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File #: BL2020-454    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 9/28/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Title: An ordinance amending Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to prohibit bullying in all Metropolitan Government services, activities, programs, and facilities.
Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Russ Bradford, Brett Withers, Zach Young, Emily Benedict, Tanaka Vercher, Zulfat Suara, Sharon Hurt, Tonya Hancock, Jennifer Gamble, Brandon Taylor, Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. BL2020-454 Amdt, 2. BL2020-454
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An ordinance amending Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to prohibit bullying in all Metropolitan Government services, activities, programs, and facilities.
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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by adding the following new Chapter 2.232:
2.232 -Bullying Prevention
2.232.010 - Definitions
For the purposes of this Chapter "bullying" shall be defined as any severe, pervasive, or persistent act or conduct whether physical, electronic, or verbal that:
1. May be based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, intellectual ability, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or any other distinguishing characteristic, or on a person's association with a person or group with any of the actual or perceived foregoing characteristics; and
2. Can reasonably be predicted to:
a. Place the person in reasonable fear of physical harm to their person or property;
b. Cause a substantial detrimental effect on the person's physical or mental health;
c. Substantially interfere with the person's academic performance or attendance; or
d. Substantially interfere with the person's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, programs, facilities, or privileges provided by an agency or contractor or agent thereof.
2.232.020 - Bullying prohibited.
A. Acts of bullying, including cyberbullying, whether by a person, volunteers, or staff, are prohibited in all Metropolitan Government services, activities, programs, and facilities.
B. Retaliation against a person, volunteer, or staff member who reports bullying, provides information about an act of bullying, or witnesses an act of b...

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