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Transfer of Assets for Fire Protection

Reference Number: MTAS-2009
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 27, 2014
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12-3-1206. Transfer of assets for fire protection --

(a) Notwithstanding any other law, a county,municipality and metropolitan government may transfer the ownership of assets for fire protection purchased through or with the proceeds of federal, state or local grants to volunteer fire departments within such county, municipality or metropolitan area; provided, that such voulunteer fire departments are registered as non-profit organizations with the office of the secretary of state.

(b) This section shall have no effect in a county, municipality or metropolitan area unless it is approved by the appropriate legislative body.