City of Papillion, NE
Sarpy County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Papillion 7-15-1997 by Ord. No. 1249 (Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 309). Amendments noted where applicable.]
NEBRASKA STATUTE REFERENCES
Section 104-7 — Neb. R.R.S. § 81-829.50.
[Amended 6-2-2020 by Ord. No. 1886; 12-15-2020 by Ord. No. 1906]
A. 
When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular, and words in the singular number include the plural. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
B. 
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein:
EMERGENCY
Any event or the imminent threat thereof which causes or threatens to cause serious damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or man-made cause which requires immediate action to effectively prevent, minimize, or respond to the event or threat of the event.
ESTABLISHMENT
Any privately owned place of business operated for a profit to which the public is invited, including but not limited to any place of amusement or entertainment.
JUVENILE or MINOR
Any unemancipated person under the age of 18 or, in equivalent phrasing often herein employed, any person 17 or less years of age.
PARENT
Any person having legal custody of a juvenile as a natural or adoptive parent, as a legal guardian, as a person who stands in loco parentis or as a person to whom legal custody has been given by the court order.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, common areas of schools, shopping centers, parking lots, parks, playgrounds, transportation facilities, theaters, restaurants, shops, bowling alleys, taverns, cafes, arcades and similar areas that are open to the use of the public. As a type of public place, a street is a way or place, of whatever nature, open to the use of the public as a matter of right for purposes of vehicular travel or in the case of a sidewalk thereof for pedestrian travel. "Street" includes that legal right-of-way, including but not limited to the cartway of traffic lanes, the curb, the sidewalks, whether paved or unpaved, and any grass plots or other grounds found within the legal right-of-way of a street.
REMAIN
To stay behind, to tarry and to stay unnecessarily in a public place.
TIME OF NIGHT
Referred to herein is based upon the prevailing standard of time generally observed at that hour by the public in the City; prima facie the time then observed in the City administrative offices and police stations.
It shall be unlawful for any person 17 years or less of age (under 18) to be or remain in or upon a public place within the City of Papillion during the period ending at 6:00 a.m. and beginning at 11:00 p.m.
A. 
The following shall constitute valid exceptions to the operation of this chapter:
(1) 
When a juvenile is accompanied by a parent of such juvenile.
(2) 
When a juvenile is accompanied by an adult authorized by a parent of such juvenile to take said parent's place in accompanying said juvenile for a designated period of time and purpose within a specified area.
(3) 
When the juvenile is on an errand as directed by his or her parent until the hour of 12:30 a.m.
(4) 
When a juvenile is exercising First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech and the right of assembly, by first delivering to the person designated by the City's Chief of Police to receive such information, a written communication, signed by the juvenile and countersigned, if practicable, by a parent of the juvenile with their home address and telephone number, specifying when, where and in what manner the juvenile will be in a public place during hours when this chapter is applicable to said minor in the exercise of a First Amendment right specified in such communication.
(5) 
When a juvenile is on the sidewalk or property where the juvenile resides, or on either side of or across the street from the place where the juvenile resides and the adult owner or residence of that property has given permission for the juvenile to be there.
(6) 
When a juvenile is returning home by a direct route (without any unnecessary detour or stop) from and within one hour of the termination of a school activity or an activity of a religious or other voluntary association, or a place of public entertainment, such as a movie, play or sporting event.
(7) 
When the juvenile is legally employed and carries a certified card of employment.
(8) 
When the juvenile is, with parental consent, engaged in normal interstate travel through the city of originating or terminating in the city.
(9) 
When the juvenile is married or has been married pursuant to state law or is an active member of the United States military service.
B. 
Each of the foregoing exceptions and their several limitations such as provisions for notification are severable, as hereinafter provided but here reemphasized, and will be considered by the Council when warranted by future experience illuminated by the views of student government associations, school personnel, citizens, associations, parents, officers and persons in authority concerned positively with juveniles as well as with juvenile delinquency.
The City Council shall continue its evaluation and updating of this chapter through methods including but not limited to:
A. 
Within six months after the implementation of this chapter, the Chief of Police shall provide the City Council with a report concerning the effect of this chapter on crimes committed by and against minors, and of the number of warnings issued and arrests of minors and such other information as Council may request.
Notice of the existence of this chapter and of the curfew regulations established by it shall be posted in, on or about such public or quasi-public places as may be determined by the Chief Executive or the Police Department in order that the public may be constantly informed of the existence of this chapter and its regulations.
[Amended 5-5-1998 by Ord. No. 1264; 6-2-2020 by Ord. No. 1886; 12-15-2020 by Ord. No. 1906]
Any person who violates any of the prohibitions or provisions of any section of this chapter or any rules, regulations, or orders of the Mayor under this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Unless otherwise specified in the particular section for which the person stands convicted of violating, the penalty for such violation shall be a fine in any sum not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both said fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the sentencing court.
[Added 6-2-2020 by Ord. No. 1886; 12-15-2020 by Ord. No. 1906]
The Mayor may, upon the occurrence or imminent threat of an emergency, issue a proclamation declaring an emergency within the City, for purposes of state and local law. This section will grant the Mayor powers to restrict activities after the declaration of an emergency. Such orders shall be in effect for a maximum of 48 hours. Any extension required after 48 hours will require Council approval. Under the declaration of an emergency by the Mayor, the Mayor shall have the following powers:
A. 
The Mayor is hereby authorized to declare a state of emergency pursuant to the Nebraska Emergency Management Act[1] and Neb. R.R.S. § 81-829.50, as amended.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Neb. R.R.S. § 81-829.36 et seq.
B. 
Whenever, in the judgment of the Mayor, or, in the event of his/her inability to act, the City Council President, an emergency exists within the City, he/she shall have power to impose by proclamation any regulations necessary to preserve the peace and order of the City. The City Council president may act on behalf of the Mayor under this section, if so authorized by the Mayor or if the Mayor is unable to act.
C. 
After proclamation of an emergency, or any order thereunder, the Mayor or other person authorized to do so under this section shall forthwith provide for notice thereof to be given to members of the City Council, and any state or other local agencies as required under Nebraska Law. A copy of such proclamation shall be filed with the City Clerk and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
D. 
The Mayor may issue an order prohibiting or limiting the number of persons who may gather or congregate upon the public highways, public streets, or public sidewalks, or in any outdoor public place, except persons who are awaiting transportation, engaging in recreational activities at a usual and customary place, or peaceably entering or leaving buildings.
E. 
Upon the request of the Chief of Police (or his/her authorized designee) and the President of the City Council (or in his/her absence the Chairperson of the City Council Public Safety Committee), the Mayor may establish a curfew limiting the hours when persons may go upon or travel the public streets. The time period and area subject to a curfew shall be no greater than reasonably necessary to respond to the imminent threat.
F. 
The Mayor may require the closing of cocktail lounges, taverns and bars and prohibit the sale or service of alcoholic beverages in any hotel, restaurant, club or other establishment, and require the closing of all other business establishments.
G. 
The Mayor may take such reasonable measures as are necessary to preserve the health, safety, and property of the citizens of this community, provided that the establishment of a curfew is subject to the limitations stated in Subsection E above.