Article 1 Brake Fluid 8-17-1 – 8-17-9
Article 2 Caustic or Corrosive Substances 8-17-20 – 8-17-24
Article 3 Linseed Oil 8-17-40 – 8-17-45
Article 5 Petroleum Products 8-17-80 – 8-17-155
Article 6 Turpentine 8-17-170 – 8-17-174
Article 7 Liquefied Petroleum Gas 8-17-190
Article 8 Fireworks 8-17-210 – 8-17-226
Article 8A Pyrotechnic Displays 8-17-230 – 8-17-239
Article 9 Explosives 8-17-240 – 8-17-256
Article 10 Cigarette Ignition Propensity Standards 8-17-270 – 8-17-281

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 8 > Chapter 17 - Regulation of Certain Goods and Products

  • ACCUMULATED CONTRIBUTIONS: The sum of all the amounts deducted from the compensation of a member credited to his or her individual account in the District Attorneys' Plan, together with regular interest thereon. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Acquired entity: means the corporation or foreign corporation that will have all of one or more classes or series of its stock acquired in a stock exchange. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-11.01
  • act: Alabama Explosives Safety Act of 1993. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • ACTUARIAL EQUIVALENT: A benefit of equal value when computed upon the basis of the mortality tables adopted by the Board of Control and regular interest. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • advertisement: All representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means, relating to seed within the scope of this article. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • agent: Any person authorized by the Department of Revenue to purchase and affix stamps on packages of cigarettes. See Alabama Code 8-17-271
  • agreement: Any agreement between a wholesaler and a supplier, whether oral or written, whereby a wholesaler is granted the right to purchase and sell a brand or brands of wine sold by a supplier. See Alabama Code 45-2-22.02
  • AGRICULTURAL SEED: The seeds of grasses, forage, cereal and fiber crops and any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this state as agricultural or field seeds and mixtures of such seeds. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Alabama bank: means a bank whose home state is Alabama. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Alabama state bank: means a bank chartered under the laws of Alabama. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • ANCILLARY BUSINESS: A business owned by a wholesaler, or by a substantial partner of a wholesaler, the primary business of which is directly related to the transporting, storing, or marketing of the brand or brands of wine of a supplier with whom the wholesaler has an agreement; or a business owned by a wholesaler, a substantial stockholder of a wholesaler, or a substantial partner of a wholesaler which recycles empty beverage containers. See Alabama Code 45-2-22.02
  • annuity: Payments for life derived from the accumulated contributions of a member. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • 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.
  • ANNUITY STARTING DATE: The first day for which a benefit is payable as an annuity or any other form under Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • applicant: A natural person who files a written application with the governing body of any county or municipality in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-89A-3. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • APPOINTING AUTHORITY: A department head. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • articles: The articles of incorporation or articles of reincorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • 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
  • association: The Elmore County Firefighters Association. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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 or reincorporated pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • authority: Any public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of Article 1 of this chapter, as amended. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT: Amendment No. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution or ordinance adopted by the governing body of any county or municipality in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-89A-3, that authorizes the incorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • AVERAGE FINAL COMPENSATION: The average annual compensation of a district attorney with respect to which he or she had made contributions pursuant to Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • AVIATION GASOLINE: Motor fuel designed for use in the operation of aircraft other than jet aircraft, and sold or used for that purpose. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • 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.
  • Bank holding company: has the meaning set forth in 12 U. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Bank supervisory agency: means :

    (1) The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and any successor to these agencies; and

    (2) Any agency of another state with primary responsibility for chartering and supervising banks. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21

