Article 1 General Provisions 5-2A-1 – 5-2A-24
Article 2 Banking Board 5-2A-40 – 5-2A-45
Article 3 Bureau of Savings and Loan 5-2A-60 – 5-2A-63
Article 4 Bureau of Loans 5-2A-80 – 5-2A-83
Article 5 Bureau of Credit Unions 5-2A-100 – 5-2A-103

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 5 > Chapter 2A

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • affiliate: With respect to any lender, any person, firm or corporation controlled by, or under common control with, such lender, and any person, firm or corporation controlling such lender. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS: Farming, ranching, the production of agricultural commodities (including, without limitation, the products of aquaculture and silvaculture) or the treating, processing, storing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution or exporting of agricultural commodities; provided, however, that such term shall not include any operation the principal purpose of which is the selling at retail of agricultural commodities or related products; provided, further, that costs of agricultural operations shall specifically include, but not be limited to, costs of acquiring and improving real and personal property, repairs, annual operating expenses, family living expenses and refinancing of debt incurred for any such costs. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • ALTERNATING DIRECTOR: The director initially elected by the governing body of the authorizing municipality and thereafter alternately by the governing bodies of the authorizing county and the authorizing municipality. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • articles: The articles of incorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • authority: A public corporation incorporated pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • authority: A nonprofit public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • authority: The Fayette County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority, a public corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • AUTHORIZING COUNTY: Any county the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution of ordinance adopted by the governing body of any county or municipality in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-97-3 hereof, that authorizes the incorporation of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTIONS: The resolutions, adopted by the governing bodies of any county and municipality in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-95-3, that authorize the incorporation of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county or municipality to which application has been made for authority to incorporate an authority under this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISIONS: The authorizing county and the authorizing municipality with respect to a single corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • 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.
  • 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 Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-4-82.02
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • board: The board of directors of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • board: The Board of Directors of the Fayette County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • board: The board of directors of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, or other obligations representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, certificates, bond, grant or revenue anticipation notes or any other evidence of indebtedness representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • brand: Any recorded identification mark applied to any position on the hide of livestock by means of heat, acid, or a chemical, except numbers used to keep production records or record of age. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • cmrs: Commercial mobile radio service under Sections 3(27) and 332(d) of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • CMRS CONNECTION: Each mobile telephone number assigned to a CMRS subscriber with a place of primary use in Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • CMRS PROVIDER: A person or entity that provides CMRS. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-4-82.02
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • CONCISE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A reasonably concise description of a particular geographic area which may be by metes and bounds or by reference to government surveys, recorded maps and plats, municipal, county, or state boundary lines, well defined landmarks, and other monuments, or any combination of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
  • corporation: Any public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • corporation: Any public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • costs: As applied to a facility or any portion thereof, shall include all or any part of the cost of construction, acquisition, alteration, enlargement, extension, reconstruction, improvement, and remodeling of a facility, including all lands, structures, real or personal property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements, permits, approvals, licenses, and certificates and interests acquired or used for, in connection with or with respect to a facility, the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring lands to which such buildings or structures may be moved, the cost of all machinery and equipment, financing charges, underwriters' commissions or discounts, interest prior to, during, and following completion of such construction and acquisition, provisions for reserves for both principal and interest and for maintenance, extensions, enlargements, additions, and improvements to any facilities then being or theretofore acquired and all other amounts authorized by any corporation to be paid into any special funds from proceeds of bonds issued by the corporation, the cost of architectural, engineering, financial and legal services, plans, specifications, studies, surveys, estimates of cost and revenues, administrative expenses, expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of constructing a facility, and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the construction and acquisition of a facility, the financing of such construction and acquisition, and the placing of a facility in operation. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • county: Any county in this state that abuts on a navigable river or through which a navigable river runs. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • county: Fayette County. See Alabama Code 45-29-120.01
  • county: Fayette County. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • COUNTY OF INCORPORATION: The county in which an authority has been or is proposed to be incorporated. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • CREATING AUTHORITY: The municipal governing body of any municipality or the governing body of any county that, by passage of a resolution or ordinance, creates a district within its respective jurisdiction in accordance with this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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 of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-4-82.02
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • DESIGNATED REVENUES: Hospital taxes and other revenues from which any particular bonds of a corporation may be payable, as designated in the proceeding of the board of such corporation authorizing the issuance of such bonds. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • DETERMINING COUNTY: With respect to a corporation, any county the governing body of which shall have made findings and determinations of fact pertaining to the organization of such corporation in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-97-3. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • DETERMINING MUNICIPALITY: With respect to a corporation, any municipality the governing body of which shall have made findings and determinations of fact pertaining to the organization of such corporation, in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-97-3. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • DETERMINING SUBDIVISION: With respect to a corporation, any determining county or determining municipality and, with respect to an instrumentality, the county or municipality or combination thereof whose governing body is empowered to incorporate or otherwise establish such instrumentality. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • director: A member of the board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • director: A member of the board of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • director: A member of the Board of Directors of the Fayette County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • director: A member of the board of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • director: A member of the board of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • DISTRIBUTION FORMULA: The percentage of the total state population residing in a district, compared to the total state population residing in all districts statewide, based upon the latest census data or estimates compiled by or for the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • district: A communication district created pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • employee: Any law enforcement officer, radio operator, jailer, and law enforcement support personnel, not excepted by Section 45-29-120. See Alabama Code 45-29-120.01
  • 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.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • facility: Property or collections of property used to provide utility services, including all land, rights-of-way, property rights, franchise rights, buildings and other structures, machinery, equipment, vehicles, furniture, fixtures, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, pipes, aqueducts, and all other property, rights, easements, and interests necessary or desirable in connection therewith. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • FCC ORDER: The order of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC Docket No. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • 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 SECURITIES: Direct obligations of the United States for the payment of which the full faith and credit of the United States is pledged, or obligations issued by a person controlled or supervised by and acting as an instrumentality of the United States, the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on which is fully and unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation by the United States. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • fiduciary: A trustee of a testamentary trust or of any express trust, a guardian of the estate of a minor, a guardian, committee or conservator of the estate of an incompetent person, an executor of a will, an administrator of the estate of a decedent or an advisor or consultant exercising control over a testamentary or express trust. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.14
  • FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE: All services involved in protecting property and life from fires including, but not limited to, discovering, ascertaining, extinguishing, preventing the spread of, or fighting fires or inspecting property for fire hazards, or any part or combination thereof. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, the county commission and, with respect to a municipality, the council, commission or other governing body of such municipality. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, its county commission or other like governing body, and with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body exercising the legislative functions of a municipality and, with respect to a county, its county commission or other like governing body exercising the legislative functions of a county and, with respect to an instrumentality or Tannehill Furnace and Foundry Commission, its board of directors or other like governing body duly constituted to exercise the ultimate decision-making functions of such instrumentality or said Tannehill Furnace and Foundry Commission, as the case may be. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • GOVERNING BODY: The board or body in which the general legislative powers of a municipality or county are vested; provided, that this division shall not authorize any county, city or town to construct an undertaking provided for in paragraph (1) a of this section in any city or town or in any portion of a county which is then adequately served by a like undertaking or undertaking performing the proposed service; provided further, that nothing contained in this division shall authorize the construction or operation of an undertaking for the purpose of manufacturing ice for sale at retail or for retail to the public. See Alabama Code 45-37A-51.243
  • GOVERNMENTAL USER: Any county or municipality, or any instrumentality of either thereof (including, without limitation to, any corporation incorporated hereunder) or Tannehill Furnace and Foundry Commission, that receives, participates in, or otherwise partakes of utility services pursuant to a utility services agreement. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • 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.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • indenture: Any mortgage, indenture of mortgage, deed of trust, trust agreement or trust indenture executed by an authority as security for its bonds. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • 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.
  • instrumentality: With respect to any county or municipality, any public corporation, public authority, board, commission or other similar body that is incorporated, established, or controlled by such county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • 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
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • JUDGE OF PROBATE: The judge of probate of the county of incorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • lender: Any federal or state chartered bank, federal land bank, production credit association, bank for cooperatives, federal or state chartered savings and loan association or building and loan association, small business investment company or any other institution qualified within this state to originate and service loans, including, but without limitation to, insurance companies, credit unions and mortgage loan companies. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equine or equidae, ratites, and poultry. See Alabama Code 45-4-82.02
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equine or equidae, ratites, and poultry. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • LIVESTOCK HIDE DEALER: Any dealer who buys hides of livestock. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • LIVESTOCK MARKET: A place, concentration or collection point, or other public or private place where a person shall assemble livestock for either public or private sale by him and such service or the cost or expense thereof is to be compensated for by the owner, on a commission basis or otherwise, or where such person purchases livestock for resale. See Alabama Code 45-4-82.02
  • LIVESTOCK MARKET: A place where a person assembles livestock for public sale, if the person is required to procure a license or permit from the state Department of Agriculture and Industries to operate the market. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • MERIT EMPLOYEE: Any such employee who shall have completed one year of probationary employment. See Alabama Code 45-29-120.01
  • MILITARY INSTALLATION: A federal military fort, base, camp, post, station, yard, depot, arsenal, armory, or installation. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • municipality: Any incorporated city or town in this state. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of Fayette County. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • municipality: An incorporated municipality in the state. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • municipality: Such term shall include any incorporated city or town in the state. See Alabama Code 45-37A-51.243
  • NEW TERRITORY: Any territory added, by amendment to the certificate of incorporation of an authority, to the area or areas in which that authority is authorized to render water service, fire protection service, or any thereof. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • OPERATIONAL AREA: The parcels of realty within a county, previously conveyed to the United States of America, which formerly comprised a military installation, and all property in adjacent areas of close proximity to the military installation within the corporate limits of any municipality whose corporate limits lie in whole or in part within the operational area of the authority that is necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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 individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity or organization. See Alabama Code 45-4-82.02
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, any person, including, without limitation, a private firm, a private association, a corporation, and a public person. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • person: Any natural person, public or private corporation (including, without limitation to, any corporation incorporated hereunder), partnership, trust, foundation, government or governmental body, political subdivision, or other legal entity. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, a person, corporation, association, partnership or cooperative. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, or association. See Alabama Code 45-42-243
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws, and the minutes of the proceedings of the board of a corporation are kept. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • provider: Any person that provides utility services to any user pursuant to a utility services agreement. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • 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 WATER SYSTEM: A water system which is owned or operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, any combination of any thereof, or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof or in which any one or more thereof or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more thereof holds a reversionary or remainder interest. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • pure honey: as used in this article , shall mean the nectar of plants that has been transformed by, and is the natural product of the honeybee, either in the honeycomb or taken from the honeycomb and marketed in a liquid, crystalized or granulated condition. See Alabama Code 45-41-244.26
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • revenues: All rentals, receipts, income, and other charges derived or received or to be derived or received by the corporation, from any of the following: The operation by the corporation of a facility or facilities, or part of either thereof; the sale, including installment sales or conditional sales, lease, sublease, or use or other disposition of any facility or portion thereof; repayment of any loan with respect to any facility or the operation thereof; contracts, agreements, or franchises with respect to a facility (or portion thereof); any gift or grant; proceeds of bonds to the extent of use thereof for payment of principal of, interest or premium, if any, on the bonds is authorized by the corporation; proceeds from any insurance, condemnation or guaranty pertaining to a facility or property mortgaged to secure bonds or pertaining to the financing of a facility; and income and profit from the investment of the proceeds of bonds or of any revenues. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which the authority is authorized by its certificate of incorporation or any amendment thereto to render water and fire protection service, or any thereof, which area may include not only territory located outside the boundaries of any municipality but also territory located within the boundaries of one or more municipalities. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-37-123.26
  • STATE AGENCY: Any permanent or temporary state office, department, division or unit, bureau, board, commission, authority, institution, state college or university, or other unit of state government, whether executive, legislative, or judicial, which has the authority to acquire property by eminent domain under state law and which carries out projects with federal or state financial assistance that cause people to be displaced, but shall not include any unit of local government. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • subscriber: A person who purchases or subscribes to a voice communications service and is able to receive it or use it periodically over time; provided, however, that for purposes of the imposition and collection of the statewide 911 charge the term subscriber shall not include the State of Alabama, the counties within the state, incorporated municipalities of the State of Alabama, county and city school boards, independent school boards, and all educational institutions and agencies of the State of Alabama, the counties within the state, or any incorporated municipalities of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • 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 30-3D-608
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • TANNEHILL FURNACE AND FOUNDRY COMMISSION: The "Tannehill Furnace and Foundry Commission" created under Article 10 of Chapter 9 of Title 41. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • undertaking: Such term shall include all of the following revenue-producing undertakings or any combination of two or more of such undertakings, whether now existing or hereafter acquired or constructed:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-37A-51.243

