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Ordinance 2008-12

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2006-9.
WHEREAS, ACA §16-17-129 provides that the governing body of each city of the second
class may levy and collect an additional fine not to exceed $5.00 from each defendant who pleads
guilty or nolo contendere to, is found guilty of, or forfeits bond for any misdemeanor or traffic
violation in the City Court;
WHEREAS, ACA §16-17-129 further provides that the additional fine shall apply to each
charge, count, violation or offense that a defendant pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, is found
guilty of, or forfeits bond for including each misdemeanor or traffic violation.
WHEREAS, the City periodically receives statements from Washington Count}' for the
incarceration of City prisoners and the $3.00 set by Ordinance 2006-9 has created a surplus and the
Court Clerk and City Prosecutor have recommended that the additional fine be lowered to $2.00 to
more accurately cover the costs to the City.
BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS,
That:
Section 1: That the $3.00 fee levied by Ordinance 2006-9 has produced an unnecessary
surplus of funds in this account and therefore, Ordinance 2006-9 is hereby amended by deleting the
"$3.00" in line one of Section 1 and inserting into its place, "$2.00" effective September 1, 2008.
Section 2: In all other respects Ordinance 2006-9 is hereby ratified and confirmed.