Town of Dedham, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Dedham as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Disorderly conduct — See Ch. 136.
Drugs and drug products — See Ch. 141.
[Adopted as Ch. 13, Sec. 41, of the 1996 By-laws; amended 11-18-2013 STM by Art. 16]
No person shall, within the limits of any public way located within the Town, whether that public way be a Town way, county highway, state highway, or a private way open to the public, consume intoxicating beverages. This section shall also be construed so as to prohibit the following: The consumption of intoxicating beverages by any person while such person is standing, sitting, walking, running or otherwise present within such way or is within any vehicle, whether parked or moving, which is within the limits of such public way.
Drunkenness, breach of the peace, profanity or other disorderly conduct offensive to the general public are strictly forbidden. Possession of alcoholic beverages in unsealed containers, or the drinking of alcoholic beverages in any public building or on any public property, including parks, cemeteries, school houses and school grounds, and public squares or public ways is forbidden.
The foregoing §§ 110-1 and 110-2 shall not apply to any activity duly licensed by the Board of Selectmen under the applicable provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws.
It shall be the duty of any police officer of the Town to arrest any person who violates the provisions of §§ 110-1 and 110-2 and to cause such person to be brought before a Justice of the District Court of Northern Norfolk, Dedham, Massachusetts upon a complaint for violation thereof. Violations of §§ 110-1 and 110-2 may also be enforced in accordance with § 1-6 of these By-laws, provided, that such violations shall be subject to a fine of $100 for the first offense, and $300 for the second and any subsequent violations.
[Adopted as Ch. 13, Secs. 55, 55A and 55B, of the 1996 By-laws]
The following acts of conduct in or on premises licensed in accordance with G.L. c.140, §§ 181 or 183A are deemed contrary to the public need and to the common good, and therefore no license shall be held for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be served and drunk on the licensed premises where such acts or conduct are permitted.
A. 
It is forbidden to employ or permit any person in or on the licensed premises which such person is unclothed or in such attire as to expose to view any portion of the areola of the female breast or any portion of the pubic hair, cleft of the buttocks, or genitals.
B. 
It is forbidden to employ or permit any hostess or other person to mingle with the patrons while such hostess or other person is unclothed or in such attire as described in Subsection A above.
C. 
It is forbidden to encourage or permit any person in or on the licensed premises to touch, caress or fondle the breasts, buttocks or genitals of any other person.
D. 
It is forbidden to employ or permit any person to wear or use any device or covering exposed to view which simulates or stimulates the breasts, buttocks, pubic hair or genitals or any portions thereof.
E. 
It is forbidden to employ or permit any person in or on the licensed premises to perform an act or acts, or to simulate the act or acts, of:
(1) 
Sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, flagellation or any sexual acts prohibited by law;
(2) 
Touching, caressing or fondling of the breasts, buttocks or genitals of another.
It is forbidden to employ or permit any person in or on the licensed premises to show motion picture films, television tape cassettes, still pictures or other photographic reproductions depicting any of the acts, or any simulation of any of the acts, prohibited in § 110-5.
Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, no person duly licensed by the Licensing Board for the Town under G.L. c.140, §§ 181 or 183A and/or G.L. c.138, §§ 1, 12 or 23 shall employ, use the services of, or permit upon his licensed premises any employee, entertainer or other person who by his or her attire or conduct violates any General Laws, Special Act, or by-law of the Town.