Chapter 51 General Provisions 48-51-101 – 48-51-701
Chapter 52 Incorporation 48-52-101 – 48-52-107
Chapter 53 Purposes and Powers 48-53-101 – 48-53-204
Chapter 54 Name 48-54-101 – 48-54-103
Chapter 55 Office and Agent 48-55-101 – 48-55-105
Chapter 56 Members and Memberships 48-56-101 – 48-56-501
Chapter 57 Meetings and Voting 48-57-101 – 48-57-301
Chapter 58 Directors and Officers 48-58-101 – 48-58-704
Chapter 60 Amendment of Charter and Bylaws 48-60-101 – 48-60-302
Chapter 61 Mergers, Membership Exchanges, Entity Conversions, and For-Profit Conversions 48-61-101 – 48-61-124
Chapter 62 Sale of Assets 48-62-101 – 48-62-103
Chapter 63 Distributions 48-63-101 – 48-63-102
Chapter 64 Dissolution 48-64-101 – 48-64-304
Chapter 65 Foreign Corporations 48-65-101 – 48-65-305
Chapter 66 Records and Reports 48-66-101 – 48-66-203
Chapter 67 Religious Corporations 48-67-101 – 48-67-102
Chapter 68 Transition Provisions 48-68-101 – 48-68-211
Chapter 69 Electric G&t Cooperative Act 48-69-101 – 48-69-123

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 48 > Nonprofit Corporations

  • Acceptable petitioner: means :

    • (A) Any nonprofit corporation. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102

    • Acquiring entity: means the person who gains ownership or control of a public benefit hospital entity as a result of a public benefit hospital conveyance transaction. See Tennessee Code 48-68-202
    • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
    • Administrative action: means the taking of any recommendation, report or nonministerial action. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
    • Administrator of elections: means the chief administrative officer appointed by the county election commission. See Tennessee Code 2-2-101
    • Adventure tourism activities: means outdoor recreational opportunities such as equine and motorized trail riding, rappelling, road biking, rock climbing, hang gliding, spelunking, shooting sports, mountain biking, canoeing, paragliding, zip lining and other such activities. See Tennessee Code 11-25-104
    • 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
    • Affiliated political campaign committees: means political campaign committees established, financed, maintained, or controlled by any corporation, labor organization, or any other person, including any parent, subsidiary, branch, division, department, or local unit of such corporation, labor organization, or any other person, or by any group of such persons. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
    • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
    • Alternate delegate: means an individual elected as an alternate delegate as provided by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 3-18-102
    • Annual event: means an event:

      • (A) Authorized by two-thirds (?) vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly. See Tennessee Code 3-17-102

      • Annual event application: means the application made to the secretary of state to operate an annual event. See Tennessee Code 3-17-102
      • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
      • Article V convention: means a convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States called for by the states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. See Tennessee Code 3-18-102
      • Articles of conversion: means the form of articles provided for in chapter 204 of this title creating a new LLC and evidencing the conversion of an existing partnership or corporation to the new LLC which shall have all of the assets and liabilities of the former partnership. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Association: means any union, league, chamber of commerce, committee, club, or other membership organization. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
      • Attorney general: means the attorney general and reporter. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
      • Authority: means the Doe Mountain recreation authority. See Tennessee Code 11-25-104
      • Authorized shares: means the shares of all classes a domestic or foreign corporation is authorized to issue. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
      • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
      • bingo: means a specific game of chance in which participants use cards or paper sheets divided into horizontal and vertical spaces, each of which is designated by a letter and a number, and prizes are awarded on the basis of the letters and numbers on the card conforming to a predetermined and preannounced configuration of letters and numbers selected at random. See Tennessee Code 3-17-102
      • Board: means the mayor and the aldermen. See Tennessee Code 6-1-101
      • Board: means a G&T cooperative's board of directors or the necessary number of the board of directors to take action. See Tennessee Code 48-69-103
      • Board: means the board of directors of the authority. See Tennessee Code 11-25-104
      • 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
      • Building: means any building or structure that is located on the subject parcel. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
      • Business: includes every trade, occupation, profession, investment activity and other lawful purpose for gain or the preservation of assets whether or not carried on for profits. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules (other than the charter) adopted pursuant to chapters 51-68 of this title for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
      • Calendar quarter: means any one (1) of the following time periods during a given year: January 1 through March 31, April 1 through June 30, July 1 through September 30, or October 1 through December 31. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
      • Campaign contribution: means any contribution as defined by §. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
      • Candidate: means an individual who has made a formal announcement of candidacy or who is qualified under the law of this state to seek nomination for election or elections to 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 the individual's nomination for election or election to state public office. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
      • 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
      • 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.
      • Certified person: means any person determined by the court pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
      • Chambers: A judge's office.
      • Charitable purpose: means a purpose that:

        • (A) Would make a corporation operated exclusively for that purpose eligible to be exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201

        • Charter: includes amended and restated charters and articles of merger. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        • 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: means and includes any published compilation of rules and regulations that have been prepared by various technical trade associations and shall include specifically, but not be limited to, building codes. See Tennessee Code 6-54-501
        • Commission: means the county election commission unless another intent is clearly shown. See Tennessee Code 2-2-101
        • 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 local government planning advisory committee established by §. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
        • Committee: as used in this chapter , except when more particularly provided in this chapter, includes:
          • (1) A committee appointed by either the house of representatives or the senate. See Tennessee Code 3-3-101

          • Committee amendment: An amendment recommended by a committee in reporting a bill or other measure.
          • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
          • 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
          • Confirmation of good standing: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that at the time such confirmation is issued an LLC or a foreign LLC is current on all taxes and penalties to the satisfaction of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
          • Contiguous: means having a shared portion of boundary. See Tennessee Code 6-51-401
          • Contribution: means any advance, conveyance, deposit, distribution, transfer of funds, loan, loan guaranty, payment, gift, or subscription, of money or like thing of value, and any contract, agreement, promise or other obligation, whether or not legally enforceable, made for the purpose of defraying any expenses of a governor or governor-elect's inauguration or the celebration of a governor or governor-elect's inauguration. See Tennessee Code 2-10-402
          • Contribution: means any advance, conveyance, deposit, distribution, transfer of funds, loan, loan guaranty, personal funds of a candidate, payment, digital currency, gift, or subscription of money or like thing of value, and any contract, agreement, promise or other obligation, whether or not legally enforceable, made for the purpose of influencing a measure or nomination for election or the election of any person for public office or for the purpose of defraying any expenses of an officeholder incurred in connection with the performance of the officeholder's duties, responsibilities, or constituent services. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
          • controlled by: means :

            • (A) Having the power, directly or indirectly, to elect or remove a majority of the members of the board of directors or other governing body of an entity, whether through the ownership of voting memberships, voting rights or interests, by contract, or otherwise. See Tennessee Code 48-58-701

            • Council: means the joint economic and community development council established by §. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
            • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
            • 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: means the county in this state in which Doe Mountain is located. See Tennessee Code 11-25-104
            • County executive: means and includes "county mayor" 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
            • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
            • Credit bureau: An agency that collects individual credit information and sells it for a fee to creditors so they can make a decision on granting loans. Typical clients include banks, mortgage lenders, credit card companies, and other financing companies. (Also commonly referred to as consumer-reporting agency or credit-reporting agency.) Source: OCC
            • day: means a twenty-four-hour period beginning at twelve o'clock (12:00) midnight and ending at eleven fifty-nine post meridiem (11:59 p. See Tennessee Code 3-17-102
            • Delegate: means an individual elected as provided by this chapter to represent Tennessee at an Article V convention. See Tennessee Code 3-18-102
            • Delegates: means those persons elected or appointed to vote in a representative assembly for the election of a director or directors or on other matters. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
            • delivery: means any method of delivery used in conventional commercial practice, including delivery by hand, mail, commercial delivery, and, if authorized in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
            • Department: means the fire department or police department of any municipality that pays wages to its employees for services rendered. See Tennessee Code 6-54-801
            • Department head: means the city administrator, city recorder, treasurer, police chief and any other department heads appointed by the board or mayor. See Tennessee Code 6-1-101
            • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
            • 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
            • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
            • 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 (except its own membership interests) with or without consideration, or an incurrence or issuance of indebtedness, (whether directly or indirectly, including through a guaranty) by an LLC to or for the benefit of any of its members in respect of membership interests. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
            • Distribution cooperative: means an electric cooperative that has been heretofore incorporated under the former Electric Cooperative Law, formerly compiled in title 65, chapter 25, part 1, or that has been or hereafter is incorporated under the Rural Electric and Community Services Cooperative Act, compiled in title 65, chapter 25, or that has been or is created as an electric cooperative, electric power association or other similar nonprofit organization or association under the laws of another state, and that is also engaged, in whole or in part, in the distribution of electrical power at retail to its members as the ultimate end-users of such electrical power and energy. See Tennessee Code 48-69-103
            • 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 business corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to chapters 11-27 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
              • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to the Tennessee Business Corporation Act, compiled in chapters 11-27 of this title, as amended. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
              • domestic nonprofit corporation: means a corporation incorporated under the laws of this state and subject to the Tennessee Nonprofit Corporation Act, compiled in chapters 51-68 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
              • Dwelling unit: means a structure or the part of a structure that is used as a home, residence, or sleeping place by one (1) person who maintains a household or by two (2) or more persons who maintain a common household. See Tennessee Code 13-5-102
              • Election: includes all elections, local, municipal, primary, general, state, federal and special and any election in the state or any county, municipality or other political subdivision thereof, but does not include referenda or issues submitted to a vote of the people, political convention or caucus. See Tennessee Code 2-19-201
              • Election: means any general, special or primary election or run-off election, held to approve or disapprove a measure or nominate or elect a candidate for public office. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
              • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
              • Electronic record: means information that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in paper form through an automated process used in conventional commercial practice, unless otherwise authorized in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
              • Eligible entity: means a domestic or foreign unincorporated entity or a domestic or foreign business corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-61-101
              • Eligible interests: means interests or shares. See Tennessee Code 48-61-101
              • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
              • Employee: means any person who, on the adoption of this part, is a paid employee in the fire department or police department of any municipality and a member of a municipal retirement system or pension plan. See Tennessee Code 6-54-801
              • 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 an entity created and operating pursuant to the authority established in the Energy Acquisitions Corporation Act, compiled in title 7, chapter 39. See Tennessee Code 48-69-103
              • Entity: includes the following, whether foreign or domestic: LLCs. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
              • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
              • Event date: means the day of an annual event. See Tennessee Code 3-17-102
              • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
              • 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
              • Expenditure: means a purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit or gift of money or anything of value made for the purpose of influencing a measure or the nomination for election or election of any person to public office. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
              • Fair to the corporation: means , for purposes of §. See Tennessee Code 48-58-701
              • Federal government authorization: means approval in writing, whether in the form of statute, regulation, bulletin, manual, or letter signed by an authorized person, approving certain activities under a federal-state program. See Tennessee Code 12-11-102
              • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
              • filed: means the date actually deposited with or received by the appropriate office or the date of the postmark if postmarked and sent by registered or certified mail of the United States postal service. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
              • Filing entity: means an unincorporated entity that is of a type that is created by filing a public organic document. See Tennessee Code 48-61-101
              • Financial accounting: means a report of funds collected and expended for the annual event that is filed after completion of an annual event. See Tennessee Code 3-17-102
              • Financial institution: means the term as used in Section 14 of the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996 (Public Law 104 - 172. See Tennessee Code 12-12-103
              • Foreign business corporation: means a corporation for-profit incorporated under an organic law other than the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-61-101
              • Foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit incorporated under a law other than the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
              • Foreign nonprofit corporation: means a corporation incorporated under a law other than the law of this state, which would be a nonprofit corporation if incorporated under the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
              • Foreign unincorporated entity: means an unincorporated entity whose internal affairs are governed by an organic law other than the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-61-101
              • General services district: means a service district within a metropolitan government whose geographical limits are coextensive with the total area in which the government functions. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
              • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
              • 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
              • Governing body: means the legislative body of a county as defined in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 11-25-104
              • Governing body: means the official or officials authorized by law to exercise ordinance or other law-making power of a municipality. See Tennessee Code 6-54-701
              • Governing body: means the body in which the general legislative powers of a municipal corporation are vested, and in the case of counties means the legislative body of the respective counties. See Tennessee Code 12-10-103
              • Governing body: means the board of governors in the case of a board-managed LLC, the members in the case of a member-managed LLC, and the board of directors in the case of a corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
              • Governmental authority: means any court or governmental, administrative, legislative, regulatory, adjudicatory, or arbitrational body, agency, commission, department, board, bureau, tribunal, or instrumentality of the United States or of any state, commonwealth, nation, territory, possession, county, parish, or municipality, whether now or hereafter constituted or existing, having or claiming jurisdiction over the subject parcel. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
              • Governmental electric system: means a state, municipal, county or other political subdivision or local governmental entity of this state or of any other state that is engaged, in whole or in part, in the distribution of electrical power at retail to its customers as the ultimate end-users of the electrical power and energy, and "governmental electric system" may, at the election of the G&T cooperative for purposes of membership in the G&T cooperative, include the Tennessee Valley authority, all as provided in the bylaws of the G&T cooperative. See Tennessee Code 48-69-103
              • Growth plan: means the plan each county must file with the committee by July 1, 2001, as required by §. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
              • House of representatives: means the house of representatives of the general assembly. See Tennessee Code 3-18-102
              • Immediate family: means a spouse or minor child living in the household. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
              • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
              • 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
              • 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
              • Inspector: means an inspector of the department of licenses. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
              • 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: 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 48-61-101

