In a preliminary vote Monday the city council approved a bill that could change Baltimore’s curfew laws. The city council is looking to make the curfew for children under the age of 14 9 p.m. For children ages 14-16 they would need to be home by 10 p.m. on weeknights during the school year and 11 p.m. on weekends. A daytime curfew would be in effect during the school hours also.
However, some people do not believe this is a good idea. They believe that this curfew expansion bill is equivalent to putting children on house arrest. This stems from an incident that took place last February where teens tore through a 7-Eleven and city leaders are trying to crack down on this behavior. The curfew expansion will be up for vote in June. The mayor plans on opening connection centers for those who violate the curfew. Also, if a child has more than one citation, it could result in a fine.