[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport 3-22-1972 by L.L. No. 3-1972 (Ch. 27A of the 1966 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare and safety by regulating the clothing or costuming of female entertainers.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivatives shall have the meanings given herein:
- IN PUBLIC
- Any place to which the general public has a right to resort; not necessarily a place devoted solely to the uses of the public, but a place which is in point of fact public rather than private, a place accessible to the public to gather or pass to and from.
- PUBLIC SHOW
- Any entertainment or exhibition advertised or in other fashion held, whether or not an admission or other charge is levied or collected; an entertainment or exhibition shall be deemed a "public show" although access to it is only granted to members of a club or other association when membership in such organization is obtained upon payment of an admission price or contribution or token dues or other small fee and the organization in fact exists primarily for sponsoring or arranging admissions to such performances.
- LIVE PUBLIC SHOW
- A public show in which human actors, dancers or other performers, employees or other persons appear in person before spectators or customers. A bona fide drawing, painting, photography, sculpture or other art class utilizing human models and admitting only participating instructors, students and models shall not be deemed a live public show.
Any person shall be guilty of violating this section who, in any capacity, knowingly directs, gives, manages, participates in, prepares or presents, or who employs others so to do, any public show or live public show in which a female appears clothed or costumed in such a manner that the portion of her breast below the top of the areola is not covered with a fully opaque covering.
Any person found guilty of violating this section shall be subject to imprisonment not to exceed 15 days or a fine to be fixed by the court not to exceed $250, or both.