2010 Tennessee Code
Title 4 - State Government
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
Part 4 - Miscellaneous
4-1-401 - Standard time.

4-1-401. Standard time.

(a)  There shall be observed in each and every part of this state only standard time as fixed for such area by the United States department of transportation. No town, city, municipal corporation, taxing district, county or other governmental subdivision shall possess power to adopt permanently or temporarily or from time to time any other standard of time to be observed than as prescribed by this subsection (a). All municipal ordinances, resolutions or other forms of enactment by any body of the nature mentioned in this subsection (a) in conflict with the provisions of this section are hereby nullified and made of no effect, whether enacted prior or subsequent to the effective date of this section.

(b)  No person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity operating or maintaining a place of business of whatsoever kind or nature shall employ, display or maintain or use any other standard of time in connection with such place of business than standard time as prescribed by this section. No radio or television station doing business in this state shall operate on, announce, employ, display, maintain or use any other standard of time than standard time as prescribed by this section.

(c)  Whoever shall in connection with any place of business of whatsoever kind or nature employ, display, announce, operate on, maintain or use any other than standard time as prescribed by this section commits a Class C misdemeanor. Each day of such violation constitutes a separate offense.

[Acts 1949, ch. 5, § 1; C. Supp. 1950, § 5755.33 (Williams, § 11.1); Acts 1957, ch. 260, § 1; modified; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 4-113; Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 113.]  

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