Article 1 Consolidation, Merger or Transfer of State Banks 5-7A-1 – 5-7A-6
Article 2 Conversion of National Banks Into State Banks 5-7A-20 – 5-7A-24
Article 3 Conversion of State Banks Into or Consolidation With National Banks 5-7A-40 – 5-7A-46
Article 4 Conversion of Savings Institutions Into State Banks 5-7A-60 – 5-7A-65

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 5 > Chapter 7A

  • abandonment: A voluntary and intentional relinquishment of the custody of a minor by parent, or a withholding from the minor, without good cause or excuse, by the parent, of his or her presence, care, love, protection, maintenance, or the opportunity for the display of filial affection, or the failure to claim the rights of a parent, or the failure to perform the duties of a parent. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • administration: The United States Veterans' Administration or its successor. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • ADMINISTRATIVE FEE: The fee charged to a client by a professional employer organization for professional employer services. See Alabama Code 25-14-3
  • administrator: The Secretary of the Department of Labor or his or her designee. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • administrator: The Administrator of Veterans' Affairs of the United States Veterans' Administration. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • adoptee: The person being adopted. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • adult: An individual 19 years of age or older. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • adult: A person who is 19 years of age or older or who by statute is otherwise deemed an adult. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • aftercare: Conditions and supervision as the juvenile court orders after release from the Department of Youth Services. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: The products of field, pasture, meadow and garden; fruits, melons, berries, nuts, vegetables, livestock, poultry and poultry products, dairy products, fish, aquatic and seafood products and all other things commonly known as agricultural products. See Alabama Code 2-10-90
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • applicant: A natural person who files a written application with the governing body of the city in accordance with Section 45-35A-52. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • APPLICATION FOR CONVERSION: That written application, on a form to be prescribed by the superintendent, which is filed with the superintendent requesting approval of a plan of conversion. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • APPOINTING AUTHORITY: A department head. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • 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.
  • association: Any corporation organized under this article. See Alabama Code 2-10-50
  • authority: The Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority, a public corporation organized pursuant to this part. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution adopted by the governing body of the city in accordance with Section 45-35A-52. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER: An installation as defined as an automated people mover in ASCE 21. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • 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.
  • 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
  • benefits: All moneys payable by the United States through the Veterans' Administration. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • board: The Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels. See Alabama Code 25-12-2
  • board: The Elevator Safety Review Board. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • board: The personnel board herein authorized. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • board: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • boiler: shall include fired units for heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these units are separate from processing systems and are complete within themselves. See Alabama Code 25-12-2
  • bonds: Includes bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION: An inspection, the report of which is used by the chief inspector to determine whether or not a certificate as provided by subsection (c) of Section 25-12-15 may be issued. See Alabama Code 25-12-2
  • CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION: A document issued by the administrator that indicates that the conveyance has had the required safety inspection and tests, and fees have been paid as set forth in this chapter. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • child: An individual under the age of 18 years, or under 21 years of age and before the juvenile court for a delinquency matter arising before that individual's 18th birthday, or under 19 years of age and before the juvenile court for a child in need of supervision matter or commitment to the State Department of Mental Health or under 19 years of age and before the juvenile court for a proceeding initiated under Section 12-15-115(b)(2). See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • CHILD IN NEED OF SUPERVISION: A child who has been adjudicated by a juvenile court for doing any of the following and who is in need of care, rehabilitation, or supervision:

    a. See Alabama Code 12-15-102

  • city: The City of Dothan, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • CLASSIFIED SERVICE: Includes all offices, positions, and employment in the City of Dothan as these offices, positions, and employment now or may hereafter exist, the holders of which are paid whether by salary, wages, or fees, in whole or in part, from funds of the city, except those expressly placed in the unclassified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • client: A person or entity that enters into a professional employer agreement with a professional employer organization, including a worksite employer. See Alabama Code 25-14-3
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • committee: The citizens supervisory committee herein created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • 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.
  • consent: Voluntarily agreeing to adoption. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • CONTROLLING PERSON: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 25-14-3

