CHAPTER XI. PUBLIC OFFENSESCHAPTER XI. PUBLIC OFFENSES\ARTICLE 2. LOCAL REGULATIONS

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person under 18 years of age to loiter, lounge, loaf, wander, or play in or upon any public street, alley, public park, square, or municipal parking lot or any sidewalk appurtenant thereto within the city after the hour of 11:00 p.m. and before the hour of 6:00 a.m. the following day Sunday through Thursday and after 12:00 midnight and before the hour of 6:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply to any person under the age of 18 whose parent or legal guardian has renounced his or her right to the care, custody, and earnings of that person or to any person under the age of 18 who is legally married.

(b)   Exceptions. The curfew restrictions set out in subsection (a) shall not apply under the following circumstances:

(1)   When the person under 18 years of age is accompanied by his or her parent or guardian;

(2)   When the person under 18 years of age is attending a church or school function or other activity under the supervision of a church or school or sponsored by parents or while returning home from any such function or activity by way of the most direct route within one hour of the termination of the activity;

(3)   When the person under 18 years of age is going to or from a place of lawful employment by way of the most direct route;

(4)   When the person under 18 years of age is engaged in normal travel through, to, or from the city on interstate trips.

(d)   Violations.

(1)   Any police officer finding a person under 18 years of age in violation of this section shall ascertain the name and address of the minor and warn the minor that he or she is in violation of the curfew and shall direct the minor to proceed at once to his or her home or usual place of abode.

(2)   If any minor refuses to heed the warning or direction by any police officer or refuses to give his or her correct name and address, he or she shall be taken to the police department and the parent, guardian, or other adult having the care and custody of the minor shall be notified to come and take charge of the minor.

(e)   It shall be unlawful for a parent, guardian or other person lawfully entitled to the care, custody, or control of any person under 18 years of age to knowingly suffer or permit such person to violate this section.

(a)   Giving an insufficient funds check is the making, drawing, issuing, or delivering of any check or draft on any bank or depository for the payment of money or its equivalent, to the city, knowing at the time that the check or draft was issued that there were no deposits in or insufficient credits with the bank or depository to pay the check or draft in full upon presentation.

(b)   The city clerk is hereby authorized to charge to the maker a service fee in the amount of $15 for each check returned as “insufficient funds” after having given notice to the maker of the check of its insufficiency. The word “notice” as used herein shall be construed to include notice to the person entitled thereto, given orally or in writing. Notice in writing shall be presumed to have been given when deposited in restricted matter United States mail, addressed to the person making the check.

(a)   No person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street, highway, alley, parking lot, or driveway shall operate or permit the operation of any sound amplification system from within the vehicle so that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of fifty or more feet from the vehicle.

(b)   Definitions.

(b)   “Sound amplification system” means any radio, tape player, compact disc player, loud speaker, or other electronic device used for the amplification of sound.

(c)   “Plainly audible” means any sound produced by a sound amplification system from within the vehicle, which clearly can be heard at a distance of fifty feet or more. Measurement standards shall be by the auditory senses, based upon direct line of sight. Words or phrases need not be discernible and bass reverberations are included. The motor vehicle may be stopped, standing, parked, or moving on a street, highway, alley, parking lot, or driveway.

(d)   It is an affirmative defense to a charge under this section that the operator was not otherwise prohibited by law from operating the sound amplification system and that any of the following apply:

(1)   The system was being operated to request medical or vehicular assistance or to warn of a hazardous road condition;

(2)   The vehicle was an emergency or public safety vehicle;

(3)   The vehicle was owned and operated by the City of Louisburg or a gas, electric, communications, or refuse company;

(4)   The system was used for the purpose of giving instructions, directions, talks, addresses, lectures, or transmitting music to any persons or assemblages of persons in compliance with the City Code of the City of Louisburg;

(5)   The vehicle was used in authorized public activities, such as parades, fireworks, sport events, musical productions, and other activities which have the approval of the department of the City authorized to grant such approval.

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Every person who shall willfully disturb the peace and quiet of any person, family or neighborhood shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding $100.00, or be imprisoned not to exceed three (3) months, or be both so fined and imprisoned.

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It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass upon the property owned or occupied by another for the purpose of looking into or peeping into any window, door, skylight or other opening in any house or building located thereon without having a lawful purpose for such observation. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00, or be imprisoned not to exceed three (3) months, or be both so fined and imprisoned.

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It shall be unlawful for any person to appear in any public place in a state of nudity or indecently clad, or to make any indecent public exposure of his or her person, or to behave in any indecent or lewd manner or to commit any indecent or lewd act of any kind. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00 or be imprisoned not to exceed three (3) months, or be both so fined and imprisoned.

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It shall be unlawful for any person to use any profane, vulgar, or indecent language in or about any public building, store, or place of business, and upon any street, alley or sidewalk so as to be audible and offensive. Any person violating the provisions of this section upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than $75.00 nor more than $150.00.

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It shall be unlawful for any person to write or inscribe upon the wall or door of any public building or structure, any obscene or vulgar picture, design, or words. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than $100.00, nor more than $500.00.

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(a)   DEFINITIONS. For the purpose of this section, certain items and words are hereby defined:

(1)   “Roller Skates, Street Skates, and Skates” mean small wheels near the toe and the heel of a shoe or frame that would attach to a shoe which are used for gliding on a hard surface such as a floor, sidewalk, etc.

(2)   “Skateboards” refer to an item consisting of a short, oblong board with small wheels at each end, ridden on a hard surface such as a floor or sidewalk.

(3)   “Skate” means to operate or ride a skateboard, roller skates, or street skates.

(4)   “Eject” means to oust, remove, to put out or to expel.

(b)   SKATES AND SKATEBOARDS REGULATED.

No person shall roller skate or ride a skateboard within the City of Louisburg without complying with the terms of this Code.

(c)   SKATING OR RIDING PROHIBITED. No person shall roller skate or ride a skateboard upon the streets, sidewalks, and other public space in the central business district, an area bounded by Amity (K-68 Highway), South Third, Peoria, and Mulberry Streets.

(d)   RECKLESS OR DANGEROUS SKATING PROHIBITED. No person shall roller skate or ride a skateboard on any sidewalk or other paved surface intended for pedestrians in a reckless or careless manner, or in a manner which is likely to result in injury or harm to any person or property.

(e)   PENALTIES. Violation of this section is an unclassified misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of not less than $25 no more than $200.

(f)   Additional Penalties. In addition to and independent of the penalties provided in section (e) above, a law enforcement officer detaining a person for violating this section may impound the skateboard or roller skates for a minimum of seven (7) days and a maximum of fourteen (14) days. If the violator is a person eighteen (18) years of age or older, the skateboard or roller skates shall be released by the Louisburg Police Department if the violator appears at the Louisburg Police Department after impoundment period has expired and produces identification. In the event the violator of this section is under eighteen (18) years of age, the person or persons must appear at the Louisburg Police Department to obtain the release of the skateboard or roller skates with a parent or guardian after the impoundment period has expired. However, if the parent or guardian reside outside the City limits of Louisburg, the skateboard or roller skates may be released if the parent or guardian provide a letter addressed to the Louisburg Police Department requesting that the skateboard or roller skates be released to the minor.

(g)   In addition to and independent of the penalties provided in sections (e) and (f), a law enforcement officer may eject any person from the area specified in section (c) who is using a skateboard or roller skates within the specified area.

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