§ 4-10-101 Legislative findings
§ 4-10-102 Advisory commission on intergovernmental relations — Creation
§ 4-10-103 Members — Appointment — Officers — Terms — Quorum
§ 4-10-104 Duties
§ 4-10-105 Meetings — Committees — Rules of procedure
§ 4-10-106 Staff assistance
§ 4-10-107 Compensation — Appropriations
§ 4-10-108 Reports
§ 4-10-109 Inventory of public infrastructure needs
§ 4-10-110 Effect of tax abatements or reductions on local public education
§ 4-10-111 Study on titling of boats
§ 4-10-112 Monitoring of current wholesale power supply arrangements between the TVA and municipal utilities and electric cooperatives
§ 4-10-113 Report update on broadband service
§ 4-10-114 Tax credits for shippers — Definitions — Study — Report

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 4 > Chapter 10

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Agricultural land: means land used for agriculture, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
  • 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.
    • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
    • 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.
    • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
    • 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.
    • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority as created by title 4, chapter 31. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
    • Board: means the wastewater financing board established by this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
    • Chief administrative officer: means the mayor of any municipality incorporated under the general law pursuant to title 6, chapter 1, part 2, or of any metropolitan government as chartered pursuant to title 7, chapter 1. See Tennessee Code 38-9-101
    • Civil emergency: means :

      • (A) A riot or unlawful assembly characterized by the use of actual force or violence or a threat to use force, if accompanied by the immediate power to execute, by three (3) or more persons acting together without authority of law. See Tennessee Code 38-9-101

      • Clean water act: means the Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, P. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
      • 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
      • Consideration: means the consideration charged, whether or not received, for the occupancy in a hotel valued in money whether to be received in money, goods, labor or otherwise, including all receipts, cash, credits, property and services of any kind or nature without any deduction therefrom whatsoever. See Tennessee Code 7-4-101
      • Construction: means the erection, building, acquisition, alteration, reconstruction, improvement or extension of storm water facilities. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
      • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      • Convention center: means any land, improvement, structure, building or part of a building comprised of facilities for conventions, public assemblies, conferences, trade exhibitions or other business, social, cultural, scientific and public interest events, along with any associated hotel accommodations. See Tennessee Code 7-4-101
      • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
      • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Curfew: means a prohibition against any person or persons walking, running, loitering, standing or motoring upon any alley, street, highway, public property or vacant premises within the corporate limits of the municipality, except persons officially designated to duty with reference to the civil emergency, or those lawfully on the streets as defined in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 38-9-101
      • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
      • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
      • Director: means the director of the division of construction grants and loans within the department. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
      • Emergency technical assistance: means direction, oversight, management, and approval of all financial dealings and transactions of a local government by the comptroller of the treasury or the comptroller's designee. See Tennessee Code 9-13-203
      • 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.
      • Federal act: means the Safe Drinking Water Act, or Title XIV of the Public Health Service Act, compiled in 42 U. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1203
      • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
      • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
      • Fund: means the wastewater facility revolving loan fund. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
      • Fund: means the water system revolving loan fund. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1203
      • 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
      • 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
      • Hotel: means any structure, or any portion of any structure, that is occupied or intended or designed for occupancy by transients for dwelling, lodging or sleeping purposes, and includes any hotel, inn, tourist court, tourist camp, tourist cabin, motel or any place in which rooms, lodgings or accommodations are furnished to transients for a consideration. See Tennessee Code 7-4-101
      • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
      • 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
      • 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
      • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
      • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
      • Loan: means loans, loan guarantees, or a source of reserve and security for leveraged loans. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1203
      • Loan guarantee: means the guarantee by the state, acting through the state funding board under this part, of a loan to a local government from a lender other than the state. See Tennessee Code 9-13-203
      • Local government: means any incorporated city or town, metropolitan government, or county, including enterprise funds of such government entity, or utility district for purposes of §§ 9-13-206 and 9-13-212. See Tennessee Code 9-13-203
      • Local government: means :

        • (i) A county, incorporated town or city, metropolitan government, state agency, water/wastewater authority, energy authority or any instrumentality of government created by any one (1) or more of these or by an act of the general assembly:

          • (a) Which has authority to administer a wastewater facility. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003

          • 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
          • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
          • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town, county, metropolitan or consolidated government, or special district of this state empowered to provide storm water facilities. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
          • 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.
          • Occupancy: means the use or possession, or the right to the use or possession, of any room, lodgings or accommodations in a hotel for a period of less than thirty (30) continuous days. See Tennessee Code 7-4-101
          • Operator: means the person operating the hotel, whether as owner, lessee or otherwise. See Tennessee Code 7-4-101
          • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
          • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
          • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, social club, fraternal organization, joint stock company, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate, or any other group or combination acting as a unit. See Tennessee Code 7-4-101
          • Person: means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm or association and any municipal or private corporation organized or existing under the laws of this or any other state or country. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
          • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
          • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
          • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
          • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
          • Qualified farmer or nurseryman: has the meaning as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
          • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
          • 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
          • 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.
          • 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
          • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
          • 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
          • Security: means that which is determined by the authority to be acceptable to secure a loan to a local government under this part and includes, but is not limited to, revenues of the facility, ad valorem taxes, state-shared taxes, letters of credit or bond insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
          • Security: means that which is determined by the authority to be acceptable to secure a loan to a water system under this part and includes, but is not limited to, dedicated or other revenues of the system, collateral, letters of credit, and surety bonds. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1203
          • 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
          • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
          • Storm water: means storm water runoff, snow melt runoff, surface runoff, street wash waters related to street cleaning or maintenance, infiltration (other than infiltration contaminated by seepage from sanitary sewers or by other discharges) and drainage. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
          • Storm water facilities: means the drainage structures, conduits, combined sewers, sewers, and all device appurtenances by means of which storm water is collected, transported, pumped, treated or disposed of. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
          • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
          • Tax collection official: means the department of finance of the county or municipality, as applicable, or the county clerk, if so designated by ordinance of the legislative body of any municipality having a metropolitan form of government and a population of more than four hundred fifty thousand (450,000), according to the 1990 federal census or any subsequent federal census. See Tennessee Code 7-4-101
          • Testify: Answer questions in court.
          • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
          • 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.
          • Tourism: means the planning and conducting of programs of information and publicity designed to attract to the county tourists, visitors and other interested persons from outside the area and also to encourage and coordinate the efforts of other public and private organizations or groups of citizens to publicize the facilities and attractions of the area for the same purposes. See Tennessee Code 7-4-101
          • Transient: means any person who exercises occupancy or is entitled to occupancy for any rooms, lodgings or accommodations in a hotel for a period of less than thirty (30) days. See Tennessee Code 7-4-101
          • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
          • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Wastewater facility: means any facility, including the reserve capacity thereof, whose purpose is to collect, store, treat, neutralize, stabilize, recycle, reclaim or dispose of wastewater, including treatment or disposal plants, interceptors, outfall, and outlet sewers, pumping stations, equipment and furnishings thereof and their appurtenances which are necessary to accomplish the foregoing purposes. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
          • 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