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Bill BL2019-1543

An ordinance to amend Section 11.12.090 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to prohibit panhandling in certain locations.

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

Section 1. That Section 11.12.090, Subsection B, of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby deleted and that the following be substituted in lieu thereof:

B. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in an act of panhandling when either the panhandler or the person being solicited is located in, on, or at any of the following locations:

  1. Any bus stop;
  2. Any sidewalk cafe;
  3. Any area within twenty-five feet (in any direction) of an automatic teller machine (ATM) or entrance to a bank;
  4. Any daycare or community education facility, as defined by Section 17.04.060 of the Metropolitan Code;
  5. Within ten feet of a point of entry to or exit from any building open to the public, including commercial establishments;
  6. Within the DTC and CF districts on (i) Second Avenue North between Broadway and Church Street, (ii) Commerce Street between Second Avenue North and Third Avenue North, or (iii) Symphony Place between Third Avenue South and Fourth Avenue South, or (iv) the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Street Bridge.

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)

Freddie O'Connell

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Legislative History

IntroducedMarch 19, 2019

Passed First ReadingMarch 19, 2019

Referred toPublic Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee

Deferred to May 7, 2019April 2, 2019

Deferred to June 4, 2019May 7, 2019

Indefinitely deferred by ruleJune 4, 2019

WithdrawnAugust 20, 2019

Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to the Metropolitan Clerk at 615-862-6770.

Last Modified: 08/23/2019 9:40 AM