Town of Newington, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Newington 11-26-1996 by Ord. No. 9597-2 (§§ 11-80 to 11-92 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Massage establishments — See Ch. 284.
Noise — See Ch. 291.
The Town Council of the Town of Newington, Connecticut, finds:
A. 
The operation of adult-oriented establishments in the Town requires special regulation and supervision by the Town to protect, preserve and promote the health, safety and welfare of the patrons of such establishments, as well as the health, safety and welfare of the Town's citizens. Further, protecting order and morality, preserving the character and preventing the deterioration of the Town's neighborhoods, promoting retail trade, maintaining property values, and ensuring sanitary and safe public places are desirable objectives of the community and its leaders.
B. 
Statistics and studies performed by a substantial number of cities and towns in the United States indicate that:
(1) 
Large numbers of persons, primarily male, frequent such adult-oriented establishments, especially those which provide closed booths, cubicles, studios and rooms for the private viewing of so-called "adult" motion pictures and/or videotapes and/or live entertainment.
(2) 
Such closed booths, cubicles, studios and rooms have been used by patrons, clients or customers of such adult-oriented establishments for the purpose of engaging in specified sexual activities.
(3) 
Male and female prostitutes have been known to frequent such establishments in order to provide sex for hire to the patrons, clients or customers of such establishments within such booths, cubicles and rooms.
(4) 
Doors, curtains, blinds and/or other closures installed in or on the entrances and/or exits of such booths, cubicles, studios and rooms which are closed while such booths, cubicles, studios and rooms are in use encourage patrons using such booths, cubicles, studios and rooms to engage in specified sexual activities therein with prostitutes and/or with other persons and/or by themselves, thereby promoting and encouraging prostitution and the commission of specified sexual activities which cause blood, semen, urine, or other bodily secretion to be deposited on the floors and/or walls of such booths, cubicles, studios and rooms, which deposits could prove detrimental to the health and safety of other persons who may come into contact with such deposits.
(5) 
Booths, cubicles, studios and rooms which are closed while such booths, cubicles, studios and rooms are in use often contain holes that have been cut or smashed out of the walls or other partitioning material. These holes permit the inhabitant of one booth to engage in specified sexual activities with the inhabitant of the adjoining booth, cubicle, studio or room. These so-called "glory holes" promote and encourage specified sexual acts to occur between persons anonymously. Anonymous sexual contact poses a higher risk of spread of communicable diseases, including the AIDS virus and Hepatitis B, and other sexually transmitted diseases. Further, the existence of "glory holes" in booths, cubicles, studios and rooms at adult-oriented establishments provides an increased risk that blood, semen, urine, or other bodily secretion will be deposited on the floors and/or walls of such booths, cubicles, studios and rooms, which deposits could prove detrimental to the health and safety of other persons who may come into contact with such deposits.
(6) 
Specified sexual activities often occur at unregulated adult-oriented establishments which provide live adult entertainment. Specified sexual activities include sexual physical contact between employees and patrons of adult-oriented establishments, and specifically include "lap dancing" and/or manual or oral touching or fondling of specified anatomical areas, whether clothed or unclothed. Such casual sexual physical contact between strangers may result in the transmission of communicable diseases which would be detrimental to the health of the patrons and employees of such adult-oriented establishments.
(7) 
The unregulated operation of adult-oriented establishments is associated with an increase in the incidence of sex-related crimes and also has a disruptive effect on the surrounding neighborhood by causing excessive noise, parking problems, the presence of discarded sexually oriented material on residential lawns, and the performance of sexual acts in public places.
(8) 
The reasonable regulation and supervision of such adult-oriented establishments tends to discourage prostitution, other sex-related crimes, anonymous, high-risk sexual contact and/or high-risk unsanitary sexual activity, excessive noise and property devaluement, thereby decreasing the incidence of communicable diseases and sex-related crimes, and thereby promoting and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the employees and the public who patronize such establishments, and protecting the health, safety and property interests of a Town and its citizens.
C. 
The continued unregulated operation of adult-oriented establishments is and would be detrimental to the general welfare, health and safety of the citizens of Newington.
D. 
The Constitution and laws of the State of Connecticut grant to the Town powers, especially police power, to enact reasonable legislation and measures to regulate and supervise adult-oriented establishments in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
E. 
