§ 27-7-1 Definitions
§ 27-7-2 Applicability of chapter
§ 27-7-3 Applicability of provision on insurance vending machines
§ 27-7-4 Licenses – Requirement; forms
§ 27-7-4.1 Licenses – Required to receive payment, etc
§ 27-7-4.2 Licenses – Applicability to insurance producer
§ 27-7-4.3 Licenses – Insurance producer examination
§ 27-7-4.4 Fingerprints
§ 27-7-5 Licenses – Qualifications
§ 27-7-5.1 Licenses – Limited license for motor vehicle rental companies
§ 27-7-5.2 Licenses – Limited license for travel insurance producers
§ 27-7-5.3 Licenses – Limited license for self-service storage facility
§ 27-7-6 Licenses – Artificial entities
§ 27-7-7 Licenses – Application – Generally; fees
§ 27-7-8 Licenses – Application – Statement of appointing insurer for agent
§ 27-7-9 Licenses – Application – Statement of appointing agent or broker for solicitor
§ 27-7-10 Licenses – Examination – Scope; notification; when given
§ 27-7-10.1 Licenses – Examination – Waiting period for person failing two examinations
§ 27-7-11 Licenses – Examination – Study materials; contents; conduct; grading
§ 27-7-12 Licenses – Examination – Renewal or continuation
§ 27-7-13 Licenses – Examination – Exemptions; exception
§ 27-7-14 Licenses – Examination – Consultations with experienced persons
§ 27-7-14.1 Licenses – Lines of authority; renewal
§ 27-7-14.2 Validity of existing licenses for automobile and industrial fire lines of authority
§ 27-7-15 Licenses – Issuance or refusal
§ 27-7-16 Licenses – Reapplication or reexamination upon denial; fees therefor
§ 27-7-17 Licenses – Contents; centralized producer license registry
§ 27-7-18 Licenses – Continuation and expiration; exception
§ 27-7-19 Licenses – Penalties
§ 27-7-20 Licenses – Proceedings to suspend or revoke
§ 27-7-21 Licenses – Notice of refusal to renew or of suspension or revocation
§ 27-7-22 Licenses – Return for cancellation; affidavit in lieu thereof
§ 27-7-23 Temporary license – Generally
§ 27-7-24 Temporary license – Pending examination of agent
§ 27-7-25 Temporary license – Agent properly licensed in another state
§ 27-7-27 Solicitors
§ 27-7-28 Nonresident agents or brokers – License generally
§ 27-7-29 Nonresident agents or brokers – Service of process
§ 27-7-29.1 Exemptions for individuals licensed in other state
§ 27-7-29.2 Notification of assumed name
§ 27-7-30 Appointment of producer – Generally
§ 27-7-30.1 Appointment of producer – Notification of termination
§ 27-7-30.2 Liability for disclosure of information, etc
§ 27-7-30.3 Confidentiality and disclosure of information
§ 27-7-30.4 Failure to report, etc
§ 27-7-31 Rights of agent following termination of appointment; exception
§ 27-7-32 Place of business; display of license
§ 27-7-33 Records
§ 27-7-34 Placing of insurance by producer not appointed
§ 27-7-35 Division or sharing of commissions by licensees
§ 27-7-35.1 Payment of commission, etc., to person not licensed
§ 27-7-36 Accounting for and payment of trust funds by licensees
§ 27-7-37 Complaints against licensees; notice, hearing, and orders thereon
§ 27-7-38 Privileged information
§ 27-7-39 Reporting of administrative action, etc
§ 27-7-40 Disposition of fines
§ 27-7-41 Validity of certain licenses, appointments
§ 27-7-42
§ 27-7-43 Rules and regulations under amendatory act
§ 27-7-44 Rules and regulations governing disclosure of nonpublic personal information

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 27 > Chapter 7

  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • authority: The Lamar County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority, a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • 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.
  • board: The Board of Directors of the Lamar County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • BURDEN OF INTERJECTING THE ISSUE: Shall be defined as provided in Section 13A-1-2(14). See Alabama Code 13A-5-39
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • CAPITAL OFFENSE: An offense for which a defendant shall be punished by a sentence of death or life imprisonment without parole, or in the case of a defendant who establishes that he or she was under the age of 18 years at the time of the capital offense, life imprisonment, or life imprisonment without parole, according to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 13A-5-39
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CONCISE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A reasonably concise description of a particular geographic area which may be by metes and bounds or by reference to government surveys, recorded maps and plats, municipal, county, or state boundary lines, well-defined landmarks and other monuments, or any combination of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • county: Lamar County. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • director: A member of the Board of Directors of the Lamar County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • during: The term as used in Section 13A-5-40(a) means in the course of or in connection with the commission of, or in immediate flight from the commission of the underlying felony or attempt thereof. See Alabama Code 13A-5-39
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE: All services involved in protecting property and life from fires, including, but not limited to, discovering, ascertaining, extinguishing, preventing the spread of or fighting fires, or inspecting property for fire hazards, or any part or combination thereof. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • 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.
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • 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.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Jury instructions: A judge's directions to the jury before it begins deliberations regarding the factual questions it must answer and the legal rules that it must apply. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Mistrial: An invalid trial, caused by fundamental error. When a mistrial is declared, the trial must start again from the selection of the jury.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of Lamar County. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • NEW TERRITORY: Any territory added, by amendment to the certificate of incorporation of an authority, to the area or areas in which that authority is authorized to render water service, fire protection service, or any thereof. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • 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.
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • 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.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • 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 WATER SYSTEM: A water system which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof, or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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.
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which the authority is authorized by its certificate of incorporation or any amendment thereto to render water and fire protection service, or any thereof, which area may include not only territory located outside the boundaries of any municipality but also territory located within the boundaries of one or more municipalities. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trial jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • UNDER SENTENCE OF IMPRISONMENT: As used in Section 13A-5-49(1), the term means while serving a term of imprisonment, while under a suspended sentence, while on probation or parole, or while on work release, furlough, escape, or any other type of release or freedom while or after serving a term of imprisonment, other than unconditional release and freedom after expiration of the term of sentence. See Alabama Code 13A-5-39
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • WATER SERVICE: The providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing of water and the performing of all of the functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a water system. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • WATER SYSTEM: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, and other property, or any combination of any thereof, which are used or useful or capable of future use in providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing water, including, but not limited to, water supply systems, water distribution systems, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, aqueducts, pumping stations, standpipes, filtration plants, purification plants, meters, valves, fire hydrants, and all necessary appurtenances and equipment, and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering water service. See Alabama Code 45-38-141
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.