Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 11: Natural Areas and Recreation

Chapter 7: Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2005

TCA 11-7-105: Authority of board.

In carrying out the purposes of the trust fund, the board is authorized to do the following:

(1) Acquire for the state, by purchase or by donation, and convey, sell, exchange, lease or otherwise transfer any interest in real property; the board, however, does not have the power of eminent domain;

(2) Make grants or loans to state, federal or local governments and to nonprofit organizations, in order to carry out the purposes of this chapter, including, but not limited to, grants or loans provided to acquire a fee simple or other interest in real property;

(3) Enter into contracts and cooperative agreements, other than grants or loans pursuant to subdivision (2), with state, federal and local governments, with private individuals and corporations, and with associations and organizations, as the trust fund may deem necessary or convenient for the fund to carry out the purposes of this chapter;

(4) Adopt, amend and repeal bylaws;

(5) Adopt policies and guidelines for the use of the trust fund, including the procedure for identifying projects, establishing conservation priorities and allocating money from the trust fund;

(6) Make such studies and recommendations concerning the conservation programs and policies of the department of environment and conservation as it may deem appropriate to a sound conservation program; and

(7) Take any other necessary actions to carry out this chapter.

History: Acts 2005, ch. 444, § 2; 2012, ch. 986, § 24.