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VIII. Staggered and Transitional Terms of Office

Reference Number: MTAS-916
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 17, 2016
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1. Cities may provide for transitional two-year terms or transitional six-year terms for boards that are changing to staggered four-year terms from non-staggered four-year terms. T.C.A. §6-3-102(b)(3); Acts 1992, Chapter 612.

2. Boards with staggered two-year terms may change to non-staggered two-year terms. T.C.A. § 6-3-102(b)(4); Acts 1994, Chapter 574. Transitional terms are provided in this section.

3. Boards with staggered or non-staggered four-year terms may change to staggered or non-staggered two-year terms. T.C.A. § 6-3-102(b)(5); Acts 1998, Chapter 691.

4. Boards with non-staggered two-year terms may by ordinance change to non-staggered four-year terms. T.C.A. § 6-3-102(b)6); Acts 2007, Chapter 90.

5. Cities located within two counties, with populations between 1,450 and 1,475, may provide by ordinance that the mayor may be elected to a four-year term and the board to four-year staggered terms. T.C.A. § 6-3-102(c); Acts 1998, Chapter 954; Acts 2000, Chapter 613. (Spring Hill, population 1,464 according to the 1990 federal census, is in Williamson and Maury counties.)