§ 27-9A-1 Purpose and scope
§ 27-9A-2 Definitions
§ 27-9A-3 Independent adjuster defined; exclusions
§ 27-9A-4 License required
§ 27-9A-5 Registration of emergency independent adjusters
§ 27-9A-6 Application for license
§ 27-9A-7 License; license renewal; name or address change
§ 27-9A-8 Prelicensing course and examination
§ 27-9A-9 Exemptions from examination
§ 27-9A-10 Nonresident license
§ 27-9A-11 Apprentice independent adjuster license
§ 27-9A-12 License denial, non-renewal, or revocation
§ 27-9A-13 Continuing education
§ 27-9A-14 Record retention
§ 27-9A-15 Standards of conduct of independent adjusters
§ 27-9A-16 Reporting of actions
§ 27-9A-17 Fingerprints
§ 27-9A-18 Rules

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 27 > Chapter 9A

  • 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.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • 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-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: The resolution adopted by the governing body of the City of Florence or the county, in accordance with this part, that authorizes the organization of the tourism board. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • board: The board of directors of the tourism board. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • 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.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • county: Lauderdale County, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • COUNTY LODGING TAX: That certain tax levied pursuant to Part 5, commencing with Section 45-39-244, of Article 24 of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • director: A member of the board. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • florence: The City of Florence, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to the county, its county commission, and, with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • LABOR SERVITUDE: Work or service of economic or financial value which is performed or provided by another person and is induced or obtained by coercion or deception. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151
  • legislature: The Legislature of the state. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • minor: A person under the age of 19. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • municipality: Any incorporated municipality located wholly within the county. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • PLANNING JURISDICTION: A municipality's planning jurisdiction but excludes any portion of the planning jurisdiction located outside of the county. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • 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.
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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.
  • SEXUAL SERVITUDE: Any sexual conduct as defined in subdivision (3) of Section 14-11-30, for which anything of value is directly or indirectly given, promised to, or received by any person, which conduct is induced or obtained by coercion or deception from a person; provided, however, that if the sexual conduct is with a minor, no coercion or deception is required. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • TOURISM BOARD: The public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-39-221
  • TRAFFICKING VICTIM: Any person, including minors, subjected to labor servitude, sexual servitude, or involuntary servitude. See Alabama Code 13A-6-151
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.