Article 1 General Provisions 20-2-1 – 20-2-3
Article 2 Standards and Schedules 20-2-20 – 20-2-32
Article 3 Regulation of Manufacture and Distribution 20-2-50 – 20-2-58
Article 3A Assistants to Physcians Authority to Prescribe Controlled Substances 20-2-60 – 20-2-69
Article 4 Offenses and Penalties 20-2-71 – 20-2-78
Article 5 Enforcement 20-2-90 – 20-2-93
Article 6 Therapeutic Research 20-2-110 – 20-2-120
Article 7 Imitation Controlled Substances 20-2-140 – 20-2-144
Article 9 Precursor Chemicals 20-2-180 – 20-2-190.2
Article 10 Controlled Substances Prescription Database 20-2-210 – 20-2-220
Article 11 Prescribing of Certain Schedules of Controlled Substances by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives 20-2-250 – 20-2-259
Article 12 Limited Purpose Schedule II Permit 20-2-260
Article 13 Opioid Antagonist Administration 20-2-280 – 20-2-284

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 20 > Chapter 2

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

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-2

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

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-60

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

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-250

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • agent: An authorized person who acts on behalf of or at the direction of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • Alabama bank: means a bank whose home state is Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • Alabama state bank: means a bank chartered under the laws of Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • APPRENTICE ATHLETIC TRAINER: A person who assists in the duties usually performed by an athletic trainer and who works under the direct supervision of a licensed athletic trainer. See Alabama Code 20-2-189
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • ASSISTANT TO PHYSICIAN: Any person who is a graduate of an approved program, is licensed by the board, and is registered by the board to perform medical services under the supervision of a physician approved by the board to supervise an assistant to physician. See Alabama Code 20-2-60
  • ATHLETIC INJURY: An injury received by an athlete as a result of the preparation or participation of the athlete in an athletic activity. See Alabama Code 20-2-189
  • ATHLETIC TRAINER: A person licensed by the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers as an athletic trainer and who practices athletic training on an athlete under the direction or referral, or both, of a licensed physician after meeting the requirements of this chapter and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 20-2-189
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • authority: The Private Colleges and Universities Facilities Authority created by this chapter and any successor or successors thereto. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83.04
  • AVIATION GASOLINE: Motor fuel designed for use in the operation of aircraft other than jet aircraft, and sold or used for that purpose. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • Bank holding company: has the meaning set forth in 12 U. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • 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 12-21-203

  • 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.
  • board: The Alabama Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • board: The Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors. See Alabama Code 20-2-26
  • board: The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers. See Alabama Code 20-2-189
  • board: The Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • board: The Board of Medical Examiners of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 20-2-60
  • board: The Board of Medical Examiners of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 20-2-250
  • board: The civil service board created by this part. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • BOND FINANCING AGREEMENT: An agreement or other document relating to the sale or issuance of bonds including, but not limited to, a bond purchase agreement, a loan agreement, a refinancing agreement, or documents providing for bonds sold or issued on a competitive sale basis. See Alabama Code 45-17A-84
  • bonds: Bonds, bond anticipation notes, warrants, warrant anticipation notes, or indebtedness issued or entered into on behalf of the county or by the county commission for a term of at least three years or more. See Alabama Code 45-17A-84
  • brand: The trade name or other designation under which a particular petroleum product is sold, offered for sale, or otherwise identified. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • BULK TRANSFER: Any transfer of motor fuel from one location to another by pipeline tender or marine delivery within a bulk transfer/terminal system, including, but not limited to, the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20

  • CERTIFYING BOARDS: The State Board of Medical Examiners, the State Board of Health, the State Board of Pharmacy, the State Board of Dental Examiners, the State Board of Podiatry, and the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • city: The City of Tuscumbia, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • COLLABORATING PHYSICIAN: A doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy licensed to practice medicine in Alabama who agrees in writing to practice in collaboration with one or more certified registered nurse practitioners or certified nurse midwives in accordance with Title 34, Chapter 21, Article 5, and the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Nursing. See Alabama Code 20-2-250
  • commission: The Alabama Public Service Commission;

    (6) FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS. See Alabama Code 37-4-90

  • commissioner: The Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • 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.
  • 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 12-21-203
  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: A drug, substance, or immediate precursor in Schedules I through V of Article 2 of this chapter. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: The same as is defined in subdivision (5) of Section 20-2-2, as amended;

