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Business, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Issues; Pro-Life and Pro Second Amendment. Susan Lynn is a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. She serves as Chairman of the Consumer and Human Resources subcommittee and on the Finance Ways and Means Committee. She holds a BS in economics and a minor in history.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Speaker Harwell Communication on Proposed Metro Ordinances

Speaker Beth Harwell has just shared developing news with members regarding Metro's attempt to create a sanctuary city. The Speaker included the legal opinion which clearly says that the Metro Council's ordinance, if passed, cannot affect the Sheriff's duties - read it here; https://tinyurl.com/yawddqyx
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THE SPEAKERS COMMUNICATION TO THE MEMBERS
Members,
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Many of you are concerned about Metro Nashville’s proposed ordinance concerning immigration enforcement, and I want to share an update with you. Since last week, I have been talking to Metro Sheriff Daron Hall and Metro Council members opposed to the measure. At their request, Senator Tracy and I requested an Attorney General’s opinion.
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Today, I am pleased that Metro Legal Director Jon Cooper released an opinion stating that the ordinance is not enforceable. I have attached a copy of the opinion for your review.
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The Tennessean’s story on this development is online at: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/06/27/nashville-immigration-ordinance-not-enforceable-metro-attorney-says/431407001/
It includes my comments:
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I strongly concur with Metro’s legal director, Jon Cooper. Sheriff Daron Hall’s powers cannot be restricted by the Metro Council. The sheriff is a state constitutional officer, and his duties are prescribed by the General Assembly. Our local, state, and federal law enforcement officials must be able to work together to keep our children, families, and communities safe, and I will make sure they have the power to do that.
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I will keep you posted on this issue. Thank you for working together to address this issue.
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Beth

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