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Body:Section 41-10-672


When used in this division, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) ANCILLARY COSTS shall mean the costs incurred in acquiring and constructing public improvements that benefit all or any part of the projects including, without limitation, (i) improvements to streets, roads, and bridges, (ii) improvements to water and sewer systems, gas and electric systems, and other utilities providing services to any part of the projects, (iii) improvements to the police, fire, and emergency rescue services provided to the companies by local governmental entities, and (iv) improvements to transportation systems benefiting the companies, such as railroad spur and switching facilities.

(2) AUTHORITY shall mean the Alabama 21st Century Authority, which is provided for pursuant to the Enabling Act.

(3) BOEING shall mean the Boeing Company, a corporation, or any affiliate thereof.

(4) BONDS shall mean the bonds that are authorized herein to be issued by the authority.

(5) BUNKHOUSE shall mean Bunkhouse Conversions, Inc., a corporation, or any affiliate thereof.

(6) COMPANIES shall mean, collectively, Diamond Homes, L.L.C., Honda, Mercedes, Toyota, Teksid, CRH, Lockheed-Martin, Service Zone, Bunkhouse, Sykes, and Boeing.

(7) CRH shall mean CRH North America, Inc., a corporation, or any affiliate thereof.

(8) DIAMOND HOMES L.L.C. shall mean Diamond Homes L.L.C., a limited liability company, or any affiliate thereof.

(9) ENABLING ACT shall mean Section 41-10-620 et seq.

(10) FACILITIES shall mean the manufacturing and other facilities that have been or will be constructed for use by the companies in the State of Alabama.

(11) HONDA shall mean American Honda Motor Co., Inc., a corporation, or any affiliate thereof.

(12) LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY shall mean any county or municipality or any public corporation or instrumentality thereof.

(13) LOCKHEED-MARTIN shall mean Lockheed-Martin Corporation, a corporation, or any affiliate thereof.

(14) MERCEDES shall mean Mercedes-Benz U. S. International, Inc., a corporation, or any affiliate thereof.

(15) PERSON, unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, shall mean a private firm, a private association, a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality.

(16) PLEDGED REVENUES shall mean those tobacco revenues which are required by the Enabling Act to be retained in the special fund and have been irrevocably pledged and appropriated for the payment of the bonds.

(17) PROJECTS shall mean all land, buildings, equipment, and other improvements constituting the facilities and the training facilities, and all real and personal properties being necessary or useful in connection therewith.

(18) PROJECT COSTS shall mean all costs and expenses incurred by the authority or any person in connection with the acquisition, construction, installation, and equipping of any part of the projects, including without limitation, any of the following:

a. The direct costs of acquiring, constructing, installing, and equipping any part of the projects, including building materials, equipment, labor costs, and payments to contractors, subcontractors, builders, and materialmen;

b. The costs of acquiring land or rights in land for use in the projects, and any costs incidental thereto, including recording fees;

c. The costs of site preparation for any part of the projects;

d. The costs of contract bonds and of insurance of all kinds that may be required or necessary during the acquisition, construction, or installation of any part of the projects;

e. The costs of architectural and engineering services, including without limitation, test borings, surveys, estimates, plans and specifications, preliminary investigations, environmental mitigation, and supervision of construction, as well as for the performance of all the duties acquired by or consequent upon the acquisition, construction, and installation of any part of the projects;

f. The costs incurred in connection with installation of fixtures and equipment, surveys, including archeological and environmental surveys, site tests and inspections, subsurface site work, excavation, removal of structures, roadways, cemeteries, and other surface obstructions, filling, grading and provisions for drainage, storm water retention, installation of utilities, including water, sewer, sewage treatment, gas, electricity, communications, and other similar facilities, off-site construction of utility extensions to the boundaries of the projects, and paving;

g. Interest accruing with respect to the bonds for a period of up to two years after the issuance of the bonds;

h. All costs, expenses, and fees incurred in connection with actions taken to induce the companies to locate the facilities in the state and the issuance of the bonds, including without limitation, all administrative, legal, accounting, financial, printing, recording, filing, and other fees and expenses;

i. The costs of obtaining bond insurance, letters of credit, or other forms of credit enhancement for liquidity facilities;

j. Amounts to be deposited in any reserve fund established with respect to the bonds;

k. All other costs of a nature comparable to or required in connection with those described;

l. Reimbursement of the Alabama Incentives Authority for any of the foregoing costs paid by said Alabama Incentives Financing Authority at the request of the authority.

(19) SERVICE ZONE shall mean Service Zone, Inc., a corporation, or any affiliate thereof.

(20) SPECIAL FUND shall mean the Alabama 21st Century Fund established pursuant to the Enabling Act.

(21) STATE shall mean the State of Alabama or any of its agencies, instrumentalities, or bureaus.

(22) SYKES shall mean Sykes, Inc., a corporation, or any affiliate thereof, at locations in Greenville and Enterprise.

(23) TEKSID shall mean Teksid Aluminum Foundry, Inc., a corporation, or any affiliate thereof.

(24) TOBACCO REVENUES shall mean all revenues received by the state pursuant to any federal tobacco-related settlement, any tobacco-related appropriations made by the United States Congress to the State of Alabama, and any revenues received by the state as a result of litigation against any tobacco-related industry, which revenues will be deposited in the Special Fund pursuant to the Enabling Act.

(25) TOYOTA shall mean Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc., a corporation, or any affiliate thereof.

(26) TRAINING COSTS shall mean all reasonable and necessary expenses of (i) performing pre-employment screening and training of employees and potential employees of the companies for employment in Alabama, (ii) operating and maintaining any training facilities located in Alabama, and (iii) performing basic training as well as actual on-line training in operation, production control, trouble shooting, and management for the companies' facilities in Alabama.

(27) TRAINING FACILITIES shall mean any facilities located in Alabama to be used for the purpose of providing vocational, technical, or other training for employees or prospective employees of the companies, regardless of whether or not such training facilities are owned or operated by the companies.

(Act 2001-691, p. 1430, ยง3.)