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A sexually oriented business is subject to the following restrictions and regulations:
(A) No owner, manager or employee may allow sexually oriented materials or entertainment to be visible or perceivable in any manner, including aurally, at any time from outside of the business.
(B) No owner, manager or employee may allow a person under the age of 18 to enter the business.
(C) No owner, manager or employee may allow a person under the age of 18 to have access to sexually oriented materials, whether by sight, purchase, touch or other means.
(D) No owner or manager may employ a person under the age of 18 on the licensed premises.
(E) No owner, manager, or employee may have been convicted of a sex crime, as identified in M.S. §§ 609.293 to 609.352, 609.746 to 609.749, 609.79 or 518B.01, as they may be amended from time to time, or related statute dealing with sexual assault, sexual conduct, harassment, obscenity, or domestic abuse within the past five years.
(F) No business may exceed 10,000 square feet in gross floor area.
(G) No owner, manager or employee may allow a patron, employee, or other person on the premises to physically contact, in public view, a specified anatomical area of himself or herself or of another person, except that a live performer may touch himself or herself.
(H) A live performer must remain at all times a minimum distance of ten feet from members of the audience, and must perform on a platform intended for that purpose, that must be raised at least two feet from the level of the floor on which the audience is located. No performer may solicit or accept money, a tip, or other item from a member of the audience.
(I) No business may have booths, stalls, partitioned portions of a room, or individual rooms, except as follows:
(1) Restrooms are allowed as long as they are no larger than reasonably necessary to serve the purposes of a restroom, no other activities are provided or allowed in the rooms, and there are no chairs, benches, or reclining surfaces in the rooms; and
(2) Storage rooms and private offices are allowed, if the storage rooms and offices are used solely for running the business and no person other than the owner, manager and employees is allowed in them.
(J) A licensee must not be open for business to the public:
(1) Between 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on the days of Monday through Saturday; and
(2) Between 1:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Sundays.
Penalty, see § 119.99