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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 183: Darkened dance hall and places connected therewith; degree of light; regulations and statute posted; penalty

[ Text of section effective until July 18, 2021. For text effective July 18, 2021, see below.]

  Section 183. No person shall darken in whole or in part the hall, room, piazza, roof garden or other place in which a public dance required to be licensed under section one hundred and eighty-one is held, or any stairway, anteroom or passageway connected therewith, during the progress of a dance therein or until all persons except the proprietor and his employees have withdrawn from the premises. The degree of light required in such places shall be fixed by regulations prescribed by the commissioner of the division of professional licensure, copies of which and of this section shall be conspicuously posted in every such place. Violations of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars.

Chapter 140: Section 183. Darkened dance hall and places connected therewith; degree of light; regulations and statute posted; penalty

[ Text of section as amended by 2021, 39, Sec. 79 effective July 18, 2021. See 2021, 39, Sec. 128. For text effective until July 18, 2021, see above.]

  Section 183. No person shall darken in whole or in part the hall, room, piazza, roof garden or other place in which a public dance required to be licensed under section one hundred and eighty-one is held, or any stairway, anteroom or passageway connected therewith, during the progress of a dance therein or until all persons except the proprietor and his employees have withdrawn from the premises. The degree of light required in such places shall be fixed by regulations prescribed by the commissioner of the division of occupational licensure, copies of which and of this section shall be conspicuously posted in every such place. Violations of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars.