Part 1 Tennessee Ethics Commission Act of 2006 — Ethics Commission 3-6-101 – 3-6-117
Part 2 Tennessee Ethics Commission Act of 2006 — Violations 3-6-201 – 3-6-210
Part 3 Lobbyists 3-6-301 – 3-6-309

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 3 > Chapter 6

  • Absorptive capacity: is a determination made by a local government evaluating, for a host community within that jurisdiction:

    • (A) The capacity of the community's social service and healthcare agencies to meet the existing needs of the community's current residents. See Tennessee Code 4-38-102

    • Acquire: means to purchase, lease, construct, reconstruct, replace, or acquire by gift. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
    • Administrative action: means the taking of any recommendation, report or nonministerial action. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
    • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
    • Adult bookstore: means a business that offers, as its principal or predominate stock or trade, sexually oriented material, devices, or paraphernalia, whether determined by the total number of sexually oriented materials, devices or paraphernalia offered for sale or by the retail value of such materials, devices or paraphernalia, specified sexual activities, or any combination or form thereof, whether printed, filmed, recorded or live, and that restricts or purports to restrict admission to adults or to any class of adults. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
    • Adult cabaret: includes a commercial establishment that features entertainment of an erotic nature, including exotic dancers, strippers, male or female impersonators, or similar entertainers. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
    • Adult cabaret: means a cabaret that features topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers, strippers, male or female impersonators, or similar entertainers. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
    • Adult entertainment: means any exhibition of any adult-oriented motion picture, live performance, display or dance of any type, that has as a principal or predominant theme, emphasis, or portion of such performance, any actual or simulated performance of specified sexual activities or exhibition and viewing of specified anatomical areas, removal of articles of clothing or appearing unclothed, pantomime, modeling, or any other personal service offered customers. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
    • Adult motion picture theater: means an enclosed building with a capacity of fifty (50) or more persons regularly used for presenting material having as a dominant theme or presenting material distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas as defined in this section, for observation by patrons in the building. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
    • Adult-oriented establishment: includes , but is not limited to, an adult bookstore, adult motion picture theater, adult mini-motion picture establishment, adult cabaret, escort agency, sexual encounter center, massage parlor, rap parlor, sauna. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
    • Adult-oriented establishment: includes , but is not limited to:

      • (A) "Adult book stores" means any corporation, partnership or business of any kind that has as its principal or predominant stock or trade, books, magazines or other periodicals and that offers, sells, provides or rents for a fee:

        • (i) Is available for viewing by patrons on the premises by means of the operation of movie machines or slide projectors. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401

        • advertising: means every kind of conveying to the public notice of sale or notice of intention to conduct a sale, whether by word of mouth, newspaper advertising, magazine advertisement, handbill, written notice, printed notice, printed display, billboard display, poster, radio announcement, and, any and all means including oral, written or printed. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
        • 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.
        • Affiliate: means :

          • (A)

            • (i) Any person who, directly or indirectly, beneficially owns, controls or holds the power to vote fifteen percent (15%) or more of the outstanding voting securities or other voting ownership interest of a TNInvestco or insurance company. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102

            • Agency: means every department or organization described in chapter 3 of this title. See Tennessee Code 4-33-103
            • agency: means that organization that has been designated pursuant to the terms of this chapter to administer the Tennessee homestead program. See Tennessee Code 7-66-102
            • Agency: means any administrative unit within state government that utilizes one (1) or more printed forms for information reporting by citizens or businesses. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
            • Agency action: includes any action by an agency or subdivision thereof that may have substantial economic impact upon any person. See Tennessee Code 4-33-103
            • agreement: means that contract between the homesteader and the administering agency relative to participation in the homestead program. See Tennessee Code 7-66-102
            • 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

              • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
              • Allocation date: means the date on which investment tax credits under §. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
              • 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.
              • any prior fiscal year: means any fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 1984. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
              • any prior fiscal year: means any fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 1984. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
              • 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.
              • Applicable ad valorem taxes: means any ad valorem taxes that, but for ownership of a project by a corporation, would have been due and payable pursuant to §§. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
              • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
              • Appraisal ratio: means the ratio of appraised values of record to one hundred percent (100%) of current values that are to be derived in accordance with applicable state law for use in ad valorem property tax determinations each tax year. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
              • Appraisal ratio: means the ratio of appraised values of record to one hundred percent (100%) of current values that are to be derived in accordance with applicable state law for use in ad valorem property tax determinations each tax year. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
              • 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.
              • articles of organization: means , in the case of an LLC, articles of organization or, to the extent applicable with respect to an LLC initially formed under and governed by the Tennessee Limited Liability Company Act, compiled in chapters 201-248 of this title, articles of conversion, taken together with all of the following, to the extent they modify, correct, restate or otherwise affect the articles of organization or articles of conversion: articles of amendment, articles of correction, certificates of merger and all documents required to be filed with any of the articles of amendment, articles of correction and certificates of merger, as part of the formation and continuation of an LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
              • Assessment ratio in effect: means that assessment ratio being applied by the comptroller of the treasury in assessing gas system property of private gas corporations for ad valorem taxation or, if such assessment function ceases to be performed by the comptroller of the treasury, that assessment ratio applied by any authorized department, agency, or official of the state empowered to so apply such an assessment ratio in assessing gas system property. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
              • Assessment ratio in effect: means that assessment ratio being applied by the comptroller of the treasury in assessing electric system property of electric cooperatives and electric membership corporations for ad valorem taxation or, if such assessment function ceases to be performed by the comptroller of the treasury, that assessment ratio applied by any authorized department, agency, comptroller of the treasury, or official of the state empowered to so apply such an assessment ratio in assessing electric system property of electric cooperatives and electric membership corporations. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
              • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
              • Associated municipality: means the municipality for the benefit of which an energy acquisition corporation is organized. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
              • Association: means any union, league, chamber of commerce, committee, club, or other membership organization. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
              • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
              • Attorney general: means the attorney general and reporter. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
              • Auxiliary container: means a bag, cup, bottle, can, device, eating or drinking utensil or tool, or other packaging, whether reusable or single use, which is:

                • (A) Made of cloth, paper, plastic, including foamed or expanded plastic, cardboard, corrugated material, aluminum, glass, post-consumer recycled material, or similar material or substrates, including coated, laminated, or multilayer substrates. See Tennessee Code 7-51-2001

                • 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.
                • Base investment amount: means fourteen million dollars ($14,000,000) in the case of a qualified TNInvestco receiving one (1) allocation of tax credits and twenty eight million dollars ($28,000,000) in the case of a qualified TNInvestco receiving two (2) allocations of tax credits, which must be available in cash or cash equivalents immediately following the investment by a TNInvestco's participating investors and its owners. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
                • 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
                • Bestiality: means sexual activity, actual or simulated, between a human being and an animal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
                • Bid bond: means a bond conditioned upon the entering into a contract by a bidder, if the bidder receives the award thereof, and furnishing the prescribed payment bond and performance bond. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                • Blighted: has the meaning ascribed to that term in title 13, chapters 20 and 21. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1902
                • Board: means the adult-oriented establishment board, or, if there is in existence in the county a massage registration board appointed by the county mayor, such board may be substituted for the board. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                • Board: means the state board for licensing contractors, created by §. See Tennessee Code 4-41-102
                • Board: means the mayor and the aldermen. See Tennessee Code 6-1-101
                • Board: as used in this part , means a board of waterworks and/or sewerage commissioners as required and authorized in this section, constituted and appointed as provided in §§ 7-35-407 -- 7-35-409. See Tennessee Code 7-35-406
                • board of directors: means the governing board of a corporation, whether denominated the board of directors or otherwise, except that no person or group of persons is the board of directors because of powers delegated to that person or group pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                • Bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of a corporation issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                • Bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of a corporation issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                • Business: means every trade, occupation, profession, investment activity, and other lawful purpose for gain or the preservation of assets, whether or not carried on for profit. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                • Campaign contribution: means any contribution as defined by §. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                • Candidate for public office: means any individual who has made a formal announcement of candidacy or who qualified under the law of this state to seek nomination for election or elections to any state public office, or has received contributions or made expenditures, except for incidental expenditures to determine if one shall be a candidate, or has given consent for a campaign committee to receive contributions or make expenditures, with a view to bringing about that person's nomination for election or the election to state public office, and any individual who has been nominated for appointment as an official in the legislative or executive branch. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                • Capital improvement property: means any real or tangible property needed for a governmental purpose and having a useful life of one (1) year or more, and any real or tangible personal property with respect to which capital outlay notes can be legally authorized and issued by a municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
                • Chambers: A judge's office.
                • Citizen support organization: means an organization which:

                  • (A) Is organized as a nonprofit corporation, or is otherwise qualified to do business in Tennessee as a nonprofit corporation, pursuant to title 48, chapter 51. See Tennessee Code 4-3-2802

                  • City: means any city or territory to be incorporated that may adopt chapters 30-36 of this title. See Tennessee Code 6-30-102
                  • Class: when used with reference to membership interests, means a category of membership interests that differs in one (1) or more rights or preferences from another category of membership interests of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • Commission: means the Tennessee commission for the United States semiquincentennial commission. See Tennessee Code 4-44-102
                  • Commission: means the state procurement commission, which replaces the board of standards within former title 12, chapter 3, part 4. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                  • Commission: means the Tennessee state fair and exposition commission. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of economic and community development. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of finance and administration or the commissioner's designee or, in the event of the commissioner's or designee's absence or vacancy in the office of the commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 4-3-2802
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner or such official designated by the city ordinance, to be appointed by the municipality. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
                  • Committee: means the state protest committee, which replaces the board of standards protest authority within former §. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                  • 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.
                  • Compensation: means any salary, fee, payment, reimbursement or other valuable consideration, or any combination thereof, whether received or to be received. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
                  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
                  • Contracting party: means any party to a contract, lease or lease-purchase agreement other than a municipality, and can include individuals, corporations, partnerships, other government agencies, and other business entities. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                  • Conveyance property: means that real property that shall be subject to conveyance by sale or by lease upon compliance with certain conditions and terms. See Tennessee Code 7-66-102
                  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
                  • Corporation: means a nonprofit corporation, which shall be properly incorporated under the laws of this state and approved by the United States internal revenue service as an organization that is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See Tennessee Code 4-41-102
                  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
                  • Corporation: means any corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                  • Costs: means cost of labor, materials, equipment necessary to complete an improvement, land, easements, and other necessary expenses connected with an improvement, including preliminary and other surveys, inspections of the work, engineers' fees and costs, attorneys' fees, fiscal agents' fees, preparation of plans and specifications, publication expenses, interest that may become due on bonds before collection of the first improvement assessments, a reasonable allowance for unforeseen contingencies, and other costs of financing. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                  • Council: means the advisory council on state procurement. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                  • County: means the county in which any such city or territory to be incorporated under chapters 30-36 of this title is located, or in which the major portion of the population of any such city or territory to be incorporated is located as indicated by the last federal census. See Tennessee Code 6-30-102
                  • County: as used in this part , means either a Class A county or a Class B county as classified in §. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                  • County executive: means and includes "county mayor" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • County governing body: means that body in a particular county that is vested with the power to levy property taxes. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
                  • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • Court: includes every court and judge having jurisdiction in the case. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
                  • Decedent: A deceased person.
                  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
                  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
                  • Department: means the department of economic and community development. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                  • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
                  • Department: means the department of finance and administration. See Tennessee Code 4-3-2802
                  • Department: means the department of general services. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
                  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
                  • Designated capital: means an amount of money that is invested by a participating investor in a qualified TNInvestco. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                  • Devise: To gift property by will.
                  • Director: means the director of the office of business enterprise. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                  • Director: means an individual who is vested with authority as a director under §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                  • Director: means the commissioner of the department. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
                  • Directors: means natural persons, designated in the charter or bylaws or elected or appointed by the incorporators, and their successors and natural persons elected or appointed to act as members of the board, irrespective of the names or titles by which such persons are described. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                  • Disability: means a physical impairment that, in the written opinion of a person's licensed physician, substantially limits one (1) or more of the major life activities of such person and is expected to continue to exist for more than five (5) years. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                  • Disadvantaged business: means a business that is solely owned, or at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the outstanding stock of which is owned, by a person who is either:

