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Town of East Greenwich, RI
Kent County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of East Greenwich 4-25-1996 by Ord. No. 631 (Secs. 11-6 to 11-11 of the 1993 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. III.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 15.
The Town Council finds that employing or permitting persons to perform or exhibit their nude or seminude bodies to other persons as an inducement to such other persons to purchase alcoholic beverages can lead to criminal activity, moral degradation and disturbances of the peace and good order of the community. In addition, such exploitation of such nude and seminude acts is adverse to the public's interest in the quality of life, tone of commerce and total community environment in the Town of East Greenwich.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person maintaining, owning or operating an establishment located within the boundaries of the Town at which alcoholic beverages are offered for sale for consumption on the premises:
(1) 
To suffer or permit any female person, while on the premises of said establishment, to expose to the public view that area of the human female breast at or below the top of the areola thereof.
(2) 
To suffer or permit any female person, while on the premises of said establishment, to employ any device or covering which is intended to give the appearance of or simulate such portions of the human female breast as described in Subsection A(1).
(3) 
To suffer or permit any person, while on the premises of said establishment, to expose to public view his or her genitals, pubic area, buttocks, anus or anal cleft.
(4) 
To suffer or permit any person, while on the premises of said commercial establishment, to employ any device or covering which is intended to give the appearance of or simulate the genitals, pubic area, buttocks, anus or anal cleft.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any female person, while on the premises of an establishment located within the Town at which alcoholic beverages are served or offered for sale for consumption on the premises, to expose to public view that area of the human female breast at or below the top of the areola thereof or to employ any device or covering which is intended to give the appearance or simulate such areas of the female breast as described herein.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, while on the premises of an establishment located within the Town at which alcoholic beverages are offered for sale for consumption on the premises, to expose to public view his or her genitals, pubic area, buttocks, anus or anal cleft.
If the owner, operator, licensee, lessor, lessee, manager, employee or any other person participating in the operation of the establishment located within the Town at which alcoholic beverages are offered for sale for consumption on the premises shall violate or be in violation of any of the provisions of § 6-2, the Town Council shall revoke the liquor license for said establishment after giving reasonable notice thereof to the holder of said license and affording the holder an opportunity to be heard as to why the license should not be revoked.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense against the Town punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty, of the East Greenwich Code.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).