Municipality of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Municipality of Kingston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 129.
Public indecency — See Ch. 138.
[Adopted 10-1-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-8]
The municipality of Kingston does hereby establish a child-safe zone which means an area within 200 feet of:
The perimeter of the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school;
The perimeter of the real property comprising a child-care center, child-care facility or day-care facility, a nursery school or preschool; and
The perimeter of an athletic field, park, playground or recreational facility or other place wherein children typically gather whether it be privately or publicly owned.
A person is guilty of violating a child-safe zone if the person has been previously convicted of a crime requiring registration under 42 Pa.C.S.A. 9795.1 or previously convicted in another jurisdiction for conduct substantially similar to that contained in 42 Pa.C.S.A. 9795.1 and that person enters, resides, works in, loiters at or remains in a child-safe zone.
A person described in the previous subsection may enter a child-safe zone only:
For activities involving that person's own child and only with advance notice and approval from those in charge of the location;
If the person is working or residing within the child-safe zone on the effective date of this article, if the person's place of employment is within a child-safe zone because a school is relocated or if the person only intermittently or sporadically enters a child-safe zone.
If the person is in or going to or from: a probation office; premises at which the person is participating in a program, activity or treatment required as a condition of probation or release; a community residential facility in which the person is required to reside as a condition of probation or release; a private residence in which the person is required to reside as a condition of probation or release or a residence where the person was residing on the effective date of this section; a hospital or other medical care or mental health facility where the person is a patient.
The person is exercising his or her constitutional right to vote.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall come upon conviction whereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 and costs of such proceeding or imprisonment in a county jail for not more than 90 days.