Township of Hanover, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover 7-14-1960 by Ord. No. 6-60. Section 109-6 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dance halls — See Ch. 113.
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 189.
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 16 years to be upon any public or quasi-public place, either on foot or in an automobile or any other vehicle, after the hour of 10:00 p.m., prevailing time, unless accompanied by a parent or other adult person having custody and control of such minor, except as hereinafter provided.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having control and custody of such minor under the age of 16 years to allow or permit such minor to be in any public street or public or quasi-public place after 10:00 p.m., prevailing time, except in the manner and for the purposes specified in this chapter.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any minor who shall be gainfully employed or who shall be a bona fide student of a school of instruction during the time necessarily required to travel between such minor's residence and place of employment or instruction.
Should an emergency arise necessitating a minor under the age of 16 years being dispatched upon an errand requiring his or her presence upon a public street or in any public or quasi-public place after the curfew hour herein established, said minor shall have in his or her possession a note signed by a parent or adult person having custody of such minor, stating the nature of the errand, the necessity therefor, the place to which said minor is to go, the time such note was issued, the date of said note and the time required for such errand.
Any police officer or truant officer is hereby authorized and empowered to take into custody any minor who may be in the act of violating the provisions of this chapter. Such officer shall forthwith return said minor to his or her home and notify the parent or person having the legal custody and control of said minor of the violation.
[Amended 7-11-1991 as Ord. No. 16-91]
Upon the second or subsequent violation of the provisions of this chapter by such minor under the age of 16 years or by said parent or person having legal custody and control of said minor, and upon conviction thereof, said violator may be punished by a fine not exceeding the sum of $1,000 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days, or both; except, however, that the Judge or other judicial officer having jurisdiction shall have the power to place the violator on probation or, in the first instance, to refer the complaint to the Juvenile Conference Committee for disposition.
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Editor's Note: For more penalties, see § 109-8.
[Added 10-8-1992 by Ord. No. 34-92]
It shall be unlawful for any juvenile under 18 years of age to be upon any public or quasi-public place on foot after the hour of 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, on October 30 of every year, so designated as "Mischief Night," and October 31 of every year, so designated as "Halloween Night," unless accompanied by a parent or other adult guardian having custody and control of such juvenile.
[Added 10-8-1992 by Ord. No. 34-92]
Any person convicted of violating the provisions of § 109-7, including any parent or person having legal custody and control of a juvenile violating the curfew provision, shall be required to perform community service and may be subject to a fine of up to $1,000. If both a juvenile and the juvenile's parent or guardian violate the provisions of § 109-7, they shall be required to perform community service together.
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Editor's Note: For more penalties, see § 109-6.
[Added 10-8-1992 by Ord. No. 34-92]
All provisions of Chapter 109, Curfew, shall be enforced by the Police Department.
[Added 10-8-1992 by Ord. No. 34-92]
The only exceptions to the curfew established by this chapter shall be those permitted under Senate No. 53, currently awaiting the signature of the Governor, which measure exempts those under the age of 18 for medical emergencies or for employment purposes.