• (a) Upon qualification of the members appointed, the commission shall organize itself by selecting from its members a chair and a vice chair and shall have the power to do all things necessary and proper for carrying out this chapter not inconsistent with the laws of this state. The commission may promulgate and adopt bylaws, rules and regulations that are reasonably necessary for such purpose. The promulgation and adoption of rules and regulations authorized by this section shall be pursuant to the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5.

  • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 62-13-203

    • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
    • 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.
    • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
    • 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

    (b) The commission’s rules and regulations may incorporate and establish canons of ethics and minimum acceptable standards of practice for licensees.

  • (c) Each member of the commission shall receive a certificate of appointment from the governor before entering upon the discharge of the duties of office.

  • (d) The commission or any committee of the commission shall be entitled to the services of the attorney general and reporter or the legal department of this state in connection with the affairs of the commission.

  • (e) The commission may prefer a complaint for violation of this chapter before any court of competent jurisdiction, and it may take the necessary legal steps through the proper legal officer of the state to enforce this chapter and collect the penalties provided in this chapter.