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House File 2502

HOUSE FILE BY McCARTHY Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to the public exposure of certain body parts of a 2 person, and providing a penalty. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 6374HH 81 5 jm/je/5 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. NEW SECTION. 723.5 PUBLIC EXPOSURE. 1 2 1. A person shall not expose the following parts of the 1 3 person's body to another person in a public place or in a 1 4 place that can be seen by another person in a public place: 1 5 a. The person's genitals, pubes, perineum, or anus. 1 6 b. If the person is female, the person's nipple or areola. 1 7 2. Subsection 1, paragraph "b", does not apply to a woman 1 8 breast=feeding the woman's own child in any place where the 1 9 woman's presence is otherwise authorized. 1 10 3. This section does not apply to the public exposure of a 1 11 prepubescent minor's body parts. 1 12 4. This section does not apply to minimal exposures when 1 13 using a public restroom, locker room, or in other places where 1 14 the exposure of body parts listed in subsection 1 may lawfully 1 15 occur, including a theater, concert hall, art center, museum, 1 16 or similar establishment which is primarily devoted to the 1 17 arts or theatrical performances and in which any of the 1 18 circumstances contained in this section are permitted or 1 19 allowed as part of such art exhibits or performances. 1 20 5. A person who violates this section commits a serious 1 21 misdemeanor. 1 22 EXPLANATION 1 23 This bill relates to the public exposure of certain body 1 24 parts of a person. 1 25 The bill provides that a person shall not expose the 1 26 person's genitals, pubes, perineum, or anus to another person 1 27 in a public place or from a place where another person in a 1 28 public place can view the exposure. The bill also prohibits 1 29 the public exposure of a female nipple or areola except when 1 30 breast=feeding. 1 31 The bill does not apply to public exposures by prepubescent 1 32 minors. The bill also does not apply to minimal public 1 33 exposures in a restroom, locker room, or in other places where 1 34 the exposure of body parts may lawfully occur, including a 1 35 theater, concert hall, art center, museum, or similar 2 1 establishment which is primarily devoted to the arts or 2 2 theatrical performances and in which any of the circumstances 2 3 contained in this section are permitted or allowed as part of 2 4 such art exhibits or performances. 2 5 A person who violates the bill commits a serious 2 6 misdemeanor. 2 7 LSB 6374HH 81 2 8 jm:nh/je/5
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