SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE NO. BL2006-1185An Ordinance amending Chapter 1.04 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws declaring English to be the official language of the Metropolitan Government, and to require that all government communications, publications and telephone answering systems be in English with certain exceptions.
WHEREAS, Tennessee Code Annotated § 4-1-404 establishes English as the official language of the State of Tennessee, and requires all communications and publications produced by governmental entities to be in English; and
WHEREAS, the Council now desires to designate English as the official language of the Metropolitan Government for purposes of government publications and communications.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. Chapter 1.04 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by adding the following new section 1.04.070:
"1.04.070. English the official language of the metropolitan government.
A. English is hereby
established as the official language of the metropolitan government.
B. Except when required by federal law or when necessary to protect or promote public health, safety or welfare, all communications, publications, and telephone answering systems of metropolitan government boards, commissions, departments and agencies shall be in English."
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Eric Crafton, Michael Craddock, Robert Duvall
|Introduced:||September 19, 2006|
|Substitute Introduced:||September 19, 2006|
|Passed First Reading:||September 19, 2006|
|Deferred to October 17, 2006:||September 19, 2006|
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Deferred to November 21, 2006:||October 17, 2006|
|Passed Second Reading:||November 21, 2006|
|Deferred to February 6, 2007:||December 5, 2006|
|Passed Third Reading:||February 6, 2007 - Roll Call Vote|
|Vetoed by Mayor:||February 12, 2007|
|Motion to Override Mayor's veto Failed:||February 20, 2007 - Roll Call Vote|