(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the enforcement under AS 29.25.070(b) of a civil penalty against a minor for violation of a municipal ordinance shall be heard in the district court in the same manner as for similar allegations brought against an adult, except that the minor's parent, guardian, or legal custodian shall be present at all proceedings unless the court excuses the parent, guardian, or legal custodian from attendance for good cause.
(b) If provision is made by ordinance for use of a hearing officer to decide enforcement of a civil penalty under AS 29.25.070(b) , allegations against a minor for a civil penalty under a municipal ordinance may be assigned to a hearing officer for the municipality for decision.
(c) An action for a civil penalty filed against a minor under this section does not give rise to the right to a trial by jury or to counsel appointed at public expense.
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