[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Inlet 2-2-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community, including the protection and preservation of the property of the Town of Inlet and of its inhabitants by establishing specific requirements and regulations governing a person while entertaining or performing in a play, exhibition, show or entertainment, by specifically eliminating the exceptions found in §§ 245.01 and 245.02 of the Penal Law of the State of New York relating to persons who are entertaining or performing in a play, exhibition, show, or entertainment.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to §§ 245.01 and 245.02 of the Penal Law of the State of New York and Article 2 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words, terms, and phrases shall have the following meanings ascribed:
- An individual, firm, partnership, corporation, voluntary association, incorporated association, and any principal, agent, or employee thereof.
- PRIVATE OR INTIMATE PARTS
- The showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic area or buttocks, with less than a full opaque covering, or the showing of the female breasts with less than a full opaque covering of any portion of the breast below the top of the nipple and areola, or the depiction of the covered male genitals in a discernible turgid state.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- A place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access and includes but is not limited to highways, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, including restaurants, nightclubs, cocktail lounges, and similar establishments, parks, and playgrounds.
No person shall appear in a public place in such manner as to show or expose his or her private or intimate parts of his or her body with less than a full opaque covering while said person is entertaining or performing in a play, exhibition, show or entertainment.
No person shall promote the exposure of a person by knowingly conducting, maintaining, owning, managing, operating, or furnishing a public place where a person in said public place appears in such manner so as to show or expose the private or intimate parts of his or her body with less than a full opaque covering while such person is entertaining or performing in a play, exhibition, show or entertainment.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense against this chapter and subject to a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $500, or to imprisonment for a period of not more than 30 days, or both fine and imprisonment.
This chapter may be enforced by any law enforcement agency of the Town of Inlet, County of Hamilton, or State of New York.