§ 4-22-101 Plans to reduce use of petroleum products
§ 4-22-102 Modified vehicles

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 4 > Chapter 22

  • 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.
    • 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
    • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    • Business owned by persons with disabilities: means a business owned by a person with a disability that is a continuing, independent, for-profit business that performs a commercially useful function, and is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by one (1) or more persons with a disability. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102
    • Central procurement office: means the government agency established in §. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
    • Chief procurement officer: means the person holding the position established in §. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
    • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Contract: means any duly authorized and legally binding written agreement for the procurement of goods and services. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
    • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    • 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
    • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
    • Department: means the department of general services. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102
    • Energy efficiency standard: means a performance standard which prescribes the relationship of the energy use of a product to its useful output of services. See Tennessee Code 12-3-902
    • 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.
    • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
    • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
    • 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.
    • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
    • Goods: means all personal property, including, but not limited to, supplies, equipment, materials, printing, and insurance. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
    • Governing body: means the board or body in which the general legislative powers of a municipality are vested. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
    • 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
    • Improvement: means the construction, installation or substantial reconstruction of sanitary sewers. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
    • Improvement assessment: means an assessment made each year against benefited property to pay the costs of an improvement, in the proportion that the assessed value of each parcel or lot of benefited property bears to the total assessed value of all benefited property according to the latest assessments of such property for purposes of municipal property taxation or as provided by this part. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
    • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
    • Invitation to bid: means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting bids for the lowest cost, responsive and responsible bidder. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
    • 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
    • Livestock: means all equine as well as animals that are being raised primarily for use as food or fiber for human utilization or consumption including, but not limited to, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and poultry. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Minority: means a person who is a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and who is:

      • (A) African American, a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102

      • Minority-owned business: means a minority-owned business that is a continuing, independent, for profit business that performs a commercially useful function, and is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by one (1) or more minority individuals who are impeded from normal entry into the economic mainstream because of past practices of discrimination based on race or ethnic background. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102
      • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
      • Municipality: means incorporated city or town. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
      • 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.
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Person with a disability: means an individual who meets at least one (1) of the following:

        • (A) Has been diagnosed as having a physical or mental disability resulting in marked and severe functional limitations that is expected to last no less than twelve (12) months. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102

        • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Political subdivision: means any city, town, municipality or county within the state. See Tennessee Code 12-3-902
        • Procurement: means buying, purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring of any goods or services. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
        • Procurement and contracting: means the procurement of equipment, supplies, personal services, professional services, consulting services, construction contracts, and architectural and engineering services. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102
        • Procurement commission: means the state procurement commission, as established in §. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
        • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
        • 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
        • 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
        • Respondent: includes a "bidder" or "proposer" that is a natural person or legal entity that has properly registered as required by the state. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
        • Responsible: means a person who has the capacity in all respects to perform fully the contract requirements, as well as the integrity and reliability, which will assure good faith performance. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
        • Responsive: means a person who has submitted a response that conforms in all material respects to the competitive procurement. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
        • Service-disabled veteran: means any person who served honorably on active duty in the armed forces of the United States with at least a twenty percent (20%) disability that is service-connected, meaning that such disability was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the active military, naval or air service. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102
        • Service-disabled veteran-owned business: means a service-disabled veteran-owned business that is a continuing, independent, for profit business located in this state that performs a commercially useful function, and:

          • (A) Is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by one (1) or more service-disabled veterans. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102

          • Services: means all services and agreements obligating the state, except services for highway and road improvements governed by title 54 and design and construction services governed by title 4, chapter 15. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
          • Small business: means a business that is a continuing, independent, for profit business which performs a commercially useful function with residence in this state and has total gross receipts of not more than ten million dollars ($10,000,000) averaged over a three-year period or employs no more than ninety-nine (99) persons on a full-time basis. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102
          • Solicitation: means any type of document that invites responses and may include, by way of example, an "invitation to bid" a "request for proposal" or a "competitive negotiation". See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
          • 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 agency: means any state governmental entity, other than the central procurement office and those state entities exempted by §. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
          • State agency: means any department, office, institution of higher education, board, commission, or any other state agency that receives state funds. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102
          • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
          • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
          • 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.
          • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Vendor: means a natural person or legal entity that has been established by the department of finance and administration's division of accounts as a vendor through proper authority for which payment may be made by the state. See Tennessee Code 12-3-201
          • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
          • Woman-owned business: means a woman-owned business that is a continuing, independent, for profit business that performs a commercially useful function, and is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by one or more women. See Tennessee Code 12-3-1102
          • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
          • 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