Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[Adopted 1-13-1997 by Ord. No. 965 (Sec. 3-4 of the 1979 Code), as amended through 12-14-1998 by Ord. No. 1057]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person maintaining, owning, or operating a commercial establishment located within the Town of Johnston at which alcoholic beverages are consumed or are offered for sale for consumption on the premises to suffer or permit:
(1) 
Any female person, while on the premises of the commercial establishment, to expose to the public view that area of the female breast at or below the areola thereof.
(2) 
Any female person, while on the premises of the commercial establishment to employ any device or covering which is intended to give the appearance of or simulate such portions of the female breast as described in Subsection A(1) above.
(3) 
Any person, while on the premises of the commercial establishment, to expose to the public view his or her genitals, pubic area, anus, anal cleavage, or anal cleft.
(4) 
Any person, while on the premises of the commercial establishment, to employ any device or covering which is intended to give the appearance of or simulate the genitals, pubic area, anus, anal cleavage, or anal cleft.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any female person, while on the premises of a commercial establishment located within the Town of Johnston at which alcoholic beverages are consumed or are offered for sale for consumption on the premises, to expose to the public view that area of the female breast at or below the areola thereof or to employ any device or covering which is intended to give the appearance of or simulate such portions of the female breast as described herein.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, while on the premises of a commercial establishment located within the Town of Johnston at which alcoholic beverages are consumed or are offered for sale for consumption on the premises, to expose to the public view his or her genitals, pubic area, anus, anal cleavage, or anal cleft, or to employ any device or covering which is intended to give the appearance of or simulate the genitals, pubic area, anus, anal cleavage, or anal cleft.
A. 
A violation of this article by the owner or operator of business licensed to sell alcoholic beverages shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 for the first offense and/or the suspension or revocation of said liquor license. Any subsequent violation within three years after a conviction for the same or similar violation shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or the suspension or revocation of said liquor license.
B. 
A violation of this article by a person other than an owner or operator of the licensed premises shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 for the first offense and by a fine not to exceed $1,000 for any subsequent violation within three years after conviction for the same or similar violation.