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Ordinance #251 - Curfew

An Ordinance amending Section 9.0201 of the Marion City Ordinances regarding a curfew for minors.

     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MARION , SOUTH DAKOTA :

     That Section 9.0201 of the Marion City Ordinances is hereby amended to read in full as follows:

Section 9.0201.  Curfew hours.

     No minor under the age of 18 years shall be or remain in or upon the public streets, alleys, parks, playgrounds, public grounds, public places, public buildings, public places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots, or other unsupervised public places within the city between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.  

Section 9.0202. Exceptions to curfew.

     The provisions of this article imposing a curfew on minors shall not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed or authorized by his or her parent, guardian or such other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.

Section 9.0203. Responsibility of parents.  

     It shall be unlawful for the parents, guardians or other adult person having the care and custody of a minor under the age of 18 years to knowingly permit such minor to be or remain in or upon the public streets, alleys, parks, playgrounds, public grounds, public places, public buildings, public places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised public places within the city between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. except when the minor is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor or when the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed or authorized by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.  

Section 9.0204. Responsibility of officers.  

     It shall be the right of any authorized officer or person to arrest and detain any minor violating the curfew and to keep the minor detained until the parent, guardian or custodian is notified, when the minor may be released upon the giving of a promise by the minor and his or her parent, guardian or custodian that such minor together with his or her parent, guardian or custodian will appear at a stated time before the proper authority to answer to the charges.     

 

                                     Paul Engbrecht

                                     Mayor

 

ATTEST: Kari Muller

   Finance Officer  

 

FIRST READING : April 5, 2004

SECOND READING & ADOPTION: May 3, 2004

PUBLICATION: May 19, 2004

EFFECTIVE:  June 8, 2004

 

 

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