Village of Suffern, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern 2-8-1971 as Ch. 11 of the 1971 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code 3-12-1990 by L.L. No. 3-1990; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I, Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 185.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 197.

§ 117-1 Recognition of requests.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern takes recognition of requests by the Police Department and residents of the Village to impose a curfew on minors.

§ 117-2 Curfew imposed.

[Amended 6-24-1991 by L.L. No. 4-1991]
No person under the age of 16 years shall be or remain in or upon any streets, sidewalks, alleys or public places of the Village of Suffern, New York, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and dawn unless such person is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having legal control or custody of such minor person or unless the employment of such person makes it necessary to be upon said streets, alleys or public places during the nighttime after said specified hours, provided that the exception shall not apply when the person under age shall be playing or unnecessarily loitering in or upon such street, alley or public place.

§ 117-3 Exceptions.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any minor below the age of 16 years who shall be gainfully employed during these hours, 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 minor's residence and the place of assembly.

§ 117-4 Written permit required.

Nothing in § 117-2 or 117-3 of this chapter shall be so construed as to authorize the arrest of any such minor person who shall have in his possession a written or printed permit signed by the parent or guardian or person having the legal custody of such minor person and dated in ink for the day it is to be used, which said permit shall state that said minor person is absent from home for some necessary purpose. But in order that said permit shall exempt such minor person from arrest on the evening for which it is dated, said minor person shall not be found unnecessarily loitering or playing upon any of the streets, alleys or public places of the Village.

§ 117-5 Responsibility of parent or guardian.

It is hereby declared to be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care, custody or control of a person under the age of 16 years to allow or permit any such child, ward or other person under such age, while in such legal custody, to go or be in or upon any of the streets, alleys or public places of this Village after the hour prohibited by § 117-2 of this chapter, unless there exists a reasonable necessity therefor and they shall have furnished said minor person with the permit hereinbefore specified.

§ 117-6 Penalties for offenses.

Any minor violating the provisions of §§ 117-1 and 117-2 shall be dealt with in accordance with the Family Court Act of the State of New York. Any parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor violating §§ 117-1 and 117-2 shall be fined not more than $50.