Part 1 General Provisions 45-3-101 – 45-3-120
Part 2 Organization 45-3-201 – 45-3-209
Part 3 Branch or Satellite Offices 45-3-301 – 45-3-303
Part 4 General Powers and Duties 45-3-401 – 45-3-407
Part 5 Accounts 45-3-501 – 45-3-525
Part 6 Investments 45-3-601 – 45-3-603
Part 7 Loans 45-3-701 – 45-3-707
Part 8 Regulations 45-3-801 – 45-3-820
Part 9 Taxation 45-3-904
Part 10 Fees 45-3-1001 – 45-3-1004
Part 11 Voluntary Corporate Changes 45-3-1101 – 45-3-1110
Part 12 Reorganization and Liquidation 45-3-1201 – 45-3-1204
Part 13 Prohibited Acts 45-3-1301 – 45-3-1314
Part 14 Reciprocal Savings Institution Act 45-3-1401 – 45-3-1404
Part 15 Mutual Savings and Loan Holding Company Act 45-3-1501 – 45-3-1508

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 45 > Chapter 3

  • Acquire: means :

    • (A) The merger or consolidation of one (1) association with another association, or a savings and loan holding company with another savings and loan holding company. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402

    • Aesthetic plan: means any publicly available written resolution, regulation, policy, site plan, or approved plat establishing generally applicable aesthetic requirements within the authority or designated area within the authority. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
    • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
    • 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.
    • Applicant: means any person who submits an application pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
    • Application: means a request submitted by an applicant to an authority:

      • (A) For a permit to deploy or colocate small wireless facilities in the ROW. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402

      • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
      • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
      • Association: means a mutual or capital stock savings and loan association, building and loan association or savings bank chartered under the laws of any one (1) of the states or by the federal home loan bank board, pursuant to the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, 12 U. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
      • Association: means a capital stock or mutual savings and loan association. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
      • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
      • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
      • Authority: means :

        • (i) Within a municipal boundary, the municipality, regardless of whether such municipality is a metropolitan government. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402

        • Bank: means any person, as hereinafter defined, doing a banking business subject to the laws of this or any other jurisdiction and, for the purposes of supervision, examination and liquidation, includes industrial investment companies and industrial banks authorized by chapter 5 of this title. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
        • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
        • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
        • Board: means the local enterprise zone management board appointed by a municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-28-203
        • Branch office: means an office or facility, other than the home office, at which payments on accounts and loans may be accepted and applications for loans may be received, at which accounts may be opened, and loans may be closed, and at which any other authorized business of the association may be transacted. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • Capital stock association: means an association, the ownership of which rests in the holders of shares of capital stock, who may receive dividends on their shares, and who have the sole right to vote on matters affecting the association. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • 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
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1502
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • Communications facility: means the set of equipment and network components, including wires and cables and associated facilities, used by a communications service provider to provide communications service. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
        • Communications service: means cable service as defined in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
        • Communications service provider: means a cable operator as defined in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
        • Community: means a city, town, or incorporated village in this state, or where not within any of the foregoing, a trade area in this state. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
        • Company: includes a bank, trust company, corporation, partnership, association, business or other trust, or similar business entity. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
        • Company: means that which is set forth in the Federal Savings and Loan Holding Company Act, 12 U. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
        • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
        • Control: means that which is set forth in the Federal Savings and Loan Holding Company Act, 12 U. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
        • 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.
        • 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 financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
        • Deposit: means a deposit of money, bonds or other things of value, creating a debtor-creditor relationship. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
        • deposit account: means that part of the deposit liability of an association that is credited to the account of the holder. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • Deposit liability: means the aggregate amount of deposit accounts of depositors or members, including interest credited to the accounts, less redemptions and withdrawals. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • Depositor: means the holder of a deposit account in an association. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • Depository institution: means any company included for any purpose within any of the definitions of insured depository institution, as set forth in 12 U. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
        • Deposits: means all demand, time and savings deposits, without regard to the location of the depositor. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
        • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
        • 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
        • Enterprise zone: means an area declared by the board to be eligible for the benefits of this part. See Tennessee Code 13-28-203
        • 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
        • 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.
        • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • 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.
        • Federal association: means a savings and loan association operating under the laws and regulations of the United States. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • Fee: means a one-time, nonrecurring charge. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
        • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
        • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
        • Financial institution: means a thrift institution, commercial bank, or trust company. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • 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.
        • 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
        • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
        • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
        • 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
        • Historic district: means a property or area zoned as a historic district or zone pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
        • Home: means a structure designed for residential use by not more than four (4) families or a single condominium unit, including common elements pertinent thereto, designed for residential use by one (1) family in a multiple dwelling unit structure or complex, and includes fixtures. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • Home office: means the principal place of business maintained by the association and so designated in its charter, at which all authorized business of the association may be transacted. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • Home property: means real estate on which there is located, or will be located, a home. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
        • Home state: means :

