§ 39-17-1301 Part definitions
§ 39-17-1302 Prohibited weapons
§ 39-17-1303 Unlawful sale, loan or gift of firearm
§ 39-17-1304 Restrictions on firearm ammunition
§ 39-17-1306 Carrying weapons during judicial proceedings
§ 39-17-1307 Unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon
§ 39-17-1308 Defenses to unlawful possession or carrying of a weapon. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1308 v2 Defenses to unlawful possession or carrying of a weapon
§ 39-17-1309 Carrying weapons on school property. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1309 v2 Carrying weapons on school property
§ 39-17-1310 Affirmative defense to carrying weapons on school property
§ 39-17-1311 Carrying weapons on public parks, playgrounds, civic centers and other public recreational buildings and grounds. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1311 v2 Carrying weapons on public parks, playgrounds, civic centers and other public recreational buildings and grounds
§ 39-17-1312 Inaction by persons eighteen (18) years of age or older, including parents or guardians, knowing a minor or student illegally possesses a firearm
§ 39-17-1313 Transporting and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition in permit holder’s motor vehicle. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1313 v2 Transporting and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition in permit holder’s motor vehicle
§ 39-17-1314 Preemption of local regulation of firearms, ammunition, and knives — Actions against firearms or ammunition manufacturer, trade association, or dealer — Party adversely affected by local regulation
§ 39-17-1315 Written directive and permit to carry handguns
§ 39-17-1316 Sales of dangerous weapons — Certification of purchaser — Exceptions — Licensing of dealers — Definitions
§ 39-17-1317 Confiscation and disposition of confiscated weapons
§ 39-17-1318 New serial numbers for confiscated firearms
§ 39-17-1319 Handgun possession prohibited — Exceptions
§ 39-17-1320 Providing handguns to juveniles — Penalties
§ 39-17-1321 Possession of handgun while under influence — Penalty. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1321 v2 Possession of handgun while under influence — Penalty
§ 39-17-1322 Defenses
§ 39-17-1323 Commission of certain offenses while wearing a body vest
§ 39-17-1324 Offense of possessing firearm or antique firearm during commission or attempt to commit dangerous felony
§ 39-17-1325 Immunity for failure to adopt policy that prohibits weapons on premises
§ 39-17-1350 Law enforcement officers permitted to carry firearms — Exceptions — Restrictions — Identification card for corrections officers
§ 39-17-1351 Handgun carry permits. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1351 v2 Enhanced handgun carry permit
§ 39-17-1352 Suspension or revocation of license. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1352 v2 Suspension or revocation of license
§ 39-17-1353 Review of revocation or suspension. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1353 v2 Review of revocation or suspension
§ 39-17-1354 Judicial review of department determination
§ 39-17-1355 Applicability of Uniform Administrative Procedures Act
§ 39-17-1356 Duplicate permits
§ 39-17-1357 Notice of address change
§ 39-17-1358 Retention of records — Violations. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1358 v2 Retention of records — Violations
§ 39-17-1359 Prohibition at certain meetings — Posted notice — Handgun carry permit holder. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1359 v2 Prohibition at certain meetings — Posted notice — Handgun carry permit holder
§ 39-17-1360 Rules and regulations. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-17-1360 v2 Rules and regulations
§ 39-17-1361 Chief law enforcement officer’s certification for transfer or making of firearm
§ 39-17-1362 Imitation firearm — Defined — Offense to display in threatening manner in public place
§ 39-17-1363 Offense of owning, possessing, or having custody or control of a potentially vicious dog or a vicious dog
§ 39-17-1364 Purchase and shipment of antique firearms and certain edged weapons
§ 39-17-1365 Application for temporary handgun carry permit by person granted order of protection — Issuance of permit
§ 39-17-1366 Concealed handgun carry permit

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 17 > Part 13

  • Abandoned aircraft: means :

    • (A) An aircraft left in a wrecked, inoperative, or partially dismantled condition on a public-use airport. See Tennessee Code 66-29-301

    • Abandoned cultural property: means cultural property meeting the following three (3) conditions:

      • (A) The property shall have been deposited with a museum, historical society, or similar not-for-profit institution for a period of at least twenty (20) years. See Tennessee Code 66-29-202

