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                                              CHAPTER IX.  MUNICIPAL COURT

 

 

                                                Article 1.   Municipal Court

                                                Article 2.   Appearance Bonds

 

 

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                                                ARTICLE 1. MUNICIPAL COURT

 

            NOTE:  The Kansas code of procedure for municipal courts is found in K.S.A. 12-4101 through 12-4701, inclusive, and amendments thereto.  This code of procedure is self-executing and requires no action by the city to become applicable to the city.  The only means by which a city can alter any procedure established in the code adopted by the legislature is through the use of a charter ordinance.

 

            9-101.  COURT ESTABLISHED.  A municipal court of the City of Hugoton, Kansas is hereby created and established to be presided over by a municipal judge.

 

            9-102.  CODE OF PROCEDURE.  The provisions of the Kansas Code of Procedure for Municipal Courts, being Chapter 12, Articles 41 to 46, inclusive, Kansas Statutes Annotated, are by this reference incorporated into and made a part of this article, as if the same had been set out in full herein.

 

            9-103.  PLACE; TIME.  The municipal judge shall hold court in a room to be supplied by the city and said court shall be held on each Thursday, except as the business thereof may require.  (Code 1971, 9-104)

 

            9-104.  EMPLOYMENT OF PRISONERS.  (a)  The chief of police, under the direction of the governing body, may cause any able-bodied prisoner confined in the city jail after being convicted of a violation of an ordinance of the city to work at suitable public employment for not to exceed eight hours on each working day.

            (b)  A person so employed shall be given credit at the rate of $5 a day on any fine imposed upon him or her.  (K.S.A. 22-4603; Code 1971, 9-110:911)

 

            9-105.  REPORT OF MUNICIPAL JUDGE.  The municipal judge shall, at the first regular meeting of the governing body of each month, make a full and complete written report of the proceedings before the judge for the preceding month.  The report shall state the names of all persons prosecuted before the judge, the amount of the fine and costs assessed (if any), the amount thereof collected, and the final disposition of the case.  The report shall be filed with the city clerk who shall present the same to the governing body.  (Code 1971, 9-113)

 

 

                                              ARTICLE 2. APPEARANCE BONDS

 

            9-201.  BOND AUTHORIZED.  Any person arrested for the violation of any city ordinance may post an appearance bond as provided by K.S.A. 12-4213.  (Code 1971, 9-202; Code 1983)

 

            9-202.  SAME:  AMOUNTS.  Appearance bonds for the following designated offenses may be secured as provided in K.S.A. 12-4301 and are hereby designated as follows:

(a)  Speeding, minimum bond..................................................................... $20.00;

     (1)  Eleven to fifteen miles per hour over limit........................................... 30.00;

     (2)  Fifteen to twenty miles per hour over limit......................................... 40.00;

     (3)  Twenty to twenty-five miles per hour over limit.................................. 50.00;

     (4)  Twenty-five to thirty miles per hour over limit.................................... 60.00;

     (5)  Thirty to forty miles per hour over limit.............................................. 80.00;

     (6)  Forty miles per hour over the limit................................................... 100.00;

(b)  Reckless driving.................................................................................... 50.00;

(c)  Careless and inattentive driving.............................................................. 25.00;

(d)  Fail to comply with lawful order of officer.............................................. 25.00;

(e)  Fail to yield right-of-way to emergency vehicle....................................... 25.00;

(f)  Fail to obey official traffic-control signa.................................................. l20.00;

(g)   Driving less than posted minimum speed, or impeding

the normal and reasonable flow of traffic....................................................... 20.00;

(h)   Driving left of center, in wrong lane or in wrong

direction on one-way................................................................................... 20.00;

(i)  Illegal passing......................................................................................... 20.00;

(j)  Failure to yield right-of-way.................................................................... 20.00;

(k)  Failure to stop at stop sign..................................................................... 20.00;

(l)  Illegal turn, turn approach or failure to signal............................................ 20.00;

(m)  Following to close................................................................................ 20.00;

(n)  Illegal stop, stand or park...................................................................... 20.00;

(o)  Illegal backing....................................................................................... 20.00;

(p)  Fail to stop for railroad electric or mechanical signal

device......................................................................................................... 20.00;

(q)  Depositing or throwing trash or destructive or injurious

material on highway..................................................................................... 50.00;

(r)  Passing school bus which is displaying stop signal.................................... 25.00;

(s)  Brakes inadequate or defective.............................................................. 20.00;

(t)  Registration violation.............................................................................. 20.00;

(u)   No operator's or chauffeur's license or violation of

restrictions................................................................................................... 20.00;

(v)  Driving while license suspended or revoked.......................................... 100.00;

(w)  Spilling load on highway........................................................................ 20.00;

(x)  Failure to dim headlights........................................................................ 20.00;

(y)  Illegal or defective lights......................................................................... 20.00;

(z)  Overload, any axle or gross weight, minimum......................................... 20.00;

    Over 1,000 pounds on any axle or combination of axles,

     $.02 for each pound up to a maximum of $500.00

(aa) Failure to register at port of entry.......................................................... 20.00;

(bb) Improper equipment (horn, muffler, rear vision mirror,

wiper, glass, safety devices, fire extinguishers,

flares, reflectors, flags or other required equipment)...................................... 20.00;

(cc) No authority as private, contract or common carrier............................ 100.00;

(dd) No drivers daily log.............................................................................. 20.00;

(ee) Transporting open container of alcoholic liquor or cereal

     malt beverage accessible while vehicle in motion.................................... 200.00.

(K.S.A. 8-2107; K.S.A. 12-4301; Code 1971, 9-204)

 

            9-203.  SAME:  ADDITIONAL OFFENSES.  Bonds for other offenses shall be in such an amount as may be determined by the municipal judge.  (K.S.A. 12-4301; Code 1983)

 

            9-204.  MUNICIPAL JUDGE KEEP RECORD; APPEARANCE BONDS.  The municipal judge shall keep a record of all appearance bonds received and the disposition thereof.  All appearance bonds declared forfeited except the portion constituting court costs, shall be paid by the municipal judge to the city clerk.  The city clerk shall give a receipt therefor and credit the same to the general fund of the city.  The municipal judge shall file all such receipts in the appearance bond record in his or her office.  (Code 1971, 9-206)

 

 

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