§ 26-19A-1 Short title
§ 26-19A-2 Purpose
§ 26-19A-3 Definitions
§ 26-19A-4 Missing and endangered persons alert – When activated
§ 26-19A-5 Missing and endangered persons alert – Activation
§ 26-19A-6 Rules and regulations

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 26 > Chapter 19A - Missing Senior Citizen Alert

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • broadcaster: Any entity that is engaged in the business of broadcasting video or audio programs, whether through the public airwaves, by cable, by direct or indirect satellite transmissions, or by any other means of communication. See Alabama Code 26-19A-3
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • department: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. See Alabama Code 26-19A-3
  • detonator: A device containing a detonating charge that is used to initiate detonation in an explosive, including, but not limited to, electric blasting caps, blasting caps for use with safety fuses, and detonating cord delay connectors. See Alabama Code 13A-10-190
  • director: The Director of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. See Alabama Code 13A-10-190
  • 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.
  • explosive: A chemical compound or other substance or mechanical system intended for the purpose of producing an explosion capable of causing injury to persons or damage to property or containing oxidizing and combustible units or other ingredients in proportions or quantities that ignition, fire, friction, concussion, percussion, or detonator may produce an explosion capable of causing injury to persons or damage to property. See Alabama Code 13A-10-190
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • manufacturing: The process of combining two or more components necessary to produce a destructive device, over-pressure device, explosive, detonator, or poison gas, with the exception of commercially manufactured reactive targets used for recreational shooting purposes, or manufactured under provisions set forth under a permit issued by the State Fire Marshal. See Alabama Code 13A-10-190
  • MISSING AND ENDANGERED PERSONS ALERT: A voluntary program entered into by the department and other local and state law enforcement agencies and the Alabama Association of Broadcasters and broadcasters licensed to serve in the state, which provides that if the department verifies that a person living with a mental disability, physical disability, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or autism is missing or lost and in danger, a media alert is transmitted. See Alabama Code 26-19A-3
  • POISON GAS: A toxic chemical or its precursors that through its chemical action or properties on life processes causes death or permanent injury to human beings. See Alabama Code 13A-10-190
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • property: Real or personal property of any kind including money, choses in action, and other similar interests in property. See Alabama Code 13A-10-190
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • 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 1-1-1