Tenn. Code § 4-18-102

Current through Acts 2023-2024, ch. 488, and 2023EX1, ch. 4
Section 4-18-102 - Chapter definitions

For purposes of this chapter:

(1) "Claim" means any request or demand for money, property, or services made to any employee, officer, or agent of the state or of any political subdivision, or to any contractor, grantee, or other recipient, whether under contract or not, if any portion of the money, property, or services requested or demanded issued from, or was provided by, the state, referred to in this chapter as "state funds" or by any political subdivision thereof, referred to in this chapter as "political subdivision funds";
(A) "Knowing" and "knowingly" mean that a person, with respect to information, does any of the following:
(i) Has actual knowledge of the information;
(ii) Acts in deliberate ignorance of the truth or falsity of the information; or
(iii) Acts in reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of the information;
(B) Proof of specific intent to defraud is not required;
(3) "Person" means any natural person, corporation, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business, or trust;
(4) "Political subdivision" means any city, town, municipality, county, including any county having a metropolitan form of government, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries; and
(5) "Prosecuting authority" means the county counsel, city attorney, or other local government official charged with investigating, filing, and conducting civil legal proceedings on behalf of, or in the name of, a particular political subdivision.

T.C.A. § 4-18-102

Acts 2001, ch. 367, § 2.