Part 1 General Provisions 4-5-101 – 4-5-108
Part 2 Rulemaking and Publications 4-5-201 – 4-5-231
Part 3 Contested Cases 4-5-301 – 4-5-325
Part 4 Regulatory Flexibility Act of 2007 4-5-401 – 4-5-404
Part 5 Right to Earn a Living Act 4-5-501 – 4-5-502

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 4 > Chapter 5

  • Access: means that a provider is capable of providing cable service or video service at the household address regardless of whether any customer has ordered service or whether the owner or landlord or other responsible person has granted access to the household. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrative judge: means an agency member, agency employee or employee or official of the office of the secretary of state, licensed to practice law and authorized by law to conduct contested case proceedings pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
  • 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 each state board, commission, committee, department, officer, or any other unit of state government authorized or required by any statute or constitutional provision to make rules or to determine contested cases. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
  • 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

    • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
    • 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.
    • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
    • 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.
    • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
    • 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.
    • Artifacts: means all relics, specimens or objects of an historical, prehistorical, archaeological or anthropological nature which may be found above or below the surface of the earth, and which have scientific or historic value as objects of antiquity, as aboriginal relics, or as archaeological specimens. See Tennessee Code 11-6-102
    • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
    • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
    • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority, a public agency, created by title 4, chapter 31, or its successor. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
    • Authorized shares: means the shares of all classes a domestic or foreign corporation is authorized to issue. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
    • Auxiliary intake: means any piping connection or other device whereby water may be secured from a source other than that normally used. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
    • Average daily balance: means the sum of the average daily demand deposits, the average daily time deposits, and the average daily savings deposits of public depositors held during the calendar month immediately preceding the current month. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
    • Average monthly balance: means the average monthly balance of public deposits held by the depository during any twelve (12) calendar months. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
    • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
    • Beneficial shareholder: means the person who is a beneficial owner of shares held by a nominee as the record shareholder. See Tennessee Code 48-23-101
    • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
    • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
    • Board: means the underground storage tanks and solid waste disposal control board as established by §. See Tennessee Code 68-212-303
    • Board: means the governing body of the Tennessee heritage conservation trust fund. See Tennessee Code 11-7-102
    • Board: means the Ocoee River recreation and economic development fund board created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 11-8-102
    • Board: means the underground storage tanks and solid waste disposal control board created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
    • Board: means the board of trustees of an authority. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
    • Board: means the collateral pool board created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
    • board of directors: means the governing board of a corporation, whether denominated the board of directors or otherwise, except that no person or group of persons is the board of directors because of powers delegated to that person or group pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
    • Burial grounds: means a place used for or to be used for human burials. See Tennessee Code 11-6-102
    • Business: includes every trade, occupation, profession, investment activity and other lawful purpose for gain or the preservation of assets whether or not carried on for profits. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
    • By-pass: means any system of piping or other arrangement whereby the water may be diverted around any part or portion of a water purification plant. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
    • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules (other than the charter) adopted pursuant to chapters 51-68 of this title for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
    • Cable service: means :

      • (A) The one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming or other programming service. See Tennessee Code 7-59-201

