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Article 245 - NY Penal Law

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC SENSIBILITIES

S 245.00 Public lewdness.
  A person is guilty of public lewdness when he intentionally exposes
the private or intimate parts of his body in a lewd manner or commits
any other lewd act (a) in a public place, or (b) in private premises
under circumstances in which he may readily be observed from either a
public place or from other private premises, and with intent that he be
so observed.
  Public lewdness is a class B misdemeanor.

S 245.01 Exposure of a person.
  A person is guilty of exposure if he appears in a public place in such
a manner that the private or intimate parts of his body are unclothed or
exposed. For purposes of this section, the private or intimate parts of
a female person shall include that portion of the breast which is below
the top of the areola. This section shall not apply to the breastfeeding
of infants or to any person entertaining or performing in a play,
exhibition, show or entertainment.
  Exposure of a person is a violation.
  Nothing in this section shall prevent the adoption by a city, town or
village of a local law prohibiting exposure of a person as herein
defined in a public place, at any time, whether or not such person is
entertaining or performing in a play, exhibition, show or entertainment.

S 245.02 Promoting the exposure of a person.
  A person is guilty of promoting the exposure of a person when he
knowingly conducts, maintains, owns, manages, operates or furnishes any
public premise or place where a person in a public place appears in such
a manner that the private or intimate parts of his body are unclothed or
exposed. For purposes of this section, the private or intimate parts of
a female person shall include that portion of the breast which is below
the top of the areola. This section shall not apply to the breastfeeding
of infants or to any person entertaining or performing in a play,
exhibition, show or entertainment.
  Promoting the exposure of a person is a violation.
  Nothing in this section shall prevent the adoption by a city, town or
village of a local law prohibiting the exposure of a person
substantially as herein defined in a public place, at any time, whether
or not such person is entertaining or performing in a play, exhibition,
show or entertainment.

* S 245.03 Public lewdness in the first degree.
    A person is guilty of public lewdness in the first degree when:
    1.  being  nineteen years of age or older and intending to be observed
  by a person less than sixteen years of  age  in  a  place  described  in
  subdivision  (a)  or  (b)  of  section 245.00 of this article, he or she
  intentionally exposes the private or intimate parts of his or  her  body
  in  a lewd manner for the purpose of alarming or seriously annoying such
  person, and he or she is thereby observed by such person in such  place;
  or
    2.  he  or  she  commits  the  crime of public lewdness, as defined in
  section 245.00 of this article, and within the preceding year  has  been
  convicted of an offense defined in such section 245.00 or this section.
    Public lewdness in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.
    * NB Effective November 1, 2014

S 245.05 Offensive exhibition.
  A person is guilty of offensive exhibition when he knowingly produces,
operates, manages or furnishes premises for, or in any way promotes or
participates in, an exhibition in the nature of public entertainment or
amusement in which:
  1. A person competes continuously without respite for a period of more
than eight consecutive hours in a dance contest, bicycle race or other
contest involving physical endurance; or
  2. A person is held up to ridicule or contempt by voluntarily
submitting to indignities such as the throwing of balls or other
articles at his head or body; or
  3. A firearm is discharged or a knife, arrow or other sharp or
dangerous instrument is thrown or propelled at or toward a person.
  Offensive exhibition is a violation.

S 245.10 Public display of offensive sexual material; definitions of terms.
  The following definitions are applicable to section 245.11:
  1. "Nudity" means the showing of the human male or female genitals,
pubic area or buttocks with less than a full opaque covering, or the
showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of
any portion thereof below the top of the nipple, or the depiction of
covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state.
  2. "Sexual conduct" means an act of masturbation, homosexuality,
sexual intercourse, or physical contact with a person`s clothed or
unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks or, if such person be a female,
breast.
  3. "Sado-masochistic abuse" means flagellation or torture by or upon a
person clad in undergarments, a mask or bizzare costume, or the
condition of being fettered, bound or otherwise physically restrained on
the part of one so clothed.
  4. "Transportation facility" means any conveyance, premises or place
used for or in connection with public passenger transportation, whether
by air, railroad, motor vehicle or any other method. It includes
aircraft, watercraft, railroad cars, buses, and air, boat, railroad and
bus terminals and stations and all appurtenances thereto.

S 245.11 Public display of offensive sexual material.
  A person is guilty of public display of offensive sexual material
when, with knowledge of its character and content, he displays or
permits to be displayed in or on any window, showcase, newsstand,
display rack, wall, door, billboard, display board, viewing screen,
moving picture screen, marquee or similar place, in such manner that the
display is easily visible from or in any:  public street, sidewalk or
thoroughfare; transportation facility; or any place accessible to
members of the public without fee or other limit or condition of
admission such as a minimum age requirement and including but not
limited to schools, places of amusement, parks and playgrounds but
excluding rooms or apartments designed for actual residence; any
pictorial, three-dimensional or other visual representation of a person
or a portion of the human body that predominantly appeals to prurient
interest in sex, and that:
  (a) depicts nudity, or actual or simulated sexual conduct or
sado-masochistic abuse; or
  (b) depicts or appears to depict nudity, or actual or simulated sexual
conduct or sado-masochistic abuse, with the area of the male or female
subject`s unclothed or apparently unclothed genitals, pubic area or
buttocks, or of the female subject`s unclothed or apparently unclothed
breast, obscured by a covering or mark placed or printed on or in front
of the material displayed, or obscured or altered in any other manner.
  Public display of offensive sexual material is a Class A misdemeanor.

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