Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 8: Public Officers and Employees

Chapter 7: District Attorneys General

Part 3: District Attorneys General Conference

TCA 8-7-309: Functions of executive director.

(a)  The executive director of the district attorneys general conference shall:

     (1)  Work under the supervision and direction of the executive committee of the district attorneys general conference;

     (2)  Assist the district attorneys general throughout the state in coordinating the efforts of the district attorneys general against criminal activity in the state. Such assistance includes, but is not limited to:

          (A)  Obtaining, preparation and supplementing of indexes to the unreported decisions of the court of criminal appeals and the supreme court of Tennessee relating to criminal matters;

          (B)  Preparation of a basic prosecutors manual and educational materials; and

          (C)  Preparation and distribution of uniform indictment forms, search warrant forms, interrogation warning forms, and other appropriate forms;

     (3)  Initiate conference calls between district attorneys general and coordinate efforts of district attorneys general investigating cases and crimes crossing district lines;

     (4)  Serve in a liaison capacity between the various branches of state government and the divisions thereof, including, but not limited to, the courts, the general assembly, the executive department and the office of attorney general and reporter;

     (5)  Administer the accounts of the judicial branch of government which relate to the offices of the district attorneys general, and shall prepare, approve and submit budget estimates and appropriations necessary for the maintenance and operation of the offices of district attorneys general and make recommendations with respect to such offices; and

     (6)  Draw and approve all requisitions for the payment of public moneys appropriated for the maintenance and operation of the state judicial branch of government which relate to the offices of the district attorneys general, and shall audit claims and prepare vouchers for presentation to the department of finance and administration, including payroll warrants, expense warrants, and warrants covering the necessary costs of supplies, materials and other obligations by the various offices with respect to which the executive director shall exercise fiscal responsibility.

(b)  The executive director has authority, within budgetary limitations, to provide the district attorneys general with minimum law libraries, the nature and extent of which shall be determined in every instance by the executive director on the basis of need. All books thus furnished shall remain the property of the state of Tennessee, and shall be returned to the custody of the executive director by each district attorney general upon the retirement or expiration of the official duties of each such officer.

(c)  All functions performed by the executive director which involve expenditures of state funds shall be subject to the same auditing procedures by the commissioner of finance and administration and the comptroller of the treasury as required in connection with the expenditure of all other state funds.

History: [Acts 1972, ch. 551, § 3; T.C.A., § 8-721; Acts 1996, ch. 996, § 2.]