But what laws in Alabama should I know about age of majority if I am 16?

Full Question:

I am 16 years old and I know there is an age at which I will be considered an adult. But what laws in Alabama should I know about age of majority.
03/10/2017   |   Category: Minors ยป Age of Major...   |   State: Alabama   |   #33755

Answer:

Although a lot of people ask what is the age they are considered an adult or what is the age of majority in their State, there are really many different answers. There are many different laws of each state which address the age of majority regarding different matters and govern different ages at which certain things can happen. Therefore the better question would be based on your specific situation.

In Alabama the following laws all mention age of majority and govern different things.

Alabama Statutes
Title 45. LOCAL LAWS
Chapter 37. JEFFERSON COUNTY
Article 4. Business, Labor, and Occupations
Part 2. Tanning Facilities
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session
§ 45-37-41.06. Use of tanning device by minors

(a)    A tanning facility shall not allow a minor between the ages of 14 and 17 to use a tanning device, unless the facility has on file a statement signed by the parent or legal guardian of the minor stating that the parent or legal guardian has read and understands all warnings the tanning facility is required to post, consents to the minor using the tanning device, and agrees that the minor will use the provided protective eyewear.
(b)    A minor under the age of 14 shall be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on the initial visit of the minor and shall give written permission for the minor to use a tanning device.
Cite as Ala. Code § 45-37-41.06 (1975)

History. Act 94-619, p. 1154, §7.


Alabama Statutes
Title 34. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES
Chapter 6. BILLIARD ROOMS
Article 1. General Provisions
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session
§ 34-6-11. Law as to minors kept posted

Every licensed billiard room proprietor shall post in his or her room where the tables are operated a placard having Section 34-6-9 conspicuously written upon or printed thereon, in letters of not less than one fourth of an inch in height, for the information of his or her patrons.

Cite as Ala. Code § 34-6-11 (1975)



Alabama Statutes
Title 34. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES
Chapter 6. BILLIARD ROOMS
Article 1. General Provisions
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session
§ 34-6-10. Permitting minors to play billiards or pool

Any person operating or managing a billiard or pool table on which the public can play, whether for pay or not, who knowingly permits any minor to play thereon or to loiter on the same premises, shall, on conviction, be fined not less than $50.

Cite as Ala. Code § 34-6-10 (1975)


Alabama Statutes
Title 30. MARITAL AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 1. MARRIAGE
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session
§ 30-1-5. Consent of parents and bond required for marriage of certain minors

If the person intending to marry is at least 16 years of age and under 18 years of age and has not had a former wife or husband, the judge of probate shall require the consent of the parents or guardians of the minor to the marriage, to be given either personally or in writing, and, if the latter, the execution thereof shall be proved. The judge of probate shall also require a bond to be executed in the penal sum of two hundred dollars ($200), payable to the State of Alabama, with condition to be void if there is no lawful cause why such marriage should not be celebrated.

Cite as Ala. Code § 30-1-5 (1975)


Alabama Statutes
Title 27. INSURANCE
Chapter 14. THE INSURANCE CONTRACT
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session
§ 27-14-5. Power to contract; purchase of insurance by or for minors

(a)    Any person of competent legal capacity may contract for insurance.
(b)    Any minor of the age of 15 years or more, as determined by the nearest birthday, may, notwithstanding his minority, contract for annuities, or for insurance upon his own life, body, health, property, liabilities, or other interests or on the person of another in whom the minor has an insurable interest. Such a minor shall, notwithstanding such minority, be deemed competent to exercise all rights and powers with respect to, or under:
(1)    Any contract for annuity or for insurance upon his own life, body, or health; or
(2)    Any contract such minor effected upon his own property, liabilities, or other interests or on the person of another, as might be exercised by a person of full legal age, and may at any time surrender his interest in any such contracts and give valid discharge for any benefit accruing or money payable thereunder.
Such a minor shall not, by reason of his minority, be entitled to rescind, avoid or repudiate the contract nor to rescind, avoid or repudiate any exercise of a right or privilege thereunder; except, that such a minor, not otherwise emancipated, shall not be bound by any unperformed agreement to pay by promissory note or otherwise, any premium on any such annuity or insurance contract.

(c)    Any annuity contract or policy of life or disability insurance procured by or for a minor under subsection (b) of this section, shall be made payable either to the minor or his estate or to a person having an insurable interest in the life of the minor.
Cite as Ala. Code § 27-14-5 (1975)








Alabama Statutes
Title 28. INTOXICATING LIQUOR, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE
Chapter 11. SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS REGULATED BY THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session
§ 28-11-15. Posting of signs regarding sale to minors and proof of age requirements

Any person who distributes tobacco or tobacco products within this state shall post conspicuously and keep so posted at each location of distribution and vending machines a sign that is placed in such a manner that it is likely to be read by those seeking to purchase or obtain tobacco or tobacco products. Each sign shall state that:

(1)    Alabama law strictly prohibits the purchase of tobacco products by persons under the age of 19.
(2)    Proof of age is required for the purchase of tobacco products.
Cite as Ala. Code § 28-11-15 (1975)


Alabama Statutes
Title 28. INTOXICATING LIQUOR, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE
Chapter 11. SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS REGULATED BY THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session
§ 28-11-13. Unlawful for minors to purchase, use, possess, or transport tobacco, tobacco product, or alternative nicotine product

(a)    It is unlawful for any minor to purchase, use, possess, or transport tobacco, tobacco product, or alternative nicotine product within this state. It shall not be unlawful for a minor employee of a tobacco, tobacco product, or alternative nicotine product permit holder to handle, transport, or sell tobacco, tobacco product, or alternative tobacco product if the minor employee is acting within the line and scope of employment and the permit holder, or an employee of the permit holder who is 21 years of age or older, is present.
(b)    It is unlawful for any minor to present or offer to another person proof of identification which is false, fraudulent, or not actually his or her own proof of identification in order to buy, receive, or otherwise obtain, or attempt to buy, receive, or otherwise obtain, any tobacco, tobacco product, or alternative nicotine product.
(c)    If a minor is cited for any violation under this section, the citing agency shall notify a parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian of the minor unless the minor has been emancipated by court order or operation of law.
Cite as Ala. Code § 28-11-13 (1975)










§ 30-3-111. Commencement of action prior to child reaching age of majority.
 
Alabama Statutes
Title 30. MARITAL AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 3. CHILD CUSTODY AND SUPPORT
Article 5. Order of Retroactive Support
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session

§ 30-3-111. Commencement of action prior to child reaching age of majority
The action shall be commenced prior to the time the child or children reaches the age of majority.

Cite as Ala. Code § 30-3-111 (1975) History. Acts 1994, No. 94-213, p. 298, §2. 


§ 26-1-5. Age of majority for purposes of contracting for college level education and above.

Alabama Statutes
Title 26. INFANTS AND INCOMPETENTS
Chapter 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session

§ 26-1-5. Age of majority for purposes of contracting for college level education and above

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the age of majority for the purposes of contracting for educational loans for college level education and above, within the State of Alabama, shall be 17 years of age.

Cite as Ala. Code § 26-1-5 (1975) History. Acts 1987, No. 87-801, p. 1574. 

§ 35-5A-21. Termination of custodianship upon minor's reaching age 21 or age of majority or upon minor's death.

Alabama Statutes
Title 35. PROPERTY
Chapter 5A. UNIFORM TRANSFERS TO MINORS ACT
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session

§ 35-5A-21. Termination of custodianship upon minor's reaching age 21 or age of majority or upon minor's death

The custodian shall transfer in an appropriate manner the custodial property to the minor or to the minor's estate upon the earlier of:
(1)    The minor's attainment of 21 years of age with respect to custodial property transferred under section 35-5A-5 or 35-5A-6 ;

(2)    The minor's attainment of majority under the laws of this state other than this chapter with respect to custodial property transferred under section 35-5A-7 or 35-5A-8 ; or

(3)     The minor's death.

