ORDINANCE NO. BL2003-1475
An Ordinance amending Section 12.52.130 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to permit tax exempt charitable organizations to solicit and collect charitable contributions in the roadway.
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Code currently prohibits the solicitation or collection of charitable contributions in the roadway; and
WHEREAS, Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-17-307 provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for obstructing a highway for the solicitation and collection of charitable donations by a charitable organization that has received a determination of exemption from the Internal Revenue Service under 26 U.S.C. §501(c)(3) or (4).
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That section 12.52.130(B) of the Metropolitan Code of Laws shall
be and the same hereby amended by adding the following provision at the end
of subsection B.:
“ Notwithstanding the foregoing provision to the contrary, the solicitation and contribution shall be permitted if the following conditions are met:
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect from and after passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Ron Nollner
|Introduced:||June 3, 2003|
|Passed First Reading:||June 3, 2003|
|Referred to:||Public Safety Committee|
|Deferred:||June 17, 2003|
|Deferred:||July 15, 2003|
|Deferred Indefinitely:||August 5, 2003|
|Withdrawn:||August 19, 2003|