  • user: Any person that receives, participates in, or otherwise partakes of utility services pursuant to a utility services agreement, and includes any governmental user. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • UTILITY SERVICES: Any services for (i) the collection, treatment, and delivery of water, whether such water is used for human consumption or industrial use, and (ii) the collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage, wastewater, industrial effluent, or other fluid waste. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • UTILITY SERVICES AGREEMENT: Any agreement between or among one or more users and one or more providers, whether such agreement is in the form of a lease, a service contract, a contract of sale, or in any other form, pursuant to which a provider or providers shall agree to provide one or more utility services to, or for the benefit of, such user or users under circumstances in which the facilities for the provision of such utility services are financed, in whole or in part, by a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-32-71
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • VOICE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21

  • VOICE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDER: An entity that provides voice communications service to a subscriber in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-32-150.21
  • WAR SERVICE: Such term shall include the following, during the period that the United States shall be engaged in war with any foreign nation:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.14

  • WATER SERVICE: The providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing of water and the performing of all of the functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a water system. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • WATER SYSTEM: Lands, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, and other property, or any combination of any thereof, which are used or useful or capable of future use in providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing water including, but not limited to, water supply systems, water distribution systems, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, aqueducts, pumping stations, standpipes, filtration plants, purification plants, meters, valves, fire hydrants, and all necessary appurtenances and equipment, and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering water service. See Alabama Code 45-29-140
  • WATERFRONT PROPERTY: Any property on or near any navigable river in this state. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.