                    • (A) By reason of social background unable to obtain technical, business or financial assistance of a quality or quantity similar to that available to the average business. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102

                    • 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:
                    • Dispose: means to sell, lease, or otherwise transfer any interest in property. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                    • Dissolution: means that the LLC has incurred an event under §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                    • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property by an LLC, except for the issuance of its own membership interests or financial rights, with or without consideration, or an incurrence or issuance of indebtedness, whether directly or indirectly, including through a guaranty, to or for the benefit of any of its members or holders of financial rights, as applicable, in respect of membership interests or financial rights. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                    • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
                    • Document: means :

                      • (A) Any tangible medium on which information is inscribed, and includes any writing or written instrument. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

                      • domestic: means a limited liability company formed under this chapter, or a limited liability company formed under the Tennessee Limited Liability Company Act, compiled in chapters 201-248 of this title, that has elected to be governed by this chapter, or, where expressly indicated, a limited liability company formed under and governed by the Tennessee Limited Liability Company Act. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                      • Domestic entity: means any entity formed under the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-249-701
                      • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
                      • Electric operations: means all activities associated with the establishment, development, and administration of an electric system and the business of supplying electricity and associated services to the public, including, but not limited to, the generation, purchase, and sale of electric energy and the purchase, use and consumption of electric energy by ultimate consumers. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                      • Electric plant: means generating, transmission, or distribution systems, together with all other facilities, equipment and appurtenances necessary or appropriate to any such systems for the furnishing of electric power and energy for lighting, heating, power or any other purpose for which electric power and energy can be used. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                      • Electric service: means the furnishing of electric power and energy for lighting, heating, power or any other purpose for which electric power and energy can be used. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                      • Electric system: means all tangible and intangible property and resources of every kind and description used or held for use in the purchase, generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                      • 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
                      • Eligible headquarters facility: means a facility, located in a county with a population in excess of eight hundred thousand (800,000), according to the 2000 federal census or any subsequent federal census, that houses an international, national or regional headquarters facility of an entity that agrees, at a minimum, to make payments to the municipality in lieu of any special assessments or other fees or charges that would be levied on the project pursuant to chapter 84 of this title if the project were privately owned. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                      • Employee: means a person who performs any service on the premises of an adult-oriented establishment on a full-time, part-time, or contract basis, whether or not the person is denominated an employee, independent contractor, agent or otherwise, and whether or not such person is paid a salary, wage, or other compensation by the operator of such business. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                      • employer: means any person or entity that employs, retains or otherwise arranges for a lobbyist to engage in lobbying on behalf of the person or entity for compensation. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                      • energy acquisition corporation: means a public corporation formed under this chapter, which shall be a public instrumentality of its associated municipality and of the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                      • Energy distribution system: means a system for the distribution of natural gas or electric power that is owned or operated by a municipality or any board or agency of the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                      • Enterprise: means the manufacturing, processing, assembling, commercial, service and agricultural operations to be carried on with or otherwise using the facilities of the project. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                      • Entertainer: means any person who provides entertainment within an "adult-oriented establishment" as defined in this section, whether or not a fee is charged or accepted for entertainment and whether or not entertainment is provided as an employee, escort or an independent contractor. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                      • Entity: means , whether foreign or domestic and whether for profit or not-for-profit, limited liability companies, corporations, unincorporated associations, real estate investment trusts, statutory or business trusts or associations, estates, general partnerships, limited partnerships, registered or unregistered limited liability partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships or similar organizations, trusts, joint ventures, two (2) or more persons having a joint or common economic interest, and local, municipal, state, United States and foreign governments. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                      • 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
                      • Escort: means a person who, for monetary consideration in the form of a fee, commission, salary or tip, dates, socializes, visits, consorts with, accompanies, or offers to date, socialize, visit, consort or accompany to social affairs, entertainment or places of amusement or within any place of public resort or within any private quarters of a place of public resort. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                      • Escort service: means a "person" as defined in this section, who, for a fee, commission, profit, payment or other monetary consideration, furnishes or offers to furnish escorts or provides or offers to introduce patrons to escorts. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                      • 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 session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
                      • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                      • Exhibition: means one (1) or more displays or demonstrations which are of educational or entertainment value to those witnessing such exhibition. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
                      • Expenditure: means any advance, conveyance, deposit, distribution, transfer of funds, loan, payment, pledge, or subscription of money or anything of value, and any contract, agreement, promise, or other obligation, whether or not legally enforceable, to make an expenditure. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                      • exposition: means an exhibition of agricultural, business, manufacturing, or other industries and labor, education service organizations, social and religious groups or any other events or activities consistent with the general welfare and interests of the people of the state, and includes such services as are necessary for the care and comfort or amusement of the public. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
                      • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
                      • Family recreation center: means any facility, which is oriented principally toward meeting the athletic or recreational needs of families and whose targeted customer is a minor child, including, but not limited to, the provision of one (1) or more of the following:

