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Instructions to Statement of Interests (SS-8005)
The positions listed below are required by the Ethics Reform Act of 2006 to file a Statement of Interests (SS-8005)
with the Tennessee Ethics Commission.
Each member of the general assembly;
The secretary of state, comptroller of the treasury, state treasurer and each member of the state election
Each director of the Tennessee regulatory authority;
Each officer of the governor’s cabinet;
Each supreme court justice, each judge of the court of criminal appeals and each judge of the court of
Each delegate to a constitutional convention called to consider a new constitution or amendments to the
Constitution of Tennessee;
The attorney general and reporter;
The district attorneys general and the public defenders for each judicial district;
The administrative director of the courts;
The executive director of the district attorneys general conference;
The state election coordinator;
Members of the board of probation and parole;
Members and executive director of the alcoholic beverage commission;
The chancellor of the board of regents and the president of each college or university governed by the
board of regents;
The president of the University of Tennessee, and the chancellor of each separate branch or campus of the
University of Tennessee;
Members of the registry of election finance;
Members of the Tennessee ethics commission;
Each candidate or appointee to a local public office as defined in § 2-10-102;
Members of any local planning commission; and
Members of any regional planning commission.
When Must the Statement Be Filed?:
Candidates must file within 30 days of the last day to qualify as a candidate.
Current officeholders must file by January 31
of each year.
Newly-appointed officeholders must file within 30 days of appointment to office. The appointing authority
must send notice to the Commission within 3 days of appointment.
Where Should the Statement Be Filed?:
Electronic filing: To file electronically for the first time, go to https://apps.tn.gov/conflict/, click on “Sign Up,” and
follow directions to set up a TN.GOV account with your unique authorization code. After setting up your TN.GOV
account, go to
https://apps.tn.gov/conflict/ and log in as a returning user to file your Statement of Interests. If you
have previously filed electronically, go to
https://apps.tn.gov/conflict and log in to file your report. If you do not
remember your Username and Password, call 615-313-0300, press “1” for technical support, to retrieve that
Paper Filing: To file on paper, go to www.tn.gov/sos/tec/forms/ss-8005.pdf to print the form and instructions.
Complete your Statement in its entirely. Mail the completed form to the Tennessee Ethics Commission, 404 James
Robertson Parkway, Suite 104, Nashville, TN 37243. Your Statement of Interests is not considered filed until
received by the Commission. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Commission’s office at: (615)
741-7959 or e-mail us at