Senate Bill No. 265
(By Senator White)
[Introduced January 30, 1998; referred to the Committee
A BILL to amend article six, chapter sixty of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section seven-a,
relating to prohibiting nude dancing at businesses which do
not have a license to sell alcohol.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article six, chapter sixty of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
seven-a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
§60-6-7a. Nude dancing prohibited without a license.
(a) It is unlawful for any owner of an establishment which
permits dancing as part of its entertainment, to permit nude dancing on its premises unless he or she first obtains a license
to sell or distribute alcoholic beverages as required by article
seven of this chapter.
(b) As used in this section, the term "nude" means a state of
undress in which male or female genitalia or female breasts are
(c) The owner of an establishment who violates this section is
guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, thereof, shall be
fined not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars, or
confined in a county or regional jail not less than thirty days
nor more than one year or both fined and imprisoned.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit nude dancing
in juice bars.
This section is new; therefore, underlining and
strike-throughs have been omitted.