Also Strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses would not be able to operate between midnight and 6 a.m., according to this bill currently shaking its' way through the SC House.
Here are some interesting parts to this bill:
B) While on the premises of an adult business or a sexually-oriented business:
(1) an employee, while in a state of sexually explicit nudity or while semi-nude, may not knowingly do the following:
(a) appear in the view of a patron unless the employee is at least six feet from all patrons and on a stage at least two feet above the floor;
(b) touch a patron or the clothing of a patron; or
(c) while in the view of a patron, touch another person who is in a state of sexually explicit nudity or while semi-nude;
(2) no patron knowingly shall touch an employee while that employee is in a state of sexually explicit nudity or while semi-nude, or touch the clothing or costume of an employee while that employee is in a state of sexually explicit nudity or while semi-nude; and
(3) an employee of an adult business or a sexually-oriented business who regularly appears in a state of sexually explicit nudity or while semi-nude on the premises of that adult business or sexually-oriented business may not knowingly be or remain within six feet of a patron.
Rep Scott Talley, R-Spartanburg, who introduced the bill, said restricting when sexually oriented businesses can operate would cut down on early morning crime -- drugs, assaults, property crimes -- he said is common at strip clubs. And we thought he just didn't want strippers to touch people ... thoughts?
Shouldn't the SC Legislature be foucsing on bigger issues...I don't know like education and figuring out how to correct the fact released this past Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis stating that personal income in South Carolina grew 4.2 percent last year, to just over $31,000. That figure ranks South Carolina's per capita income as the 4th-lowest in the country, followed by Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi.
I'm just sayn'....