Code of Alabama - Title 8: Commercial Law and Consumer Protection - Section 8-17-80 - Definitions
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Section 8-17-80 - Definitions.
(a) The following words and phrases, when used in this division, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
(1) GASOLINE. Gasoline, naphtha and other liquid motor fuels or any devices or substitutes therefor that are commonly used in internal combustion engines and are there ignited by electric spark.
(2) DIESEL FUEL. Those products of petroleum that are commonly used in internal combustion engines and are there ignited by pressure and not by electric spark and that are of the types commonly referred to and known commercially as diesel fuel No. 1 and diesel fuel No. 2; provided, however, that "diesel fuel" shall not mean any petroleum product used in firing steam boilers or combustion generating turbines by compression.
(3) KEROSENE. That certain product of petroleum commonly referred to as kerosene and commonly used for illuminating, heating, or cooking purposes and other like products of petroleum used for the same purposes for which kerosene is commonly used, regardless of the actual purpose or purposes for which the said kerosene or other product may actually be used; provided, however, that "kerosene" shall not mean any petroleum product used in firing steam boilers or combustion generating turbines by compression.
(4) 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.
(5) PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. Gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, and lubricating oil.
(6) COMMISSIONER. The Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.
(7) DEPARTMENT. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.
(8) BOARD. The Alabama Board of Agriculture and Industries.
(9) STATE. The State of Alabama.
(10) 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.
(11) BRAND. The trade name or other designation under which a particular petroleum product is sold, offered for sale or otherwise identified.
(12) PERSON FIRST SELLING. Any person, as herein defined, who first sells petroleum products in Alabama on which inspection fees are imposed by this division, unless such first sale is made to a reseller who elects in writing to qualify as a first seller by complying with the following provisions:
a. By making application which shall be approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, the reseller shall file with the Department of Agriculture and Industries a bond in an approximate amount equal to the average monthly inspection fee estimated by the commissioner which will be due by the reseller; provided, that in no case shall the bond be less than $2,500 or more than $5,000. The bond shall be in such form and amount as may be approved by the commissioner, shall be executed by a surety company licensed and duly authorized to do business in Alabama, shall be payable to the State of Alabama and shall be conditioned upon the prompt filing of true reports and the payment by the reseller to the Department of Agriculture and Industries of any and all inspection fees which are imposed by this division with respect to any petroleum products and which, but for the election made pursuant to this section, would be payable by the person from whom said petroleum products are purchased by the reseller, together with all penalties and interest thereon, and generally upon faithful compliance with the provisions of this division. In lieu of a guaranty bond, the reseller may post Alabama state coupon bonds or United States government bonds under such terms, rules and regulations as may be approved by the commissioner.
b. In the event that liability upon any bond filed under the provisions of this subsection shall be discharged or reduced, whether by judgment entered, payment made or otherwise, or if in the opinion of the commissioner any surety on the bond theretofore given shall become unsatisfactory or unacceptable, then the commissioner may require the filing of a new or additional bond conditioned as hereinabove provided, and, in the event of the failure of any reseller within 10 days after written notice to it by the commissioner to file such new or additional bond, the commissioner shall cancel the permit issued to such reseller.
c. If upon a hearing had by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries after five days' written notice to any reseller the commissioner shall decide that the amount of any existing bond filed by any reseller is insufficient, the commissioner may order such reseller to file, within 10 days after written notice by the commissioner to such reseller, a new or additional bond in such amount as the commissioner upon said hearing may find reasonably necessary to insure payment of all amounts due or to become due to the State of Alabama, conditioned as hereinabove provided; and, if such new or additional bond is not filed within 10 days after such notice from the commissioner, the commissioner may cancel the permit already issued to such reseller.
d. The commissioner may reduce the amount of any bond upon written application of any reseller if satisfied that a bond in a reduced amount will insure payment of all amounts due or to become due to the State of Alabama. The total amount of bond or bonds to be given by any reseller under this subdivision shall in no event be less than $2,500 nor more than $5,000; provided, however, that the commissioner may require such additional bond as may be deemed necessary to insure the prompt payment of all inspection fees on the sale or withdrawal of petroleum products due, or to become due, the state by the reseller, but no demand for additional bond above $5,000 shall be made without first determining from a study of the reseller's financial statement which shall be supplied upon request of the commissioner that such additional bond is necessary.
e. Any surety on any bond furnished by any reseller, as above provided, shall be released and discharged from any and all liability to the State of Alabama accruing on such bond after the expiration of 60 days from the date upon which surety shall have filed with the Department of Agriculture and Industries written request to be released and discharged; provided, however, that such request shall not operate to relieve, release or discharge such surety from any liability already accrued or which shall accrue before the expiration of such 60-day period. The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries shall promptly, upon receipt of notice of such request, notify the reseller who furnished such bond of the request of the surety on said bond and, unless such reseller shall file, on or before the expiration of such 60-day period, with the Department of Agriculture and Industries a new bond in the amount and form hereinbefore in this subdivision provided, the commissioner shall forthwith cancel the permit of said reseller.
(b) The definitions set forth in this section shall be deemed applicable whether the words defined are herein used in the singular or plural.
(c) Any pronoun or pronouns used herein shall be deemed to include both singular and plural and to cover all genders.
(Acts 1971, No. 1403, p. 2363, §1; Acts 1971, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 339, p. 4643, §1.)Sections: Previous 8-17-24 8-17-40 8-17-41 8-17-42 8-17-43 8-17-44 8-17-45 8-17-80 8-17-81 8-17-82 8-17-83 8-17-84 8-17-85 8-17-86 8-17-87 Next
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