§ 4-33-101 Short title
§ 4-33-102 Purpose — Legislative intent
§ 4-33-103 Chapter definitions
§ 4-33-104 Economic impact statements
§ 4-33-106 Exempt agency actions
§ 4-33-107 Copies of economic impact statements

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 4 > Chapter 33

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means every department or organization described in chapter 3 of this title. See Tennessee Code 4-33-103
  • Agency: means the Tennessee housing development agency created by this part. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
  • Agency action: includes any action by an agency or subdivision thereof that may have substantial economic impact upon any person. See Tennessee Code 4-33-103
  • 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

    • Alternative livestock: means non-traditional livestock that are hoofed and captive-farmed for purposes of agricultural or recreational use, as defined by §. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
    • 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.
    • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
    • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
    • Apiary: means a collection of one (1) or more colonies of bees in beehives at a location. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • Apiary inspectors: means those persons with relevant qualifications and beekeeping training who are employed by or working under contract with the department of agriculture for the purpose of implementing regulatory programs as directed by the state apiarist. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • 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.
    • Appliances: means any apparatus, tools, machines or other devices used in handling and manipulating bees, honey, and wax that may be used in an apiary, or in transporting bees and their products and apiary supplies. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • 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.
    • Association: means any association or corporation organized under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 44-14-102
    • Bee disease or pest: means a condition in which a colony is infested/infected with a bacterial, fungal, viral, or parasitic condition or an organism that can or will affect the well-being of a colony. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • beehive: means that container or structure used by a beekeeper to provide a cavity in which a colony of bees is expected to establish a permanent nest. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • Beekeeper: means any individual, association, corporation, or other entity who deliberately provides nesting sites for colonies of honeybees and attempts to establish and maintain colonies of honeybees at any location. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • Bonds: means any bonds, interim certificates, notes, debentures, or other obligations of the authority issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
    • Breed association: means a bona fide livestock breed association which conducts sales of livestock breeds recognized by the department in which such association assumes responsibility for conducting the sales, assumes title to any livestock sold, and accrues a majority of profits from the sales. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
    • Certification: means a voluntary training program approved by the department that when successfully completed authorizes the beekeeper to detect, identify, and control regulated bee diseases and pests in colonies under the management of that beekeeper. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • Certified beekeeper: means any person who has successfully met the requirements of a voluntary certification program for beekeepers as approved by the state apiarist. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • Collector: includes any person entrusted with the collection of public revenue. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Colony: means all of the bees living together as one (1) social unit and may include the bee equipment in which the bees are living. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's designated agent. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
    • Community facilities: includes real and personal property, and buildings and equipment for recreation or social assemblies, for educational, health or welfare purposes and necessary utilities when designed primarily for the benefit and use of the housing authority and/or the occupants of the dwelling accommodations. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
    • Consignor: means any person consigning, shipping, or delivering livestock to a livestock market for sale, resale, or exchange. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
    • Contract: means any agreement of an authority with or for the benefit of an obligee whether contained in a resolution, trust indenture, mortgage, lease, bond or other instrument. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
    • 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.
    • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    • Decedent: A deceased person.
    • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
    • Department: means the Tennessee department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
    • Deteriorated: means any structure or vacant or unimproved lot or parcel in a predominantly built-up neighborhood:

      • (A) That, because of physical condition or use, is regarded as a public nuisance at common law or has been declared a public nuisance in accordance with local housing, building, plumbing, electrical, fire, health or related codes. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301

      • Dwelling: means any building or structure, or part thereof, used and occupied for human occupation or use or intended to be so used, and includes any outhouses and appurtenances belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
      • Dwelling: means any building or structure, or part thereof, used and occupied for human occupation or use or intended to be so used, and includes any outhouses and appurtenances belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
      • Dwelling unit: means a building or structure or part thereof that is used for a home or residence by one (1) or more persons who maintain a household. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
      • 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.
      • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
      • farm products: means forage and sod crops. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Federal government: includes the United States, or any agency, instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
      • 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.
      • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
      • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
      • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
      • Governing body: means the council of any city. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
      • Governing body: means the council, commission, or board, or other legislative body, charged with governing a municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
      • Governing body: means the council, commission, or board, or other legislative body, charged with governing a municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
      • Government: includes the state and federal governments and any subdivision, agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of either of them. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
      • High capacity transit area: means a geographic area located within one thousand three hundred twenty feet (1,320?) of a street:

        • (A) Designated in a county's major street plan. See Tennessee Code 13-20-702

        • honeybees: means any developmental stage of any sub- species of the species Apis mellifem. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
        • housing authority: means a public body and a body corporate and politic organized in accordance with this chapter for the purposes, with the powers, and subject to the restrictions, hereinafter set forth. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
        • Housing project: includes all real and personal property, buildings and improvements, stores, offices, lands for farming and gardening, and community facilities acquired or constructed or to be acquired or constructed pursuant to a single plan or undertaking, to:

          • (i) Demolish, clear, remove, alter or repair unsanitary or unsafe housing. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102

