RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-280

A resolution providing amendments to the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, in accordance with Article 19, Section 19.01, and setting forth a brief description of each amendment to be placed on the ballot.

WHEREAS, Article 19.01 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, provides that the Metropolitan Government shall not adopt a resolution proposing amendments to the Charter more often than twice during the term of office of members of the Metropolitan Council; and

WHEREAS, Article 19, Section 19.01, also requires to be set forth in the adoption resolution a brief description of each amendment so worded so as to convey the meaning of said amendment; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Metropolitan Council by adopting this resolution to fulfill these two Charter requirements.

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

Section 1. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 19.01 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, the proposed amendments to the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, attached hereto, are submitted to the people for approval in the manner provided by Section 19.01 of the Charter.

Section 2. The date prescribed for holding of the referendum election at which the electorate of the Metropolitan Government will vote to ratify or reject the amendments proposed in Section 1 of this Resolution shall be November 6, 2012.

Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Sponsored by: Erica Gilmore

AMENDMENT NO. __________

Section 12.05 of Article 12 of the Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be amended by adding the following new paragraph at the end thereof:

“Notwithstanding any other provision of this article to the contrary, the metropolitan council shall have the authority by ordinance to enact an equal opportunity interviewing policy to be implemented by the civil service commission for the consideration of prospective employees of the metropolitan government. Such equal opportunity interviewing policy shall include, but not be limited to, provisions prohibiting the metropolitan government from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal history on the initial job application unless a criminal background check for the position is required by state or federal law, or in the interest of public safety.

FOR THE BALLOT

Amendment No. _________

This amendment would allow the metropolitan council by ordinance to enact an equal opportunity interviewing policy to be implemented by the civil service commission that would prohibit the metropolitan government from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal history on the initial job application unless a criminal background check for the position is required by state or federal law, or in the interest of public safety.

Sponsored by: Erica Gilmore

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Referred: Charter Revision Commission
Charter Revision Committee
Introduced: June 5, 2012
Deferred Indefinitely: June 5, 2012
Put back on Agenda of September 18, 2012 meeting:
August 24, 2012
Deferred Indefinitely: September 18, 2012
Adopted: