the bonds pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • 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
  • roster: A typewritten list showing the names of persons employed in the classified service by departments and the position occupied by each employee concerned. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • 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
  • SADO-MASOCHISTIC ABUSE: The term means:

    a. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1

  • SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM: Facilities for the collection, transmission, treatment and disposal of sewage, together with all appurtenances to any such facilities. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • SAVINGS INSTITUTION: A savings and loan association or savings bank organized under the laws of this state or organized under the laws of the United States and having its principal place of business in this state, whether a "capital stock saving institution" which is authorized to issue capital stock, or a "mutual savings institution" shares of which are owned by its members. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • SCHEDULE OF CHARGES: A statement of the method used by a health maintenance organization to establish rates. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • SCREENING FOR THE EARLY DETECTION OF PROSTATE CANCER: At a minimum, a prostate-specific antigen blood test and a digital rectal examination. See Alabama Code 27-58-1
  • securities: When used with reference to debt instruments to be issued by the corporation, shall mean and include notes, bonds and other forms of indebtedness. See Alabama Code 2-6-70
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • service: Service recognized in accordance with Subpart 3 for purposes of determining a member's eligibility for a benefit under the plan and the amount of that benefit. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • SERVICE 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 11-89-1
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which an authority is authorized by its certificate of incorporation or any amendment thereto to render water service, fire protection service, sewer service or any thereof, which area may include not only territory located outside the boundaries of any municipality but also territory located within the boundaries of one or more municipalities. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • 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 11-89-1
  • SEWER SERVICE: All services involved in collecting, transporting, treating, and disposing of sanitary sewage and the performing of all functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a sewer system. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • SEWER SYSTEM: A sanitary sewer system, including mains, laterals, sewage disposal plants and sewage treatment plants and all appurtenances to such a system and all properties, rights, easements and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the district for use in rendering sewer services. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • SEWER SYSTEM: A sanitary sewer system, including mains, laterals, sewage disposal plants, and sewage treatment plants and all appurtenances to such a system and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering sewer services. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • SEXUAL CONDUCT: The term means:

    a. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1

  • SEXUAL INTERCOURSE: Intercourse, whether genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, and whether between persons of the same or opposite sex or between a human and an animal. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • SHEEP OR GOAT PRODUCER: Any person residing in Alabama, any Alabama corporation, or Alabama legal business entity that owns or has a financial investment in sheep or goats located in Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-8-310
  • shoals: The geographic region of the State of Alabama comprising the Counties of Colbert and Lauderdale. See Alabama Code 45-39-92
  • SOLID WASTE OFFICER: Any county official or county employee designated by the county commission to exercise the authority and perform the duties delegated by this article to such official. See Alabama Code 45-43-170.03
  • 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 11-89-1
  • SOURCE WATER: Any water source, including any river or stream, from which water is drawn either periodically or continuously, by any municipality in Morgan County, which following treatment is piped for human use or consumption. See Alabama Code 45-52-251.01
  • SOURCE WATER PROTECTION AREA: Includes the following areas in Morgan County:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-52-251.01

  • special corporation: shall mean any corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 11-89-31
  • STANDARD OF PURITY OR QUALITY: The standard of purity and quality fixed by the State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 20-1-50
  • STANDARD OF PURITY OR QUALITY: The standards of purity for food products promulgated by the State Board of Agriculture and Industries and by statutes of this state. See Alabama Code 20-1-20
  • 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: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-85-100
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-89-1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-6-70
  • State: means the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-8A-20.01
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 4-3-1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 4-3-40
  • state: The State of Alabama and any department, board, bureau, commission, or other agency thereof. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • State: means any state, territory, or other possession of the United States, including the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • STATE BOARD OF HEALTH: The statutory agency of the State of Alabama operative in the field of general health matters and performing the duties and exercising the powers as set forth in the statutory provisions relating thereto. See Alabama Code 22-4-2
  • STATE CHARTERED BANK: A bank the same as if such bank were incorporated, chartered and permitted to do business, all as provided in Section 5-5A-1 et seq. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • STATE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE: The Alabama Department of Revenue, or any such successor agency commissioned by the Legislature to administer the state rental tax. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • STATE HEALTH OFFICER: The executive officer of the State Department of Public Health. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • STATE HEALTH PLAN: A comprehensive plan, prepared by the State Board of Health and approved or disapproved by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council and which shall include the health systems plans developed by the health systems agencies, for the development of health programs and resources to assure that quality health services will be available and accessible in a manner which assures continuity of care, at reasonable cost, for all residents of the state. See Alabama Code 22-4-2
  • STATE RENTAL TAX: The tax levied by Article 4 of Chapter 12 of Title 40, commencing with Section 40-12-220. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • STATE SALES TAX: The tax imposed by the state sales tax statutes. See Alabama Code 45-52-244
  • STATE SALES TAX STATUTES: Sections 40-23-1, 40-23-2, 40-23-3, and 40-23-4, as amended, which levy a certain retail sales tax, and include all statutes, including amendments to those sections, which expressly set forth any exemptions from the computations of the tax levied by those sections and all other statutes which expressly apply to, or purport to affect, the administration of those sections and the incidence and collection of the tax imposed therein. See Alabama Code 45-52-244
  • statement: Spoken words, remarks, comments, publications, opinions, and other expressions delivered orally, in writing, or through websites, blogs, postings to the Internet, emails, texts, or by other electronic means, whether done publicly or privately in one's own name, anonymously, or through the use of a pseudonym. See Alabama Code 8-1-221
  • STATEWIDE HEALTH COORDINATING COUNCIL: The advisory council established pursuant to this article which shall advise the State Board of Health on matters relating to health planning and resource development. See Alabama Code 22-4-2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • STORAGE FACILITY: Includes the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-52-251.01

