ORDINANCE BL2017-800

An ordinance amending section 11.28.210 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to modify juvenile curfew hours.

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. BL99-1, enacted on November 16, 1999, established a juvenile curfew applicable within the area of the Metropolitan Government, codified in Section 11.28.200, et seq., of the Metropolitan Code; and

WHEREAS, Section 11.28.280 of the Metropolitan Code originally provided that the curfew provisions of the code would be null and void after the 30th day of June, 2005, unless extended by resolution of the Metropolitan Council; and

WHEREAS, on February 15, 2005, the Metropolitan Council adopted Resolution No. RS2005-689 to extend the curfew provisions through June 30, 2010; and

WHEREAS, on May 17, 2011, the Metropolitan Council approved Ordinance no. BL2011-869, re-adopting the juvenile curfew provisions of the Metropolitan Code of Laws in order to allow for the continued enforcement of such provisions; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council has since determined that the juvenile curfew laws should be further restricted by one (1) hour in order to (a) further the effectiveness of the curfew in reducing unlawful activity by juveniles; (b) eliminate confusion regarding the applicable curfew hours; and (c) to promote the public good, safety and welfare.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. Sections 11.28.210 of the Metropolitan Code is amended by deleting this section in its entirety and by substituting the following:

Section 11.28.210 Curfew for Juveniles.

It shall be unlawful for any person seventeen (17) years of age or less [under (18)] to be or remain in or upon a public place, or a private place without consent of the property owner, leasee or a person of apparent authority acting on behalf of the leasee or owner, in Davidson County during the period beginning at 11:00 p.m. and ending at 5:00 a.m.

Section 2. That this Ordinance shall take effect from and after its final passage, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: DeCosta Hastings

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Introduced: July 6, 2017
Passed First Reading: July 6, 2017
Referred to: Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee
Deferred to September 5, 2017: August 1, 2017
Deferred Indefinitely: September 5, 2017
Passed Second Reading:  
Passed Third Reading:  
Approved:  
By:  
Next Consideration: Deferred Indefinitely

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