(1) No minor person under 18 years of age shall be in any public place between 10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday unless such minor is accompanied by an adult person having legal custody of such minor, or unless such minor is in the performance of an errand or a duty directed by the adult having legal custody of such minor, or whose employment makes it necessary for such minor to be in such public place. Unless there exists a reasonable necessity therefor, no person having legal custody of such minor shall permit said minor in any public place during the hours specified above.
(2) This section shall not apply to minors 15 years of age and older returning home between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight from functions authorized by the governing body of any public or parochial school or any charitable or religious organization which function shall have been officially registered with the Sheriff’s Department by a responsible officer of the governing body of the school or religious or charitable organization at least 2 weeks prior to the event. The school or charitable or religious organization which has registered the function with the Sheriff’s Department shall assume the responsibility to provide each student with a means of identification showing that such minor has attended such registered function.
(3) All functions registered with the Sheriff’s Department pursuant to this exemption shall be on nights which are not followed by a regular school day.
(4) Any person who shall violate this section shall be subject to a forfeiture of $50 plus costs where applicable. (9/8/98) [Code § 9.17, 2018.]