Nevada Revised Statutes Section 201.235 - Crimes and Punishments

Definitions. In NRS 201.235 to 201.254, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. “Community” means the area from which a jury is or would be selected for the court in which the action is tried.

2. “Item” includes any book, leaflet, pamphlet, magazine, booklet, picture, drawing, photograph, film, negative, slide, motion picture, figure, object, article, novelty device, recording, transcription, phonograph record or tape recording, videotape or videodisc, with or without music, or other similar items.

3. “Material” means anything tangible which is capable of being used or adapted to arouse interest, whether through the medium of reading, observation, sound or in any other manner.

4. “Obscene” means any item, material or performance which:

(a) An average person applying contemporary community standards would find, taken as a whole, appeals to prurient interest;

(b) Taken as a whole lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value; and

(c) Does one of the following:

(1) Depicts or describes in a patently offensive way ultimate sexual acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated.

(2) Depicts or describes in a patently offensive way masturbation, excretory functions, sadism or masochism.

(3) Lewdly exhibits the genitals.

Ê Appeal shall be judged with reference to ordinary adults, unless it appears, from the character of the material or the circumstances of its dissemination, to be designed for children or a clearly defined deviant group.

5. “Performance” means any play, motion picture, dance or other exhibition performed before an audience.

Last modified: February 25, 2006