2019 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 16 - Offenses Against Administration of Government
Part 4 - Misconduct Involving Public Officials and Employees
§ 39-16-406. Suspension, removal and discharge from office.
(a) A public servant convicted under § 39-16-402, § 39-16-403 or § 39-16-404 shall be removed from office or discharged from the position.
(b) A public servant elected or appointed for a specified term shall be:
(1) Suspended without pay immediately upon conviction in the trial court through the final disposition of the case;
(2) Removed from office for the duration of the term during which the conviction occurred if the conviction becomes final; and
(3) Barred from holding any appointed or elected office for ten (10) years from the date the conviction becomes final.
(c) A public servant who serves at-will shall be discharged upon conviction in the trial court. Subsequent public service shall rest with the hiring or appointing authority; provided, that the authority has been fully informed of the conviction.