§ 4-25-101 Short title
§ 4-25-102 Legislative intent
§ 4-25-103 Chapter definitions
§ 4-25-104 Forms reduction and management program
§ 4-25-105 Forms require director’s approval — Elimination or redesign of forms — Agency compliance
§ 4-25-107 Reports
§ 4-25-108 Liberal construction

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 4 > Chapter 25

  • Acceptance: means notification by an authorized officer or employee of the state that the work completed has been in accordance with the terms and conditions of the state contract. See Tennessee Code 12-4-502
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means any entity of the state government, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 12-4-702
  • Agency: means any administrative unit within state government that utilizes one (1) or more printed forms for information reporting by citizens or businesses. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
  • Airport: means and includes any one (1) or more airports or heliports and related facilities, including, but not limited to, land and interests in land, facilities for storage of air and space craft, navigation and landing aids, taxiways, pads, aprons, control towers, passenger and cargo terminal buildings, hangars, administration and office buildings, garages, parking lots, and such other structures, facilities and improvements necessary or convenient to the development and maintenance of airports and heliports, and for the promotion and accommodation of air and space travel, commerce and navigation. See Tennessee Code 42-4-103
  • Airport: means any area of land or water designed and set aside for the landing and taking off of aircraft and utilized or to be utilized in the interest of the public for such purposes. See Tennessee Code 42-6-101
  • Airport hazard: means any structure or tree or use of land that obstructs the airspace required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking off at an airport or is otherwise hazardous to such landing or taking off of aircraft. See Tennessee Code 42-6-101
  • Airport hazard area: means any area of land or water upon which an airport hazard might be established if not prevented as provided in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 42-6-101
  • 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.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Authority: means a metropolitan airport authority created pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 42-4-103
  • Board: means the board of commissioners of an authority. See Tennessee Code 42-4-103
  • Bonds: includes notes, interim certificates or other obligations of an authority. See Tennessee Code 42-4-103
  • Business: means a business organization in any form, institution, association, profession, occupation or calling of any kind, whether or not conducted for profit. See Tennessee Code 12-4-702
  • Carrier: means any person or corporation engaged in the air or space transportation of passengers or cargo. See Tennessee Code 42-4-103
  • 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
  • Commission: means the prevailing wage commission. See Tennessee Code 12-4-402
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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 executive: means and includes "county mayor" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Creating municipality: means any city or metropolitan government having a population of not less than one hundred thousand (100,000), or any county in which any such city shall be situated, that shall create an authority pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 42-4-103
  • Department: means the department of general services. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
  • Director: means the commissioner of the department. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
  • Executive officer: means the mayor, county executive, or other chief executive officer of any creating or participating municipality. See Tennessee Code 42-4-103
  • 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.
  • Form: means a printed or otherwise mass-duplicated document of standard format distributed by an agency for the purpose of gathering information from citizens or businesses. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the chief legislative body of any creating or participating municipality. See Tennessee Code 42-4-103
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Highway contractor: means any contractor, subcontractor, person, firm, or corporation engaged in a state construction project for the purpose of building, rebuilding, locating, relocating, or repairing any public highway. See Tennessee Code 12-4-402
  • Incompatible use: means any structure or use of land, as identified in airport noise compatibility planning, in title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 150, which was promulgated pursuant to the former Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, 49 U. See Tennessee Code 42-6-101
  • 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
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Municipal corporation: means any incorporated city or town in this state and any utility district created pursuant to chapter 82 of this title. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • other state entities: includes counties, cities, municipalities, and any other political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 12-4-601
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Participating municipality: means any city, town or county. See Tennessee Code 42-4-103
  • 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, copartnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association, or body politic and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative thereof. See Tennessee Code 42-6-101
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Political subdivision: means any municipality or county. See Tennessee Code 42-6-101
  • Prevailing wage: means the rate of pay as determined according to this part. See Tennessee Code 12-4-402
  • Program: means the forms reduction and management program. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
  • Project for a private purpose: includes , but is not limited to:

    • (a) Any commercial project, commercial subdivision, private residence or residential subdivision that is owned by a nonpublic entity. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401

    • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Property: means anything of value, including, but not limited to, real estate, tangible and intangible personal property, contract rights, choses-in-action and other interests in or claims to wealth, admission or transportation tickets, captured or domestic animals, electric or other power and signatures which purport to create, maintain or extinguish any legal obligation. See Tennessee Code 12-4-702
    • Public construction project: means and includes a public works project as defined in the Local Government Public Obligations Act of 1986, compiled in title 9, chapter 21. See Tennessee Code 12-4-801
    • Public highway: means any street, road, highway, expressway, bridge, or viaduct, including an adjacent right-of-way, that is constructed or maintained by the state, or any municipality or political subdivision of the state, and that is funded in whole or in part with federal or state highway funds. See Tennessee Code 12-4-402
    • 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
    • Responsive bidder: means a person who has submitted a bid which conforms in all material respects to all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting bids. See Tennessee Code 12-4-801
    • 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
    • Service: includes , but is not limited to: labor. See Tennessee Code 12-4-702
    • Sewerage system: means all or any part of the following:

      • (A) The collecting system. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401

      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 42-4-103
      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 12-4-502
      • State construction project: means any construction project for the purpose of erecting, remodeling, altering, repairing, demolishing, or making any additions to any building or buildings, any other type of building and construction work, or any construction project for the purpose of building, rebuilding, locating or relocating or repairing any streets, highways or bridges, wherein any state funds may be appropriated or expended for such building or construction work. See Tennessee Code 12-4-502
      • State contract: means any contractual agreement, written or oral, inclusive of plans and specifications incidental thereto, entered into by any person, firm or corporation with the state for the performance of work on a state construction project. See Tennessee Code 12-4-502
      • State contractor: means any person, firm or corporation engaged in a state construction project pursuant to a state contract. See Tennessee Code 12-4-502
      • State highway construction project: means any construction project for the purpose of building, rebuilding, locating, relocating, or repairing any public highway. See Tennessee Code 12-4-402
      • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
      • Structure: means any object constructed or installed by humans, including, but not limited to, buildings, towers, smokestacks, and overhead transmission lines. See Tennessee Code 42-6-101
      • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
      • Tree: means any object of natural growth. See Tennessee Code 42-6-101
      • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
      • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
      • Waterworks system: means all or any part of the following: