§ 16-33C-1 Legislative intent
§ 16-33C-2 Short title
§ 16-33C-2.1 Creation and administration of plan
§ 16-33C-3 Definitions
§ 16-33C-4 Composition of ACES board
§ 16-33C-4.1 Composition of PACT board
§ 16-33C-4.2 Transition for PACT board
§ 16-33C-5 Powers of board
§ 16-33C-6 PACT Program generally
§ 16-33C-7 PACT contracts
§ 16-33C-8 Additional PACT duties of board
§ 16-33C-9 Dissolution of PACT Program
§ 16-33C-10 ACES Program generally
§ 16-33C-11 ACES savings agreements
§ 16-33C-12 Additional duties of Savings Board
§ 16-33C-13 Dissolution of ACES Program
§ 16-33C-14 Appropriations from the Education Trust Fund to the PACT Program
§ 16-33C-15 Appropriations from the Education Trust Fund to the PACT Trust Fund; purpose
§ 16-33C-16 Appropriations from the Education Trust Fund to the PACT Trust Fund
§ 16-33C-17 Charge of mandatory fees or tuition per credit hour
§ 16-33C-18 Limits on increase in mandatory fees and tuition
§ 16-33C-19 Changes to PACT rules, procedures, or policies
§ 16-33C-20 Certification that appropriations no longer necessary
§ 16-33C-21 Disposition of funds
§ 16-33C-22 Dissolution of PACT Program
§ 16-33C-23 Actuary deficits
§ 16-33C-24 ABLE Program generally
§ 16-33C-25 Administration of programs

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 16 > Chapter 33C

  • ABLE PROGRAM: The Achieving a Better Life Experience Program established pursuant to this chapter and defined in Section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or other applicable federal law, to assist individuals and families to save private funds to support individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence, and quality of life. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ABLE SAVINGS ACCOUNT: An individual ABLE trust fund account established by a contributor pursuant to this chapter to apply distributions from the account toward qualified disability expenses for an eligible designated beneficiary, both terms as defined in Section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or other applicable federal law. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ABLE TRUST FUND: The fiduciary trust fund established pursuant to this chapter comprised of separate and segregated ABLE savings accounts as established by savings agreements. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ACES ADMINISTRATIVE FUND: The ACES Administrative Fund created in Section 16-33C-10. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ACES PROGRAM: The Alabama College Education Savings Program, a qualified program established pursuant to this chapter and as defined in Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or other applicable federal law, to assist individuals and families to save funds for the purpose of meeting the qualified higher education expenses of the designated beneficiary. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ACES SAVINGS ACCOUNT: An individual ACES account held in the ACES Trust Fund established by a contributor pursuant to this chapter in order to apply distributions from the account toward qualified higher education expenses at eligible educational institutions for an eligible designated beneficiary, with terms as defined in Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or other applicable federal law. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • ACES TRUST FUND: The fiduciary trust fund created in Section 16-33C-10. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • APPOINTING AUTHORITY: The mayor and council shall appoint all department heads and the civil service board shall hire all other covered employees, as established by state law, city ordinance, or other legal requirement. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • 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
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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
  • board: The civil service board created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • board: The Tuscumbia Utilities Board, created pursuant to the enabling law, and includes its successors and assigns, if any, and any agency or instrumentality that may succeed to its functions. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • city: The City of Tuscumbia, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • CITY COUNCIL: The governing body of the City of Tuscumbia, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83
  • contributor: Any person who contributes money to an ACES Program savings account or an ABLE Program savings account established pursuant to this chapter on behalf of a designated beneficiary and who is listed as the owner of the savings account. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • demotion: The reassignment of a covered employee to a position of a lesser class involving less responsibility and less complex duties. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • DESIGNATED BENEFICIARY: The eligible individual named as the beneficiary of an ABLE savings account, ACES savings account, or PACT contract established pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • directors: The members of the Board of Directors of the Tuscumbia Utilities Board. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • ENABLING LAW: Act No. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83
  • 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
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • flsa: Fair Labor Standards Act. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Any individual designated by the city council as head of a major activity or department. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • legislature: The Legislature of Alabama. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • PACT ADMINISTRATIVE FUND: The PACT Administrative Fund created in subsection (c) of Section 16-33C-6. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • PACT BOARD: The board of directors and trustees of the PACT Trust Fund. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • PACT CONTRACT: A contract entered into by the board and a participant in the PACT Program. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • PACT PROGRAM: The Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program created in subsection (a) of Section 16-33C-6. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • PACT TRUST FUND: The fiduciary trust fund created in subsection (b) of Section 16-33C-6. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • PART-TIME EMPLOYEE: That category of service in which an individual is employed on an on-going basis but is normally scheduled to work less than 32 hours in the established workweek, or the equivalent hours for those public safety individuals who are assigned to work a work period in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • plan: The Wallace-Folsom Savings Investment Plan established pursuant to this chapter that consists of the PACT Program, the ACES Program, and the ABLE Program. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • PROBATIONARY STATUS: A condition of employment in which covered employees serve the completion of the established probationary period and the approval for regular status by the appointing authority. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • promotion: The reassignment of a covered employee to a higher job class involving a definite and defined increase in duties and responsibilities and a corresponding increase in remuneration. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • purchaser: A person who is obligated to make contract payments in accordance with a PACT contract entered into pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • reassignment: The promotion or demotion of a covered employee. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • REGULAR STATUS: A condition of employment that covered employees are afforded upon completion of the established probationary period and approval by the appointing authority. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • 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.
  • SAVINGS AGREEMENT: An agreement entered into between the Savings Board and a contributor establishing an ACES or ABLE savings account. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • SAVINGS BOARD: The Board of Directors of the ABLE Program and ACES Program, and trustees of the ABLE Trust Fund and ACES Trust Fund. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • STATE TREASURER: The State Treasurer of Alabama. See Alabama Code 16-33C-3
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT: The category of service in which individuals are employed in either full-time or part-time positions for a period of no more than 180 calendar days. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • WORK PERIOD: The work period or workweek established by the city council for employees of the city in compliance with the FLSA, and such adjustments and changes the city council, from time to time, may make in the work period or workweek for all or some departments and their employees. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01