Article 1 General Provisions 33-5-1 – 33-5-36
Article 2 Boating Safety Reform 33-5-50 – 33-5-81
Article 3 Alteration or Removal of Identifying Information 33-5-100

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 33 > Chapter 5

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • 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.
  • 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
  • authority: Any authority created pursuant to Act No. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • bonds: Either general obligation bonds, limited obligation, or revenue bonds, or a combination thereof, issued after the effective date of this act by a city, county, or entities or authorities thereof in connection with the financing, in whole or in part, of eligible facilities. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • certificate: Registration by a vessel owner with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, including the issuance of an identifying number awarded each vessel and the issuance of a pocket-size certificate of registration. See Alabama Code 33-5-3
  • city: Any city in this state. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
  • commissioner: The commissioner of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. See Alabama Code 33-5-3
  • CONVENTION FACILITIES: Any property, real, personal or mixed, which is necessary or desirable in connection with a convention or meeting center, or similar facility, including without limitation, auditoriums, exhibition halls, facilities for food preparation and serving, parking facilities, and administrative offices in connection therewith. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • county: Any county in this state. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • department: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency of this state acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • ELIGIBLE FACILITIES: Any convention facilities owned by a city, county, or entities or authorities thereof in which the bonds for the facilities are issued after the effective date hereof, or such facilities for which the construction, or substantial expansion, reconstruction, or renovation is completed after May 11, 1989. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • length: Such term means measured from end to end over the deck excluding sheer. See Alabama Code 33-5-3
  • 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 16-36-23
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • operate: To navigate or otherwise use a vessel. See Alabama Code 33-5-3
  • owner: A person, other than a lienholder, having the property in or title to a vehicle. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • owner: A person, other than a lienholder, having the property in or title to a vessel. See Alabama Code 33-5-3
  • 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: An individual, a partnership, a corporation or two or more individuals having a joint or common interest. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
  • person: Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • person: An individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association or other entity. See Alabama Code 33-5-3
  • 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.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • 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 16-36-23
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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 16-36-23
  • STATE ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS: Payments to a city, county or entities or authorities thereof, under this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-34-231
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • 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 16-36-23
  • vessel: Every description of watercraft, other than a seaplane, capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water, but such term shall not include vessels 12 feet in length or less when used solely on farm ponds of less than 50 acres in size. See Alabama Code 33-5-3
  • WATERS OF THIS STATE: Any waters within the territorial limits of this state and the marginal sea adjacent to this state and the high seas when navigated as a part of a journey or ride to and from the shore of this state; provided, however, that "waters of this state" shall not be interpreted to mean any private pond which is not used for boat rentals or the charging of fees for fishing therein. See Alabama Code 33-5-3
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.