Sections
Subchapter I Licensure [For application of this subchapter, see 81 Del. Laws, c. 73, § 7] 1201 – 1215
Subchapter II False Alarms [For application of this subchapter, see 81 Del. Laws, c. 73, § 7] 1221 – 1230

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 24 > Chapter 12

  • Alarm: means a security alarm system signal that is created by the activation of a security alarm system. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Architect: shall mean any person who engages in the practice of architecture as hereinafter defined. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 302
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Automatic voice dialer: means any electrical, electronic, mechanical, or other device capable of being programmed to send a prerecorded voice message, when activated, over a telephone line, radio or other communication system, to a law-enforcement authority, public safety or emergency services agency requesting dispatch. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Board: shall mean the Board of Architects established by § 8735(a)(3) of Title 29 and this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 302
  • Cancellation: means the process where response to a security alarm system dispatch request is terminated when a security alarm business for the security alarm system site notifies the responding law-enforcement agency, prior to arrival at the security alarm system site, that there is not an existing situation at the security alarm system site requiring law-enforcement authority response. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Certificate of registration: shall mean any document which indicates that a person is currently registered with the Board of Architects. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 302
  • Code of regulations: means such governing regulations as are adopted pursuant to this chapter for the regulation and management of the property, including such amendments thereof as may be adopted from time to time. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • Common elements: means and includes:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202

  • Common expenses: means and includes:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202

  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conversion: means the transaction or process by which a security alarm business begins the servicing and/or monitoring of a previously unmonitored security alarm system or a security alarm system previously serviced and/or monitored by another security alarm business. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Council: means a board of natural individuals of the number stated in the code of regulations all of whom shall be either residents of this State or unit owners, as defined in paragraph (21) of this section, but need not be both, and who shall manage the business operation and affairs of the property on behalf of the unit owners and in compliance with and subject to the provisions of this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Declaration: means the instrument by which the owner in fee simple or lessee of the property submits it to the provisions of this chapter as hereinafter provided and all amendments thereof. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • Declaration plan: means a survey of the property prepared in accordance with § 2219 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Direct supervision: shall mean that degree of supervision by a person overseeing the work of another whereby the supervisor has both control over and detailed professional knowledge of the work prepared under the person's supervision. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 302
  • Emergency event: means an impending or existing attack, act of terrorism, disease, accident, or other natural or man-made disaster that does 1 or more of the following:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 745

  • False alarm: means a security alarm system dispatch request to a law-enforcement authority, when no emergency of actual or threatened criminal activity requiring immediate response exists. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Holdup alarm: means a silent alarm signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a robbery in progress. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Incumbent member: means the individual holding an office under this chapter before the emergency event. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 745
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Law-enforcement authority: means any authorized representative of a law-enforcement agency. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • majority of the unit owners: means the owners of more than 50 percent in the aggregate in interest of the undivided ownership of the common elements as specified in the declaration. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • Member: means a member of the General Assembly under Article II of the Delaware Constitution. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 745
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Monitoring: means the process by which a security alarm business receives signals from a security alarm system and relays a security alarm system dispatch request for the purpose of summoning law enforcement to the security alarm system site. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Monitoring station: means an office or entity whereby a security alarm business conducts monitoring of security alarm systems for purposes of dispatch and notification. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Panic alarm: means an audible security alarm system signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a life threatening or emergency situation requiring law-enforcement response. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, organization, or similar entity. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Person: means a natural individual, corporation, partnership, association, trustee or other legal entity. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • Practice of architecture: shall mean the rendering or offering to render those services, hereinafter described, in connection with the design and construction, enlargement or alteration of a structure or group of structures which have as their principal purpose human habitation or use, and the utilization of space within and surrounding such structures; the services referred to include planning, preparing studies, designs, drawings, specifications and other technical submissions and furnishing administration of construction contracts. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 302
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: means and includes the land, the building, all improvements thereon, all owned either in fee simple or under lease, and all easements, rights and appurtenances belonging thereto which have been or are intended to be submitted to the provisions of this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real property: is synonymous with the phrase "lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Recorded: means that an instrument has been duly entered of record in the office of the recorder of deeds of the county in which the property is situate. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • 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
  • Registered architect: shall mean an architect holding a current certificate of registration. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 302
  • 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.
  • Repair and replacement reserve: means a reserve fund maintained by the council solely for the repair and replacement of common elements, and for no other purpose (including operating budget shortfalls or other expenditures appropriate to a contingency reserve). See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • Responder: means an individual capable of reaching the security alarm system site within 30 minutes and having access to the security alarm system site, the code to the security alarm system, and the authority to approve repairs to the security alarm system. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Security alarm business: is a s defined in § 1201 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system: is a s defined in § 1201 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system administrator: means a person designated by the State with authority to administer, control and review false alarm reduction efforts and administer the provisions of this section. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system dispatch request: means a notification to a law-enforcement authority that a security alarm system, either manual or automatic, has been activated at a particular security alarm system site. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system registration: means authorization granted by the security alarm system administrator to a security alarm system user to operate a security alarm system. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system site: means a single fixed premises or location served by a security alarm system or systems. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system user: means any person or entity, which has contracted for monitoring, repair, installation or maintenance services from a security alarm business for a security alarm system, or which owns or operates a security alarm system which is not monitored, maintained or repaired under contract. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substantially related: means the nature of criminal conduct, for which the person was convicted, has a direct bearing on the fitness or ability to perform 1 or more of the duties or responsibilities necessarily related to the practice of architecture. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 302
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Takeover: means the transaction or process by which a security alarm system user takes over control of an existing security alarm system, which was previously controlled by another security alarm system user. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Technical submissions: shall mean designs, drawings, specifications, studies and other technical reports prepared in the course of practicing architecture. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 302
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unavailable: means absent from the place of session other than on official business of the General Assembly or unable, for physical, mental, or legal reasons, to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of a member of the General Assembly, whether or not such absence or inability would give rise to a vacancy under the Delaware Constitution or other law of this State. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 745
  • 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
  • Unit: means a part of the property designed or intended for any type of independent use which has a direct exit to a public street or way, or to a common element or common elements leading to a public street or way, or to an easement or right-of-way leading to a public street or way, and includes the proportionate undivided interest in the common elements which is assigned thereto in the declaration or any amounts thereof. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • Unit owner: means the person or persons owning a unit. See Delaware Code Title 25 Sec. 2202
  • Verify: means at least 2 attempts by a security alarm business, or its representative, to contact the security alarm system site and/or security alarm system user by telephone and/or other electronic means, whether or not actual contact with a person is made, to determine whether a security alarm system signal is valid before requesting law-enforcement dispatch, in an attempt to avoid an unnecessary security alarm system dispatch request. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Zones: means division of devices into which a security alarm system is divided to indicate the general location from which a security alarm system signal is transmitted. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222