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617.291 Sexually explicit material and exhibitions; purpose and policy of the legislature.

Subdivision 1. Finding. The legislature finds that sexually explicit materials and exhibitions presented before an audience are harmful to minors.

Subd. 2. Best interest. It is in the best interest of the health, welfare, and safety of the citizens of this state, and especially of minors within the state, that commercial dissemination, and dissemination without monetary consideration in a place of public accommodation, of sexually explicit written, photographic, printed, sound or published materials, and of plays, dances, or other exhibitions presented before an audience, that are deemed harmful to minors, be restricted to persons over the age of 17 years; or, if available to minors under the age of 18 years, that the availability of the materials be restricted to sources within established and recognized schools, churches, museums, medical clinics and physicians, hospitals, public libraries, or government sponsored organizations.

HIST: 1969 c 1071 s 1; 1987 c 215 s 1