The purpose of this section is to regulate, by the establishment of a curfew, the hours minors may be upon the streets, alleys or other public places in the City.
- No person sixteen years of age or under shall be or remain upon any of the alleys, streets or public places or be in places of business and amusement in the City on nights of the week commencing Sunday through Thursday between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. following, or on Friday or Saturday nights of the week between 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m. following, unless such person is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or some other person having the legal custody of such person, except in case of any person sixteen years of age or under whose employment makes it necessary for such person to be upon such streets, alleys or public places between the aforesaid hours, and provided that this exception does not apply when the person sixteen years of age or under is playing, loafing, idling or unnecessarily loitering in or upon such streets, alleys or public places.
- Parental Responsibility. No parent, guardian or other person having the legal care and custody of any person sixteen years of age or under shall willfully allow, suffer or permit such child, ward or other person sixteen years of age or under, while in such legal care and custody, to violate the provisions of this chapter.
- Any peace officer of the City (while on duty) is empowered to arrest any minor who violates any of the provisions of this section, and such minor shall be returned to the custody of the parent, guardian or other person charged with the care and custody of said minor.
46.02 CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO.
It is unlawful for any person under eighteen (18) years of age to smoke, use, possess, purchase or attempt to purchase any tobacco, tobacco products or cigarettes. Possession of cigarettes or tobacco products by a person under eighteen years of age shall not constitute a violation of this section if said person possesses the cigarettes or tobacco products as part of the person’s employment and said person is employed by a person who holds a valid permit under Chapter 453A of the Code of Iowa and lawfully offers for sale or sells cigarettes or tobacco products.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 453A.2)
46.03 CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY.
It is unlawful for any person to encourage any child under eighteen (18) years of age to commit any act of delinquency.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 709A.1)