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Bill BL2020-335 (as amended)

An ordinance amending the Metropolitan Code of Laws to make a violation of a mayoral executive order during a civil emergency a Class C misdemeanor.

WHEREAS, Tenn. Code Ann. § 38-9-104 and Metropolitan Code § 2.08.070 and § 2.08.080 authorize the mayor, after proclamation of a civil emergency, to issue orders as deemed necessary in the interest of the public safety and welfare; and,

WHEREAS, Tenn. Code Ann. § 38-9-105 states, “Municipalities may provide by ordinance that any person violating the provisions of orders issued by the chief administrative officer pursuant to this authorization during a proclaimed civil emergency commits a Class C misdemeanor;” and,

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government to provide that violations of mayoral executive orders during a civil emergency constitute a Class C misdemeanor.

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

Section 1. That a new Section of the Metropolitan Code, to be designated as Metropolitan Code § 2.08.110, is hereby enacted to state as follows:
“Any person violating the provisions of orders issued by the mayor during a civil emergency and pursuant to the authority of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38, Chapter 9 commits a Class C misdemeanor. This section shall expire and be null and void on October 1, 2023, unless extended by resolution of the metropolitan council.”

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)

Russ Pulley, Joy Styles

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Legislative History

IntroducedJuly 7, 2020

Passed First ReadingJuly 7, 2020

Referred toPublic Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee

AmendedJuly 21, 2020

Passed Second ReadingAugust 4, 2020

Deferred to August 4, 2020Juy 21, 2020

Passed Third ReadingAugust 18, 2020

ApprovedAugust 19, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 08/21/2020 1:24 PM