Section 370.002 of the Local Government Code requires that after a city adopts a juvenile curfew ordinance, the city must review and readopt the ordinance every three years. The statute requires that a city:

  1. review the ordinance’s effects on the community and on problems the ordinance was intended to remedy;
  2. conduct public hearings on the need to continue the ordinance; and
  3. abolish, continue, or modify the ordinance.

A juvenile curfew ordinance expires if a city does not review and readopt it every three years.

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