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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 15.86 Division VI Fortunetellers

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DIVISION VI. CONSUMER PROTECTION

Chapter 15.86
Fortunetellers

Sections:

15.86.010 Prohibited.
15.86.020 Advertising.
15.86.030 Religion exempt.

Cases:

The prohibition of fortunetelling is not a violation of the constitutional guaranty of freedom of religion. City of St. Louis v. Hellscher, 242 S.W. 652, 295 Mo. 293 (1922).

McQuillin:

24.216 Fortunetelling, palmistry, etc.

15.86.010 Prohibited.

No person shall pursue or practice within the city the avocation, profession or art of fortuneteller, clairvoyant, spirit medium, necromancer, seer, astrologist, palmist, prophet or other like crafty or occult art, or art of divination, or pretended art of telling past events of another's life or affairs; of foretelling knowledge of future events of another's life or affairs; of in anywise revealing things of the past, the future, of a secret or hidden nature; of giving advice or assistance in matters of business or affairs of any other kind or nature by means of such art; or of purporting so to tell, foretell, reveal or give advice or assistance by means of such art. Any person who shall pursue or practice within the city such avocations or professions, or any of them, whether for a price or gratuity, and whether by offer or upon request, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(1948 C. Ch. 46 27 (part): 1960 C. 780.010.)

15.86.020 Advertising.

The maintenance, display, posting or advertisement, or the causing to be maintained, displayed, posted or advertised, of any sign, card, bill or announcement of any kind whatever indicating the pursuit or practice of any such avocation, profession or art enumerated in this chapter, or indicating an offer to render service in such pursuit or practice, shall, upon proof thereof, be sufficient evidence against the person maintaining, displaying, posting or advertising, or causing the same to be done, and so charged, of a violation by and for the conviction of such person under this section.
(1948 C. Ch. 46 27 (part): 1960 C. 780.020.)

15.86.030 Religion exempt.

Nothing in this chapter shall regulate or control the administration of any fund held or acquired by any religious association or body, or violate, limit or impair the religious liberty of any person.
(1948 C. Ch. 46 27 (part): 1960 C. 780.030.)

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