It is not the intent of the Council in enacting this chapter to deny to any person rights to speech protected by the United States and/or state Constitutions, nor is it the intent of the Council to impose any additional limitations or restrictions on the content of any communicative materials including sexually oriented films, videotapes, books and/or other materials. Further, by enacting this chapter, the Council does not intend to deny or restrict the rights of any adult to obtain and/or view any sexually oriented materials protected by the United States and/or state Constitutions, nor does it intend to restrict or deny any constitutionally protected rights that distributors or exhibitors of such sexually oriented materials may have to sell, distribute or exhibit such materials.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings indicated:
ADULT BOOKSTORE
An establishment having a substantial or significant portion of its stock and trade in books, films, videocassettes or magazines and other periodicals which are distinguished or characterized by their emphasis on matter depicting, describing or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, as defined herein, and in conjunction therewith has facilities for the presentation of adult entertainment, as defined herein, and including adult-oriented films, movies or live entertainment, for observation by patrons therein.
ADULT ENTERTAINMENT
Any exhibition of any adult-oriented motion pictures, live performance, display or dance of any type which has as a significant or substantial portion of such performance any actual or simulated performance of specified sexual activities or exhibition and viewing of specified anatomical areas, removal of articles of clothing or appearing unclothed, pantomime, modeling, or any other personal services offered customers. It also includes any amusement machine that is regularly used for presenting material distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, as defined herein, for observation by patrons thereof.
ADULT MINI MOTION-PICTURE THEATER
An enclosed building with a capacity of fewer than 50 persons regularly used for presenting material distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, as defined herein, for observation by patrons therein.
ADULT MOTION-PICTURE THEATER
An enclosed building with a capacity of 50 or more persons regularly used for presenting material distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, as defined herein, for observation by patrons therein.
ADULT-ORIENTED ESTABLISHMENT
Includes, without limitation, adult bookstores, adult motion-picture theaters, adult mini motion-picture theaters and further means any premises to which the public, patrons or members are invited or admitted and wherein an entertainer provides adult entertainment, or which premises are so physically arranged as to provide booths, cubicles, rooms, studios, compartments or stalls separate from the common areas of the premises for the purpose of viewing adult-oriented motion pictures or wherein an entertainer provides adult entertainment, when such adult entertainment is held, conducted, operated or maintained for profit, direct or indirect. An adult-oriented establishment further includes, without limitation, any adult entertainment studio or any premises that are physically arranged and used as such, whether advertised or represented as an adult entertainment studio, rap studio, exotic dance studio, encounter studio, sensitivity studio, modeling studio or any other term of like import.
EMPLOYEE
Any and all persons, including independent contractors, who work in or at or render any services directly related to the operation of an adult-oriented establishment.
ENTERTAINER
Any person who provides entertainment within an adult-oriented establishment as defined in this section, whether or not a fee is charged or accepted for entertainment and whether or not entertainment is provided as an employee or independent contractor.
INSPECTOR
The Director of Health of the Central Connecticut Health District, the Chief of Police, the Fire Marshal, their agent or representative, or any Town employee designated to make inspections for health, fire, building safety, public safety, zoning purposes, violations of this chapter, or for violations of other laws and ordinances of the Town.
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MINOR
Deemed to refer to a person under the age of 18 years.
OPERATOR
Any person, partnership or corporation operating, conducting or maintaining an adult-oriented establishment.
SEXUAL ACTIVITIES
As used in this chapter, this term is not intended to include any medical publications or films or bona fide educational publication or films, nor does it include any art or photography publications which devote 25% of the lineage of each issue to articles and advertisements dealing with subjects of art or photography. Nor does this definition apply to any new periodical which reports or describes current events and which, from time to time, publishes photographs of nude or seminude persons in connection with the dissemination of the news. Nor does this definition apply to publications or films which describe and report different cultures and which, from time to time, publish or show photographs or depictions of nude or seminude persons when describing cultures in which nudity or seminudity is indigenous to the population.
A. 
Less than completely and opaquely covered human genitals, pubic region, buttock(s), female breast(s) below a point immediately above the top of the areola; and
B. 
Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely opaquely covered.
