[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kent 8-2-1982 by L.L. No. 4-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Kent takes recognition of requests by the Town Police Department and residents of the Town of Kent to impose a curfew on minors.
No person under the age of 16 years shall be or remain in or upon any streets, sidewalks, alleys or public places of the Town of Kent, New York, between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and dawn unless such person is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having the legal control or custody of such minor person or unless the employment of such person makes it necessary to be upon the said streets, alleys or public places during the nighttime after said specified hours, provided that the exception shall not apply when the person under age shall be playing or unnecessarily loitering in or upon such street, alley or public place.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any minor below the age of 16 years who shall be gainfully employed during these hours, who shall be a bona fide student of a school of evening instruction, who shall be in attendance at a function sponsored by a religious or school organization or who shall be in attendance at a properly supervised recreational program or social event, during the time necessarily required to travel between such minor's residence and the place of assembly.
Nothing in § 31-2 or 31-3 of this chapter shall be so construed as to authorize the arrest of any such minor person who shall have in his possession a written or printed permit signed by the parent or guardian, or person having the legal custody of such minor person, and dated in ink for the day it is to be used, which said permit shall state that the said minor person is absent from home for some necessary purpose. But, in order that the said permit shall exempt such minor person from arrest on the evening for which it is dated, the said minor person shall not be found unnecessarily loitering or playing upon any of the streets, alleys or public places of the Town.
It is hereby declared to be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care, custody or control of a person under the age of 16 years to allow or permit any such child, ward or other person under such age, while in such legal custody, to go or be in or upon any of the streets, alleys or public places of this Town after the hour prohibited by § 31-2 of this chapter, unless there exists a reasonable necessity therefor and they shall have furnished the said minor person with the permit hereinbefore specified.