[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Haverstraw 9-10-1992 by L.L. No. 3-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Haverstraw takes recognition of requests by the Haverstraw Police Department and residents of the Village of Haverstraw to impose a curfew on children. The purpose of this chapter is to promote the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Haverstraw pursuant to its police powers.
It shall be unlawful for any child under the age of 17 years to loiter, wander, stroll or be in or about the streets, avenues, alleys or public places in said village between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless accompanied by a parent or other adult person having legal custody and control of such child.
Any policeman, constable or peace officer is hereby authorized to take into protective custody any such child violating the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 8-11-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997]
It is provided that any child violating this chapter shall be dealt with in accordance with the Family Court Act of the State of New York.
In addition to all other remedies, the Board of Trustees may also enforce obedience to this chapter by injunction.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any child below the age of 17 years who shall be gainfully employed, who shall be a bona fide student of a school of evening instruction, who shall be in attendance at a function sponsored by a religious or school organization or who shall be in attendance at a properly supervised recreational program or social event during the time necessarily required to travel between such child's residence and the place of assembly.
Nothing in this chapter shall be so construed as to authorize the taking into protective custody of any such child who shall have in his or her possession a written or printed permit signed by the parent or guardian or person having the legal custody of such child and dated in ink for the day it is to be used, which said permit shall state that said child is absent from home for some necessary purpose. But, in order that said permit shall exempt such child on the evening for which it is dated, said child shall not be found unnecessarily loitering or playing upon any of the streets, alleys or public places of the village.