Village of New Paltz, NY
Ulster County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. 43 of the 1978 Code of the Village of New Paltz, as amended by L.L. No. 5-1996. Subsequent amendments note where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees deems it appropriate in the exercise of its authority to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Village of New Paltz to enact legislation to restrict juvenile persons from congregating on the streets or other public places of the Village during designated hours and to impose responsibility upon the parents or guardians for the actions of such juvenile persons.
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 15 years to be or remain in or upon any street, park, parking lot or other public place within the Village of New Paltz from the hour of 11:00 p.m. of each day until 6:00 a.m. of the morning next following unless such person is accompanied by his or her parent or guardian or a person over the age of 21 years who has in his or her possession written authorization of such parent or guardian to accompany the juvenile person at such time and place.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian, or person having the legal care and custody of any person under the age of 15 years to allow or permit any such person under the age of 15 years to be or remain in or upon any street, park, public place or parking lot within the Village of New Paltz from the hour of 11:00 p.m. of each day until 6:00 a.m. of the morning next following, unless such person is accompanied by his or her parent or guardian or a person over the age of 21 years who has in his or her possession written authorization of such parent or guardian to accompany the juvenile person at such time and place.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply while a juvenile person is proceeding in a direct route to his or her residence from the location of a school-sponsored, religious or employment-related activity between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight or the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Any law enforcement officer, while on duty, is hereby authorized to take into custody and detain in a suitable facility without a warrant, any juvenile person violating the provisions of this chapter and shall promptly instruct the parent or guardian of such juvenile person to come to the place of the child's detention to take the child into his or her custody. If no parent or guardian is readily available to assert custody of the child, the police officer, after consultation with the most senior officer of the New Paltz Police Department then on duty, shall either deliver the child to his or her residence or turn the child over to the custody of the Family Court of Ulster County.
[Amended 10-22-2014 by L.L. No. 13-2014]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation as defined in the Penal Law and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine set annually by resolution of the Board of Trustees. Upon conviction of a second offense, the parent or guardian of the child may be required by the court to complete a course or instruction at a designated educational facility in parenting skills.