§ 2-3A-1 Declaration of purpose and legislative findings
§ 2-3A-2 Definitions
§ 2-3A-3 Incorporation of authority; procedure
§ 2-3A-4 Board of directors; members; terms; vacancies; qualifications; expenses; quorum; impeachment; copies of proceedings as evidence
§ 2-3A-5 Officers of the authority
§ 2-3A-6 Legislative oversight committee; members; expenses
§ 2-3A-7 Powers of authority; open meetings
§ 2-3A-8 Bonds of the authority
§ 2-3A-9 Proceeds from sale of bonds
§ 2-3A-10 Refunding bonds
§ 2-3A-11 Exemption from taxation
§ 2-3A-12 Exemption from usury and interest laws
§ 2-3A-13 Freedom of authority from state supervision and control; applicability of code of ethics
§ 2-3A-14 Dissolution of authority and vesting of title to its property
§ 2-3A-15 Article cumulative
§ 2-3A-16 Liberal construction of article

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 2 > Chapter 3A > Article 1

  • affiliate: With respect to any lender, any person, firm or corporation controlled by, or under common control with, such lender, and any person, firm or corporation controlling such lender. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS: Farming, ranching, the production of agricultural commodities (including, without limitation, the products of aquaculture and silvaculture) or the treating, processing, storing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution or exporting of agricultural commodities; provided, however, that such term shall not include any operation the principal purpose of which is the selling at retail of agricultural commodities or related products; provided, further, that costs of agricultural operations shall specifically include, but not be limited to, costs of acquiring and improving real and personal property, repairs, annual operating expenses, family living expenses and refinancing of debt incurred for any such costs. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, certificates, bond, grant or revenue anticipation notes or any other evidence of indebtedness representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION: Any group, whether incorporated or unincorporated, affiliated with or organized for the benefit of one or more communities or neighborhoods containing an alleged drug-related nuisance, or any group organized to improve the quality of life in a residential area containing the alleged drug-related nuisance. See Alabama Code 6-5-155.1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • county: Each county in the state. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • director: A member of the board of the authority. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • lender: Any federal or state chartered bank, federal land bank, production credit association, bank for cooperatives, federal or state chartered savings and loan association or building and loan association, small business investment company or any other institution qualified within this state to originate and service loans, including, but without limitation to, insurance companies, credit unions and mortgage loan companies. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • municipality: A municipal corporation in the state. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • owner: An individual, corporation, partnership, trust association, joint venture, or any other business entity, and the respective agents of the individuals or entities, in whom is vested all or any part of the title to the property alleged to be a drug-related nuisance. See Alabama Code 6-5-155.1
  • 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.
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, a person, corporation, association, partnership or cooperative. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • property: Tangible real property, or an interest in real property, including an interest in any leasehold, license, or real estate, including any house, apartment building, condominium, cooperative, office building, store, restaurant, tavern, nightclub, or warehouse, and the land extending to the boundaries of the lot upon which the structure is situated, and anything growing on, affixed to, or found on the land. See Alabama Code 6-5-155.1
  • PROSECUTING ATTORNEY: The Attorney General, district attorney, or county, municipal, or private attorney bringing a drug-related nuisance action. See Alabama Code 6-5-155.1
  • 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.
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-9-20
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-3A-2
  • 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.
  • tenant: A person who resides in or occupies property belonging to another person pursuant to a lease agreement, or pursuant to a tenancy under the common law. See Alabama Code 6-5-155.1
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • WATERWORKS SYSTEM: Facilities for the gathering, collecting, impounding, treatment, transmission and distribution or any of them of water for domestic use or for industrial use or both, together with all appurtenances to any such facilities and all property used or useful in connection with such facilities, including franchises. See Alabama Code 11-9-20