Kansas City Daytime Curfew Ordinance


Last Updated: March 16, 2012
Kansas City Daytime Curfew Ordinance
Councilmember Wagner

The original proposed ordinance would make it a crime for young people to be in a public place during public school hours. This measure will lead to harassment and intimidation of homeschooled children, who are not legally required to be taught during the same hours that public schools are in session.

HSLDA's Position:

Councilman Wagner has submitted a new draft curfew ordinance that is just as bad as—or worse than—the original one.

But taking a stand for freedom, Councilman Sharp has submitted an entirely different plan: one that involves enforcing existing attendance law rather than making it a crime for a young adult to be in public.

The proposals of Councilman Sharp and Councilman Wagner represent two different ways of life. Wagner’s ratchets up government power and creates a disgraceful atmosphere in which young adults may be intimidated into hiding during the day. Sharp’s, on the other hand, makes the protection of inalienable rights a priority.

Action Requested:
None at this time

02/22/2012     Filed by the Clerk's office
02/23/2012     Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee
02/29/2012     Hold On Agenda till (3/14/2012)
03/14/2012     Hold On Agenda till (3/21/2012)
03/21/2012     Hold On Agenda till (4/18/2012)


Wagner’s new draft is known a “V1.” Sharp has submitted two drafts: “V2” and “V2b.” They can be viewed by using the links below. The version known as V2 is best. We will be asking Sharp to urge the adoption of V2.

Daytime curfews never live up to their promises. And they hurt homeschool families more than others because we allow our children free time while public schools are in session.

Homeschoolers have been harassed and frightened by policemen who treat them like suspected criminals for doing nothing more than being in public.

Families for Home Education and HSLDA are united in opposing daytime curfews. Thank you for standing with us for freedom in Missouri!

 Other Resources

Bill History

Proposed daytime curfew V1

Proposed daytime curfew V2

Proposed daytime curfew V2b

Committee Substitute for Ordinance 120180

E-lert March 1, 2012: Looking For Victims of Daytime Curfews

E-lert March 13, 2012: Urgent Action Needed to Stop Kansas City Daytime Curfew

E-lert March 15, 2012: Update—Kansas City Daytime Curfew Hits Speed Bump

E-lert March 16, 2012: Full Force Needed March 21 against Kansas City Daytime Curfew

E-lert March 21, 2012: KC "Committee Substitute" Totally Unacceptable

E-lert March 22, 2012: Kansas City Daytime Curfew Battle Moves to Next Phase

E-lert April 16, 2012: Attend Important Hearing on Kansas City Daytime Curfew Wednesday, April 18

E-lert April 24, 2012: Make Calls, Attend Hearing April 26, Fight
Daytime Curfew

E-lert April 25, 2012: A Positive Turn on Daytime Curfew Issue

E-lert May 1, 2012: Daytime Curfew Battle—Victory is Near!

E-lert May 4, 2012: Kansas City: Decisive Daytime Curfew Victory