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

  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: A substance as defined in Section 20-2-2. See Alabama Code 20-2-141
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • COUNTERFEIT SUBSTANCE: Substances which, or the container or labeling of which, without authorization, bears the trademark, trade name, or other identifying mark, imprint, number, or device or any likeness thereof of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser other than the person who in fact manufactured, distributed, or dispensed the substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • 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.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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.
  • demotion: The reassignment of a covered employee to a position of a lesser class involving less responsibility and less complex duties. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • department: The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • 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.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • DIESEL FUEL: Any liquid that is advertised, offered for sale, or sold for use as or used as a motor fuel in a diesel-powered engine. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • director: The Executive Director of the Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors. See Alabama Code 20-2-26
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • dispense: To deliver a controlled substance to an ultimate user or research subject by or pursuant to the lawful order of a practitioner, including the prescribing, administering, packaging, labeling, or compounding necessary to prepare the substance for that delivery. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • dispenser: A practitioner who dispenses. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • distribute: To deliver other than by administering or dispensing a controlled substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • distribute: The actual, constructive, or attempted transfer, delivery, or dispensing to another of an imitation controlled substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-141
  • distributor: A person who distributes. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • DYED DIESEL FUEL: Diesel fuel that meets the dyeing and marking requirements of Section 4082, Title 26 of the United States Code. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • DYED KEROSENE: Kerosene that meets the dyeing and marking requirements of Section 4082, Title 26 of the United States Code. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING: Any job or project in the State of Alabama wherein the electrical contractor proposes to bid, install, maintain, alter, or repair any electric wiring devices or equipment. See Alabama Code 20-2-26
  • ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Any person, firm, or corporation who is engaged in the business of soliciting and installing electrical power or control systems; maintaining, altering, or repairing electrical power or control systems, any electrical wiring devices, equipment, or any other electrical apparatus. See Alabama Code 20-2-26
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • 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
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • gasoline: Any product commonly or commercially known as gasoline, regardless of classification, that is advertised, offered for sale, or sold for use as or used as motor fuel in an internal combustion engine, including gasohol and blended fuel which contains gasoline. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • GENERAL OBLIGATION INDEBTEDNESS: A bond financing agreement which, according to its terms, will be repaid from any funds at the disposal of the county commission. See Alabama Code 45-17A-84
  • GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES: Any expense incurred by a county in the general operation and function of the county. See Alabama Code 45-17A-84
  • geologist: A person who holds a degree in the geological sciences from an accredited college or university. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • GEOLOGIST-IN-TRAINING: A person who holds a degree in the geological sciences from an accredited college or university and who has successfully passed the part of the professional examination covering fundamental or academic geological subjects. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • geology: The science dealing with the earth and its history; its constituent rocks, minerals, liquids, gases, and other materials of which it is composed, and the study of the processes responsible for the development and change in the component parts of the earth, for the benefit of mankind. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • GOOD MORAL CHARACTER: Character that tends to ensure the faithful discharge of the professional duties of the licensed professional geologist based on truth and adherence to ethical principles. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • Goods: means all things that are movable at the time of identification to the lease contract, or are fixtures (Section 7-2A-309), but the term does not include money, documents, instruments, accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, or minerals or the like, including oil and gas, before extraction. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • 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
  • 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 12-21-203

  • 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 12-21-203
  • 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 12-21-203
  • IMITATION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: A substance, other than a legend controlled drug, that is not a controlled substance, which by dosage unit appearance (including color, size, shape, and markings), and by representations made, would lead a reasonable person to believe that the substance is a controlled substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-141
  • IMMEDIATE PRECURSOR: A substance which the State Board of Pharmacy has found to be and by rule designates as being the principal compound commonly used or produced primarily for use and which is an immediate chemical intermediary used or likely to be used in the manufacture of a controlled substance, the control of which is necessary to prevent, curtail, or limit manufacture. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • 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.
  • importer: A person who imports petroleum products into this state. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • INSPECTION FEE PERMIT HOLDER: A person to whom the Department of Revenue has issued an inspection fee permit. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • Installment lease contract: means a lease contract that authorizes or requires the delivery of goods in separate lots to be separately accepted, even though the lease contract contains a clause "each delivery is a separate lease" or its equivalent. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • 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
  • 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 12-21-203

  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN: A person who possesses necessary qualifications, training, and technical knowledge to install electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment lighting, heating, or power or control covered by this chapter. See Alabama Code 20-2-26
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • 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.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • kerosene: All grades of kerosene, including, but not limited to, the two grades of kerosene, No. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • 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: means a transfer of the right to possession and use of goods for a term in return for consideration, but a sale, including a sale on approval or a sale or return, or retention or creation of a security interest is not a lease. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • 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: means the bargain, with respect to the lease, of the lessor and the lessee in fact as found in their language or by implication from other circumstances including course of dealing or usage of trade or course of performance as provided in this article. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • Lease contract: means the total legal obligation that results from the lease agreement as affected by this article and any other applicable rules of law. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • 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).
  • Lessee: means a person who acquires the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • Lessor: means a person who transfers the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • license: A valid and current certificate of registration issued by the director on behalf of the board which shall give the named person to whom it is issued authority to engage in the activity prescribed thereon. See Alabama Code 20-2-26
  • license: A certificate issued by the board recognizing the individual named in this certificate as meeting the requirements for licensing under this chapter. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • LICENSED PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST: A person who holds a license as a professional geologist under this chapter. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • licensee: Any person holding a license. See Alabama Code 20-2-26
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • LIMITED OBLIGATION INDEBTEDNESS: Bonds which, according to their terms, are required to be paid solely from the proceeds of a specific tax, fee, license, charge, or other specific revenue stream. See Alabama Code 45-17A-84
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • LISTED PRECURSOR CHEMICAL: A chemical substance specifically designated as such by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, that, in addition to legitimate uses, is used in the unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance or controlled substances. See Alabama Code 20-2-180
  • LUBRICATING OIL: Those products of petroleum that are commonly used in lubricating or oiling engines and any devices or substitutes for such products of petroleum. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • manufacture: The production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion, or processing of a controlled substance either directly or indirectly, by extraction from substances of natural origin or independently by means of chemical synthesis or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, and includes any packaging or repackaging of the substance or labeling or relabeling of its container; except, that this term does not include the preparation, compounding, packaging, or labeling of a controlled substance:

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-2

  • manufacture: The production, preparation, compounding, processing, encapsulating, packaging, or repackaging, labeling, or relabeling of an imitation controlled substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-141
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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.
  • motor vehicle: as used in this division , shall include all vehicles propelled by any power other than muscular power. See Alabama Code 45-18-82.55
  • NARCOTIC DRUG: Any of the following, whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of vegetable origin or independently by means of chemical synthesis or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis:

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-2

  • 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
  • NET GALLONS: The amount of dyed diesel fuel and dyed kerosene measured in gallons when adjusted to a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a pressure of fourteen and seven-tenths pounds pressure per square inch. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • NET PRESENT VALUE SAVINGS: The projected cost savings to the county from refinancing any bonds, by comparing the net present value of the costs of the bonds proposed for refunding, including the original costs of issuance and the payment of principal and interest on the bonds proposed for refunding, with the net present value of the costs of the proposed bonds, including the costs of issuance and refinancing and the payment of principal and interest on the proposed bonds. See Alabama Code 45-17A-84
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • opiate: Any substance having an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or being capable of conversion into a drug having addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • OPIUM POPPY: The plant of the species Papaver somniferum L. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • Out-of-state bank: means a bank whose home state is a state other than Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • Out-of-state state bank: means a bank chartered under the laws of any state other than Alabama. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • PERMISSIVE SUPPLIER: An out-of-state supplier that elects, but is not required, to have a supplier's license as required in Section 40-17-332. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • person: Individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, or association or any other legal entity. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • person: Any individual, firm, joint venture, partnership, corporation, association, or joint stock association and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof engaged in the transportation of hazardous liquids. See Alabama Code 37-4-90
  • person: Any natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, receiver, trust, estate, or other entity as well as any other group or combination thereof acting as a unit. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • person: An individual, corporation, association, partnership, or other entity. See Alabama Code 20-1-153
  • person: A human person, not a legal entity. See Alabama Code 20-2-26
  • person: Any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or other entity which manufactures, sells, transfers, or possesses a listed precursor chemical. See Alabama Code 20-2-180
  • PERSON FIRST SELLING: Any person, as herein defined, who first sells dyed diesel fuel, dyed kerosene, and/or lubricating oil in Alabama on which an inspection fee is imposed by this article. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • PERSONAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT: Any instrument or document affecting the title to personal property only, as distinguished from real property, that may be now or hereafter required to be filed or titled for record in the probate office, in accordance with the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Sections 35-4-50 and 35-4-90. See Alabama Code 45-18-82.51
  • PETROLEUM PRODUCTS: Gasoline, diesel fuel, and lubricating oil. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • PHYSICAL THERAPIST: A physical therapist licensed by the Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy. See Alabama Code 20-2-189
  • physician: A physician licensed by the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama. See Alabama Code 20-2-189
  • PHYSICIAN SUPERVISION: A licensed athletic trainer acting under the supervision of a physician if:

