ORDINANCE NO. BL2001-711
An ordinance amending Section 2.44.110 to allow police officers who become disabled to receive the gift of a gun and badge from the police department.
WHEREAS, currently police officers who retire in good standing after at least twenty-five years of service receive as a gift from the metropolitan police department a gun and badge; and
WHEREAS, police officers in good standing who become disabled and cannot achieve the twenty-five years of service should receive this benefit.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Section 2.44.110 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by deleting the current provisions and adopting in lieu thereof the following new provisions:
"The metropolitan police department shall make a gift of a gun and a badge to all retiring police officers who have at least twenty-five years of service upon their retirement and to also to all police officers who, regardless of years of service, receive a disability pension from the metropolitan government. To be eligible to receive the gun and badge, the police officer must retire in good standing and be eligible to receive a service pension or receive a disability pension. This section shall apply to all officers who have retired since July 1, 1979, and meet all the conditions set forth herein."
SECTION 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: Tony Derryberry, J. B. Loring, Brenda Gilmore, Norma Hand, Edward Whitmore, Amanda McClendon
|Introduced:||June 5 , 2001|
|Passed First Reading:||June 5, 2001|
& Finance Committee
Public Safety Committee
|Passed Second Reading:||June 19, 2001|
|Passed Third Reading:||June 26, 2001|
|VETOED BY MAYOR:||July 3, 2001|