Chapter 9.48


9.48.010    Definitions.

9.48.020    Nudity prohibited.

9.48.030    Penalty.

9.48.040    Nuisance declared.

9.48.050    Severability.

9.48.060    Excluded acts.

9.48.010 Definitions.

The following terms shall have the meanings which follow:

A. “Liquor” shall be as defined by RCW 66.04.010 as now or hereafter amended.

B. “Nude condition” means the display or exposure with less than a full opaque covering, of any portion of a person’s genitals, pubic area or buttocks or of that portion of the female breast lower than the upper edge of the areola.

C. “Person” means a natural person of either sex or any corporation, partnership or association, excluding nonprofit organization.

D. “Place” means an establishment or function of any sort which is, or is required to be, licensed by the Washington State Liquor Control Board pursuant to RCW Chapter 66.24. (Ord. 85-4 § 1).

9.48.020 Nudity prohibited.

No person shall appear, cause the appearance, or suffer the appearance in any place where liquor is sold or consumed of any person in a nude condition. (Ord. 85-4 § 2).

9.48.030 Penalty.

Any person violating the ordinance codified in this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day the prohibited acts continue constitutes a separate violation. (Ord. 85-4 § 3).

9.48.040 Nuisance declared.

Any violation of the ordinance codified in this chapter is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and, upon any violation thereof, the prosecuting attorney may commence an action for the abatement, removal and enjoinment of such nuisance. (Ord. 85-4 § 4).

9.48.050 Severability.

If any section, subsection, clause or phrase of the ordinance codified in this chapter or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the application to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected. (Ord. 85-4 § 5).

9.48.060 Excluded acts.

Nothing in this chapter is intended to include or proscribe any matter which, when considered as a whole, and in the context in which it is used, possesses serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value. Nor does it prohibit recreational facilities which necessarily have public dressing rooms from having a separate lounge area for its members. (Ord. 85-4 § 6).