§ 12.31  DEFENSES.
   (a)   It is an affirmative defense for a to prove that:
      (1)   The was accompanied by his or her , or other ;
      (2)   The was engaged in a lawful employment activity or was going to or returning from an employment activity without any detour or stop;
      (3)   An situation existed;
      (4)   The was attending an official school, religious or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored and/or supervised by a public entity, a civic organization, a religious organization or another similar entity that took responsibility for the , or was going to or returning home from, without any detour or stop, an official school, religious or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored and/or supervised by a public entity, a civic organization, a religious organization, or another similar entity that took responsibility for the ;
      (5)   The was on an errand at the direction of the or without any detour or stop;
      (6)   The was exercising First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution or Article I of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota;
      (7)   The was engaged in interstate travel; and
      (8)   The was on the public right-of-way, boulevard, alley or sidewalk abutting the or abutting the of his or her next-door neighbor.
   (b)   It is an affirmative defense for a of an to prove that:
      (1)   The reasonably and in good faith relied upon a representations of proof of age. Proof of age may be established pursuant to M.S. § 340A.503, subd. 6, as it may be amended from time to time, or other verifiable means, including, but not limited to, school identification cards and birth certificates; and
      (2)   The promptly notified the responsible police agency that a was present on the premises of the during curfew hours.
(1958 Code, § 171.02)  (Ord. 94-42, passed 8-15-1994; recodified by Ord. 98-53, passed 11-16-1998)