(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today, Jackson's Town Council will again discuss the sex business ordinance. On December 7, officials voted unanimously to place a temporary moratorium on the acceptance or consideration of applications or licenses for new adult entertainment businesses and sexually oriented businesses. Adult entertainment businesses and sexually oriented businesses are classified as a business that is part of the sex industry, such as sites of erotic performance and erotic paraphernalia stores. This issue of Jackson's current regulations on adult entertainment businesses were brought up by Town Attorney Audrey Cohen-Davis because they are currently in conflict with the U.S. supreme Court rulings. The current Jackson ordinances on these businesses state: Jackson Municipal Code § 9.28.020: “[i]f any person is guilty of keeping or maintaining or is an inmate of, or in any way connected with, or in any way contributes to the support of any disorderly house, or house of ill fame, or place for the practice of fornication, or knowingly or willfully owns, or is interested as landlord or proprietor of any such house within the corporate limits of the Town, every such person is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 17 § 2, 1926; Ord. 15 § 8, 1926.).” Jackson Municipal Code § 9.28.010: “[a]ny person keeping a dance house within the limits of the Town where lewd or disorderly persons assemble together for the purpose of dancing, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum as provided in Section 1.12.010 of this code. (Ord. 289 § 12, 1982; Ord. 14 § 2, 1926.)” Since the 180 days has now passed, the issue will be discussed again at today's Town Council workshop at 3 p.m. More information on this ordinance is available here.
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