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File #: BL2020-587    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 12/7/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 1/19/2021 Final action: 1/19/2021
Title: An Ordinance amending Substitute Ordinance No. BL2019-1653 to amend the requirement that a flag of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County be presented to the family of a current or former elected Metropolitan official, including a current or former member of the Metropolitan County Council, upon the official's death.
Sponsors: Burkley Allen, Bob Nash
Attachments: 1. BL2020-587 Amendment
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An Ordinance amending Substitute Ordinance No. BL2019-1653 to amend the requirement that a flag of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County be presented to the family of a current or former elected Metropolitan official, including a current or former member of the Metropolitan County Council, upon the official's death.

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WHEREAS, on July 2, 2019, the Metropolitan Council adopted Substitute Ordinance No. BL2019-1653 to require the presentation of a flag of the Metropolitan Government to the family of a current or former elected Metropolitan Official upon the death of such Official; and
WHEREAS, it is proper that families of current or former elected Metropolitan Officials be given the opportunity to have such a flag presented by a uniformed police officer.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 1 of Substitute Ordinance No. BL2019-1653 is hereby deleted and the following be substituted in lieu thereof:
Section 1. That, upon the death of a current or former elected Metropolitan official, including a current or former member of the Metropolitan County Council, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall require that a flag of the Metropolitan Government be presented to the family of the elected official. The presentation of such flag may include presentation at the funeral of such elected official. The family may request that such presentation be made by a uniformed police officer. If so requested, presentation by a uniformed police officer shall be at the discretion of the Chief of Police. The Metropolitan Government shall absorb any costs associated with the presentation of such flag.
Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect from and after its final passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

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