    a. See Alabama Code 20-2-189

  • PHYSICIAN SUPERVISION: A formal relationship between a licensed assistant to physician and a supervising physician under whom the assistant to physician is authorized to practice as evidenced by a written job description approved in accordance with Article 7, Chapter 24, Title 34. See Alabama Code 20-2-60
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • POPPY STRAW: All parts, except the seeds, of the opium poppy, after mowing. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • 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.
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Present value: means the amount as of a date certain of one or more sums payable in the future, discounted to the date certain. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • production: The manufacture, planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting of a controlled substance. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • project: A structure or structures available for use as a dormitory or other student housing facility, a dining hall, student union, administration building, academic building, library, laboratory, research facility, classroom, athletic facility, health care facility, maintenance, storage or utility facility and other structures or facilities related thereto or required or useful for the instruction of students or the conducting of research or the operation of an institution of higher education, whether proposed, under construction or completed, including parking and other facilities or structures essential or convenient for the orderly conduct of such institution for higher education, and shall also include landscaping, site preparation, furniture, equipment and machinery and other similar items necessary or convenient for the operation of a particular facility or structure in the manner for which its use is intended but shall not include any items the costs of which are customarily deemed to result in a current operating charge, and shall not include any facility used or to be used for sectarian instruction or as a place of religious worship nor any facility which is used or to be used primarily in connection with any part of the program of a school or department of divinity for any religious denomination. See Alabama Code 45-17A-83.04
  • 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.
  • 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 PRACTICE OF GEOLOGY: The performance of geological service or work, including, but not limited to, consultation, geological investigation, surveys, evaluations, planning, mapping, or review of geological work related to the public practice of geology, or both, in which the performance is related to the public welfare or safeguarding of life, health, property, and the environment except as otherwise specifically provided by this chapter. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • qacsc: A Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate. See Alabama Code 20-2-250
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • re-refined oil: as used in this division , shall mean any lubricating oil, lubricant or motor lubricating oil which has been previously used, in whole or in part, when such oil has been reprocessed, re-refined or in any manner reclaimed, regardless of the quality of the oil, the method of reprocessing, re-refining or reclaiming of the oil or of the intended use of such oil. See Alabama Code 45-18-81.33
  • REAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT: Includes any instrument or document affecting the title to real property that may now or hereafter be filed for record in the probate office pursuant to the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Section 12-13-43, and all statutes providing for the filing and recording of notices or statements of liens of any kind, notices of judgments, and plats or maps showing the subdivision of real estate. See Alabama Code 45-18-82.51
  • reassignment: The promotion or demotion of a covered employee. See Alabama Code 45-17A-82.01
  • 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
  • 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
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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).
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Resulting bank: means a bank that has resulted from an interstate merger transaction under this article. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • REVENUE COMMISSIONER: The Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • seafoods: shall include and mean all oysters, saltwater fish, saltwater shrimp, diamond back terrapin, sea turtle, crabs and all other species of marine or saltwater animal life existing or living in the water within the territorial jurisdiction of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 35-4-73
  • 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.
  • specialty: A branch of geology which is recognized as a subdiscipline for purposes of certification after registration as a licensed professional geologist. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • state: When applied to a part of the United States, such term includes any state, district, commonwealth, territory, insular possession thereof, and any area subject to the legal authority of the United States of America. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • State: means any state, territory, or other possession of the United States, including the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 12-21-203
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • subordinate: A person who assists a licensed professional geologist in the public practice of geology without assuming the responsible charge of work and who is under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional geologist. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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 12-21-203
  • SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN: A doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathy licensed to practice medicine in Alabama who has been approved by the board to supervise assistants to physicians and who holds a valid, current, and unrestricted Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate. See Alabama Code 20-2-60
  • supplier: A person who is subject to the general taxing jurisdiction of this state and registered under Section 4101 of the Internal Revenue Code for transactions in motor fuel in the bulk transfer/terminal distribution system and who owns motor fuel in the bulk transfer/terminal system, or a person who receives motor fuel in this state pursuant to a two-party exchange. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • Supplier: means a person from whom a lessor buys or leases goods to be leased under a finance lease. See Alabama Code 22-19-162
  • SWAP AGREEMENT: A swap agreement as defined in Article 3, commencing with Section 41-1-40, of Chapter 1 of Title 41. See Alabama Code 45-17A-84
  • 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.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • TRANSIENT BUSINESS: Any business conducted for the sale of merchandise or services that is carried on in any building, structure, motor vehicle, railroad car, or real property for a period of less than six months in each year. See Alabama Code 20-1-153
  • TRANSIENT MERCHANT: Any person that transacts transient business in this state either in one locality or by traveling from place to place in this state. See Alabama Code 20-1-153
  • 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.
  • ULTIMATE USER: A person who lawfully possesses a controlled substance for his or her own use or for the use of a member of his or her household or for administering to an animal owned by him or her or by a member of his or her household. See Alabama Code 20-2-2
  • UNDYED DIESEL FUEL: Diesel fuel that has not been dyed in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service fuel dyeing provisions. See Alabama Code 45-17-231.20
  • 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
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT: The practice of geology by a licensed professional geologist who willfully performs any act, causes omissions, or makes any assertions or representations which are fraudulent, deceitful, or misleading, or which in any manner whatsoever discredits or tends to discredit the profession of geology. See Alabama Code 20-2-254
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • 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 30-3D-608