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Ordinance #59

AN ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO COLLECTION OF ADDITIONAL
COSTS' BY THE JOHNSON CITY COURT IN MISDEMEANOR
CASES

WHEREAS, Act 1981, No. 434, §1, as an Amendment to

Arkansas Statutes 1947 Annotated §43-2414 (1977 Repl'.), provides
for the taxation and collection of costs upon each
judgment of conviction and upon each plea of guilty in misdemeanor
cases the sum of three dollars $3.00) and then provides
for the administrative steps to be taken in effectuating
such law by the appropriate officials; and,
WHEREAS, the Johnson City Court is subject to the
provisions of the aforementioned law and should therefore
commence the collection, accounting, and reporting of
said costs;
THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, By the City Council of'
the City of Johnson, Arkansas, that in compliance with
Arkansas Statutes 1947 Annotated §43-2414 (1977 Repl.),
the Johnson City Court shall, in addition to all other costs
now or hereafter provided by law, tax and collect from each
Defendant as costs upon each judgment of conviction and upon
each plea of guilty in misdemeanor cases the-sum of thr.e.e
dollars ($3.00); and the Court-Clerk is hereby directed
and ordered to collect such costs herein taxed and assessed
in the same manner and at the same time as the other costs
in such cases. The Court Clerk is hereby directed and
ordered to forthwith pay over all moneys collected hereunder
to the Washington County Treasurer to a designated fund known
the State Police Retirement Fund. PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
that where the costs as taxed are not actually collected, or
-where the Defendant pays the costs by serving time by his/her
physical detention, no payment shall be made to the Washington
County Treasurer therefor.

IT. IS FURTHER DETERMINED By the City Council of the
City of Johnson, Arkansas, that this Ordinance is necessary
to adequately and properly protect the public.peace, health,
and safety of the inhabitants of the said City, therefore,
an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Ordinance
shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage
and publication.