(a)   If the minor of a guardian or parent residing within the City commits a delinquent act, the guardian or parent shall be guilty of a violation of this article if:
      (1)   It is proven that any act, word or non- exercise of parental responsibility by the guardian or parent encouraged, caused or allowed to occur the commission of the delinquent act by the minor; or
      (2)   It is proven that the guardian or parent knew or reasonably should have known that the minor was likely to commit a delinquent act, but failed to take timely and appropriate action to prevent the commission of the delinquent act by the minor. If at any time within forty-five (45) days following the giving of notice as provided by § 31-5.3 above, the minor to whom said notice related or applied as to the delinquent act as defined in this article, it shall be a rebuttable presumption that the minor committed the delinquent act with the knowledge, allowance, permission or sufferance of the guardian or parent.
   (b)   Any person in violation of §§ 31-5.1 through 31-5.4 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction may be ordered to perform twenty (20) hours of community service and, in addition, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or ninety (90) days in jail, or both fine and jail in the discretion of the Court.
(Ord. 3272, passed 3-14-1994; Ord. 3687, passed 2-26-2007)
Statutory reference:
   Revised School Code, see MCLA 380.1561 et seq.
   Status of Minors and Child Support, see MCLA 722.1 et seq.