Part 1 Junkyard Control Act of 1967 54-20-101 – 54-20-124
Part 2 Automobile Graveyards 54-20-201 – 54-20-205

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 54 > Chapter 20

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Automobile graveyard: means any establishment or place of business that is maintained, used or operated for storing, keeping, buying, or selling wrecked, scrapped, ruined, or dismantled motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts. See Tennessee Code 54-20-103
  • Automobile graveyard: means any lot or place that is exposed to the weather and upon which more than five (5) motor vehicles of any kind, incapable of being operated, and that it would not be economically practical to make operative, are placed, located or found. See Tennessee Code 54-20-201
  • 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
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of transportation. See Tennessee Code 54-20-103
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of transportation. See Tennessee Code 54-20-103
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Junk: means old or scrap copper, brass, rope, rags, batteries, paper, trash, rubber, debris, waste, or junked, dismantled or wrecked automobiles, or parts of junked, dismantled or wrecked automobiles, iron, steel, and other old or scrap ferrous or nonferrous material. See Tennessee Code 54-20-103
  • Junkyard: includes scrap metal processors, used auto parts yards, yards providing temporary storage of automobile bodies or parts awaiting disposal as a normal part of the business operation, when the business will continually have like materials located on the premises, garbage dumps and sanitary landfills. See Tennessee Code 54-20-103
  • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Main traveled way: means the traveled way of a highway on which through traffic is carried. See Tennessee Code 54-20-103
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Primary system: means that portion of connected main highways, as officially designated, or as may hereafter be so designated, by the Tennessee department of transportation, and approved by the United States secretary of transportation, pursuant to title 23 of the United States Code. See Tennessee Code 54-20-103
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Recycling center: means an establishment, place of business, facility or building that is maintained, operated, or used for the storing, keeping, buying or selling of newspaper or used food or beverage containers for the purpose of converting those items into a usable product. See Tennessee Code 54-20-103
  • 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
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105