SPECIFIED SEXUAL ACTIVITIES
Simulated or actual:
A. 
Showing of human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal.
B. 
Acts of masturbation, sexual intercourse, sodomy, bestiality, necrophilia, sadomasochistic abuse, fellatio or cunnilingus.
C. 
Fondling or erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttock(s) or female breast(s).
D. 
Lap dancing.
E. 
Excretory functions as part of or in connection with any of the activities set forth in Subsections A through D.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
A. 
No licensee, operator or employee of an adult-oriented establishment shall perform or permit to be performed, offer to perform, or allow patrons to perform any live performance or conduct featuring any of the specified sexual activities as defined in § 130-2.
B. 
No licensee, operator or employee of an adult-oriented establishment shall allow or permit any minor to enter into, or in any way loiter in or on, any part of such establishment.
C. 
Every adult-oriented establishment doing business in the Town on and after the effective date of this chapter shall be well lighted at all times and be physically arranged in such a manner that the entire interior portion of the booths, cubicles, rooms or stalls wherein adult entertainment is provided shall be clearly visible from the common areas of the premises. Visibility into such booths, cubicles, rooms or stalls shall not be blocked or obscured by doors, curtains, partitions, drapes or any other obstruction whatsoever. It shall be a violation of this chapter to install enclosed booths, cubicles, rooms or stalls within adult-oriented establishments for any purpose in any way related to providing for the secluded viewing of adult-oriented motion pictures or any other types of adult-oriented entertainment.
D. 
The licensee and operator of each adult-oriented establishment shall be responsible for and shall provide that any room or other area used for the purpose of viewing adult-oriented motion pictures or other types of live adult entertainment shall be well lighted and readily accessible at all times and shall be continuously open to view in its entirety. The premises shall be equipped with overhead lighting fixtures of sufficient intensity to illuminate every place to which patrons are permitted access at an illumination of not less than one footcandle as measured at the floor level. It shall be the duty of the operator and its agents to ensure that the illumination described above is maintained at all times that any patron is present in the premises.
E. 
Every act or omission by an employee constituting a violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed the act or omission of the licensee and operator as well, including any act or omission as a result of the operator's negligent failure to supervise the employee's conduct, and the licensee and operator shall be punishable for such act or omission in the same manner as if the licensee and operator committed the act or caused the omission.
F. 
The licensee and operator shall be responsible for the conduct of all employees while on the premises, including parking areas and all other portions of the property, and any act or omission of any employee constituting a violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed the act or omission of the licensee and operator for purposes of determining whether the operating license shall be revoked, suspended or renewed and whether the licensee and operator shall be subject to the penalties imposed by this chapter.
G. 
All adult-oriented establishments shall be open to inspection by any inspector at all times the establishment is open for business.
H. 
No adult-oriented establishment shall open to do business before 10:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and no adult-oriented establishment shall remain open after 1:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. No adult-oriented establishment shall be open for business after 2:00 a.m. on any Sunday or legal holiday as designated in C.G.S. § 1-4.
I. 
No person shall be employed in any adult live dancing establishment within three years of conviction of any of the crimes specified in § 130-5C(9) of this chapter, unless such conviction has been submitted for appellate review, in which case, employment shall be continued until such appeal is sustained.
A. 
Except as provided in Subsection D below, from and after the effective date of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person, partnership or corporation to engage in, conduct or carry on or permit to be engaged in, conducted or carried on, in or upon any premises in the Town, the operation of an adult-oriented establishment without first obtaining a license to operate from the Newington Chief of Police.
B. 
A license may be issued for only one adult-oriented establishment located at a fixed and certain place. Any person, partnership or corporation which desires to operate more than one adult-oriented establishment must have a license for each.
C. 
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any entertainer, employee, owner or operator to knowingly work in or about or to knowingly perform any service directly related to the operation of any unlicensed adult-oriented establishment.
D. 
All adult-oriented establishments existing at the time of the passage of this chapter must submit an application for license within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter. If no application is filed within said sixty-day period, then such existing adult-oriented establishment shall cease operations.
E. 
Each license shall be specific to a licensee and to a location and may not be sold, assigned or transferred to any person, corporation or partnership in any way.
A. 
