Town of Rotterdam, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam 4-17-1974 by L.L. No. 6-1974. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Carnivals and tent shows — See Ch. 98.
Mass gatherings — See Ch. 180.

§ 217-1 Purpose; legislative authority.

The Town of Rotterdam, 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 Town, 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 Town.

§ 217-2 Clothing requirements for females.

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 Town of Rotterdam, 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.

§ 217-3 Clothing requirements for males.

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 Town of Rotterdam, New York, clothed or costumed in such a manner that his genitals, pubic area or buttocks are not covered with a fully opaque covering.

§ 217-4 Adherence to requirements by owners and operators.

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 Town of Rotterdam, New York, where a female person or male person is not clothed, costumed or covered as required in §§ 217-2 and 217-3 of this chapter.

§ 217-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 6-12-2013 by L.L. No. 7-2013]
Any violation of this chapter by any person, firm or corporation shall constitute a violation and shall be punishable by a fine not less than $500 and no more than the sum of $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both, for conviction of a first offense. Each subsequent violation will be punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each day of continued violation shall constitute a separate, additional offense.