CURFEW

MINORS

46.01     CURFEW.  A curfew applicable to minors is established and shall be enforced as follows:

     1.  Definition.  The term "minor" means in this section, any unmarried person below the age of eighteen (18) years.

     2.  Time Limits.  It is unlawful for any minor to be or remain upon any of the alleys, streets or public places or to be in places of business and amusement in the City between the hours of ten o'clock (10:00) p.m. and five o'clock (5:00) a.m. of the following day, except that curfew hours commence at twelve o'clock (12:00) midnight on Friday, to five o'clock (5:00) a.m. Saturday, and at twelve o'clock (12:00) midnight on Saturday, to five o'clock (5:00) a.m. Sunday.

     3.  Exception.  The restriction provided by subsection 46.01(2) shall not apply to any minor who is accompanied by a guardian, parent or other person charged with the care and custody of such minor, or other responsible person over eighteen (18) years of age, nor shall the restriction apply to any minor who is traveling between his or her home or place of residence and the place where any approved employment, church, municipal or school function is being held.

    4.  Responsibility of Adults.  It is unlawful for any parent, quardian or other person charged with the care and custody of any minor to allow or permit such minor to be in or upon any of the streets, alleys, places of business, or amusement or other public places within the curfew hours set by subsection 46.01(2), except as otherwise provided in subsection 46.01(3).

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 613.16)

     5.  Responsibility of Business Establishments.  It is unlawful for any persons operating a place of business or amusement to allow or permit any minor to be in or upon any place of business or amusement operated by them within the curfew hours set by subsection 46.01(2) except as otherwise provided in subsection 46.01(3).

     6.  Enforcement.  Any peace officer of the City while on duty is hereby empowered to arrest any minor who violates any of the provisions of Subsections 46.01(2) and (3).  Upon arrest, the minor shall be returned to the custody of the parent, guardian or other person charged with the care and custody of the minor.