Upon the effective date of this chapter, the operator of any adult-oriented establishment shall be responsible for and shall acquire a license from the Chief of Police in accordance with this section.
B. 
The operator of each adult-oriented establishment shall submit an application in triplicate to the Town Clerk, together with an application fee of $125, prior to the commencement of business or within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter for any establishment already open for business. The Town Clerk shall date stamp all copies of the application and shall promptly deliver a copy of the application to the Chief of Police. The application shall be made upon a form prepared by the Chief of Police and disseminated by the Town Clerk. In instances where a corporation or a partnership is the applicant, the application shall be signed and filed by a person having direct control or management of the proposed adult-oriented establishment or by an officer, director, majority shareholder, or majority partner of the corporation or partnership.
C. 
The applicant for a license shall furnish the following information:
(1) 
Names and addresses of the applicant, owner, operator, manager and any other person having direct control or management of the adult-oriented establishment, including all aliases.
(2) 
Names and addresses of all employees and any other persons directly involved in the operation of the adult-oriented establishment, including aliases.
(3) 
Written proof that the applicant is at least 18 years of age.
(4) 
The exact nature of the entertainment to be conducted at the adult-oriented establishment.
(5) 
The address of the adult-oriented establishment to be operated by the applicant.
(6) 
Adult-oriented entertainment or similar business license/permit history of the applicant, whether such person has previously operated in this or another municipality or state under license, or without license, has had any such license revoked or suspended, the reason therefor, and the business entity or trade name under which the applicant operated that was subject to the suspension or revocation.
(7) 
If the application is a corporation, the application shall specify the name of the corporation, the date and state of incorporation, and the name and address of the registered agent.
(8) 
A statement by the applicant that he or she is familiar with the provisions of this chapter and is in compliance with them.
(9) 
Any criminal convictions of the applicant, employees, operator, and other persons directly involved in the management or control of the adult-oriented establishment for any crime involving moral turpitude, prostitution, obscenity or other sex-related crime in any jurisdiction within three years of the date of the filing of the application. Such crimes include, but are not limited to, prostitution, soliciting prostitution, promoting or permitting prostitution and sexual assault, in Connecticut being C.G.S. §§ 53a-82, 53a-83 and 53a-83a (prostitution, and soliciting a prostitute, soliciting a prostitute from a motor vehicle); C.G.S §§ 53a-85, 53a-86, 53a-87, 53a-88 and 53a-89 (promotion or permitting prostitution); C.G.S. §§ 53a-70, 53a-70a, 53a-70b, 53a-72a, 53a-72b and 53a-73a (sexual assault).
D. 
If a license to operate is granted, the information furnished in the application shall be updated within 30 days of any changes. Said update shall be filed at the office of the Town Clerk, who shall promptly forward such update to the Chief of Police.
A. 
No license shall be issued unless the Chief of Police has investigated the applicant's qualifications to be licensed. The investigation shall be conducted only to confirm the qualifications of the applicant and to inspect the premises for compliance with all laws and regulations. The results of the investigation shall be put in writing and filed with the Town Clerk and mailed to the applicant within 20 days after the date the application was filed. Additionally, the premises of the adult-oriented establishment shall be inspected for compliance with the provisions of this chapter and all local and state codes and regulations, including, but not limited to health, fire, building and zoning regulations. Said inspections shall be completed and a report issued to the Chief of Police within 15 days of the filing of the application and shall be included with the investigation results of the Chief of Police.
B. 
The Chief of Police shall issue to the applicant a license to operate an adult-oriented establishment within 30 days from the date of the filing of an application if all requirements for an adult-oriented establishment described in this chapter are met, unless he finds that:
(1) 
The operation as proposed by the applicant, if permitted, would not have complied with all applicable laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, the building, health, housing, zoning and fire codes of the Town. If the premises are not in compliance, the applicant shall be advised of the reasons in writing and what, if any, measures the applicant can take to bring the premises into compliance for a license to issue.
(2) 
The applicant or any other person who will be directly engaged in the management and operation of an adult-oriented establishment has been convicted in this or any other state of any of the crimes specified in § 130-5C(9), except those specified in Subsection B(3) below, within three years of the date of the filing of the application.
