ORDINANCE NO. BL2007-1547
An Ordinance amending Chapter 6.80 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the penalties for violations of the provisions governing wrecker and towing services, and to clarify the purpose and intent of the chapter, all of which is more particularly described herein.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Chapter 6.80 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by deleting the provisions of Section 6.80.020 in their entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new provisions:
“6.80.020 Purpose and intent of provisions.
It is declared to be the purpose and intent of this chapter that all wreckers, towing services and wrecker services doing business within the area of the metropolitan government be licensed and required to have adequate insurance coverage in force as set out in this chapter for the protection and welfare of the public. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to a wrecker service located outside the area of the metropolitan government and which occasionally passes through or delivers vehicles within the area of the metropolitan government, unless such wrecker service picks up or delivers such vehicles within the area of the metropolitan government more than five times within any thirty day period.”
Section 2. That Chapter 6.80 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by amending Section 6.80.585 by deleting subsection B. in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new subsection B.:
“B. The imposition of a penalty under subsection A. of this section does not prevent the use of other enforcement remedies or procedures applicable to the person or persons charged with the conduct or involved in the violation, including probation, suspension or revocation of their license or ability to perform nonconsent towing, or such other actions as are within the authority of the commission.”
Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after is enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Adam Dread
|Introduced:||June 19, 2007|
|Passed First Reading:||June 19, 2007|
|Referred to:||Public Safety Committee|
|Passed Second Reading:||July 17, 2007|
|Passed Third Reading:||August 7, 2007|
|Approved:||August 9, 2007|