  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • beneficiary: Any person in receipt of a pension, an annuity, a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided by this division. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • 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
  • beneficiary: The person or persons named by a member by written designation filed with the board to receive payments under this plan after the member's death. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • BIODIESEL FUEL: Any motor fuel or mixture of motor fuels that is derived, in whole or in part, from agricultural products or animal fats, or the wastes of such products or fats, and is advertised as, offered for sale as, suitable for use as, or used as motor fuel in a diesel engine. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • blast: The firing or detonating of explosives. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • blaster: A person qualified by reason of training, knowledge, and experience to design, supervise, or detonate explosives in blasting operations, who has obtained a valid blaster certification card issued by the office. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • BLASTING CONTRACTOR: A person employed, hired, or contracted by a client or other person to plan, organize, supervise, and conduct blasting operations. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • BLASTING OPERATION: The use of explosives in the blasting of stone, rock, or any other natural formation, or in any construction, quarry work, or demolition of man-made structures. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • BLASTING PRIVILEGES: Blasting certification, blasting contractor licensing, and blasting permits. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • BLENDED FUEL: A mixture composed of gasoline or diesel fuel and any other liquid that can be used as a motor fuel in a highway vehicle. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • board: The Alabama Board of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • board: The personnel board herein authorized. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • board: The Police and Fire Pension Board as constituted under Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • BOARD OF CONTROL: The board provided for in Section 36-27-23 to administer the retirement system. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, or other obligations representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • brand: The trade name or other designation under which a particular petroleum product is sold, offered for sale, or otherwise identified. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • BREAK IN SERVICE: A period of absence which would constitute a break in the member's service under the Mobile County Personnel Board rules; provided, however, that periods of leave and periods of service in the uniformed services of the United States determined in accordance with Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • BULK TRANSFER: Any transfer of motor fuel from one location to another by pipeline tender or marine delivery within a bulk transfer/terminal system, including, but not limited to, the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 8-17-80

  • BULK USER: A person who receives into his or her own storage facilities, in transport truck lots, taxable motor fuel for his or her own consumption. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • BUSINESS TRUST: A business trust as defined in Chapter 16. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • CERTIFICATE OF DISSOLUTION: Any document such as a certificate of dissolution, statement of dissolution, or articles of dissolution, required or permitted to be filed publicly with respect to an entity's dissolution and winding up of its business, activity, activities, not for profit activity, or affairs. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • certificate of incorporation: as used in this chapter is synonymous to the term "certificate of formation" used in Chapter 1. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • cigarette: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 8-17-271

  • city: The City of Mobile, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • 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
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • code: The Code of Alabama 1975, as amended. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • code: The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • COMMERCIAL BUILDING: Any building that contains one or more separate business enterprises that purchase and display a business license applicable to the business enterprise. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • commission: The Elmore County Commission or other governing body of the county. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • commissioner: The Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • 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.
  • COMPARABLE REPLACEMENT DWELLING: Any dwelling that is decent, safe, and sanitary; adequate in size to accommodate the occupants; within the financial means of the displaced person; functionally equivalent; in an area not subject to unreasonable adverse environmental conditions; and in a location generally not less desirable than the location of the dwelling of a displaced person with respect to public utilities, facilities, services, and the place of employment of a displaced person. See Alabama Code 18-4-2
  • CONDITIONS OF A GRANT: The terms and conditions upon which a grant is made by a donor. See Alabama Code 11-81A-1
  • Constituent organization: means an organization that is party to a merger under this article. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-11.01
  • contribution: A tangible or intangible benefit that a person transfers to an entity in consideration for an ownership interest in the entity or otherwise in the person's capacity as an owner or a member. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Control: shall be construed consistently with the provisions of 12 U. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • costs: As applied to a facility or any portion thereof, such term 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 for a period of six months following estimated 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 authority to be paid into any special funds from proceeds of bonds issued by the authority, 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 11-89A-2
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • county: Any county in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-81A-1
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • county: Elmore County, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • COUNTY OF INCORPORATION: The county in which an authority has been or is proposed to be incorporated or reincorporated. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • day: When used in the computation of time, excludes the first day and includes the last day of the period so computed, unless the last day is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • dealer: Any person who buys and sells seed in Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • department: The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • department: Any volunteer fire department with which the Elmore County Firefighters Association may enter into agreements with respect to providing fire protection, fire prevention, and related services and facilities within the county. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • department: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • DESIGNATED MEMBER: The spouse, child, grandchild, parent, brother, or sister of a deceased individual who owned an interest, including a controlling interest, in a wholesaler; or any person who inherits the deceased individual's ownership interest in the wholesaler under the terms of the deceased individual's will, or under the laws of intestate succession of this state; or any person who or entity which has otherwise by designation in writing by the deceased individual, succeeded the deceased individual in the wholesaler's business, or has succeeded to the deceased individual's ownership interest in the wholesaler pursuant to a written contract or instrument; and also includes the appointed and qualified personal representative and the testamentary trustee of a deceased individual owning an ownership interest in a wholesaler. See Alabama Code 45-2-22.02
  • DETERMINING COUNTY: With respect to an authority, any county the governing body of which shall have made findings and determinations of fact pertaining to the organization of such authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-89A-3. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • DETERMINING COUNTY: Any county the governing body of which shall have made findings and determinations of fact in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-88-3. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • DETERMINING MUNICIPALITY: With respect to an authority, any municipality the governing body of which shall have made findings and determinations of fact pertaining to the organization of such authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-89A-3. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • DETERMINING SUBDIVISION: With respect to an authority, any determining county or determining municipality. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • DIESEL FUEL: Any liquid that is advertised, offered for sale, or sold for use as or used as a motor fuel in a diesel-powered engine. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • director: An individual who serves on the board of directors, by whatever name known, of a foreign or domestic corporation. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • director: The personnel director herein created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • directors: The members of the board of directors. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • 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:
  • distribution: A transfer of property, including cash, from an entity to an owner or member of the entity in the owner's or member's capacity as an owner or member. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property, except its own shares, or incurrence of indebtedness by a corporation to or for the benefit of any one or more of its shareholders in respect of any of its shares. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • distributor: Any person engaged in the business of making sales of fireworks for resale to all holders of the required Alabama permits who in turn shall resell to any permit holder; or any person who receives, brings, or imports any fireworks of any kind into the State of Alabama, except to a holder of an Alabama manufacturer's or distributor's permit. See Alabama Code 8-17-210
  • district: A fire fighting district established by the Elmore County Firefighters Association. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • DISTRICT ATTORNEY: Except as otherwise provided in Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • domestic corporation: means a business corporation, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • donor: The United States of America, or the state, or any county in the state or any municipality or any department, division, board, bureau, institution, or agency of any of the foregoing, or any person, firm or corporation, institution, foundation, or other agency or any combination of any two or more such donors. See Alabama Code 11-81A-1
  • dwelling: Any occupied or unoccupied building, structure, or other improvement to real property used or expected to be used as a dwelling for one or more persons, including specifically but not limited to the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02