(3) 
The applicant or any other person who will be directly engaged in the management and operation of an adult-oriented establishment has been convicted of any obscenity offense in violation of C.G.S. §§ 53a-194, 53a-196a, 53a-196b and 53a-196c within two years of the date of the filing of the application.
(4) 
The applicant previously violated this chapter within five years immediately preceding the date of the filing of the application.
C. 
Any failure of the license to issue within 30 days from the date of the filing of the application shall constitute a denial subject to appeal.
D. 
In the event that the adult-oriented entertainment establishment license is denied, 1/2 of the permit fee shall be retained by the Town for expenses incurred in the investigation of the application.
E. 
Whenever an application is denied, the Chief of Police shall notify the applicant in writing within 30 days of the date of the application, stating the reasons for such denial.
F. 
When an application is denied solely for reasons stated in § 130-6B(1), and such violation is correctable, the applicant shall be given an additional 30 days from the date of such notification of denial to bring the premises into compliance. Upon verification by inspection that the correction has been made, which shall be determined no later than 48 hours after receipt of written notice of corrections by the Chief of Police, a license shall be issued to the applicant so long as no new violations or other disqualifying factors have occurred within those 30 days.
G. 
As a condition of the license, the premises shall be open to random inspection by an inspector for compliance with this chapter during all hours when the premises are open for business.
H. 
The license, if granted, shall state on its face the name and residence address for the person to whom it is granted, the expiration date, the address of the adult-oriented establishment, and the department or public official and telephone number to report any violation of this chapter. The license shall also include a notice that the subject premises are subject to random inspection by inspectors of the Town for compliance with this chapter.
I. 
The license shall be posted in a conspicuous place at or near the entrance to the adult-oriented establishment so that it may be easily read at any time.
J. 
No license shall issue if there are outstanding property taxes due the Town on the property on which the proposed adult-oriented establishment will be located.
A. 
Each license issued to a qualified applicant shall expire one year from the date it is issued, unless it is renewed upon application of the licensee accompanied by payment of a renewal fee of $125. Such application and application fee shall be submitted by the licensee to the Town Clerk at least 30 days before the expiration date, but not more than 90 days. Provided that the application is filed within 30 days of its expiration date and the application fee paid, the license shall be renewed for the same licensee at the same location by the Chief of Police, unless the random inspection reports in the licensee's file reveal uncorrected violations of this chapter or uncorrected violations of health, fire or safety codes and regulations of which the licensee has received written notice. A renewed license shall be mailed to the licensee by certified mail prior to the expiration date of the previous license. No establishment shall continue operations without a license, except in accordance with the provision of § 130-7B.
B. 
In the event there are uncorrected violations of this chapter or uncorrected violations of health, fire or safety codes and regulations of which the renewal applicant has received written notice, the license renewal shall be delayed for a maximum of 30 days in order for all corrections to be completed and inspections done to determine compliance. If such corrections of violations are not made by the applicant within the 30 days beyond the expiration date, no license renewal will be issued. A notice of nonrenewal shall be mailed by the Chief of Police to the licensee by certified mail within five days after the extended thirty-day period, stating the reasons for the nonrenewal.
C. 
Notwithstanding the provisions in Subsection B above, in no instance shall a renewal be issued to a licensee that has had two or more violations of § 130-3A of this chapter forwhich the licensee has received written notice or one or more uncorrected violations of this chapter pending for over two months. A written notice of such nonrenewal shall be mailed by the Chief of Police to the licensee by certified mail prior to the expiration date of the license sought to be renewed, stating the reasons for the nonrenewal/revocation.
D. 
Should a license not be renewed for any violation provided herein, then no license shall issue for the same licensee for five years.
A. 
The Chief of Police, or his authorized representative, may suspend a license for a period not to exceed 30 days upon his determination that a licensee, operator or employee has violated any part of this chapter. Said suspension shall be issued in writing, mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the licensee at the address of the establishment or at the home of the licensee or served by process server at the usual place of abode of the licensee or at the address of the establishment. If a suspension issues for a correctable violation, said suspension shall be terminated upon verification by inspection that the correction has been made, which shall be determined no later than 48 hours after receipt of written notice of corrections by the Chief of Police.
B. 
