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Kintigh’s curfew clears committee

February 13, 2011 • Local News

A Roswell lawmaker’s attempt to give municipalities the authority over whether to enact curfew laws for minors, cleared its first hurdle Saturday as it made its way through the House Health and Government Affairs Committee.

Rep. Dennis Kintigh’s, RRoswell, legislation seeks to give local governments the authority to restrict minors from being unattended in public at night and would also give police the power to escort truant children back to schools during the day. The bill passed the weekend committee meeting following a 3-2 vote and will now head to the House Judiciary Committee.

“That’s a very positive sign,” said Kintigh, following the vote. “This is a good discussion.”

Addressing the committee, Kintigh told Login to read more

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