§ 7-51-1401 Part Definitions
§ 7-51-1402 Hours of Operation for Adult-Oriented Establishment
§ 7-51-1403 Physical Design of Premises
§ 7-51-1404 Penalty
§ 7-51-1405 Hours of Operation for Live, Stage Adult Entertainment
§ 7-51-1406 Local Laws Not Preempted
§ 7-51-1407 Restrictions on Locations of Adult-Oriented Businesses

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 7 > Chapter 51 > Part 14 - Adult-Oriented Establishments

  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
  • Adult cabaret: means a cabaret that features topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers, strippers, male or female impersonators, or similar entertainers. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
  • Adult-oriented establishment: includes , but is not limited to:

    1. "Adult book stores" means any corporation, partnership or business of any kind that has as its principal or predominant stock or trade, books, magazines or other periodicals and that offers, sells, provides or rents for a fee:
      1. Is available for viewing by patrons on the premises by means of the operation of movie machines or slide projectors. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
      2. Bestiality: means sexual activity, actual or simulated, between a human being and an animal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
      3. Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      4. Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
      5. Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
      6. Family recreation center: means any facility, which is oriented principally toward meeting the athletic or recreational needs of families and whose targeted customer is a minor child, including, but not limited to, the provision of one (1) or more of the following:

        1. Ice skating. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
        2. Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
        3. Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
        4. Masochism: means sexual gratification achieved by a person through, or the association of sexual activity with, submission or subjection to physical pain, suffering, humiliation, torture or death. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
        5. Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        6. Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
        7. Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
        8. Person: means an individual, partnership, limited partnership, firm, corporation or association. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
        9. Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
        10. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        11. Public agency: means :

          1. Any political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 12-9-103
          2. Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          3. Sadism: means sexual gratification achieved through, or the association of sexual activity with, the infliction of physical pain, suffering, humiliation, torture or death upon another person or animal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
          4. Sexually-oriented material: means any book, article, magazine, publication or written matter of any kind, drawing, etching, painting, photograph, motion picture film or sound recording that depicts sexual activity, actual or simulated, involving human beings or human beings and animals, that exhibits uncovered human genitals or pubic region in a lewd or lascivious manner, or that exhibits human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely covered. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
          5. Specified sexual activities: means activities, services or performances that include the following sexual activities or the exhibition of the following anatomical areas:

            1. Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
            2. State: means a state of the United States. See Tennessee Code 12-9-103
            3. State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            4. Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
            5. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            6. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105