§ 65-29-101 Short title
§ 65-29-102 Purpose of cooperatives — Nonprofit corporations
§ 65-29-103 Chapter definitions
§ 65-29-104 Powers
§ 65-29-105 Name — Conversion of existing corporations
§ 65-29-106 Incorporators
§ 65-29-107 Articles of incorporation
§ 65-29-108 Bylaws
§ 65-29-109 Members of cooperative — Meetings — Notice — Quorum — Votes
§ 65-29-110 Initiative by members
§ 65-29-111 Board of directors
§ 65-29-112 Officers
§ 65-29-113 Amendment of articles of incorporation — Certificate of change of principal office
§ 65-29-114 Consolidation
§ 65-29-115 Merger
§ 65-29-116 Effect of consolidation or merger
§ 65-29-117 Conversion of existing corporations
§ 65-29-118 Dissolution
§ 65-29-119 Filing of articles of incorporation, etc
§ 65-29-120 Filing fees
§ 65-29-121 Use of revenue
§ 65-29-122 Disposition of property — Authorized sources of indebtedness
§ 65-29-123 Nonliability of members for debts of cooperative
§ 65-29-124 Mortgages
§ 65-29-125 Exercise of eminent domain
§ 65-29-126 Waiver of notice
§ 65-29-127 Acknowledgments by officers, directors or members
§ 65-29-128 Foreign corporations
§ 65-29-129 No exemption from ad valorem taxes
§ 65-29-131 Securities act exemption
§ 65-29-132 Construction of chapter
§ 65-29-133 Cooperative elections — Criminal penalties
§ 65-29-134 Notice to cooperative members of merger

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 65 > Chapter 29

  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Animal: means any warm-blooded or cold-blooded animal or insect which is being used in food or fiber production, agriculture, research, testing, or education, including, but not limited to, hogs, equines, mules, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, rabbits, poultry, fish, and bees. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • Animal facility: means any vehicle, building, structure, pasture, paddock, pond, impoundment, or premises where an animal is kept, handled, housed, exhibited, bred, or offered for sale and any office, building, or structure where records or documents relating to an animal or to animal research, testing, production, or education are maintained. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • 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.
    • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
    • Articles of incorporation: as used in this chapter , includes the articles of conversion of a converted corporation. See Tennessee Code 65-29-117
    • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    • Attorney general: means the district attorneys general and their assistants. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Coercion: means a threat, however communicated, to:

      • (A) Commit any offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
      • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      • conduct: means to initiate, conclude, participate, negotiate, transport, conceal, or to aid or abet in such acts. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
      • Consent: means assent in fact, whether express or implied, by the owner or by a person legally authorized to act for the owner which is not:

        • (A) Induced by force, threat, false pretenses, or fraud. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802

        • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
        • 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.
        • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
        • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
        • 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
        • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
        • Deprive: means unlawfully to withhold from the owner, interfere with the possession of, free, or dispose of an animal or other property. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
        • Disrupt: means to engage in conduct that materially interferes with the operations of the animal facility in a manner such that the activities conducted by or in the facility are permanently or temporarily halted, compromised, delayed, harmed or impaired. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
        • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
        • Financial transaction: means a purchase, sale, loan, pledge, contract, gift, payment, and also includes a withdrawal, transmission of funds, transfer between accounts or deposit, of monetary or negotiable instruments, funds or an exchange of any other property, including, but not limited to, currency, precious metals, stones or jewelry, tickets, stamps or credit in a financial institution. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
        • 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.
        • Force: means compulsion by the use of physical power or violence and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
        • 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
        • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
        • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
        • Intentional: means that a person acts intentionally with respect to the nature of the conduct or to a result of the conduct when it is the person's conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
        • 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.
        • Knowing: means that a person acts knowingly with respect to the conduct or to circumstances surrounding the conduct when the person is aware of the nature of the conduct or that the circumstances exist. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:

          • (A) Maintain public order. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

          • 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
          • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
          • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
          • Member: means each incorporator of a cooperative and each person admitted to and retaining membership in the cooperative, and includes a husband and wife admitted to joint membership. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
          • Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
          • 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
          • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
          • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
          • 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
          • 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.
          • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Obtain: includes , but is not limited to, the taking, carrying away or the sale, conveyance or transfer of title to or interest in or possession of property, and includes, but is not limited to, conduct known as larceny, larceny by trick, larceny by conversion, embezzlement, extortion or obtaining property by false pretenses. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
          • Owner: means a person who has title to the property, lawful possession of the property, or a greater right to possession of the property than the actor. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
          • 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.
          • Person: means any individual, corporation, association, nonprofit corporation, joint-stock company, firm, trust, partnership, two (2) or more persons having a joint or common interest, or other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
          • 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
          • Person: includes any natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust, partnership, federal agency, state or political subdivision or agency thereof, or any body politic. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
          • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • 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.
          • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
          • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
          • Proceeds: includes gross profits from the commission of any specified unlawful activity, including property, real, personal or intangible of any kind, acquired or derived, directly or indirectly, from, produced through, realized through or caused by an act or omission. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
          • Property: means any real or personal property and includes any document, record, research data, paper, or computer storage medium. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
          • Property: means anything of value, and includes any interest in property, including any benefit, privilege, claim or right with respect to anything of value, whether real or personal, tangible or intangible. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
          • 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
          • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
          • Reckless: means that a person acts recklessly with respect to circumstances surrounding the conduct or the result of the conduct when the person is aware of, but consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
          • 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
          • 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
          • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
          • 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
          • Specified unlawful activity: means any act, including any preparatory or completed offense, committed for financial gain that is punishable as a felony under the laws of this state, or if the act occurred outside this state, would be punishable by confinement for more than one (1) year under the laws of the state in which it occurred. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
          • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
          • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
          • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
          • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
          • Telephone service: means any communication service whereby communication through the electric or electronic transmission of impulses by or through any media such as wireless technology, wires, cables, microwaves, radio waves, light waves or any combination of such media or any other future transmission technology which may become available to improve communication services, is the principal intended use thereof, and includes all telephone lines, facilities or systems used in the rendition of such service. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
          • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
          • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
          • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
          • 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