§ 4-3-2001 Creation
§ 4-3-2002 Commissioner
§ 4-3-2003 Highway Patrol Duties
§ 4-3-2004 Notary Powers of Department Employees
§ 4-3-2005 Hearing Officers — Review of Initial Orders
§ 4-3-2006 Division of Protective Services
§ 4-3-2007 Rules and Regulations Regarding Motor Vehicles
§ 4-3-2008 Subpoena to Institutions of Higher Education — Information Related to Nonimmigrant Students in Possession of F-1 or M-1 Student Visa
§ 4-3-2009 Rules and Regulations Regarding Administration
§ 4-3-2010 Division of Motor Vehicle Enforcement — Duties — Odometer Fraud
§ 4-3-2011 Organ and Tissue Donor Registry
§ 4-3-2012 Rules and Regulations Regarding Motor Carriers
§ 4-3-2013 Required Driving Under the Influence Information to Be Posted on Website of Department
§ 4-3-2014 [reserved.]
§ 4-3-2016 Connecting Cell Phone Callers to the Nearest Highway Patrol Dispatcher Through *Thp (*847) Program
§ 4-3-2017 Authority to Enter Into Agreements With Nonprofit Organizations to Promote and Support Goals and Objectives of Agency
§ 4-3-2018 Authority of Department Regarding Statewide P25 Interoperable Communications System
§ 4-3-2019 State Facility Protection Officers

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 4 > Chapter 3 > Part 20 - Department of Safety

  • Agriculture: means :
    1. The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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
    5. Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
    6. Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    7. Board: means the board of directors of the authority. See Tennessee Code 7-69-102
    8. 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
    9. Commission: means the Tennessee state fair and exposition commission. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
    10. Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
    11. Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
    12. Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    13. 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.
    14. County executive: means and includes "county mayor" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    15. County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    16. Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
    17. Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
    18. Donor: The person who makes a gift.
    19. Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
    20. 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.
    21. Exhibition: means one (1) or more displays or demonstrations which are of educational or entertainment value to those witnessing such exhibition. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
    22. exposition: means an exhibition of agricultural, business, manufacturing, or other industries and labor, education service organizations, social and religious groups or any other events or activities consistent with the general welfare and interests of the people of the state, and includes such services as are necessary for the care and comfort or amusement of the public. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
    23. 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.
    24. 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
    25. Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
    26. Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
    27. Governing body: means the body in which the general legislative powers of a municipality are vested, and in the case of counties means the legislative body of any county. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
    28. Governing body: means the legislative body of the creating municipality or municipalities. See Tennessee Code 7-69-102
    29. Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
    30. 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
    31. Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
    32. 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
    33. 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.
    34. 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
    35. Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
    36. Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
    37. Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
    38. Local governmental entity: means a governing body, board, commission, committee, department, or law enforcement agency of a municipality, county, or other political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 7-68-102
    39. 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
    40. Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
    41. Municipality: means any county, metropolitan government or incorporated city or town in this state with respect to which an authority may be organized. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
    42. Municipality: means any municipality or county incorporated or existing under the laws of Tennessee, or any combination of any municipality or county incorporated or existing under the laws of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-69-102
    43. 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.
    44. Official: means an agent, employee, member, or representative of a local governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 7-68-102
    45. 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.
    46. Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    47. Political subdivision: means any local governmental entity, including, but not limited to, any municipality, metropolitan government, county, utility district, school district, public building authority, and development district created and existing pursuant to the laws of this state, or any instrumentality of government created by any one (1) or more of the named local governmental entities. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102
    48. Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
    49. Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
    50. Project: means any building, sports complex, stadium, arena, sports and recreational facility, or any other structure or facility constructed, leased, equipped, renovated or acquired for any of the purposes set forth in this chapter, and also includes, but is not limited to, roads, streets, highways, curbs, bridges, flood control facilities, and utility services, such as water, sanitary sewer, electricity, gas and natural gas, and telecommunications that are constructed, leased, equipped, renovated or acquired as a supporting system or facility for any of the purposes set forth in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
    51. Project: means any facilities or group of facilities to be owned or controlled (either through ownership, lease or an easement) by the authority or other governmental entity and that is available for use by the public including, without limitation, visitor centers, recreational facilities such as greenways and trails, and other governmentally-owned tourist attractions. See Tennessee Code 7-69-102
    52. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    53. Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
    54. Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
    55. Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
    56. Qualified alien: means :

      1. A qualified alien as defined by 8 U. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102
      2. Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
      3. Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
      4. 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
      5. 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
      6. 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).
      7. 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
      8. revenue bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of an authority issued pursuant to this chapter, or pursuant to any other law, as supplemented by, or in conjunction with, this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
      9. 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
      10. Sanctuary policy: means any directive, order, ordinance, resolution, practice, or policy, whether formally enacted, informally adopted, or otherwise effectuated, that:

        1. Limits or prohibits any local governmental entity or official from communicating or cooperating with federal agencies or officials to verify or report the immigration status of any alien. See Tennessee Code 7-68-102
        2. SAVE program: means the systematic alien verification for entitlements program created pursuant to the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (8 U. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102
        3. SEVIS system: means the student and exchange visitor information system created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102
        4. 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
        5. Sports and recreational facilities: means and includes facilities for any and all types of sports and recreational pursuits, including, but not limited to, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and field meets, swimming and diving meets, and any and all other sports, games, events or exhibitions that add to the recreational enrichment of the community. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
        6. sports authority: means any public corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
        7. State: means the state of Tennessee and, unless otherwise indicated by the context, any agency, authority, branch, bureau, commission, corporation, department or instrumentality of the state, now or hereafter existing. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
        8. 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
        9. Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
        10. Testify: Answer questions in court.
        11. Tourism: means the planning and conducting of programs of information and publicity designed to attract tourists, visitors and other interested persons from outside the area of the municipality or municipalities creating the authority and also encouraging and coordinating the efforts of other public and private organizations or groups of citizens to publicize the facilities and attractions of the area, and shall also include the acquisition, construction, and remodeling of facilities useful in the attraction and promoting of tourists, conventions, and recreational business. See Tennessee Code 7-69-102
        12. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
        13. Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
        14. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        15. Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
        16. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        17. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105