2019 Tennessee Code
Title 13 - Public Planning and Housing
Chapter 26 - Human Resource Agency Act of 1973
§ 13-26-111. Oversight -- Funding.
(a) For purposes of general oversight, and specifically for purposes of § 13-26-107, the human resource agencies created pursuant to this chapter are attached to the department of human services. Any reports required of human resource agencies by this chapter, or reports that may arise from activities undertaken pursuant to the authority of this chapter, shall be filed with the commissioner of human services in addition to any other filing which may be required.
(1) It is the legislative intent that the commissioner consider the financial needs of human resource agencies, particularly matching funds as envisioned by § 13-26-107, and to the extent deemed appropriate shall include such funds in the budget request of the department of human services submitted to the commissioner of finance and administration pursuant to § 9-4-5103.
(2) The commissioner of human services shall provide planning assistance and oversight to these agencies to assure coordination and avoidance of duplication of activities among human service providers in each jurisdiction.
(3) Nothing in this section shall require any expenditure of funds unless such funds are lawfully appropriated by the general assembly.