98RS HB775


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HB 775 (BR 1564) - E. Jordan, J. Callahan, S. Johns

     AN ACT authorizing municipalities to enact and enforce juvenile curfew ordinances.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 82 to define "juvenile" as any person under the age of eighteen (18); allow cities to enact and enforce an ordinance establishing a juvenile curfew; require juvenile curfew ordinance to clearly establish terms of curfew code; include exceptions in ordinance to permit juveniles to exercise constitutionally protected rights; specify that the curfew ordinance shall not authorize a police officer to detain a juvenile for any period longer than necessary to issue a warning citation; prohibit a juvenile curfew ordinance from imposing a penalty on a juvenile who has committed a violation of a juvenile curfew ordinance; allow juvenile curfew ordinance to provide that upon the issuance of a third or subsequent warning citation to a juvenile for a violation of the ordinance a status offense complaint may be filed; allow juvenile curfew ordinance to make it unlawful for a parent to permit or allow a juvenile to violate the ordinance; provide that the ordinance may establish penalties on a parent found in violation of the ordinance; amend KRS 600.020 to conform.

     Mar 2-introduced in House
     Mar 3-to Cities (H); posted in committee
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 10, 1998
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 79-10
     Mar 11-received in Senate
     Mar 12-to Judiciary (S)

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