APPENDIX A - CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A - CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 19 (Amended)

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF KECHI, KANSAS FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 12-4112 PERTAINING TO MUNICIPAL COURT COSTS AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT, REPEALING ALL PRIOR ORDINANCES PERTAINING TO THE SAME SUBJECT.

SECTION 1.         Each person, firm, or corporation who has received a Citation or Notice to Appear in Municipal Court, and upon conviction of any charge therein, or who has received an order to pay a fine in lieu of said appearance, shall pay a Municipal Court cost in the fixed amount of $66.00.

Each person, firm, or corporation who has received a Citation or Notice to Appear in Municipal Court, and upon conviction of any charge therein, or who has received an order to pay a fine in lieu of said appearance, shall pay a Municipal Court Costs fixed in the amount of $80.00. (Note: See Ord. 1642-11)

Each person, firm, or corporation who has received a Citation or Notice to Appear in Municipal Court, and upon conviction of any charge therein, or who has received an order to pay a fine in lieu of said appearance, shall pay a Municipal Court Costs fixed in the amount of $81.00. (Note: See Ord. 1675-15)

SECTION 2.         In addition to the Court costs assessment set forth above, any person convicted in the Municipal Court shall be assessed witness fees and mileage as set forth within K.S.A. 12-4411, and amendments thereto; for the assessment required by K.S.A. 2002 Sup. 20-1a11, and amendments thereto; for the Judicial Branch Education Fund; for the assessment required by K.S.A. 12-4117 and amendments thereto; for the Law Enforcement Training Center Fund established pursuant to K.S.A. 74-5619 and amendments thereto, the Local Law Enforcement Training Reimbursement Fund established pursuant to K.S.A. 74-5620, and amendments thereto, and the Juvenile Detention Facility’s Fund as provided in K.S.A. 12-4117 and amendments thereto, where applicable.

SECTION 3.         In addition to the foregoing costs, any Defendant convicted in the Municipal Court shall be assessed an additional cost of $50.00 as a processing fee if such Defendant has been arrested and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail or other detention facility utilized by the City of Kechi Police Department.

There shall be a $75 jail processing fee for each person arrested and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail or other detention facility utilized by the City of Kechi Police Department. (Note: See Ord. 1675-15)

SECTION 4.         In addition to the foregoing costs, any Defendant convicted in the Kechi Municipal Court may be assessed such other costs as the Municipal Court may deem just and equitable including the costs associated with laboratory testing, expert witness fees, and court appointed attorneys fees to the extent that the Municipal Court Judge, after due consideration of the Defendant’s financial circumstances, believes that such costs may, in justice, be assessed.

SECTION 5.         This Charter Ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper. 

SECTION 6.         This Charter Ordinance shall take effect 61 days after the final publication unless a sufficient Petition for a Referendum is filed, requiring a Referendum to be held on the Ordinance as provided in Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case this Ordinance shall become effective on approval by a majority of the electors voting thereon.

SECTION 7.         Having exempted itself from the provisions of K.S.A. 12-4112, this Ordinance may be amended from time to time in the future by regular Ordinance.

(01-24-2008; Ord. 1642-11; Ord. 1675-15)