      • Cable service: has the meaning set forth in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
      • Cable service provider: means a provider of cable service. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
      • Cable system: means a facility consisting of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signal generation, reception, and control equipment that is designed to provide cable service that includes video programming and that is provided to multiple subscribers within a community. See Tennessee Code 7-59-201
      • Cable system: has the meaning set forth in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
      • Chambers: A judge's office.
      • Charter: includes amended and restated charters and articles of merger. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
      • Chief administrative officer of the county highway department: means the officer or entity having the general control and authority over the county highway department in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 5-12-202
      • chief legislative body: means the county legislative body. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
      • Class: when used with reference to membership interests, means a category of membership interests that differs in one (1) or more rights or preferences from another category of membership interests of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
      • 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
      • Code: means any published compilation of rules and regulations that has been prepared by technical trade associations or model code organizations regulating building construction, plumbing and gas installation, fire prevention, any portion of such rules, or any amendment of such rules. See Tennessee Code 5-20-101
      • Collateral pool: means an arrangement whereby the repayment of public deposits deposited with any qualified public depository is secured through the sum total of eligible collateral pledged by all qualified public depositories, and contingent liability agreements as provided by the collateral pool board. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-212-303
      • commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-212-501
      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's authorized agent. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 11-8-102
      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation, the commissioner's authorized representatives, or in the event of the commissioner's absence or a vacancy in the commissioner's office, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
      • 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.
      • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      • Confirmation of good standing: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that at the time such confirmation is issued an LLC or a foreign LLC is current on all taxes and penalties to the satisfaction of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Conservation easement: means a conservation easement as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 11-10-101
      • Conservation easement: means a conservation easement as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 11-13-102
      • Construction: means the erection, building, acquisition, alteration, reconstruction, improvement or extension of sewage treatment works, preliminary planning to determine the economic and engineering feasibility of sewage treatment works, the engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal and economic investigations and studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures, and other action necessary in the construction of sewage treatment works, and the inspection and supervision of the construction of sewage treatment works. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
      • Contested case: means a proceeding, including a declaratory proceeding, in which the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party are required by any statute or constitutional provision to be determined by an agency after an opportunity for a hearing. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
      • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
      • Corporation: means the issuer of the shares held by a dissenter before the corporate action, and, for purposes of §§. See Tennessee Code 48-23-101
      • 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: means any county or any metropolitan form of government in this state having a population of two hundred thousand (200,000) or more, according to the 1980 federal census or any subsequent federal census, that by resolution has made the findings and determinations required by §. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
      • County governing body: means that body in a particular county that is vested with the power to levy property taxes. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
      • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Court: includes every court and judge having jurisdiction in the case. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Creating municipality: means any city or metropolitan government having a population of not less than two hundred thousand (200,000), according to the 1970 federal census or any subsequent federal census, or any county in which any such city shall be situated, that shall create an authority pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
      • Cross connection: means any physical connection whereby a potable water supply system is connected with any other water supply system, whether public or private, either inside or outside of any building or buildings, in such manner that a flow of water into the potable water supply is possible, either through the manipulation of valves or because of ineffective check or back pressure valves. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
      • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
      • Date of foreclosure: means the date on which the holder obtains legal or equitable title or possession to the site, vessel or facility pursuant to or incident to foreclosure. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
      • Days: means calendar days. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
      • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
      • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
      • delivery: means any method of delivery used in conventional commercial practice, including delivery by hand, mail, commercial delivery, and, if authorized in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
      • Department: means the Tennessee public utility commission. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
      • Department: means the department of environment and conservation through its executive officer, the commissioner of environment and conservation, or the commissioner's legally designated representative. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
      • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
      • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
      • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 11-8-102
      • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
      • Deposit insurance: means the insurance provided by the federal deposit insurance corporation. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
      • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
      • Depository pledge agreement: means the contract between the state treasurer, a qualified public depository, and a trustee custodian providing for the pledge and deposit of collateral, and other provisions determined by the state treasurer. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
      • Development fund: means the Ocoee River recreation and economic development fund. See Tennessee Code 11-8-102
      • Devise: To gift property by will.
      • Directors: means natural persons, designated in the charter or bylaws or elected or appointed by the incorporators, and their successors and natural persons elected or appointed to act as members of the board, irrespective of the names or titles by which such persons are described. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
      • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
      • Dissenter: means a shareholder who is entitled to dissent from corporate action under §. See Tennessee Code 48-23-101
      • Dissolution: means that the LLC has incurred an event under §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property (except its own membership interests) with or without consideration, or an incurrence or issuance of indebtedness, (whether directly or indirectly, including through a guaranty) by an LLC to or for the benefit of any of its members in respect of membership interests. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
      • Document: means :

        • (A) Any tangible medium on which information is inscribed, and includes any writing or written instrument. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

        • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to the Tennessee Business Corporation Act, compiled in chapters 11-27 of this title, as amended. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
        • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
        • Eligible collateral: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
        • Eligible project: means a project for construction of sewage treatment works:

          • (A) For which approval is required under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201

          • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
          • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
          • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
          • Entity: includes the following, whether foreign or domestic: LLCs. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
          • Entry regulation: means :

            • (A) Any rule promulgated by a licensing authority for the purpose of regulating an occupational or professional group, including, but not limited to, any rule prescribing qualifications or requirements for a person's entry into, or continued participation in, any business, trade, profession, or occupation in this state. See Tennessee Code 4-5-501

            • 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
            • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
            • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
            • 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.
            • Excavation: means digging below the surface of the earth or water by hand or with mechanical equipment for the purpose of recovering artifacts, archaeological data, human remains or burial objects. See Tennessee Code 11-6-102
            • Executive officer: means the mayor, county mayor, or other chief executive officer of any creating or participating municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
            • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Facility: means :

              • (A) Any building, structure, installation, equipment, pipe or pipeline (including any pipe into a sewer or publicly owned treatment works), well, pit, pond, lagoon, impoundment, ditch, landfill, storage container, motor vehicle, rolling stock, or aircraft. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401

              • Fair consideration: means the value of the security interest when calculated as an amount equal to or in excess of the sum of the outstanding principal (or comparable amount in the case of a lease that constitutes a security interest) owed to the holder immediately preceding the acquisition of full title (or possession in the case of property subject to a lease financing transaction) pursuant to foreclosure and its equivalents, plus any unpaid interest, rent or penalties (whether arising before or after foreclosure and its equivalents), plus all reasonable and necessary costs, fees, or other charges incurred by the holder incident to work out, foreclosure and its equivalents, retention, maintaining the business activities of the enterprise, preserving, protecting and preparing the site, vessel or facility prior to sale, re-lease of property held pursuant to a lease financing transaction (whether by a new lease financing transaction or substitution of the lessee) or other disposition, plus response costs incurred under applicable federal, state or local environmental cleanup laws or regulations, or at the direction of an on-scene coordinator, less any amounts received by the holder in connection with a partial disposition of the property, net revenues received as a result of maintaining the business activities of the enterprise, and any amounts paid by the borrower subsequent to the acquisition of full title (or possession in the case of properties subject to lease financing transactions) pursuant to foreclosure and its equivalents. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
              • 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.
              • Federal government: includes the United States or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
              • Federal law: means the Mortgage Subsidy Bond Tax Act of 1980 (26 U. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
              • Federal pollution abatement assistance: means funds available to a municipality, either directly or through allocation by the state, from the federal government as grants for construction of sewage treatment works. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
              • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
              • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
              • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
              • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
              • Field archaeology: means the study of the traces of human culture at any land or water site by means of photographing, mapping, surveying, digging, sampling, excavating and removing artifacts or other archaeological material, or going on a site with that intent. See Tennessee Code 11-6-102
              • 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.
              • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
              • 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
              • foreclosure and its equivalents: means purchase at foreclosure sale, acquisition or assignment of title in lieu of foreclosure, termination of a lease or other repossession, acquisition of a right to title or possession, an agreement in satisfaction of the obligation, or any other formal or informal manner (whether pursuant to law or under warranties, covenants, conditions, representations or promises from the borrower) by which the holder acquires title to or possession of the secured property. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
              • Foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit incorporated under a law other than the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
              • Franchise: means an initial authorization or renewal of an authorization issued by a franchising authority, whether such authorization is designated as a franchise, permit, license, resolution, contract, certificate, agreement, or otherwise, that authorizes the construction or operation of a cable system. See Tennessee Code 7-59-201
              • Franchise: has the meaning set forth in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
              • Franchise area: means , with respect to a large telecommunications provider that is a holder of a state-issued certificate of franchise authority, the aggregate geographic area containing its basic local exchange wire-line telephone service areas within the state. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
              • Franchise authority: means "franchising authority" as set forth in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
              • Franchising authority: means any governmental entity empowered by federal, state, or local law to grant a franchise. See Tennessee Code 7-59-201
              • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
              • fund: means the fund created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
              • Garbage and rubbish collection service: means and includes all operations of all manpower and equipment, whether employed or owned by the county or by some other entity, public or private, with which the county may choose to contract, for the gathering, removal and transporting of refuse produced by the area to be served. See Tennessee Code 5-19-102
              • Garbage and rubbish disposal service: means and includes all composting or other processing plants, incinerators, sanitary landfills and all other sites or facilities for the receiving, processing and getting rid of collected refuse, whether publicly or privately owned or operated, or both. See Tennessee Code 5-19-102
              • General services district: means a service district within a metropolitan government whose geographical limits are coextensive with the total area in which the government functions. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
              • 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 county legislative body, board of commissioners, county council, or other body in which the general legislative powers of a county are vested. See Tennessee Code 5-20-101
              • Governing body: means the chief legislative body of any creating or participating municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
              • Governing body: means the board of governors in the case of a board-managed LLC, the members in the case of a member-managed LLC, and the board of directors in the case of a corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
              • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
              • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
              • Gross revenues: means :