      • Acquisition agent: means a person who by means of telephone, mail, advertisement, inducement, solicitation or otherwise attempts directly to encourage any person to attend a sales presentation for a time-share program. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
      • Action: means any civil action for damages or indemnity asserting a claim for damage to or loss of commercial property caused by an alleged construction defect, but does not include any civil action or arbitration proceeding asserting a claim for alleged personal injuries arising out of an alleged construction defect. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101
      • advertisement: means any written, printed, verbal or visual offer by an individual or general solicitation. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
      • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
      • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
      • Age of majority: means eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • 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

        • Airport authority: means an authority created pursuant to title 42, chapter 3, 4, or 5. See Tennessee Code 66-29-301
        • 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.
        • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
        • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
        • Antique firearm: means :

          • (A) Any firearm, including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system, manufactured in or before the year 1898. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

          • Apparent owner: means a person whose name appears on the records of a holder as the owner of property held, issued, or owing by the holder. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
          • 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.
          • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
          • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
          • 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.
          • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
          • Association: means a nonprofit, mandatory membership organization comprised of owners of homes, condominiums, cooperatives, manufactured homes, or any interest in real property, created pursuant to a declaration, covenant, or other applicable law. See Tennessee Code 66-37-102
          • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
          • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
          • 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
          • Blanket encumbrance: means any mortgage, deed of trust, option to purchase, vendor's lien or interest under a contract or agreement of sale, or other material financing lien or encumbrance granted by the membership camping operator, which secures or evidences the obligation to pay money or to sell or convey any campgrounds located in this state made available to purchasers by the membership camping operator or any portion thereof and which authorizes, permits, or requires the foreclosure or other disposition of the campground affected. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
          • 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 association: means a for-profit or nonprofit corporation, joint stock company, investment company other than an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
          • Campground: means real property owned or operated by a membership camping operator which is available for camping by purchasers of membership camping contracts. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
          • Claimant: means an owner, including a subsequent purchaser, tenant, or association, who asserts a claim against a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or design professional concerning a construction defect. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101
          • Club: means any instrument that is specially designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with the instrument. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
          • 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
          • Collector: includes any person entrusted with the collection of public revenue. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Commercial property: means all property which is not residential property. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101
          • Commission: means Tennessee real estate commission, which is an agency created under §. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
          • Commission: means Tennessee real estate commission, which is an agency created under §. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
          • Commissioner: means the commissioner of revenue. See Tennessee Code 67-1-101
          • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
          • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
          • Component site: means a specific geographic site at which certain time-share accommodations and facilities are located. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
          • Component site: means a specific geographic site at which certain time-share accommodations and facilities are located. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
          • Construction defect: means a deficiency in, or a deficiency arising out of, the design, specifications, surveying, planning, supervision, observation of construction, or construction or remodeling of a structure resulting from:

            • (A) Defective material, products, or components used in the construction or remodeling. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101

            • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
            • Contractor: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or other organization that is legally engaged in the business of designing, developing, constructing, manufacturing, selling, or remodeling structures or appurtenances to structures. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101
            • 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.
            • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
            • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Crime of violence: includes any degree of murder, voluntary manslaughter, aggravated rape, rape, rape of a child, especially aggravated rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, especially aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery, burglary, aggravated burglary, especially aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated kidnapping, carjacking, trafficking for commercial sex act, especially aggravated sexual exploitation, felony child abuse, and aggravated child abuse. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
            • Criminal negligence: refers to a person who acts with criminal negligence with respect to the circumstances surrounding that person's conduct or the result of that conduct when the person ought to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
            • Cultural property: means any work of art, regardless of the medium. See Tennessee Code 66-29-202
            • 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

              • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
              • Default: means the failure timely to perform any obligation or duty set forth in this chapter and the rental agreement. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
              • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
              • 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 revenue. See Tennessee Code 67-1-101
              • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
              • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
              • Design professional: means a person licensed in this state as an architect, interior designer, landscape architect, engineer, or surveyor. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101
              • Developer: means , in the case of any given property, any person or entity which is in the business of creating or which is in the business of selling its own time-share intervals in any time-share program. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
              • Developer: means , in the case of any given property, any person or entity which is in the business of creating or which is in the business of selling its own time-share intervals in any time-share program. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
              • Devise: To gift property by will.
              • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
              • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
              • Division: means the wildlife resources agency in the case of motorized watercraft and the department of revenue, taxpayer and vehicle services division in the case of all other vehicles. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
              • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
              • Domicile: means :

                • (A) For a corporation, the state of its incorporation. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102

                • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
                • Electronic mail: means any communication of information by electronic means that is automatically retained and stored and may be readily accessed or retrieved. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                • 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.
                • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
                • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
                • 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.
                • Exchange agent: means a person who exchanges or offers to exchange time-share intervals in an exchange program with other time-share intervals. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                • Explosive weapon: means any explosive, incendiary or poisonous gas:

                  • (i) Bomb. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301

                  • Facilities: means the following amenities provided and located on property owned or operated by a membership camping operator: camping sites, rental trailers or cabins, swimming pools, sport courts, recreation buildings, and trading posts or grocery stores. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
                  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
                  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
                  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
                  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
                  • Financial organization: means a savings and loan association, building and loan association, savings bank, industrial bank, bank, banking organization, or credit union. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                  • 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
                  • 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: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
                  • Game-related digital content: means digital content that exists only in an electronic game or electronic-game platform. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
                  • 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
                  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
                  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
                  • 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.
                  • Handgun: means any firearm with a barrel length of less than twelve inches (12") that is designed, made or adapted to be fired with one (1) hand. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                  • 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
                  • Hoax device: means any device that reasonably appears to be or is purported to be an explosive or incendiary device and is intended to cause alarm or reaction of any type by an official of a public safety agency or a volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
                  • Holder: means a person obligated to hold for the account of, or to deliver or pay to, the owner of property that is subject to this part. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                  • Holder: includes the seller who acquires a membership camping contract or, if the contract is purchased, a financing agency or other assignee that purchases the contract. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
                  • Immediate vicinity: refers to the area within the person's immediate control within which the person has ready access to the ammunition. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
                  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
                  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
                  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
                  • Insurance company: means an insurer, not-for-profit hospital and medical corporation regulated under title 56, chapter 29, health maintenance organization, fraternal benefit society, or any person or entity required to obtain a certificate of authority or similar license from the department of commerce and insurance under title 56 in order to issue or enter into contracts of insurance in this state. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
                  • Intentional: means that a person acts intentionally with respect to the nature of the conduct or to a result of the conduct when it is the person's conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
                  • 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
                  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
                  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
                  • Jail: includes workhouse and "workhouse" includes jail, whenever the context so requires or will permit. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                  • 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.
                  • Knife: means any bladed hand instrument that is capable of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by cutting or stabbing a person with the instrument. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
                  • 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
                  • Knuckles: means any instrument that consists of finger rings or guards made of a hard substance and that is designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with a fist enclosed in the knuckles. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
                  • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • Last known address: means for notification purposes the street address, post office box, or electronic mail address provided by the occupant in the latest rental agreement or in a subsequent written notice of a change of address provided by the occupant. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
                  • 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
                    • Leased space: means the storage space or spaces at the self-service storage facility that are leased or rented to an occupant pursuant to a rental agreement. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
                    • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
                    • Levy: as used in this title , includes the power of distraint and seizure by any means. See Tennessee Code 67-1-1404
                    • 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.
                    • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
                    • Livestock: means all equine as well as animals that are being raised primarily for use as food or fiber for human utilization or consumption including, but not limited to, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and poultry. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                    • Local government: means any metropolitan government, municipality, or county located in this state. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                    • local governmental unit: means any political subdivision of the state, including, but not limited to, counties or incorporated municipalities, if such political subdivision provides local government services for residents in a geographically limited area of the state as its primary purpose and has the power to act primarily on behalf of that area. See Tennessee Code 66-35-101
                    • Loyalty card: means a record given without direct monetary consideration under an award, reward, benefit, loyalty, incentive, rebate, or promotional program that may be used or redeemed only to obtain goods or services or a discount on goods or services. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                    • Machine gun: means any firearm that is capable of shooting more than two (2) shots automatically, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
                    • Managing agent: means a person who undertakes the duties, responsibilities, and obligations of the management of a time-sharing program. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                    • Membership camping contract: means an agreement offered or sold within this state evidencing a purchaser's title to, interest in, right or license to use, for more than thirty (30) days, the campgrounds and facilities of a membership camping operator and includes a membership which provides for this use. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
                    • Membership camping operator: means any enterprise, other than one that is tax exempt under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (26 U. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
                    • Mental institution: means a mental health facility, mental hospital, sanitarium, psychiatric facility and any other facility that provides diagnoses by a licensed professional of an intellectual disability or mental illness, including, but not limited to, a psychiatric ward in a general hospital. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
                    • Military medal: means any decoration or award that may be presented or awarded to a member of the armed forces of the United States or national guard. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                    • Mineral: means gas, oil, coal, oil shale, other gaseous liquid or solid hydrocarbon, cement material, sand and gravel, road material, building stone, chemical raw material, gemstone, fissionable and nonfissionable ores, colloidal and other clay, steam and other geothermal resources, and any other substance defined as a mineral by any other law of this state. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                    • Mineral proceeds: includes an amount payable:

                      • (A) For the acquisition and retention of a mineral lease, including, but not limited to, a bonus, royalty, compensatory royalty, shut-in royalty, minimum royalty, and delay rental. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102

                      • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                      • Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                      • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
                      • Money order: means a payment order for a specified amount of money and includes, but is not limited to, an express money order and a personal money order on which the remitter is the purchaser. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                      • 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.
                      • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
                      • Municipal bond: means a bond of evidence of indebtedness issued by a municipality or other political subdivision of a state. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                      • Museum: means those museums and art galleries owned or operated by the state or any political subdivision of the state, and those museums, historical societies, and art galleries owned and operated by not-for-profit corporations. See Tennessee Code 66-29-202
                      • Net card value: means the original purchase price or original issued value of a stored-value card, plus amounts added to its original value and minus amounts used and any service charge, fee, or dormancy charge permitted by law. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                      • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
                      • Non-freely transferable security: includes a worthless security. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                      • Nondisturbance agreement: means an instrument by which the holder of a blanket encumbrance agrees that:

                        • (A) Its rights in any campground made available to purchasers by the membership camping operator shall be subordinate to the rights of purchasers from and after the recordation of the instrument. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302

                        • Notice of claim: means a written notice sent by a claimant to the last known address of a construction professional against whom the claimant asserts a construction defect that describes the claim in reasonable detail sufficient to determine the general nature of the defect, including a general description of the type and location of the construction that the claimant alleges to be defective and any damages claimed to have been caused by the defect. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101
                        • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                        • 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.
                        • Obligee: means any person or entity to whom a residential ground rent is owed, including its successors and assigns. See Tennessee Code 66-30-102
                        • Obligor: means one (1) or more individuals who are obligated to pay a residential ground rent, including their successors, sublessees or assigns. See Tennessee Code 66-30-102
                        • Obtain: includes , but is not limited to, the taking, carrying away or the sale, conveyance or transfer of title to or interest in or possession of property, and includes, but is not limited to, conduct known as larceny, larceny by trick, larceny by conversion, embezzlement, extortion or obtaining property by false pretenses. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                        • Occupant: means a person, or a sublessee, successor, or assign of such person, entitled to the use of leased space at a self-service storage facility under a rental agreement, to the exclusion of others. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
                        • Offer: means any solicitation reasonably designed to result in the entering into of a membership camping contract. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
                        • Offering: means any offer to sell, solicitation, inducement or advertisement whether by radio, television, newspaper, magazine or by mail, whereby a person is given an opportunity to acquire a time-share interval within a project located either within or outside the state. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                        • Offering: means any offer to sell, solicitation, inducement or advertisement whether by radio, television, newspaper, magazine or by mail, whereby a person is given an opportunity to acquire a time-share interval within a project located either within or outside the state. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                        • Official proceeding: means any type of administrative, executive, legislative or judicial proceeding that may be conducted before a public servant authorized by law to take statements under oath. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                        • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
                        • Owner: includes :

                          • (A) A depositor, for a deposit. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102

