Part 1 General Provisions 47-9-101 – 47-9-110
Part 2 Effectiveness of Security Agreement; Attachment of Security Interest; Rights of Parties to Security Agreement 47-9-201 – 47-9-210
Part 3 Perfection and Priority 47-9-301 – 47-9-343
Part 4 Rights of Third Parties 47-9-401 – 47-9-409
Part 5 Filing 47-9-501 – 47-9-527
Part 6 Default 47-9-601 – 47-9-628
Part 7 Transition 47-9-701 – 47-9-710
Part 8 Transition Provisions for 2010 Ucc Amendments 47-9-801 – 47-9-809

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 47 > Chapter 9 - Secured Transactions

  • Adjusted gross income: means the total of all money paid to a licensee as bets minus the total amount paid out to winning bettors over a specified period of time, which includes the cash equivalent of any merchandise or thing of value awarded as a prize. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
  • 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.
  • 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

    • 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.
    • Any law to the contrary: includes , but is not limited to, any conflicting provision of any general statute, local law, private act, charter provision, municipal law or municipal ordinance. See Tennessee Code 16-18-301
    • 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.
    • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
    • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
    • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
    • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1003
    • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority, a public agency and instrumentality of the state, created by this chapter, or if such authority shall be abolished, the board, body, commission or agency succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to which the powers and duties granted or imposed upon the authority shall be given by law. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
    • 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
    • bet: means a sum of money that is risked by a bettor on the unknown outcome of one (1) or more sporting events, including, but not limited to, the form of fixed-odds betting, a future bet, live betting, a money line bet, pari-mutuel betting, parlay bet, pools, proposition bet, spread bet, or in any other form or manner as authorized by rule of the board. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
    • Bettor: means a person who is:

      • (A) Twenty-one (21) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302

      • Board: means the board of directors of the Tennessee education lottery corporation. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
      • Bond: means a bond held in escrow for the purpose of maintaining adequate reserves to account for losses suffered by a licensee and owed to bettors. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
      • Bond: means any bond authorized and issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
      • Cheating: means improving the chances of winning or of altering the outcome by deception, interference, or manipulation of a sporting event or of any equipment, including software pertaining to or used in relation to the equipment, used for or in connection with the sporting event on which wagers are placed or are invited, including attempts and conspiracy to cheat. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
      • Chief executive officer: means the chief executive officer of the Tennessee education lottery corporation. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
      • Claimant agency: means any state agency, department, board, bureau, commission, or authority to which an individual owes a debt or that acts on behalf of an individual to collect a debt. See Tennessee Code 4-51-202
      • Clerk: means the officer acting as clerk of the governing body. See Tennessee Code 9-11-102
      • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Collector: includes any person entrusted with the collection of public revenue. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Collegiate: means belonging to, or involving, a public or private institution of higher education. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
      • Collegiate sporting event: means a sporting or athletics event involving a sports or athletics team of a public or private institution of higher education. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
      • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      • Construction: means the building, reconstruction, creation, replacement, extension, repairing, betterment, improvement, alteration, equipment, extension, or acquisition, including, but not limited to, the acquisition of land and of rights in land, the engineering, architectural designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures, and other action necessary in the construction of such capital projects, and the inspection and supervision of such capital projects. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1003
      • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
      • Corporation: means the Tennessee education lottery corporation. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
      • 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.
      • Council: means the Tennessee education lottery corporation sports wagering advisory council. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
      • 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.
      • Debt: means any liquidated sum due and owing any claimant agency, which sum has accrued through contract, subrogation, tort, or operation of law, regardless of whether there is an outstanding judgment for the sum or any sum that is due and owing any person and is enforceable by the state or any of the claimant agencies of the state. See Tennessee Code 4-51-202
      • Debtor: means any individual owing money or having a delinquent account with any claimant agency, which obligation has not been adjudicated as satisfied by court order, set aside by court order, or discharged in bankruptcy. See Tennessee Code 4-51-202
      • 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 environment and conservation, or, if the department shall be abolished, the board, body, commission or agency succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to which the powers and duties granted or imposed upon the department shall be given by law. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
      • Department of transportation: means the Tennessee department of transportation and its successors. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1202
      • Director: means a member of the board of directors of the Tennessee education lottery corporation. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
      • Economic adjustment project: means those activities for which funds are available from local, state or federal sources and which include one (1) or more of the following objectives:

        • (A) Plan, finance, construct, operate and maintain all types of public facilities, including publicly owned industrial parks. See Tennessee Code 9-14-103

