Sample Ordinance on Sexually Oriented Business Regulation

Help for cities wanting to regulate sexually oriented businesses, citing supporting cases and statistics…

“It is the purpose of this Ordinance to regulate sexually oriented businesses in
order to promote the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the citizens
of the City, and to establish reasonable and uniform regulations to prevent the
deleterious location and concentration of sexually oriented businesses within
the City.  The provisions of this
Ordinance have neither the purpose nor effect of imposing a limitation or
restriction on the content of any communicative materials, including sexually
oriented materials. Similarly, it is not the intent nor effect of this
Ordinance to restrict or deny access by adults to sexually oriented materials
protected by the First Amendment, or to deny access by the distributors and
exhibitors of sexually oriented entertainment to their intended market. Neither
is it the intent nor effect of this Ordinance to condone or legitimize the
distribution of obscene material….”

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