Article 1 General Provisions 32-5-1 – 32-5-17
Article 2 Signs, Signals and Markings 32-5-31
Article 3 Operation of Vehicles Generally 32-5-51 – 32-5-78
Article 4 Speed Limits 32-5-92 – 32-5-97
Article 5 Right-of-Way 32-5-113
Article 7 Stopping, Standing, and Parking 32-5-152 – 32-5-152.1
Article 8 Driving Under Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Narcotic Drugs 32-5-171 – 32-5-200
Article 9 Equipment 32-5-210 – 32-5-253
Article 12 Violations; Penalties 32-5-310 – 32-5-316

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 32 > Chapter 5

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • AGRICULTURAL LIMING MATERIALS: Those products whose calcium and magnesium compounds are capable of neutralizing soil acidity

    (2) LIMESTONE. See Alabama Code 2-23-2

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Articles of incorporation: include amended and restated articles of incorporation and, in the case of a corporation existing on January 1, 1981, its certificate of incorporation, including any amended certificate, and also include, except where the context otherwise requires, articles of merger. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE: Such fire department vehicles, police vehicles, and ambulances as are publicly owned, and such other publicly or privately owned vehicles as are designated by the Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency or the chief of police of an incorporated city. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • 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 State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-22-2
  • board: The Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • BRANCH OFFICE: A place of business at an established location other than the main office having equipment and three or more employees directly engaged in structural pest control work from the place of business, which is a subdivision or branch of the main office, point of headquarters, or principal operation of the firm. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • BRANCH SUPERVISOR: A person who has been certified by the commissioner as qualified to supervise the operation of a branch office only. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • brand: The term, designation, trademark, product name or the specific designation under which an individual or type of agricultural liming material as defined in this section is offered for sale. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • bulk: Nonpackaged form. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • BURNT LIME: A material made from limestone which consists essentially of calcium oxide or a combination of calcium and magnesium oxides. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • bus: Every motor vehicle designed for carrying more than 10 passengers and used for the transportation of persons; and every motor vehicle other than a taxicab, designed and used for the transportation of persons for compensation. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • BUSINESS LOCATION: Any location in or from which professional work or services are solicited, accepted, or conducted, and identified as a main office, branch office, or suboffice by permit. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • CALCITIC LIMESTONE: A calcareous rock composed wholly or largely of calcium carbonate. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • CALCIUM CARBONATE EQUIVALENT: The acid neutralizing capacity of an agricultural liming material expressed as weight percentage of calcium carbonate. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • certificate of incorporation: as used in this chapter is synonymous to the term "certificate of formation" used in Chapter 1. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • certification: The recognition by the commissioner that a person is competent and thus authorized to perform and/or supervise professional work or services in the category or categories listed on said certification permit. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • CERTIFICATION PERMIT: A document issued by the commissioner attesting that all standards have been met in competency in one or more categories and/or subcategories of professional work or services. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • CERTIFIED OPERATOR: A person who has been certified by the commissioner as qualified to supervise the operation of a main office or a branch office. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • chalk: A soft, friable, loosely consolidated material composed largely of calcium carbonate. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER: Any substance containing one or more recognized plant nutrients which is used for its plant nutrient content and which is designed for use or claimed to have value in promoting plant growth, except unmanipulated animal and vegetable manures, marl, lime, limestone, basic slag, gypsum and other materials or products regulated under Chapter 23 of this title. See Alabama Code 2-22-2
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • contribution: A tangible or intangible benefit that a person transfers to an entity in consideration for an ownership interest in the entity or otherwise in the person's capacity as an owner or a member. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • CONTROLLED-ACCESS HIGHWAY: Every highway, street, or roadway in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access to or from the same except at such points only and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over such highway, street, or roadway. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • corporation: Includes a domestic or foreign business corporation as defined in Chapter 2 or Chapter 2A, as applicable, a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation as defined in Chapter 3, a domestic or foreign professional corporation as defined in Chapter 4, and those entities specified in Chapter 20 as corporate. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • court: Every court and judge having jurisdiction in a case. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • DEFERRED TAX RECIPIENT: Each taxing authority which receives ad valorem taxes with respect to property located in a proposed tax increment district. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • delivery: means any method of delivery used in conventional commercial practice, including delivery by hand, mail, commercial delivery, and, if authorized in accordance with Section 10A-2A-1. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • department: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • director: An individual who serves on the board of directors, by whatever name known, of a foreign or domestic corporation. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • director: The Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of cash or other property (except a corporation's own stock) or incurrence of indebtedness by a corporation to or for the benefit of its stockholders in respect of any of its stock. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • Document: means a writing as defined in Chapter 1. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • DOLOMITIC LIMESTONE: A calcareous rock composed of calcium and magnesium carbonates with a minimum elemental magnesium (Mg) content of six percent. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • driver: Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Employee: includes an officer, but not a director. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • ENHANCED USE LEASE AREA: Any area of a military installation which contains underutilized real or personal property, or both, that is leased by a secretary of a military department to a lessee pursuant to the authority provided in Title 10 U. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • ENTOMOLOGICAL WORK: Receiving fees for advice or prescriptions for the control or eradication of any insect pest or rodent or for actual spraying, dusting, fumigating, or any other methods used for the control or eradication of any insect pest or rodent. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • 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.
  • explosives: Any chemical compound or mechanical mixture that is commonly used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion and which contains any oxidizing and combustive units or other ingredients in such proportions, quantities, or packing that an ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by percussion, or by detonator of any part of the compound or mixture may cause such a sudden generation of highly heated gases that the resultant gaseous pressures are capable of producing destructive effects on contiguous objects or of destroying life or limb. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • FARM TRACTOR: Every motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement, for drawing plows, mowing machines, and other implements of husbandry. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Fault: means wrongful act, omission, breach, or default. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • fineness: The percentage by weight of the material which will pass U. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Goods: means all things that are movable at the time of identification to the lease contract, or are fixtures (Section 7-2A-309), but the term does not include money, documents, instruments, accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, or minerals or the like, including oil and gas, before extraction. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • GROSS WEIGHT: The weight of a vehicle without load plus the weight of any load thereon. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • GROUND SHELLS: A product obtained by the grinding of shells of mollusks and which shall carry the name of mollusk origin. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: The minimum percentage of plant nutrients claimed in the following order and form:

    a. See Alabama Code 2-22-2
  • 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.
  • highway: The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • HORTICULTURAL AND FLORICULTURAL WORK: Receiving fees for landscaping and setting of plants, or for the sale of any plants for which the seller contracts to render future services. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • HYDRATED LIME: A material made from burnt lime which consists essentially of calcium hydroxide or a combination of calcium hydroxide with magnesium oxide and/or magnesium hydroxide. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • IMPLEMENT OF HUSBANDRY: Every vehicle designed and adapted exclusively for agricultural, horticultural, or livestock raising operations or for lifting or carrying an implement of husbandry and in either case not subject to registration if used upon the highways. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • individual: A natural person and the estate of an incompetent or deceased natural person. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • INDUSTRIAL BY-PRODUCT USED AS LIMING MATERIALS: Any industrial by-product containing calcium or calcium and magnesium in forms that will neutralize acidity. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest: means either or both of the following rights under the governing statute governing an unincorporated entity:

    (i) the right to receive distributions from the entity either in the ordinary course or upon liquidation; or

    (ii) the right to receive notice or vote on issues involving its internal affairs, other than as an agent, assignee, proxy, or person responsible for managing its business and affairs. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40

  • 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
  • intersection: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1

  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • label: Any written or printed matter on or attached to the package or delivery ticket which accompanies a bulk shipment. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • labeling: All written, printed or graphic matter upon or accompanying any commercial fertilizer, soil conditioner or soil amendment and all advertisements, brochures, posters or television and radio announcements used in promoting the sale of such products. See Alabama Code 2-22-2
  • law: Unless the context requires otherwise, both statutory and common law. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Lease: means a transfer of the right to possession and use of goods for a term in return for consideration, but a sale, including a sale on approval or a sale or return, or retention or creation of a security interest is not a lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Lease contract: means the total legal obligation that results from the lease agreement as affected by this article and any other applicable rules of law. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Lessee: means a person who acquires the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Lessor: means a person who transfers the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • licensee: A person who has been issued a license to manufacture and sell commercial fertilizer and fertilizer material under the requirements of Section 2-22-5. See Alabama Code 2-22-2
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • LOCAL AUTHORITIES: Either of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1

