§ 27-34-1 Definitions
§ 27-34-2 Societies deemed operating on lodge system
§ 27-34-3 When society deemed as having representative form of government
§ 27-34-4 Applicability of chapter – Generally
§ 27-34-5 Applicability of chapter – Exceptions
§ 27-34-6 License – Requirement; renewal; fee; evidence
§ 27-34-7 License – Foreign or alien societies – Application; qualifications
§ 27-34-8 License – Foreign or alien societies – Suspension, revocation, or refusal
§ 27-34-9 Articles of incorporation – Contents
§ 27-34-10 Articles of incorporation – Filing with other documents; bond; preliminary certificate
§ 27-34-11 Preliminary certificate – Time to complete organization
§ 27-34-12 Preliminary certificate – Initial solicitations and qualifications
§ 27-34-13 Certificate of compliance
§ 27-34-14 Constitution and laws; powers
§ 27-34-15 Existing incorporated societies
§ 27-34-16 Incorporation of existing unincorporated domestic voluntary associations
§ 27-34-17 Amendment of articles of incorporation, constitution, or laws
§ 27-34-18 Waiver of societies’ laws and constitution
§ 27-34-19 Principal office of domestic society; meetings of governing body and minutes thereof
§ 27-34-20 Creation, etc., of charitable, benevolent, or educational institutions
§ 27-34-21 Members – Qualifications for membership
§ 27-34-22 Members – Payment of equitable part of deficiency
§ 27-34-23 Benefits – Generally
§ 27-34-24 Benefits – Lives of children
§ 27-34-25 Paid-up nonforfeiture benefits, cash surrender values, and certificate loans, etc
§ 27-34-26 Beneficiaries
§ 27-34-27 Exemption of benefits, etc., from attachment, garnishment, or other process
§ 27-34-28 Personal liability for payment of benefits
§ 27-34-29 Issuance of certificate to each benefit member; matters constituting agreement
§ 27-34-30 Life benefit certificate – Filing with commissioner; standard provisions
§ 27-34-31 Life benefit certificate – Prohibited provisions
§ 27-34-32 Accident or health and total or permanent disability insurance contracts
§ 27-34-33 Reinsurance
§ 27-34-34 Assets; funds; expenses
§ 27-34-35 Investments
§ 27-34-36 Annual statements – Requirements
§ 27-34-37 Annual statements – Valuation of certificates; reserves
§ 27-34-38 Annual statements – Failure to file
§ 27-34-39 Examinations – Domestic societies
§ 27-34-40 Examinations – Foreign and alien societies
§ 27-34-41 Examinations – Publication of financial statement, report, or finding
§ 27-34-42 Exemption from taxation
§ 27-34-43 Applicability of Chapters 7 and 8A
§ 27-34-44 Agents – Solicitation without license
§ 27-34-45 Misrepresentations
§ 27-34-46 Discrimination, inducements, and rebates
§ 27-34-47 Service of process
§ 27-34-48 Consolidation or merger – Procedure
§ 27-34-49 Consolidation or merger – Effect
§ 27-34-50 Actions to enjoin or in quo warranto; liquidation; receivership
§ 27-34-51 Applications for injunctions
§ 27-34-52 Review of decisions and findings of commissioner
§ 27-34-53 False statements
§ 27-34-54 Applicability of other provisions

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 27 > Chapter 34

  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • 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.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.