Section 107-630; Ord. 19251; Amending Chapter 14 of the City Code as it relates to reimbursement of costs for intoxication related traffic offenses


Ordinance No. 19251                            Council Bill No. B 406-06

     AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 14 of the City Code as it relates to reimbursement of costs for intoxication related traffic offenses; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    Chapter 14 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

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Sec. 14-616. Reimbursement of costs; schedule of costs.

    (a)     Upon a plea of guilty or a finding of guilty of violating any provision of this article, the court may, in addition to imposition of other penalties and costs provided by law, order the convicted person to reimburse the law enforcement agency which made the arrest for the costs associated with such arrest. Such costs shall include the reasonable cost of making the arrest, including the cost of any chemical test to determine the alcohol or drug content of the person's blood, and the cost of processing, charging, booking and holding such person in custody. When the convicted person was arrested by a member of the City of Columbia Police Department, the reimbursement ordered by the municipal judge shall be treated as court costs.

    (b)     Based on a review of Columbia Police Department statistics, the council determines that the average cost of an intoxication related traffic offense is one hundred twenty-five dollars ($100.00 125.00). When the person convicted of violating any provision of this article was arrested by a member of the City of Columbia Police Department, the court may order reimbursement based on the scheduled cost of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($100.00 125.00) or order the costs reduced if it determines that the costs are excessive.

    SECTION 2.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 2nd day of October, 2006.