§ 62-27-101 Short Title
§ 62-27-102 Chapter Definitions
§ 62-27-103 Minimum Requirements for Polygraph Machines
§ 62-27-104 [reserved.]
§ 62-27-106 License Requirement
§ 62-27-107 Qualifications for License
§ 62-27-108 License Applications
§ 62-27-109 Reciprocity — Service of Process on Nonresidents
§ 62-27-110 [reserved.]
§ 62-27-112 Fees — Rules and Regulations
§ 62-27-113 Display of License
§ 62-27-114 Notice of Change of Business Address
§ 62-27-115 Expiration and Renewal of Licenses
§ 62-27-116 Valid License Prerequisite to Court Claim
§ 62-27-117 Grounds for License Refusal, Revocation or Suspension
§ 62-27-118 Review of License Refusals, Revocations or Suspensions — Appellate Review
§ 62-27-119 Violation of Chapter by Polygraph Examiner or Intern
§ 62-27-122 Enjoining of Violation of Chapter
§ 62-27-123 Violations — Penalties
§ 62-27-124 Recordkeeping — Confidentiality
§ 62-27-125 Protection of Rights of Examinee
§ 62-27-126 Recording of Examinations
§ 62-27-127 Frequency of Exams by an Examiner
§ 62-27-128 Employer Action Based on Polygraph Exam
§ 62-27-129 Continuing Education Requirements
§ 62-27-105 Rules and Regulations — Assistance
§ 62-27-111 Internship

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 62 > Chapter 27 - Polygraph Examiners Act

  • 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 any municipality or county. See Tennessee Code 38-8-301
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Antique firearm: means :
    1. Any firearm, including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system, manufactured in or before the year 1898. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    2. Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
    3. Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    4. 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
    5. Benefit: means anything reasonably regarded as economic gain, enhancement or advantage, including benefit to any other person in whose welfare the beneficiary is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    6. Bodily injury: includes a cut, abrasion, bruise, burn or disfigurement, and physical pain or temporary illness or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    7. 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
    8. Coercion: means a threat, however communicated, to:
      1. Commit any offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      2. Commission: means the private investigation and polygraph commission, created by § 62-26-301. See Tennessee Code 62-27-102
      3. 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.
      4. Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      5. Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      6. 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.
      7. Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
      8. Criminal negligence: refers to a person who acts with criminal negligence with respect to the circumstances surrounding that person's conduct or the result of that conduct when the person ought to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      9. Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
      10. Deception: means that a person knowingly:
        1. Creates or reinforces a false impression by words or conduct, including false impressions of fact, law, value or intention or other state of mind that the person does not believe to be true. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        2. Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
        3. Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
        4. Defendant: means a person accused of an offense under this title and includes any person who aids or abets the commission of such offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        5. Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
        6. 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
        7. 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.
        8. 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.
        9. Government: means the state or any political subdivision of the state, and includes any branch or agency of the state, a county, municipality or other political subdivision. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        10. Harm: means anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage or injury, including harm to another person in whose welfare the person affected is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        11. 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
        12. Internship: means the study of polygraph techniques and of the administration of polygraph techniques by a trainee, referred to as an "intern" in this chapter, under the personal supervision and control of a local licensed polygraph examiner in accordance with a course of study prescribed by the commission at the commencement of the internship. See Tennessee Code 62-27-102
        13. Jail: includes workhouse and "workhouse" includes jail, whenever the context so requires or will permit. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        14. 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.
        15. Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
        16. Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        17. Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        18. Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
        19. Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        20. Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
        21. Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
        22. Owner: means a person, other than the defendant, who has possession of or any interest other than a mortgage, deed of trust or security interest in property, even though that possession or interest is unlawful and without whose consent the defendant has no authority to exert control over the property. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        23. 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.
        24. Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        25. Person: means any natural person, firm, association, copartnership or corporation. See Tennessee Code 62-27-102
        26. Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
        27. Police officer: means police officer as defined by law. See Tennessee Code 38-8-301
        28. Polygraph examiner: means any person who purports to be able to detect deception or verify truth of statements through instrumentation or by means of a mechanical device. See Tennessee Code 62-27-102
        29. Property: means anything of value, including, but not limited to, money, real estate, tangible or intangible personal property, including anything severed from land, library material, contract rights, choses-in-action, interests in or claims to wealth, credit, admission or transportation tickets, captured or domestic animals, food and drink, electric or other power. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        30. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        31. Public place: means a place to which the public or a group of persons has access and includes, but is not limited to, highways, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, places of business, playgrounds and hallways, lobbies and other portions of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        32. Public servant: means :
          1. Any public officer or employee of the state or of any political subdivision of the state or of any governmental instrumentality within the state including, but not limited to, law enforcement officers. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
          2. 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
          3. Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
          4. Sentencing guidelines: A set of rules and principles established by the United States Sentencing Commission that trial judges use to determine the sentence for a convicted defendant. Source: U.S. Courts
          5. Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that involves:
            1. A substantial risk of death. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
            2. Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
            3. Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television, entertainment subscription service or other public services, accommodations in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admissions to exhibitions, use of vehicles or other movable property, and any other activity or product considered in the ordinary course of business to be a service, regardless of whether it is listed in this subdivision (a)(37) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
            4. 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
            5. Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
            6. Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
            7. Subscription: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            8. Testify: Answer questions in court.
            9. Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
            10. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
            11. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            12. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            13. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105