Village of Hobart, WI
Brown County
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[Adopted as § 3.1 of the 2000 Code]
A. 
No child under the age of 17 years shall loiter, idle or remain upon any street, alley or other public place in the Village between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the next day unless such child is accompanied by his parent, guardian or other adult person having legal custody of such child.
B. 
Exceptions.
(1) 
This section shall not apply to a child:
(a) 
Performing an errand as directed by parent, guardian or person having lawful custody.
(b) 
Who is on his own premises or the areas immediately adjacent thereto.
(c) 
Whose employment makes it necessary to be upon the streets, alleys, public places or any motor vehicle after such hour.
(d) 
Returning home from a supervised school, church or civic function.
(2) 
These exceptions shall not, however, permit a child to unnecessarily loiter about the streets, alleys or public places or be in a parked motor vehicle on the public street.
No parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of a child under the age of 17 years shall permit or suffer such child to loiter, idle or remain upon any street, alley or other public place in the Village between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the next day, unless such child is accompanied by his parent, guardian or other adult person having legal custody of such child.
No person operating a place of amusement or entertainment within the Village, or any agent, servant or employee of any such person, shall permit a child under the age of 17 years to enter or loiter in such place of amusement or entertainment between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the next day unless such child is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having legal custody of such child.
No person operating a hotel, motel, or lodging or rooming house within the Village, or any agent, servant or employee of such person, shall permit any child under the age of 17 years to visit, idle, wander or stroll in any portion of such hotel, motel or lodging or rooming house between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the next day, unless such child is accompanied by his parent, guardian or other adult person having legal custody for such child.
No person not in official attendance or on official school business shall enter into, congregate, loiter, wander, stroll, stand or play in any school building or in or about any playground area adjacent thereto within the Village between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on official school days.
A child believed to be violating the provisions of this section shall be taken to the Police Chief or the County Sheriff's Department for proper identification. Every law enforcement officer while on duty may detain any child violating §§ 197-1, 197-3, 197-4 and 197-5 until such time as the parent, guardian, or other adult person having legal custody of the child shall be immediately notified and the person so notified shall, as soon as reasonably possible thereafter, report to the Police Chief's or the Sheriff's office to take the child into custody and shall sign a release for him.
The first time a child is detained by law enforcement officers as provided in § 197-6, a parent, guardian or person having legal custody shall be advised as to the provisions of this section; and any violation of this section occurring thereafter by this child or any other child under such person's care or custody shall result in a penalty being imposed as herein provided.
A. 
Any parent, guardian or person having legal custody of a child described in §§ 197-1, 197-3, 197-4 and 197-5 who has been warned in the manner provided in § 197-7 and who thereafter violates any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $50 nor more than $500 for each offense. No violation of this article shall be or shall be construed to be a misdemeanor, nor shall imprisonment be imposed as a punishment for violation of this article except for failure of the defendant to pay the forfeiture imposed by the court.
B. 
Any child who violates this section after being detained and released under § 197-6 shall be dealt with under Chs. 48 and 938, Wis. Stats.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).