Teen curfew approved for downtown Las Vegas effective Friday
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas City Council approved a bill Wednesday that will create a separate curfew for downtown Las Vegas.
The 9 p.m. curfew will go into effect this Friday and will affect children under the age of 18.
The curfew area will be much smaller than what was originally proposed. The area will now be bound by Main Street, Maryland Parkway, Stewart Avenue and Bridger Avenue.
There will be exceptions:
-- If a child is accompanied by his or her parents or other responsible person over the age of 21 and approved by parent
-- If the child is legally employed inside the curfew area they will be given one-half hour before and one-half hour after work to travel to and from place of employment. A written statement from the person's employer must be provided with hours and place of employment.
-- If the underage person is traveling from a meeting or an event such as a play or sporting event or from a school, social or religious activity. Travel will be allowed for one-half hour after the event but in no case beyond 1 a.m.
-- If the child is, with consent of parent, engaged in interstate travel.
In addition to the curfew applying to the October First Friday event this week, the Fremont Street Experience and Fremont Entertainment District are also making changes to accommodate the large crowds that are common on First Friday.
Both will have temporary fencing in place and the FSE event will be limited to people ages 21 and over.
This curfew is in addition to the existing curfew in the city of Las Vegas. That curfew does not allow youth to loiter between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight and 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday.