Article 1 Rate and Other Regulations 37-4-1 – 37-4-30
Article 2 Property and Franchises 37-4-40 – 37-4-65
Article 3 Gas Pipeline Systems 37-4-80 – 37-4-88
Article 3A Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Facilities 37-4-90 – 37-4-97
Article 4 Radio Utilities 37-4-100 – 37-4-117
Article 5 Condemnation by Electric Utilities 37-4-130 – 37-4-131
Article 6 Distributed Generation Facilities 37-4-140
Article 7 Energy Security Act of 2015 37-4-150

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 37 > Chapter 4

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • AFFILIATED INTERESTS: Such term shall mean and include the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 37-4-1

  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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 10A-1-1.03
  • authority: The Public School and College Authority. See Alabama Code 16-16A-2
  • Authority: means Alabama Public School and College Authority. See Alabama Code 16-16B-2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 9-13-241
  • BRAC DISTRIBUTIONS: Bond proceeds to be distributed to the local school districts for purposes of and as allocated by this chapter. See Alabama Code 16-16A-2
  • BRAC IMPACTED AREA: The geographic area within Madison County and the City of Huntsville described by a closed perimeter boundary consisting of Cummings Research Park, East and West, Thornton Research Park, Redstone Gateway EUL Area, and Redstone Arsenal. See Alabama Code 16-16A-2
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • CERTIFIED PRESCRIBED BURN MANAGER: An individual who successfully completes a certification program approved by the Alabama Forestry Commission. See Alabama Code 9-13-272
  • chairman: The judge of probate acting as chairman of the county commission. See Alabama Code 9-9-70
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • commission: The county commission with the judge of probate as chairman. See Alabama Code 9-9-70
  • commission: The Alabama Public Service Commission;

    (6) FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS. See Alabama Code 37-4-90

  • commission: The Alabama Public Service Commission. See Alabama Code 37-4-1
  • commission: The Alabama Public Service Commission. See Alabama Code 37-4-80
  • commission: The Public Service Commission of Alabama. See Alabama Code 37-4-101
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or his designated representative. See Alabama Code 9-13-241
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • commissioner: A member of the commission. See Alabama Code 37-4-1
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • COMMON STOCK: Such term shall mean and include any and all stock, shares, or interest in any such utility of such nature that the ownership or control of a majority of the stock, shares, or interest, in number and amount, or in number or amount thereof, vests the control and management of such utility in the holders or owners thereof. See Alabama Code 37-4-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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
  • court: Unless some other court is specifically designated, such term shall be construed to mean court of probate. See Alabama Code 9-9-2
  • court: Every court and judge having jurisdiction in a case. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 9-13-241
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • DETERMINATION DATE: September 30 of the fiscal year in which the Authority obtains certification that the jobs requirements of this chapter have been satisfied. See Alabama Code 16-16A-2
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Digital textbooks: means an interactive, multimedia electronic book or digital resources that can be used creatively by learners. See Alabama Code 16-16B-2
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • district: Water management district. See Alabama Code 9-9-2
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • engineer: The agricultural engineer of the Alabama Extension Service. See Alabama Code 9-9-70
  • entity: A domestic entity or foreign entity. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • expenses: as used in this article shall include all expenses incident to or necessary to organize, defend, promote, improve, operate, maintain or dissolve a subdistrict. See Alabama Code 9-9-79
  • export: To transport, deliver or cause to be transported or delivered to any person or place for the purpose of transportation from any place in this state to any place outside this state. See Alabama Code 9-13-241
  • facility: Such term shall include all real property, stations, antennae, radios, receivers, transmitters, instruments, appliances, fixtures and other personal property used by a radio utility in providing service to its subscribers. See Alabama Code 37-4-101
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS: The minimum standards of safety adopted by the United States Department of Transportation pursuant to the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (P. See Alabama Code 37-4-80
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • foreign: With respect to an entity, that the entity is formed and existing under the laws of a jurisdiction other than this state. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • FOREIGN ENTITY: An organization formed and existing under the laws of a jurisdiction other than this state. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP: A foreign limited liability partnership as defined in Chapter 8A. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • garrison: The Garrison located at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and any successor thereto. See Alabama Code 16-16A-2
  • gas: Natural gas, flammable gas or gas which is toxic or corrosive. See Alabama Code 37-4-80
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • ginseng: The plant Panax quinquefolius L. See Alabama Code 9-13-241
  • GINSENG DEALER: Any person who collects or purchases ginseng for the purpose of reselling, selling, manufacturing or exporting same. See Alabama Code 9-13-241
  • GOVERNING AUTHORITY: A person or group of persons who are entitled to manage and direct the affairs of an entity pursuant to this title and the governing documents of the entity, except that if the governing documents of the entity or this title divide the authority to manage and direct the affairs of the entity among different persons or groups of persons according to different matters, governing authority means the person or group of persons entitled to manage and direct the affairs of the entity with respect to a matter under the governing documents of the entity or this title. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • GOVERNING PERSON: A person serving as part of the governing authority of an entity. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Government securities: means any bonds or other obligations which as to principal and interest constitute direct obligations of, or are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America, including obligations of any federal agency to the extent such obligations are unconditionally guaranteed by the United States of America and any certificates or any other evidences of an ownership interest in such obligations of, or unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America or in specified portions thereof (which may consist of the principal thereof or the interest thereon). See Alabama Code 16-16B-2
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • HOLDING COMPANY: Such term shall mean and include firms, partnerships, companies, corporations, individuals, and associations made up in whole or in part of individuals, firms, partners, companies, trusts at common law, corporations, or any other legal entities, their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever, in the singular number as well as in the plural, who own or control as much as 10 percent in number or amount of the outstanding shares of common stock of any utility engaged in any intrastate business in this state. See Alabama Code 37-4-1
  • individual: A natural person and the estate of an incompetent or deceased natural person. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Infrastructure: means the hardware and software resources that enable network connectivity, communication, operations, and management. See Alabama Code 16-16B-2
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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
  • JUDGE OF PROBATE: The judge of probate of the county in which a domestic entity is required or permitted to deliver a filing instrument for filing pursuant to this title. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • landowner: Any property owner who owns partial or full interest in lands in the benefited area or any property owner who owns partial or full interest in over 10 acres of land outside the benefited area within the district. See Alabama Code 9-9-2
  • law: Unless the context requires otherwise, both statutory and common law. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Legislature: means the Legislature of Alabama. See Alabama Code 16-16B-2
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • municipality: Any municipal corporation organized under the laws of this state. See Alabama Code 37-4-1
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • nonutility: Any federal agency, instrumentality, or corporation, owned by the United States, and any corporation or joint stock company in which the United States or any of its departments, establishments, or agencies, owns more than 50 percent of the voting shares of stock of such corporation or joint stock company. See Alabama Code 37-4-1
  • NOTICE BY PUBLICATION: Unless otherwise specified, such notice shall consist of publication once in each of three consecutive weeks (three insertions) in some newspaper having general circulation in the county or counties wherein the land in the water management district is located, the last insertion to be made at least 15 days prior to the date fixed for the hearing of said notice, and it shall not be necessary that the publication shall be made on the same day in each of the three weeks, but not less than 14 days, excluding the day of the first publication, shall intervene between the first publication and the last publication. See Alabama Code 9-9-2