                  • Interest holder: means a person who holds of record an interest. See Tennessee Code 48-61-101
                  • Interested person: means , with respect to a subject parcel, any owner, named trustee, or other person that:

                    • (A) Holds, or is the assignee of the holder of, a lien against that subject parcel. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102

                    • 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: means a commitment or contribution of funds or property, whatever the source, a loan or other extension of credit, and the entry into or renewal of a contract for goods or services. See Tennessee Code 12-12-103
                    • Iran: includes the government of Iran and any agency or instrumentality of Iran. See Tennessee Code 12-12-103
                    • 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.
                    • Joint federal-state program: means any program authorized by the statutes and/or regulations of the United States and the state of Tennessee where both governments supervise, authorize, and/or fund a program to provide money, goods, or assistance to residents of the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 12-11-102
                    • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
                    • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
                    • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                    • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
                    • Lease-sale: means an agreement whereby the possession and use of assets and properties would be transferred to a lessee-purchaser for a stated or determinable period in time, during or at the end of which the lessee-purchaser would have the right and be obligated, or would have the option, to purchase and acquire, or would without further act acquire fee simple title to the assets and properties for a price expressly stated in the agreement or for a price determinable by a formula contained in the agreement, whether or not any portion of any lease-hold or rental payments would be creditable as a part of the price. See Tennessee Code 48-69-103
                    • 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
                    • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
                    • Lessee: means any municipal corporation, the state of Tennessee, the United States, or any agency, authority, branch, bureau, commission, corporation, department or instrumentality thereof now or hereafter existing. See Tennessee Code 12-10-103
                    • 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
                    • Loan agreement: means an agreement providing for an authority 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 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 the trustee under the indenture pursuant to which the bonds were issued. See Tennessee Code 12-10-103
                    • 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 joint venture entity: means any entity created pursuant to this chapter, including, but not limited to, a self-insurance pool, trust, joint venture, nonprofit organization, or any other type of organization that is sponsored, owned, operated, or governed by two (2) or more local government entities as a separate and specific activity. See Tennessee Code 12-9-103
                    • Local public office: means any state, county, municipal, school or other district or precinct office or position, including general sessions and juvenile court judges, that is filled by the voters, with the exception that "local public office" does not include any state public office as defined in subdivision (13)(B). See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
                    • Local transfer and storage business: means the business of transferring and/or storing for a profit the household goods and effects of another within the confines of the territorial limits of the municipality adopting this part. See Tennessee Code 6-54-701
                    • Majority vote: means with respect to a vote of the members, if voting on a per capita basis, a majority in number of the members entitled to vote on a specific matter, or if the voting is determined otherwise, a majority of the voting interest (which may be expressed as a percentage) entitled to vote on a specific matter, and with respect to a vote of the governors, a majority in number of the governors entitled to vote on a specific matter. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                    • Manager: means a person elected, appointed, or otherwise designated as a manager by the governing body, and any other person considered elected as a manager pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                    • Material financial interest: means a financial interest in a transaction that would reasonably be expected to impair the objectivity of the director's or officer's judgment when participating in action on the authorization of the transaction. See Tennessee Code 48-58-701
                    • Material relationship: means a familial, financial, professional, employment or other relationship that would reasonably be expected to impair the objectivity of the director's judgment when participating in the action to be taken. See Tennessee Code 48-58-701
                    • Measure: means any proposal submitted to the people of the entire state, or any political subdivision of the state, for their approval or rejection at an election, including any proposed law, act or part of an act of the general assembly, or revision of or amendment to the constitution. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
                    • Member: means a distribution cooperative or governmental electric system, as applicable, having the right through its duly appointed agent or representative to vote for the directors of a G&T cooperative and upon other matters as provided in this chapter and as provided in a G&T cooperative's charter or bylaws, and includes each incorporator of a G&T cooperative. See Tennessee Code 48-69-103
                    • Member: means a person reflected in the required records of an LLC as the owner of some governance rights of a membership interest of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                    • Membership: means the rights of a member in a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation and includes the rights and obligations a member has pursuant to a corporation's charter, bylaws and chapters 51-68 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-61-101
                    • 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
                    • Membership interest: means a member's interest in an LLC consisting of a member's financial rights, a member's right to assign financial rights as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                    • 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
                    • Month: means the time from any day of any month to the corresponding day of the succeeding month, if any, and if none, the last day of the succeeding month. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                    • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
                    • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
                    • Multicandidate political campaign committee: means a political campaign committee to support or oppose two (2) or more candidates for public office or two (2) or more measures. See Tennessee Code 2-10-402
                    • Multicandidate political campaign committee: means a political campaign committee to support or oppose two (2) or more candidates for public office or two (2) or more measures. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
                    • Municipal corporation: means any incorporated city or any county, including any county having a metropolitan form of government, and the code enforcement department or agency or other unit responsible for enforcing building and property conditions in the territorial jurisdiction of the city or county. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
                    • Municipal corporation: means an incorporated city or town. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
                    • Municipal corporation: means any county, metropolitan government, incorporated city or town, utility district, school district, power district, sanitary district or other municipal, quasi-municipal or governmental body or political subdivision in this state, and any agency, authority, branch, bureau, commission, corporation, department or instrumentality thereof now or hereafter authorized by law to be created. See Tennessee Code 12-10-103
                    • municipalities: means any incorporated city or cities, or town or towns, and does not include any utility district, sanitary district, school district, or other public service district, whether organized under public or private acts. See Tennessee Code 6-51-101
                    • municipalities: refers to incorporated cities and towns in this state. See Tennessee Code 6-51-401
                    • Municipality: means any county, or any incorporated city or town in this state with respect to which the authority may be organized. See Tennessee Code 11-25-104
                    • Municipality: means and includes any city or town organized and operating under the general or special laws of the state. See Tennessee Code 6-54-501
                    • Municipality: means any incorporated city or incorporated town of this state, with a population in excess of four hundred thousand (400,000), according to the federal census of 1960 or any subsequent federal census. See Tennessee Code 6-54-701
                    • Municipality: means any municipality having its own employees retirement system or pension plan. See Tennessee Code 6-54-801
                    • Municipality: means any county, incorporated city or town or utility district in this state with respect to which an authority may be organized. See Tennessee Code 12-10-103
                    • Municipality: means any incorporated city or any incorporated town. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
                    • Mutual benefit corporation: means a domestic corporation which becomes by operation of law a mutual benefit corporation pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                    • 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
                    • 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.
                    • Nonfiling entity: means an unincorporated entity that is of a type that is not created by filing a public organic document. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                    • Nonprofit corporation: means any nonprofit corporation that has been duly organized and is in good standing under the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
                    • Nonprofit organization: means :

