CHAPTER 16. OFFENSESCHAPTER 16. OFFENSES\Article IV. Miscellaneous Offenses

A.    It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to be upon the streets, highways, parks, alleys, or public or private parking areas within the City between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday unless:

1.    By the most direct route traveling to, from or in the course of gainful employment.

2.    By the most direct route traveling to, from or in the course of a sanctioned school related activity or event.

3.    Accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or otherwise designated responsible person.

B.    Each parent, legal guardian or otherwise designated responsible person of each juvenile found in violation of this Section shall be subject to a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each separate violation.

(Code 2015)

A.    Littering is dumping, throwing, placing, depositing or leaving or causing to be dumped, thrown, deposited or left any refuse of any kind or any object or substance which tends to pollute, mar or deface, into, upon or about:

1.    Any public street, highway, alley, road, right-of-way, park or other public place, or any lake, stream, watercourse, or other body of water except by direction of some public officer or employee authorized by law to direct or permit such acts.

2.    Any private property without the consent of the owner or occupant of such property.

B.    Littering is a Class C misdemeanor.

(K.S.A. 21-3722; Code 2015)

A.    Disorderly conduct is, with knowledge or probable cause to believe that such acts will alarm, anger or disturb others or provoke an assault or other breach of the peace:

       No person shall operate or permit the operation of any sound amplification systems from within or upon a vehicle, property or on their person so that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of one hundred (100) or more feet of such vehicle, property or person.

B.    A sound amplification system means any radio, tape player, compact disc, loudspeaker, or other electronic device used for the amplification of sound.

C.    A plainly audible means any sound produced by a sound amplification system which can be heard at a distance of one hundred (100) 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.

D.    It is an affirmative defense if shown that:

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 system was used for the purpose of giving instructions, directions, talks, addresses, lectures or transmitting music to any persons or assembles or persons in compliance with ordinances of the City of Ottawa.

4.    The vehicle was used in authorized public activities, such as parades, which have the approval of the Governing Body.

E.    Any person, individual, partnership, corporation or association violating any of the provisions of this ordinance is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment of not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Each day any violation hereof is found to exist or continues to exist shall be a separate offense and punishable as such hereunder.

(K.S.A. 21-4101; Code 2015)