Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 573
Pornography and Related Offenses
Section 573.060

August 28, 2014


Beginning January 1, 2017--Public display of explicit sexual material--penalties.

573.060. 1. A person commits the offense of public display of explicit sexual material if he or she recklessly:

(1) Exposes, places, exhibits, or in any fashion, displays explicit sexual material in any location, whether public or private, and in such a manner that it may be readily seen and its content or character distinguished by normal unaided vision as viewed from a street, highway, public sidewalk, or the property of others, or from any portion of the person's store, the exhibitor's store or property when items and material other than this material are offered for sale or rent to the public; or

(2) Fails to take prompt action to remove such a display from property in his or her possession after learning of its existence.

2. The offense of public display of explicit sexual material is a class A misdemeanor unless the person has been found guilty of an offense under this section committed at a different time, in which case it is a class E felony.

3. For purposes of this section, each day there is a violation of this section shall constitute a separate offense.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1987 H.B. 113, et al., A.L. 2009 H.B. 62, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

Until December 31, 2016--Public display of explicit sexual material.

573.060. 1. A person commits the crime of public display of explicit sexual material if he knowingly or recklessly:

(1) Displays publicly explicit sexual material; or

(2) Fails to take prompt action to remove such a display from property in his possession after learning of its existence.

2. Public display of explicit sexual material is a class A misdemeanor unless the person has pleaded guilty to or has been found guilty of an offense under this section committed at a different time, in which case it is a class D felony.

3. For purposes of this section, each day there is a violation of this section shall constitute a separate offense.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1987 H.B. 113, et al., A.L. 2009 H.B. 62)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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