  • conveyance: Any elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator, moving sidewalk, platform lifts, stairway chairlifts, and automated people movers. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • COVERED EMPLOYEE: An individual having a relationship with a professional employer organization and a client who meets all of the following criteria:

    a. See Alabama Code 25-14-3

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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.
  • DELINQUENT ACT: An act committed by a child that is designated a violation, misdemeanor, or felony offense pursuant to the law of the municipality, county, or state in which the act was committed or pursuant to federal law. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • DELINQUENT CHILD: A child who has been adjudicated for a delinquent act and is in need of care or rehabilitation. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • department: The State Banking Department as provided for and created in Section 5-2A-1. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • department: The Department of Labor. See Alabama Code 25-12-2
  • department: The Alabama Department of labor. See Alabama Code 25-14-3
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • detention: The temporary placement of children alleged or adjudicated to be delinquent in secure custody as defined herein pending juvenile court disposition or transfer to a residential facility for further care of a child adjudicated delinquent. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • director: The personnel director herein created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • director: A member of the board of the authority. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • 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:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AREA: The central business district of the city as described in subsection (b) of Section 45-35A-52. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • elevator: An installation as defined as an elevator in ASME A17. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR: Any sole proprietor, firm, or corporation who possesses an elevator contractor's license in accordance with Sections 25-13-7 and 25-13-8 and who is engaged in the business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining elevators or related conveyances covered by this chapter. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • ELEVATOR INSPECTOR: Any person who possesses an elevator inspector's license in accordance with this chapter. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • ELEVATOR MECHANIC: Any person who possesses an elevator mechanic's license in accordance with Sections 25-13-7 and 25-13-8 and who is engaged in erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining elevators or related conveyances covered by this chapter. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • employee: A person in the classified service herein set up and appointed by the appointing authority, unless herein expressly excepted. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • EMPLOYMENT REGISTER: Typewritten lists containing the names of those applicants who have successfully passed mental tests for initial employment within the classified service for any specific position and which names are listed in the order of final grades attained on such tests from the highest grade attained to the lowest grade attained. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • escalator: An installation as defined as an escalator in ASME A17. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • examination: Physical fitness evaluation to include annual or other physical examinations, physical fitness examinations, final physical examinations, or any other type of physical examinations as prescribed by the personnel board or the director to determine the physical fitness of initial applicants for employment within the classified service and the physical fitness of classified employees now assigned, to qualify physically for the positions they now occupy or expect to occupy within the classified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • EXISTING INSTALLATION: An installation as defined as an installation, existing in ASME A17. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • father: A male person who is the biological father of the minor or is treated by law as the father. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • 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
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to the city, its city council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • guardian: Any person acting as a fiduciary for a ward and includes a conservator appointed under Alabama Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • GUARDIAN AD LITEM: A licensed attorney appointed by a juvenile court to protect the best interests of an individual without being bound by the expressed wishes of that individual. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • 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.
  • 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 this part. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • 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.
  • INTAKE OFFICER: A juvenile probation officer or an employee of the judicial branch of government, who is neutral and detached from executive and legislative branch activities, designated by the juvenile court judge to initiate original delinquency, dependency, and child in need of supervision cases, as well as cases designated in Section 12-15-132, before the juvenile court. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • 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
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • juries: include courts or judges in all cases when a jury trial is waived, or when the court or judge is authorized to ascertain and determine the facts as well as the law. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • JUVENILE COURT: The juvenile or family court division of the circuit or district court having jurisdiction over matters as provided by this chapter. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY: Any facility owned or operated by the state, any county, or other legal entity licensed by and contracted with the Department of Youth Services for the detention of children. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: Any person, however denominated, who is authorized by law to exercise the police powers of the state, a county, or local governments. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • 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
