- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque city councilor has withdrawn his resolution to seek a change in state law that would give local governments the authority to impose teen curfews.

Councilor Ken Sanchez made the decision Monday after Gov. Susana Martinez announced that she would put the question on the agenda for the next legislative session in January.

The City Council was set to discuss the proposal during Monday night’s meeting. Dozens of speakers still weighed in on the resolution.

Supporters contend a teen curfew would help reduce juvenile crime, while others argued such measures would increase the potential for conflicts between teens and law enforcement.

Albuquerque imposed a curfew during the 1990s, but it was struck down in court following a challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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