                        • (A) Ice skating. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401

                        • farm products: means forage and sod crops. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                        • Federal agency: includes the United States, the president of the United States, the department of housing and urban development, Tennessee Valley authority, or any other similar agency, instrumentality or corporation of the United States, that has heretofore been or may hereafter be created by or pursuant to any act or acts of the congress of the United States. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                        • 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 rights: means a member's or holder's rights to:

                          • (A) Share in profits and losses, as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102

                          • Firearms accessories: means items that are used in conjunction with or mounted upon a firearm but are not essential to the basic function of a firearm, including, but not limited to, telescopic or laser sights, magazines, flash or sound suppressors, folding or aftermarket stocks and grips, speedloaders, ammunition carriers and lights for target illumination. See Tennessee Code 4-54-103
                          • Fiscal year: means the year beginning July 1 of each calendar year. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                          • Fiscal year: means the year beginning July 1 of each calendar year. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                          • 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.
                          • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
                          • 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
                          • foreign: means a limited liability company that is formed under the laws of a jurisdiction other than this state. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                          • Foreign entity: means any entity formed under the laws of any state of the United States other than this state, the laws of the United States or the laws of any foreign country or other foreign jurisdiction. See Tennessee Code 48-249-701
                          • Form: means a printed or otherwise mass-duplicated document of standard format distributed by an agency for the purpose of gathering information from citizens or businesses. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
                          • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
                          • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
                          • Gas operations: means all activities associated with the establishment, development, and administration of a gas system and the business of supplying gas and associated services to the public, including, but not limited to, the generation, purchase, and sale of gas energy and the purchase, use, and consumption of gas energy by ultimate consumers. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                          • Gas system: means all tangible and intangible property and resources of every kind and description used or held for use in the purchase, generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of gas energy. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                          • Generic and insignificant parts: includes , but is not limited to, springs, screws, nuts and pins. See Tennessee Code 4-54-103
                          • Gift: means any payment, honorarium, subscription, loan, advance, forbearance, rendering or deposit of money or services, unless consideration of equal or greater value is received. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                          • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
                          • Goods: means all property, including, but not limited to, supplies, equipment, materials, printing, and insurance. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                          • Governing body: means the board or body in which the general legislative powers of the municipality are vested. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                          • Governing body: means the county legislative body, board, body or commission having general charge of the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                          • Governing body: means the body in which the general legislative powers of a municipality are vested, and in the case of counties means the legislative body of any county. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                          • Governing body: means , with respect to a municipality that is an associated municipality of, or purchaser of gas from, an acquisition corporation established to exercise the powers described in this chapter with respect to natural gas and natural gas substitutes, any board, commission or other instrumentality of such municipality having jurisdiction, control and management of the gas distribution system of that municipality, and, with respect to a municipality that is an associated municipality of, or purchaser of electrical power from, an acquisition corporation established to exercise the powers described in this chapter with respect to electrical power, any board, commission or other instrumentality of such municipality having jurisdiction, control and management of the electrical power distribution system of that municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                          • Governing body: means the board or body in which the general legislative powers of the municipality are vested. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                          • Governing body: means the board or body in which the general legislative powers of a municipality are vested. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                          • governmental entity: means any political subdivision of the state of Tennessee and any municipality, metropolitan government, county or airport authority. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1002
                          • Grant: means any grant awarded to the state or awarded by the state for the furnishing by the state of assistance, whether financial or otherwise, to any person to support a program authorized by law. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                          • 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.
                          • 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
                          • holder: means a person, other than a member, owning any financial rights in an LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                          • Homesteader: means that person, corporation, partnership, or joint venture that has been designated pursuant to this chapter to receive, lease, occupy, rehabilitate or renovate real properties declared to be held for the program as provided in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-66-102
                          • Immediate family: means a spouse or minor child living in the household. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                          • Improve: means to acquire any improvement. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                          • Improvement: means any improvement, extension, betterment, or addition to any electric plant. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                          • Improvement: means the construction, installation or substantial reconstruction of sanitary sewers. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                          • Improvement assessment: means an assessment made each year against benefited property to pay the costs of an improvement, in the proportion that the assessed value of each parcel or lot of benefited property bears to the total assessed value of all benefited property according to the latest assessments of such property for purposes of municipal property taxation or as provided by this part. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                          • 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.
                          • Individual: includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                          • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
                          • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
                          • Interest: means either or both of the following rights under the organic law of an unincorporated entity:

