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Juvenile Laws

Truancy ("Daytime Curfew" 4.124.010MBMC)

It shall be unlawful for any minor to be present in or remain in or upon the public streets, avenues, highways, roads, curb areas, alleys, parks, playgrounds, other public places (inlcuding school grounds), establishments, places of amusement, eating places, vacant lots or other unsupervised places during the hours of 8:30a.m. and 1:30p.m. of the same day on days when said minor's school is in session. It shall also be unlawful for a parent or guardian of a minor to knowingly permit, or by insufficient control, allow a minor for whom they are responsible, to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the City during these daytime curfew hours. For a list of valid excuses/exemptions from this section or to read the entire code, please go to: www.citymb.info and refer to the municipal code.
 
 
Curfew (4.56.030MBMC)

It shall be unlawful for any minor to be present in or remain in or upon the public streets, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public places, establishments, vacant lots or other unsupervised places, between the hours of 10:00p.m. and 6:00a.m. of the following day. It shall also be unlawful for a parent or guardian of a minor to knowingly permit, or by insufficient control, allow a minor for whom they are responsible, to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the City during curfew hours. The following are a few of the exceptions to the curfew ordinance:

A. Any minor accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or a responsible adult to which custody of the minor has been given by the parent or legal guardian

C. To any minor then acting within the course and scope of his/her employment

E. To any minor attending organized association activity, such as school meetings, classes or sporting events, religious meetings, dances, concerts, theatrical performances, or similar events, or other Constitutionally protected activity.

For more information or to see the complete list of exceptions go to: www.citymb.info and refer the the Municipal Code.
 
 
Skateboarding (14.28.160MBMC)

No person shall ride or propel any skateboard or similar device along, across or upon any street, sidewalk, school, park, public parking lot, parking facility or structure, public right-of-way, or other public property, designated by the Chief of Police as beingclosed to such activities. For more information or to read the entire code,go to: www.citymb.info and refer to the Municipal Code.
 
 
Helmets Required (21212(a)VC)

A person under 18 years of age shall not operate a bicycle, a nonmotorized scooter, or a skateboard, nor shall they wear in-line or roller skates, nor ride upon a bicycle, a nonmotorized scooter, or a skateboard as a passenger, upon a street, bikeway, or any other public bicycle path or trail unless that person is wearing a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet (refer to code for description of standards). This requirement also applies to a person who rides upon a bicycle whle in a retraining seat that is attached to the bicycle or in a trailer towed by the bicycle. For more information or to read the entire code, refer to the California Vehicle Code, available @ www.leginfo.ca.gov
 
 
Possess Tobacco or Smoking Paraphernalia (308(b))PC

Persons under the age of 18 years may not purchase, receive or possess the following: tobacco, cigarette, cigarette papers (i.e. Zig-Zags), any other preparation of tobacco or any other instrument or paraphernalia that is designed for the smoking of tobacco, products prepared from tobacco or any controlled substance (i.e. Bong, Apple Bong, Marijuana Pipe, Tobacco Pipe, lighters, etc). To read the entire code, refer to the California Penal Code available@ www.leginfo.ca.gov
 
 
Air Guns, Firearms, Etc. (4.84.010MBMC)

It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot, fire, or discharge any gun, pistol, or other firearm or any air gun or slingshot, bow and arrow, or any other type of gun or weapon within the City without first having obtained a written permit from the Chief of Police so to do. The fee for a permit issued under this section shall be established by Council under separate resolution. This section can be found in the Manhattan Beach Municipal Code available at: www.citymb.info