No person shall knowingly or intentionally, in a sexually oriented business, appear in a state of nudity. No employee shall knowingly or intentionally, in a sexually oriented business, appear in a semi-nude condition unless the employee, while semi-nude, shall be and remain on a fixed stage at least six feet from all patrons and at least eighteen inches from the floor in a room of at least six hundred square feet. No employee, who appears in a semi-nude condition in a sexually oriented business, shall knowingly or intentionally touch a patron or the clothing of a patron in a sexually oriented business. A sexually oriented business, which exhibits on the premises, through any mechanical or electronic image-producing device, a film, video cassette, digital video disc, or other video reproduction, characterized by an emphasis on the display of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas shall comply with the following requirements:. No operator shall allow or permit a sexually oriented business to be or remain open between the hours of midnight and a.
Jefferson City, MO — The Missouri Supreme Court Tuesday threw out, on a technicality, a law that bans nude dancing and touching between strippers and customers. Justices upheld a lower judge's ruling that the law was unconstitutional because the bill changed too much from its original purpose. The court did not rule on whether the restrictions infringe on free-speech rights. The measure passed in as part of a broad bill that started out dealing with "intoxication-related traffic offenses," but in its final version the title was changed to "relating to crime. The law banned full nudity, required dancers to stay at least 10 feet from customers and behind a rail, barred dancers from touching customers, and required all dancers and customers to be at least 21 years old. The law had never taken effect, because Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan ruled against it just a couple days before it was to kick in on Aug.