§ 8-17-101 Legislative Intent
§ 8-17-102 Chapter Definitions — Application to Jointly Created Instrumentalities, Utility Districts and School Districts
§ 8-17-103 Adoption of Ethical Standards
§ 8-17-104 Standards Open to Public Inspection — Filing Standards and Amendments With Ethics Commission
§ 8-17-105 Adoption of Models of Ethical Standards
§ 8-17-106 Removal From Office for Failure to Adopt Ethical Standards — Violations of Standards

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 8 > Chapter 17 - Ethical Standards for Officials and Employees

  • 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.
  • Board: means the mayor and the aldermen. See Tennessee Code 6-1-101
  • board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • City: means any city or territory to be incorporated that may adopt Chapters 30 36 of this title. See Tennessee Code 6-30-102
  • Commission: means the Tennessee ethics commission. See Tennessee Code 8-17-102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • County: means the county in which any such city or territory to be incorporated under Chapters 30 36 of this title is located, or in which the major portion of the population of any such city or territory to be incorporated is located as indicated by the last federal census. See Tennessee Code 6-30-102
  • County: means a county, metropolitan or consolidated government, inclusive of any boards, commissions, authorities, corporations or other instrumentalities appointed or created by the county or an official of the county. See Tennessee Code 8-17-102
  • Ethical standards: includes rules and regulations regarding limits on, and/or reasonable and systematic disclosure of, gifts or other things of value received by officials and employees that impact or appear to impact their discretion, and shall include rules and regulations regarding reasonable and systematic disclosure by officials and employees of their personal interests that impact or appear to impact their discretion. See Tennessee Code 8-17-102
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town, inclusive of any boards, commissions, authorities, corporations or other instrumentalities appointed or created by the municipality. See Tennessee Code 8-17-102
  • Officials and employees: means and includes any official, whether elected or appointed, officer, employee or servant, or any member of any board, agency, commission, authority or corporation, whether compensated or not, or any officer, employee or servant thereof, of a county or municipality. See Tennessee Code 8-17-102
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Service: means service as a general employee, a teacher, a state police officer, a wildlife officer, a firefighter, a police officer, a state judge, a county judge, an attorney general, a commissioner or a county official which is paid for by an employer, and also includes service for which a former member of the general assembly is entitled to under former §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • 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
  • This charter: refers to Chapters 30 36 of this title. See Tennessee Code 6-30-102
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105