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Statement of Interest (ss-8004)

T.C.A. §2-10-115 and T.C.A. §2-10-128 require the

  • Governor
  • General Assembly members
  • Governor’s cabinet members
  • Governor’s cabinet level staff members
  • Secretary of State
  • Comptroller of the Treasury
  • Treasurer

to file this form by April 15.

Appointees to these positions must file this form within thirty (30) days of appointment.

Go to https://apps.tn.gov/conflict/ to file electronically.

Statement of Interest (ss-8005)

Local elected officials and certain State officials State election commission members
Tennessee regulatory authority directors
Supreme Court justices, Court of Criminal Appeals judges and Court of Appeals judges
Delegates to a constitutional convention called to consider a new constitution or amendments to the Constitution of Tennessee Attorney general and reporter
District Attorneys General and Public Defenders
Administrative Director of the Courts
Executive Director of the District Attorneys General Conference
State election coordinator
Board of Probation and Parole
Alcoholic Beverage Commission Members and Director
Chancellor of the Board of Regents and Presidents of each college or university governed by the Board of Regents
President of the University of Tennessee and Chancellor of each separate branch or campus of the University of Tennessee
Registry of Election Finance members
Tennessee Ethics Commission members
must file this form by January 31. (T.C.A. §8-50-504)

Appointees to these offices must file this form within 30 days of appointment.  (T.C.A. §8-50-501(b))

Non-incumbent candidates for all state and local elected offices must file this form within thirty (30) days of the qualifying deadline. (T.C.A. §8-50-501(b) and (c)) 

Go to https://apps.tn.gov/conflict/ to file electronically.

Sworn Disclosure of Consulting Services (ss-8006)

T.C.A. §2-10-125 requires that a person or entity who pays a fee or commission for “consulting services” to:

  • any staff person or employee of the General Assembly
  • member of a commission established by and responsible to the general assembly
  • member or employee of a state regulatory commission
  • member or employee of the executive branch

to file a disclosure with the Tennessee Ethics Commission within five (5) days of entering into a contract.  Likewise, T.C.A. §2-10-126 requires that any of the above persons receiving the fee to file a disclosure. 

“Consulting services” is defined in 2-10-122(1) as advising or assisting a person/entity in influencing legislative or administrative action.  It also means to advise or assist in applying for, soliciting or entering into a contract with the State of Tennessee. 

The state, county and municipality are exempt from filing this disclosure, as is a person receiving the fee from one of these entities. 

Disclosure of Relative Lobbyist (ss-8009)

T.C.A. §2-10-127 requires the

  • Governor
  • General Assembly members (member-elect)
  • Governor’s cabinet members 
  • Secretary of State
  • Comptroller of the Treasury
  • Treasurer

to file form ss-8009 by February 1 if a sibling, spouse or child is required to register as a lobbyist.

Disclosure of Out of State Consulting Services (ss-8010)

T.C.A. §2-10-129 and §2-10-130 requires any person that contracts with the state of Tennessee who pays a fee of more than $200 to a

  • Governor
  • General Assembly member
  • Governor’s cabinet member
  • Governor’s cabinet level staff member
  • Secretary of State
  • Comptroller of the Treasury
  • Treasurer
  • Spouse of any of the above

for out-of-state consulting services to file form ss-8010 within 5 days of entering in to such a contract.

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