By Japhanie Gray abc KSAT12
San Antonio Council members will soon revisit the city’s curfew ordinance with possible changes that will make it less criminalizing.
- Current ordinance prohibits youths under age 17 from being out during school hours, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.-6 a.m., unsupervised.
- Those in violation could face a class C misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500.
- Council members are looking into ways to be more productive with the punishment rather than potentially “ruining their lives with a criminal record,” Councilman Greg Brockhouse said
- Brockhouse said the court system is exploring rehabilitation efforts to keep youths in school or employed during those hours.
- The possible changes are set to be discussed in May.