2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 16 - Offenses Against Administration of Government
Part 5 - Interference with Government Operations
39-16-501 - Definitions for interference with government operations offenses.

39-16-501. Definitions for interference with government operations offenses.

As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:

     (1)  “Public servant” means a person elected, selected, employed or otherwise designated as one (1) of the following, even if the person has not yet qualified for office or assumed the duties:

          (A)  An officer, employee, or agent of government;

          (B)  A juror or grand juror;

          (C)  An arbitrator or other person who is authorized by law or private written contract to hear or determine a controversy;

          (D)  An attorney or notary public performing a governmental function; or

          (E)  A candidate for nomination or election to public office; and

     (2)  “Statement” means any representation of fact.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1.]  

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