  • 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 1-1-1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • superintendent: The Superintendent of Banks for the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of Banks then in office and, where appropriate, all of his or her successors and predecessors in office. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • SUPERNUMERARY DISTRICT ATTORNEY: A supernumerary district attorney who has elected to come under the provisions and requirements of Division 2 of this article. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • 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 11-89-1
  • TABLE WINE: Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, any wine containing not more than 24 percent alcohol by volume. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY: Personal property which may be seen, weighed, measured, felt, or touched, or is in any other manner perceptible to the senses. See Alabama Code 45-51-243.01
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • tests: Written, oral, or other methods of evaluation established by the board or director, to determine the merit, aptitude, knowledge of the job, and general qualifications, other than physical, of applicants to fill initial positions within the classified service, or for the promotion of those classified employees presently assigned to higher positions within the classified service, or for the purpose of reclassification or transfer of such employees into new or existing positions within the classified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • TREE AND SHRUB SEED: The seeds of woody plants commonly known and sold as tree or shrub seeds in this state. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • 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
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • UNCERTIFICATED OWNERSHIP INTEREST: An ownership interest in a domestic entity that is not represented by a certificate. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • UNCOVERED EXPENDITURES: The costs of health care services that are covered by a health maintenance organization, for which an enrollee would also be liable in the event of the organization's insolvency. See Alabama Code 27-21A-1
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • UNIFORMED OFFICER: A person employed by the city's police department or fire department as a police officer or firefighter, as the case may be, who (i) is certified as a police officer or firefighter by the State of Alabama, (ii) is in training to be certified by the State of Alabama as a police officer or firefighter, (iii) is employed by the city's police department or fire department other than as a certified police officer or firefighter and who was a participant in the plan immediately preceding October 1, 1997, or (iv) is in the police or fire cadet program. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • unit: Any public corporation organized in this state pursuant to authorization or determination by any municipality or municipalities or county or counties or a municipality and a county or by any combination of municipalities and counties or by the governing body of any one or more thereof and shall include also any county board of education and any city board of education. See Alabama Code 11-81-220
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • variety: A subdivision of a kind which is characterized by growth, plant, fruit, seed, period of maturation or other characters by which it can be differentiated from other sorts of the same kind, for example, Redhart wheat, Flat Dutch cabbage, Otootan soybeans, Chantenay carrot, etc. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • VEGETABLE SEED: The seeds of those crops which are grown in gardens or on truck farms and are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable seeds in this state. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • victim: A person who is a victim of the defendant's criminal offense. See Alabama Code 15-14-52
  • victim: Any person whom the court determines has suffered a direct or indirect pecuniary damage as a result of the defendant's criminal activities. See Alabama Code 15-18-66
  • 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."
  • 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 11-89-1
  • WATER SERVICE: The providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing of water and the performing of all of the functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a water system, including the provision of water to a fire protection authority to be used in the rendition of fire protection service. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • WATER SYSTEM: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, and other property, or any combination of any thereof, which are used or useful or capable of future use in providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing water, including but not limited to water supply systems, water distribution systems, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, aqueducts, pumping stations, standpipes, filtration plants, purification plants, meters, valves, and all necessary appurtenances and equipment, and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering water service. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • WATER 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 11-89-1
  • WATERWORKS SYSTEM: Facilities for the gathering, collecting, impounding, treatment, transmission and distribution, or any of them, of water for domestic use or for industrial use or both, together with all appurtenances to any such facilities. See Alabama Code 11-81-160
  • WATERWORKS SYSTEM: Facilities for the gathering, collecting, impounding, treatment, transmission and distribution or any of them of water for domestic use or for industrial use or both, together with all appurtenances to any such facilities and all property used or useful in connection with such facilities, including franchises. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • WEED SEEDS: The seeds, bulblets and tubers of all plants generally recognized as weeds within this state, including noxious weed seeds, bulblets and tubers. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • WET MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality in a dry county which by a majority of those voting voted in the affirmative in a municipal option election heretofore or hereafter held in accordance with the provisions of Act 84-408, Acts of Alabama 1984, appearing as Chapter 2A of this title, as amended, or any act hereafter enacted permitting municipal option election, or any municipality which became wet by vote of the governing body or by the voters of the municipality heretofore or hereafter held under the special method referendum provisions of Section 28-2-22, or as hereafter provided, where the county has become dry subsequent to the elected wet status of the municipality. See Alabama Code 28-3-1
  • Whips: Assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences. The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.
  • wholesaler: A person who distributes material for the purpose of resale or commercial distribution at retail. See Alabama Code 13A-12-200.1
  • 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
  • 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
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 1-1-1