  • LOCAL FINANCE OFFICER: The legally authorized officer or agent responsible for receipt and disbursement of the revenues of a taxing authority. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • LOCAL GOVERNING BODY: The governing body of a county or municipality which proposes to create or has created a tax increment district. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • mail: To deposit in the United States mail properly addressed and with postage prepaid. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • MOTOR VEHICLE: Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except for electric personal assistive mobility devices. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE: Every motorcycle, including every motor scooter, with a motor that produces not more than five brake horsepower nor exceeds 150 cubic centimeter engine displacement, and weighs less than 200 pounds fully equipped, and every bicycle with a motor attached. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • motorcycle: Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • municipality: Any incorporated municipality in this state. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • nonresident: Every person who is not a resident of this state. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • officer: An individual elected, appointed, or designated as an officer of an entity by the entity's governing authority or under the entity's governing documents. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • owner: A person, other than a lienholder, having the property in or title to a vehicle. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • 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.
  • PASSENGER CAR: Every motor vehicle, except motorcycles and motor-driven cycles, designed for carrying 10 passengers or less and used for the transportation of persons. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • PATHOLOGICAL WORK: Receiving fees for advice or prescriptions for the control or eradication of any plant disease, for actual spraying, or any other methods used for the control or eradication of any plant disease. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • person: Any individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation or any combination thereof. See Alabama Code 2-22-2
  • person: An individual, including the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual, or an organization, whether created by the laws of this state or another state or foreign country, including, without limitation, a general partnership, limited liability partnership, limited partnership, limited liability limited partnership, limited liability company, corporation, professional corporation, nonprofit corporation, professional association, trustee, personal representative, fiduciary, as defined in Section 19-3-150 or person performing in any similar capacity, business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity or organization. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • person: An individual, a partnership, a corporation or two or more individuals having a joint or common interest. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • person: Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • POLE TRAILER: Every vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by another vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means of a reach or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle, and ordinarily used for transporting long or irregularly shaped loads such as poles, pipes, or structural members capable, generally, of sustaining themselves as beams between the supporting connections. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • POLICE OFFICER: Every officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Principal office: means the office, in or out of this state, so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • Principal office: means the office (in or out of this state) so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a corporation or foreign corporation are located. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Proceeding: includes any civil suit and criminal, administrative, and investigatory action. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • project: Undertakings and activities of a public entity in a tax increment district for a. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • PROJECT COSTS: Any expenditures made or estimated to be made or monetary obligations incurred or estimated to be incurred by a public entity, which in the case of expenditures for or within a Major 21st Century Manufacturing Zone may be incurred directly by the public entity or by a private entity with funds granted by, or otherwise made available from, a public entity, which are listed in a project plan as costs of public works or improvements or, in the case of improvements within a Major 21st Century Manufacturing Zone, public works or improvements or private improvements, within a tax increment district, plus any costs incidental thereto, diminished by any special assessments, received or reasonably expected to be received by the public entity in connection with the implementation of the project plan. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • PROJECT PLAN: The properly approved plan for the development or redevelopment of a tax increment district, including all properly approved amendments thereto. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • PUBLIC ENTITY: Any municipality or county in the state. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • railroad: A carrier of persons or property upon cars other than street cars, operated upon stationary rails. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • registration: The registration certificate or certificates and registration plates issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the registration of vehicles. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • RIGHT-OF-WAY: The right of one vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed, and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • roadway: That portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under Section 10A-2A-8. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • semitrailer: Every vehicle with or without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT: Every vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property and only incidentally operated or moved over a highway, including, but not limited to: Ditch digging apparatus, well boring apparatus, and road construction and maintenance machinery such as asphalt spreaders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, tractors other than truck tractors, ditchers, levelling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers, earth moving carry-alls and scrapers, power shovels and drag lines, and self-propelled cranes, and earth moving equipment. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • state: Includes, when referring to a part of the United States, a state or commonwealth, and its agencies and governmental subdivisions, and a territory or possession, and its agencies and governmental subdivisions, of the United States. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • state: A state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a province of Canada. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Stock: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation or foreign corporation are divided. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • Stockholder: means a record stockholder. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • stop: When required, means complete cessation from movement. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • street: The entire width between boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL WORK: That branch or type of entomological, pest control, or eradication work which involves the performance of work or giving advice or prescriptions for compensation for the prevention, control, or eradication of insects, vermin, rodents, pest animals, fungi, or other wood destroying organisms in household structures, commercial buildings, or other structures by the use of insecticides, rodenticides, repellants, chemicals, mechanical devices, or structural modifications, as well as a fumigation of products, containers, structures, or transportation vehicles. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • suboffice: A place at an established location other than the main office or branch office having equipment and less than three employees directly engaged in structural pest control work from the location, which shall not be more than 100 road miles from the branch office or main office of the firm. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supplier: means a person from whom a lessor buys or leases goods to be leased under a finance lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • TAX INCREMENT: That amount obtained by multiplying the total revenue derived from ad valorem taxes levied by all local taxing authorities on all taxable property within a tax increment district in any tax year by a fraction having a numerator equal to that tax year's market value of all taxable property in the district minus the tax increment base and a denominator equal to that tax year's equalized value of all taxable property in the district. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • TAX INCREMENT BASE: The aggregate value, as equalized by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property located within a tax increment district on the date the district is created, determined as provided in Section 11-99-5. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • TAX INCREMENT DISTRICT: A contiguous geographic area within the boundaries of a public entity defined and created by resolution of the local governing body. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • TAX INCREMENT FUND: A fund into which all tax increments not retained by a taxing authority as provided by Section 11-99-10(b) are paid, and from which money is disbursed to satisfy claims of holders of tax increment obligations issued for the tax increment district. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • TAX INCREMENT OBLIGATIONS: Bonds, warrants, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued by a public entity to fund all or any project costs. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • TAXABLE PROPERTY: All real and personal property located in a tax increment district which is subject to ad valorem taxation on the date of adoption of the resolution creating the tax increment district. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • taxing authority: means the state or any municipality, county, or other taxing authority which has the power to levy taxes on property within the tax increment district. See Alabama Code 11-99-2
  • 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.
  • ton: Two thousand pounds avoirdupois. See Alabama Code 2-23-2
  • traffic: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • trailer: Every vehicle with or without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • TREE SURGERY WORK: Receiving fees for tree surgery, including but not limited to, cavity filling or repair, bracing, cabling, and wound treatment of shrubs and trees. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • truck: Every motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • TRUCK TRACTOR: Every motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • United States: includes any district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • vehicle: Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or electric personal assistive mobility devices; provided, that for the purposes of this title, a bicycle or a ridden animal shall be deemed a vehicle, except those provisions of this title, which by their very nature can have no application. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Voting group: means all shares of one or more classes or series that under the articles of incorporation or this chapter are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • Voting group: means all stock of one or more classes or series that under the certificate of incorporation or this chapter are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of stockholders. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • WEED CONTROL WORK: Receiving fees for advice or prescription for the control or eradication of any weed or for actual spraying or other methods used for the control and eradication of any plant which grows where not wanted. See Alabama Code 2-28-1
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
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