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File #: 31958    Version: 1 Name: Municipal Court costs
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/22/2013 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 11/19/2013 Final action: 11/19/2013
Enactment date: 11/26/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00186
Title: Amending Sections 1.08(2), (3)(c) and (3)(d) of the Madison General Ordinances to allow for an increase in Municipal Court costs, consistent with any changes in State Statute, and clarify that payments made by the public are made payable to the Madison Municipal Court.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
It is anticipated that the State will increase the allowed court cost from $28 to $38 in 2013. Additional revenue in 2013 is expected to be minimal. All revenue from court costs is deposited to the Municipal Court account Court Costs (GN01-75140-390000). The estimated increased revenue for 2014 from this change is $240,000 and is included in the 2014 Executive Operating Budget as amended by the Board of Estimates.

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Amending Sections 1.08(2), (3)(c) and (3)(d) of the Madison General Ordinances to allow for an increase in Municipal Court costs, consistent with any changes in State Statute, and clarify that payments made by the public are made payable to the Madison Municipal Court.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: These amendments ensure that Citations issued for ordinance violations are done so in accordance with State Statute, allow for an increase in Municipal Court Costs when State Statute permits an increase, and clarifies that the public is to make payments to the Madison Municipal Court.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Subsection (2) entitled “The Citation” of Section 1.08 entitled “Issuance of Citations for Violations of Certain Ordinances and Providing a Schedule of Cash Deposits” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
“(2) The Citation.
(a) The citation shall contain substantially the following information:
1. The name, address and date of birth of the alleged violator.
2. The name and department of the issuing officer.
3. Factual allegations describing the alleged violation, including the time and place of occurrence and a statement that the defendant committed the violation.
4. The section of the ordinance violated.
5. A designation of the offense in such manner as can be readily understood by a person making a reasonable effort to do so.
6. The date, time and place at which the alleged...

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