ORDINANCE NO. BL2010-811
An ordinance amending Section 11.12.070 of the Metropolitan Code to prohibit the use of personal sound amplification equipment on the public rights-of-way within downtown Nashville.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 11.12.070 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by amending subsection B. by adding the following new subsection B.6.:
“6. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or allow the operation of any personal sound amplification equipment on any public right-of-way. For purposes of this section, ‘personal sound amplification equipment’ means a radio, tape player, compact disc player, digital audio player, bullhorn, television, electronic audio equipment, musical instrument, sound amplifier, or other mechanical or electronic sound-making device that produces, reproduces, or amplifies sound. This subsection shall not prohibit the operation of personal sound amplification equipment when used with headphones or earbuds that do not emit sounds plainly audible to anyone other than the operator of the personal sound amplification equipment.”
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: Mike Jameson
|Introduced:||December 7, 2010|
|Passed First Reading:||December 7, 2010|
|Referred to:||Codes Committee
Public Safety Committee
|Deferred:||December 21, 2010|
|Deferred:||January 18, 2011|
|Deferred Indefinitely:||February 1, 2011|
|Withdrawn:||August 16, 2011|