2010 Tennessee Code
Title 2 - Elections
Chapter 19 - Prohibited Practices
Part 2 - Offenses by Public Officers and Employees (“Little Hatch Act”)
2-19-206 - Use of state-owned property for campaign advertising or activities.

2-19-206. Use of state-owned property for campaign advertising or activities.

(a)  It is unlawful for any elected or appointed official of the state, or any employee of the state or any department, division or agency thereof, to display campaign literature, banners, placards, streamers, stickers, signs or other items of campaign or political advertising on behalf of any party, committee or agency or candidate for political office, on the premises of any building or land owned by the state, or to use any of the facilities of the state, including equipment and vehicles, for such purposes.

(b)  It is unlawful to use public buildings or facilities for meetings or preparation of campaign activity in support of any particular candidate, party or measure unless reasonably equal opportunity is provided for presentation of all sides or views, or reasonably equal access to the buildings or facilities is provided all sides.

(c)  This section shall not be construed to prohibit an employee from displaying a decal or bumper stickers on the employee's personal vehicle while parked on state property.

[Acts 1972, ch. 740, § 1; T.C.A., § 2-1941; Acts 2008, ch. 650, § 1.]  

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