Part 1 General Provisions 8-34-101 – 8-34-102
Part 2 Administration 8-34-201 – 8-34-210
Part 3 Board of Trustees 8-34-301 – 8-34-323
Part 4 Medical Advisors 8-34-401 – 8-34-404
Part 5 Actuarial Services 8-34-501 – 8-34-506
Part 6 Creditable Service 8-34-601 – 8-34-627
Part 7 Superseded Systems 8-34-701 – 8-34-717

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 8 > Chapter 34

  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts deducted from the compensation of a member, together with any amount transferred to the account of the member established pursuant to chapters 34-37 of this title from the respective account of the member under one (1) or more of the superseded systems, with interest thereon, as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adult: means an individual who is at least eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Advisory council: means the traumatic brain injury advisory council established pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-55-101
  • Affected jurisdiction: means any county or municipality in which all or a portion of a qualifying transportation facility is located. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Age of majority: means eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Agent: means an individual:

    • (A) Authorized to make healthcare decisions on the principal's behalf by a power of attorney for healthcare or an advance directive. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102

    • Agricultural development loan program: means the authority's program of providing loans to lenders or purchasing loans from lenders for the purpose of making funds available for the financing of agricultural enterprises. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
    • Agricultural enterprise: means the acquisition, reconstruction or improvement of land or buildings or other improvements thereto, or any combination thereof, and any breeding stock and machinery or equipment necessary or suitable for use in farming, ranching, the production of agricultural commodities, including the products of agriculture and silviculture, or necessary and suitable for treating, processing, storing or transporting raw agricultural commodities. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
    • 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

      • 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.
      • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
      • 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.
      • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
      • 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.
      • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
      • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
      • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
      • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
      • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
      • Attorney general: means the attorney general and reporter and any assistant thereto by whatever name known, any district attorney general and any assistant thereto by whatever name called, and any officer or full-time employee of the general assembly or any committee thereof established by statute, who is duly licensed to practice law in Tennessee, whose duty it is to provide facilities for drafting bills or to assist individual legislators in drafting bills or who renders legal advice and services to the members of the general assembly or committees thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority, a public agency and instrumentality of the state, created by this chapter, or if such authority shall be abolished, the board, body, commission or agency succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to which the powers and duties granted or imposed upon the authority shall be given by law. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
      • Availability payments: means payments by a public entity to an eligible private entity in connection with the development, redevelopment, or operation of a qualifying transportation facility pursuant to a service contract or comprehensive agreement. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
      • Average final compensation: means the average annual earnable compensation of a member during the five (5) consecutive years of the member's creditable service affording the highest such average, or during all of the years in the member's creditable service if less than five (5) years. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
      • Beneficiary: means any person, persons or institution receiving a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided in chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Bond: means any bond authorized and issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
      • Chambers: A judge's office.
      • Claimant: means any of the following:

        • (A) The victim. See Tennessee Code 29-26-203

        • 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
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of transportation. See Tennessee Code 54-5-103
        • Commissioner: means any person in office as a member of the public service commission, as prescribed by title 65, chapter 1, prior to June 30, 1996. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health. See Tennessee Code 68-55-101
        • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
        • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
        • Comprehensive agreement: means the comprehensive agreement between the eligible private entity and the responsible public entity required by §. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
        • Consortium: means an organization, association, or other entity comprised of one (1) or more private entities and established for the purpose of entering into a public-private initiative under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
        • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
        • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
        • 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.
        • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
        • County judge: means any person who is, or when such office existed was, a judge of a general sessions court, trial justice court, county chair, county judge, probate judge, or judge of a juvenile and/or domestic relations court, and whose compensation for such judicial service is paid wholly by a county of the state, or any person who is a county attorney who receives regular monthly or quarterly compensation from a county of the state, or any county manager or county administrator who receives regular monthly or quarterly compensation from a county of the state. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • County official: means a county clerk, a clerk of a circuit court, a criminal court, or a probate court, a clerk and master of a chancery court, a clerk of a general sessions court where such general sessions court has an independent clerk who serves such court only, a register of deeds, a county trustee, a sheriff, a county road superintendent elected by a county legislative body, by a county road commission or commissioners, or by popular vote, and an assessor of property, any county commissioner elected by popular vote, serving in a county having a county commission form of government. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • Covered compensation: means , with respect to any calendar year, the amount of a member's earnable compensation subject to contributions under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (26 U. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • Creditable service: means prior service plus membership service, as provided in part 6 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
        • Date of establishment: means the date as of which the retirement system is established as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • Decedent: includes a stillborn infant and, subject to restrictions imposed by law other than this part, a fetus. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
        • Decedent: A deceased person.
        • Deception: means the representation that sexual actions are part of or consistent with the patient's treatment by the therapist. See Tennessee Code 29-26-203
        • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
        • Defective condition: means a condition of a product that renders it unsafe for normal or anticipatable handling and consumption. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
        • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
        • Department: means the department of transportation. See Tennessee Code 54-5-103
        • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-55-501
        • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-55-101
        • Department: means the department of environment and conservation, or, if the department shall be abolished, the board, body, commission or agency succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to which the powers and duties granted or imposed upon the department shall be given by law. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
        • Department: means the department of transportation. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
        • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
        • Devise: To gift property by will.
        • disabled: means the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) months. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
        • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
        • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
        • Document of gift: includes a statement or symbol on a driver license, identification card, or donor registry. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
        • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
        • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
        • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
        • Earnable compensation: includes , but is not limited to, any bonus or incentive payment. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • Employer: means :

          • (A) The state or any department, commission, institution, board or agency of the state government by which a member is paid, with respect to members in its employ. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101

          • Employer: means any person or entity that employs any therapist for the purpose of providing therapy. See Tennessee Code 29-26-203
          • 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.
          • 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.
          • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
          • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • extra services: means any duties other than summer school or regular duties. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • Eye bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
          • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
          • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
          • Firefighter: means a person in the employ of a political subdivision participating under chapter 35, part 2 of this title who is a member of the fire department of such political subdivision, and is trained in firefighting and actively engaged in such work or subject to call for such services, providing such person's primary livelihood is derived from such work. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • 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.
          • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
          • General employee: means any person who is a state official, including legislative officials elected by the general assembly, or who is employed in the service of, and whose compensation is payable in whole or in part by, the state, including employees under supervision of the state whose compensation is paid, in whole or in part, from federal or other funds, or any person in the employ of a political subdivision participating under chapter 35, part 2 of this title, or of the Tennessee County Services Association, but does not include any teacher, state police officer, wildlife officer, firefighter, police officer, state judge, county judge, attorney general, governor, or county official or public service commissioner, or any person performing services on a contractual or percentage basis. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
          • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
          • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health, or welfare of an individual. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
          • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
          • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
          • Health care liability action: means any civil action, including claims against the state or a political subdivision thereof, alleging that a health care provider or providers have caused an injury related to the provision of, or failure to provide, health care services to a person, regardless of the theory of liability on which the action is based. See Tennessee Code 29-26-101
          • Health care provider: means :

            • (A) A health care practitioner licensed, authorized, certified, registered, or regulated under any chapter of title 63 or title 68, including, but not limited to, medical resident physicians, interns, and fellows participating in a training program of one of the accredited medical schools or of one of such medical school's affiliated teaching hospitals in Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 29-26-101

            • Health care provider: means a Tennessee licensed medical doctor (M. See Tennessee Code 68-55-501
            • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
            • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital under the law of any state or a facility operated as a hospital by the United States, a state, or a subdivision of a state. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
            • 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.
            • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
            • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
            • Interim agreement: means an agreement, including a memorandum of understanding or binding preliminary agreement, between the private entity and the responsible public entity that provides for completion of studies and any other activities to advance the development, redevelopment, or operation, or any combination of these activities, of a qualifying transportation facility. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
            • Internal Revenue Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, codified in United States Code, title 26, as amended. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
            • 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.
            • Know: means to have actual knowledge. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
            • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • 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
            • Lender: means any federal or state chartered bank, federal land bank, production credit association, bank for cooperatives, federal or state chartered savings and loan association or building and loan association, insurance company, or mortgage loan company. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
            • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
            • Licensee: means a health care provider licensed, authorized, certified, registered, or regulated under title 33, 63, or 68 that is legally responsible for all health care services provided. See Tennessee Code 29-26-101
            • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
            • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
            • Loan program agreement: means a contractual arrangement by and between a local government unit and the authority pursuant to and in accordance with part 4 of this chapter providing for loans to such local government units for the purpose of paying the cost of the construction of capital projects and a contractual arrangement by and between a local government unit and the state acting by and through the department, pursuant to and in accordance with title 68, chapter 211, part 4 [repealed], or title 68, chapter 221, parts 2 and 5 providing for loans to such local government unit for the purpose of paying the cost of the construction of sewage treatment works, waterworks, or energy recovery facilities and/or solid waste resource recovery facilities, as the case may be, which loans are made or are to be made from the proceeds of bonds or notes issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
            • Local government unit: means any county, metropolitan government, incorporated town or city, or special district of the state, water/wastewater authority or any energy authority created by an act of the general assembly. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
            • Local retirement fund: means any teachers' retirement fund or other arrangement for payment of retirement benefits to teachers, except this retirement system, supported wholly or in part by contributions made by an employer as defined by chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
            • Management company: means an individual or entity that contracts with, or receives a fee from, a licensee to provide any of the following services to or for a licensee:

              • (A) Directly hiring or firing the administrator or other managing employees of the licensee. See Tennessee Code 29-26-101

              • Manufacturer: means the designer, fabricator, producer, compounder, processor or assembler of any product or its component parts. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
              • Medical advisors: means the physicians, companies, or organizations provided for in part 4 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
              • 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
              • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of the retirement system. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
              • Minor: means an individual who is under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
              • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • 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.
              • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
              • next of kin: includes , in order, the decedent's spouse. See Tennessee Code 68-30-301
              • Note: means any note authorized and issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
              • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • 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.
              • Organ procurement organization: means a person designated by the secretary of the United States department of health and human services as an organ procurement organization. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
              • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
              • Part: means an organ, an eye, or tissue of a human being. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
              • Part-time employee: includes any interim teacher who is employed on a temporary basis to teach for a regular teacher who is on unpaid leave. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
              • 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.
              • Passive investor: means an individual or entity that has an ownership interest in a licensee but does not directly participate in the day-to-day decision making or operations of the licensee. See Tennessee Code 29-26-101
              • Patient: means a person who has obtained therapy from a therapist. See Tennessee Code 29-26-203
              • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
              • Person: means any individual or governmental entity, corporation, association, organization, nonprofit institution or other entity or such entities' representatives. See Tennessee Code 68-55-501
              • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Physical or mental impairment: means one which is medically determinable. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
              • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the law of any state. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
              • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
              • Plan year: means the fiscal year commencing July 1. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
              • 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.
              • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
              • Police officer: means a person in the employ of a political subdivision participating under chapter 35, part 2 of this title who is a member of the police department of such political subdivision and is trained in police work and actively engaged in such work. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
              • Pollution: means the placing of any noxious or deleterious substances, including noise, in any air or water or land of or adjacent to the state or affecting the physical, chemical or biological properties of any air or waters or land of or adjacent to the state in a manner and to an extent that renders or is likely to render such air or waters or land inimical or harmful to the public health, safety or welfare, or to animal, bird or aquatic life, or to the use of such air or waters or land for domestic, industrial, agricultural or recreational purposes. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
              • Pollution control facilities: means any equipment, structure or facility or any land and any building, structure, facility or other improvement thereon, or any combination thereof, and all real and personal property deemed necessary therewith having to do with or the end purpose of which is the control, abatement or prevention of water, air, noise or general environmental pollution, including, but not limited to, any air pollution control facility, noise abatement facility, water management facility, waste water collecting system, waste water treatment works, or solid waste disposal facility. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
              • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
              • Prior class member: means a member who, on the day preceding the date of establishment, shall have been a member of a superseded system and who elects to remain covered by the benefit and contribution provisions of the superseded system, or who fails to elect to become covered by the benefit and contribution provisions of the retirement system applicable to new employees, as the case may be, in accordance with chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
              • Prior service: means service rendered prior to the date of membership in the retirement system for which credit was given under the terms of one (1) or more of the superseded systems as provided in part 6 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
              • Private entity: means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, or other private business entity. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
              • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
              • Probate: Proving a will
              • Probate court: means the court having jurisdiction over the administration of the estates of decedents. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Procurement organization: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, or tissue bank. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
              • Product: means any tangible object or goods produced. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
              • Product liability action: includes , but is not limited to, all actions based upon the following theories: strict liability in tort. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
              • Program loans: means loans or grants made to a local government unit by the state that are required to be repaid pursuant to a loan program agreement. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
              • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
              • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
              • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
              • Public school: means any school conducted within the state under the authority and supervision of a duly elected or appointed city or county school board, and any educational institution supported by and under the control of the state. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
              • Public-private initiative: means a contractual arrangement between the responsible public entity and one (1) or more private entities, the terms of which are stated in a public-private agreement, that provides for:

                • (A) Acceptance of a private equity contribution, including a money payment, for the right to develop, redevelop, or operate a project or to provide service for a qualified transportation facility. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102

                • Qualifying transportation facility: means one (1) or more transportation facilities developed, redeveloped, or operated by a private entity pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
                • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
                • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
                • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
                • 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
                • 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 68-30-102
                • redevelopment: means the process of replanning, reconstructing, or redesigning a transportation facility, including acquisition, clearance, development, or disposal, or any combination of these activities, of a transportation facility. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
                • Refusal: means a record under §. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
                • Regular interest: means interest at such rate or rates compounded annually as may be set from time to time by the board of trustees in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                • 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.
                • 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).
                • 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
                • Responsible public entity: means a public entity that has the power to develop, redevelop, or operate the applicable transportation facility. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
                • Retirement: means withdrawal from membership with a retirement allowance granted under chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                • Retirement allowance: means the sum of the member annuity and the state annuity. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                • Retirement system: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system as defined in §§. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                • 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
                • Seller: includes a retailer, wholesaler, or distributor, and means any individual or entity engaged in the business of selling a product, whether such sale is for resale, or for use or consumption. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
                • 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 §§ 3-401 and 3-406. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
                • 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.
                • Sexual behavior: means sexual activity of the victim other than the sexual act or acts at issue in the case. See Tennessee Code 29-26-203
                • Sexual misconduct: means any of the following, regardless of the consent of the patient:

                  • (i) Any intrusion into an opening of the patient's body by any part of the therapist's body, or an object used by the therapist to effect an intrusion for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification. See Tennessee Code 29-26-203

                  • 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
                  • Significant duties: means that the duties are useful in the accomplishment of a job or the operation of a business but also that they have a degree of economic value. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                  • Small business concern: means an enterprise that constitutes a "small business concern" under federal law and the criteria used by the administrator of the small business administration of the United States as the same may be amended from time to time. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                  • Small business financing agreement: means a lease, sublease or loan agreement entered into between a small business concern and the authority, the payments under which have been guaranteed by the small business administration of the United States or any other agency thereof. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                  • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
                  • 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
                  • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                  • State annuity: means annual payments for life derived from contributions by an employer. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                  • State judge: means any person in office as a judge of a court of record in this state, whose salary for the judge's judicial position has been paid during the period of the judge's service wholly from the treasury of the state, including the administrative director of the courts. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                  • State loan programs: means the activities and policies undertaken by the state pursuant to title 68, chapter 221, part 2 to provide assistance to local government units by making grants that are required to be repaid for the construction of sewage treatment works, or pursuant to title 68, chapter 221, part 5, to provide assistance to local government units by making loans for the construction of waterworks, or pursuant to title 68, chapter 211, part 4 [repealed], to provide assistance to local government units by making loans for the construction of energy recovery facilities or solid waste resource recovery facilities, or both, or pursuant to part 4 of this chapter to provide assistance to local government units by making loans for the construction of capital projects. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                  • State police officer: means any commissioned member of the department of safety, and any agent of the Tennessee bureau of investigation. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                  • State-shared taxes: means taxes imposed and collected by the state pursuant to law and allocated by law to local government units, whether allocated for a particular purpose or for the general use of such local government units. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
                  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
                  • Substantial gainful activity: means the performance of significant duties over a reasonable period of time of work for remuneration or profit or in work of a type generally performed for remuneration or profit. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
                  • Superseded system: means , where applicable, the Tennessee state retirement system, the Tennessee teachers' retirement system, the Tennessee judges' retirement system, the retirement system for county paid judges of Tennessee, the attorneys general retirement system of Tennessee, the public service commissioners' retirement system, and the Tennessee retirement system for county officials, any one (1) of them, or any combination thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                  • TBI coordinator: means the person designated by the commissioner pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-55-101
                  • Technician: includes an enucleator. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
                  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
                  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                  • Therapist: means any person who performs therapy regardless of whether the person is licensed by the state. See Tennessee Code 29-26-203
                  • Therapy: includes , but is not limited to, marital counseling, substance abuse treatment, and family counseling. See Tennessee Code 29-26-203
                  • Tissue: means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
                  • Tissue bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of tissue. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
                  • 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.
                  • Transportation facility: means any mass transit system intended for shared passenger transport services to the general public, together with any building, structure, appurtenance, utility, transport support facility, transport vehicles, service vehicles, parking facility, or any other facility, structure, vehicle or property needed to operate the transportation facility or provide connectivity for the transportation facility to any other non-mass transit system transportation infrastructure including, but not limited to, interstates, highways, roads, streets, alleys, and sidewalks. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
                  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
                  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • Unreasonably dangerous: means that a product is dangerous to an extent beyond that which would be contemplated by the ordinary consumer who purchases it, with the ordinary knowledge common to the community as to its characteristics, or that the product because of its dangerous condition would not be put on the market by a reasonably prudent manufacturer or seller, assuming that the manufacturer or seller knew of its dangerous condition. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
                  • User fees: means the rates, fees, or other charges imposed by the eligible private entity of a qualifying transportation facility for use of all or a portion of the qualifying transportation facility. See Tennessee Code 54-6-102
                  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
                  • Wildlife officer: means any commissioned employee of the wildlife resources agency engaged in law enforcement activities on a day-to-day basis. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
                  • 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
                  • youth athletic activity: means an athletic activity organized by a city, county, business or nonprofit organization where the majority of the participants are under eighteen (18) years of age, and are engaging in an organized athletic game or competition against another team, club or entity or in practice or preparation for an organized game or competition against another team, club or entity. See Tennessee Code 68-55-501