§ 55-25-101 Short title
§ 55-25-102 Purpose
§ 55-25-103 Chapter definitions
§ 55-25-104 Disclosure of personal information prohibited
§ 55-25-105 Disclosure for safety, environmental, and federal compliance purposes. [Amendment contingent on funding by the federal selective service system. See the Compiler’s Notes.]
§ 55-25-106 Consent
§ 55-25-107 Disclosure for certain purposes
§ 55-25-109 Ascertainment of requesting party’s identity
§ 55-25-111 Rules and regulations
§ 55-25-112 Penalty for violations

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 55 > Chapter 25

  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of safety, the department of revenue and the county clerk's office when acting as an agent of these departments, or the duly authorized agents or contractors thereof, responsible to compile and maintain motor vehicle records. See Tennessee Code 55-25-103
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Disclose: means to engage in any practice or conduct to make available and make known personal information contained in a motor vehicle record about a person to any person, organization or entity, by any means of communication. See Tennessee Code 55-25-103
  • Driver: means :

    • (A) For purposes of a conventionally operated vehicle, every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Tennessee Code 55-8-101

    • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
    • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
    • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Express consent: means consent in writing, including consent conveyed electronically that bears an electronic signature as defined in 15 U. See Tennessee Code 55-25-103
    • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
    • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
    • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
    • 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.
    • Highly restricted personal information: means an individual's photograph or image, social security number, medical or disability information. See Tennessee Code 55-25-103
    • 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.
    • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
    • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
    • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
    • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
    • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
    • Motor vehicle: means every vehicle, including a low speed vehicle or a medium speed vehicle that is self-propelled, excluding electric scooters, electric bicycles as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 55-8-101
    • Motor vehicle record: means any records that pertain to a motor vehicle operator's or driver license or permit, motor vehicle registration, motor vehicle title, or identification document issued by a department of safety, or other state or local agency authorized to issue any of these forms of credentials. See Tennessee Code 55-25-103
    • Operator: means :

      • (A) For purposes of a conventionally operated vehicle, every person, other than a chauffeur, who drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway or who is exercising control over or steering a vehicle being towed by a motor vehicle. See Tennessee Code 55-8-101

      • Owner: means a person who holds the legal title of a vehicle, or in the event a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease thereof, with the right of purchase upon performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or in the event a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then the conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for the purpose of this chapter and chapter 10, parts 1-5 of this title. See Tennessee Code 55-8-101
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Person: means an individual, organization or entity, but does not include this state or an agency of this state. See Tennessee Code 55-25-103
      • Personal information: means information that identifies a person, including an individual's photograph, or computerized image, social security number, driver identification number, name, address excluding the five-digit zip code, telephone number, and medical or disability information, but does not include information on vehicular accidents, driving or equipment-related violations, and driver license or registration status. See Tennessee Code 55-25-103
      • Personal 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
      • 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.
      • Probate: Proving a will
      • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
      • Record: includes all books, papers, photographs, photostats, cards, films, tapes, recordings, electronic data, printouts or other documentary materials regardless of physical form or characteristics. See Tennessee Code 55-25-103
      • 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
      • 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
      • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
      • 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
      • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel. See Tennessee Code 55-8-101
      • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
      • Vehicle: means every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Tennessee Code 55-8-101
      • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105