713.02  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter:
   (a)   “Adult Arcade" means any place to which the public is permitted or invited wherein coin-operated, slug-operated, or for any form of consideration, or electronically, electrically, or mechanically controlled still or motion picture machines, projectors, video or laser disc players, or other image-producing devices are maintained to show images to five or fewer persons per machine at any one time, and where the images so displayed are distinguished or characterized by the depicting or describing of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."
   (b)   "Adult Bookstore," "Adult Novelty Store" or "Adult Video Store" means a commercial establishment which, as one of its principal purposes, offers for sale or rental for any form of consideration any one or more of the following:
      (1)   Books, magazines, periodicals or other printed matter, or photographs, films, motion picture, video cassettes or video reproductions, slides, or other visual representations which are characterized by the depiction or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas"; or
      (2)   Instruments, devices, or paraphernalia which are designed for use in connection with "specified sexual activities."
A commercial establishment may have other principal business purposes that do not involve the offering for sale or rental of material depicting or describing "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas" and still be categorized as Adult Bookstore, Adult Novelty Store, or Adult Video Store. Such other business purposes will not serve to exempt such commercial establishments from being categorized as an Adult Bookstore, Adult Novelty Store, or Adult Video Store so long as one of its principal business purposes is the offering for sale or rental for consideration the specified materials which are characterized by the depiction or description of"specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas "
   (c)   "Adult Cabaret" means a nightclub, bar, restaurant, or similar commercial establishment which regularly features:
      (1)   Persons who appear in a state of nudity or semi-nude; or
      (2)   Live performances which are characterized by the exposure of "specified anatomical areas" or by "specified sexual activities"; or - -
      (3)   Films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides or other photographic reproductions which are characterized by the depiction or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."
   (d)   "Adult Motel" means a hotel, motel or similar commercial establishment which:
      (1)   Offers accommodations to the public for any form of consideration; provides patrons with closed-circuit television transmissions, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, or other photographic reproductions which are characterized by the depiction or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas"; and has a sign visible from the public right of way which advertises the availability of this adult type of photographic reproductions; or
      (2)   Offers a sleeping room for rent for a period of time that is less than ten (10) hours; or
      (3)   Allows a tenant or occupant of a sleeping room to sub rent the room for a period of time that is less than ten (10) hours.
   (e)   "Adult Motion Picture Theater" means a commercial establishment where, for any form of consideration, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, or similar photographic reproductions are regularly shown which are characterized by the depiction or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."
   (f)   “Adult Theater" means a theater, concern, hall, auditorium, or similar commercial establishment which regularly features persons who appear in a state of nudity or semi-nude, or live performances which are characterized by the exposure of "specified anatomical areas" or by "specified sexual activities."
   (g)   "Employee" means a person who performs any service on the premises of a sexually oriented business on a full-time, part-time or contract basis, whether or not the person is denominated an employee, independent contractor, agent or otherwise and whether or not said person is paid a salary, wage or other compensation by the operator of said business. Employee does not include a person exclusively on the premises for repair or maintenance of the premises or equipment on the premises, or for the delivery of goods to the premises.
   (h)   "Escort" means a person who, for consideration, agrees or offers to act as a companion, guide, or date for another person, or who agrees or offers to privately model lingerie or to privately perform a striptease for another person.
   (i)   "Escort Agency" means a person or business association who furnishes, offers to furnish, or advertises to furnish escorts as one of its primary business purposes for a fee, tip, or other consideration.
   (j)   "Establishment" means and includes any of the following:
      (1)   The opening or commencement of any sexually oriented business as a new  business;
      (2)   The conversion of an existing business, whether or not a sexually oriented  business, to any sexually oriented business;
      (3)    The additions of any sexually oriented business to any other existing  sexually oriented business; or
      (4)    The relocation of any sexually oriented business.
   (k)    "Licensee" means a person in whose name a license to operate a sexually oriented business has been issued, as well as the individual listed as an applicant on the application for a license; and in the case of an employee, a person in whose name a license has been issued authorizing employment in a sexually oriented business.