  • DYED DIESEL FUEL: Diesel fuel that meets the dyeing and marking requirements of Section 4082, Title 26 of the United States Code. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • DYED KEROSENE: Kerosene that meets the dyeing and marking requirements of Section 4082, Title 26 of the United States Code. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS TITLE: January 1, 2011. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • electronic: Relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • 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
  • employer: The State of Alabama or any department, agency, or local governing body by which a district attorney is paid. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • 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
  • En banc: In the bench or "full bench." Refers to court sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases. They are then said to be sitting en banc.
  • Entity: includes corporation and foreign corporation; nonprofit corporation; for profit and nonprofit association; business trust; estate; partnership; limited liability company; trust; and two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest; and state, United States, and foreign government. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • EQUIVALENT ACTUARIAL VALUE: The equivalent value when computed on the basis of the 1995 Buck Mortality Table (Male) for Members, the 1995 Buck Mortality Table (Female) for Beneficiaries, and an interest rate of seven percent per year, compounded annually. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • explosives: Any chemical compound or other substance or mechanical system intended for the purpose of producing an explosion, or that contains oxidizing and combustible units, or other ingredients, in such proportions or quantities that ignition by detonation may produce an explosion, capable of causing injury to persons or damage to property. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • facility: All or any part of either or both of (i) a solid waste disposal facility, and (ii) a resource recovery facility, including all land, rights-of-way, property rights, franchise rights, machinery, equipment, vehicles, furniture, fixtures, and all other property, rights, easements, and interests necessary or desirable in connection therewith. See Alabama Code 11-89A-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
  • 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
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • FILING ENTITY: A domestic entity that is a corporation, limited partnership, limited liability limited partnership, limited liability company, professional association, employee cooperative corporation, or real estate investment trust. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • FINAL AVERAGE SALARY: For a member who first became a uniformed officer prior to March 28, 1990, the average of the member's salary for his or her final 36 months of service and, for a member who first became a uniformed officer on or after March 28, 1990, the average of the member's salary for his or her final 60 months of service. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • 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
  • FIRE PROTECTION FACILITY: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, fire engines, fire hydrants, ladders, equipment, hoses, alarm apparatus, chemicals, uniforms, supplies, or any combination of any thereof used or useful or capable of future use in furnishing fire protection service and all other property deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in furnishing fire protection service. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • FIRE PROTECTION FEE: A fee for fire protection and emergency medical services levied by the commission pursuant to the authorizing amendment and this part. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • 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 11-88-1
  • FIREWORKS SEASONS: The dates of June 20 through July 10 and December 15 through January 2 of each year shall be the only periods when seasonal retailers may sell fireworks. See Alabama Code 8-17-210
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • FLOWER SEED: The seeds of all plants grown for ornamental purposes, either for domestic or commercial purposes, and which are generally known and sold under the name of flower seed in this state. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • 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 corporation: means a business corporation incorporated under a law other than the law of this state. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • foreign corporation: means an entity incorporated or existing under this chapter. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-1.40
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • fund: The Judicial Retirement Fund provided for in Chapter 18 of this title. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • fund: The assets of the plan held in trust by the board pursuant to Section 45-49A-63. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • 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
  • gasohol: A blended motor fuel composed of gasoline and motor fuel grade alcohol. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • gasoline: Any product commonly or commercially known as gasoline, regardless of classification, that is advertised, offered for sale, or sold for use as or used as motor fuel in an internal combustion engine, including gasohol and blended fuel which contains gasoline. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: A partnership as defined in Chapter 8A. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • germination: The percentage of seeds capable of producing normal seedlings under ordinarily favorable conditions (not including seeds which produce weak, malformed or obviously abnormal sprouts nor hard seeds). See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • GOOD FAITH: Honesty in fact and the observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing in the trade, as defined in and interpreted under the Uniform Commercial Code, Section 7-2-103. See Alabama Code 45-2-22.02
  • GOVERNING BODY: The council, commission, board of directors, or other group or body which governs, controls, or makes decisions for a grantee. See Alabama Code 11-81A-1
  • 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. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • GOVERNING BODY: The county commission of a county. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • 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 11-81-140
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • grant: Any gift, grant, appropriation, donation, or advance by any donor, whether absolute or conditional, for any purpose. See Alabama Code 11-81A-1
  • grantee: Any municipality, or any department, board, bureau, commissioner, or agency of any municipality, whether incorporated or not, acting on behalf of the municipality, or any public corporation, to which a grant is to be made. See Alabama Code 11-81A-1
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • HARD SEEDS: The percentage of seeds which because of hardness or impermeability do not absorb moisture or germinate under prescribed tests but remain hard during the period prescribed for germination of the kind of seed concerned. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • HIGHLY COMPENSATED EMPLOYEE: An individual described in Section 414(q) of the code. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Home state: means :

