Part 1 Mass Transit Projects 13-10-101 – 13-10-109
Part 2 State Safety Oversight Program 13-10-201 – 13-10-104

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 13 > Chapter 10 - Mass Transit

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Applicable ad valorem taxes: means any ad valorem taxes that, but for ownership of a project by a corporation, would have been due and payable pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of a corporation issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of transportation. See Tennessee Code 13-10-101
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of correction. See Tennessee Code 41-24-102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • contractor: means any entity entering a contractual agreement with the commissioner to provide correctional services to inmates under the custody of the department. See Tennessee Code 41-24-102
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Corporation: means any corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
  • Correctional services: means the following functions, services and activities, when provided within a prison or otherwise:

    1. Education, training and jobs programs. See Tennessee Code 41-24-102
    2. County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    3. Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    4. Department: means the department of transportation. See Tennessee Code 13-10-101
    5. Department: means the department of correction. See Tennessee Code 41-24-102
    6. Eligible headquarters facility: means a facility, located in a county with a population in excess of eight hundred thousand (800,000), according to the 2000 federal census or any subsequent federal census, that houses an international, national or regional headquarters facility of an entity that agrees, at a minimum, to make payments to the municipality in lieu of any special assessments or other fees or charges that would be levied on the project pursuant to chapter 84 of this title if the project were privately owned. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
    7. 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.
    8. Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
    9. Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
    10. facility: means any adult institution operated by or under the authority of the department. See Tennessee Code 41-24-102
    11. Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
    12. Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
    13. Governing body: means the board or body in which the general legislative powers of the municipality are vested. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
    14. Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
    15. 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.
    16. Lease: includes a lease containing an option to purchase the project for a nominal sum upon payment in full, or provision for payment in full, of all bonds issued in connection with the project and all interest on the bonds and all other expenses in connection with the project, and a lease containing an option to purchase the project at any time, as provided in the lease, upon payment of the purchase price, which shall be sufficient to pay all bonds issued in connection with the project and all interest on the bonds and all other expenses incurred in connection with the project, but which payment may be made in the form of one (1) or more notes, debentures, bonds or other secured or unsecured debt obligations of the lessee providing for timely payments, including, without limitation, interest on the obligations sufficient for such purposes and delivered to the corporation or to the trustee under the indenture pursuant to which the bonds were issued. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
    17. Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
    18. Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
    19. Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
    20. Local government: means an incorporated municipality, county, agency or instrumentality of an incorporated municipality or county, two (2) or more of the foregoing acting jointly, or an authority established by law to provide mass transportation services, or a nonprofit corporation authorized to provide mass transportation services. See Tennessee Code 13-10-101
    21. Mass transportation project: means the planning, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement, maintenance or operation of any mass transportation system or capital equipment used in connection therewith. See Tennessee Code 13-10-101
    22. Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
    23. Municipality: means any county or incorporated city or town in this state with respect to which a corporation may be organized and in which it is contemplated the corporation will function. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
    24. Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
    25. Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
    26. Payments in lieu of taxes: means any amount negotiated separately from rent in lieu of applicable ad valorem taxes. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
    27. Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    28. Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
    29. Project: means all or any part of, or any interest in:

      1. Any land and building, including office building, any facility or other improvement on the land, and all real and personal properties deemed necessary in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, that shall be suitable for the following or by any combination of two (2) or more thereof:

        not less than  nor more than

        14,940 15,000

        49,400 49,500

        56,000 56,100

        74,500 74,600

        85,725 85,825

        477,000 500,000

        1. Any industry for the manufacturing, processing or assembling of any agricultural, mining, or manufactured products. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
        2. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        3. Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
        4. Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
        5. real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        6. 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
        7. Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
        8. 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).
        9. Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        10. Retail business: means a retail establishment providing general retail sales or services to consumers. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
        11. 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
        12. Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
        13. Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
        14. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        15. Waiver: means an agreement that does not require the payment of any payments in lieu of taxes for a period of time. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
        16. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        17. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105