        • Educational programs and purposes: means financial assistance to Tennessee citizens to enable such citizens to attend post-secondary educational institutions located within Tennessee, capital outlay projects for grades kindergarten through twelve (K-12) educational facilities, early learning programs and after school programs in accordance with article XI, § 5 of the Constitution of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
        • eligible costs: includes the costs of preliminary engineering, traffic and revenue studies, environmental studies, right-of-way acquisition, legal and financial services associated with the development of the qualified project, construction, construction management, facilities and other costs necessary for the qualified project. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1202
        • Eligible project: means :

          • (i) A transportation infrastructure project, including streets, highways, bridges, tunnels and any related roadway facilities. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1202

          • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
          • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
          • 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.
          • farm products: means forage and sod crops. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
          • Federal government: means the government of the United States and any agency, department, board or commission thereof performing or administering programs enacted by statute. See Tennessee Code 9-14-103
          • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
          • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
          • Financing agreement: means any agreement entered into between the authority and a qualified borrower pertaining to a loan entered into under this part. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1202
          • 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.
          • Fixed-odds betting: means bets made at pre-determined odds or on the spread where the return to the bettor is unaffected by any later change in odds or the spread. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
          • 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
          • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
          • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
          • Fund: means the Tennessee transportation state infrastructure fund. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1202
          • Funding bonds: means bonds issued to pay or to extend the time of payment of debt not evidenced by bonds. See Tennessee Code 9-11-102
          • Future bet: means a wager made on the occurrence of an event in the future relating to a sporting event. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
          • 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.
          • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
          • 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
          • Immediate family: means a spouse, child, step-child, brother, sister, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, parent, or grandparent. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
          • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
          • Interactive sports wagering: means placing a wager on a sporting event via the internet, a mobile device, or other telecommunications platform. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
          • 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 resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
          • 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
          • License: means a license to accept wagers from bettors on sporting events issued under §. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
          • Licensee: means a person who holds a license issued under §. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
          • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
          • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
          • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
          • Live betting: means a type of wager that is placed after the sporting event being wagered on has commenced and whose odds on events occurring are adjusted in real time. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
          • 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
          • Loan: means an obligation subject to repayment that is provided by the fund to a qualified borrower for all or part of the eligible costs of a qualified project. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1202
          • Loan program agreement: means a contractual arrangement by and between a local government unit and the authority pursuant to and in accordance with part 4 of this chapter providing for loans to such local government units for the purpose of paying the cost of the construction of capital projects and a contractual arrangement by and between a local government unit and the state acting by and through the department, pursuant to and in accordance with title 68, chapter 211, part 4 [repealed], or title 68, chapter 221, parts 2 and 5 providing for loans to such local government unit for the purpose of paying the cost of the construction of sewage treatment works, waterworks, or energy recovery facilities and/or solid waste resource recovery facilities, as the case may be, which loans are made or are to be made from the proceeds of bonds or notes issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
          • Local government unit: means any county, metropolitan government, incorporated town or city, or special district of the state, water/wastewater authority or any energy authority created by an act of the general assembly. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
          • lottery games: means any game of chance approved by the board and operated pursuant to this chapter, including, but not limited to, instant tickets, on-line games, and games using mechanical or electronic devices. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
          • Major procurement contract: means any gaming product or service costing in excess of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000), including, but not limited to, major advertising contracts, annuity contracts, prize payment agreements, consulting services, equipment, tickets, and other products and services unique to the Tennessee lottery, but not including materials, supplies, equipment, and services common to the ordinary operations of a corporation. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
          • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Minor: means a person who is less than twenty-one (21) years of age. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
          • Minority-owned business: means a business that is solely owned, or at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the assets or outstanding stock of which is owned, by an individual who personally manages and controls the daily operations of such business and who is impeded from normal entry into the economic mainstream because of:

            • (A) Past practices of discrimination based on race, religion, ethnic background, or sex. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102

            • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
            • Money line: means the fixed odds in relation to a dollar amount that a team or person participating in a sporting event will win outright, regardless of the spread. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • 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.
            • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
            • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
            • Municipal court: includes the city, town, mayor's, recorder's or municipal court, or other similarly functioning court, however designated, for any city, town, municipality or metropolitan government, whether the court exists pursuant to general statute, local law, private act, charter provision, municipal law, municipal ordinance or other legal authorization. See Tennessee Code 16-18-301
            • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
            • net lottery proceeds: means all revenue derived from the sale of lottery tickets or shares and all other moneys derived from lottery games minus operating expenses. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
            • Note: means any note authorized and issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
            • 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.
            • Official league data: means statistics, results, outcomes, and other data related to a sporting event obtained pursuant to an agreement with the relevant governing body of a sport or sports league, organization, or association whose corporate headquarters are based in the United States, or an entity expressly authorized by such governing body to provide such information to licensees for purposes of live betting. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • Online sports wagering platform: means the combination of hardware, software, and data networks used to manage, administer, or control sports wagering and any associated wagers accessible by any electronic means, including mobile applications and Internet websites accessed via a mobile device or computer. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • Operating expense: means all costs of doing business including, but not limited to, prizes, commissions, and other compensation paid to a lottery retailer, advertising and marketing costs, rental fees, personnel costs, capital costs, depreciation of property and equipment, amounts held in or paid from a fidelity fund pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
            • Pari-mutuel betting: means a type of bet in which all wagers on a particular occurrence are pooled and winnings are paid in accordance with the size of the pool and the number of winners. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • Parlay bet: means a single wager that incorporates two (2) or more individual bets for purposes of earning a higher payout if each bet incorporated within the wager wins. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • 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, unincorporated association, or other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
            • 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
            • 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.
            • Prize: means an award, gift, or anything of value regardless of whether there are conditions or restrictions attached to its receipt. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
            • Prize: means the proceeds of any lottery prize awarded under part 1 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-51-202
            • proceeds: means all lottery revenue derived from the sale of lottery tickets or shares and all other moneys derived from the lottery or received by the Tennessee education lottery corporation. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
            • Professional sports team: means a major or minor league professional baseball, football, basketball, soccer, or hockey franchise, or a professional motor sport. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Proposition bet: means a wager made regarding the occurrence or non-occurrence during a sporting event of an event that does not directly affect the final outcome of the sporting event. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • Qualified borrower: means any governmental unit authorized to construct, operate, or own a qualified project. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1202
            • Qualified project: means an eligible project that has been recommended by the department of transportation to receive a loan from the fund to defray an eligible cost. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1202
            • 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
            • 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
            • Refunding bonds: means bonds issued to pay or to extend the time of payment of debts evidenced by bonds. See Tennessee Code 9-11-102
            • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
            • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
            • 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
            • retailer: means a person who sells lottery tickets or shares on behalf of the Tennessee education lottery corporation pursuant to a contract. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
            • 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
            • Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Security: means that which is determined by the authority to be acceptable to secure a loan to a qualified borrower under this part and includes, but is not limited to, project revenues, ad valorem taxes, state-shared taxes, letters of credit and bond insurance. See Tennessee Code 4-31-1202
            • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
            • 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.
            • Share: means any intangible evidence of participation in a lottery game. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
            • 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
            • Sporting event: means any professional sporting or athletic event, including motorsports and e-sports, any collegiate sporting or athletic event, or any Olympic sporting or athletic event sanctioned by a national or international organization or association. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • Sports governing body: means the organization, league, or association that oversees a sport and prescribes final rules and enforces codes of conduct with respect to such sport and participants therein. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • Spread: means the predicted scoring differential between two (2) persons or teams engaged in a sporting event. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
            • 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, including all state agencies, departments, boards, commissions, and other bodies which carry out state functions and programs. See Tennessee Code 9-14-103
            • State-shared taxes: means taxes imposed and collected by the state pursuant to law and allocated by law to local government units, whether allocated for a particular purpose or for the general use of such local government units. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
            • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
            • Supervisory employee: means a principal or employee having the authority to act on behalf of a licensee or whose judgment is being relied upon to manage and advance the business operations of a licensee. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
            • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
            • Ticket: means any tangible evidence issued by the lottery to provide participation in a lottery game. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
            • 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.
            • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
            • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
            • Unit: includes each county and city in the state, which shall issue bonds under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 9-11-102
            • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • vendor: means a person who provides or proposes to provide goods or services to the Tennessee education lottery corporation pursuant to a major procurement contract, but does not include an employee of the Tennessee education lottery corporation, a retailer, or a state agency or instrumentality of the Tennessee education lottery corporation. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
            • Vendor: means a contractor, subcontractor, or independent contractor hired, or contracted with, by the corporation or a licensee for the purpose of facilitating the business of the corporation or licensee under this part. See Tennessee Code 4-51-302
            • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
            • video lottery: means a lottery that allows a game to be played utilizing an electronic computer and an interactive terminal device, equipped with a video screen and keys, a keyboard or other equipment allowing input by an individual player, into which the player inserts coins or currency as consideration in order for play to be available, and through which terminal device, the player may receive free games or a voucher that can be redeemed for a cash or non-cash prize, or nothing, determined wholly or predominantly by chance. See Tennessee Code 4-51-102
            • 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