2019 Tennessee Code
Title 13 - Public Planning and Housing
Chapter 26 - Human Resource Agency Act of 1973
§ 13-26-110. Bond requirements.
(a) Any board member, policy council member, employee, officer, or any authorized person of a human resource agency who receives public funds, has authority to make expenditures from public funds, or has access to any public funds is hereby required to give bond to be made payable to the state of Tennessee with such sureties as are hereinafter provided. Such bond is to be conditioned in all cases in which a different condition is not prescribed, upon the faithful discharge of the duties of such office, employment, or other authorized activity in which such person is engaged during the time such person continues therein, or in the discharge of any part thereof.
(b) Such official bond shall be executed in the same form as that prescribed by § 8-19-101 for county and state officials and employees.
(1) Effective July 1, 2013, the minimum amount of such required bond shall be determined from the amount of revenues handled by the respective human resource agency as reported in the last audit approved by the comptroller of the treasury. The minimum amount of the bond shall be based on revenues as follows:
(A) Four percent (4%) of the revenues up to three million dollars ($3,000,000); and
(B) Two percent (2%) of the excess over three million dollars ($3,000,000) shall be added.
(2) The amounts indicated in subdivisions (c)(1)(A) and (B) shall be cumulative.
(d) All such official bonds shall be signed by authorized individuals of a corporate surety, and such corporation shall be duly licensed to do business in this state as a surety.
(e) The official bonds required under this section are hereby required to be recorded in the office of the register of deeds where the office of the human resource agency is located and transmitted to the office of the county clerk in the same county for safekeeping.
(f) No examination or certification of any such bonds shall be required in this section.
(g) Provisions for bonds of all state and county officers set forth in title 8, chapter 19, shall also govern the bonds of all persons covered under this section, so far as title 8, chapter 19, is not inconsistent with this section.
(h) The respective human resource agency shall pay the premium for such bonds.