Part 1 Standards 47-26-101
Part 7 Moisture-Measuring Devices 47-26-701 – 47-26-708
Part 8 Certified Public Weighers of Natural Resources Products 47-26-801 – 47-26-814
Part 9 Weights and Measures 47-26-901 – 47-26-926
Part 10 Public Weighmaster 47-26-1001 – 47-26-1027
Part 11 Serviceperson Registration 47-26-1101 – 47-26-1118

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 47 > Chapter 26

  • Accurate: means a piece of equipment when its performance or value--that is, its indications, its deliveries, its recorded representations, or its capacity or actual value, etc. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
  • Agricultural products: means any product of agriculture which is tested for moisture content when offered for sale, processing, or storage. See Tennessee Code 47-26-701
  • 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

    • 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.
    • Certificate: means that document or instrument issued by a public weighmaster containing information specified in §. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1002
    • Certified public weigher: means a natural person licensed under this part. See Tennessee Code 47-26-802
    • clerk: as used in this part , includes "county clerk. See Tennessee Code 18-2-201
    • 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
    • Commercial weighing and measuring equipment: means weights and measures and weighing and measuring devices commercially used or employed in establishing the size, quantity, extent, area, or measurement of quantities, things, produce, or articles for distribution or consumption, purchased, offered, or submitted for sale, hire, or award, or in computing any basic charge or payment for services rendered on the basis of weight or measure. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 47-26-701
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's duly appointed representative. See Tennessee Code 47-26-802
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's duly appointed representative. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1002
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's duly appointed representative. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1102
    • 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.
    • Department: means the Tennessee department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 47-26-701
    • Department: means the Tennessee department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 47-26-802
    • Department: means the Tennessee department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • Department: means the Tennessee department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1002
    • Department: means the Tennessee department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1102
    • 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.
    • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
    • 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.
    • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
    • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
    • 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
    • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
    • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Natural resources product: means crushed stone, sand, gravel, cement, and asphalt related to highway construction and/or other construction projects or construction purposes, so long as materials are produced at a central location for commercial or highway use, and are measured by ton, cubic yard, or metric weights. See Tennessee Code 47-26-802
    • Net weight: means the weight of a commodity excluding any materials, substances, or items not considered to be part of the commodity. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • NIST: means the National Institute of Standards and Technology which is an agency of the United States department of commerce. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • NIST: means the National Institute of Standards and Technology which is an agency of the United States department of commerce. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1002
    • NIST: means the National Institute of Standards and Technology which is an agency of the United States department of commerce. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1102
    • 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, corporation, partnership, cooperative association, or two (2) or more persons having a joint or common interest in the same venture. See Tennessee Code 47-26-701
    • Person: means both plural and the singular, as the case demands, and includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, companies, societies, and associations. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • Primary standards: means the physical standards of the state that serve as the legal reference from which all other standards and weights are derived. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • Producer and supplier: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or governmental entity which engages in the production and/or sale of natural resources products. See Tennessee Code 47-26-802
    • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
    • Public weighing: means the weighing, measuring, or counting, upon request, of vehicles, property, produce, commodities, or articles other than those that the weigher or the weigher's employer, if any, is either buying or selling. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1002
    • Public weighmaster: means any person who performs public weighing as defined. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1002
    • ranked and well stowed: means that pieces of wood are placed in a line or row, with individual pieces touching and parallel to each other, and stacked in a compact manner. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • 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
    • Registered service agency: shall be construed to mean any agency, firm, company, or corporation employing more than two (2) registered servicepersons that for hire, award, commission, or any other payment of any kind installs, services, repairs, or reconditions a commercial weighing or measuring device, and that registers itself as such with the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1102
    • Registered serviceperson: shall be construed to mean any individual who for hire, award, commission, or any other payment of any kind, installs, services, repairs, or reconditions a commercial weighing or measuring device, and who applies for registration with the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1102
    • 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
    • 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
    • Seal: means and includes the certified weigher's name, the words "Tennessee Certified Weigher" and the weigher's license number, which can be affixed either manually (by a rubber stamp or with an imprinting type stamp) or electronically. See Tennessee Code 47-26-802
    • Secondary standards: means the physical standards that are traceable to the primary standards through comparisons, using acceptable laboratory procedures, and used in the enforcement of weights and measures laws and regulations. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • Signature: means the certified weigher's written name, which can be generated manually or electronically. See Tennessee Code 47-26-802
    • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • State: means state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1002
    • state sealer: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's duly appointed representative. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
    • 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.
    • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Vehicle: means any device (except railroad freight cars) in, upon, or by which any property, produce, commodity, or article is or may be transported or drawn. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1002
    • weight: means net drained weight. See Tennessee Code 47-26-902
    • Weights and measures official: means any department of agriculture employee acting on behalf of the department and/or appointed by the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 47-26-1002
    • 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