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File #: BL2022-1115    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Second Reading
File created: 2/8/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 7/19/2022 Final action:
Title: An ordinance amending Section 13.08.080 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws pertaining to the use of License Plate Scanner (LPR) technology to exclude assisting with immigration enforcement as an allowed use of LPRs.
Sponsors: Bob Mendes, Dave Rosenberg, Burkley Allen, Ginny Welsch, Zulfat Suara, Tom Cash, Sean Parker, Emily Benedict
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An ordinance amending Section 13.08.080 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws pertaining to the use of License Plate Scanner (LPR) technology to exclude assisting with immigration enforcement as an allowed use of LPRs.

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WHEREAS, the current LPR law is silent about whether Metro's LPRs can be used to assist with federal immigration enforcement; and

WHEREAS, Chief of Police John C. Drake and Director Diana Alarcon of the Nashville Department of Transportation wrote a letter to Vice Mayor Jim Shulman dated January 31, 2022, stating in part that "LPR information will NOT be shared with ICE for any type of immigration enforcement"; and

WHEREAS, this commitment by Chief Drake and Director Alarcon to not use Metro's LPRs for immigration enforcement is important to the public welfare of the city of Nashville and should be incorporated into Metro's LPR law.

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

Section 1. Part G(1)(a)(ii) of Section 13.08.080 is hereby amended by adding a new subpart (6) as follows:

(6) to assist any federal official in the identification, apprehension, detention, or removal of any person in connection with the immigration laws of the United States.

Section 2. Part G(13) of Section 13.08.080 is hereby amended by adding to the end of the part as follows:

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section, the Metropolitan Government shall not in any way use, upload, or refer to a hot list that is related to federal immigration enforcement including without limitation any hot list provided or generated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or any hot list that includes data provided or generated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
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