Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-15-1 - Definitions

Section 34-15-1 - Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:

(1) HOTEL. Such term includes any establishment where sleeping or sleeping and eating accommodations are advertised or held out to be available to transients, whether such establishment be known as a hotel, apartment hotel, inn, tavern, club, resort, tourist home, tourist court, motel, court, motor court, motor lodge, or by other like term and regardless of the number of rooms, suites, or cabins available, but this term shall not be construed to include apartments, clubs, trailer courts, boardinghouses, rooming houses, or portions thereof where single night accommodations are not advertised or held out to be available.

(2) SAFE DEPOSITORY. Such term includes a safe, vault, safety deposit box, or other depository for the safekeeping of valuables.

(3) VALUABLES or VALUABLE ARTICLES. Such term includes money, jewelry, watches, plate or other things made of gold, silver, or platinum, rare or precious stones, rings, ornaments, and bonds, securities, bank notes or other valuable papers, transportation tickets, or other valuable articles of such description as may be contained in small compass owned or possessed by a guest.

(Code 1867, §1242; Code 1876, §1549; Code 1886, §1327; Code 1896, §2541; Code 1907, §§4540, 7094; Acts 1919, No. 597, p. 845; Code 1923, §§4464, 8316; Acts 1935, No. 444, p. 926; Code 1940, T. 24, §§1, 12; Acts 1959, No. 412, p. 1046, §1.)

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