Chapter 9.37


9.37.010    Definitions.

9.37.020    Traffic violations bureau – Created.

9.37.030    Same – Acceptance of bail or monetary penalties.

9.37.040    Same – Duties.

9.37.010 Definitions.

The following words, terms, and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Monetary penalties means those sums determined by rules promulgated by the courts of this state to be appropriate penalties to be assessed for traffic infractions.

Traffic infraction means any offense designated as a traffic infraction under RCW 46.63.020 and any additions or amendments thereto.

(Ord. No. 2258, § 1. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.04.010)

Cross reference(s) – Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1.01.030.

9.37.020 Traffic violations bureau – Created.

The Kent Traffic Violations Bureau is established. The bureau shall operate under the auspices of the city finance department and in conjunction with the Aukeen District Court. The bureau shall be staffed by such persons and shall be open at such hours as are designated by the finance director.

(Ord. No. 2258, § 2. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.04.020)

9.37.030 Same – Acceptance of bail or monetary penalties.

The traffic violations bureau may accept bail or monetary penalties for those offenses or traffic infractions which by effect of statute, ordinance, or court rule may be disposed of other than by mandatory court appearance; provided, that this section shall not preclude a person charged with an offense or infraction from requesting a trial or hearing as authorized by law.

(Ord. No. 2258, § 3. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.04.030)

9.37.040 Same – Duties.

Duties of the traffic violations bureau shall include among others the following:

1. It shall accept designated bail or monetary penalties from and issue receipts to such violators permitted to and who desire to forfeit bail or who desire to accept the determination that a traffic infraction has been committed.

2. It shall keep a proper and complete record of all bail forfeitures or forfeitures of monetary penalties in cases wherein any person has been charged with violation of the traffic ordinances of the city, together with a record of the final disposition of all such alleged offenses and infractions.

3. It shall keep a record of all serially numbered citation forms issued by the police department to individual police officers, the record to include any forms spoiled or upon which an entry has been made but the form not issued to an alleged violator.

4. It shall forward to the Aukeen District Court the names of those persons who fail to respond to a traffic citation or notice of traffic infraction as the same may be required by any statute, ordinance, or court rule.

(Ord. No. 2258, § 4. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.04.040)