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Legislation #: 130871 Introduction Date: 10/31/2013
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Estimating and appropriating $200,000.00 in the General Fund for a new specialty court fee.

Legislation History
10/31/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/31/2013 Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee
11/20/2013 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
11/21/2013 Passed

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130871.pdf Authenticated 123K Authenticated
130871 Fiscal Note.pdf Fiscal Note 168K Fiscal Note
130871 Fact Sheet.pdf Fact Sheet 258K Fact Sheet
Appropriation.pdf Other 17K Specialty Court Appropriation
Appropriation.Revenue.pdf Other 12K Specialty Court Revenue

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Estimating and appropriating $200,000.00 in the General Fund for a new specialty court fee.

WHEREAS, a new §488.2230, RSMo, was enacted by the Missouri General Assembly to authorize the assessment up to $7.00 per case additional court costs to be used to fund special mental health, drug, and veterans courts, and became effective on August 28, 2013; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 130682 authorized an amendment to Section 2-1464, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Additional costs”; by adding an additional surcharge of $7.00 for moving and general ordinance violations and $3.00 for non-moving violations to fund special mental health, drug, and veteran’s courts; and

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Municipal Division of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit operates special mental health, drug, and veterans treatment courts which will have sustainable funding through this new court cost; NOW, THEREFORE,


Section 1. That revenue is estimated in the following account of the General Fund:

14-1000-272000-456230 Muni Court Specialty Court Fee $200,000.00

Section 2. That the sum of $200,000.00 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the following accounts in the General Fund:

14-1000-272028-A Specialty Court $ 40,000.00

14-1000-272028-B Specialty Court 155,000.00

14-1000-272028-C Specialty Court 5,000.00

TOTAL $200,000.00

Section 3. That the Court Administrator is designated as the requisitioning authority for Account No. 14-1000-272028.


I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.




Randall J. Landes

Director of Finance


Approved as to form and legality:




Sarah Baxter

Assistant City Attorney