Series 107 2006 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 107-630; Ord. 19251; Amending Chapter 14 of the City Code as it relates to reimbursement of costs for intoxication related traffic offenses
Bill No. B 406-06
amending Chapter 14 of the City Code as it relates to reimbursement of costs for
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
SECTION 1. Chapter 14 of the Code
of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be deleted in
strikeout; material to be added underlined.
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
100.00 125.00). When the person convicted of violating any provision of this
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.