                • (A) With respect to a holder of a state-issued certificate of franchise authority, all revenues received from subscribers in the applicable municipality or unincorporated county area for providing cable or video services, and all revenues received from nonsubscribers in the applicable municipality or unincorporated county area for advertising services and as commissions from home shopping services, as allocated pursuant to subdivision (11)(B). See Tennessee Code 7-59-303

                • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
                • 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.
                • Hearing officer: means an agency member, agency employee or employee or official of the office of the secretary of state, not licensed to practice law, and authorized by law to conduct a contested case proceeding pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                • 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
                • Holder: is a person who maintains indicia of ownership primarily to protect a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                • Holder: includes the initial holder or purchaser (such as a loan originator), any subsequent holder (such as a successor-in-interest or subsequent purchaser of the security interest on the secondary market), any subsequent assignee, transferee or purchaser from a holder, guarantor of an obligation, surety or any other person who holds ownership who acts on behalf of or for the benefit of a holder. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                • Home: means residential housing, including real property and improvements on real property, consisting of one (1) or more dwelling units, including, but not limited to, condominium units, owned by one (1) person or family of lower or moderate income that occupies or intends to occupy one (1) of such units. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                • hospital authority: means a public body and a body corporate and public organized in accordance with this chapter for the purposes, with the powers, and subject to the restrictions set forth in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                • hospital project: means and includes any one (1) or more hospitals and related facilities, including, but not limited to, land and interests in land, facilities and equipment for the treatment of all classes of patients, laboratories, clinics, treatment centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, dormitories, training facilities for medical students, doctors, nurses and all other medical or paramedical personnel, administration and office buildings, garages, parking lots and such other structures, facilities and improvements necessary or convenient to the development and maintenance of hospitals, and for the provision of health care. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                • Household: means an apartment, a house, a mobile home, or any other structure or part of a structure intended for residential occupancy as separate living quarters. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                • Housing for lower and moderate income persons and families: means modest housing that is decent, safe, sanitary and adequate for the needs of the size of the family within sales price limits that do not exceed the sales price limits established and published by the Tennessee housing development agency for each county or metropolitan government having a population of two hundred thousand (200,000) or more by the 1980 federal census or any subsequent federal census. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                • Human remains: means the bodies of deceased persons, in whatever stage of decomposition, including, but not limited to, skeletal remains, mummies, or body parts. See Tennessee Code 11-6-102
                • Incumbent cable service provider: means any cable service provider who provided cable service in a municipality or in an unincorporated area of a county on July 1, 2008, under a franchise whether or not the franchise had expired on July 1, 2008. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                • 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
                • Indicia of ownership: means evidence of a security interest, evidence of an interest in a security interest, or evidence of an interest in real or personal property securing a loan or other obligation, including any legal or equitable title to real or personal property acquired incident to foreclosure and its equivalents. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                • Indicia of ownership: means evidence of a security interest, evidence of an interest in a security interest, or evidence of an interest in real or personal property securing a loan or other obligations, including any legal or equitable title to real or personal property acquired incident to foreclosure and its equivalents. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                • Individual: includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
                • Interconnection: means any system of piping or other arrangement whereby a potable water supply is connected directly with a sewer, drain, conduit or other device which does or may carry sewage or other liquid or waste which would be capable of imparting contamination to the potable water supply. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                • Interest: means interest from the effective date of the corporate action that gave rise to the shareholder's right to dissent until the date of payment, at the average auction rate paid on United States treasury bills with a maturity of six (6) months (or the closest maturity thereto) as of the auction date for such treasury bills closest to such effective date. See Tennessee Code 48-23-101
                • Interest: means either or both of the following rights under the organic law of an unincorporated entity:

                  • (A) The right to receive distributions from the entity either in the ordinary course or upon liquidation. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