                            • (A) The right to receive distributions from the entity either in the ordinary course or upon liquidation. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

                            • 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
                            • Investigatory audit information: means data obtained pursuant to a finding of probable cause to believe that an employer or lobbyist has violated this part, including information pertaining to the source or amount of employer or lobbyist income, expenditures, receipts, assets, liabilities, net worth, or related financial or proprietary information that is received by, recorded by, prepared by, or collected by or on behalf of the ethics commission during the course of any audit, investigation or other examination undertaken for the purpose of ensuring compliance with, or imposing civil or criminal sanctions for violation of, this part. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                            • Investment period: means the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2019. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                            • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
                            • 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.
                            • 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: means any act or statute, general, special or local, of the state of Tennessee, including, but not limited to, the charter of any municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                            • Lease: includes a lease containing an option to purchase the project for a nominal sum upon payment in full, or provision for payment in full, of all bonds issued in connection with the project and all interest on the bonds and all other expenses in connection with the project, and a lease containing an option to purchase the project at any time, as provided in the lease, upon payment of the purchase price, which shall be sufficient to pay all bonds issued in connection with the project and all interest on the bonds and all other expenses incurred in connection with the project, but which payment may be made in the form of one (1) or more notes, debentures, bonds or other secured or unsecured debt obligations of the lessee providing for timely payments, including, without limitation, interest on the obligations sufficient for such purposes and delivered to the corporation or to the trustee under the indenture pursuant to which the bonds were issued. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                            • 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
                            • Legislative action: means introduction, sponsorship, debate, voting or any other nonministerial official action or nonaction on any bill, resolution, amendment, nomination, appointment, report or any other matter pending or proposed in a legislative committee or in either house of the general assembly. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                            • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
                            • License: means a license issued pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
                            • Licensee: means any person to whom a license has been issued pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
                            • 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
                            • LLC: means a limited liability company, organized under chapters 201-248 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                            • LLC documents: means either, or both:

                              • (A) An LLC's articles. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102

                              • Loan agreement: means an agreement providing for an authority to loan the proceeds derived from the issuance of revenue bonds pursuant to this chapter to one (1) or more contracting parties to be used to pay the cost of one (1) or more projects and providing for the repayment of such loan by the other contracting party or parties, and which may provide for such loans to be secured by or evidenced by one (1) or more notes, debentures, bonds or other secured or unsecured debt obligations of the contracting party or parties, delivered to the authority or to a trustee under the indenture pursuant to which the bonds were issued. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                              • Loan agreement: means an agreement providing for a corporation to loan the proceeds derived from the issuance of bonds pursuant to this chapter to one (1) or more contracting parties to be used to pay the cost of one (1) or more projects and providing for the repayment of such loan by the other contracting party or parties, and that may provide for such loans to be secured or evidenced by one (1) or more notes, debentures, bonds or other secured or unsecured debt obligations of the contracting party or parties, delivered to the corporation or to the trustee under the indenture pursuant to which the bonds were issued. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                              • lobby: includes communications by the contractor, subcontractor or other representative, and the contractor, subcontractor or other representative shall comply with the lobbying registration and other provisions of this part pertaining to lobbyists. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                              • Lobbying firm: means any firm, corporation, partnership or other business entity that regularly supplies lobbying services to others for compensation. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                              • Lobbyist: means any person who engages in lobbying for compensation. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                              • local government: means any county, metropolitan government, municipality or other political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 4-30-102
                              • Local government: means a municipality, county or county having a metropolitan form of government. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1902
                              • Local government: means a county, municipality, or county with a metropolitan form of government. See Tennessee Code 7-51-2001
                              • local governments: refers to either the city council, governing body of any county having a metropolitan form of government, or county legislative body which regulates any host community being considered for refugee resettlement activity. See Tennessee Code 4-38-102
                              • major life activities: means caring for oneself and performing manual tasks, which includes writing, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, and breathing. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                              • Majority vote: means , with respect to a vote of the members, managers, or directors, as applicable:

                                • (A) If voting on a per capita basis, a majority in number of the members, managers or directors, as applicable, entitled to vote on a specific matter. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102

