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Ord #43

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CRIMINAL
MISDEMEANOR STATUTES OF THE STATE OF
ARKANSAS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE
VIOLATION OF SAID OFFENSES.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY.COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS:

THAT WHEREAS, Arkansas Statute Anno. 19-2410 provides
that the City Council in allccities in this state are authorized
and empowered to prohibit and punish any act, matter or thing
which the laws of this state make a misdemeanor, and to prescribe
penalties for all offenses in violating any ordinance of said
city or town not exceeding the penalties prescribed for similar
offenses against the state laws by the statutes of this state, and
WHEREAS, Arkansas Statute Anno. provides that it shall
be unlawful for any city council in this state by city ordinance'
to prescribe less penailities for all offenses in violation of any
ordinance of said city than are prescribed for similar offenses
against the state laws by statute of this state, and
~~EREAS, the applicable law provides that all fines and
penalties imposed by city courts in any city o rtown in this state
shall be paid into the city treasurer.
NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained by the City Council of the
City of Johnson, Arkansas, that the criminal misdemeanor statutes
of the State of Arkansas are hereby adopted as ordinances of the
City of Johnson, Arkansas, and the penalties prescribed for

violation of said ordinances shall be the same as those penalties

and fines prescribed by the criminal misdemeanor Statutes of The

misdemeanor ordinances of the City of Johnson, Arkansas,

without further approval of the City Council of Johnson, Arkansas.

That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict
herewith are hereby repealed and the City Council of the City
of Johnson, Arkansas, further determines that this ordinance is
necessary to adequately and properly protect the public peace,
health and safety of the inhabitants of the City of Johnson, and an
emergency is hereby declared to exist and this ordinance shall be
in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication.