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Legislation #: 200577 Introduction Date: 7/16/2020
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: MAYOR LUCAS
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-1449 relating to the failure to obey a municipal court summons and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
7/16/2020 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/16/2020 Referred to Special Committee for Legal Review
7/21/2020 Hold On Agenda (8/5/2020)
8/4/2020 Hold On Agenda (8/11/2020)
8/11/2020 Hold On Agenda (8/18/2020)
7/28/2020 Hold On Agenda (8/11/2020)
8/18/2020 Hold On Agenda (8/25/2020)
9/22/2020 Hold Off Agenda

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ORDINANCE NO. 200577

 

Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-1449 relating to the failure to obey a municipal court summons and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 2-1449 relating to the failure to obey a municipal court summons and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject, to read as follows:

Sec. 2-1449. Failure to obey summons; dismissal of charges.

 

(a) Any person who shall be duly served with a summons issued by the court or by any officer authorized to issue a summons and who shall fail or refuse to obey any of its terms and conditions, or who shall fail to appear at the place and at the time fixed therein, may be punished by a fine of not less than $10.00 and not more than $500.00.

 

(b) No prosecution shall continue on any charge of violating any ordinance when the charge is brought against a person who fails to appear in court on such charge unless the charge alleges the person committed a violent act. The term “violent act” for the purposes of this section shall mean causing personal injury or property damage, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of intoxicants or drugs, operating a vehicle with a counterfeited, altered, suspended or revoked license or feeling or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.

 

(c)  The provisions of Chapter 2 regarding the satisfaction of municipal court judgments not subject to subsection (b) of this section and the execution of such judgments by fine shall be reviewed by City staff for the purpose of having a just, fair and equitable civil collections process for the collection of fines upon judgments not subject to said subsection (b) and following such review shall make a report of findings to the Council.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

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Alan L. Holtkamp

Assistant City Attorney