                                • Manager: means a person who is vested with authority as a manager under §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                • Manufactured: means creating a firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition from basic materials for functional usefulness, including, but not limited to, forging, casting, machining or other processes for working materials. See Tennessee Code 4-54-103
                                • Masochism: means sexual gratification achieved by a person through, or the association of sexual activity with, submission or subjection to physical pain, suffering, humiliation, torture or death. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
                                • Massage parlor: means an establishment or place primarily in the business of providing massage or tanning services where one (1) or more of the employees exposes to public view of the patrons within such establishment, at any time, the bare female breast below a point immediately above the top of the areola, human genitals, pubic region, or buttocks, even if partially covered by opaque material or completely covered by translucent material. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                • Member: means a person that has been admitted to an LLC as a member, as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                • Member-managed: means an LLC organized pursuant to this title that has elected pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                • Membership: means the rights and obligations a member has pursuant to a corporation's charter, bylaws and chapters 51-68 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                                • 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 cities. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
                                • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                • Minority-owned business: means a business that is wholly owned, or at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the assets or outstanding stock of which is owned, by one (1) or more individuals who are members of any racial or ethnic minority within the state and whose management and daily business operations are under the control of one (1) or more members of any racial or ethnic minority within the state. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                • 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.
                                • Municipal corporation: means an incorporated city or town. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
                                • Municipal corporation: means any incorporated city or town in this state and any utility district created pursuant to chapter 82 of this title. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401
                                • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town, metropolitan government, or county that now or hereafter owns and operates a gas system. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                                • Municipality: means any county or incorporated city or town of the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                                • Municipality: means any county, metropolitan government, incorporated city or town in the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                                • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town, metropolitan government, or county that now or hereafter owns and operates an electric system and buys all or part of its power requirements for resale and distribution from the Tennessee Valley authority. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                • Municipality: means any county, metropolitan government or incorporated city or town in this state with respect to which an authority may be organized. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                • Municipality: means any county, incorporated city, town or metropolitan government, utility district, energy acquisition corporation or gas, electric or energy authority in this state. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                                • Municipality: means any county or incorporated city or town in this state with respect to which a corporation may be organized and in which it is contemplated the corporation will function. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                • Municipality: means any incorporated city or any incorporated town. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
                                • Municipality: means incorporated city or town. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                                • Municipally-owned: means owned by a municipality as defined in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                                • Net plant value of the electric plant: means the depreciated original cost of the electric plant, in service and held for future use, and the book value of construction work in progress, all as shown on the books of the electric system and all of which are for use in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                • 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.
                                • Notice: means , when required by this part, placing the document in the United States mail with sufficient first-class postage to carry it to its destination to the address of the person being notified as contained in their application, unless such person has notified the board in writing of such person's new address. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                • Notice of meeting: means the notice of meeting referred to in this part. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                                • nursery stock: means all trees, shrubs, or other plants, or parts of such trees, shrubs or other plants, grown or kept for, or capable of, propagation, distribution or sale on a commercial basis. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                • 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 :

                                  • (A) In the case of a bid bond, the person requesting bids for the performance of a contract. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102

                                  • Officer: means the mayor, aldermen, city attorney and city judge. See Tennessee Code 6-1-101
                                  • Officer: means an individual, who is vested with authority as an officer under §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                  • Official: means an agent, employee, member, or representative of a state governmental entity, but does not mean the attorney general and reporter. See Tennessee Code 4-42-102
                                  • Official in the executive branch: means the governor, any member of the governor's staff, any member or employee of a state regulatory commission, including, without limitation, commissioners of the Tennessee public utility commission, or any member or employee of any executive department or agency or other state body in the executive branch. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                                  • Official in the legislative branch: means any member, member-elect, any staff person or employee of the general assembly or any member of a commission established by and responsible to the general assembly or either house of the general assembly who takes legislative action. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                                  • Open office: means an office at the escort service from which the escort business is transacted and that is open to patrons or prospective patrons during all hours during which escorts are working, which is managed or operated by an employee, officer, director or owner of the escort service having authority to bind the service to escort and patron contracts and adjust patron and consumer complaints. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                  • Operating agreement: means an agreement described in §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                  • Operator: means any person, partnership, or corporation operating, conducting or maintaining an adult-oriented establishment. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                  • other contracting party: means any party, including a municipality, to a sale contract, lease agreement or loan agreement, other than the authority. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                  • other contracting party: means any party to a sale contract or loan agreement except the corporation. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
                                  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
                                  • Participating investor: means any insurance company required to pay the gross premiums tax pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                  • 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.
                                  • Payment bond: means a bond conditioned upon the payment by the principal of money to persons under contract with the principal. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                  • Payments in lieu of taxes: means any amount negotiated separately from rent in lieu of applicable ad valorem taxes. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                  • Performance bond: means a bond conditioned upon the completion by the principal of a contract in accordance with its terms. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                  • Person: means any natural person or entity, including, but not limited to, a corporation, general or limited partnership, trust or limited liability company. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited partnership, firm, corporation or association. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                  • Person: means any individual, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization, or any other organization or group of persons. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                                  • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited partnership, firm, corporation or association. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
                                  • Person: means an individual or an entity. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                  • 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.
                                  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
                                  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
                                  • Political subdivision: means any local governmental entity, including, but not limited to, any municipality, metropolitan government, county, utility district, school district, public building authority, and development district created and existing pursuant to the laws of this state, or any instrumentality of government created by any one (1) or more of the named local governmental entities. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102
                                  • Pollution: means the placing of any noxious or deleterious substances, including noise, in any air or water of or adjacent to the state of Tennessee affecting the physical, chemical or biological properties of any air or waters of or adjacent to the state of Tennessee in a manner and to an extent that renders or is likely to render such air or waters inimical or harmful to the public health, safety or welfare, or to animal, bird or aquatic life, or to the use of such air or waters for domestic, industrial, agricultural or recreational purposes. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
                                  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
                                  • Prime contractor: means the person with whom the obligee has contracted to perform the contract. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                  • Principal: means :

                                    • (i) In the case of a bid bond, a person bidding for the award of a contract. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102

