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Ordinance 2002-10

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE COLLECTION OF WARRANT SERVICE FEES BY
THE JOHNSON POLICE DEPARTMENT AND CREATING A WARRANTS SERVICE FUND.
WHEREAS that the City Council of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, has determined that additional costs are incurred by the City as a result of having to serve warrants from the city court and
WHEREAS Arkansas law allows Police Departments to charge the same fee for service of warrants as Sheriffs are authorized to collect, it is prudent to enact enabling legislation to authorize the Johnson Police Department to collect a fee for the service of warrants as so authorized.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
JOHNSON, ARKANSAS:
WARRANT SERVICE FEES:
For each warrant for the City Court of Johnson, Arkansas, served on a Defendant appearing before said Court, there shall be collected from each such Defendant upon each plea of guilty, nolo contendere, forfeiture of bond or determination of guilt for misdemeanors or traffic violations in the City Court the sum of Fifty dollars ($50.00), which sum.shall be placed in a separate fund called the
WARRANTS SERVICE FUND to be used by the City to defray the expenses of the service of
warrants issued by the City Court of Johnson, Arkansas.