City of Rensselaer, NY
Rensselaer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Rensselaer 8-5-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 86-1 Purpose.

The City of Rensselaer, New York, has determined that certain regulations in the field of public entertainment are needed and are necessary in order to promote the general good, health and welfare of its citizens, including the children of the community. Said City, therefore, invokes the privilege and authority given to it under the provisions of the Penal Law of the State of New York and the general powers granted to said City under its Charter and general laws of the State of New York in such cases made and provided in adopting this chapter.

§ 86-2 Prohibited attire.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any female person to appear, work, entertain, act or display herself in any cabaret, dance hall, bar, tavern, lounge, discotheque, restaurant and any other public place in the City of Rensselaer, New York, clothed or costumed in such a manner that the portion of her breast below the top of the areola is not covered with a fully opaque covering or in such a manner that her genitals, pubic area or buttocks are not covered with a fully opaque covering.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any male to appear, work, entertain, act or display himself in any cabaret, dance hall, bar, tavern, lounge, discotheque, restaurant and any other public place in the City of Rensselaer, New York, clothed or costumed in such a manner that his genitals, pubic area or buttocks are not covered with a fully opaque covering.

§ 86-3 Duty of compliance.

It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly conduct, maintain, own, lease, manage, operate or furnish any cabaret, dance hall, bar, tavern, lounge, discotheque, restaurant and any other public place in the City of Rensselaer, New York, where a female person or male person is not clothed, costumed or covered as required in § 86-2 of this chapter.

§ 86-4 Penalties for offenses.

Any person found guilty of violating any of the sections of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to the penalties set forth in the Penal Law of the State of New York.