2021 Tennessee Code
Title 70 - Wildlife Resources
Chapter 1 - General and Administrative Provisions
Part 3 - Wildlife Resources Agency
§ 70-1-306. Purchases and Expenditures — Budget — Employment and Compensation of Personnel

Universal Citation: TN Code § 70-1-306 (2021)
  1. The expenses incurred by the agency for any purpose or in consequence of this chapter shall be limited to the amount of money in the wildlife resources fund. In no event shall the state pay or be liable, in any manner, for the expenses of the agency, except to the extent of the wildlife resources fund, and the commissioner of finance and administration shall not issue any voucher or warrant for any services or expenses of any kind unless a sufficient amount remains to the credit of the wildlife resources fund.

  2. Expenditures from the wildlife resources fund for the purchase of real property shall be made in the name of the state for the use and benefit of the wildlife resources agency and expenditures made for the purchase of personal property shall be made in the name of the wildlife resources agency. Upon disposal by sale of any property, both real and personal, proceeds derived from the sale shall be deposited in the wildlife resources fund.

  3. The fish and wildlife commission shall approve the budget, including any amendments to the budget, for the administration of this title for each fiscal year.

  4. All funds to the credit of the agency shall be drawn by the executive director of the wildlife resources agency by warrant upon the department of finance and administration and such warrant shall have attached to the warrant or contained in the warrant an itemized statement as to what the warrant covers.

  5. All purchases and expenditures are subject to titles 9 and 12.

  6. The agency shall not contract any indebtedness or obligations beyond the funds available to its use.

  7. The executive director is further granted the power and authority to fix the compensation of all employees under the executive director's jurisdiction, and is authorized to hire and dismiss such personnel as the executive director deems necessary to carry out this title, subject to the approval of the department of human resources.

  8. All reimbursement for travel expenses shall be in accordance with the comprehensive travel regulations as promulgated by the department of finance and administration and approved by the attorney general and reporter.
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