                          • Owner: means a person, other than the defendant, who has possession of or any interest other than a mortgage, deed of trust or security interest in property, even though that possession or interest is unlawful and without whose consent the defendant has no authority to exert control over the property. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                          • Owner: means the owner, operator, lessor, or sublessor of a self-service storage facility, the agent of such person, or any person authorized by such person to manage the facility or to receive rent from an occupant under a rental agreement. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
                          • 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.
                          • Payroll card: means a record that evidences a payroll card account, as that term is defined in 12 CFR 1005. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                          • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                          • Person: means an individual, estate, business association, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, instrumentality, or other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                          • 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
                          • Person: means one (1) or more natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, trusts, other entities, or any combination thereof. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • Person: means one (1) or more natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, trusts, other entities, or any combination thereof. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, company, and any other form of multiple organization for carrying on foreign or domestic business, other than a government or a subdivision of a government. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
                          • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                          • Personal property: means movable property not affixed to land and includes, but is not limited to, goods, wares, merchandise, household items, and vehicles. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
                          • Personal 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
                          • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
                          • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
                          • 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.
                          • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
                          • Project instrument: means one (1) or more recordable documents applicable to the whole project by whatever name denominated, containing restrictions or covenants regulating the use, occupancy or disposition of an entire project, including any amendments to the document, but excluding any law, ordinance, or governmental regulation. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                          • Property: means tangible property described in §§. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                          • property: means all of the real property subject to a project instrument, and containing more than one (1) unit. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • 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
                          • property: means all of the real property subject to a project instrument, and containing more than one (1) unit. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
                          • Public offering statement: means that statement required by §. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • Public offering statement: means that statement required by §. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • Public place: means a place to which the public or a group of persons has access and includes, but is not limited to, highways, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, places of business, playgrounds and hallways, lobbies and other portions of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                          • Public-use airport: is a n airport owned or controlled by an airport authority. See Tennessee Code 66-29-301
                          • Purchaser: means any person other than a developer or lender who acquires an interest in a time-share interval. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • Purchaser: means any person other than a developer or lender who acquires an interest in a time-share interval. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • Purchaser: means a person who enters into a membership camping contract and obtains the right to use the camping or outdoor facilities of a membership camping operator. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
                          • Putative holder: means a person believed by the treasurer to be a holder, until the person pays or delivers to the treasurer property subject to this part or until a final determination is made that the person is a holder. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                          • 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
                          • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                          • 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.
                          • Rental agreement: means any agreement or lease, written or oral, that establishes or modifies the terms, conditions, rules, or any other provisions concerning the use and occupancy of leased space at a self-service storage facility. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
                          • 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
                          • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
                          • Reservation system: means the method, arrangement, or procedure by which the owners of vacation club interests are required to compete with other owners of vacation club interests in the same vacation club in order to reserve the use and occupancy of an accommodation of the vacation club for one or more use periods, regardless of whether such reservation system is operated and maintained by the vacation club managing entity, an exchange company, or any other person. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • Reservation system: means the method, arrangement, or procedure by which the owners of vacation club interests are required to compete with other owners of vacation club interests in the same vacation club in order to reserve the use and occupancy of an accommodation of the vacation club for one or more use periods, regardless of whether such reservation system is operated and maintained by the vacation club managing entity, an exchange company, or any other person. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                          • Residential ground rent: means a rent or charge paid for the use of land, whether or not title thereto is transferred to the user, or a lease of land, for residential purposes:

                            • (A) Which is assignable by the obligor without the obligee's consent. See Tennessee Code 66-30-102

                            • Residential purposes: means any use of land wherein the owner and/or the occupant thereof resides, including, but not limited to, the following uses: apartments, multi-family, single-family, duplexes and condominiums. See Tennessee Code 66-30-102
                            • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
                            • Restricted firearm ammunition: means any cartridge containing a bullet coated with a plastic substance with other than a lead or lead alloy core or a jacketed bullet with other than a lead or lead alloy core or a cartridge of which the bullet itself is wholly composed of a metal or metal alloy other than lead. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
                            • Rifle: means any firearm designed, made or adapted to be fired from the shoulder and to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire a projectile through a rifled bore by a single function of the trigger. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
                            • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
                            • Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                            • Sales agent: means a person who sells or offers to sell "time-share intervals" in a "time-share program" to a purchaser. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                            • Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                            • Security: means :

                              • (A) A security interest, as that term is defined in §. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102

                              • Self-service storage facility: means any real property designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing storage space to occupants who are to have access to such space for the purpose of storing and removing personal property. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
                              • sell: means entering into, or other disposition, of a membership camping contract for value, but the term "value" does not include a fee to offset the reasonable costs of transfer of a membership camping contract. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
                              • Seller: means a membership camping operator. See Tennessee Code 66-32-302
                              • Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that involves:

                                • (A) A substantial risk of death. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

                                • Service: means personal service or delivery by certified mail to the last known address of the addressee. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101
                                • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
                                • Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television, entertainment subscription service or other public services, accommodations in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admissions to exhibitions, use of vehicles or other movable property, and any other activity or product considered in the ordinary course of business to be a service, regardless of whether it is listed in this subdivision (a)(37) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                • 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.
                                • Shotgun: means any firearm designed, made or adapted to be fired from the shoulder and to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth-bore barrel either a number of ball shot or a single projectile by a single function of the trigger. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
                                • 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 a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                                • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                                • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
                                • Structure: means any building or improvement and its components, systems, fixtures and appurtenances at the time of completion of construction. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101
                                • Subcontractor: means a contractor who performs work on behalf of another contractor in the construction or remodeling of a structure. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101
                                • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                                • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
                                • Supplier: means a person who provides materials, equipment, or other supplies for the construction or remodeling of a structure. See Tennessee Code 66-36-101
                                • Switchblade knife: means any knife that has a blade which opens automatically by:

