Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 25 > Chapter 1
- Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
- adult: An individual 19 years of age and older. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- ADULT CARE FACILITY: A person or entity holding a Department of Human Resources license or approval or certification to provide care, including foster care, for adults. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- 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.
- applicant: A person or entity who submits an application for license as a child care or adult care facility to the Department of Human Resources or a child placing agency, or an application for employment or for a volunteer position to a Department of Human Resources licensed child care or adult care facility. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- AUTOMATED SYSTEM: The computerized, automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) maintained by the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency that allows for a computer search of the in-state database for criminal history background check information maintained by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC). See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- care: The provision of care, treatment, education, training, instruction, supervision, or recreation to children, adults, or individuals with disabilities. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- Chambers: A judge's office.
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: The Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources, the director of a county department of human resources, or the head of an employer covered by this chapter, but not specifically enumerated. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- CHILD CARE FACILITY: A person or entity holding a Department of Human Resources license, permit, or approval to provide child care, including foster care, under Chapter 7. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- CHILD PLACING AGENCY: A person or entity licensed by the Department of Human Resources under Chapter 7, issuing approvals to foster family homes and adoptive homes. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- conviction: A determination of guilt as the result of a plea, including a plea of nolo contendere, or a trial. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND INFORMATION CHECK: The review of any and all records containing any information collected and stored in the criminal record repository of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, and the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency involving an arrest or conviction by a criminal justice agency, including, but not limited to, child abuse crime information as defined by 42 U. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- current: An individual who is presently employed, licensed, or approved, or working as a volunteer on November 1, 2000. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- department: The Department of Human Resources. See Alabama Code 38-14-1
- elderly: An individual 65 years of age or older. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- emergency: Payments for necessary medical expenses of the account owner or family member, expenses to avoid the eviction of the account owner from the account owner's primary residence, and for necessary living expenses following a loss of income
(4) FIDUCIARY ORGANIZATION. See Alabama Code 38-14-1
- employee: An individual currently in the service of an employer for compensation, full-time or part-time, and employed by contract or at will, in which the employer has the authority to control the person in the material details of how work shall be performed and when compensation shall be provided. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- employer: An individual, person, group of persons, association, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or partnership, business, or other entity which hires employees, has volunteers, or contracts with others to provide personnel to work with or provide care to children, adults, or individuals with disabilities in a caretaker setting. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- 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
- Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
- Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
- FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: A federally insured bank, trust company, savings bank, building and loan association, savings and loan company or association, or credit union authorized to do business in this state. See Alabama Code 38-14-1
- individual: A natural person. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT: An account established for an eligible individual or family member as part of a qualified individual development account program with the following requirements:
a. See Alabama Code 38-14-1
- INDIVIDUAL WITH DISABILITIES: A person with a mental or physical impairment who requires assistance to perform one or more daily living tasks. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- license: A license, permit, certification, approval, registration, or other form of permission required by law by whatever designation for a child care facility, adult care facility, child placing agency, foster parent or foster home, adoptive parent or adoptive home, or any other person or entity in which an individual has unsupervised access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
- PARALLEL ACCOUNT: A separate parallel account for all matching funds and earnings dedicated to individual development account owners, the sole holder of which is a qualified financial institution, a qualified fiduciary organization, or an Indian tribe. See Alabama Code 38-14-1
- 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.
- PRIVATE EMPLOYER: An employer who is not the federal or state government, a school district, or a public institution of higher education. See Alabama Code 25-1-51
- QUALIFIED PURPOSES: The use of the account owner's accumulated savings and matching funds for any of the following purposes:
a. See Alabama Code 38-14-1
- report: A written statement of criminal history background information. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- 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 9-2-80
- SEX CRIME: Includes any sex offense listed in Section 15-20A-5. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- SUITABILITY DETERMINATION: A decision that an individual is or is not suitable for employment, volunteer work, or licensure based upon the existence of a prohibited criminal conviction. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- veteran: A person who has served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces and was discharged or released with an honorable discharge. See Alabama Code 25-1-51
- volunteer: An individual who provides services without an express or implied promise of compensation, but shall not include the parent, family member, legal custodian, or legal guardian of a child, the elderly, or disabled individual in care. See Alabama Code 38-13-2
- WRITTEN CONSENT: A signed statement by the applicant or employee containing all of the following:
a. See Alabama Code 38-13-2