MTAS Publications: Technical Bulletins

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During the 1983 legislative session, Public Acts Chapter 451 was enacted to amend Title 6, Chapter 56, Tennessee Code Annotated, to establish the "Municipal Purchasing Law of 1983." This Technical Bulletin gives an overview of this legislation.


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