                  • 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
                  • internal management: means the administration of an agency's internal operations for the purpose of facilitating operational effectiveness and efficiency. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
                  • 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.
                  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
                  • Land: includes , but is not limited to, roads, water, watercourses, private ways and buildings, structures and machinery or equipment thereon when attached to the realty. See Tennessee Code 11-10-101
                  • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • Large telecommunications provider: means a cable or video service provider using telecommunications facilities to provide cable or video service that, as of January 1, 2008, directly or through any subsidiary or affiliate, had more than one million (1,000,000) telecommunications access lines in this state. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                  • 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
                  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
                  • Legacy pension plan: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system that is established in title 8, chapters 34 - 37, excluding the Hybrid Retirement Plan for State Employees and Teachers, compiled in title 8, chapter 36, part 9. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1101
                  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
                  • Lending institution: means any bank, trust company, savings bank, national banking association, federal national mortgage association approved mortgage banker, savings and loan association, building and loan association, credit union, mortgage banker or other financial institution or governmental agency that customarily provides service or otherwise aids in the financing of mortgages on residential housing in the state or any holding company for any of the lending institutions and that is located in the state. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
                  • License: includes the whole or part of any agency, permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                  • Licensing: includes the agency process respecting the grant, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, withdrawal or amendment of a license. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                  • Licensing authority: means any state regulatory board, commission, council, or committee in the executive branch of state government established by statute or rule that issues any license, certificate, registration, certification, permit, or other similar document for the purpose of entry into, or regulation of, any occupational or professional group. See Tennessee Code 4-5-501
                  • 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.
                  • Long-term debt: means debt payable after June 30 of the fiscal year, for which the budget is applicable. See Tennessee Code 5-12-202
                  • Loss: includes , but is not limited to:

                    • (A) The principal amount of the public deposit. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502

                    • Majority vote: means with respect to a vote of the members, if voting on a per capita basis, a majority in number of the members entitled to vote on a specific matter, or if the voting is determined otherwise, a majority of the voting interest (which may be expressed as a percentage) entitled to vote on a specific matter, and with respect to a vote of the governors, a majority in number of the governors entitled to vote on a specific matter. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                    • Member: means a person reflected in the required records of an LLC as the owner of some governance rights of a membership interest of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                    • 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
                    • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. 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
                    • Month: means the time from any day of any month to the corresponding day of the succeeding month, if any, and if none, the last day of the succeeding month. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                    • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
                    • Municipality: means any county, town or city, or special district empowered to provide municipal sewage collection and treatment services, or any combination of two (2) or more of the foregoing acting jointly, in connection with an eligible project. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                    • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
                    • National Register: means that listing of the state's historic, archaeological, architectural, cultural, and environmental resources as nominated by the state liaison officer and which is kept by the national park service, the United States department of the interior, pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, Pub. See Tennessee Code 11-15-102
                    • 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.
                    • Nonprofit organization: means an entity that is exempt from federal income taxation under § 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, codified in 26 U. See Tennessee Code 11-7-102
                    • Nonprofit organization: means an entity that is exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to § 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, (26 U. See Tennessee Code 11-8-102
                    • notes: means the bonds and notes respectively authorized to be issued by counties under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                    • Notification form: means the petroleum underground storage tank notification form completed by the owner for the petroleum underground storage tanks at each facility and required by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                    • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                    • 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.
                    • obligor: is a person whose site, vessel or facility is encumbered by a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                    • obligor: means a person whose petroleum underground storage tank or UST system is encumbered by a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                    • Occurrence: means the discovery of environmental contamination at a specific time and date, due to the release of petroleum products from petroleum underground storage tanks. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                    • Ocoee River management zone: means the area of land managed by the department in accordance with agreements with the Tennessee Valley authority and U. See Tennessee Code 11-8-102
                    • Ocoee River recreation fee: means the fee deposited in the development fund pursuant to the issuance of a permit as authorized in §. See Tennessee Code 11-8-102
                    • Operation: means the use, storage, filling or dispensing of petroleum contained in a petroleum underground storage tank or a UST system. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                    • Operator: means any person in control of, or having responsibility for, the daily operation of the petroleum underground storage tank. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                    • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
                    • Order: means an agency action of particular applicability that determines the legal rights, duties, privileges, immunities or other legal interests of a specific person or persons. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                    • Ordinance: means any ordinance adopted by governing bodies pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                    • Original bill: A bill which is drafted by a committee. It is introduced by the committee or subcommittee chairman after the committee votes to report it.
                    • Other governing body: means only that body having the taxing authority. See Tennessee Code 5-16-101
                    • Other governing body: means only that body having the taxing authority. See Tennessee Code 5-19-102
                    • Owner: includes , but is not limited to, tenant, lessee, occupant or person in control of the premises. See Tennessee Code 11-10-101
                    • Owner: means :

                      • (A) For petroleum storage tanks in use or brought into use on or after November 8, 1984, any person who owns a petroleum underground storage tank used for the storage, use, or dispensing of petroleum products. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103

