Editor's note: This article has been updated to note Roger E. Haynes will serve as an assistant municipal judge.

The Richardson Municipal Court will have the same presiding judge, Thomas A. D’Amore, after Richardson City Council voted to extend his term as presiding municipal judge another two years.

Council members approved the extension of D'Amore's term and appointed three assistant municipal judges during the April 8 council meeting.

Two-minute impact

D'Amore will serve as the presiding municipal judge when the new term begins April 27, according to city documents. Kevin S. Harris, Roger E. Haynes and Raymond D. Noah are set to serve as the assistant municipal judges during the upcoming term, which begins April 27.

The terms for the presiding judge and assistant judges are two years.

The municipal court is responsible for hearing cases for offenses classified as Class C misdemeanors, which carry a fine of no more than $500 and no jail time. The court also hears cases involving the violation of city ordinances, which can carry a fine of up to $2,000.