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  573.537.  Violations, penalty — public nuisance for repeated violations — state remedies permitted. — 1.  Any person, business, or entity violating or refusing to comply with any provision of sections 573.525 to 573.537 shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by imposition of a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed ninety days, or both.  Each day that a violation is permitted to exist or occur, and each separate occurrence, shall constitute a separate offense.

  2.  Any premises, building, dwelling, or other structure in which a sexually oriented business is repeatedly operated or maintained in violation of sections 573.525 to 573.537 shall constitute a public nuisance and shall be subject to civil abatement proceedings initiated by the state in a court of competent jurisdiction.  Each day that a violation is permitted to exist or occur shall constitute a separate operation or maintenance of the violation.

  3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the state may employ any remedy available at law or in equity to prevent or remedy a violation of any provision of sections 573.525 to 573.537.


(L. 2010 S.B. 586 & 617)

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