SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE NO. BL2004-179
An ordinance amending Section 5.16.060 of the Metropolitan Code by levying a One Dollar ($1.00) litigation tax on all cases in the general sessions and juvenile courts to provide funds for victim-offender mediation centers in the area of Metropolitan Government.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 5.16.060 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws shall be and the same is hereby amended by adding the following new subsection D.:
"D. A one dollar ($1.00) tax on litigation shall be collected on all cases in matters before the general sessions courts and the juvenile court of metropolitan government. Such tax shall be taxed as part of the costs of the cause, and in no case shall be remitted. The tax collected by the clerk of the court shall be remitted to the metropolitan treasurer. All revenue generated under this litigation tax shall be used exclusively to support victim-offender mediation center(s) operating within the area of metropolitan government organized under the provisions of Title 16, Chapter 20 on the Tennessee Code Annotated. Such revenue shall be administered under guidelines developed by the District Attorney General to provide mediation services to the justice system of the Metropolitan Government through contracts with qualified community organizations. In developing the guidelines for administering these funds, the District Attorney General shall consult with appropriate judicial officials and the Nashville Bar Association and be assisted, as needed, by the Director of Finance."
Section 2. The provisions of Section 1 of this ordinance shall not become effective until July 1, 2004.
Section 3. 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: David Briley
|Introduced:||March 16, 2004|
|Passed First Reading:||March 16, 2004|
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Deferred Indefinitely:||April 6, 2004|
|Deferred:||June 1, 2004|
|Substitute Introduced:||June 15, 2004|
|Passed Second Reading:||June 15, 2004|
|Passed Third Reading:||June 24, 2004|
|Approved:||June 25, 2004|