                      • (A) A 501(c)(3) organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under § 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, codified in 26 U. See Tennessee Code 3-17-102

                      • Notice: means publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality at least seven (7) days in advance of a hearing. See Tennessee Code 6-51-101
                      • 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
                      • Officer: means the mayor, aldermen, city attorney and city judge. See Tennessee Code 6-1-101
                      • 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
                      • Older residential neighborhood: means an area where a majority of the residential property was constructed fifty (50) years or more prior to April 22, 2004. See Tennessee Code 13-5-102
                      • Operating contract: means the written undertaking whereby the authority and a municipal corporation contract respecting construction of improvements upon and/or for the operation and maintenance of property owned by or leased by other than the authority to the municipal corporation. See Tennessee Code 12-10-103
                      • Organic document: means a public organic document or a private organic document. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                      • Organic law: means the statute governing the internal affairs of a domestic or foreign business or nonprofit corporation or unincorporated entity. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                      • other contracting party: means any party to a sale contract or loan agreement except the authority. See Tennessee Code 12-10-103
                      • Owner: means one (1) or more persons, jointly or severally, in whom is vested all or part of the legal title to, or beneficial ownership of, the subject parcel. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
                      • Owner: means one (1) or more persons, jointly or severally, in whom is vested:

                        • (A) All or part of the legal title to property. See Tennessee Code 13-5-102

                        • Owners: means members in the case of an LLC, shareholders in the case of a corporation, partners in the case of general or limited partnerships and the equivalent with respect to other entities. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                        • Paired delegate: means the delegate with whom an alternate delegate is paired as provided by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 3-18-102
                        • Patron: means a person agreeing to receive or already receiving, or who in the past has received, one (1) or more of the services rendered by a G&T cooperative, whether the person is a member or not. See Tennessee Code 48-69-103
                        • pension plan: means an existing system or plan by which a municipality is paying or will pay the retired employees of its fire department or police department a retirement allowance after such employees have complied with certain conditions or requirements of employment or service to the municipality. See Tennessee Code 6-54-801
                        • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, association, trust, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, governmental authority, or other entity. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
                        • Person: means an individual, limited liability company, partnership, limited liability partnership, committee, association, labor organization or any other organization or group of persons, but does not mean a corporation or the executive officers or other representatives of a corporation. See Tennessee Code 2-10-402
                        • 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: includes any natural person, firm, association, corporation, cooperative, membership corporation, distribution cooperative, electric power association, business trust, partnership and federal, state or local governments, or departments, agencies or any other political subdivision thereof, including, without limitation, an energy acquisition corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-69-103
                        • Person: means any individual, partnership, trust, estate, corporation, association, joint venture, joint stock company or other organization. See Tennessee Code 48-68-202
                        • Person: means an individual, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization or any other organization or group of persons. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
                        • Person: means any individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation, or combination of individuals of whatever form or character. See Tennessee Code 11-25-104
                        • Person: includes individual and entity. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                        • Person: means any individual, organization, trust, foundation, group, association, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, society, or any combination of them, or any other entity. See Tennessee Code 3-17-102
                        • Person: means any of the following:

                          • (A) A natural person, corporation, company, limited liability company, business association, partnership, society, trust, or any other nongovernmental entity, organization, or group. See Tennessee Code 12-12-103

                          • Personal funds: means :

                            • (A) Any assets which the candidate had legal right of access to or control over at the time the candidate became a candidate and with respect to which the candidate had either:

                              • (i) Legal and rightful title. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102

                              • Planned growth area: means an area established in conformance with §. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
                              • Political campaign committee: means :

                                • (A) Any corporation or any other organization making expenditures, except as provided in subdivision (4), to support or oppose a measure. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102

                                • 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.
                                • Precinct-based optical scanner: means an optical ballot scanner that is located in the precinct and into which optical scan voter-verified paper ballots, marked either by hand by the voter or with the assistance of a device, are inserted to count the voter verified paper ballot. See Tennessee Code 2-20-101
                                • Principal city: means :

                                  • (A) That municipal corporation having the largest population of any municipality in a particular county. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101

                                  • Principal executive office: means an office, in or out of this state, where the principal office of the chief manager of the LLC or foreign LLC is located. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                  • Principal office: means the office (in or out of this state) so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                  • Private organic document: means any document (other than the public organic document, if any) that determines the internal governance of an unincorporated entity. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
                                  • Proceeding: includes civil suit and criminal, administrative, and investigatory action. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                  • Project: means any outdoor recreational facility, or any other structure, improvement, 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, trails, roads, streets, bridges, towers, erosion control facilities, paths, signs, shelters, cabins, 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 11-25-104
                                  • Project: includes an undertaking whereby a municipal corporation contracts with an authority respecting construction of improvements upon and/or for the operation and maintenance of property owned by or leased by other than the authority to the municipal corporation. See Tennessee Code 12-10-103
                                  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
                                  • Public agency: means :

                                    • (A) Any political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 12-9-103

                                    • Public benefit corporation: means a domestic corporation which becomes by operation of law a public benefit corporation pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                                    • Public benefit hospital conveyance transaction: includes any transaction described in subdivision (3)(A)(i) or (3)(A)(ii) that is entered into by the public benefit hospital entity or by any entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such public benefit hospital entity. See Tennessee Code 48-68-202
                                    • Public benefit hospital entity: means any public benefit corporation, as defined in chapter 51, part 2 of this title, or any governmental entity that is licensed as a hospital under title 68, chapter 11, part 2, or considered a hospital under title 33, chapter 1, including entities affiliated with any of these through ownership, governance, or membership, such as a holding company or subsidiary. See Tennessee Code 48-68-202
                                    • public building authority: means any public corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 12-10-103
                                    • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
                                    • Public nuisance: means any building that is:

                                      • (A) A menace to the public health, welfare, or safety. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102

