T.C.A. § 45-15-103 - Chapter definitions

Cite as:T.C.A. § 45-15-103
Currency:Current through Acts 2019-2020, ch. 810; and 2020 EX2, ch. 5

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

(1) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of financial institutions or the commissioner's designated representative;

(2) "Control" means possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities by contract or otherwise; provided, that no individual shall be deemed to control a person solely on account of being a director, officer, or employee of the person. For purposes of this subdivision (2), a person who, directly or indirectly, owns, controls, holds the power to vote, or holds proxies representing twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the then outstanding voting securities issued by another person, is presumed to control the other person. For purposes of this subdivision (2), the commissioner may determine whether a person, in fact, controls another person;

(3) "Controlling person" means any person in control of a title pledge lender;

(4) "Department" means the department of financial institutions;

(5) "Month" means thirty (30) days;

(6) "Person" means an individual, any sole proprietorship, general partnership, corporation or limited liability company duly qualified to do business in Tennessee;

(7) "Pledged property" means any titled personal property or personal property certificate of title that is deposited with a title pledge lender in the course of the title pledge lender's business and is the subject of a title pledge agreement or property pledge agreement;

(8) "Pledgor" means the individual or individuals obligated to repay the loan;

(9) "Property pledge agreement" means any written bailment or similar agreement whereby a title pledge lender agrees to make a loan of money to a pledgor, and the pledgor agrees to the title pledge lender's taking physical possession of unencumbered titled personal property owned by the pledgor, and taking possession of the personal property certificate of title. The pledgor shall have the exclusive right to redeem the titled personal property by repaying the loan of money in full, and by complying with the property pledge agreement. When the titled personal property is redeemed, the title pledge lender shall return the titled personal property and the certificate of title to the pledgor. The property pledge agreement shall provide that, upon failure by the pledgor to redeem the titled personal property at the end of the original thirty-day agreement period, or the end of any subsequent thirty-day renewal or renewals of the agreement period, the title pledge lender shall be allowed to sell or otherwise dispose of the titled personal property;

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