Series 110 2009 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 110-388; Ord. 20370; Amending Chapter 14 of the City Code as it relates to automated traffic control systems
Ordinance No. 20370 Council
Bill No. B 217-09
amending Chapter 14 of the City Code as it relates to automated traffic control systems; 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. 14-466.1. Automated traffic control systems.
(a) The following definitions apply to this section:
Automated traffic control system means a system consisting of devices
with one (1) or more
motor vehicle sensors working in conjunction with traffic control signals to automatically
micrographs, a video tape or other recorded images of motor vehicles
entering an intersection in violation of red traffic signal indications or otherwise
violating city traffic control ordinances.
Automated traffic control system records means photographs,
video tape or other
recorded images of motor vehicles entering an intersection in violation of red traffic signal
indications or otherwise violating city traffic control ordinances.
Owner means a registered owner of a motor vehicle, or a lessee of a motor
vehicle under a
lease of six (6) months or more as shown by the records of the state department of revenue or
licensing bureau or department of any other state.
(b) Any automated traffic control system installed on
a street or a highway in the city shall
meet applicable requirements established by the State of Missouri.
(c) The following rules apply in all prosecutions for
violations of section 14-466 that are
based on automated traffic control system records:
(1) A violation notice shall be mailed by first class mail to the defendant
at the defendant s
last known address. The violation notice shall comply with Missouri Supreme Court Rule 37 and
shall include the following:
Upon the filing of information in municipal court, the court
shall issue a summons with a court date pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 37. The court
clerk shall serve the summons on the owner of the vehicle involved in the alleged violation of
section 14-466 by sending the summons by first class mail to the owner at the owner's last known
address. The clerk shall mail the summons within sixty (60) days after the alleged violation. The
court clerk shall include the following in the mailing:
a. The summons;
b a. A
copy of the violation notice;
c b. A color copy
of the recorded still
image or images of the alleged violation, which forms the basis for the information; and
d c. A
copy of the supplemental violation notice described in subsection (c)(2).
(2) The supplemental violation notice shall contain
the following information:
a. A statement that the automated
traffic control system record will be submitted as
evidence in the municipal court trial of the violation of section 14-466; and
b. A statement that if,
at the time and place of the violation, the motor vehicle was
operated by a person other than the owner, or the vehicle or license plate captured by the
automated traffic control system record was stolen, the owner may submit information to that
effect by affidavit, on a form provided by the city, before the municipal court proceeding, or
under oath at the municipal court proceeding. If an owner furnishes satisfactory evidence
pursuant to this subsection, the court or the prosecutor may terminate the prosecution of the
(3) A violation notice
mailed under this section is presumed to have been
received by the owner on the fifth day after the date the violation notice is mailed.
. . .
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and
effect from and after its passage.
PASSED this 3rd day of August, 2009.