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File #: BL2020-582    Version: Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Indefinitely Deferred
File created: 12/8/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 8/15/2023 Final action:
Title: An ordinance amending Section 13.08.080 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to pertaining to the use of License Plate Scanner (LPR) Technology in the public rights-of-way.
Sponsors: Courtney Johnston, Russ Pulley, Bob Nash, John Rutherford, Kathleen Murphy, Joy Styles, Kyonzte Toombs, Jennifer Gamble, Zach Young, Tonya Hancock, Thom Druffel, Jonathan Hall, Brett Withers
Attachments: 1. Amendment 1, 2. Amendment 2
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An ordinance amending Section 13.08.080 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to pertaining to the use of License Plate Scanner (LPR) Technology in the public rights-of-way.

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WHEREAS, license plate scanner technology has been deployed safely and effectively across the country, including in Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, license plate scanner technology is an objective tool used to identify the letters and numbers contained on a publicly displayed, government issued, license plate; and

WHEREAS, it is in the public interest to permit the use of this technology subject to a reasonable privacy framework that ensures the protection of civil liberties.

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

Section 1. That Section 13.08.080 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by deleting the existing language in subsection G and substituting in lieu thereof:

G. Except as provided in subsection I. of this section, any department of the Metropolitan Government, either directly or through contractors acting at the department's direction, wishing to acquire or enter into an agreement to acquire license plate scanner (LPR) technology and/or install or operate them onto or within the public rights-of-way, shall comply with the following requirements and restrictions:

1. A usage and privacy policy shall be implemented in order to ensure that the collection, use, maintenance, sharing, and dissemination of LPR information is consistent with respect for individuals' privacy and civil liberties. The usage and privacy policy shall be posted on the department's website, and shall include the following:

(a) The authorized purposes for using the LPR system and collecting LPR information, shall be limited to the following:
(1) investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses including, but not limited to, reckless driving, including but not limited to, persons engaged in illegal drag racing activity at speeds i...

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