    (1) With respect to a national bank, the state in which the main office of the bank is located;

    (2) With respect to a state bank, the state by which the bank is chartered;

    (3) With respect to a foreign bank, the state determined to be the home state of such foreign bank under 12 U. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21

  • Home state regulator: means , with respect to an out-of-state state bank, the bank supervisory agency of the state in which such bank is chartered. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Host state: means a state, other than the home state of a bank, in which the bank maintains, or seeks to establish and maintain, a branch. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • HYBRID SEED CORN: The first generation seed of a cross produced by controlling the pollination and by combining two, three or four inbred lines or by combining one inbred line or a single cross with an open-pollinated variety. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • 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.
  • import: To bring petroleum products into this state for sale, use, or storage by any means of conveyance other than in the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • importer: A person who imports petroleum products into this state. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • improvement: Any sanitary sewage treatment or sewage disposal plant or any sanitary sewer, including mains, laterals, trunk lines, collector lines, outfall lines, force mains, and appurtenant facilities. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • incorporators: The natural persons filing a written application for the incorporation or reincorporation of an authority pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • INERT MATTER: All matter not seeds, including, among others, broken seeds, sterile florets, chaff, fungus bodies and stones, etc. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • INSPECTION FEE PERMIT HOLDER: A person to whom the Department of Revenue has issued an inspection fee permit. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • 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
  • Interstate merger transaction: means :

    (1) The merger or consolidation of banks with different home states, and the conversion of branches of any bank involved in the merger or consolidation into branches of the resulting bank; or

    (2) The purchase of all or substantially all of the assets, including all or substantially all of the branches, of a bank whose home state is different from the home state of the acquiring bank. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21

