• The following definitions apply in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Cable television company” means any franchise or other duly licensed company which is operated or intended to be operated to perform the service of receiving and amplifying the signals broadcast by one (1) or more television stations and redistributing such signals by wire, cable or other device or means for accomplishing such redistribution to members of the public who subscribe to such service, or distributing through such company’s antennae, poles, wires, cables, conduits or other property used in providing service to its subscribers and customers any television signals whether broadcast or not;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 39-14-102

      • Credit card: means any real or forged instrument, writing or other evidence, whether known as a credit card, credit plate, charge plate or by any other name, which purports to evidence an understanding to pay for property or services delivered or rendered to or upon the order of a designated person or bearer. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
      • Debit card: means any real or forged instrument, writing or other evidence known by any name issued with or without a fee by an issuer for the use of a depositor in obtaining money, goods, services or anything else of value, payment of which is made against funds previously deposited in an account with the issuer. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
      • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
      • Issuer: means the business organization or financial institution or its duly authorized agent which issues a credit or debit card. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
      • Library: means any:

        • (A) Public library. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102

        • Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • 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
        • Receiving: includes , but is not limited to, acquiring possession, control, title or taking a security interest in the property. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
        • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • 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
        • Writing: includes printing or any other method of recording information, money, coins, tokens, stamps, seals, credit cards, badges, trademarks, and symbols of value, right, privilege or identification. See Tennessee Code 39-14-114
        • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

      (2) “Credit card” means any real or forged instrument, writing or other evidence, whether known as a credit card, credit plate, charge plate or by any other name, which purports to evidence an understanding to pay for property or services delivered or rendered to or upon the order of a designated person or bearer;

    • (3) “Debit card” means any real or forged instrument, writing or other evidence known by any name issued with or without a fee by an issuer for the use of a depositor in obtaining money, goods, services or anything else of value, payment of which is made against funds previously deposited in an account with the issuer;

    • (4) “Expired” credit or debit card means a card which is no longer valid because the term shown on it has expired;

    • (5) “Issuer” means the business organization or financial institution or its duly authorized agent which issues a credit or debit card;

    • (6) “Library” means any:

      • (A) Public library;

      • (B) Library of educational, historical or eleemosynary institution, organization or society;

      • (C) Archives; or

      • (D) Museum;

    • (7) “Library material” includes any book, plate, picture, photograph, engraving, painting, drawing, map, newspaper, magazine, pamphlet, broadside, manuscript, document, letter, public record, microfilm, sound recording, audio-visual materials in any format, magnetic or other tapes, electronic data, processing records, artifacts or other documentary, written or printed materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, belonging to or on loan to or otherwise in the custody of a library;

    • (8) “Microwave multi-point distribution system station” or “MDS” means any franchise or other duly licensed company which is operated or intended to be operated to perform the service of receiving and amplifying the signals broadcast by one (1) or more television stations, and redistributing such signals by microwave transmissions to members of the public who subscribe to such service, or distributing through such company’s antennae, conduits, or other property used in providing service to its subscribers and customers any television signals whether broadcast or not;

    • (9) “Receiving” includes, but is not limited to, acquiring possession, control, title or taking a security interest in the property; and

    • (10) “Revoked” credit or debit card means a card which is no longer valid because permission to use it has been suspended or terminated by the issuer.