Township of Carroll, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll Township 10-13-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-192. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Curfew Ordinance."
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them below, except where the context in which the word is used clearly indicates otherwise:
ESTABLISHMENT
Any privately owned place of business carried on for a profit or any place of amusement or entertainment to which the public is invited.
MINOR
Any person under the age of 18 years of age.
OFFICIAL TOWNSHIP TIME
Eastern standard time, except during those months when Eastern daylight saving time is observed in Carroll Township.
OPERATOR
Any individual, firm, association, partnership or corporation operating, managing or conducting any establishment, and whenever used in any clause prescribing a penalty, the term "operator," as applied to associations or partnerships, shall include the members or partners thereof and as applied to corporations, shall include the officers thereof.
PARENT
Any natural parent, guardian or other person having the legal care or custody of a minor.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any public street, highway, road, alley, park, playground, wharf, dock, public building, or vacant lot.
REMAIN
To loiter, idle, wander, stroll, or play in or upon.
No minor shall be or remain in or upon any public place or any establishment between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, official Township time, except as follows:
A. 
When such minor is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having the legal care or custody of such child or is accompanied by a responsible person over the age of 21 years of age.
B. 
When such minor is engaged in gainful and lawful employment during the time prohibited or is immediately and directly en route to or from such employment.
C. 
When such minor is engaged in bona fide volunteer service to a fire company or ambulance association, or is immediately and directly en route to or from such service.
When, in any prosecution under this chapter, a minor offers any affirmative defense that he or she was:
A. 
Accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having legal custody or other responsible adult;
B. 
Engaging in lawful employment activities; or
C. 
Was engaged in bona fide volunteer service to a fire company or ambulance association, the obligation to go forward and present competent evidence falls upon the minor.
No minor shall remain in or upon any public place or any establishment during the time prohibited in § 176-3, except as therein provided.
No parent shall allow or permit any minor to remain in or upon any public place or any establishment during the time prohibited in § 176-3, except as therein provided.
No operator of an establishment or the servants, agents or employees of such operator shall allow or permit any minor to be or to remain in or upon the premises of such establishment during the time prohibited in § 176-3, except as therein provided.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
A. 
Any minor who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 for each offense, plus court costs.
B. 
Any parent who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 for each offense, plus court costs.
C. 
Any operator of an establishment and any agent, servant or employee of such operator who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 for each offense, plus court costs.
D. 
Each violation of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.
This chapter shall become effective October 20, 2008.