  • 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
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • organization: A corporation, limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability company, business trust, real estate investment trust, joint venture, joint stock company, cooperative, association, bank, insurance company, credit union, savings and loan association, or other organization, regardless of whether the organization is for profit, not for profit, nonprofit, domestic, or foreign. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • OWNERSHIP INTEREST: An owner's interest in an entity. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • partnership: Includes a general partnership, a limited liability partnership, a foreign limited liability partnership, a limited partnership, a foreign limited partnership, a limited liability limited partnership, and a foreign limited liability limited partnership. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • PERMITTED INVESTMENTS: (i) Government Securities; (ii) bonds, debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued by any of the following agencies: Bank for Cooperatives; Federal Intermediate Credit Banks; Federal Financing Bank; Federal Home Loan Banks; Federal Farm Credit Bank; Export-Import Bank of the United States; Federal Land Banks; or Farmers Home Administration or any other agency or corporation which has been or may hereafter be created by or pursuant to an act of Congress of the United States as an agency or instrumentality thereof; (iii) bonds, notes, pass through securities or other evidences of indebtedness of Government National Mortgage Association and participation certificates of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; (iv) full faith and credit obligations of any state, provided that at the time of purchase such obligations are rated at least "AA" by Standard & Poor's Rating Group and at least "Aa" by Moody's Investors Service; (v) public housing bonds issued by public agencies or municipalities and fully secured as to the payment of both principal and interest by contracts with the United States of America, or temporary notes, preliminary notes or project notes issued by public agencies or municipalities, in each case fully secured as to the payment to both principal and interest by a requisition or payment agreement with the United States of America; (vi) time deposits evidenced by certificates of deposit issued by banks or savings and loan associations which are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, provided that, to the extent such time deposits are not covered by federal deposit insurance, such time deposits (including interest thereon) are fully secured by a pledge of obligations described in clauses (i), (ii), (iii), and (v) above, which at all times have a market value not less than the amount of such bank time deposits required to be so secured and which meet the greater of 100% collateralization or the "AA" collateral levels established by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group for structured financings; (vii) repurchase agreements for obligations of the type specified in clauses (i), (ii), (iii), and (v) above, provided such repurchase agreements are fully collateralized and secured by such obligations which have a market value at least equal to the purchase price of such repurchase agreements which are held by a depository satisfactory to the State Treasurer in such manner as may be required to provide a perfected security interest in such obligations, and which meet the greater of 100% collateralization or the "AA" collateral levels established by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group for structured financings; and (viii) uncollateralized investment agreements with, or certificates of deposit issued by, banks or bank holding companies, the senior long-term securities of which are rated at least "AA" by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group and at least "Aa" by Moody's Investors Service. See Alabama Code 16-16A-2
  • person: Any individual, partnership, stock company or corporation. See Alabama Code 9-9-2
  • person: Any individual, corporation, company, society, association or other business entity. See Alabama Code 9-13-241
  • 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, 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
  • 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: Such term shall mean and include individuals, associations of individuals, firms, partnerships, companies, corporations, municipalities, governmental agencies, their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever, in the singular number as well as in the plural. See Alabama Code 37-4-1
  • person: Such term shall include any individual, partnerships, corporations, companies, associations, administrators, executors, trustees and receivers appointed by any court whatsoever. See Alabama Code 37-4-101
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • PIPELINE SYSTEM: New and existing pipe rights-of-way and any pipeline, equipment, facility and building, or any of the foregoing, used by a public utility in the transportation of gas or the treatment of gas during the course of transportation; but "rights-of-way" as used in this article does not authorize the commission to prescribe the location or routing of any pipeline, equipment, facility or building, or any of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 37-4-80
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • PRESCRIBED BURNING: The controlled application of fire to naturally occurring vegetative fuels for ecological, silvicultural, agricultural and wildlife management purposes under specified environmental conditions and the following of appropriate precautionary measures which cause the fire to be confined to a predetermined area and accomplishes the planned land management objectives. See Alabama Code 9-13-272
  • prescription: A written plan for starting and controlling a prescribed burn to accomplish the ecological, silvicultural, and wildlife management objectives. See Alabama Code 9-13-272
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • PUBLIC UTILITY: Any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity of any kind engaged in the transportation and sale of gas and shall include the State of Alabama, every county in the State of Alabama, every municipality in the State of Alabama, every public body or corporation of whatever kind in the State of Alabama, as well as every private or nonpublic entity, when engaged in the transportation and sale of gas. See Alabama Code 37-4-80
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • RADIO UTILITY: Any person or organization which owns, controls, operates or manages a radio utility system; except, that such definition shall not include a telephone utility or telegraph utility regulated by the commission. See Alabama Code 37-4-101
  • RADIO UTILITY SYSTEM: A system employing any facility within this state to offer a radio service on a for-hire basis to the members of the public who subscribe to such service, and which is operated under such circumstances as would require a license by the Federal Communications Commission as a miscellaneous common carrier in the domestic land mobile radio services. See Alabama Code 37-4-101
  • rate: Such term shall mean and include, in the plural number as well as in the singular, every individual or joint rate, classification, fare, toll, charge, or other compensation for service rendered, or to be rendered, by any utility, and every rule, regulation, practice, act, requirement, or privilege in any way relating to such rate, fare, toll, charge, or other compensation, and any schedule or tariff, or part of a schedule or tariff thereof. See Alabama Code 37-4-1
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • rights-of-way: as used in this title does not authorize the commission to prescribe the location or the routing of any pipeline facility;

