Part 1 Public Utilities 65-5-101 – 65-5-113
Part 2 Broadband Business Certainty Act of 2006 65-5-201 – 65-5-203
Part 3 Uniform Access, Competition, and Consumer Fairness Act of 2011 65-5-301 – 65-5-302

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 65 > Chapter 5 - Regulation of Rates

  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
    3. Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
    4. Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
    5. Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    6. broadband services: means any service that consists of or includes a high-speed access capability to transmit at a rate that is not less than two hundred kilobits per second (200 Kbps), either in the upstream or downstream direction and either:
      1. Is used to provide access to the Internet. See Tennessee Code 65-5-202
      2. Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      3. Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      4. Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
      5. Crime of violence: includes any degree of murder, voluntary manslaughter, aggravated rape, rape, rape of a child, especially aggravated rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, especially aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery, burglary, aggravated burglary, especially aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated kidnapping, carjacking, trafficking for commercial sex act, especially aggravated sexual exploitation, felony child abuse, and aggravated child abuse. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
      6. Deadly weapon: means :
        1. A firearm or anything manifestly designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        2. Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
        3. 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
        4. Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
        5. Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
        6. 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.
        7. Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
        8. 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
        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. Handgun: means any firearm with a barrel length of less than twelve inches (12") that is designed, made or adapted to be fired with one (1) hand. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        11. 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
        12. 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.
        13. 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.
        14. Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:
          1. Maintain public order. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
          2. Mental institution: means a mental health facility, mental hospital, sanitarium, psychiatric facility and any other facility that provides diagnoses by a licensed professional of an intellectual disability or mental illness, including, but not limited to, a psychiatric ward in a general hospital. See Tennessee Code 39-17-1301
          3. Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
          4. Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          5. Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
          6. Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
          7. 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
          8. Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
          9. 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
          10. Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
          11. 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
          12. Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
          13. 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
          14. Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
          15. Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
          16. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
          17. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          18. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          19. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105