Cite as Ala. Code § 35-5A-21 (1975) History. Acts 1986, No. 86-453, p. 819, §20. 


§ 26-1-1. Age of majority designated as 19 years.
Alabama Statutes
Title 26. INFANTS AND INCOMPETENTS
Chapter 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Current through Act 485 of the 2016 First Special Session

§ 26-1-1. Age of majority designated as 19 years

(a)    Any person in this state, at the arrival at the age of 19 years, shall be relieved of his or her disabilities of minority and thereafter shall have the same legal rights and abilities as persons over 21 years of age. No law of this state shall discriminate for or against any person between and including the ages of 19 and 21 years solely on the basis of age.

(b)    This section shall also apply to any person who arrived at the age of 19 and 20 years before July 22, 1975, but shall not abrogate any defense or abridge any remedy available to him or her prior to such date.

(c)    All laws or parts of laws which read "under the age of 21 years" hereafter shall read "under the age of 19 years." Wherever the words "under the age of 21 years" appear in any law limiting the legal rights and abilities of persons under such age, such words shall be construed to mean under the age of 19 years.

(d)    Notwithstanding subsection (c), nothing in this section shall be deemed to repeal any provision of Chapter 19 of Title 15.

(e)     Notwithstanding subsection (a), an honorably discharged veteran who is under the age of
19 shall be permitted to enter into a contract for the purchase of a motor vehicle.

(f)    Notwithstanding subsection (a), or any other provision of law to the contrary, a person who is 18 years of age or older may consent to participate in research conducted by a college
or university that is accredited by a federally recognized accrediting agency if the research
has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the institution.

Cite as Ala. Code § 26-1-1 (1975)

1.       § 30-3-111. Commencement of action prior to child reaching age of majority.


...111. Commencement of action prior to child reaching age of majority.Alabama StatutesTitle 30. MARITAL AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS...
...111. Commencement of action prior to child reaching age of majority The action shall be commenced prior




2.       § 26-1-5. Age of majority for purposes of contracting for college level education and above.


... § 26-1-5. Age of majority for purposes of contracting for college level education...
...the 2016 First Special Session § 26-1-5. Age of majority for purposes of contracting for college




3.       § 35-5A-21. Termination of custodianship upon minor's reaching age 21 or age of majority or upon minor's death.


...custodianship upon minor's reaching age 21 or age of majority or upon minor's death.Alabama
StatutesTitle...
...custodianship upon minor's reaching age 21 or age of majority or upon minor's death The




4.       § 26-10A-15. Surrender of custody of minor under age of majority.


...10A-15. Surrender of custody of minor under age of majority.Alabama StatutesTitle 26. INFANTS AND INCOMPETENTSChapter...
...10A-15. Surrender of custody of minor under age of majority (a) No health facility shall surrender




5.       § 26-1-1. Age of majority designated as 19 years.


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...the 2016 First Special Session § 26-1-1. Age of majority designated as 19 years (a) Any




6.       § 30-3D-102. Definitions.


...means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed...
...child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing 
7.       § 38-10-12. Time limit for disbursement by department to child's custodian of child support payments received by it; exception.


...children subject to the order have reached the age of majority or all arrearage obligations have been fulfilled, or...
...




8.       § 38-7-15. Conditions precedent to bringing child into state for purposes of adoption or placement in child-care facility.


...prior to his adoption or becoming of legal age of majority, said child shall be subject to the laws...
...




9.       § 30-3C-7. Factors to determine risk of abduction.


...leave the country after the child reaches the age of majority because of a child's gender, nationality, or...
...




10.       § 30-3-166. Language required in child custody determination.


...of this decree until such child reaches the age of majority or becomes emancipated and for so long as...
...




