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File #: 14-4603    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Filed
File created: 8/7/2014 In control: Law Enforcement Committee
On agenda: 4/3/2012 Final action: 11/30/2014
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 317540 AN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 58 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, SECTION 58-1 (PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT). Submitting a Proposed Ordinance Amendment sponsored by Toni Preckwinkle, President and Peter N. Silvestri, County Commissioner; Co-sponsored by Gregg Goslin and Larry Suffredin, County Commissioners. PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT CURFEW FOR UNDERAGE PERSONS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 58 Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Section 58-1 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL Sec. 58-1. Curfew for underage persons. (a) Short title. This section shall be known and may be cited as the Children's Curfew Ordinance. (b) Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: ...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), PETER N. SILVESTRI, GREGG GOSLIN, LARRY SUFFREDIN

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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

 

317540

AN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 58 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, SECTION 58-1 (PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT).  Submitting a Proposed Ordinance Amendment sponsored by Toni Preckwinkle, President and Peter N. Silvestri, County Commissioner; Co-sponsored by Gregg Goslin and Larry Suffredin, County Commissioners.

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

 

CURFEW FOR UNDERAGE PERSONS

 

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 58 Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Section 58-1 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:

 

ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL

 

Sec. 58-1. Curfew for underage persons.

 

                     (a)                     Short title. This section shall be known and may be cited as the Children's Curfew Ordinance.

 

(b)                     Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

                     (b)                      Definition of a Child means any person, male or female who has not reached their 17th birthday is considered, for purposes of this section only, to be a child or children as the case may be.

 

County means any unincorporated area or territory of Cook County, Illinois, and does not include any incorporated city, village, or town lying in whole or in part within the territory of Cook County, Illinois.

 

                     (c)                      Jurisdiction. This provision of this ordinance will extend throughout Cook County. However, as provided in Article VII, Section 6(c), of the State of Illinois Constitution of1970, if this article conflicts with an ordinance of a municipality, the municipal ordinance shall prevail within its jurisdiction. If a municipal ordinance regulates conduct which is prohibited under this division and provides remedies, this division shall not apply within that municipal jurisdiction with respect to such conduct. In all other circumstances, this division shall be enforceable within the municipal jurisdiction to the extent permitted under the Illinois Constitution.

 

                     (c) (d) Curfew hours. It shall be unlawful for any child as defined in Subsection (b) of this section to be upon any public place in the County between the hours of 11:30 p.m. Friday and 6:00 a.m. Saturday, or between the hours of 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 6:00 a.m. Sunday, or between the hours of10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any other day of the week, unless accompanied by, and in the charge of a parent, guardian, or other proper companion of the age of 21 years or more, or unless engaged in some occupation or business in which such child may lawfully engage under the statutes of the State of Illinois.

 

                     (d)(e) Defenses; enforcement. It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (c) of this section that the child was:

 

(1)                     On an errand at the direction of the child's parent or guardian, without any detour or stop;

 

(2)                     In a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel;

 

(3)                     Engaged in an employment activity, or going to or returning home from an employment activity, without any detour or stop;

 

(4)                     Involved in an emergency. In this subsection the term "emergency" means an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action. The term includes, but is not limited to, a fire, a natural disaster, an automobile accident, or any situation requiring immediate action to prevent serious bodily injury or loss of life;

 

(5)                     On the side walk abutting the child's residence or abutting the residence of a next-door neighbor if the neighbor did not complain to the police department about the child's presence;

 

 

(6)                     Attending an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by the County, a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the child, or going to or returning from, without any detour or stop, a official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by the County, a civic organization, or other similar entity that takes responsibility for the child;

 

(7)                     Exercising First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly; or

 

(8)                     Married or had been married or had disabilities of minority removed in accordance with law.

 

(e)                      Enforcement. Before taking any enforcement action under this section, any sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, deputy constable, or other duly authorized law enforcement officer of the County shall ask the apparent offender's age and reason for being in the public place. The law enforcement officer shall not issue a citation or make an arrest under this section unless the law enforcement officer reasonably believes that an offense has occurred and that, based upon any response and other circumstances, no defense in Subsections (1) through (8) of this section is present. If the law enforcement officer believes that an offense has occurred and that, based upon any response and other circumstances, no defense in Subsections (1) through (8) of this section is present, the law enforcement officer shall warn the child or children to desist immediately from such violation and shall promptly report the violation to his superior officer, together with the name or names and address or addresses of the child or children and parents or guardians of said child or children, and said superior officer shall cause a written notice to be served upon issue a violation notice to the parent, guardian or person in charge of such child or children, setting forth the manner in which this section has been violated.

 

(e)                      Violation. (f) Penalty Any parent, guardian or person in charge of a child or children violating who knowingly allows the child or children in their charge to violate the provisions of this section, who, within a period of one year from the date of the violation, shall knowingly permit such child or children again to violate the provisions of this section, after receipt of the first violation notice served pursuant to Subsection (d)of this section, shall be fined not less than $5.00 nor more than$100.00 for each offense. Every day that such violation continues shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense.

 

(g)                     Administrative adjudication.  Violations of Article I, Sec 58-1 shall be adjudicated pursuant to Chapter 2,Administration, Article IX, Administrative Hearings of this Code.

 

Effective date:  This Ordinance Amendment shall be in effect thirty (30) days from adoption.

 

 

 

 

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