Article 1 1984 Act 37-14-1 – 37-14-17
Article 2 1985 Act 37-14-30 – 37-14-40

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 37 > Chapter 14

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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 45-28A-42.07
  • association: Includes, but is not limited to, an unincorporated nonprofit association as defined in Chapter 17 and an unincorporated professional association as defined in Article 1 of Chapter 30. See Alabama Code 45-26-231.06
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • department: The Alabama Department of Public Health. See Alabama Code 45-40-161
  • director: An individual who serves on the board of directors, by whatever name known, of a foreign or domestic corporation. See Alabama Code 45-26-231.06
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • DISTRIBUTION LINE: An electric conductor which is operated at 35,000 volts or less, up to but not including the service drop. See Alabama Code 37-14-2
  • DISTRIBUTION LINE: An electric conductor which is operated at 35,000 volts or less, up to but not including the service drop. See Alabama Code 37-14-31
  • ELECTRIC SUPPLIER: Any municipality, municipally-owned utility or other governmental entity, any cooperative, corporation, person, firm, association or other entity engaged in the business of supplying electric service at retail; provided, however, that a university, college or United States military base which distributes electricity shall not be deemed an electric supplier for the purpose of this article. See Alabama Code 37-14-2
  • ELECTRIC SUPPLIER: Any municipality, municipally-owned utility or other governmental entity, any cooperative, corporation, person, firm, association or other entity engaged in the business of supplying electric service at retail; provided, however, that no person or entity, including the Tennessee Valley Authority, who may not be lawfully regulated by the state by virtue of powers granted by the laws of the United States which prevail over Alabama statutes, nor any university, college or United States agency which distributes electricity at retail shall be deemed an electric supplier for the purpose of this article. See Alabama Code 37-14-31
  • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See Alabama Code 45-28A-42.07
  • enrollee: An individual who has contracted for or who participates in coverage under an insurance policy, a health maintenance organization contract, a health service corporation contract, an employee welfare benefit plan, a hospital or medical services plan, or any other benefit program providing payment, reimbursement, or indemnification for health care costs for the individual or the eligible dependents of the individual. See Alabama Code 45-40-161
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • EXISTING DISTRIBUTION LINE: A distribution line in existence on January 1, 1984. See Alabama Code 37-14-2
  • EXISTING DISTRIBUTION LINE: A distribution line in existence on January 1, 1984. See Alabama Code 37-14-31
  • EXISTING MUNICIPAL LIMITS: The corporate boundaries of any municipality as such boundaries existed on April 26, 1984. See Alabama Code 37-14-2
  • EXISTING MUNICIPAL LIMITS: The corporate boundaries of any municipality as such boundaries existed on April 26, 1984. See Alabama Code 37-14-31
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMER: A customer utilizing electric service at a premises at which the predominate activity is classified as mining, manufacturing, transportation, communication, electric, gas and sanitary services, or miscellaneous repair services in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, Part I, Divisions B, D and E and Major Group 76 of Division I as published in 1972 by the Statistical Policy Division of the United States Office of Management and Budget. See Alabama Code 37-14-2
  • INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMER: A customer utilizing electric service at a premises at which the predominate activity is classified as mining, manufacturing, transportation, communication, electric, gas and sanitary services, or miscellaneous repair services in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, Part I, Divisions B, D and E and Major Group 76 of Division I as published in 1972 by the statistical policy division of the United States Office of Management and Budget. See Alabama Code 37-14-31
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • 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
  • NEW INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMER: An industrial customer who constructs a new premises on a site not previously occupied by an industrial customer. See Alabama Code 37-14-31
  • 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.
  • 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 45-26-231.06
  • person: Any individual, firm, joint venture, partnership, corporation, association, or joint stock association and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof engaged in the transportation of hazardous liquids. See Alabama Code 37-4-90
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • premises: The building, structure or facility to which electricity is being metered or is to be furnished and metered, including all meters on such building, structure or facility through which electricity is delivered or to be delivered. See Alabama Code 37-14-2
  • premises: The building, structure or facility to which electricity is being metered or is to be furnished and metered, including all meters on such building, structure or facility through which electricity is delivered or to be delivered. See Alabama Code 37-14-31
  • PRIMARY ELECTRIC SUPPLIER: That electric supplier for each municipality existing on January 1, 1984 serving a plurality of the premises within the existing municipal limits to which service is actually being supplied and metered on January 1, 1984. See Alabama Code 37-14-2
  • PRIMARY ELECTRIC SUPPLIER: That electric supplier for each municipality existing on January 1, 1984 serving a plurality of the premises within the existing municipal limits to which service is actually being supplied and metered on January 1, 1984. See Alabama Code 37-14-31
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • property: Includes all property, whether real, personal, or mixed, or tangible or intangible, or any right or interest therein. See Alabama Code 45-26-231.06
  • provider: A health care provider duly licensed or certified by the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-40-161
  • REPRODUCTION COST NEW LESS DEPRECIATION: The total investment that would be required by the electric supplier selling the facilities to duplicate the facilities to be sold at the time of such sale utilizing then current costs for all materials, supplies, labor, land and land rights, transportation, and miscellaneous direct and indirect expenses (including overhead, engineering and supervision costs that are normally capitalized) that would be required; the costs that would be required to obtain all necessary approvals and permits; and any other costs that would be appropriately applicable to the reproduction of the facilities, less an amount representing the straight line depreciation of such reproduction costs of any depreciable items over an assumed life of 30 years for electric distribution facilities for that period of time equal to the age of the items of the electric distribution facilities being transferred. See Alabama Code 37-14-2
  • REPRODUCTION COST NEW LESS DEPRECIATION: The total investment that would be required by the electric supplier selling the facilities to duplicate the facilities to be sold at the time of such sale utilizing then current costs for all materials, supplies, labor, land and land rights, transportation, and miscellaneous direct and indirect expenses (including overhead, engineering and supervision costs that are normally capitalized) that would be required; the costs that would be required to obtain all necessary approvals and permits; and any other costs that would be appropriately applicable to the reproduction of the facilities, less an amount representing the straight line depreciation of such reproduction costs of any depreciable items over an assumed life of 30 years for electric distribution facilities for that period of time equal to the age of the items of the electric distribution facilities being transferred. See Alabama Code 37-14-31
  • SECONDARY ELECTRIC SUPPLIER: Any electric supplier serving within existing municipal limits which is not the primary electric supplier. See Alabama Code 37-14-2
  • SECONDARY ELECTRIC SUPPLIER: Any electric supplier serving within existing municipal limits which is not the primary electric supplier. See Alabama Code 37-14-31
  • 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 45-28A-42.07
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Alabama Code 45-28A-42.07
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • UTILIZATION REVIEW: A system for prospective and concurrent review of the necessity and appropriateness in the allocation of health care resources and services given or proposed to be given to an individual within this state. See Alabama Code 45-40-161
  • UTILIZATION REVIEW AGENT: Any person or entity, including the State of Alabama, performing a utilization review, except the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-40-161

  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608