City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 10
Chapter 10.06
Section 10.06.020

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division I. Penal Code

Chapter 10.06 Offenses Against Decency and Morality

Section 10.06.020 Lewd Conduct
  1. It is unlawful for a person to intentionally perform any lewd act in a public place or at a place and under circumstances where such act could be observed by any member of the public.
  2. As used in this section a lewd act is:

    1. the touching, caressing or fondling of the genitals or female breast(s); or

    2. sexual intercourse; or

    3. masturbation
  3. This section is not applicable to:

    1. classes, seminars, and lectures held for serious scientific, cultural or educational purposes;

    2. expressive conduct such as exhibits, performances or dances that are not obscene, subject to time, place and manner restrictions; or

    3. the exposure of a female breast while nursing an infant or expressing breast milk.
  4. A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.

Date Passed: Monday, November 7, 2011

Effective Date: Sunday, December 11, 2011

ORD C34788 Section 1