[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Johnson City 6-9-1980 as L.L. No. 8-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-14-1981 by L.L. No. 9-1981]
Every person who shall willfully or knowingly engage in the business of selling, lending, giving away, showing, advertising for sale or distributing to any person under the age of eighteen (18) years or who has in his or her possession with intent to engage in said business or to otherwise offer for sale or commercial distribution to any person under the age of eighteen (18) years or who shall display at newsstands or any other business establishment frequented by minors under the age of eighteen (18) years or where said minors are or may be invited as a part of the general public any motion picture or live show or any still picture or photograph or any book, pocket book, pamphlet or magazine, the cover of or contents of which exploits, is devoted to or is principally made up of descriptions of illicit sex or sexual immorality or which is lewd, lascivious or indecent or which consists of pictures of nude or partially denuded figures, posed or presented in a manner to provoke or arouse lust or passion or to exploit sex, lust or perversion for commercial gain, and which predominantly appeals to the prurient, shameful or morbid interests of minors, is patently offensive to prevailing standards of what is suitable for minors, is utterly without redeeming social importance and which material is harmful to minors shall, upon conviction, be punished as provided in § 204-3.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Having knowledge of the character and content of the publication, or failure on notice to exercise reasonable inspection which would disclose the content and character of the same.
Any person violating the provisions of § 204-1 shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.), or by imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The violation of this provision shall be a misdemeanor.