  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • ISSUING AUTHORITY: A municipality or other governmental entity authorized to issue permits and conduct the duties provided by this article. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • JUDGE OF PROBATE: The Judge of Probate of Elmore County. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • 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
  • kerosene: All grades of kerosene, including, but not limited to, the two grades of kerosene, No. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • kind: One or more related species or subspecies which singly or collectively are known by one common name, for example, wheat, oat, vetch, sweet clover, cabbage, cauliflower, etc. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • labeling: All labels and other written, printed or graphic representations in any form whatsoever accompanying and pertaining to any seed, whether in bulk or in containers, and such term includes invoices and other bills of shipment. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • 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
  • leave: A period of absence from work during which the member is entitled to a leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and its regulations (i) in order to care for the member's child following the birth of the child, (ii) because of the placement of a child with the member for adoption or foster care, (iii) because of a serious health condition that makes the member unable to perform his or her duties as a uniformed officer, or (iv) for purposes of caring for his or her child, spouse, or parent having a serious health condition. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • license: An authorization issued pursuant to Section 8-17-247 that identifies persons eligible to do business as a blasting contractor or a quarry operator where explosives will be involved in blasting operations. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: A limited liability company as defined in Chapter 5A. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • LIMITED LIABILITY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP: A limited liability limited partnership as defined in Chapter 9A. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP: A limited liability partnership as defined in Chapter 8A. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • LIMITED PARTNERSHIP: A limited partnership as defined in Chapter 9A. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • LOT OF SEED: A definite quantity of seed identified by a lot number, every portion or bag of which is uniform, within permitted tolerances, for the factors which appear in the labeling. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • LUBRICATING OIL: Those products of petroleum that are commonly used in lubricating or oiling engines and any devices or substitutes for such products of petroleum. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • manufacturer: Any person engaged in the making, manufacture, or construction of fireworks of any kind within the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 8-17-210
  • manufacturer: Any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 8-17-271

  • MASCULINE GENDER: Comprehends all other genders. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • MEDICAL BOARD: The board of physicians provided for in Section 36-27-23. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • member: Any district attorney included in membership of the plan. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • member: Any person included in the membership of the plan, as provided in Subpart 2. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • MEMBERSHIP SERVICE: Service as a district attorney on account of which contributions are made. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • mixture: Seed consisting of more than one kind or variety, each present in excess of 5 percent of the whole. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • mortgage: The classes of liens as are commonly given to secure advances on, or the unpaid purchase price of, real property, together with the credit instruments, if any, secured by the mortgage. See Alabama Code 18-4-2
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • MOTOR VEHICLE: Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except for electric personal assistive mobility devices. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • motor vehicle: as used in this division , shall include all vehicles propelled by any power other than muscular power. See Alabama Code 8-17-150
  • motorcycle: Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • municipality: Any city or town incorporated under the laws of the state. See Alabama Code 11-81A-1
  • municipality: Any municipal corporation wholly or partially within the county of incorporation. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • municipality: An incorporated municipality in the state. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • municipality: Such term shall include any incorporated city or town in the state. See Alabama Code 11-81-140
  • 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
  • NET GALLONS: The amount of dyed diesel fuel and dyed kerosene measured in gallons when adjusted to a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a pressure of fourteen and seven-tenths pounds pressure per square inch. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • NONPROFIT ASSOCIATION: An unincorporated nonprofit association as defined in Chapter 17. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • NONPROFIT CORPORATION: A domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation as defined in Chapter 3. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • office: The State Fire Marshal's Office. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • 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
  • OPTION TO REDEEM: Any option retained by the county or municipality in the proceedings authorizing the issuance of securities whereunder such county or municipality has the option of calling for redemption or of paying on a specified date or dates at a specified price or prices all or any part of such securities as may be provided in such proceedings. See Alabama Code 11-82-1
  • organization: A corporation, limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability company, business trust, real estate investment trust, joint venture, joint stock company, cooperative, association, or other organization, including, regardless of its organizational form, a bank, insurance company, credit union, and savings and loan association, whether for profit, not for profit, nonprofit, domestic, or foreign. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Organization: means a general partnership, including a limited liability partnership; limited partnership, including a limited liability limited partnership; limited liability company; business trust; corporation; nonprofit corporation; professional corporation; or any other person having a governing statute. See Alabama Code 10A-2A-11.01
  • OTHER CROP SEED: The seed of all kinds or varieties of agricultural or vegetable seeds not of the kind or variety declared on the label or tag. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • Out-of-state bank: means a bank whose home state is a state other than Alabama. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Out-of-state state bank: means a bank chartered under the laws of any state other than Alabama. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • owner: A person, other than a lienholder, having the property in or title to a vehicle. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • owner: A person owning one or more dwellings or commercial buildings. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality named in the articles that elects to participate in the incorporation or reincorporation of the authority. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • 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.
  • 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
  • PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: Any agreement (whether referred to as a partnership agreement or otherwise), written, oral or implied, of the partners as to the activities and affairs of a general partnership or a limited partnership. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • pension: Payments for life derived from money provided by the employer. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • PERMISSIVE SUPPLIER: An out-of-state supplier that elects, but is not required, to have a supplier's license as required in Section 40-17-332. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • permit: The written authority of the State Fire Marshal issued under the authority of this article. See Alabama Code 8-17-210
  • permit: A municipal explosives use permit. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • person: Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • person: Includes any corporation, association, copartnership or one or more individuals. See Alabama Code 8-17-210
  • person: Any natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, receiver, trust, estate, or other entity as well as any other group or combination thereof acting as a unit. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • person: An individual, partnership, corporation, company, society, association or agency. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • 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 11-86A-1
  • person: The state, a municipality, a county, or any political subdivision or agency of the state or county or a municipality, a public corporation, or any private corporation, individual, partnership, trust, or foundation. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • person: An individual, partnership, corporation, or association. See Alabama Code 18-4-2
  • 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 FIRST SELLING: Any person, as herein defined, who first sells dyed diesel fuel, dyed kerosene, and/or lubricating oil in Alabama on which an inspection fee is imposed by this article. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • PETROLEUM PRODUCTS: Gasoline, diesel fuel, and lubricating oil. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • plan: The District Attorneys' Plan provided for in Section 12-17-227. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • plan: The City of Mobile, Alabama, Police and Firefighters Retirement Plan, as provided for in this part. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • PLAN YEAR: The 12-month period beginning on any October 1. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • 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
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • 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.
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The office, in or out of this state, where the principal executive office, whether referred to as the principal executive office, chief executive office, or otherwise, of an entity is located. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Principal office: means the office, in or out of this state, so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • PROBATE JUDGE: The judge of probate of the county of incorporation of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • processing: The passing of seed through a cleaning machine for the purpose of removing some constituent or through a blending machine or grinding of the seed for other uses. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION: A domestic or foreign professional corporation as defined in Chapter 4. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • project: Any land and any buildings or other improvements thereon, and all real, personal, and mixed properties deemed by an authority to be necessary or appropriate in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, which shall be suitable for park or recreation purposes. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • 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
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • PUBLIC CORPORATION: Any board, authority, or other municipal public corporation incorporated with the approval of, or the directors of which are elected or appointed by, the governing body of a municipality. See Alabama Code 11-81A-1
  • 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 law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • PUBLIC PERSON: The state and any county, municipal corporation, public corporation, agency, subdivision thereof, instrumentality thereof, or similar person. See Alabama Code 11-86A-1
  • 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
  • PURE SEED: The seed of the kind or kind and variety of agricultural, tree, shrub or vegetable seed declared on the label or tag. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • QUALITY CONTROL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM: The laboratory procedures implemented to ensure that operator bias, systematic and nonsystematic methodological errors, and equipment-related problems do not affect the results of the testing. See Alabama Code 8-17-271
  • re-refined oil: as used in this division , shall mean any lubricating oil, lubricant or motor lubricating oil which has been previously used, in whole or in part, when such oil has been reprocessed, re-refined or in any manner reclaimed, regardless of the quality of the oil, the method of reprocessing, re-refining or reclaiming of the oil or of the intended use of such oil. See Alabama Code 8-17-110
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • REASONABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The standard of the reasonable criteria established and consistently used by the respective supplier for Alabama wholesalers that entered into, continued, or renewed an agreement with the supplier during a period of 24 months prior to the proposed transfer of the wholesaler's business, or for Alabama wholesalers who have changed managers or designated managers during a period of 24 months prior to the proposed change in manager or successor manager of the wholesaler's business. See Alabama Code 45-2-22.02
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • RECOVERED RESOURCE: Material or energy in any form whatsoever, including but not limited to steam, gas, or electricity, which are or may be collected or recovered from or with respect to solid waste. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • REDEMPTION DATE: The date on which securities shall be made subject to payment pursuant to the exercise by the issuing county or municipality of any option to redeem retained by such county or municipality in the proceedings whereunder such securities are authorized to be issued. See Alabama Code 11-82-1
