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Missouri Lawmakers Pass New Restrictions on Sexually Oriented Businesses May 14, 2010

Posted by kbianews in St. Louis Public Radio.

Photo by: Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio.

The Missouri House and Senate have sent to Governor Nixon legislation restricting the activities of sexually oriented businesses in the Show-Me State. St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin reports.

Here’s the full story.

The bill would bar anyone under 18 from going to strip clubs, adult video stores and other sex-oriented businesses, and set restrictions on where new businesses can locate. The bill was sponsored by GOP Senator Matt Bartle of Lee’s Summit.

“Would you want a porn shop to open up in your neighborhood, or down the road on the corner? The answer is almost uniformly, ‘no.'”

Bartle sponsored a similar bill five years ago that passed the Senate but died in the House after then-speaker Rod Jetton sent it to an unfriendly committee. The move came days after the adult entertainment industry gave $35,000 to a campaign committee. The FBI has been investigating the incident. In Jefferson City, I’m Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio.


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