                                  • (A) Hand pressure applied to a button or other device in the handle. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301

                                  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                                  • Time-share estate: means an ownership or leasehold estate in property devoted to a time-share fee, tenants in common, time span ownership, interval ownership, and a time-share lease. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                  • Time-share instrument: means any document by whatever name denominated, creating or regulating time-share programs, but excluding any law, ordinance or governmental regulation. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                  • Time-share interval: means a time-share estate or a time-share use. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                  • Time-share interval: means a time-share estate or a time-share use. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                  • Time-share program: means any arrangement for time-share intervals in a time-share project whereby use, occupancy or possession of real property has been made subject to either a time-share estate or time-share use whereby such use, occupancy or possession circulates among purchasers of the time-share intervals according to a fixed or floating time schedule on a periodic basis occurring annually over any period of time in excess of one (1) year. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                  • Time-share project: means any real property that is subject to a time-share program. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                  • Time-share project: means any real property that is subject to a time-share program. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                  • Time-share resale broker: means any person or entity who undertakes to list, advertise for sale, promote or sell by any means whatsoever more than five (5) time-share intervals per year in one (1) or more time-share projects on behalf of any number of purchasers. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                  • Time-share use: means any contractual right of exclusive occupancy which does not fall within the definition of a "time-share estate" including, without limitation, a vacation license, prepaid hotel reservation, club membership, vacation club interest, limited partnership or vacation bond. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                  • 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.
                                  • Transfer: means the sale, gift, grant, conveyance, assignment, inheritance, or other transfer of an interest in real property located in this state. See Tennessee Code 66-37-102
                                  • Transfer fee: means a fee or charge imposed by a transfer fee covenant, but does not include any tax, assessment, fee or charge imposed by a governmental authority pursuant to applicable laws, ordinances, or regulations. See Tennessee Code 66-37-102
                                  • Transfer fee covenant: means a provision in a document, whether recorded or not and however denominated, that purports to run with the land or bind current owners or successors in title to specified real property located in this state, and that obligates a transferee or transferor of all or part of the property to pay a fee or charge to a third person upon transfer of an interest in all or part of the property, or in consideration for permitting any such transfer. See Tennessee Code 66-37-102
                                  • Transit fare card: means any pass or instrument purchased to utilize public transportation facilities or services. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                                  • Treasurer: means the state treasurer. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                                  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                                  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
                                  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                                  • 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
                                  • Unit: means the real property or real property improvement in a project which is divided into time-share intervals. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                  • Unloaded: means the rifle, shotgun or handgun does not have ammunition in the chamber, cylinder, clip or magazine, and no clip or magazine is in the immediate vicinity of the weapon. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
                                  • Utility: means a person that owns or operates for public use a plant, equipment, real property, franchise, or license for the following public services:

                                    • (A) The transmission of communications or information. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102

                                    • Vacation club: means any system or program with respect to which a purchaser obtains, by any means, a recurring right to use and occupy accommodations and facilities, if any, in more than one (1) component site through the mandatory use of a reservation system, whether or not the purchaser's use and occupancy right is coupled with an interest in real property. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                    • Vacation club: means any system or program with respect to which a purchaser obtains, by any means, a recurring right to use and occupy accommodations and facilities, if any, in more than one (1) component site through the mandatory use of a reservation system, whether or not the purchaser's use and occupancy right is coupled with an interest in real property. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                    • Vacation club documents: means and includes the one (1) or more documents or instruments, by whatever name denominated, creating or governing a vacation club and the disposition of vacation club interests therein. See Tennessee Code 66-32-102
                                    • Vehicle: means a motor vehicle, a trailer, or a semitrailer as defined in §§. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
                                    • Verified mail: means any method of mailing that is offered by the United States postal service and that provides evidence of mailing. See Tennessee Code 66-31-102
                                    • Virtual currency: means a digital representation of value used as a medium of exchange, unit of account, or a store of value that is not recognized by the United States as legal tender. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                                    • Worthless security: means a security whose cost of liquidation and delivery would exceed the value of the security on the date a report is due under this part. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
                                    • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
                                    • 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