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Officials Serving on Other Boards

Reference Number: MTAS-180
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: December 07, 2015
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Designee on Other Boards and Commissions
A mayor or full-time commissioner who serves on a municipal, county, or regional board, commission, authority, or development district in an appointed, elected, or ex officio capacity may name a qualified person as his or her designee. The designee will have the same powers as the official. This includes the power to vote except at any meeting the official attends. This law does not apply if there is a provision for such a substitution in a charter, private act, ordinance, or general law. It also does not apply to governor-appointed members of boards, commissions, or authorities. T.C.A. § 6-54-112.