Part 1 General Provisions 42-3-101 – 42-3-119
Part 2 Joint Operations 42-3-201 – 42-3-205

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 42 > Chapter 3

  • Air navigation facility: means any facility, other than a facility owned and operated by the United States, used in, available for use in, or designed for use in, aid of air navigation, including any structures, mechanisms, lights, beacons, markers, communicating systems, or other instrumentalities, or devices used or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience, to the safe taking off, navigation, and landing of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of an airport, and any combination of any or all of such facilities. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102
  • Airport: means any area of land or water that is used, or intended for use, for the landing and taking off of aircraft, and any appurtenant areas that are used, or intended for use, for airport buildings or other airport facilities or avigation easements or rights-of-way, together with all airport buildings and facilities located on those areas. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102
  • Airport hazard: means any structure, object of natural growth, or use of land that obstructs the airspace required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking off at an airport or is otherwise hazardous to such landing or taking off of aircraft. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • authority: means any regional airport authority or municipal airport authority created pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102
  • Avigation easement: means any easement that shall include all or any part of the following:

    • (A) The right to unobstructed and unrestricted flight of aircraft, in, through and across the airspace over and above certain land, beginning at the altitude or height above the surface of the land as determined by the airport authority. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102

    • Bonds: means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures, or similar obligations issued by an authority pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102
    • Commission: means the prevailing wage commission. See Tennessee Code 12-4-402
    • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
    • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    • Devise: To gift property by will.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
    • Governing body: means the official or officials authorized by law to exercise ordinance or other law-making powers of a municipality, county or political subdivision of another state. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102
    • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
    • 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
    • Highway contractor: means any contractor, subcontractor, person, firm, or corporation engaged in a state construction project for the purpose of building, rebuilding, locating, relocating, or repairing any public highway. See Tennessee Code 12-4-402
    • 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
    • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
    • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
    • municipal authority: means a municipal airport created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102
    • Municipality: means any county, or any incorporated city or incorporated town of this state. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102
    • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
    • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association, or body politic. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102
    • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Prevailing wage: means the rate of pay as determined according to this part. See Tennessee Code 12-4-402
    • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
    • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • regional authority: means a regional airport authority created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 42-3-102
    • 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
    • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • State highway construction project: means any construction project for the purpose of building, rebuilding, locating, relocating, or repairing any public highway. See Tennessee Code 12-4-402
    • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
    • 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.
    • Trial jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
    • 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
    • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
    • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
    • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105