                                    • Principal executive office: means the office, in or out of this state, that is designated as the principal executive office of a domestic or foreign LLC in its articles or in an application for a certificate of authority, as applicable, as thereafter changed from time to time in accordance with this chapter. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                    • Private act: includes , without limitation, the charter and any amendments to the charter of any home rule municipality or any metropolitan government. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                                    • Private act: includes , without limitation, the charter and any amendments to the charter of any home rule municipality or any metropolitan government. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                    • private club: means a club or organization that operates for the purpose of providing members of the club with the opportunity to engage in or view live specified sexual activities, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 7-51-601
                                    • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
                                    • Probate: Proving a will
                                    • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
                                    • Proceeding: means any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, and whether formal or informal. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                    • Procurement: means buying, purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring any goods or services. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                                    • Profit share percentage: means a fee paid to the state by a qualified TNInvestco as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                    • Program: means the forms reduction and management program. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
                                    • Project: means any building, sports complex, stadium, arena, sports and recreational facility, or any other structure or facility constructed, leased, equipped, renovated or acquired for any of the purposes set forth in this chapter, and also includes, but is not limited to, roads, streets, highways, curbs, bridges, flood control facilities, and utility services, such as water, sanitary sewer, electricity, gas and natural gas, and telecommunications that are constructed, leased, equipped, renovated or acquired as a supporting system or facility for any of the purposes set forth in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                    • Project: means all or any part of, or any interest in:

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

                                        • (i) Any industry for the manufacturing, processing or assembling of any agricultural, mining, or manufactured products. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101

                                        • Project for a private purpose: includes , but is not limited to:

                                          • (a) Any commercial project, commercial subdivision, private residence or residential subdivision that is owned by a nonpublic entity. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401

                                          • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                          • property to be benefited: means , as determined by the governing body, land, excluding improvement, that is within a reasonable distance from a sanitary sewer and to which is made available a means of drainage for sewage, or that abuts on a street or other public way to be improved. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                                          • Proposer: includes a "bidder" or "proposer" that is a legal entity that has properly registered as required by the state. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                                          • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
                                          • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
                                          • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
                                          • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
                                          • Qualified alien: means :

                                            • (A) A qualified alien as defined by 8 U. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102

                                            • Qualified business: means a business that is independently owned and operated and meets all of the following requirements:

                                              • (i) It is headquartered in this state, its principal business operations are located in this state, and at least sixty percent (60%) of its employees are located in this state. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102

                                              • Qualified investment: means the investment of cash by a qualified TNInvestco in a qualified business for the purchase of equity, equity options, warrants, or debt convertible to equity. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                              • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
                                              • Random audit information: means information obtained pursuant to an examination of a lobbyist's employment contract, job description or other documentation in order to determine that no contingency fee arrangement prohibited under §. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                                              • Rap parlor: means an establishment or place primarily in the business of providing nonprofessional conversation or similar service for adults. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                              • 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
                                              • 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.
                                              • Rent: means a charge for use of property, including the lessee's obligation to repay debt issued or assumed by a lessor, or rent implied by the lessee's stated obligation to construct improvements. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                              • 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
                                              • Resolution: means any resolution duly adopted by a governing body pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                                              • Retail business: means a retail establishment providing general retail sales or services to consumers. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                              • Retailer: means a person or entity that sells goods or services on behalf of a state governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 4-39-101
                                              • revenue bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of an authority issued pursuant to this chapter, or pursuant to any other law, as supplemented by, or in conjunction with, this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                              • 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
                                              • Sadism: means sexual gratification achieved through, or the association of sexual activity with, the infliction of physical pain, suffering, humiliation, torture or death upon another person or animal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
                                              • Sale contract: means a contract providing for the sale of one (1) or more projects to one (1) or more contracting parties and includes a contract providing for payment of the purchase price in one (1) or more installments. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                              • Sale contract: means a contract providing for the sale of one (1) or more projects to one (1) or more contracting parties and includes a contract providing for payment of the purchase price in one (1) or more installments. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                              • Sales: means the sale or any offer to sell to the public goods, wares and merchandise of any and all kinds and descriptions on hand and in stock in connection with a declared purpose, as set forth by advertising, on the part of the seller that such sale is anticipatory to the termination, closing, liquidation, revision, windup, discontinuance, conclusion or abandonment of the business in connection with such sale. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
                                              • Sanctuary policy: means any directive, order, ordinance, resolution, practice, or policy, whether formally enacted, informally adopted, or otherwise effectuated, that:

                                                • (A) Limits or prohibits any state governmental entity or official from communicating or cooperating with federal agencies or officials to verify or report the immigration status of any alien. See Tennessee Code 4-42-102

                                                • Sanitary sewer: means an underground conduit for the passage of a sewer, and pumping stations, pressure lines, and outlets where deemed necessary. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                                                • Sauna: means an establishment or place primarily in the business of providing:

                                                  • (A) A steam bath. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102

                                                  • SAVE program: means the systematic alien verification for entitlements program created pursuant to the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (8 U. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102
                                                  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the bylaws or the board of directors has delegated responsibility under §. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                  • Secretary of state: means the individual who holds the office of secretary of state of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                  • Seed or early stage investment: means an investment in a company that has a product or service in testing or pilot production that may or may not be commercially available. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
                                                  • Services: means all services and agreements obligating the state, except services for highway and road improvements, which are governed by title 54, and designer and construction services, which are governed under chapter 15 of this title. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                                                  • 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.
                                                  • SEVIS system: means the student and exchange visitor information system created pursuant to § 641 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, Public Law 104-208 (as amended) (8 USCS § 1372), and operated by the United States department of homeland security, or any successor program thereto. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102
                                                  • Sewerage system: means all or any part of the following:

