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NYS Supreme Court approves ‘below deck’ nude decking ban

NYS Supreme Court approves ‘below deck’ nude decking ban

NEW YORK (AP) — New York State Supreme Court unanimously approved a rule Monday that will ban nude deckers on public decks below decks that can be heated or cooled.

The New York Supreme Court said the ban will apply to people on boats, sailboats, yachts and kayaks.

It also said those below decks with open fire pits or vents are not required to be decked.

The court said it has already banned the practice on beaches and public sidewalks, but that it would apply only to decks that have closed doors, vents or a deck wall.

The court will hear oral arguments later this month.

The ban will go into effect in April 2020.