[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Allegany County 3-5-1982 by Bill No. 1-82, (Ch. 150 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This bill further provided that it shall take effect from the date of its passage.
The following terms shall have the meanings indicated hereafter:
- MOTION-PICTURE EXHIBITIONS
- Any room, place or space which is occupied or arranged to be occupied for viewing motion pictures from an audience area, whether indoors or outdoors, requiring occupancy or classification as determined by the appropriate enforcement officer and for the places of public assembly used for the purpose of exhibiting motion pictures upon a screen generally visible to an audience. "Public assembly" or "assembly," where used herein, shall have the same or similar meaning as in other code ordinances, rules and regulations of the County.
- An individual, partnership, club, association or society or any other organized group of persons, which shall include officers, directors, shareholders and trustees of a club, corporation, society or association.
- SADOMASOCHISTIC ABUSE
- Flagellation or torture by or upon a human being who is nude or clad in undergarments or in revealing or bizarre costume or the condition of one who is nude or so clothed and is being fettered, bound or otherwise physically restrained.
- SEXUAL CONDUCT
- Human masturbation, sexual intercourse, actual or simulated, or any touching of the genitals, pubic areas or buttocks of the human male or female or the breasts of the female, whether alone or between members of the same sex or opposite sex or between humans or animals in an act of apparent sexual stimulation or gratification.
It shall be unlawful for any person conducting, maintaining or operating a motion-picture exhibition within the County of Allegany to exhibit, suffer or permit to be exhibited any motion picture in which any person is shown, depicted or revealed in any act of sexual conduct or sadomasochistic abuse in any outdoor theater where the screen is visible beyond the limits of the audience area to a person under the age of 17 years or any other person within the confines of their homes or any other person so that such motion picture may be readily seen and its contents or character distinguished or perceived by normal unaided vision by such person viewing it from beyond said limits of the audience area.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each day's continued violation or each such individual viewer shall constitute a separate violation for the purpose of conferring jurisdiction.