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13-628a. Municipal judges in certain cities. In all cities of the first class which have a population of one hundred thousand (100,000) or more, and which shall have the city-manager plan of government at the effective date of this act, the court shall be designated the municipal court, and the judge of the municipal court shall be appointed by the judges of the district court of the district in which said city is located in each odd-numbered year, commencing in 1929, to take office on the third Tuesday in April in such year, or as soon thereafter as appointed, and hold the same until a successor shall have been appointed and shall have qualified and said judge shall be designated judge of division No. 1: Provided, That the judges of the district court of the district in which such city is located shall appoint two additional judges to said municipal court, to take office commencing on the third Tuesday in April, 1967, and until their successors are appointed and qualified in each odd-numbered year thereafter, said judges to be designated judges of division No. 2 and division No. 3 respectively. Said municipal judges so appointed shall have concurrent jurisdiction in said municipal court with the judge of division No. 1 over all traffic and criminal violations in the city and all said judges are authorized to direct the police department of the city to issue all notices of traffic violations in duplicate and to require the duplicate notice of such violation to be filed with the clerk of said court.

The said judges, in exercising jurisdiction over traffic violations, shall record or cause to be recorded on the copy of the notice filed with said clerk, the disposition of each traffic violation. The provisions of K.S.A. 13-628b to 13-628h, both sections inclusive, and amendments thereto, relating to qualifications, powers, duties, bonds, vacancies, salaries and judges pro tem, shall apply to all of the judges of the municipal court in said city: Provided, That only one clerk shall be appointed by said court, said clerk to be appointed by the judge of division No. 1: Provided further, The judges of the district court of the district in which such city is located shall designate no more than two divisions of said municipal court to try and otherwise process traffic violations.

History: L. 1929, ch. 124, § 1; L. 1951, ch. 149, § 1; L. 1967, ch. 103, § 1; May 2.


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