§ 39-14-801 Short title
§ 39-14-802 Part definitions
§ 39-14-803 Offenses
§ 39-14-804 Penalties
§ 39-14-805 Powers and duties of commissioner
§ 39-14-806 Recovery of damages, fees, costs — Remedies — Injunctions

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 14 > Part 8 - Farm Animal and Research Facilities Protection

  • Actor: means a person accused of any of the offenses defined in this part. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
  • 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

    • Animal: means any warm-blooded or cold-blooded animal or insect which is being used in food or fiber production, agriculture, research, testing, or education, including, but not limited to, hogs, equines, mules, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, rabbits, poultry, fish, and bees. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • Animal facility: means any vehicle, building, structure, pasture, paddock, pond, impoundment, or premises where an animal is kept, handled, housed, exhibited, bred, or offered for sale and any office, building, or structure where records or documents relating to an animal or to animal research, testing, production, or education are maintained. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • Consent: means assent in fact, whether express or implied, by the owner or by a person legally authorized to act for the owner which is not:

      • (A) Induced by force, threat, false pretenses, or fraud. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802

      • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Deprive: means unlawfully to withhold from the owner, interfere with the possession of, free, or dispose of an animal or other property. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
      • Disrupt: means to engage in conduct that materially interferes with the operations of the animal facility in a manner such that the activities conducted by or in the facility are permanently or temporarily halted, compromised, delayed, harmed or impaired. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
      • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
      • 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.
      • Landfill methane: means the methane gas constituent of naturally-occurring emissions in gaseous form emanating from any landfill, whether such landfill is in current operation accepting additional fill material or is closed and not accepting any additional fill material, and whether or not any such landfill has or is required to have any collection system for the collection of landfill gas, including the landfill methane component of landfill gas. See Tennessee Code 65-28-202
      • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • 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.
      • Member: means each incorporator of a cooperative and each person admitted to and retaining membership in the cooperative, and includes a husband and wife admitted to joint membership. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
      • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
      • 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.
      • Owner: means a person who has title to the property, lawful possession of the property, or a greater right to possession of the property than the actor. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
      • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Person: means any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity of any kind, including this state, every county in this state, and every municipality in this state. See Tennessee Code 65-28-202
      • Person: means any individual, corporation, association, nonprofit corporation, joint-stock company, firm, trust, partnership, two (2) or more persons having a joint or common interest, or other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
      • Person: includes any natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust, partnership, federal agency, state or political subdivision or agency thereof, or any body politic. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
      • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Possession: means actual care, custody, control, or management. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
      • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Property: means any real or personal property and includes any document, record, research data, paper, or computer storage medium. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
      • 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
      • 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 39-14-802
      • Telephone service: means any communication service whereby communication through the electric or electronic transmission of impulses by or through any media such as wireless technology, wires, cables, microwaves, radio waves, light waves or any combination of such media or any other future transmission technology which may become available to improve communication services, is the principal intended use thereof, and includes all telephone lines, facilities or systems used in the rendition of such service. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
      • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
      • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • 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