                                                    • (A) The collecting system. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401

                                                    • Sexual conduct: means the engaging in or the commission of an act of sexual intercourse, oral-genital contact, or the touching of the sexual organs, pubic region, buttocks or female breast of a person for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of another person. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                    • Sexual encounter center: means a business or commercial enterprise that, as one of its primary business purposes, offers for any form of consideration:

                                                      • (A) Physical contact in the form of wrestling or tumbling between persons of the opposite sex. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102

                                                      • Sexual gratification: means sexual conduct as defined in this section. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                      • Sexual stimulation: means to excite or arouse the prurient interest or to offer or solicit acts of sexual conduct as defined in this section. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                      • Sexually-oriented escort: is a n escort that:

                                                        • (A) Employs as an employee, agent, or independent contractor an escort bureau runner. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102

                                                        • Sexually-oriented material: means any book, article, magazine, publication or written matter of any kind, drawing, etching, painting, photograph, motion picture film or sound recording that depicts sexual activity, actual or simulated, involving human beings or human beings and animals, that exhibits uncovered human genitals or pubic region in a lewd or lascivious manner, or that exhibits human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely covered. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
                                                        • Share: means the unit into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                        • 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
                                                        • Solicit: means to entreat, to implore, to ask, to attempt, or to try to obtain. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                                                        • Specified anatomical areas: means :

                                                          • (A) Less than completely and opaquely covered:

                                                            • (i) Human genitals. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102

                                                            • Specified sexual activities: means :

                                                              • (A) Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102

                                                              • Specified sexual activities: means activities, services or performances that include the following sexual activities or the exhibition of the following anatomical areas:

                                                                • (A) Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401

                                                                • Sports and recreational facilities: means and includes facilities for any and all types of sports and recreational pursuits, including, but not limited to, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and field meets, swimming and diving meets, and any and all other sports, games, events or exhibitions that add to the recreational enrichment of the community. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                • sports authority: means any public corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                • 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 and, unless otherwise indicated by the context, any agency, authority, branch, bureau, commission, corporation, department or instrumentality of the state, now or hereafter existing. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                • State governmental entity: means a state agency, department, board, or commission, or a public corporation or quasi-public instrumentality that performs essential public functions entrusted to it by the state. See Tennessee Code 4-39-101
                                                                • State governmental entity: means any state agency, bureau, commission, council, department, law enforcement agency, or unit thereof, but does not mean the office of the attorney general and reporter. See Tennessee Code 4-42-102
                                                                • State premium tax liability: means any liability incurred by an insurance company under §. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                • 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.
                                                                • Subcontractor: means a person who has contracted with a prime contractor or with another subcontractor to perform a contract. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                                                • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                                                                • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
                                                                • Subscription: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                • Supervisory body: means any board or other agency of a municipality established to supervise the management and operation of its gas system and operations, or, in the absence of a board or other agency, the governing body of the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                                                                • Supervisory body: means any board or other agency of a municipality established to supervise the management and operation of its electric system and electric operations, or, in the absence of a board or other agency, the governing body of the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                                                • Surety: means the person who:

                                                                  • (A) Under the terms of a bid bond, undertakes to pay a sum of money to the obligee in the event the principal breaches the conditions of the bond. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102

                                                                  • Taxing jurisdiction: means any county, incorporated city or town, or metropolitan government in Tennessee having the power to levy taxes, or any special taxing district in Tennessee on behalf of which ad valorem property taxes may be levied, for the support of governmental and related activities and services. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                                                                  • Taxing jurisdiction: means any county, incorporated city or town, or metropolitan government in Tennessee having the power to levy taxes, or any special taxing district in Tennessee on behalf of which ad valorem property taxes may be levied, for the support of governmental and related activities and services. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                                                  • Tennessee office for refugees: means the state office which administers the refugee program for this state, or the entity or agency to whom the state has delegated such function and that has been designated and recognized by the federal government to administer such program. See Tennessee Code 4-38-102
                                                                  • Termination: means the end of an LLC's existence as a legal entity and occurs when the articles of termination are filed with the secretary of state under §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
                                                                  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                                                                  • TNInvestco: means a partnership, corporation, trust or limited liability company, whether organized on a for-profit or not-for-profit basis that completes the application process in §. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                  • 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.
                                                                  • 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 an assignment, conveyance, deed, bill of sale, lease, mortgage, security interest, encumbrance, gift and transfer by operation of law. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                                                                  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                                                                  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                  • United States: includes district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
                                                                  • Vendor: means a person or entity that provides or proposes to provide goods or services to the state governmental entity pursuant to a major procurement contract, but does not include an employee of the state governmental entity, retailer or a state governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 4-39-101
                                                                  • Vendor: means a legal entity that has been established by the department of finance and administration's division of accounts as a vendor through proper authority for which payment may be made by the state. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                                                                  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
                                                                  • Waiver: means an agreement that does not require the payment of any payments in lieu of taxes for a period of time. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                  • Waterworks system: means all or any part of the following:

                                                                    • (A) Source of supply. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401

                                                                    • Works: means the waterworks or sewerage system. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401
                                                                    • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
                                                                    • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
                                                                    • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                    • written: means any information in the form of a document. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                    • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105