§7-1-12. Authority for establishing county curfews; jurisdiction
In addition to all other powers and duties now conferred by
law upon county commissions, such commissions are hereby
authorized, by order duly entered of record, to adopt an ordinance
which establishes a curfew for persons under eighteen years of age.
It shall be unlawful for any person under eighteen years of age to
violate any ordinance: Provided,
That whenever the county
ordinance enacted hereunder conflicts with that of any
municipality, the municipal ordinance shall prevail.
Any magistrate court, which shall have concurrent jurisdiction
with the circuit court, of a county which has enacted an
enforceable curfew ordinance may assume jurisdiction of a juvenile
charged with violation of such ordinance and make any disposition
thereof, which could properly be made by a circuit court exercising
its juvenile jurisdiction, except that magistrate courts shall have
no jurisdiction to impose a sentence of confinement for the
violation of such laws.