Part 1 General Provisions 65-1-101 – 65-1-116

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 65 > Chapter 1 - Tennessee Public Utility Commission

  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • 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.
  • Material: means :
    1. Any picture, drawing, photograph, undeveloped film or film negative, motion picture film, videocassette tape or other pictorial representation. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1002
    2. Minor: means any person who has not reached eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1002
    3. Patently offensive: means that which goes substantially beyond customary limits of candor in describing or representing such matters. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1002
    4. Performance: means any play, motion picture, photograph, dance, or other visual representation that can be exhibited before an audience of one (1) or more persons. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1002
    5. 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
    6. Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    7. Promote: means to finance, produce, direct, manufacture, issue, publish, exhibit or advertise, or to offer or agree to do those things. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1002
    8. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    9. Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
    10. 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
    11. 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).
    12. Sexual activity: means any of the following acts:
      1. Vaginal, anal or oral intercourse, whether done with another person or an animal. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1002
      2. 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
      3. 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
      4. Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
      5. Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
      6. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      7. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      8. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105