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Tennessee Code Title 39. Criminal Offenses § 39-16-406

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(a) A public servant convicted under § 39-16-402, § 39-16-403 or § 39-16-404 shall be removed from office or discharged from the position.

(b) A public servant elected or appointed for a specified term shall be:

(1) Suspended without pay immediately upon conviction in the trial court through the final disposition of the case;

(2) Removed from office for the duration of the term during which the conviction occurred if the conviction becomes final;  and

(3) Barred from holding any appointed or elected office for ten (10) years from the date the conviction becomes final.

(c) A public servant who serves at-will shall be discharged upon conviction in the trial court.  Subsequent public service shall rest with the hiring or appointing authority, provided that the authority has been fully informed of the conviction.

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