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(A) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ADULT PERSON. A person, 18 years of age or older, who is authorized by a parent or guardian of the minor to have the care and custody of such minor.
EMERGENCY. An unforeseen combination of circumstances, or the resulting state, that call for immediate action. The term includes, but is not limited to, a fire, natural disaster, an automobile accident, or any situation requiring immediate action to prevent serious bodily injury or loss of life.
EMPLOYMENT ACTIVITY. Any bona fide or legal service performed for wages or salary under contract, either written, expressed or implied.
ESTABLISHMENTS. Any privately owned place of business operated for a profit to which the public is invited, including but not limited to, any place of amusement or entertainment.
GUARDIAN. A person who under Court order is the guardian of a minor, or a public or private agency with whom a minor has been placed by a Court.
LAWFUL ACTIVITY. Includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Involvement in employment activity or proceeding to or from an employment activity without any detour or stop;
(b) Attending an activity organized and supervised by adults sponsored by a municipality or township, school district, civic organization, or other similar organization which takes responsibility for the minor, or attending an official school or religious activity;
(c) Proceeding to or coming from lawful activities without any detour or stop;
(d) Proceeding to or coming from any place, without any detour or stop, if the minor's parent, guardian or adult person having the care and custody of such minor, authorized or directed such action.
MINOR. Any person under 18 years of age who is not married or otherwise emancipated.
PARENT. A person who is the natural parent, adoptive parent or stepparent of a minor.
PUBLIC PLACE. Any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transportation facilities, shops, shopping centers, malls and restaurants including the parking lots thereto.
SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. Bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
(B) No minor shall be upon or in the public streets, parks, buildings or establishments, or upon or in public places, open lands, or vacant lots, within the city between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the same day, except as provided in division (C) of this section.
(C) The provisions of division (B) of this section shall not apply to minors who are accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor or when the minor is on an emergency errand or engaged in lawful activity.
(D) No parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of a minor shall knowingly permit such minor to be upon or in the public streets, parks, buildings or establishments or upon or in public places, open lands or vacant lots within the city between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the same day; provided, however, this division shall not apply to exceptions set forth in division (C).
(E) Violations of this section shall be punished as a minor misdemeanor.
(Ord. 20-1999, passed 9-1-99)