Charter Ordinance No. 152  


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  • A CHARTER ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 3 AND 11 OF CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 90 PERTAINING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE AND THE RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR THE MUNICIPAL COURT, AND REPEALING THE ORIGINAL OF SAID SECTIONS.

    BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF WICHITA, KANSAS:

    SECTION 1. Section 3 of Charter Ordinance No. 90 shall be amended to read as follows:

    "Any person who is selected as a municipal court judge shall:

    (a) Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Sedgwick County, Kansas at the time of his or her selection as well as the time for taking and holding office;

    (b) Have been regularly admitted to practice law in the State of Kansas; and

    (c) For a period of not less than three years, have engaged in the active practice of law as a lawyer, judge of a court of record or any court in this state, full-time teacher of law in any accredited law school or any combination thereof."

    SECTION 2. Section 11 of Charter Ordinance No. 90 shall be amended to read as follows:

    "The judges of the municipal court shall, with the assistance of the City Attorney and the Municipal Court Administrator, prescribe and adopt rules of practice and procedure for the municipal court not inconsistent with sound principles of municipal court administration of justice, this ordinance or with the ordinances of the city or the laws of this state. Said rules shall be revised and updated."

    SECTION 3. The originals of Sections 3 and 11 of Charter Ordinance No. 90 are hereby repealed.

    SECTION 4. Publication. This Charter Ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official City newspaper.

    SECTION 5. This is a Charter Ordinance and shall take effect sixty-one (61) days after final publication, unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed requiring a referendum to be held on the ordinance as provided in Article 12, Section 5, subsection (c) (3) of the Constitution of the State of Kansas in which case the ordinance shall become effective if approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon.

    PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY, not less than two-thirds of the members elect voting in favor thereof, this 13th day of April, 1993.

    FRANK M. OJILE
    Mayor

    ATTEST:

    PATRICIA L. BURNETT
    Deputy City Clerk