  • registration: The registration certificate or certificates and registration plates issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the registration of vehicles. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • REGULAR INTEREST: Interest compounded annually at the rate determined by the Board of Control. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • 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.
  • repeatability: The range of values within which the repeat results of cigarette test trials from a single laboratory will fall 95 percent of the time. See Alabama Code 8-17-271
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • 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.
  • RESORT AREA: An area located outside the corporate limits of any municipality in which the primary use of the majority of the real property is for recreational pursuits or those associated with relaxation, avocation, or pleasure, including vacation homes and facilities and commercial amusement or recreational establishments providing such facilities or goods or services with respect thereto. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY: Such term shall include any land, building, plant, system, facility, equipment, or other property, or any combination of either thereof, used or useful or capable of future use in connection with the extracting, converting to energy, or otherwise separating and preparing solid waste for reuse. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Resulting bank: means a bank that has resulted from an interstate merger transaction under this article. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • RETAIL DEALER: Any person, other than a manufacturer or wholesale dealer, engaged in selling cigarettes or tobacco products. See Alabama Code 8-17-271
  • retailer: Any person engaged in the business of making sales of fireworks to consumers within the State of Alabama during a calendar year from January 1 through December 31. See Alabama Code 8-17-210
  • retailer: A person other than a wholesale distributor that engages in the business of selling or distributing taxable motor fuel to the end user within this state. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • RETALIATORY ACTION: Includes, but is not limited to, the refusal to continue an agreement, or a material reduction in the quality of service or in the quantity of products available to a wholesaler under an agreement, which refusal or reduction is not made in good faith. See Alabama Code 45-2-22.02
  • retirement: Withdrawal from active service with a retirement allowance or optional benefit in lieu thereof granted under this division. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE: The sum of the annuity and the pension. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • RETIREMENT SYSTEM: The Employees' Retirement System of Alabama as defined in Section 36-27-2. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • REVENUE COMMISSIONER: The Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • REVENUE COMMISSIONER: The Revenue Commissioner of Elmore County. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • revenues: All rentals, receipts, income, and other charges derived or received or to be derived or received by the authority from any of the following: The operation by the authority 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; the sale, lease, or other disposition of recovered resources; contracts, agreements, or franchises with respect to a facility (or portion thereof), with respect to recovered resources, or with respect to a facility (or portion thereof) and recovered resources, including but not limited to charges with respect to the disposal of solid waste received with respect to a facility, income received as a result of the sale or other disposition of recovered resources; any gift or grant received with respect thereto; proceeds of bonds to the extent of use thereof for payment of principal of, premium, if any, or interest on the bonds as authorized by the authority; 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; income and profit from the investment of the proceeds of bonds or of any revenues and the proceeds of any special tax to which it may be entitled. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • 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
  • sale: An exchange of articles or fireworks for money, including barter, exchange, gift, or offer thereof, and each such transaction made by any person, whether as principal proprietor, salesman, agent, association, copartnership, or one or more individuals. See Alabama Code 8-17-210
  • sale: Any transfer of title or possession, or both, exchange or barter, conditional or otherwise, in any manner or by any means whatever or any agreement therefor. See Alabama Code 8-17-271
  • SALES TERRITORY: an area of exclusive sales responsibility for the brand or brands of wine sold by a supplier as designated by an agreement. See Alabama Code 45-2-22.02
  • SEASONAL RETAILER: Any person engaged in the business of making sales of fireworks to consumers within the State of Alabama during the fireworks season(s) only, from permanent buildings or temporary or moveable stands. See Alabama Code 8-17-210
  • securities: One or more bonds, notes, warrants, or certificates of indebtedness of a municipality or public corporation. See Alabama Code 11-81A-1
  • securities: All types of bonds, warrants, certificates of indebtedness, notes and all evidences of indebtedness issued by any county or municipality in this state. See Alabama Code 11-82-1
  • seismograph: An instrument designed to measure and record the surface vibrations produced by blasting in three mutually perpendicular (transverse, vertical, and longitudinal) directions. See Alabama Code 8-17-241
  • sell: To sell or to offer or agree to do the same. See Alabama Code 8-17-271
  • service: Service recognized in accordance with Subpart 3 for purposes of determining a member's eligibility for a benefit under the plan and the amount of that benefit. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which an authority is authorized by its certificate of incorporation or any amendment thereto to render water service, fire protection service, sewer 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 11-88-1
  • 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.
  • SEWER SERVICE: All services involved in collecting, transporting, treating, and disposing of sanitary sewage and the performing of all functions and activities reasonably incident to the operation of a sewer system. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • SEWER SYSTEM: A sanitary sewer system, including mains, laterals, sewage disposal plants, and sewage treatment plants and all appurtenances to such a system and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering sewer services. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • SOLID WASTE: Any garbage, refuse, or sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded materials, including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community activities. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY: Such term shall include any land, building, plant, system, facility, trucks, and other motor vehicles, equipment or other property, whether real, personal, or mixed, or any combination of either thereof, used or useful or capable of future use in connection with the collection, storage, treatment, utilization, recycling, processing, transporting, or disposal of solid waste, including transfer stations, incinerators, sanitary landfill facilities, or other facilities necessary or desirable in connection therewith. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • SPECIAL FIREWORKS: All articles of fireworks that are classified as Class B explosives in the regulations of the U. See Alabama Code 8-17-210
  • SPECIAL FUEL: Any gas or liquid, other than gasoline, used or suitable for use as motor fuel in an internal combustion engine or motor to propel any form of vehicle, machine, or mechanical contrivance, and includes products commonly known as natural or casing-head gasoline, biodiesel fuel, and transmix. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • SPECIAL TAX: Any tax which may be levied for the benefit of an authority or any facility owned or operated by it or the proceeds of which may have been appropriated, allocated, or apportioned to such authority, or to or for the benefit of any such facility, by the Legislature or by the governing body of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • state: A state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a province of Canada. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-81A-1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-89A-2
  • State: means any state, territory, or other possession of the United States, including the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-26-141.02
  • 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 18-4-2
  • stop: When required, means complete cessation from movement. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • subscriber: A person who agrees with or makes an offer to an entity to purchase by subscription an ownership interest in the entity. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • 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
  • subscription: An agreement between a subscriber and an entity, or a written offer made by a subscriber to an entity before or after the entity's formation, in which the subscriber agrees or offers to purchase a specified ownership interest in the entity. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of Banks then in office and, where appropriate, all of his or her successors and predecessors in office. See Alabama Code 5-13B-21
  • SUPERNUMERARY DISTRICT ATTORNEY: A supernumerary district attorney who has elected to come under the provisions and requirements of Division 2 of this article. See Alabama Code 12-17-227
  • supplier: A person who is subject to the general taxing jurisdiction of this state and registered under Section 4101 of the Internal Revenue Code for transactions in motor fuel in the bulk transfer/terminal distribution system and who owns motor fuel in the bulk transfer/terminal system, or a person who receives motor fuel in this state pursuant to a two-party exchange. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • supplier: A manufacturer or importer of wine licensed by the board. See Alabama Code 45-2-22.02
  • 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.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • 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
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • 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.
  • TREE AND SHRUB SEED: The seeds of woody plants commonly known and sold as tree or shrub seeds in this state. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • truck: Every motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • trustee: A person who serves as a trustee of a trust, including a real estate investment trust. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • 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 11-81-140

  • UNDYED DIESEL FUEL: Diesel fuel that has not been dyed in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service fuel dyeing provisions. See Alabama Code 8-17-80
  • 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
  • UNIFORMED OFFICER: A person employed by the city's police department or fire department as a police officer or firefighter, as the case may be, who (i) is certified as a police officer or firefighter by the State of Alabama, (ii) is in training to be certified by the State of Alabama as a police officer or firefighter, (iii) is employed by the city's police department or fire department other than as a certified police officer or firefighter and who was a participant in the plan immediately preceding October 1, 1997, or (iv) is in the police or fire cadet program. See Alabama Code 45-49A-63
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • variety: A subdivision of a kind which is characterized by growth, plant, fruit, seed, period of maturation or other characters by which it can be differentiated from other sorts of the same kind, for example, Redhart wheat, Flat Dutch cabbage, Otootan soybeans, Chantenay carrot, etc. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • VEGETABLE SEED: The seeds of those crops which are grown in gardens or on truck farms and are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable seeds in this state. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • vehicle: Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or electric personal assistive mobility devices; provided, that for the purposes of this title, a bicycle or a ridden animal shall be deemed a vehicle, except those provisions of this title, which by their very nature can have no application. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • 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, including the provision of water to a fire protection authority to be used in the rendition of fire protection service. See Alabama Code 11-88-1
  • WATER SYSTEM: Land, 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, 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 11-88-1
  • WEED SEEDS: The seeds, bulblets and tubers of all plants generally recognized as weeds within this state, including noxious weed seeds, bulblets and tubers. See Alabama Code 2-26-1
  • WHOLESALE DEALER: Any person, other than a manufacturer, who sells cigarettes or tobacco products to retail dealers or other persons for purposes of resale, and any person who owns, operates, or maintains one or more cigarette or tobacco product vending machines in, at, or upon premises owned or occupied by any other person. See Alabama Code 8-17-271
  • wholesaler: Any person engaged in the business of making sales of fireworks to any other person engaged in the business of making sales at seasonal retail. See Alabama Code 8-17-210
  • wholesaler: A wholesaler of wine licensed by the board. See Alabama Code 45-2-22.02
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.