    (5) COMMISSION. See Alabama Code 37-4-90

  • rights-of-way: as used in this article does not authorize the commission to prescribe the location or routing of any pipeline, equipment, facility or building, or any of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 37-4-80
  • securities: Such term shall mean and include stock, stock certificates, bonds, notes, debentures, or other evidences of indebtedness, authorized, issued, or executed by any utility. See Alabama Code 37-4-1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • SERVICE REGULATION: Such term shall mean and include every rule, regulation, practice, act, or requirement in any way relating to the service or facilities of a utility, including the voltage of electricity, the heat units, pressure and candlepower of gas, the supply, rates, and pressure of water, and in general the quality of any commodity, service, or product supplied. See Alabama Code 37-4-1
  • 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.
  • 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: means the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 16-16B-2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • subdistrict: A drainage subdistrict. See Alabama Code 9-9-70
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • subscription: include a mark when the person cannot write, if his name is written near the mark, and witnessed by a person who writes his own name as a witness, and include with respect to corporate securities facsimile signature placed upon any instrument or writing with intent to execute or authenticate such instrument or writing. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • TRANSPORTATION OF GAS: The gathering, transmission, distribution and storage of natural gas and the transmission and distribution by pipeline of all kinds of gas other than natural gas. See Alabama Code 37-4-80
  • TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS LIQUIDS: The movement of hazardous liquids by intrastate pipeline, or their storage incidental to such movement, except that it shall not include: any such movement through gathering lines in rural locations, coastal waters, or onshore production; refining or manufacturing, cleansing and processing facilities, not including LNG facilities; or storage or in-plant piping systems associated with any such facilities;

    (4) FACILITIES. See Alabama Code 37-4-90

  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust fund: means the Education Trust Fund, formerly designated as the Alabama Special Educational Trust Fund, the name of which was changed to the Education Trust Fund, effective October 1, 1996, pursuant to Act No. See Alabama Code 16-16B-2
  • trustee: A person who serves as a trustee of a trust, including a real estate investment trust. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • 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
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • utility: Such term shall mean and include every person, not engaged solely in interstate business, that now or may hereafter own, operate, lease, or control:

    a. See Alabama Code 37-4-1

  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • viewers: The board of viewers. See Alabama Code 9-9-2
  • wired: means Wireless Infrastructure Renovation for Education Plan, the approved standards-based funding model developed by the Alabama Educational Technology Association (AETA), and endorsed by the State Board of Education, which shall be the minimum requirement for all school systems. See Alabama Code 16-16B-2
  • wlan: means a wireless local area network. See Alabama Code 16-16B-2
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.