2019 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 16 - Offenses Against Administration of Government
Part 1 - Bribery
§ 39-16-105. Buying and selling in regard to offices.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-16-105 (2019)
  • (a) The offense of buying and selling in regard to offices is committed when:

    • (1) Any person holding any office, or being elected to any office:

      • (A) Enters into any bargain and sale for any valuable consideration whatever in regard to the office;

      • (B) Sells, resigns or vacates the office for any pecuniary consideration whatever; or

      • (C) Refuses to qualify and enter upon the discharge of the duties of the office, by reason of any pecuniary consideration; or

    • (2) Any person:

      • (A) Offers to buy any office by inducing the incumbent officer to resign, to vacate, or not to qualify; or

      • (B) Directly or indirectly engages in corruptly procuring the resignation of any officer for any pecuniary or other valuable consideration.

  • (b) Buying and selling in regard to offices is a Class C felony.

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