   (l)    "Nude Model Studio" means any place where a person who appears semi-nude, in a state of nudity, or who displays "specified anatomical areas" and is provided to be observed, sketched, drawn, painted, sculptured, photographed, or similarly depicted by other persons who pay money or any form of consideration. Nude Model Studio shall not include a proprietary school licensed by the State of Ohio or a college, junior college or university supported entirely or in part by public taxation; a private college or university which maintains and operates educational programs in which credits are transferable to a college, junior college, or university supported entirely or partly by taxation; or in a structure:
      (1)   That has no sign visible from the exterior of the structure and no other  advertising that indicates a nude or semi-nude person is available for viewing; and
      (2)    Where in order to participate in a class a student must enroll at least three  days in advance of the class; and
      (3)    Where no more than one nude or semi-nude model is on the premises at  any one time.
   (m)    "Nudity" or a "state of nudity" means the showing of the human male or female  genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus, anal cleft or cleavage with less than a fully opaque covering, the  showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the nipple, or  the showing of the covered male genitals in a discernible turgid state.
    (n)    "Person" means an individual, proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association,  limited liability company, or other legal entity.
   (o)    "Semi-nude" or in a "semi-nude condition" means the showing of the female breast below a horizontal line across the top of the areola at its highest point or the showing of the male, or female rear of the body which lies between two imaginary lines running parallel to the ground when a person is standing, the first or top of such line drawn at the top of the cleavage of the nates and second or bottom line draw at the lowest visible point of the cleavage or the lowest  point of the curvature of the fleshy protuberance, whichever is lower, and between two imaginary  lines on each side of the body, which lines are perpendicular to the ground and to the horizontal  lines described above, and which perpendicular lines are drawn through the point at which each nate meets the outer side of each leg. This definition shall include the entire lower portion of the human female breast, but shall not include any portion of the cleavage of the human female breast,  exhibited by a dress, blouse, skirt, leotard, bathing suit, or other wearing apparel provided the  areola is not exposed in whole or in part.
   (p)    "Sexual Encounter Center" means a business or commercial enterprise that, as one of its principal business purposes, offers for any form of consideration physical contact in the form of wrestling or tumbling between persons of the opposite sex; or same sex when one or more of the persons is in a state of nudity or seminude.
   (q)    "Sexually Oriented Business" means an adult arcade, adult bookstore, adult novelty store, adult video store, adult cabaret, adult motel, adult motion picture theater, adult theater, escort agency, nude model studio, or sexual encounter center.
   (r)    "Specified anatomical areas" means:
      (1)    The human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered; or
      (2)    Less than completely and opaquely covered human genitals, pubic region, buttocks or a female breast below a point immediately above the top of the areola.
   (s)    "Specified criminal activity" means any of the following offenses:
      (1)   Violations of Ohio Revised Codes Sections 2907.07, 2907.08, 2907.09, 2907.21 through 2907.25, 2907.31 through 2907.34 (sex-related offenses), 2915.02 through 2915.07 (gambling offenses), 2923.32 (corrupt activity), 2925.02, 2925.11 through 2925.37 (drug-related offenses), or any similar offenses to those described above under the criminal or penal code of other states, municipalities, or countries;
      (2)   For which:
         A.   Less than two years have elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement imposed for the conviction, whichever is the later date, if the conviction is of a misdemeanor offense;
         B.   Less than five years have elapsed since the date of conviction or  the date of release from confinement for the conviction, whichever is the later date, if the conviction is of a felony offense; or
         C.   Less than five years have elapsed since the date of the last  conviction or the date of release from confinement for the last conviction, whichever is the later date, if the convictions are of two or more misdemeanor offenses or combination of misdemeanor offenses occurring within any 24 month period.
      (3)   The fact that a conviction is being appealed shall have no effect on the disqualification of the applicant or a person residing with the applicant.
   (t)   "Specified sexual activities" means any of the following:
      (1)   The fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, anus, or female breasts;
      (2)   Sex acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, including intercourse, oral copulation, masturbation, or sodomy; or
      (3)   Excretory functions as part of or in connection with any of the activities set forth in (1) through (2) above.
   (u)    "Substantial enlargement" of a sexually oriented business means the increase in floor areas occupied by the business by more than twenty-five (25%) percent, as the floor areas exist on the effective date of this chapter.
   (v)    "Transfer of ownership or control" of a sexually oriented business means and includes any of the following:
      (1)   The sale, lease, or sublease of the business;
      (2)   The transfer of securities which constitute a controlling interest in the business, whether by sale, exchange, or similar means; or
      (3)   The establishment of a trust, gift, or other similar legal device which transfers the ownership or control of the business, except for transfer by bequest or other operation of law upon the death of the person possessing the ownership or control.  (Ord. 97-2.  Passed 4-7-97.)