§ 16-54-1 Name; powers generally
§ 16-54-2 Board of trustees
§ 16-54-3 Purpose; mission
§ 16-54-4 Degrees and diplomas
§ 16-54-5 President
§ 16-54-6 Faculty and staff
§ 16-54-7 Secretary of trustees and university
§ 16-54-8 Treasurer – Generally; bond
§ 16-54-9 Treasurer – Removal
§ 16-54-10 Records of transactions required
§ 16-54-11 Who may be admitted
§ 16-54-12 Property exempt from taxes; employees exempt from town license taxes
§ 16-54-13 Student assistants
§ 16-54-13.1 Employment, powers, and duties of university police officers
§ 16-54-13.2 Enforcement of fire protection and prevention laws, etc., by Fire Marshal
§ 16-54-14 Grants and rights preserved
§ 16-54-15 Condemnation of lands or interests therein
§ 16-54-16 Lease or disposal of lands, including lands received by federal grant; proceeds to be paid into restricted endowment
§ 16-54-17 Disposition of proceeds and income from sale or lease of nonfederally granted lands
§ 16-54-18 Fund previously generated by proceeds from lands dedicated to university to be deposited in Restricted Endowment Fund; provisions for payment of remaining principal over five-year-period; interest to be paid

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 16 > Chapter 54

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • association: The Elmore County Firefighters Association. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • 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
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • COMMERCIAL BUILDING: Any building that contains one or more separate business enterprises that purchase and display a business license applicable to the business enterprise. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • commission: The Elmore County Commission or other governing body of the county. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • county: Elmore County, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • department: Any volunteer fire department with which the Elmore County Firefighters Association may enter into agreements with respect to providing fire protection, fire prevention, and related services and facilities within the county. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • district: A fire fighting district established by the Elmore County Firefighters Association. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • dwelling: Any occupied or unoccupied building, structure, or other improvement to real property used or expected to be used as a dwelling for one or more persons, including specifically but not limited to the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02

  • 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
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • 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.
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • FIRE PROTECTION FEE: A fee for fire protection and emergency medical services levied by the commission pursuant to the authorizing amendment and this part. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • owner: A person owning one or more dwellings or commercial buildings. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • 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.
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • 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.
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608