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Ordinance #96

AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE LEVY OF FIVE DOLLARS
($5.00) COURT COST ON COURT CASES IN THE CITY COURT
OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF ARKANSAS
CODE ANN. 16-17-111 AND FOR THE LEVY OF THREE DOLLARS
($3.00) COURT COST ON CASES IN CITY COURT OF JOHNSON,
ARKANSAS UNDER AUTHORITY OF ARKANSAS CODE ANN.
16-17-113, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING A CRIMINAL
JUSTICE FUND UNDER AUTHORITY OF ARKANSAS CODE ANN.
16-17-111 AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING AN
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE FUND UNDER THE AUTHORITY
OF ARKANSAS CODE ANN. 16-17-113, AND REPEALING ALL
CONFLICTING CITY ORDINANCES SPECIFICALLY ORDINANCE
NO. 71. and 91, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, Arkansas Code Ann. 16-17-111 provide for the
Levy of court cost in the administration of the Municipal
and/or City Court including , but not limited to, salaries
and cost of incarceration of defendants; and

WHEREAS, the City of Johnson Is charged with the expenses
involved with the administration of the City Court and the
municipality being charged by Washington County for the keeping
of city prisoners In the County Jail; and

WHEREAS, Arkansas Code Ann. 16-17-113 provides for the
levy of court costs for the purpose of offsetting the cost
in the administration of justice by the municipality and the
county; and
WHEREAS, the City of Johnson is charged with the expenses
involved with the administration ofjustice.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS THAT:
SECTION 1: FIVE DOLLAR ($5.00) COST LEVIED; CRIMINAL
JUSTICE FUND CREATED:

A. FIVE DOLLAR ($5.00) COST LEVIED; Under the authority
of Arkansas Code Ann. 16-17-111, there is hereby levied and
shall be collected from each defendant upon each plea of guilty
of nolo contendere, forfeiture of bond, or determination of
guilt for misdemeanors or traffic violations in the City Court
of Johnson a sum of Five Dollars ($5.00), in addition to all
other costs now or as may hereafter be provided by law.

B. CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUND CREATED: The monies collected
by the levy of this additional court cost shall be deposited
in the City Court account until monthly settlement is made
for court cost and money collected by this levy shall be
deposited into a bank account known as the (Criminal Justice
Funds for the City of Johnson) and such money shall be used
as directed by Arkansas Code Ann. 16-17-111.
SECTION 2: CREAT1OM OF ADMINISTRATION OF JU5TICE FUND
THREE DOLLAR ($3.00) COST LEVIED.
A. Under authority of Arkansas Code Ann. 16-17-113,
is hereby levied and shall be collected from each defendant
upon each plea of guilty, nolo contendere, forfeiture of bond,
or determination of guilt for misdemeanors or traffic violations
in the City Court of Johnson, the sum of Three Dollars ($3.00),
in addition to all other costs nox-r or as may hereafter be
provide by law.
B. The monies collected by the levy of this court cost
shall be deposited in the City Court account until a monthly
settlement is made for court cost and money collected by this
levy shall be titled the Administration of Justice Fund for
the City of Johnson, and deposited and dispursed according
to Arkansas Code Ann. 16-17-113.
SECTION 3: REPEALING CLAUSE: All ordinances and parts
of other ordinances in conflict herwith are hereby repealed
specifically ordinance 71 dated June 12, 1984 and ordinance
91 dated December 8, 1987.
SECTION 4: SAVING CLAUSE: Nothing contained herein
shall be deemed to affect any rights or obligations existing
at the time of passage of this ordinance.
SECTION 5 : SEVERABLITY CLAUSE: In the event that any
portion of this ordinance is declared inoperative or invalid
as a result of a Statute or Judicial decision then only that
portion expressly so declared to be inoperative or invalid
shall affected thereby and all other provisions hereof shall
remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 6: EFFECTIVE DATE: This ordinance shall be
in full force and effect from and after the first day of its
passage.
SECTION 7: EMERGENCY CLAUSE: The City Council does
hereby expressly recognize that the health, welfare and safety
of the people of Johnson, Arkansas, is hereby in jeopardy
and that this ordinance is hereby declared to be in full
force and effect from and after the date of passage.