• As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Act of terrorism” means an act or acts constituting a violation of this part, any other offense under the laws of Tennessee, or an act or acts constituting an offense in any other jurisdiction within or outside the territorial boundaries of the United States that contains all of the elements constituting a violation of this part or is otherwise an offense under the laws of such jurisdiction, that is intended, directly or indirectly, to:

      • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 39-13-803

        • Chemical warfare agents: include , but are not limited to, the following agents, or any analog of these agents, intended for use in war or other attack to cause disease or death in humans, animals, or plants:

          • (A) Nerve agents, including, but not limited to:

            • (i) Ethyl NN- dimethylphosphoramidocyanidate (Tabun, or GA). See Tennessee Code 39-13-803

            • Coercion: means a threat, however communicated, to:

              • (A) Commit any offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

              • Defendant: means a person accused of an offense under this title and includes any person who aids or abets the commission of such offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              • Government: means the state or any political subdivision of the state, and includes any branch or agency of the state, a county, municipality or other political subdivision. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              • Intentional: means that a person acts intentionally with respect to the nature of the conduct or to a result of the conduct when it is the person's conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
              • Property: means anything of value, including, but not limited to, money, real estate, tangible or intangible personal property, including anything severed from land, library material, contract rights, choses-in-action, interests in or claims to wealth, credit, admission or transportation tickets, captured or domestic animals, food and drink, electric or other power. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              • Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television, entertainment subscription service or other public services, accommodations in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admissions to exhibitions, use of vehicles or other movable property, and any other activity or product considered in the ordinary course of business to be a service, regardless of whether it is listed in this subdivision (a)(37) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Training: means instruction or teaching designed to impart a specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge. See Tennessee Code 39-13-803
              • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Weaponized biological or biologic warfare agents: include , but are not limited to, weaponized pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, rickettsia, yeasts, fungi, or genetically engineered pathogens, toxins, vectors, and endogenous biological regulators (EBRs). See Tennessee Code 39-13-803

        (A) Intimidate or coerce a civilian population;

      • (B) Influence the policy of a unit of government by intimidation or coercion; or

      • (C) Affect the conduct of a unit of government by murder, assassination, torture, kidnapping, or mass destruction;

    • (2) “Biological warfare agents” mean agents intended for use in war or other attack to cause disease or death in humans, animals, or plants that depend for their effect on multiplication within the target organism, and includes, but is not limited to, the following agents, or any analog of these agents:

      • (A) Bacteria

        • (i) Bacillus anthracis (anthrax);

        • (ii) Bartonella quintana (trench fever);

        • (iii) Brucella species (brucellosis);

        • (iv) Burkholderia mallei (glanders);

        • (v) Burkholderia pseudomallei (meliodosis);

        • (vi) Franciscella tularensis (tularaemia);

        • (vii) Salmonella typhi (typhoid fever);

        • (viii) Shigella species (shigellosis);

        • (ix) Vibrio cholerae (cholera);

        • (x) Yersinia pestis (plague);

        • (xi) Coxiella burnetii (Q fever);

        • (xii) Orientia tsutsugamushi (scrub typhus);

        • (xiii) Rickettsia prowazeki (typhus fever);

        • (xiv) Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain spotted fever);

        • (xv) Chlamydia psittaci (psittacosis);

        • (xvi) Clostridium botulinum (botulism);

        • (xvii) Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis);

        • (xviii) Staphylococcus aureus (staphylococcal enterotoxin B); and

        • (xix) Escherichia coli (E. coli);

      • (B) Fungi

        • (i) Coccidiodes immitis (coccidioidomycosis);

        • (ii) Histoplasma capsulata (histoplasmosis); and

        • (iii) Aflatoxin

      • (C) Viruses

        • (i) Hantaan/Korean haemorrhagic fever and related viruses;

        • (ii) Sin Nombre;

        • (iii) Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever;

        • (iv) Rift Valley fever;

        • (v) Ebola fever;

        • (vi) Marburg;

        • (vii) Lymphocytic choriomeningitis;

        • (viii) Junin (Argentinian haemorrhagic fever);

        • (ix) Machupo (Bolivian haemorrhagic fever);

        • (x) Lassa fever;

        • (xi) Tick-borne encephalitis/Russian spring-summer encephalitis;

        • (xii) Dengue;

        • (xiii) Yellow fever;

        • (xiv) Omsk haemorrhagic fever;

        • (xv) Japanese encephalitis;

        • (xvi) Western equine encephalomyelitis;

        • (xvii) Eastern equine encephalomyelitis;

        • (xviii) Chikungunya;

        • (xix) O’nyong-nyong;

        • (xx) Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis;

        • (xxi) Variola major (smallpox);

        • (xxii) Monkey pox;

        • (xxiii) White pox (variant of variola virus);

        • (xxiv) Influenza; and

        • (xxv) Hantavirus;

      • (D) Protozoa

        • (i) Naeglaeria fowleri (naegleriasis);