11.       § 30-3-62. Who may petition for withholding order; withholding on existing support orders; filing with clerk; service; hearing; issuance of order; contents; when order takes effect; entry of support and withholding orders by different courts; termination of withholding.


...children subject to the order have reached the age of majority and that no arrearage is owed on the...
...




12.       § 27-34-21. Members - Qualifications for membership. 
application...
...




13.       § 26-23G-2. Definitions.


...being, whether or not she has reached the age of majority. Cite as Ala. Code § 26-23G-2 (1975...
...




14.       § 26-23B-3. Definitions.


...being whether or not she has reached the age of majority. Cite as Ala. Code § 26-23B-3 (1975...
...




15.       § 26-17-204. Presumption of paternity.


...order;(5) while the child is under the age of majority, he receives the child into his home and...
...




16.       § 15-20A-30. Juvenile sex offender - Registration with local law enforcement; residence restrictions.


...h) When a juvenile sex offender becomes the age of majority, the parent, custodian, or guardian of the juvenile...
...




17.       § 15-20A-29. Juvenile sex offender - Requirements prior to release.


...b) When a juvenile sex offender becomes the age of majority, the parent, guardian, or custodian of the juvenile...
...




18.       § 13A-6-158. Limitation period. 
...




19.       § 12-15-315. Permanency hearing for Department of Human Resources cases only.


...from foster care by reason of attaining the age of majority.(e) If the permanency plan for a child...
...




20.       § 12-15-137. Proceedings for destruction of legal and social files and records of juvenile courts pertaining to certain persons and effect thereof.


...12-15-136, five years after reaching the age of majority, may file a motion requesting the destruction of...
...


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21.       § 30-1-5. Consent of parents and bond required for marriage of certain minors.


...parents and bond required for marriage of certain minors.Alabama StatutesTitle 30. MARITAL AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS...
...parents and bond required for marriage of certain minors If the person intending to marry is at...
......
...




22.       § 28-11-15. Posting of signs regarding sale to minors and proof of age requirements.


...11-15. Posting of signs regarding sale to minors and proof of age requirements.Alabama
StatutesTitle...
...11-15. Posting of signs regarding sale to minors and proof of age requirements Any person who...
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23.       § 28-11-13. Unlawful for minors to purchase, use, possess, or transport tobacco, tobacco product, or alternative nicotine product.


... § 28-11-13. Unlawful for minors to purchase, use, possess, or transport tobacco, tobacco...
...First Special Session § 28-11-13. Unlawful for minors to purchase, use, possess, or transport tobacco, tobacco...
......
...




24.       § 28-3A-11. Lounge retail liquor license; approval of municipality; entertainment; minors.


...Lounge retail liquor license; approval of municipality; entertainment; minors.Alabama
StatutesTitle 28. INTOXICATING LIQUOR, MALT BEVERAGES...
...Lounge retail liquor license; approval of municipality; entertainment; minors Upon applicant's compliance with the provisions of...
......
...




25.       § 27-14-5. Power to contract; purchase of insurance by or for minors. 
...to contract; purchase of insurance by or for minors.Alabama StatutesTitle 27. INSURANCEChapter 14. THE...
...to contract; purchase of insurance by or for minors (a) Any person of competent legal capacity may...
......
...




26.       § 26-13-8. Recordation of foreign judgments relieving minors of disabilities of nonage and effect thereof.


... § 26-13-8. Recordation of foreign judgments relieving minors of disabilities of nonage and effect thereof.Alabama...
...26-13-8. Recordation of foreign judgments relieving minors of disabilities of nonage and effect thereof A...
......
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27.       § 25-8-61. Minors employed as models.


... § 25-8-61. Minors employed as models.Alabama StatutesTitle 25. INDUSTRIAL...
...the 2016 First Special Session § 25-8-61. Minors employed as models (a) Time and hour restrictions...
...




28.       § 25-8-60. Minors employed as actors or performers.


... § 25-8-60. Minors employed as actors or performers.Alabama StatutesTitle...
...the 2016 First Special Session § 25-8-60. Minors employed as actors or performers (a) Persons under...
...




29.       § 25-8-44. Employment in establishment where alcoholic beverages sold; minors performing nude or partially nude.


...44. Employment in establishment where alcoholic beverages sold; minors performing nude or partially nude.Alabama StatutesTitle...
...44. Employment in establishment where alcoholic beverages sold; minors performing nude or 
partially nude (a) No person...
......
...




30.       § 25-8-42. Minors violating provisions as to street or public place occupations deemed delinquent.


... § 25-8-42. Minors violating provisions as to street or public place...
...the 2016 First Special Session § 25-8-42. Minors violating provisions as to street or public place...
...




31.       § 25-8-40. Restrictions for minors engaging in street or public place occupations.


... § 25-8-40. Restrictions for minors engaging in street or public place occupations.Alabama...
...First Special Session § 25-8-40. Restrictions for minors engaging in street or public place occupations (a...
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32.       § 22-17A-2. Parental consent required for minors; intoxicated, etc., individuals.


... § 22-17A-2. Parental consent required for minors; intoxicated, etc., individuals.Alabama
StatutesTitle 22. HEALTH...
...Session § 22-17A-2. Parental consent required for minors; intoxicated, etc., individuals (a) An individual shall not...
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33.       § 22-8-10. Authorization of medical treatment for mental health services of certain minors by parent or legal guardian.


...medical treatment for mental health services of certain minors by parent or legal guardian.Alabama StatutesTitle...
...medical treatment for mental health services of certain minors by parent or legal guardian The parent or...
...... 
...




34.       § 21-1-13. Prosecutions for failure of minors to attend school.


... § 21-1-13. Prosecutions for failure of minors to attend school.Alabama StatutesTitle 21. HANDICAPPED...
...Session § 21-1-13. Prosecutions for failure of minors to attend school Prosecution under
Sections 21-1-...
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35.       § 13A-12-3. Selling cigarettes to minors.


... § 13A-12-3. Selling cigarettes to minors.Alabama StatutesTitle 13A. CRIMINAL CODEChapter
12...
...Special Session § 13A-12-3. Selling cigarettes to minors Any person who sells, barters, exchanges or gives...
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...




36.       § 13A-11-76. Delivery to minors, habitual drunkards, etc.


... § 13A-11-76. Delivery to minors, habitual drunkards, etc.Alabama StatutesTitle 13A. CRIMINAL...
...First Special Session § 13A-11-76. Delivery to minors, habitual drunkards, etc (a) Except as provided in...
......
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37.       § 12-22-26. Appeals by next friends or guardians of minors or persons of unsound mind.


...26. Appeals by next friends or guardians of minors or persons of unsound mind.Alabama
StatutesTitle...
...26. Appeals by next friends or guardians of minors or persons of unsound mind The next friend...
......
... 
38.       § 12-15-130. Ordering, conduct, and certification of findings of mental and physical examinations of children; minors or children believed to be individuals with a mental illness or an intellectual disability; treatment or care for children; payment; authority to order emergency medical care for children.


...findings of mental and physical examinations of children; minors or children believed to be individuals with a...
...findings of mental and physical examinations of children; minors or children believed to be individuals with a...
......
...




39.       § 6-10-107. Proceedings to set aside exemptions when husband, wife or parent absent seven years and residence not ascertainable - Vesting for life of title to property in deserted spouse or minors.


...of title to property in deserted spouse or minors.Alabama StatutesTitle 6. CIVIL PRACTICEChapter 10...
...of title to property in deserted spouse or minors If no exceptions are filed and sustained to...
......
...




40.       § 6-5-70. Furnishing liquor to minors.


... § 6-5-70. Furnishing liquor to minors.Alabama StatutesTitle 6. CIVIL PRACTICEChapter 5...
...Special Session § 6-5-70. Furnishing liquor to minors Either parent of a minor, guardian, or a...
......
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