2022 Code of Alabama
Title 10A - Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code.
Chapter 20 - Special Purpose Entities.
Article 16 - Liability of Officers of Nonprofit Organizations.
Section 10A-20-16.02 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 10A-20-16.02 (2022)

Section 10A-20-16.02


The following terms shall have the following respective meanings for the purposes of this chapter:

(1) OFFICER. Any officer, director, trustee, partner, manager, member, and governing person and other member of the governing authority of a qualified entity who does not receive compensation for serving in such capacity. A per diem amount of not more than three hundred dollars ($300) per day and actual, reasonable, and necessary expenses shall not constitute compensation for the purposes of this article. Provided, however, that the immunity granted herein shall not extend to officers, directors, trustees, partners, managers, or members of any board, authority, or commission dealing with pari-mutuel betting, gambling, or games of chance.


a. Any nonprofit corporation, association, or organization which is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended;

b. Any nonprofit corporation, association, or organization which is organized pursuant to Section 10A-4-1.01, et seq.;

c. Any organization organized under Sections 22-51-1, 22-51-2, 22-51-3, 22-51-4, 22-51-5, 22-51-6, 22-51-7, 22-51-8, 22-51-9, 22-51-10, 22-51-11, 22-51-12, 22-51-13, and 22-51-14;

d. Any self-insured fund established pursuant to Section 11-26-1, 11-26-2, 11-30-2, or 25-5-9, provided, however, this chapter shall not apply to any self-insured employer operating under Section 25-5-8; and

e. Any board, authority, or commission the members of which are appointed by the governing body or bodies of any county or municipality, or by the Governor or other constitutional officer or member of the Legislature pursuant to legislative or constitutional authorization, or the members of which are constitutionally or legislatively delegated.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-706, p. 1242, §2; §10-11-2; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §354; Act 2020-73, §10.)

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