§ 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • 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
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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.
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • 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
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 30-3D-608
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • 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