McDonald County, MO
This ordinance is enacted to insure and promulgate the health, safety and welfare of all people located within the boundaries of McDonald County, Missouri.
Section 1.004, Nudity or partial nudity in places of public business in McDonald County.
107-2004 (1) Definitions: as used in section 107(1a) thru 107(3a).
The following terms mean:
107 (1) “Nudity”, showing of either:
(a) The human male or female genitals or pubic area with less than a fully opaque covering; or
(b) The female breast with less than a fully opaque covering on any part of the nipple.
(2) “Rivers and streams or public waters in McDonald County”:
(a) A relatively large natural stream of water or public waters such as Elk River, Indian Creek, Big Sugar, or Little Sugar as they flow through McDonald County, MO.
(3) “Places of public business”:
(a) Including but not limited to, retail establishments, shops, stores, restaurants, bars, churches, and schools.
107-2004 (2) Prohibitions: Due to excessive fighting, injuries, and concerns for the health and safety of minor children and families caused by nudity and partial nudity of people on and in McDonald County’s waters, and in public places. Nudity and partial nudity is hereby prohibited.
From and after the date of adoption of this section it shall be unlawful within the borders of McDonald County to be in a state of nudity or partial nudity in public places as defined in section (1) above.
107-2004 (3) Penalties: Violations of Section 1007-2004 is punishable by a fine of up to $1000, or a fine set by the court.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT FROM AND AFTER ITS DATE OF PASSAGE.
The above ordinance was passed and adopted this 19th day of July year 2007.
No showing off what God gave you…or at least not until you get back to the tent.
Boiling It Down
Ladies: No nipples! Of course you’re already keeping your pants on…
Guys: No one wants to see that anyways. Seriously.
Fans of minimalist swim wear, such as Speedos, should be aware that they fall into a gray area with this ordinance.
A gray area that, McDonald County Sheriff Mike Hall warns, might have to be resolved in court.
If it [is] causing a disruption then we may summons and have to go to court.
-McDonald County Sheriff Mike Hall