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Bill BL2020-422

An ordinance amending Metropolitan Code § 1.24.030 to permit the Mayor to enlist Metropolitan Employees outside of the Health Department and MNPD to issue citations to enforce emergency health orders.

WHEREAS, Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-2-609, Metropolitan Charter § 10.103, and Metropolitan Code § 2.36.020 authorize the Medical Director of the Metropolitan Department of Health to take such action as may become necessary to assure the maintenance of public health and the prevention of disease; and,

WHEREAS, Metropolitan Code § 1.24.030 permits employees of specific departments, boards, and commissions to issue citations related to code violations within those departments, boards, and commissions; and,

WHEREAS, effective enforcement of county-wide emergency health orders requires the assistance of various employees throughout the Metropolitan Government; and,

WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and
Davidson County that this ordinance be approved.

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

Section 1. That Metropolitan Code § 1.24.030, is hereby amended by adding the following language to the final sentence of this section:
“After the declaration of a state of emergency for all or a portion of Davidson County by any officer authorized to do so, the Mayor may by written order appoint the employees of any Metropolitan Government department to assist in the enforcement of orders issued by the Chief Medical Director, including without limitation the issuance of citations for violations of such orders.”

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Bob Mendes, Russ Pulley, Sharon Hurt, Russ Bradford, Sean Parker, Joy Styles

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Legislative History

IntroducedAugust 18, 2020

Passed First ReadingAugust 18, 2020

Referred toHealth, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee
Public Safety Committee

Passed Second ReadingSeptember 1, 2020

Deferred to October 6, 2020September 15, 2020

Passed Third Reading-

Approved-

By-

Next ConsiderationOctober 6, 2020

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Last Modified: 09/18/2020 4:27 PM