Town of Snow Hill, MD
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Snow Hill 1-11-1977 as Ord. No. 96. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Halloween regulations — See Ch. 96.
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
COMMERCIAL PREMISES
Any business premises operated for profit or any place of amusement or entertainment or public education to which the general public is invited or permitted, including parking lots adjacent thereto or connected therewith.
LOITER
The act personally of idling, standing around, remaining, tarrying or collecting or gathering with a group or crowd of people on any commercial premises or on any alley or open space adjoining any commercial premises without conducting any lawful business with the owner or operator there or, having patronized such business establishment, to remain on such premises or adjoining alley or open space an unreasonable length of time after having been directed to leave by the owner or tenant of said commercial premises or the authorized agent of such owner or tenant of said commercial premises and a police officer.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter on or about any commercial premises or any alley or open space adjoining any commercial premises in the Town of Snow Hill during ordinary business hours after having been requested to leave by the owner, operator or authorized agent in charge of said commercial premises and a police officer.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter, without the consent of the owner, operator or authorized agent of the owner or operator, on or about any commercial premises after such premises has been closed for business purposes and after such person has been requested to leave by a police officer.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit any orderly picketing or other lawful assembly.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon being convicted thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.