                      • Owners: means members in the case of an LLC, shareholders in the case of a corporation, partners in the case of general or limited partnerships and the equivalent with respect to other entities. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                      • participate in the management: means actual participation in the management or operational affairs by the holder of the security interest and does not include the mere capacity, or ability to influence, or the unexercised right to control a site, vessel or facility operations. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                      • Participating municipality: means any city, town or county, which city, town or county, pursuant to a resolution of its governing body and an agreement with the creating municipality, shall have sold, leased, dedicated, donated or otherwise conveyed its hospitals to the authority for operation by the authority in order to make such hospital an operational part of its health care system. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                      • 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.
                      • Party: means each person or agency named or admitted as a party, or properly seeking and entitled as of right to be admitted as a party. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                      • Person: means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm or association and any municipal or private corporation organized or existing under the laws of this or any other state or country. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                      • Person: means any and all persons, including individuals, firms, partnerships, associations, public or private institutions, state and federal agencies, municipalities or political subdivisions, or officers thereof, departments, agencies or instrumentalities, or public or private corporations or officers thereof, organized or existing under the laws of this or any other state or country. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                      • Person: includes individual and entity. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                      • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision, or public or private organization of any character, including another agency. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                      • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                      • Persons and families of low and moderate income: means persons and families, regardless of race, creed, national origin, age or sex, deemed to require such assistance as is made available by this chapter with the income limits established for each county by the governing body of such county, except that the income limits cannot exceed the income limits set by the Tennessee housing development agency for its programs. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                      • Petroleum: means crude oil or any fraction of crude oil which is a liquid at standard temperature and pressure (sixty degrees Fahrenheit (60° F) and fourteen and seven tenths pounds per square inch (14. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                      • Petroleum site: means any site or area where a petroleum underground storage tank is located. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                      • Petroleum underground storage tank: means any one (1) or combination of tanks (including the underground lines connected thereto) which are used or have been used to contain an accumulation of petroleum substances, and the volume of which (including the volume of the underground pipes connected thereto) is ten percent (10%) or more beneath the surface of the ground. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                      • Petroleum underground storage tank fund: means the fund established by this chapter to provide for the cleanup of releases from petroleum underground storage tanks and assist with the financial responsibilities of owners/operators of petroleum underground storage tanks. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                      • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
                      • 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.
                      • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
                      • Policy: means any statement, document, or guideline prepared or issued by any agency pursuant to its delegated authority that merely defines or explains the meaning of a statute or a rule. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                      • Potable water supply: means any public or other water supply, the quality of which is approved by the department for human consumption. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                      • 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.
                      • 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.
                      • Primarily to protect a security interest: means that the holder's indicia of ownership are held primarily for the purpose of securing payment or performance of an obligation, but does not include indicia of ownership held primarily for investment purposes, nor ownership indicia held primarily for purposes other than as a protection of a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                      • Primarily to protect a security interest: means that the holder's indicia of ownership are held primarily for the purpose of securing payment or performance of an obligation, but does not include indicia of ownership held primarily for investment purposes, nor ownership indicia held primarily for purposes other than as a protection of a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                      • Principal office: means the office (in or out of this state) so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                      • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
                      • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
                      • Proceeding: includes civil suit and criminal, administrative, and investigatory action. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                      • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                      • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
                      • Public access area: means an area adjoining the river acquired by the state in fee simple. See Tennessee Code 11-13-102
                      • Public body: means the state, counties, municipalities, metropolitan governments, the historic commission of any state, county, municipal, or metropolitan government, and park or recreation authorities. See Tennessee Code 11-15-102
                      • Public deposit: means funds in which the entire beneficial interest is owned by a public depositor or funds held in the name of a public official of a public depositor charged with the duty to receive or administer funds and acting in such official's official capacity. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
                      • Public depositor: means the state of Tennessee, or any of its agencies, or any Tennessee county, Tennessee incorporated municipality and their political subdivisions, or any utility district organized under the laws of the state or any interstate compact to which the state is a party. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
                      • Public depository: means :

                        • (i) Any savings and loan association, or savings bank (collectively referred to as savings institutions), or any bank chartered by the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502

                        • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
                        • Public right-of-way: means the area on, along, below, or above a public roadway, highway, street, sidewalk, alley, bridge or waterway that is not private property. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                        • Public sewerage system: means the conduits, sewers, and all devices and appurtenances by means of which sewage is collected, pumped, treated or disposed of finally. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                        • Public use easement: means a public use easement as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 11-10-101
                        • Public use easement: means a perpetual right in land of less than fee simple which:

                          • (A) Obligates the grantor and the grantor's heirs and assigns to certain restrictions constituted to maintain and enhance the scenic qualities of those lands bordering the river. See Tennessee Code 11-13-102

                          • Public water supply: means any waterworks system as defined in subdivision (12), whether privately or publicly owned, where water is furnished to any community, collection or number of individuals for a fee or charge or any other waterworks system which, on account of the people who are or may be affected by the quality of the water, is classified as a public water supply by the department. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                          • Publication: means a posting of materials on the appropriate web site by the secretary of state that have been submitted in accordance with this chapter or any other information for which the secretary of state is responsible. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                          • Purposes of this chapter: means ameliorating the deterioration of counties by preserving and expanding employment opportunities in the construction and related industries and the tax base of counties by undertaking or assisting in the financing of home mortgages for persons and families of lower and moderate income. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                          • Qualified public depository: means any public depository that meets all of the requirements of this part and that has been authorized by the board to secure public deposits through the collateral pool. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
                          • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
                          • Rafting season: means the time period within a calendar year commencing on the date of the first release of water from the Ocoee River dams for recreational purposes by the Tennessee Valley Authority and concluding on the date of the last release of water from such dams for recreational purposes. See Tennessee Code 11-8-102
                          • 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
                          • Record date: means the date established under chapter 16 or 17 on which a corporation determines the identity of its shareholders for purposes of chapters 11-27 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                          • Record shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-23-101
                          • Recreational purposes: includes , but is not limited to, any one (1) or any combination of the following: hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, camping, picnicking, hiking, pleasure driving, nature study, water skiing, winter sports, and visiting, viewing or enjoying historical, archaeological, scenic or scientific sites, or otherwise using land for purposes of the user. See Tennessee Code 11-10-101
                          • Registered office: means the place in this state designated in the articles as the registered office of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                          • Release: means any spilling, overfilling, leaking, emitting, discharging, escaping, leaching or disposing of a petroleum substance from a petroleum underground storage tank or its associated piping into groundwater, surface water, or subsurface soils. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                          • 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.
                          • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
                          • repayable grants: means the loan or loans of state funds to a municipality to be repaid by the municipality excluding any federal pollution abatement assistance. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                          • 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
                          • Representative: means a governor, manager, employee or other agent of a foreign LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                          • Resolution: means any resolution adopted by governing bodies pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                          • Responsible party: means :

                            • (i) The owner and/or operator of a petroleum site. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103

                            • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
                            • River: means a flowing body of water or a section, portion or tributary thereof, including rivers, streams, creeks, branches, or small lakes. See Tennessee Code 11-13-102
                            • 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
                            • Road: means highway, hard-surface road, improved and unimproved dirt road. See Tennessee Code 11-13-102
                            • Rule: includes the establishment of a fee and the amendment or repeal of a prior rule. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                            • 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
                            • Scenic easement: means an easement in land which:

                              • (i) Is held for the benefit of the people of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 11-15-102

                              • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the bylaws or the board of directors has delegated responsibility under §. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                              • Secretary of state: means the person who holds the office of secretary of state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                              • Security interest: means an interest in a site, vessel or facility created or established for the purpose of securing a loan or other obligation. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                              • Security interest: includes , but is not limited to, mortgages, deeds of trust, liens and title pursuant to lease financing transaction. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                              • Series: means a category of membership interests, within a class of membership interests, that have some of the same rights and preferences as other membership interests within the same class, but that differ in one (1) or more rights and preferences from another category of membership interests within that class. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                              • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
                              • 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.
                              • Sewage: means all water-carried human and household wastes from residences, buildings, institutions or industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface, or storm water as may be present. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                              • Sewage treatment works: means any facility for the purpose of treating, neutralizing or stabilizing municipal sewage, including treatment or disposal plants, the necessary intercepting, outfall and outlet sewers, pumping stations integral to such plants or sewers, equipment and furnishings thereof and their appurtenances. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                              • Share: means the unit into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                              • Shareholder: means the record shareholder or the beneficial shareholder. See Tennessee Code 48-23-101
                              • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                              • signature: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a document:

                                • (A) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol to a document, and includes any manual, facsimile, or conformed signature. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

