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  67.2552.  Prohibited acts, penalties — public policy interest to be protected. — 1.  It shall be a class A misdemeanor for a person, in a sexually oriented business, to knowingly and intentionally appear in a state of nudity or depict, simulate, or perform specified sexual activities.

  2.  It shall be a class A misdemeanor for a person to appear knowingly or intentionally in a sexually oriented business in a seminude condition unless the person is an employee who, while seminude, shall be at least ten feet from any patron or customer and on a stage at least two feet from the floor and behind a railing no less than twenty-four inches in height.

  3.  It shall be a class A misdemeanor for an employee, while seminude, to touch a customer or the clothing of a customer.

  4.  It shall be a class A misdemeanor if a person knowingly allows on the premises of a sexually oriented business a person under the age of twenty-one years, except for a person exclusively on the premises for repair or maintenance of the premises or equipment on the premises, or for the delivery of goods to the premises.

  5.  The provisions of sections 67.2540 to 67.2552 are designed to protect the following public policy interest of this state, including but not limited to:  to mitigate the adverse secondary effects of sexually oriented businesses, to limit harm to minors, and to reduce prostitution, crime, juvenile delinquency, deterioration in property values and lethargy in neighborhood improvement efforts.


(L. 2005 H.B. 972)

(2006) Addition of sections 67.2540 to 67.2552 regulating adult entertainment to bill relating to alcohol-related traffic offenses violated Article III, section 21 prohibition against amending a bill to change its original purpose.  Missouri Association of Club Executives, Inc. v. State, 208 S.W.3d 885 (Mo.banc).

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