                                      • Public office: means any state public office or local public office filled by the voters. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
                                      • Public organic document: means the document, if any, that is filed of public record to create an unincorporated entity. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                      • public record: include the state laws, rules or regulations of any state other than the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 6-54-501
                                      • Publication: includes any newsletter, stationery, greeting card, report, or printed or electronic material produced in any format for distribution outside the creating department or agency, including those published by facilities not operated by the state. See Tennessee Code 12-6-101
                                      • Published: means printed, lithographed, multigraphed, or otherwise reproduced. See Tennessee Code 6-54-501
                                      • Qualified buyer: means any person determined by the court to be a certified person as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
                                      • Qualified director: means a director who, at the time action is to be taken under §. See Tennessee Code 48-58-701
                                      • 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
                                      • Receiver: means any certified person appointed by the court for the purpose of preserving or improving the subject parcel and all of the powers of a receiver appointed for tax enforcement pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
                                      • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
                                      • Record date: means the date established under chapter 16 or 17 on which a corporation determines the identity of its shareholders for purposes of chapters 11-27 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                      • 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
                                      • Registered office: means the place in this state designated in the articles as the registered office of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                      • Related person: means :

                                        • (A) The director's or officer's spouse. See Tennessee Code 48-58-701

                                        • relative: means a parent, foster parent, parent-in-law, child, spouse, brother, foster brother, sister, foster sister, grandparent, grandchild, son-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, or other family member who resides in the same household. See Tennessee Code 3-1-202
                                        • Relevant time: means :

                                          • (A) The time at which directors' action respecting the transaction is taken in compliance with §. See Tennessee Code 48-58-701

                                          • Religious corporation: means a public benefit or mutual benefit corporation organized and operating primarily or exclusively for religious purposes. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                                          • Representative: means a governor, manager, employee or other agent of a foreign LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                          • Required disclosure: means disclosure of:

                                            • (A) The existence and nature of the director's or officer's conflicting interest. See Tennessee Code 48-58-701

                                            • Residential property: means a subject parcel that includes one (1) or more dwelling units that is owner-occupied and the owner's principal place of residence, or that is otherwise intended for single-family residential use. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
                                            • Residential real property: means a building located in an older residential neighborhood consisting of one (1) dwelling unit in which the owner of the real property resides as the owner's principal place of residence. See Tennessee Code 13-5-102
                                            • Residential rental property: means a building or structure consisting of one (1) or two (2) dwelling units. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
                                            • Residential rental property: means a building or structure located in an older residential neighborhood containing one (1) or two (2) dwelling units that are rented. See Tennessee Code 13-5-102
                                            • Retired employee: means any person who has been a paid employee in the fire department or police department of any municipality and who, on the adoption of this part, is receiving from such municipality a retirement allowance based upon such person's service in such department. See Tennessee Code 6-54-801
                                            • Retirement allowance: means the monthly payment for life made to a retired employee or the retired employee's survivors or beneficiaries under a municipal employees retirement system or pension plan. See Tennessee Code 6-54-801
                                            • 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 11-25-104
                                            • 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 12-10-103
                                            • Revenues: means all revenues derived from and on account of a project, directly or indirectly, including license or admission fees, payments under a lease or sale contract and repayments under any loan agreement, or under notes, debentures, bonds and other secured or unsecured debt obligations of a lessee or contracting party delivered as provided in this chapter, and any revenues pledged by a municipality. See Tennessee Code 11-25-104
                                            • Rural area: means an area established in conformance with §. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
                                            • 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 12-10-103
                                            • 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
                                            • 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: means the secretary of state or the secretary of state's authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 3-17-102
                                            • Secretary of state: means the secretary of state or the secretary of state's designee. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
                                            • Secretary of state: means the person who holds the office of secretary of state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                            • Select or special committee: means any committee, or subcommittee thereof, of the general assembly appointed by:

                                              • (A) Either the house of representatives or by the senate. See Tennessee Code 3-4-104

                                              • Senate: means the senate of the general assembly. See Tennessee Code 3-18-102
                                              • Series: means a category of membership interests, within a class of membership interests, that have some of the same rights and preferences as other membership interests within the same class, but that differ in one (1) or more rights and preferences from another category of membership interests within that class. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                              • Share: means the unit into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                              • signature: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a document:

                                                • (A) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol to a document, and includes any manual, facsimile, or conformed signature. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

