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Bill BL2018-1292 (as amended)

An ordinance to amend provisions of Chapter 2.140 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding public records commission membership and the provision of secretarial duties.

WHEREAS, Tenn. Code Ann. §10-7-401 authorizes the county legislative body to create a county public records commission; and

WHEREAS, such public records commission (“commission”) was created pursuant to section 2.140.010 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws and membership of such commission was authorized pursuant to section 2.140.030 thereof; and

WHEREAS, Tenn. Code Ann. §10-7-401 further provides, in pertinent part, that the composition of the commission shall include the “duly appointed county archivist” as an ex officio member of the commission; and

WHEREAS, in 2014, Ordinance No. BL2014-727 designated the Metro Archivist, previously appointed by the Metro Library Board, to the public records commission. In so doing, however, the legislation inadvertently neglected to increase the membership count in section 2.140.030(A); and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the Metropolitan Government that the total membership of the public records commission be accurately reflected in the Metropolitan Code of Laws; and

WHEREAS, for these reasons, it is further in the interests of the Metropolitan Government that secretarial duties for the public records commission be performed by the Metropolitan Clerk or a designee thereof.


Section 1: Metropolitan Code of Laws Section 2.140.030(A) is hereby amended to read as follows:

A. The Davidson County public records commission shall consist of eight members:

The mayor shall appoint three members and the metro council shall confirm each appointee. Of the three appointees, one shall be a member of the metro council, one shall be a judge of one of the courts of record, and one shall be a genealogist.

Section 2: Metropolitan Code of Laws Section 2.140.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

2.140.060 - Staff.

The metropolitan clerk or a designee thereof shall perform secretarial duties for the public records commission.

Section 3: This ordinance shall take effect from and after its final passage, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Colby Sledge

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Legislative History

IntroducedAugust 7, 2018

Passed First ReadingAugust 7, 2018

Referred toPersonnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee
Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

AmendedAugust 21, 2018

Passed Second ReadingAugust 21, 2018

Passed Third ReadingSeptember 4, 2018

ApprovedSeptember 5, 2018

ByMayor Briley's signature

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