Article 1 General Provisions 34-22-1 – 34-22-8
Article 2 Licenses 34-22-20 – 34-22-24
Article 3 Board of Optometry 34-22-40 – 34-22-43
Article 4 Board of Optometric Scholarship Awards 34-22-60 – 34-22-65
Article 5 License to Practice Across State Lines 34-22-80 – 34-22-88
Article 6 Impaired Doctor of Optometry Treatment Program 34-22-100 – 34-22-110

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 34 > Chapter 22

  • ACCOUNT HOLDER: A first-time and second chance home buyer who establishes, individually or jointly with another first-time and second chance home buyer, a first-time and second chance home buyer savings account. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • 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.
  • agent: The same meaning as in subdivision (2) of Section 8-6-2. See Alabama Code 32-6-362
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • BRAND NAME: Any word, name, symbol or device, or any combination thereof, identifying the commercial feed of a distributor or licensee and distinguishing it from that of others. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • COMMERCIAL FEED: Such term includes customer-formula feed, as this term is used in this chapter, and means any material whether simple, mixed compound, ground, unground, organic or inorganic, used as a feed for animals other than man or any material including minerals, vitamins, antibiotics, anti-oxidants, medicines, drugs, chemicals and other substances, materials or elements, or parts thereof intended for use or used as an ingredient or component of a mixture of materials, used as a feed for animals other than man; provided, that the commissioner, with approval of the board and by regulation, may exempt from this definition or from specific provisions of this chapter, commodities such as unprocessed and unmixed whole seeds, hay, straw, stover, silage, cobs, husks, hulls and individual chemical compounds or substances when such commodities, compounds or substances are not intermixed or mixed with other materials and are not adulterated within the meaning of subdivision (1) of Section 2-21-22. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • commission: The Alabama Securities Commission existing under Article 2 (commencing with Section 8-6-50) of Chapter 6 of Title 8. See Alabama Code 32-6-274
  • commission: The Alabama Securities Commission. See Alabama Code 32-6-362
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • container: Any bag, box, barrel, package, carton, object, apparatus, device, appliance or other container into which commercial feed is packed, stored or placed for handling and transporting. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • CUSTOMER-FORMULA FEED: Commercial feed which consists of a mixture of commercial feeds and/or feed ingredients, each batch of which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • department: Alabama Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • 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
  • department: The Department of Human Resources. See Alabama Code 32-6-362
  • director: The director appointed by the commission pursuant to Section 8-6-55 or, in the absence of the director or his or her inability to act, the deputy director appointed by the director as provided in Section 8-6-57. See Alabama Code 32-6-274
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • distribute: To offer for sale, sell, exchange or barter commercial feed; or to supply, furnish or otherwise provide commercial feed to a contract feeder. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • distributor: Any person who distributes. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • drug: Any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in animals other than man and substances other than feed intended to affect the structure or any function of the animal body. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • ELIGIBLE COSTS: The down payment and allowable closing costs for the purchase of a single-family residence in Alabama by a first-time and second chance home buyer. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • FEED INGREDIENT: Each of the constituent materials making up a commercial feed. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 32-6-362

  • FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Any bank, savings institution, industrial loan association, credit union, or other similar entity authorized to do business and accept deposits in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • FIRST-TIME AND SECOND CHANCE HOME BUYER: An individual who resides in Alabama and has not owned or purchased, either individually or jointly, a single-family residence during a period of ten years prior to the date of the purchase of a single-family residence. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • guarantor: The guarantor of the performance by the lessee of its obligations under a lease or the guarantor of any industrial revenue bonds. See Alabama Code 32-6-274
  • 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.
  • INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS: The bonds, warrants, notes, certificates of indebtedness, or other obligations issued by any issuer under the authority of the authorizing act to finance or refinance a project or to refund bonds, but does not include either of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 32-6-274

  • 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
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • issuer: Any county, city, town, municipality, or public corporation issuing industrial revenue bonds under the authorizing act. See Alabama Code 32-6-274
  • label: A display of written, printed or graphic matter upon or affixed to the container in which a commercial feed is distributed, or on the invoice or delivery slip with which a commercial feed is distributed. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • labeling: All labels and other written, printed or graphic matter

    a. See Alabama Code 32-6-331

  • lessee: The lessee, purchaser, or user of a project under the lease. See Alabama Code 32-6-274
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • manufacture: To grind, mix or blend, or further process, a commercial feed for distribution. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • 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
  • 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 16-36-23
  • notification: The instrument or the procedure, or both, by which an issuer is required by this article to notify the director prior to the proposed issuance of industrial revenue bonds. See Alabama Code 32-6-274
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • OFFICIAL SAMPLE: A sample of feed taken by the commissioner or his agent in accordance with Section 2-21-26. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • 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 16-36-23
  • 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.
  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
  • PERMITTED ANALYTICAL VARIATION: Allowances for the inherent variability in sampling and in laboratory analyses of guaranteed components, as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials from time to time in its official publication. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • person: Such term includes individual, partnership, corporation, cooperatives and associations. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • 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: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • pet: Any domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the household of the owner thereof. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • PRODUCT NAME: The name of the commercial feed which identifies it as to kind, class or specific use. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL: Any agent, investment adviser representative, or person who serves in a supervisory, compliance, legal, or associated member capacity of a broker-dealer or investment adviser. See Alabama Code 32-6-362
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • 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.
  • SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE: A single-family residence owned and occupied by a first-time and second chance home buyer as the first-time and second chance home buyer's principal residence, which may also include a manufactured home, trailer, mobile home, condominium unit, or cooperative. See Alabama Code 45-36-80.02
  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
  • 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
  • STOP ORDER: An order issued by the director or by the commission in accordance with this article prohibiting the issuer from issuing the industrial revenue bonds described in the notification or any bonds in lieu of those bonds. See Alabama Code 32-6-274
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • ton: A net weight of two thousand pounds avoirdupois. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • VERTICAL-INTEGRATOR FEED: A commercial feed manufactured for feeding livestock, poultry or aquatic animals that are owned by the person manufacturing the feed or that are owned by subsidiaries, parents or other business entities associated with the manufacturer through common ownership. See Alabama Code 32-6-331
  • VULNERABLE ADULT: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 32-6-362

  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608