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Bill BL2019-43 (as amended)

An ordinance to amend Chapter 5.04 of the Metropolitan Code to require certain financial communications from the State of Tennessee to be submitted to the Metropolitan Council.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 5.04 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following new subsection 5.04.115:

5.04.115 Submission of finance communications from the State of Tennessee to the Metropolitan Council.

A. Copies of all financial communications from the State of Tennessee to the metropolitan government that are a disclosable public record under T.C.A. § 10-7-503 shall be submitted to the director of the metropolitan council office within seven days of receipt, provided that such communications that reflect negatively on the finances of the metropolitan government shall also be emailed directly to the councilmembers within seven days of receipt.

B. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

“financial communications” means all written and electronic communications pertaining to the financial status, revenues, expenses, fees or service charges of the metropolitan government and any of its departments, boards, commissions, offices, and agencies other than routine correspondence regarding grant awards previously approved by the metropolitan council and grant applications.

“communications that reflect negatively” includes without limitation any notice or threat of an administrative proceeding initiated by the State against the metropolitan government, any order issued in any such administrative proceeding, any communication that disapproves any request related to the metropolitan government's finances, any communication disapproving or raising questions about any operating or capital budget of the metropolitan government, and any communication that reflects or discusses any material adverse change in the financial condition of the metropolitan government.

The department head for the applicable department, board, commission, office, or agency shall be responsible for ensuring such communication is submitted to the director of the council office as required by this section. The department head for the applicable department, board, commission, office, or agency shall be responsible for ensuring such communication is submitted to the director of the council office as required by this section.

Sponsor(s)

Bob Mendes, Kyonzté Toombs, Tanaka Vercher, Kevin Rhoten, Zulfat Suara, Emily Benedict, Jeff Syracuse, Russ Bradford, Erin Evans

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Legislative History

IntroducedNovember 5, 2019

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee

Passed Second ReadingNovember 19, 2019

Passed Third ReadingDecember 3, 2019

Approved-

By-

Effective-

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Last Modified: 12/06/2019 3:43 PM