Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-19-206(a) prohibits state officials and employees from displaying
campaign or political advertising on state property. The statute states:
It is unlawful for any elected or appointed official of the state, or any employee
of the state or any department, division or agency thereof, to display campaign literature,
banners, placards, streamers, stickers, signs or other items of campaign or political
advertising on behalf of any party, committee or agency or candidate for political
office, on the premises of any building or land owned by the state, or to use any
of the facilities of the state, including equipment and vehicles for such purposes.
The State Attorney General has interpreted this as prohibiting the display of campaign
materials which are intended to advertise on behalf of current political campaigns, but not campaign memorabilia which are merely intended to stir
one's recollection of past political campaigns.