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§ 10-309. Daytime Curfew. 78
(1) Unlawful Conduct of Minors. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this Section, no minor of compulsory school age shall remain in or upon any public place or establishment between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on any day during which such minor's school is in session.
(2) Exceptions. The provisions of this Section shall not apply:
(a) To a minor who has written permission, in his or her possession from school authorities, excusing his or her attendance at school and allowing such minor to be in a public place or establishment at that particular time;
(b) To a minor enrolled in a home education program, in accordance with the provisions of 24 P.S. § 13-1327.1 who has written permission, in his or her possession from his or her supervisor as defined in that Section, allowing such minor to be in a public place or establishment at that particular time;
(c) To a minor who is directly going to or coming from such minor's place of employment or a medical appointment;
(d) To a minor who is accompanied by a parent; or
(e) To a minor otherwise exempt under state law from attending school and who can verify such exemption.
(3) Parental Responsibility. The parent of any minor in violation of the provisions of this Section shall be in violation of this Section.
(4) Penalties. The penalty for a violation of this Section shall be a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300).
(a) Any law enforcement officer who finds a minor to be in violation of the provisions of this Section shall obtain the minor's name, address and age and the name and address of the minor's parent and shall serve upon the minor a notice of violation. The foregoing information shall be transmitted to the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication which shall cause the notice of violation to be served, by first class mail, on the parent of the minor.
(b) Notices of violation shall be issued pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section 1-112 of this Code. Any person to whom a notice of violation is issued, may, within ten (10) days of receipt, pay twenty-five dollars ($25) in lieu of contesting the violation and in lieu of any other fines or penalties. The notice of violation shall contain an appropriate notice to the recipient of his or her right not to contest the violation and appropriate instructions and procedures for payment, as prescribed by the Director of Finance.
(6) Non-exclusivity. The penalties and remedies contained herein shall be in addition to any other penalties or remedies available under state law and regulations.
Added, Bill No. 080750 (approved April 1, 2009).