Village of Elmira Heights, NY
Chemung County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmira Heights 3-5-1996 as L.L. No. 3-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No parent or guardian of any person under the age of 17 shall permit such person under the age of 17, except if accompanied by a parent or adult given rights of supervision from parent or legal guardian, to go or be in or upon any street, sidewalk, alley or other public place within the limits of the Village of Elmira Heights between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
No person under the age of 17 years shall be or remain in or upon any street, alley or public place or private property without the permission of the owner within the limits of the Village of Elmira Heights between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., unless such person is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of such person under the age of 17.
Person under the age of 17 years shall not be considered in violation of this chapter under the following circumstances:
A. 
When accompanied by a legal guardian or parent.
B. 
In case of an emergency involving a threat to life or property.
C. 
When returning home by direct route from and within one-half (1/2) hour after the termination of a school sponsored activity or an activity of religious or other civic association.
D. 
When returning home by a direct route and within one-half (1/2) hour after the termination of the juvenile's lawful and gainful employment.
E. 
When such juvenile is on the sidewalk or area immediately in front of the place where such child resides.
Any person found in violation of §§ 128-1 or 128-2 herein shall be subject to the penalties found in § 128-5. Upon such violation, a person under the age of 17 shall be taken to the village police station and the parent or legal guardian of the minor shall be notified and directed to come to the police station and take charge of said person under the age of 17. Both the person under the age of 17 and the legal guardian shall then be issued an appearance ticket and charged with a violation of this section.
Any person violating this chapter shall be fined not more than $250 and/or sentenced to not more than 15 days in jail for each offense and/or be sentenced to not more than 100 hours of community service.