        • (ii) Toxoplasma gondii (toxoplasmosis);

        • (iii) Schistosoma species (bilharziasis); and

        • (iv) Cryptosporidium parvum (cryptosporidiosis); and

      • (E) Other toxins, including, but not limited to:

        • (i) Ricin; and

        • (ii) Saxitoxin;

    • (3) “Chemical warfare agents” include, but are not limited to, the following agents, or any analog of these agents, intended for use in war or other attack to cause disease or death in humans, animals, or plants:

      • (A) Nerve agents, including, but not limited to:

        • (i) Ethyl NN- dimethylphosphoramidocyanidate (Tabun, or GA);

        • (ii) O-isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate (Sarin, or GB);

        • (iii) O-1,2,2-trimethylpropyl methylphosphonofluoridate (Soman, or GD);

        • (iv) O-cyclohexyl methylphosphonofluoridate (cyclosarin, or GF);

        • (v) O-ethyl S-2-diisopropylaminoethyl methylphosphonothiolate (VX);

        • (vi) O-ethyl S-2-dimethylaminoethyl methylphosphonothiolate (medemo); and

        • (vii) O-isobutyl S-2-diethylaminoethyl methylphosphonothiolate (VR);

      • (B) Blood agents, including, but not limited to:

        • (i) Hydrogen cyanide (AC);

        • (ii) Cyanogen chloride (CK); and

        • (iii) Arsine (SA);

      • (C) Blister agents, including, but not limited to:

        • (i) Mustards (H, HD (sulfur mustard), HN-1, HN-2, HN-3 (nitrogen mustard));

        • (ii) Arsenicals, including, but not limited to, Lewisite (L);

        • (iii) Urticants, including, but not limited to, CX;

        • (iv) Bis(2-chloroethylthioethyl) ether (agent T); and

        • (v) Incapacitating agents, including, but not limited to, BZ; provided, however, that “incapacitating agents” shall not include any agent, the possession of which is otherwise lawful, that is intended for use for self-defense or defense of others;

      • (D) Choking agents, including, but not limited to:

        • (i) Phosgene (CG);

        • (ii) Diphosgene (DP); and

        • (iii) Chloropicrin;

      • (E) Pesticides;

      • (F) Dioxins;

      • (G) Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs);

      • (H) Flammable industrial gases and liquids, including, but not limited to:

        • (i) Gasoline; and

        • (ii) Propane; and

      • (I) Tear gases and other disabling chemicals, including, but not limited to:

        • (i) 10-chloro-5, 10-dihydrophenarsazine (adamsite, or DM);

        • (ii) 1-chloroacetophenone (CN);

        • (iii) a-bromophenylacetonitrile (larmine, BBC or CA);

        • (iv) 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS);

        • (v) Dibenzoxazepine (CR);

        • (vi) Oleoresin capsicum (OC); and

        • (vii) 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate (BZ); provided, however, that “tear gases and other disabling chemicals” shall not include any agent, the possession of which is otherwise lawful, that is intended for use for self-defense or defense of others;

    • (4) “Designated entity” means any entity designated by the United States department of state as a foreign terrorist organization in accordance with § 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. § 1189), or by the United States department of the treasury as a specially designated national in accordance with 31 CFR part 500;

    • (5) “Expert advice or assistance”:

      • (A) Means advice or assistance derived from scientific, technical, legal or other specialized knowledge; and

      • (B) Does not mean legal services provided to a defendant in relation to any action brought pursuant to this part, or pursuant to federal or state law;

    • (6) “Financial institution” shall have the meaning provided in 31 CFR chapter X;

    • (7) “Material support or resources”:

      • (A) Means any property, tangible or intangible, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safe houses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, transportation, and personnel; and

      • (B) Does not include medicine or religious materials;

    • (8) “Nuclear or radiological agents” includes, but is not limited to:

      • (A) Any explosive device designed to cause a nuclear yield, also known as an improvised nuclear device (IND);

      • (B) Any explosive device utilized to spread radioactive material, also known as a radiological dispersal device (RDD); and

      • (C) Any act or container designed to release radiological material as a weapon without an explosion, also known as a simple radiological dispersal device (SRDD);

    • (9) “Training” means instruction or teaching designed to impart a specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge;

    • (10) “Weapon of mass destruction” includes chemical warfare agents, biological or biologic warfare agents, weaponized agents, weaponized biological or biologic warfare agents, nuclear agents, radiological agents, or the intentional release of industrial agents as a weapon;

    • (11) “Weaponization” is the deliberate processing, preparation, packaging, or synthesis of any substance for use as a weapon or munition;

    • (12) “Weaponized agents” are those agents or substances prepared for dissemination through any explosive, thermal, pneumatic, or mechanical means; and

    • (13) “Weaponized biological or biologic warfare agents” include, but are not limited to, weaponized pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, rickettsia, yeasts, fungi, or genetically engineered pathogens, toxins, vectors, and endogenous biological regulators (EBRs).