Part 1 General Provisions 22-2-101 – 22-2-102
Part 2 Jury Coordinator 22-2-201
Part 3 Jury Selection and Attendance 22-2-301 – 22-2-317

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 22 > Chapter 2

  • Academic requirement: means a requirement of a specified grade point average, ACT or SAT score or cumulative grade point average that determines either initial or continuing eligibility for postsecondary financial assistance from net lottery proceeds. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
  • Academic year: means :

    • (A) For students who first received the Tennessee HOPE scholarship, the Tennessee HOPE access grant or Tennessee HOPE scholarship for nontraditional students in the fall semester 2009 or thereafter, three (3) consecutive semesters beginning with a fall semester and including the immediately following spring and summer semesters. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

    • ACT: means the ACT assessment administered by ACT. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
    • ADA: means the aggregate days' attendance of a given school during a given reporting period divided by the number of days school is in session during this period as provided in the rules and regulations of the state board. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
    • ADM: means the sum of the total number of days enrolled divided by the number of days school is in session during this period as provided in the rules and regulations of the state board. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
    • Advanced degree: means a master's degree, a doctorate or other degree conferred by an eligible postsecondary institution upon completion of a unified program of study at the graduate level. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
    • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
    • Agriculture: means :

      • (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

      • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
      • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
      • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
      • Authority: means the Tennessee state school bond authority created by §. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1202
      • Board: means the board of education of any LEA. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
      • Board: means both the board of trustees of the University of Tennessee and the state board of education, or either of them. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1102
      • Board: means the board of trustees of the University of Tennessee or the board of regents of the state university and community college system, or both, as the case may be. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1202
      • Bonds: means any bonds of the board issued pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1102
      • Chambers: A judge's office.
      • 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 education. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 49-4-101
      • Continuous enrollment: means a student is enrolled in the fall and spring semesters of a single academic year. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
      • corporation: means the corporation created by §. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1202
      • Corporation: means a corporation or association not for profit authorized to administer a plan in the state. See Tennessee Code 49-4-101
      • Cost differential: means that factor establishing a rate of reimbursement for a program relative to the reimbursement of one (1) FTEADA in grades four through six (4-6) as established in §. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
      • Cost of attendance: means the combined cost of tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, books and other educational expenses as determined by the financial aid office of the eligible postsecondary institution. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
      • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
      • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
      • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
      • diploma: means a credential, other than a degree, the receipt of which indicates satisfactory completion of training in a program of study offered by a Tennessee college of applied technology operated by the board of regents of the state university and community college system. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
      • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
      • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
      • Dual enrollment grant: means a grant for study at an eligible postsecondary institution that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to students who are attending high school and who are also enrolled in college courses at eligible postsecondary institutions for which they will receive college credit. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
      • Eligible high school: means :

        • (A) A Tennessee public secondary school. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

        • Eligible independent postsecondary institution: means :

          • (A) An institution created by testamentary trust for which the state acts by statute as trustee and for which the governor is authorized to appoint commissioners with the advice and consent of the senate and that offers courses leading to undergraduate degrees. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

          • Eligible postsecondary institution: means an eligible independent postsecondary institution or an eligible public postsecondary institution. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
          • Eligible public postsecondary institution: means :

            • (A) An institution operated by the board of regents of the state university and community college system. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

            • Entering freshman: means a student entering a postsecondary institution who has not attempted any semester hours at any postsecondary institution after graduating from high school, completing high school in a home school program or obtaining a GED® or HiSET®. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
            • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
            • FAFSA: means the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
            • Federal agency: means the United States, the president of the United States, the administrator of general services or such other agency or agencies as may be designated or created to make loans or grants or both pursuant to the recovery act or any further acts. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1102
            • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
            • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
            • Fiscal year: means the period beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of each year. See Tennessee Code 49-4-101
            • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
            • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
            • FTEADA: means the average of the aggregated FTEs in attendance in one (1) program during the given reporting periods. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
            • Full-time equivalent semester: means any semester in which a student is enrolled full-time and receives a Tennessee HOPE scholarship. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
            • Full-time student: means a student attending a postsecondary educational institution and enrolled for at least twelve (12) semester hours during each semester of attendance. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
            • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
            • General assembly merit scholarship: consists of two (2) parts, a Tennessee HOPE scholarship and a general assembly merit scholar supplemental award. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
            • Gift aid: means scholarships and grants from any source that do not require repayment, including funds provided through the federal Foster Care Independence Act of 1999, compiled generally in title 42 U. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
            • Governing body: means the body in which the general legislative powers of a municipality are vested, and in the case of counties means the legislative body of any county. See Tennessee Code 7-90-103
            • Grade point average: means the numbered grade average calculated using a 4. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
            • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
            • 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.
            • Home school student: means a student who completed high school in a Tennessee home school program meeting the requirements of §. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
            • Institution: means any one of the East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Memphis, the Tennessee Technological University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Tennessee, Martin branch. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1102
            • Institution: means :

              • (A) The University of Tennessee system, including all of its branches and divisions wherever located, and the services, programs and activities provided therein, and the board of trustees of the University of Tennessee, in the aggregate. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1202

              • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
              • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
              • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
              • LEA: means any county, city, or special school district, unified school district, school district of any metropolitan form of government or any other school system established by law. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
              • Licensed personnel: means any person employed by an LEA and for whom licensure is required as a condition of employment by law. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
              • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
              • Loan agreement: means an agreement providing for the authority to loan the proceeds derived from the issuance of bonds, notes or other debt obligations pursuant to this chapter to a local government to be used to pay the cost of one (1) or more qualified zone academy projects. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1202
              • local board of education: means the board of education that manages and controls the respective local public school system. See Tennessee Code 49-1-103
              • Local government: means any county, metropolitan government, incorporated city or town or special school district in this state and the state board of education acting on behalf of any special school listed in §. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1202
              • Member: means any person who is accepted as a member by the plan and who may later become eligible for a scholarship as provided in the charter and bylaws of the plan. See Tennessee Code 49-4-101
              • Middle college: means a program operated by an eligible public two-year postsecondary institution in partnership with an LEA that permits students in the fall semester of their junior year in high school to enter the eligible public two-year postsecondary institution and to earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in two (2) years. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
              • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
              • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
              • Municipality: means any county, metropolitan government or incorporated city or town in this state located in a county having a population of not less than ninety-one thousand eight hundred (91,800), according to the 2000 federal census or any subsequent federal census. See Tennessee Code 7-90-103
              • Nontraditional student: means a student who:

                • (A)

                  • (i) Is at least twenty-five (25) years of age. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

                  • Parent: means the parent or guardian of a student. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                  • Part-time student: means a student attending a postsecondary educational institution and enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours, but less than twelve (12) semester hours, during a semester of attendance. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                  • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
                  • Plan: means any educational cooperative plan or scholarship plan subject to this part. See Tennessee Code 49-4-101
                  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
                  • Project: means and includes buildings, structures, improvements and equipment of every kind, nature and description that may be required by or convenient for the purpose of an institution, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, administration, dining, exhibition, lecture, recreational and teaching halls, or parts of or additions to them. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1102
                  • Project: means and includes buildings, structures, improvements and equipment of every kind, nature and description, that may be required by or convenient for the purpose of an institution, or a combination of two (2) or more such buildings, structures, improvements and equipment. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1202
                  • public agency: includes :
                    • (1) A board of education of any county, city or special school district or school system. See Tennessee Code 49-2-1303

                    • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
                    • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
                    • Recovery act: means all acts or resolutions of the congress of the United States to encourage public works, to provide relief, work relief, or to increase employment by providing for useful projects and providing for the making of loans or grants or both. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1102
                    • Regional accrediting association: means :

                      • (A) The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

                      • 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
                      • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
                      • Rules and regulations: means those rules and regulations that the state board may adopt as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
                      • SAT: means the Scholastic Aptitude Test administered by the College Board. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                      • Scholarship: means educational benefits payable pursuant to a plan which shall not be deemed to be distribution of income to a member of a corporation. See Tennessee Code 49-4-101
                      • Scholarship: means a Tennessee HOPE scholarship or a Tennessee HOPE access grant. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                      • School credit bond project: means and includes the acquisition of land for, and the construction, renovation, repair, rehabilitation, improving or equipping of, school facilities for a local government or a public charter school, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1202
                      • SEA: means the department of education. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
                      • Semester: means fall, spring, or summer semester at a postsecondary institution, if the institution is on a semester system, or the equivalent, if the institution is on a system other than a semester system. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                      • Semester hour: includes each semester hour attempted, whether remedial or for credit toward a degree, but shall not include any semester hour attempted before graduating from high school or earning a GED® or HiSET®. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                      • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                      • State: means the state of Tennessee and, unless otherwise indicated by the context, any agency, authority, branch, bureau, commission, corporation, department or instrumentality of the state, now or hereafter existing. See Tennessee Code 7-90-103
                      • State board: means the state board of education. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
                      • State salary schedule: means the salary schedule adopted by the state board for licensed personnel, which is based on training and experience. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
                      • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                      • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
                      • Tennessee HOPE access grant: means a grant for study in pursuit of an associate or baccalaureate degree at an eligible postsecondary institution that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to freshman students meeting the requirements of §. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                      • Tennessee HOPE scholarship: means a scholarship for study in pursuit of an associate or baccalaureate degree at an eligible postsecondary institution that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded under this part. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                      • THEC: means the Tennessee higher education commission. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                      • Title IV: means Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                      • To acquire: includes to purchase, erect, build, construct, reconstruct, repair, replace, extend, better, equip, develop or improve a project. See Tennessee Code 49-3-1102
                      • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
                      • Training and experience factor: means the average training and experience of all licensed personnel in each LEA based upon the table of training and experience factors adopted by the state board. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
                      • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                      • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                      • TSAC: means the Tennessee student assistance corporation. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                      • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
                      • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
                      • WFTEADA: means one (1) full-time equivalent average daily attendance multiplied by the cost differential for a program. See Tennessee Code 49-3-302
                      • Wilder-Naifeh technical skills grant: means a grant for study in pursuit of a certificate or diploma at a Tennessee college of applied technology operated by the board of regents of the state university and community college system that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded under this part. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902