Village of Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
Rensselaer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson 1-10-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and shall be cited as the "Village of Castleton-on-Hudson Curfew Law for Children Under the Age of 18 Years."
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases and words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein:
CHILD
Includes both male and female children under the age of 18 years.
VILLAGE OF CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON
Includes all territory within the corporate limits of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.
No child under the age of 18 years shall be in or on any streets, parks or public places of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson in the nighttime between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., local time, on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, unless such child is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or relative or other person over the age of 21 years authorized by a child's parent or guardian to have legal care or control of such child.
No parent, guardian or relative or other person over the age of 21 years authorized by the child's parent or guardian to have legal care or control of such child shall allow or permit any such child under the age of 18 years and in his or her custody to be in or upon any of the streets, parks or public places of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson in the nighttime between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., local time, unless such child is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or relative or other person over the age of 21 years authorized by the child's parent or guardian to have legal care or control of such child.
The Village of Board of Trustees of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson shall have the power to grant extensions of this curfew to children under the age of 18 years to be in or upon the streets, parks or public places after the designated hour to attend such functions as the Board may authorize. Appropriate passes will be issued to children granted such extensions. These passes shall be given to the sponsor of the function, who shall issue them to the children actually present at the function and not before. The passes shall state the name of the function, the sponsor, the date and the time to which the curfew is extended.
The Village Board of Trustees shall have the authority to exempt from the provisions of this chapter persons whose employment requires them to be in or upon the streets, parks or public places after the designated hour. Such persons shall be issued identifications cards, upon application to the Police Department, stating the name of the person's employer and the hour to which the curfew shall be extended.
Any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall subject the parents, guardians or other persons legally responsible for the offending party to a penalty of a maximum fine of $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both, for each offense.