  • LEGAL CUSTODIAN: A parent, person, agency, or department to whom legal custody of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter has been awarded by order of the juvenile court or other court of competent jurisdiction. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • LEGAL CUSTODY: A legal status created by order of the juvenile court which vests in a legal custodian the right to have physical custody of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter and the right and duty to protect, train, and discipline the child and to provide the child with food, shelter, clothing, education, and medical care, all subject to the powers, rights, duties, and responsibilities of the legal guardian of the person of the child and subject to any residual parental rights and responsibilities. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • LEGAL GUARDIAN: A person who has been appointed by a probate court pursuant to the Alabama Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act, Chapter 2A (commencing with Section 26-2A-1) of Title 26 to be a guardian of a person under 19 years of age who has not otherwise had the disabilities of minority removed. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • license: A written license, duly issued by the administrator, authorizing a sole proprietor, firm, or company to carry on the business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining or performing inspections of elevators or related conveyances covered by this chapter. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • LICENSED CHILD PLACING AGENCY: Any adoption agency that is licensed under the provisions of the Alabama Child Care Act of 1971 or any adoption agency approved by the Department of Human Resources. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • licensee: An elevator mechanic, elevator contractor, or elevator inspector. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • MASCULINE GENDER: Comprehends all other genders. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • MATERIAL ALTERATION: An alteration as defined in the referenced standards. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • minor: An individual who is under the age of 19 years and who is not a child within the meaning of this chapter. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • minor: A person under the age of 19 or a person who is not an adult under the law in the jurisdiction where he or she resides. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • mother: A female person who is the biological mother of the minor or is treated by law as the mother. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • MOVING WALK OR SIDEWALK: An installation as defined as a moving walk in ASME A17. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • 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
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • parent: The legal mother or the legal father of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • parent: Natural or legal father or mother. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • PARTIES IN INTEREST: The adoptive parents and the natural parents unless the rights of the natural parents have been terminated or relinquished for purposes of adoption then the agency that has custody becomes a party in interest. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • person: An individual, sole proprietorship, business, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, firm, or any other form of legally recognized entity. See Alabama Code 25-14-3
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, 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 45-35A-52.01
  • person: A partnership, corporation, or an association. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • PICK-UP ORDER: In any case before the juvenile court, an order directing any law enforcement officer or other person authorized by this chapter to take a child into custody and to deliver the child to a place of detention, shelter, or other care designated by the juvenile court. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • PLAN OF CONVERSION: That written document containing all the information and meeting the requirements as set forth in Section 5-7A-62(1). See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • 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.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • PRESSURE VESSEL: A vessel other than those vessels defined in subdivision (2) in which the pressure is obtained from an external source or by the application of heat. See Alabama Code 25-12-2
  • PRESUMED FATHER: Any male person as defined in the Alabama Uniform Parentage Act. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • 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 the authority are kept. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • PRIVATE RESIDENCE: A separate dwelling or a separate apartment in a multiple dwelling which is occupied by members of a single-family unit. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • probation: The legal status created by order of the juvenile court following an adjudication of delinquency or in need of supervision whereby a child is permitted to remain in a community subject to supervision and return to the juvenile court for violation of probation at any time during the period of probation. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • 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.
  • PRODUCERS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Individual persons, partnerships, associations and corporations who produce such products either directly or as landlords, tenants or sharecroppers. See Alabama Code 2-10-90
  • PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATION: A person engaged in the business of providing professional employer services through one or more professional employer organization arrangements. See Alabama Code 25-14-3
  • PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATION ARRANGEMENTS: An arrangement under contract where an employee of a professional employer organization is assigned or leased, or both, to work at a client company. See Alabama Code 25-14-3
  • PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER SERVICES: The service of entering into relationships under this chapter in which all or a majority of the employees providing services to a client or to a division or work unit of clients are covered employees. See Alabama Code 25-14-3
  • project: Interests in land, buildings, structures, facilities, or other improvements located or to be located within the downtown development area, and any fixtures, machinery, equipment, furniture, or other property of any nature whatsoever used on, in, or in connection with any such land, interest in land, building, structure, facility, or other improvement, all for the essential public purpose of the development of trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities in the downtown development area. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • PROMOTIONAL REGISTER: Typewritten lists containing the names of those classified employees, presently assigned, who have successfully passed mental tests for promotion to higher positions within the classified service and which names are listed in the order of final grades attained on such tests from the highest grade attained to the lowest grade attained. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • PUBLIC HEARING: A meeting of the board open to the public, where any citizen, taxpayer, or other interested party may appear and be heard, subject to the duly adopted rules and regulations. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • PUBLIC RECORD: A record which the members of the public shall have the right to inspect, within reason and during ordinary business hours. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • PUTATIVE FATHER: The alleged or reputed father. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • registrant: A person or entity registered as a professional employer organization under this chapter or renewing a registration under this chapter. See Alabama Code 25-14-3
  • relinquishment: Giving up the physical custody of a minor for purpose of placement for adoption to a licensed child placing agency or the Department of Human Resources. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • 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.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • repair: A repair as defined in the referenced standards and which does not require a permit. See Alabama Code 25-13-2
  • RESIDENTIAL FACILITY: A dwelling, other than a detention or shelter care facility, providing living accommodations, care, treatment, and maintenance for children, including, but not limited to, institutions, foster family homes, group homes, half-way houses, and forestry camps operated, accredited, or licensed by a federal or state department or agency. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • RESIDUAL PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Those rights and responsibilities remaining with a parent after a transfer of legal custody of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter, including, but not necessarily limited to, the right of visitation, the right to withhold consent to adoption, the right to determine religious affiliation, and the responsibility for support, unless determined by order of the juvenile court not to be in the best interests of the child. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • RESULTING BANK: The state chartered bank that results from conversion of a savings institution to a state chartered bank pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • roster: A typewritten list showing the names of persons employed in the classified service by departments and the position occupied by each employee concerned. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • RULES AND REGULATIONS: A prescribed course of procedure adopted by the board to promote the administration of this part and the system hereby created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • SAVINGS INSTITUTION: A savings and loan association or savings bank organized under the laws of this state or organized under the laws of the United States and having its principal place of business in this state, whether a "capital stock saving institution" which is authorized to issue capital stock, or a "mutual savings institution" shares of which are owned by its members. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • secretary: The Secretary of Labor. See Alabama Code 25-12-2
  • secretary: The Secretary of the Alabama Department of Labor. See Alabama Code 25-14-3
  • SECURE CUSTODY: As used with regard to juvenile detention facilities and the Department of Youth Services, this term means residential facilities with construction features designed to physically restrict the movements and activities of persons in custody such as locked rooms and buildings, including rooms and buildings that contain alarm devices that prevent departure; fences; or other physical structures. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • SHELTER CARE: The temporary care of children in group homes, foster care, relative placement, or other nonpenal facilities. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD: A child as defined by the federal Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980. See Alabama Code 26-10A-2
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-35A-52.01
  • STATE CHARTERED BANK: A bank the same as if such bank were incorporated, chartered and permitted to do business, all as provided in Section 5-5A-1 et seq. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • superintendent: The Superintendent of Banks for the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 5-7A-61
  • TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE: A person employed either through a staffing service or directly by an employer to support or supplement the existing work force in special situations such as employee absences, temporary skill shortages, seasonal workloads, and special assignments and projects with the expectation that the position of the person shall be terminated upon the completion of the task or function. See Alabama Code 25-14-3
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • tests: Written, oral, or other methods of evaluation established by the board or director, to determine the merit, aptitude, knowledge of the job, and general qualifications, other than physical, of applicants to fill initial positions within the classified service, or for the promotion of those classified employees presently assigned to higher positions within the classified service, or for the purpose of reclassification or transfer of such employees into new or existing positions within the classified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • 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.
  • 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
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • ward: A beneficiary of the administration. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.