                                                • smaller: refer to population and not area. See Tennessee Code 6-51-101
                                                • Solicit: means to entreat, to implore, to ask, to attempt, or to try to obtain. See Tennessee Code 3-6-301
                                                • Special flood hazard area: means the land area covered by the floodwaters of the base flood on NFIP maps. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
                                                • Standing committee: means any standing committee, or subcommittee thereof, of the general assembly created by the rules of proceedings of the house of representatives or the senate. See Tennessee Code 3-4-104
                                                • 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 11-25-104
                                                • State: means a state of the United States. See Tennessee Code 12-9-103
                                                • State: means a state of the United States. See Tennessee Code 12-11-102
                                                • State agency: means each state board, commission, department, executive department or office, institution, and instrumentality. See Tennessee Code 12-12-103
                                                • State public office: means the offices of governor, member of the general assembly, delegate to a Tennessee constitutional convention, trial judge, chancellor, district attorney general, district public defender, judge of the court of criminal appeals, judge of the court of appeals and supreme court judge. See Tennessee Code 2-10-102
                                                • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
                                                • Subject parcel: means a tract or item of real or personal property that becomes subject to the jurisdiction of a court pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 13-6-102
                                                • 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
                                                • Subsidiary: means a corporation more than fifty percent (50%) of whose outstanding voting shares are owned by its parent and/or the parent's other wholly-owned subsidiaries. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                • Substandard residential rental property: means residential rental property where the dwelling unit or improvements within the dwelling unit, which by reason of dilapidation, obsolescence, faulty arrangement or design, lack of ventilation, light and sanitary facilities, deleterious land use, or obsolete layout, or any combination of these or other factors, are detrimental to the safety, health, morals, or welfare of the community. See Tennessee Code 13-5-102
                                                • Survivor: means the corporation or unincorporated entity that is in existence immediately after consummation of a merger or entity conversion pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 48-61-101
                                                • Tax clearance for termination or withdrawal: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that an LLC or a foreign LLC has filed all applicable reports, including, but not limited to, a final report, and has paid all fees, penalties and taxes as required by the revenue laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                • Teacher: means any person employed in a public school system as a teacher, helping teacher, teacher's aide, librarian, principal, supervisor, director of schools, or member of the administrative staff. See Tennessee Code 2-19-201
                                                • 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
                                                • This charter: refers to chapters 30-36 of this title. See Tennessee Code 6-30-102
                                                • Top race: means the presidential race, if the presidential race is on the ballot, or the governor's race, if the governor's race is on the ballot. See Tennessee Code 2-20-101
                                                • 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 and storage regulatory board: means any regulatory board created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 6-54-701
                                                • TVA area: means the area of the Tennessee Valley authority as described in §?15(d)(a) of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 (16 U. See Tennessee Code 48-69-103
                                                • Type of lottery game: means a game of chance played by any person eighteen (18) years of age or older, including raffles, reverse raffles, cakewalks and cakewheels, but expressly prohibiting pulltabs, punchboards, bingo, instant bingo, video lottery, instant and on-line lottery games of a type operated by the Tennessee education lottery corporation, keno and games of chance associated with casinos including, but not limited to, slot machines, roulette wheels, and the like. See Tennessee Code 3-17-102
                                                • Unincorporated entity: means an organization or artificial legal person that either has a separate legal existence or has the power to acquire an estate in real property in its own name and that is not any of the following: a domestic or foreign business or nonprofit corporation, an estate, a trust, a state, the United States, or a foreign government. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                • United States: includes district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                • United States: means the federal government of the United States or any federal agency as defined under federal law. See Tennessee Code 12-11-102
                                                • Urban growth boundary: means a line encompassing territory established in conformance with §. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
                                                • 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.
                                                • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
                                                • 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 3-17-102
                                                • Voice vote: A vote in which the Presiding Officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of legisators voting on each side are not recorded.
                                                • Voting group: means all shares of one (1) or more classes or series that under the charter or chapters 11-27 of this title are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                • Voting memberships: means memberships that entitle their holders to vote unconditionally in the election of directors. See Tennessee Code 48-61-101
                                                • Voting power: means the total number of votes entitled to be cast for the election of directors at the time the determination of voting power is made, excluding a vote which is contingent upon the happening of a condition or event that has not occurred at the time. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                                                • Ward: means a geographical subdivision of the municipality established for the purpose of securing representation on the board. See Tennessee Code 6-1-101
                                                • 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: means any information in the form of a document. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201