          • (A) With respect to a federally chartered trust institution and a foreign bank, the state in which the institution maintains its principal office. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103

          • Impaired condition: means a condition in which the assets of an association in the aggregate do not equal the aggregate amount of its liabilities. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
          • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
          • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
          • Interest: means that part of the net income, retained earnings, or surplus of an association that is payable to or credited to holders of deposit accounts. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
          • Interest date: means the effective date on which interest is payable to depositors on deposit accounts. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
          • 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
          • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
          • 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.
          • 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
          • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
          • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
          • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
          • Liquid assets: means :

            • (A) Cash on hand. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104

            • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
            • Local authority: means an authority that is either a municipality, regardless of whether the municipality is a metropolitan government, or a county, and does not include an authority that is the state. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
            • Member: means a person holding a deposit account of a mutual association. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
            • Micro wireless facility: means a small wireless facility that:

              • (A) Does not exceed twenty-four inches (24?) in length, fifteen inches (15?) in width, and twelve inches (12?) in height. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402

              • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
              • Mobile home: means a dwelling designed for occupancy by a single family unit, which may be permanently affixed to real property, and is designed to be movable from one (1) location to another. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
              • 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.
              • Municipality: means an incorporated city which has adopted home rule or county which has adopted a metropolitan form of government in accordance with the Constitution of Tennessee, art. See Tennessee Code 13-28-203
              • Mutual association: means an association, the ownership of which rests in members, who receive interest on their deposit accounts, and who have the sole right to vote on all matters affecting the association. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
              • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
              • Net income: means gross revenues for an accounting period, less all interest and expenses paid or incurred, taxes, and losses sustained that have not been charged to any reserve accounts. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
              • Net worth: means the aggregate of all loan contracts of an association, plus the aggregate value of all other assets of the association, less the aggregate amount of deposit accounts of depositors, including interest credited to the accounts, and less any other liabilities of the association. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
              • new PSS: means a PSS that does not exist at the time the application is submitted, including, but not limited to, a PSS that will replace an existing pole. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
              • 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.
              • operating: means that:

                • (A) A charter has been issued to a bank by the United States comptroller of the currency or a certificate of authority has been issued by the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103

                • Out-of-state savings and loan holding company: means a savings and loan holding company that has its principal place of business in a state other than Tennessee and that is not controlled by any other savings and loan holding company. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
                • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
                • 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 an individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, trust, estate, unincorporated association, company, or corporation organized under the laws of this or any other state, the United States or foreign country. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
                • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, trust, or other entity or organization, including an authority. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                • 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
                • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
                • Primarily residential property: means real estate on which there is located, or will be located pursuant to a real estate loan, any of the following:

                  • (A) A structure or structures designed or used primarily for residential rather than nonresidential purposes and consisting of more than one (1) dwelling unit. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104

                  • Primary lending area: means any area within the territorial limits of this state or within a radius of one hundred (100) miles from the home office or branch of an association. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
                  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • PSS: means a pole or other structure used for wireline communications, electric distribution, lighting, traffic control, signage, or a similar function, including poles installed solely for the colocation of a small wireless facility. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                  • Qualified business: means any person, corporation or other entity engaged in the active conduct of a trade or business within a designated enterprise zone, except that for chain stores or other businesses or industries with multiple locations, only those locations or operations within the zone shall be considered as qualified businesses. See Tennessee Code 13-28-203
                  • Rate: means a recurring charge. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                  • Real estate loan: means any loan or other obligation secured by a lien on real estate in any state held in fee or in a leasehold extending or renewable automatically for a period of at least ten (10) years beyond the date scheduled for the final principal payment of the loan or obligation, or any transactions out of which a lien or claim is created against the real estate, including, inter alia, the purchase of the real estate in fee by an association and the concurrent or immediate sale thereof on installment contract. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
                  • 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
                  • Reason to know: means that, upon the information available, a person of ordinary intelligence in the particular business, or of the superior intelligence or experience that the person in question may have, would infer that the fact in question exists or that there is such a substantial chance of its existence that, if exercising reasonable care with reference to the matter in question, conduct would be predicated upon the assumption of its possible existence. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                  • 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
                  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
                  • 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
                  • Residential neighborhood: means an area within a local authority's geographic boundary that is zoned or otherwise designated by the local authority for general purposes as an area primarily used for single-family residences and does not include multiple commercial properties and is subject to speed limits and traffic controls consistent with residential areas. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                  • ROW: means the space, in, upon, above, along, across, and over all public streets, highways, avenues, roads, alleys, sidewalks, tunnels, viaducts, bridges, skywalks under the control of the authority, and any unrestricted public utility easement established, dedicated, platted, improved, or devoted for utility purposes and accepted as such public utility easement by the authority, but excluding lands other than streets that are owned by the authority. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                  • Satellite office: means a facility that is operated ancillary to a home or branch office and that does not have more than one thousand (1,000) square feet of floor space nor more than four (4) teller stations. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
                  • Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • Savings and loan holding company: means any company that directly or indirectly controls an association or controls any other company that is a savings and loan holding company. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
                  • Savings and loan mutual holding company: means any company that, directly or indirectly, or acting in concert with one (1) or more other persons or through one (1) or more subsidiaries, owns, controls, or holds with power to vote, or holds proxies representing more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the voting shares or rights of any association or savings bank or savings and loan holding company or controls in any manner, whether by holding of proxies or otherwise, the election of a majority of the directors of the institution. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1502
                  • Service corporation: means any corporation, the majority of the capital stock of which is owned by one (1) or more associations and that engages, directly or indirectly, in any activities that may be engaged in by a service corporation in which an association may invest under the laws of one (1) of the states or under the laws of the United States. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
                  • Service organization: means either a corporation, the majority of the capital stock of which is owned by one (1) or more associations, and that has the powers to engage in those activities of general service corporations in which federal associations may invest. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
                  • 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.
                  • 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
                  • Small wireless facility: includes a micro wireless facility. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                  • 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 any state of the United States and the District of Columbia. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
                  • State bank: means any bank chartered by this state. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                  • Stockholder: means the holder of one (1) or more shares of any class of capital stock of a capital stock association organized and operating pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
                  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                  • Subsidiary: means that which is set forth in the Federal Savings and Loan Holding Company Act, 12 U. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
                  • Surplus: means the aggregate amount of the undistributed net income of an association held as undivided profits or unallocated reserves for general corporate purposes, and any paid-in surplus or initial undivided profits held by an association. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
                  • Tennessee association: means an association organized under the laws of the state of Tennessee or under the laws of the United States and that:

                    • (A) Has its principal place of business in the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402

                    • Tennessee savings and loan holding company: means a savings and loan holding company that has its principal place of business in Tennessee and that is not controlled by any other savings and loan holding company. See Tennessee Code 45-3-1402
                    • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                    • Thrift institution: means an association, a mutual savings bank, a cooperative bank, a homestead association, a credit union, a federal association, a small loan company, and any supervised thrift or residential financing institution of a substantially similar nature as determined by the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
                    • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                    • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
                    • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                    • Wireless facility: includes small wireless facilities. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                    • Wireless provider: means a person who provides wireless service. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                    • Wireline backhaul facility: means a communications facility used to transport communications services by wire from a wireless facility to a network. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                    • Withdrawal value: means the amount paid to an association on a deposit account, plus interest credited thereto, less lawful deductions therefrom, as shown by the books of the association. See Tennessee Code 45-3-104
                    • 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