2019 Tennessee Code
Title 9 - Public Finances
Chapter 8 - Board of Claims
Part 3 - Tennessee Claims Commission
§ 9-8-304. Administrative clerk -- Open proceedings -- En banc hearings.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 9-8-304 (2019)
  • (a) The claims commission, subject to the approval of the state treasurer, shall designate a commission employee to serve as administrative clerk to the claims commission. The administrative clerk, in consultation with the commission chair, shall schedule meetings of the commission.

  • (b) The administrative clerk, in consultation with the commission chair, shall docket proceedings and schedule hearings on claims. Each claim shall be assigned to the appropriate commissioner for the grand division in which the wrongful act occurred or in which the claimant lives; provided, that the chair of the commission shall have the authority to assign cases arising in one grand division to a commissioner in another grand division if such is necessary to alleviate congestion, delay, or an imbalance in caseloads among grand divisions. Each claim shall be heard in the grand division in which the wrongful act occurred or in which the claimant lives. The commission shall follow the law established for trial courts concerning opening proceedings to the public.

  • (c) The administrative clerk, in consultation with the state treasurer, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the commission's staff and such other activities as may be required including, but not limited to, reporting on the status of claims. In managing the affairs of the commission, the state treasurer shall consult with the claims commission.

  • (d) For the purpose of uniformity, the commission, upon the request of two (2) members thereof, may sit en banc to hear and decide any matter for which there is a disagreement among two (2) or more of the commissioners.

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