PARIS — Voters approved amendments to the town’s Special Amusement Ordinance on Tuesday by a tally of 318-209.

The ordinance regulates the issuance of municipal permits for live music, dancing and entertainment in establishments licensed to sell alcohol, and it regulates the type of entertainment permitted. In particular, the ordinance prohibits sexually-themed entertainment in Paris establishments, in accordance with state law. 

Most of the changes have to do with language and complying with state legislation that was passed since it was last amended in 1982.

The ordinance also increases the fee for an annual license from $10 to $50 and narrows the window for municipal officers to inform a licensee whether a permit has been approved or declined from 30 to 15 days.

It also increases the maximum penalty for violating the ordinance from $500 to $2,500. The lowest penalty for violating the ordinance is $100 for each offense.

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