          • 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
          • 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.
          • Land development: means the process of acquiring land primarily for residential housing construction for persons and families of lower and moderate income and making, installing or constructing nonresidential housing improvements, including water, sewer and other utilities, roads, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage facilities and other installations or works, whether on or off the site, which the agency deems necessary or desirable to prepare such land primarily for residential housing construction within this state. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
          • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • 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.
          • 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
          • Livestock: means cattle, calves, horses, mules, poultry, swine, sheep, goats, and alternative livestock. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
          • Livestock market: means any location where livestock is assembled and sold at public auction, on a commission basis, or otherwise for the compensation of the owner or operator, during regularly scheduled or special sales. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
          • Livestock producer: means any person who sells only livestock such person has raised or such person has owned and had in possession for a minimum of sixty (60) days. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
          • Member: includes bona fide sheep producers who meet the requirements of associations organized under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 44-14-102
          • 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
          • Mortgage: includes deeds of trust, mortgages, building and loan contracts or other instruments conveying real or personal property as security for bonds and conferring a right to foreclose and cause a sale thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
          • Mortgage: includes deeds of trust, mortgages, building and loan contracts or other instruments conveying real or personal property as security for bonds and conferring a right to foreclose and cause a sale thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
          • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
          • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
          • Municipality: means any city, town, or village or other municipality in the state. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
          • Municipality: means any city or town. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
          • Municipality: means any county, including any county having a metropolitan form of government, or incorporated city or town in this state. See Tennessee Code 13-21-202
          • Municipality: means any county, including any county having a metropolitan form of government, or incorporated city or town in this state. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
          • notes: means the bonds and notes respectively authorized to be issued by the agency under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
          • 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
          • obligee: includes any bondholder, trustee or trustees for any bondholders, any lessor demising property to the authority used in connection with a housing project or any assignee or assignees of the lessor's interest or any part thereof, and the United States, when it is a party to any contract with the authority. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
          • Operator: means any person conducting business as a livestock market. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
          • Owner: means the holder of the title in fee simple and every mortgagee of record. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
          • Owner: means the holder of the title to real property and every mortgagee of record. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
          • Parties in interest: means all individuals, associations, corporations and others who have interests of record in a structure and any who are in possession thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
          • Parties in interest: means all individuals, associations, corporations and others who have interests of record in a structure and any who are in possession thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
          • 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: means any person, firm, or corporation. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
          • Person: includes an individual, firm, partnership, corporation and association. See Tennessee Code 44-14-102
          • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Persons and families of lower and moderate income: means persons and families irrespective of race, creed, national origin, age or sex deemed by the agency to require such assistance as is made available by this chapter on account of insufficient personal or family income based upon the income limits established by the board of directors. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
          • Persons of low income: means persons or families who lack the amount of income which is necessary, as determined by the authority undertaking the housing project, to enable them, without financial assistance, to live in decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings, without overcrowding. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
          • Place of public accommodation: means any building or structure in which goods are supplied or services performed, or in which the trade of the general public is solicited. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
          • 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.
          • Probate: Proving a will
          • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
          • Public authority: means any housing authority or any officer who is in charge of any department or branch of the government of the municipality or state relating to health, fire, building regulations, or other activities concerning structures in the municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
          • Public authority: means any department, agency or branch of the government of the municipality or state relating to health, fire, building regulations, or other activities concerning structures in the municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
          • Public officer: means any officer or officers of a municipality or the executive director or other chief executive officer of any commission or authority established by such municipality or jointly with any other municipality who is authorized by ordinance adopted hereunder to exercise the power prescribed by such ordinances and by this part. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
          • Public officer: means any officer or officers of a municipality or the executive director or other chief executive officer of any commission or authority established by the municipality or jointly with any other municipality who are authorized by ordinance adopted hereunder to exercise the power prescribed by the ordinances and by this part. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
          • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
          • Real property: includes lands, lands under water, structures, and any and all easements, franchises and incorporeal hereditaments and every estate and right therein, legal and equitable, including terms for years and liens by way of judgment, mortgage or otherwise. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
          • 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
          • Redevelopment: means the planning or replanning, design or redesign, acquisition, clearance, development and disposal, or any combination of these, of a property in the preparation of such property for residential, commercial, industrial, and related uses, as may be appropriate or necessary. See Tennessee Code 13-21-202
          • 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.
          • 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
          • Representative: means an employee or designee of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
          • Residential housing: means a specific work or improvement within this state undertaken primarily to provide dwelling accommodations for persons and families of lower and moderate income, including the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of land, buildings and improvements thereto and such other nonhousing facilities as may be incidental or appurtenant thereto. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
          • Residential rental dwelling unit: means a dwelling unit that is leased or rented to one (1) or more tenants. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
          • Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Servicing fees: means that sum paid for the reasonable value of services rendered to the agency for the servicing of mortgages it acquires. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
          • Servicing of mortgages: means the collection and payment of all principal and interest and all reasonable fees and charges by the lender for mortgages acquired by the agency. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
          • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
          • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
          • State apiarist: means that person employed by the department who has the qualifications prescribed by this chapter and has been designated as state apiarist by the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
          • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
          • Structure: means any dwelling or place of public accommodation or vacant building or structure suitable as a dwelling or place of public accommodation. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
          • Structure: means any dwelling or place of public accommodation or vacant building or structure suitable as a dwelling or place of public accommodation. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
          • Taxing agency: means any county, city, town or metropolitan government in the state. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
          • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
          • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
          • Trust indenture: includes instruments pledging the revenues of real or personal properties but not conveying such properties or conferring a right to foreclose and cause a sale thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
          • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
          • Vacant property review commission: means a commission established by ordinance to review vacant properties to make a written determination of blight and deterioration. See Tennessee Code 13-21-202
          • 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: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105