The Chief of Police, or his authorized representative, shall revoke any license where any of the following occur:
(1) 
It is discovered that false or misleading information or data was given on any application or material facts were omitted from any application for licensure.
(2) 
Any cost or fee required to be paid by this chapter is not paid or is paid with a bank check drawn on an account with insufficient funds and returned to the Town.
(3) 
A licensee is no longer qualified due to conviction of any crime specified in § 130-5C(9).
(4) 
A licensee has had two or more violations of § 130-3A, C, D or H of this chapter for which the licensee has received written notice.
(5) 
A licensee has one or more uncorrected violations of this chapter pending for over two months.
(6) 
Failure of the licensee to correct any violation within 30 days for which the licensee's license was suspended pursuant to § 130-8A.
(7) 
The license or any interest therein is transferred in any way.
(8) 
A licensee fails to comply with § 130-6G.
C. 
Once revoked, no license shall issue for the same licensee for five years.
D. 
At least 10 days prior to the revocation of any license, the Police Chief shall send by certified mail written notice of the reasons underlying such revocation. Such notice shall notify the licensee of the opportunity to make written application for a public hearing before the Chief of Police and the Director of Health, at which time the licensee may present evidence bearing upon the question. In such cases, the reasons shall be specific and in writing. If the licensee makes written application for a hearing within five days of receipt of the revocation notice, a hearing shall be scheduled to take place no later than 15 days from the date of the application for such hearing. A notice of hearing shall be posted not fewer than 10 days before the date of such hearing in a conspicuous place on the property of the adult-oriented establishment. Immediately after such hearing, the Chief of Police and the Director of Health shall enter their votes to either sustain or overrule the revocation against the licensee. The revocation will be deemed overruled where the vote is evenly divided. Within five days after such hearing, the Chief of Police shall issue a final written notice of revocation or a notice of dismissal of revocation to the licensee by certified mail. All operations of the adult-oriented establishment shall be maintained, pending the final decision being issued by the Chief of Police.
A. 
Within five days of receipt of notification of a denial, suspension or nonrenewal of a license, the applicant/licensee may submit a written application to the Town Clerk requesting a public hearing before the Chief of Police and the Director of Health. At such hearing, the applicant/licensee shall have the opportunity to present evidence bearing upon the question. If the applicant/licensee makes application for a hearing within five days of notification of a denial, suspension or nonrenewal, a hearing shall be scheduled to take place no later than 15 days from date of the application for such hearing. A notice of hearing shall be posted not fewer than 10 days before the date of such hearing in a conspicuous place on the property of the adult-oriented establishment. Immediately after such hearing, the Chief of Police and the Director of Health shall enter their votes to either sustain or overrule the denial, suspension or nonrenewal. The denial, suspension or nonrenewal will be deemed overruled where the vote is evenly divided. Within five days after such hearing, the Chief of Police shall issue written notice of a final decision and issue any license or renewal of license where applicable. All operations of the adult-oriented establishment shall be maintained, pending the final decision being issued by the Chief of Police.
B. 
Any denial, nonrenewal, suspension or revocation of a license that is sustained in a written decision after a hearing as provided for in Subsection A above and § 130-8D shall be appealable to the Superior Court within 15 days of written notice thereof by any person aggrieved in accordance with the procedure established for zoning appeals by the Connecticut General Statutes. Any denial of renewal, suspension or revocation shall be stayed during the appeal unless otherwise ordered by the Superior Court.
A. 
Every person, partnership or corporation, whether acting as an individual, owner, operator, licensee or employee of an adult-oriented establishment, who operates, maintains or conducts an adult-oriented establishment without first obtaining a license and paying the applicable fee to the Town, or who violates any of the provisions of this chapter, shall be fined a definite sum not exceeding $100 for each such violation. Further, any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall subject the violator to arrest on a misdemeanor charge.
B. 
Each violation of this chapter shall be considered a separate offense, and any violation continuing more than one hour of time shall be considered a separate offense for each hour of violation.
C. 
This chapter shall not preclude any additional enforcement action taken by any appropriate Town, state or federal official conducted pursuant to any applicable ordinance, regulation, and/or law of the Town of Newington and/or State of Connecticut, and/or the United States of America.
In addition to any fines or penalties imposed herein, this chapter may be enforced by injunctive procedure in the Superior Court.