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Legislation #: 120199 Introduction Date: 3/1/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 3/25/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS WAGNER, SHARP, JOHNSON AND FORD
Title: Amending Chapters 48 and 56, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 48-72, Penalty for violation of chapter, 56-35 Penalty for violation of article, and 56-385, Penalty for violation of article, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter allowing more flexibility in the punishment of violators.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/29/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/1/2012 Referred to Neighborhoods & Healthy Communities Committee
3/7/2012 Do Pass as a Committee Substitute
3/8/2012 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
3/15/2012 Passed

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 120199

 

Amending Chapters 48 and 56, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 48-72, Penalty for violation of chapter, 56-35 Penalty for violation of article, and 56-385, Penalty for violation of article, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter allowing more flexibility in the punishment of violators.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 48, Code of Ordinance of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 48-72, Penalty for violation of chapter, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 48-72. Penalty for violation of chapter.

 

(a)    Any person convicted by a court of a violation of this chapter shall be punished for that violation by a fine of not less than $85.00 but not more than $1,000.00, or by imprisonment of not more than 180 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

(b)   Every day that a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense, for which the violator may be arrested, tried and convicted without necessity of further notice.

Section 2. That Chapter 56, Code of Ordinance of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 56-35, Penalty for violation of article, and 56-385, Penalty for violation of article, and enacting in lieu thereof a new sections of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 56-35. Penalty for violation of article.

 

(a)    Any person convicted by a court of a violation of this article shall be punished for that violation by a fine of not less than $85.00, but not more than $1,000.00, or by imprisonment of not more than 180 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

(b)   Every day that a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense, for which the violator may be arrested, tried and convicted without necessity of further notice.

Sec. 56-385. Penalty for violation of article.

 

(a)    Any person convicted by a court of a violation of this article shall be punished for that violation by a fine of not less than $85.00, but not more than $1,000.00, or by imprisonment of not more than 180 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

(b)   Every day that a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense, for which the violator may be arrested, tried and convicted without necessity of further notice.

 

(c)    The administrative citation fines as described in Sec. 56-36 may also be imposed for violations of this article and such fines shall be subject to the administrative fine provisions and processes as described elsewhere in article II.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Kathy Adams

Assistant City Attorney