This page provides an overview of adult entertainment regulation in Washington State, including relevant court decisions, and examples of ordinances and supporting studies. Regulations must be carefully considered in light of federal and state constitutional guarantees regarding freedom of expression. Even though adult entertainment regulations may seem complicated to implement, local governments are well-advised to have them in place before adult entertainment uses seek to locate in their communities, rather than scrambling to play catch-up once they are already established.
Instead of outlawing adult entertainment, Clay commissioners voted to highly regulate it with ordinances. Listen Listening Adult entertainment businesses are cleared to set-up shop in Clay County after city commissioners voted in favor of removing a year-old ban this week.
Zoning regulations are among the more visible and controversial functions of local governments. Zoning has become the principal tool citizens and local governments use to manage urban growth and development and to protect the character of their communities. Few matters will pack a hearing room as quickly as a major rezoning proposal.
It will be hard for the number to grow because communities limit how close they can operate near schools, day cares and churches — and because of liquor ordinances, nudity ordinances and other regulations. It leads the state in the number of strip clubs, followed by Tampa. Overlooked hot spots in Florida include Jacksonville and Pensacola.
More Palm Beach County strip clubs can now find out if the way to a man's heart — and wallet — is truly through his stomach. Strip clubs in industrial areas can start selling food as another way to lure customers, thanks to the Palm Beach County Commission Thursday easing restrictions on adult entertainment businesses. The idea behind allowing food sales and other changes to county rules was to better accommodate adult-oriented businesses in industrial areas, where they tend to be farther away from neighborhoods.
Extensive requirements for theatrical employment. Regulations also establish hours of work, working conditions, and prohibited practices. A waiver is available from the Studio Teacher requirement if it can be shown that the working conditions are safe for the minor child.
As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:. Any live exhibition, performance or dance of any type conducted in a premises where such exhibition, performance or dance involves a person who is unclothed or in such costume, attire or clothing as to expose any portion of the female breast below the top of the areola or any portion of the pubic region, anus, buttocks, vulva or genitals, or wearing any device or covering exposed to view which simulates the appearance of any portion of the female breast below the top of the areola or any portion of the pubic region, anus, buttocks, vulva or genitals, or human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered. Any live exhibition, performance or dance of any type conducted in a premises where such exhibition, performance or dance is distinguished or characterized by a predominant emphasis on the depiction, description, simulation or relation to the following specified sexual activities:. Fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks or female breast.
Try to imagine the ordinances in your city or county getting tossed out the window in two years. Stop imagining. A Florida House bill making the committee circuit aims to strip local governments of the ability to regulate businesses, a ridiculously overbroad measure that undermines the foundation of local control over local affairs.
An adopted amendment deleted much of the language concerning preemption of business regulations and the bill no longer includes any requirements for a reauthorization process for business regulations or the extensive economic analysis. This was its second committee stop. It is scheduled to be heard next by the House Commerce Committee.