Borough of East Lansdowne, PA
Delaware County
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[Ord. 226, 4/10/1961, § 1; as amended by Ord. 334, 9/11/1978]
When used in this Part, the following definitions apply:
ESTABLISHMENT
Any privately owned place of business carried on for a profit or any place of amusement or entertainment to which the public is invited.
MINOR
Any person under the age of eighteen (18) years of age.
OFFICIAL BOROUGH TIME
Eastern Standard Time, except from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, it shall be Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
OPERATOR
Any individual, firm, association, partnership or corporation operating, managing or conducting any establishment; and whenever used in any clause prescribing a penalty, the term "Operator" as applied to associations or partnerships, shall include the members or partners thereof; as applied to corporations, shall include the officers thereof.
PARENT
Any natural parent of a minor, a guardian, or any adult person, twenty-one (21) years of age or over, responsible for the care and custody of a minor.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any public street, highway, road, alley, park, playground, wharf, dock, public building or vacant lot;
REMAIN
To loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon.
[Ord. 226, 4/10/1961, § 2; as amended by Ord. 334, 9/11/1978]
1. 
No minor shall remain in or upon any public place or any establishment between the hours of 10:30 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. of the following day, prevailing Eastern time, except that on Fridays and Saturdays the hours shall be from 12:00 M. to 6:00 A.M.
2. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any minor accompanied by a parent, or to a minor upon an errand or other legitimate business directed by such minor's parent, or to any minor who is engaged in gainful lawful employment during the curfew hours.
[Ord. 226, 4/10/1961, § 3]
1. 
No parent shall knowingly permit any minor to remain in or upon any public place or any establishment between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. of the following day, Official Borough Time, except that on Fridays and Saturdays the hours shall be from 12:00 M. to 6:00 A.M.
2. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any parent who accompanies a minor or to a parent who directs a minor upon an errand or other legitimate business or to any parent of a minor engaged in gainful lawful employment during the curfew hours.
[Ord. 226, 4/10/1961, § 4; as amended by Ord. 334, 9/11/1978]
No operator of an establishment or their agents or employees shall knowingly permit any minor to remain upon the premises of said establishment between the hours of 10:30 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. of the following day, prevailing Eastern time, except that on Fridays and Saturdays the hours shall be from 12:00 M. to 6:00 A.M.
[Ord. 226, 4/10/1961, § 5; as amended by Ord. 401, 7/11/1988; and by Ord. 416, 4/22/1991]
1. 
Any police officer who finds a minor violating any provisions of § 202 aforesaid for the first time shall obtain information from such minor as to his name and address, age, and the name of his parent or parents. The minor shall thereupon be instructed to proceed to his home forthwith. The information obtained from the minor shall be forwarded to the Chief of Police, who shall cause written notice to be mailed to the parent or parents of the minor, advising of the violation of § 202. Any police officer who finds a minor violating any provisions of § 202 aforesaid a second or subsequent time, shall notify the Chief of Police, who shall notify the parent or parents of the minor of the violation.
2. 
Any parent who shall violate any provision of § 203 aforesaid after having received notice of a prior violation shall be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than six hundred dollars ($600.00) for each violation; plus costs, and in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days.
[Ord. 416]
3. 
Any operator of an establishment and any agents or employees of any operator who shall violate the provisions of § 204 aforesaid, shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than six hundred dollars ($600.00) for each violation; plus costs, and in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonemtn not to exceed thirty (30) days.
[Ord. 416]
4. 
Each violation of the provisions of this Part shall constitute a separate offense.