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City of Norwalk, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City of Norwalk Common Council 5-11-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
NUDE
The showing of the female breast below the top of the areola or any portion of the pubic hair, cleft of the buttocks or genitals with less than a fully opaque covering or male genitalia in a discernibly turgid state, whether covered or not.
NUDE SIMULATION
The use of any device or covering, exposed to view, which simulates a female breast, pubic hair, buttocks or any portion thereof or genitals.
OBSCENE
Public nudity or public simulation of nudity is obscene if, taken as a whole, it predominantly appeals to the prurient interest, it depicts or describes in a patently offensive way a sexual act and, taken as a whole, it lacks serious literary, artistic, educational, political or scientific value. Predominant appeal shall be judged with reference to ordinary adults unless it appears from the character of the material or the circumstances of its dissemination to be designed for some other specially susceptible audience. Whether public nudity or a public simulation of nudity is "obscene" shall be judged by ordinary adults applying contemporary community standards. In applying contemporary community standards, the State of Connecticut is deemed to be the community.
PROMOTE
To give, provide, present, exhibit, produce, direct or participate in.
PUBLIC
Any place that is accessible to the public.
No person shall publicly display himself or herself in public while nude in a manner that is obscene or publicly simulate nudity in a manner that is obscene.
No person, establishment, company or corporation shall promote a public display of nudity that is obscene or public simulation of nudity in a manner that is obscene.
In addition to other available methods of enforcement, this chapter may also be enforced through the civil citation process.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as to limit or waive any requirements of state or local laws and regulations concerning activities falling within their jurisdiction.
Any person, establishment, company or corporation that violates this chapter shall be fined $90 for each offense. Nothing herein shall prohibit the issuance of more than one citation for violating the provisions of this chapter, provided that such violations are sufficiently distinct in time and place so as to render them separate violations.