County attorney Rheubin Taylor and county register Marc Gravitt are resisting entry into the county record books a document called transportation administrative notice.
The notice has powerful implications for police and sheriff enforcement along the roads, streets, boulevards and lanes in Chattanooga and Hamilton County. It promises to liberate the poor, blacks, Hispanics, aliens and strangers and others from what is called ultra vires enforcement, or enforcement “outside the scope” of the law.
By David Tulis / 92.7 NoogaRadio
The document, which seeks to protect the rights of the people, appears to be raising hackles in officialdom, whose members may become increasingly uncomfortable as the light of Tennessee’s good law shines upon local customs and careless policies.
The affidavit below fails to mention I served district attorney Neal Pinkston with administrative notice. And I add that I owe it to the people residing in City of Soddy-Daisy to give notice of the statute either through its chief of police or its town commission, meeting two Thursdays a month..
TAN is preceded as a register of deeds filing by the following sketch of “service” to local governments, dolled up as an affidavit.
Local notables get notice of limits to police power, strictures of Title 55
Affidavit of power of attorney by David Jonathan Tulis regarding Transportation Administrative Notice Tennessee
I, David Jonathan Tulis, being of sound mind and body, testify that I am a resident of Hamilton County, Tenn., and reside at 10520 Brickhill Lane, Soddy-Daisy.
Under my own power of attorney, I have prepared this affidavit and state as follows: I affirm I have delivered true and accurate copies of transportation administrative notice, attached 20pp, to six jurisdictions within Hamilton County, Tenn., describing Tenn. Code Ann. Title 55 and U.S. Code Title 49, the state and federal transportation codes respectively, their authority and the limits thereon. Document prepared by David Jonathan Tulis.
- Chattanooga city council held a regularly-scheduled meeting February 20th, 2018, a Tuesday. I made a personal appearance before the council. At the end of the meeting’s agenda, I took a turn at the podium and delivered a five minute oration about the distinction between travel and transportation, summarizing the contents of my transportation administrative notice. I gave members of the council a copy of the notice, either directly or by having one pass the copies down the row. Members are Chip Henderson, Jerry Mitchell, Ken Smith, Darrin Ledford, Russell Gilbert, Carol Berz, Erskine Oglesby, Anthony Byrd and Demetrus Coonrod. City attorney Wade Hinton received a copy. Record of my oral presentation is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hotnews1240/videos/1615301948536995/
- On March 1, 2018, I had an interview at 11 a.m. with Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, his spokesman Matt Lea and a third officer, Mr. Branham. I handed a copy of transportation administrative notice to Sheriff Hammond at my left, and a copy to Mr. Lea across the table at my right.
- On March 5, 2018, I placed into the U.S. mails, under the registered letter seal, a copy of my transportation administrative notice to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. (RE338842074US)
- On March 5, 2018, I placed into the U.S. mail, a first-class envelope containing a complete copy of transportation administrative notice to David W. Purkey, commissioner of safety and homeland security, agent of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
- On May 24, 2018, I handed a copy of transportation administrative notice to City of East Ridge council members Larry Sewell, Jacky Cagle, Esther Helton and Brian Williams of East Ridge, Tenn., during a regularly scheduled meeting, with copies of the document also going to Mayor Brent Lambert, city attorney Mark Litchford and city manager J. Scott Miller.
- On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at 10:28 a.m., I emailed a copy as an attachment of transportation administrative notice to Red Bank city attorney Arnold Stulce at his law firm email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, providing the city of Red Bank administrative notice about the scope of state and federal transportation law.
To date, no rebuttal by any receiving party has been made. Further affiant saith not. I swear the above and foregoing representations of service and the attached notice are true and correct to the best of my information, knowledge and belief. Etc.