                                • 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
                                • Site: means any location of historic or prehistoric human activity such as, but not restricted to, mounds, forts, earthworks, burial grounds, structures, villages, mines, caves, shipwrecks, and all locations which are or may be sources of paleontological remains. See Tennessee Code 11-6-102
                                • Small business: means a business entity, including its affiliates, that employs fifty (50) or fewer full-time employees. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                • 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 68-215-103
                                • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                                • State employee: means any person who is a state official, including members of the general assembly, the attorney general and reporter, district attorneys general, state judges, and district public defenders, or any person who is employed in the service of and whose compensation is payable by the state, or any person who is employed by the state whose compensation is paid in whole or in part from federal or other funds. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1101
                                • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                                • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                                • Subsidiary: means a corporation more than fifty percent (50%) of whose outstanding voting shares are owned by its parent and/or the parent's other wholly-owned subsidiaries. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
                                • Surface collecting: means walking fields, stream banks, or other locations to look for and collect artifacts lying on the surface of the ground, or which are partially exposed on the surface of the ground, or which have been disturbed by plowing or natural processes of erosion. See Tennessee Code 11-6-102
                                • Tank: means a stationary device, designed to contain an accumulation of petroleum substances which is constructed primarily of non-earthen materials (e. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                • Tax clearance for termination or withdrawal: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that an LLC or a foreign LLC has filed all applicable reports, including, but not limited to, a final report, and has paid all fees, penalties and taxes as required by the revenue laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                • Tennessee Register: means that listing of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in Tennessee history, architecture, archaeology, and culture kept by the Tennessee historical commission pursuant to title 4, chapter 11, part 2. See Tennessee Code 11-15-102
                                • Termination: means the end of an LLC's existence as a legal entity and occurs when the articles of termination are filed with the secretary of state under §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                • Territorial waters: means the navigable waters of the state, and such other waters of the state as may be included within "lands beneath navigable waters" as defined in the federal Abandoned Shipwreck Act of 1987, compiled in 43 U. See Tennessee Code 11-6-102
                                • Testify: Answer questions in court.
                                • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                                • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
                                • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                                • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
                                • Trust fund: means the Tennessee heritage conservation trust fund. See Tennessee Code 11-7-102
                                • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                                • Trustee: means one (1) of the members of the board of an authority appointed in accordance with this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                • Trustee custodian: means a financial institution designated to hold eligible collateral on behalf of the state treasurer and a qualified public depository pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
                                • Trustees: means the five (5) trustees designated in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1101
                                • Unincorporated entity: means an organization or artificial legal person that either has a separate legal existence or has the power to acquire an estate in real property in its own name and that is not any of the following: a domestic or foreign business or nonprofit corporation, an estate, a trust, a state, the United States, or a foreign government. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                • United States: includes district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                • Urban services district: means a service district within a metropolitan government in which are furnished by the metropolitan government municipal services additional to those provided in the general services district. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
                                • Urban type public facilities: means and includes sanitary and storm sewer lines and facilities, plants for the collection, treatment and disposal of sewage and waste matter, facilities and plants for the incineration or other disposal of garbage, trash, ashes and other waste matter, or water supply and distribution lines, facilities and plants, chemical pipelines and docks, or all of these things, and fire protection and emergency medical services. See Tennessee Code 5-16-101
                                • User: means the owner, tenant or occupant of any lot or parcel of land connected to a sanitary sewer, or for which a sanitary sewer line is available if a municipality levies a sewer charge on the basis of such availability. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                                • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
                                • UST system: means an underground storage tank, connected underground piping, underground ancillary equipment and containment system, if any. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
                                • Vessel: means every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                                • Video programming: means programming provided by, or generally considered comparable to programming provided by, a television broadcast station or cable system. See Tennessee Code 7-59-201
                                • Video programming: means programming provided by, or generally considered comparable to programming provided by a television broadcast station, as set forth in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                • Video service: means the provision of video programming through wireline facilities located, at least in part, in the public rights-of-way without regard to delivery technology, including Internet protocol technology or any other technology. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                • Video service provider: means a provider of video service. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                • Voting group: means all shares of one (1) or more classes or series that under the charter or chapters 11-27 of this title are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                • Voting power: means the total number of votes entitled to be cast for the election of directors at the time the determination of voting power is made, excluding a vote which is contingent upon the happening of a condition or event that has not occurred at the time. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                                • Waterworks system: means the source of supply and all structures and appurtenances used for the collection, treatment, storage and distribution of water delivered to the consumers. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                • work out: refers to those actions by which a holder, at any time prior to foreclosure and its equivalents, seeks to prevent, cure, or mitigate a default by the borrower or obligor. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                                • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                • written: means any information in the form of a document. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105