§ 34-14A-1 Legislative intent
§ 34-14A-2 Definitions
§ 34-14A-3 Home Builders Licensure Board
§ 34-14A-4 Officers; meetings; compensation
§ 34-14A-5 Licenses required; exceptions; fees
§ 34-14A-6 Exemptions
§ 34-14A-7 Applications for issuance or renewal of license; records; inactive license
§ 34-14A-8 Revocation, etc., of license; consumer complaint; hearing; appeal; reissuance; fines
§ 34-14A-8.1 Public records; confidential records and closed proceedings; discovery
§ 34-14A-9 Roster of licensees
§ 34-14A-10 Annual report of board
§ 34-14A-11 Promulgation of rules and regulations; mailings
§ 34-14A-12 Standards of practice; building laws and codes
§ 34-14A-13 Issuance of permits
§ 34-14A-14 Violations; complaint procedures
§ 34-14A-15 Recovery fund
§ 34-14A-16 Applicability to certain counties
§ 34-14A-17 Sunset provision
§ 34-14A-18 Acquisition, etc., of real property; property acquisition fund
§ 34-14A-19 Proof of liability insurance prior to construction

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 34 > Chapter 14A

  • 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.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • board: The Home Builders Licensure Board. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • COST OF THE UNDERTAKING: The total cost of the materials, labor, supervision, overhead, and profit. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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.
  • expenses: shall include the following items and any other items approved as reimbursable expenses by the Election Expense Reimbursement Committee pursuant to Section 17-16-2. See Alabama Code 17-16-2
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • homeowner: A person who owns and resides or intends to reside in a structure constructed or remodeled by a licensee of the board, or who contracts with a licensee for the purchase, construction, repair, improvement, or reimprovement of a structure to be used as a residence. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • improvement: Any site-built addition or enhancement attached to or detached from a residence or structure for use and enjoyment by the homeowner. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • INACTIVE LICENSE: A license issued at the request of a licensee, or a building official or a building inspector, that is renewable, but that is not currently valid. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • license: Any license issued by the board pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • licensee: A holder of any license issued pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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: Any natural person, limited or general partnership, corporation, association, limited liability company, or other legal entity, or any combination thereof. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • 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.
  • 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
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • 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.
  • QUALIFYING REPRESENTATIVE: The individual designated by a general partnership, limited partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or not-for-profit organization applying for a license who either holds a license individually or meets the experience and ability requirements for licensure, and who is one of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 17-14-73

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • residence: A single unit providing complete independent residential living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • RESIDENTIAL HOME BUILDER: A person who constructs a residence or structure for sale or who, for a fixed price, commission, fee, or wage, undertakes or offers to undertake the construction or superintending of the construction, or who manages, supervises, assists, or provides consultation to a homeowner regarding the construction or superintending of the construction, of any residence or structure that is not over three floors in height and that does not have more than four residential units, or the repair, improvement, or reimprovement thereof, to be used by another as a residence when the cost of the undertaking exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000). See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • structure: A residence on a single lot, including a site-built home, a condominium, a duplex or multi-unit residential building consisting of not more than four residential units, or any improvement thereto. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • transaction: The act of entering into a contract with a licensee to engage in the business of residential home building. See Alabama Code 17-14-73
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.