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Ord #45

AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL COURT

COSTS TO BE COLLECTED BY THE CITY COURT
OF JOHNSON IN CRIMINAL CASES.

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Johnson,
Arkansas:
1. That in addition to all other Court costs now collected hy
the City Court of Johnson, Arkansas, in criminal cases, either imposed
by State law or City ordinance, the City Court is hereby
required to collect an additional cost of Five dollars and seventyfive
cents ($5.75) from each defendant upon each Judgment of conviction,
plea of guilty or nolo contender, or forfeiture for failure
to appear in misdemeanor and violation cases, except parking violations.
2. All collections from costs levied pursuant to this Ordinance
shall be paid over to the City Clerk and Recorder monthly and shall
be credited to the City's general fund.
3. The City Council hereby determines that the general fund
revenues are not presently sufficient to adequately finance the proper
administration of justice; that the proper administration of justice is
necessary for the public health, safety, and welfare; and that the
immediate passage of this Ordinance is necessary to assist in the
adequate financing of the proper administration of justice. Therefore,
an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Ordinance being
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health
and safety, shall be in full force and effect from and after the date
of its passage.