§ 39-13-301 Part definitions
§ 39-13-302 False imprisonment
§ 39-13-303 Kidnapping
§ 39-13-304 Aggravated kidnapping
§ 39-13-305 Especially aggravated kidnapping
§ 39-13-306 Custodial interference
§ 39-13-307 Involuntary labor servitude — Restitution
§ 39-13-308 Trafficking for forced labor or services
§ 39-13-309 Trafficking for commercial sex act
§ 39-13-310 Separate offenses — §§?39-13-308 and 39-13-309.
§ 39-13-311 Violations by corporations
§ 39-13-312 Manner in which proceeds from forfeitures are distributed and used
§ 39-13-313 Tennessee Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Act
§ 39-13-314 Offense of human trafficking
§ 39-13-315 Offense of advertising commercial sexual abuse of a minor

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 13 > Part 3

  • Advertisement: means a notice or an announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event, or publicizing a job vacancy. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
  • Agribusiness: means a business dealing with agricultural products or engaged in providing products or services to farmers. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
  • 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

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
    • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
    • Asset forfeiture: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
    • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    • Authority: means a regional transportation authority created pursuant to this part or reconstituted pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
    • Authority: means the Cumberland regional business and agribusiness marketing authority. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
    • Benefit: means anything reasonably regarded as economic gain, enhancement or advantage, including benefit to any other person in whose welfare the beneficiary is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Blackmail: means threatening to expose or reveal the identity of another or any material, document, secret or other information that might subject a person to hatred, contempt, ridicule, loss of employment, social status or economic harm. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
    • Board: means the board of directors of an authority. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
    • Board: means the board of directors of the Cumberland regional business and agribusiness marketing authority. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
    • Bodily injury: includes a cut, abrasion, bruise, burn or disfigurement, and physical pain or temporary illness or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Business: means any start-up or existing business. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
    • Center: means the regional food distribution center established by the authority. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
    • 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
    • Coercion: means :

      • (A) Causing or threatening to cause bodily harm to any person, physically restraining or confining any person or threatening to physically restrain or confine any person. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301

      • Commercial sex act: means :

        • (A) Any sexually explicit conduct for which anything of value is directly or indirectly given, promised to or received by any person, which conduct is induced or obtained by coercion or deception or which conduct is induced or obtained from a person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301

        • Commission: means the Tennessee public utility commission. See Tennessee Code 65-2-101
        • Contested case: means all proceedings before the commission in which the legal rights, duties, or privileges of specific parties are determined after a hearing before the commission. See Tennessee Code 65-2-101
        • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
        • 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.
        • County executive: means and includes "county mayor" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Creating municipality: means any metropolitan form of government, city, town or county that creates an authority pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
        • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
        • Deadly weapon: means :

          • (A) A firearm or anything manifestly designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

          • Deception: means :

            • (A) Creating or confirming another person's impression of an existing fact or past event that is false and that the accused knows or believes to be false. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301

            • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
            • 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
            • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
            • Devise: To gift property by will.
            • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
            • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
            • 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.
            • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
            • Executive officer: means the mayor, county mayor or other chief executive officer of any creating municipality. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
            • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
            • Financial harm: includes extortion as defined by §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
            • 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.
            • Force: means compulsion by the use of physical power or violence and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
            • Forced labor or services: means labor or services that are performed or provided by another person and are obtained or maintained through the defendant's:

              • (A) Causing or threatening to cause serious harm to any person. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301

              • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
              • Fraud: means as used in normal parlance and includes, but is not limited to, deceit, trickery, misrepresentation and subterfuge, and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
              • Governing body: means the chief legislative body of any creating municipality. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
              • 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
              • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
              • 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.
              • Harm: means anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage or injury, including harm to another person in whose welfare the person affected is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Human trafficking offense: means the commission of any act that constitutes the criminal offense of:

                • (A) Involuntary labor servitude, under §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-314

                • 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
                • Involuntary servitude: means the condition of a person who is compelled by force, coercion or imprisonment and against the person's will to labor for another, whether paid or not. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
                • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
                • 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.
                • Knowing: means that a person acts knowingly with respect to the conduct or to circumstances surrounding the conduct when the person is aware of the nature of the conduct or that the circumstances exist. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                • Labor: means work of economic or financial value. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
                • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                • Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:

                  • (A) Maintain public order. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

                  • 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
                  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
                  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
                  • Metropolitan government: means the political entity created by consolidation of all, or substantially all, of the political and corporate functions of a county and a city or town or cities or towns. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
                  • Metropolitan planning organization: means the federally designated regional transportation planning agency established for urbanized areas of at least fifty thousand (50,000) people to develop a long-range regional transportation plan and short-range transportation improvement program. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
                  • Minor: means an individual who is less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
                  • 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.
                  • 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.
                  • Obtain: means , in relation to labor or services, to secure performance of labor or services. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
                  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
                  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • 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
                  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
                  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • 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
                  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
                  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
                  • 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
                  • 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
                  • Region: means the area consisting of the counties of Anderson, Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott and any other county in the eastern grand division that becomes a member of the authority in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
                  • 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.
                  • 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).
                  • 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.
                  • Rule: means every regulation, or statement of policy, or interpretation of general application and future effect, including the amendment or repeal thereof, adopted by the commission, whether with or without a prior hearing, to implement or make specific the laws enforced or administered by it, or to govern its organization or procedures, but does not include regulations concerning only the internal management of the commission which do not directly affect the rights or procedures available to the public. See Tennessee Code 65-2-101
                  • Services: means an ongoing relationship between a person and the defendant in which the person performs activities under the supervision of or for the defendant. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
                  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
                  • Sexually explicit conduct: means actual or simulated:

                    • (A) Sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301

                    • 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: 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
                    • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
                    • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                    • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                    • TOD: means , without limitation, land use development centrally located around a transit station, sometimes part of the station or where the station is a prominent feature of the development, that has a mixture of land uses in close proximity to one another, including office, residential, retail, public and civic uses, occurring at a relatively high density. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
                    • 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.
                    • Trafficked person: means a victim of a human trafficking offense. See Tennessee Code 39-13-314
                    • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
                    • Transit adjacent development: means development near or next to a transit station that promotes or takes advantage of transit ridership but is not designed specifically around a transit station. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
                    • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                    • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                    • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
                    • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
                    • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                    • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105