Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 11: Natural Areas and Recreation

Chapter 3: State Parks

Part 2: Nonprofit Organizations for Support and Enhancement of State Parks

TCA 11-3-202: Definitions.

As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Citizen support organization" means an organization which:

(A) Is organized as a nonprofit corporation, or is otherwise qualified to do business in Tennessee as a nonprofit corporation, pursuant to title 48, chapter 51;

(B) Is exempt from payment of federal income taxes pursuant to § 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as it may be amended;

(C) Is incorporated for purposes which are consistent with the goals, objectives, programs, responsibilities and functions of the state park system as provided in title 11, as determined by the commissioner; and

(D) Provides equal opportunities and membership to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or other constitutionally protected classification.

(2) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the duly authorized representative or, in the event of the commissioner's or representative's absence or vacancy in the office of commissioner, the deputy commissioner;

(3) "Department" means the department of environment and conservation; and

(4) "Park" means an area as defined at § 11-3-101, and includes, but is not limited to, state natural areas, archaeological areas, historic areas, parks, scenic rivers, scenic trails and state forests.

History: Acts 1993, ch. 40, § 2; 2011, ch. 47, § 6.