Township of Independence, PA
Beaver County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Independence 11-20-1996 by Ord. No. 2-96. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Adult-oriented businesses — See Ch. 50.
Disorderly conduct — See Ch. 85.
Obscenity — See Ch. 139.
The Board of Supervisors finds and declares that:
A. 
Public nudity disturbs the peace of the community.
B. 
The prohibition of public nudity is necessary and proper to preserve the peace and protect the welfare of this Township and its citizens.
A. 
A person shall not knowingly or intentionally appear in a state of nudity in any public place within the limits of this Township.
B. 
Exceptions. This prohibition shall not apply to:
(1) 
Any child under 10 years of age, or
(2) 
Any woman who exposes a breast in the process of nursing an infant under two years of age.
As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings here specified:
NUDITY
The showing of the human male or female genitalia, pubic area or buttocks with less than a fully opaque covering, or the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the nipple.
PUBLIC PLACE
Includes all outdoor places owned by or open to the general public, and all buildings and enclosed spaces owned by or open to the general public, including places of entertainment, taverns, restaurants, clubs, theaters, dance halls, party rooms or halls limited to specific members, or restricted to adults or to patrons invited to attend, whether or not an admission charge is levied.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to Sections 1506 and 1527 of the Second Class Township Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. §§  66506 and 66527, respectively.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the appropriate penalties set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.