*Laws Regarding Minors*
What is curfew and who does it affect?Curfew for minors is an established city ordinance, pertaining to people under the age of 16. The ordinance states that individuals under the set age are not allowed to be upon public streets, within public places, ride in or upon a vehicle or bicycle unsupervised within certain hours of the night. This time frame is from 11pm and 6am, except for Friday and Saturday which is from 12:30am to 6am. Exceptions to this ordinance include school events, church functions, or fraternal organization. In such cases curfew may be extended one half hour after the ended of such special function. Other exceptions include those persons being supervised by a legal guardian or parent.
What is the responsibility of owner of public places regarding curfew? According to the city ordinance, “ It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation operating or having charge of any public place, to knowingly permit or suffer the presence of minors under the age of 16,” during curfew.
What are the laws pertaining to minors and Tobacco?
According to state law, it is illegal for a person to sell, give, or furnish in any way, any tobacco in any form whatever, or cigarettes, or cigarette paper, to any person under the age of 18. Nebraska City Code states, that it is unlawful for any person under the age of 18, to smoke cigarettes or cigars or use tobacco in any form whatever, or to be in possession of any tobacco product within the city.
What are the laws pertaining to minors and Alcohol?
The laws regarding minors and alcohol, State law states that any person under the age of 21 cannot consume or possess alcohol.