§ 4-3-201 Creation
§ 4-3-202 Commissioner
§ 4-3-203 Powers and duties
§ 4-3-204 Civil penalty for violating regulatory matters — Revocation of license or permit — Denial of license or permit renewal
§ 4-3-205 License, certification or registration — Notifications — Prerequisites — Web site — Notifications by electronic mail

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 4 > Chapter 3 > Part 2

  • 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

    • 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
    • Commission: means the Tennessee human rights commission. See Tennessee Code 4-21-102
    • Commissioner: means any person in office as a member of the public service commission, as prescribed by title 65, chapter 1, prior to June 30, 1996. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Communications service: means a service that:

      • (A) Is capable of contacting and has been enabled to contact a public safety answering point (PSAP) via a 911 network by entering or dialing the digits 911. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103

      • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      • Consumer: means a person who purchases retail communications service or prepaid communications services in a retail transaction. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
      • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
      • Dealer: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
      • Discriminatory practices: means any direct or indirect act or practice of exclusion, distinction, restriction, segregation, limitation, refusal, denial, or any other act or practice of differentiation or preference in the treatment of a person or persons because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age or national origin. See Tennessee Code 4-21-102
      • District: means any emergency communications district created pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
      • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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
      • 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 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • National origin: includes the national origin of an ancestor. See Tennessee Code 4-21-102
      • 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.
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Person: includes one (1) or more individuals, governments, governmental agencies, public authorities, labor organizations, corporations, legal representatives, partnerships, associations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations or other organized groups of persons. See Tennessee Code 4-21-102
      • 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.
      • Prepaid communications service: means "prepaid wireless calling service" as set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
      • Property: includes both personal and real property. 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).
      • Retail sale: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
      • 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
      • Sales price: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
      • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
      • 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 8-34-101
      • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
      • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
      • 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
      • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
      • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105