Article 1 Change of Name 09.55.010
Article 2 Declaration of Death 09.55.020 – 09.55.060
Article 3 Death Inquests 09.55.062 – 09.55.069
Article 4 Eminent Domain 09.55.240 – 09.55.460
Article 5 Official Bonds, Fines, and Forfeitures 09.55.470 – 09.55.520
Article 6 Medical Malpractice Actions 09.55.530 – 09.55.560
Article 7 Survival and Wrongful Death Actions 09.55.570 – 09.55.585
Article 8 Removal of Disabilities of a Minor 09.55.590
Article 9 Actions by Crime Victims 09.55.650
Article 10 Civil in rem Forfeiture 09.55.700

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes > Chapter 55

  • affiliate: means a person that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, a corporation subject to this chapter. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • alien: means

    (A) an individual who is not a citizen or national of the United States, or who is not lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence, or paroled into the United States under 8 U. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • articles of incorporation: means the original or restated articles of incorporation and all amendments and includes articles of merger. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • authorized shares: means the shares of all classes that the corporation may issue. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • 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
  • board: means the board of directors of a domestic or foreign corporation. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • business: means a for profit or nonprofit entity engaging or offering to engage in a trade, a service, a profession, or an activity with the goal of receiving a financial benefit in exchange for the provision of services, or goods or other property. See Alaska Statutes 43.70.110
  • commercial use: means the sale of heat or power to a third party. See Alaska Statutes 41.06.060
  • commission: means the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission created under AS 31. See Alaska Statutes 41.06.060
  • commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce, community, and economic development or a designee of the commissioner. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce, community, and economic development. See Alaska Statutes 43.70.110
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • corporation tax: means the biennial corporation tax imposed under Alaska law on corporations. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • department: means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • department: means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. See Alaska Statutes 43.70.110
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • director: means a natural person designated in the articles of incorporation or elected by the incorporators as a director and includes a natural person and successor of that person designated, elected, or appointed by any other name or title to act as a director. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit subject to the provisions of this chapter, but does not include a foreign corporation or a national bank. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • electronic smoking product: has the meaning given in AS 11. See Alaska Statutes 43.70.110
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • five percent shareholder: means a person owning at least five percent of the shares or five percent of any class of shares of a corporation. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit organized under laws other than the laws of Alaska for a purpose for which a corporation may be organized under this chapter. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • geothermal fluid: means liquids and steam at temperatures greater than 120 degrees Celsius or any commercial use of liquids and steam naturally present in a geothermal system at temperatures less than 120 degrees Celsius. See Alaska Statutes 41.06.060
  • geothermal system: means a stratum, pool, reservoir, or other geologic formation containing geothermal resources. See Alaska Statutes 41.06.060
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Gross estate: The total fair market value of all property and property interests, real and personal, tangible and intangible, of which a decedent had beneficial ownership at the time of death before subtractions for deductions, debts, administrative expenses, and casualty losses suffered during estate administration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • mining: includes the ordinary treatment processes normally applied by mine owners or operators to obtain the commercially marketable product, but does not include the extraction or production of oil and gas, marketable earth, quarry rock, or sand and gravel. See Alaska Statutes 43.65.060
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • municipality: means a political subdivision incorporated under the laws of the state that is a home rule or general law city, a home rule or general law borough, or a unified municipality. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • nighttime: means the period between sunset and sunrise. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • oath: includes affirmation or declaration. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • 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.
  • operator: means a person drilling, maintaining, operating, producing, or in control of a well. See Alaska Statutes 41.06.060
  • ordinary treatment processes: includes

    (A) in the case of coal: cleaning, breaking, sizing, and loading for shipment,

    (B) in the case of sulphur: pumping to vats, cooling, breaking, and loading for shipment,

    (C) in the case of iron ore, bauxite, ball and sagger clay, rock asphalt, and minerals which are customarily sold in the form of crude mineral product: sorting, concentrating, and sintering to bring to shipping grade and form, and loading for shipment, and

    (D) in the case of lead, zinc, copper, gold, silver, platinum metals or fluorspar ores, potash and ores which are not customarily sold in the form of the crude mineral product: crushing, grinding, and beneficiation by concentration (gravity, flotation, amalgamation, electrostatic, or magnetic), cyanidation, leaching, crystallization, precipitation (but excluding electrolytic deposition roasting, thermal or electric smelting or refining), or by substantially equivalent processes or combination of processes used in the separation or extraction of a product from the ore, including the furnacing or quicksilver ore. See Alaska Statutes 43.65.060

  • organic change: means a merger, consolidation, share exchange, or sale of assets other than in the regular course of business. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • owner: means the person who has the right to drill into or produce from a geothermal system and to appropriate the geothermal resources produced from a geothermal system for that person and others. See Alaska Statutes 41.06.060
  • peace officer: means

    (A) an officer of the state troopers. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060

  • person: means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint-stock company, an estate, a trust if the interests of the beneficiaries are evidenced by a security, an unincorporated association, a government, a political subdivision of a government, or a combination of these entities. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • person: includes an individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, corporation, estate trust, business trust, receiver, or any group or combination acting as a unit. See Alaska Statutes 43.70.110
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • 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
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • production: means the date on which the initial shipment of products from mining operations is made. See Alaska Statutes 43.65.060
  • 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.
  • shareholder: means a holder of record of a share in a corporation. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • state: means any of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or any other territory or possession of the United States. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • surviving corporation: means a corporation into which one or more other corporations are merged. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • waste: means , in addition to its ordinary meaning, physical waste, and includes an inefficient, excessive, or improper production, use, or dissipation of geothermal resources, including

    (A) drilling, transporting, or storage methods that cause or tend to cause unnecessary surface loss of geothermal resources. See Alaska Statutes 41.06.060

  • well: means a well drilled, converted, or reactivated for the discovery, testing, production, or subsurface injection of geothermal resources. See Alaska Statutes 41.06.060