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Alabama Code Title 45. Local Laws § 45-35-20.04

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(a) It shall be unlawful and no person shall expose to public view his or her genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus, anal cleft, or cleavage or any simulation thereof within an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages or within 500 feet of an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

(b) It shall be unlawful and no person maintaining, owning, or operating an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages shall allow or permit any person to expose to public view his or her genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus, anal cleft, or cleavage or simulation thereof within an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages or within 500 feet of an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

(c) It shall be unlawful and no person maintaining, owning, or operating an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages shall allow or permit any female person to expose to public view any portion of her breasts below the top of the areola or any simulation thereof within an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

(d) Within an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages or within 500 feet of an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages, it shall be unlawful and no person shall engage in and no person maintaining, owning, or operating an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages shall allow or permit any nudity, partial nudity, erotic bikini dancing, erotic conduct while partially nude, simulated nudity, topless dancing, or any other type of similar live entertainment including, but not limited to, erotic bikini dancing, or other entertainment where the entertainers, employees, dancers, or waiters appear nude or semi-nude or in the simulation thereof.

(e) Within an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages or within 500 feet of an establishment dealing in or permitting the consumption of alcoholic beverages, it shall be unlawful for any person to recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally appear, or to recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally cause or permit another person to appear, in public in a state of dress or undress that any of the male or female genitals, pubic area, and cleavage, the nipple and areola of the female breast or portions thereof are exposed to view, or are not completely covered with anything other than a full and opaque covering.  Attire which is insufficient to comply with these requirements includes but is not limited to, those items known as G-strings, T-backs, dental floss, and thongs.  Body paint, body dye, tattoos, latex, pasties tape, or any similar substance applied to the skin surface, any substance that can be washed off the skin, or any substance designed to simulate or which by its nature simulates the appearance of the anatomical area beneath it, is not full and opaque covering as required by this part.

(f) Distances referred to in this section shall be measured from property line to property line, without regard to the route of normal travel.

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