For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following definitions:
Adult Arcade: 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.
Adult Bookstore, Adult Novelty Store or Adult Video Store: A commercial establishment which, as one of its principal purposes, offers for sale or rental for any form of consideration either of the following:
A. Books, magazines, periodicals or other printed matter, or photographs, films, motion pictures, video cassettes or video reproductions, slides, or other electronic video media which are characterized by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
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.
Adult Business: 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.
C. 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.
A. 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.
B. Offers a sleeping room for rent for a period of time that is less than ten (10) hours.
C. Allows a tenant or occupant of a sleeping room to subrent the room for a period of time that is less than ten (10) hours.
Adult Motion Picture Theater: 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.
Adult Theater: A theater, concert 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.
Electronic Video Media: Films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, digital video disks, or other similar electronic, digital, or mechanical image productions, characterized by an emphasis on the display of specified sexual activity or specified anatomical areas.
Employee: 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. The term Employee does not include a person employed by another entity or business 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.
Escort: 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.
Establishment or Established: Includes any of the following:
A. The opening or commencement of any adult business as a new business.
C. The additions of any sexually oriented business to any other existing adult business.
D. The relocation of any adult business.
Licensee: A person in whose name a license to operate an adult 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 an adult business.
Nude Model Studio: 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 Arizona 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 public taxation; or in a structure that includes the following:
B. Where in order to participate in a class a student must enroll at least three days in advance of the class.
“Nude,” “Nudity” or a “State Of Nudity”: 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 discernibly turgid state.
Person: An individual, proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity.
Principal Purpose: Any of the following:
A. Thirty (30%) percent or more of the business inventory or stock of merchandise for sale, rental, distribution or exhibition during any period of time.
B. Thirty (30%) percent or more of the annual number of gross sales, rentals or other business transactions.
C. Thirty (30%) percent or more of the annual gross business revenue.
“Semi-Nude” or in a “Semi-Nude Condition”: 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 buttocks. 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.
Sexual Encounter Center: A business or commercial enterprise that, as one of its principal business purposes, offers for any form of consideration either of the following:
A. Physical contact in the form of wrestling or tumbling between persons of the opposite sex.
Sexually Oriented Business: See “Adult Business.”
Specified Anatomical Areas:
A. The human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered.
B. 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.
Specified Criminal Activity: Any of the following offenses:
A. Prostitution or promotion of prostitution; dissemination of obscenity; sale, distribution or display of harmful material to a minor; sexual performance by a child; possession or distribution of child pornography; public lewdness; indecent exposure; indecency with a child; engaging in organized criminal activity; sexual assault; molestation of a child; gambling; or distribution of a controlled substance; or any similar offenses to those described above under the criminal or penal code of the United States, the State of Arizona, other states or countries; for which:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Specified Sexual Activities: Include any of the following:
A. Sex acts, including but not limited to, intercourse, oral copulation, masturbation, or sodomy.
B. Excretory functions as part of or in connection with any of the activities set forth in A through B above.
Substantial Enlargement: means the increase in floor areas occupied by the sexually oriented business by more than twenty-five percent (25%) over the floor area, as it exists on the date this ordinance takes effect.
Transfer of Ownership or Control: means and includes any of the following:
A. The sale, lease, or sublease of the business.
B. The transfer of securities which constitute a controlling interest in the business, whether by sale, exchange, or similar means.
C. 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.