2019 Tennessee Code
Title 1 - Code and Statutes
Chapter 1 - Code Commission
§ 1-1-111. Official status -- Prima facie evidence of law -- Citation.
(a) Upon appropriate certification of approval by the commission filed with the secretary of state as provided in § 1-1-110, the compilation in each volume and supplement so certified shall be in force.
(b) The text of the statutes, codes and code supplements (but not the annotations, footnotes and other editorial matter) appearing in the printed copies of the compilation, containing a copy of the commission's certificate of approval, shall constitute prima facie evidence of the statutory law of this state and be received, recognized, referred to and used in all courts, agencies, departments, offices of and proceedings in the state as the official compilation of the statutory law, and may be cited as Tennessee Code Annotated or by the abbreviation “T.C.A.”