Part 1 Uniform Unclaimed Property Act 66-29-101 – 66-29-184
Part 2 Abandoned Cultural Property Act 66-29-201 – 66-29-204
Part 3 Derelict or Abandoned Aircraft 66-29-301 – 66-29-306

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 66 > Chapter 29 - Abandoned or Unclaimed Property

  • Abandoned aircraft: means :

    1. An aircraft left in a wrecked, inoperative, or partially dismantled condition on a public-use airport. See Tennessee Code 66-29-301
    2. Abandoned cultural property: means cultural property meeting the following three (3) conditions:

      1. The property shall have been deposited with a museum, historical society, or similar not-for-profit institution for a period of at least twenty (20) years. See Tennessee Code 66-29-202
      2. 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.
      3. Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
      4. Age of majority: means eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      5. Airport authority: means an authority created pursuant to title 42, chapter 3, 4, or 5. See Tennessee Code 66-29-301
      6. Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
      7. Apparent owner: means a person whose name appears on the records of a holder as the owner of property held, issued, or owing by the holder. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
      8. 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.
      9. Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
      10. 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
      11. Board: means the board of parole. See Tennessee Code 40-28-102
      12. Business association: means a for-profit or nonprofit corporation, joint stock company, investment company other than an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
      13. 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
      14. Commissioner: means the commissioner of correction. See Tennessee Code 40-28-102
      15. Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      16. Cultural property: means any work of art, regardless of the medium. See Tennessee Code 66-29-202
      17. Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
      18. Department: means the department of correction. See Tennessee Code 40-28-102
      19. Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
      20. Domicile: means :

        1. For a corporation, the state of its incorporation. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        2. Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        3. Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
        4. Electronic mail: means any communication of information by electronic means that is automatically retained and stored and may be readily accessed or retrieved. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        5. Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
        6. 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
        7. Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
        8. 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.
        9. Financial organization: means a savings and loan association, building and loan association, savings bank, industrial bank, bank, banking organization, or credit union. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        10. Game-related digital content: means digital content that exists only in an electronic game or electronic-game platform. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        11. Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
        12. Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
        13. Holder: means a person obligated to hold for the account of, or to deliver or pay to, the owner of property that is subject to this part. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        14. Insurance company: means an insurer, not-for-profit hospital and medical corporation regulated under title 56, chapter 29, health maintenance organization, fraternal benefit society, or any person or entity required to obtain a certificate of authority or similar license from the department of commerce and insurance under title 56 in order to issue or enter into contracts of insurance in this state. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        15. Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
        16. Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
        17. 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
        18. Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
        19. Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
        20. Local government: means any metropolitan government, municipality, or county located in this state. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        21. Loyalty card: means a record given without direct monetary consideration under an award, reward, benefit, loyalty, incentive, rebate, or promotional program that may be used or redeemed only to obtain goods or services or a discount on goods or services. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        22. Military medal: means any decoration or award that may be presented or awarded to a member of the armed forces of the United States or national guard. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        23. Mineral: means gas, oil, coal, oil shale, other gaseous liquid or solid hydrocarbon, cement material, sand and gravel, road material, building stone, chemical raw material, gemstone, fissionable and nonfissionable ores, colloidal and other clay, steam and other geothermal resources, and any other substance defined as a mineral by any other law of this state. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        24. Mineral proceeds: includes an amount payable:

          For the acquisition and retention of a mineral lease, including, but not limited to, a bonus, royalty, compensatory royalty, shut-in royalty, minimum royalty, and delay rental. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102

        25. Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        26. Money order: means a payment order for a specified amount of money and includes, but is not limited to, an express money order and a personal money order on which the remitter is the purchaser. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        27. Municipal bond: means a bond of evidence of indebtedness issued by a municipality or other political subdivision of a state. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        28. Museum: means those museums and art galleries owned or operated by the state or any political subdivision of the state, and those museums, historical societies, and art galleries owned and operated by not-for-profit corporations. See Tennessee Code 66-29-202
        29. Net card value: means the original purchase price or original issued value of a stored-value card, plus amounts added to its original value and minus amounts used and any service charge, fee, or dormancy charge permitted by law. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        30. Non-freely transferable security: includes a worthless security. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        31. Notification: as used in this part , may include telephone, facsimile and internet communications. See Tennessee Code 40-28-102
        32. 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.
        33. Owner: includes :

          A depositor, for a deposit. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102

        34. Parole: means the release of a prisoner to the community by the board prior to the expiration of the prisoner's term subject to conditions imposed by the board and to supervision by the department, or when a court or other authority has issued a warrant against the prisoner and the board, in its discretion, has released the prisoner to answer the warrant of the court or authority. See Tennessee Code 40-28-102
        35. Payroll card: means a record that evidences a payroll card account, as that term is defined in 12 C. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        36. Person: means an individual, estate, business association, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, instrumentality, or other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        37. 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
        38. Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
        39. Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
        40. Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
        41. Property: means tangible property described in §. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        42. Public-use airport: is a n airport owned or controlled by an airport authority. See Tennessee Code 66-29-301
        43. Putative holder: means a person believed by the treasurer to be a holder, until the person pays or delivers to the treasurer property subject to this part or until a final determination is made that the person is a holder. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        44. 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
        45. Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        46. Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
        47. 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).
        48. Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
        49. Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
        50. Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        51. 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
        52. Security: means :

          A security interest, as that term is defined in §. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102

        53. Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
        54. 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
        55. State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        56. Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
        57. Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
        58. Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
        59. Testify: Answer questions in court.
        60. Transit fare card: means any pass or instrument purchased to utilize public transportation facilities or services. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        61. Treasurer: means the state treasurer. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        62. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
        63. True bill: Another word for indictment.
        64. Utility: means a person that owns or operates for public use a plant, equipment, real property, franchise, or license for the following public services:

          The transmission of communications or information. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102

        65. Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
        66. Virtual currency: means a digital representation of value used as a medium of exchange, unit of account, or a store of value that is not recognized by the United States as legal tender. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102
        67. Worthless security: means a security whose cost of liquidation and delivery would exceed the value of the security on the date a report is due under this part. See Tennessee Code 66-29-102