Friday, March 28, 2008

SC House to take on Strippers and their Patrons

In non-gamecock related news.....A SC House subcommittee yesterday passed a bill that would mandate that exotic dancers (i.e strippers) could not come within 6 feet of customers under SC House Bill 3679 that will now go to the full SC House Judicial Committee.

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'....

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I AM SO THAT MY TAX PAYER MONEY IS GOING TO PAY FOR SUCH A RETARDED AND POINTLESS WASTE OF TIME. IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT EDUCATION AND GANG PREVENTION AND BETTER JOBS IN THIS STATE ARENT HIGH ON THE PROITITY LIST. THAT STRIPPER CAN TOUCH ME IF SHE WANTS TOO THAT IS MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH

STRAWBERRY STRIPPER

Strippers have rights too said...

Yeah no shit. We have the most retarded legislature out there. They waste more time and more money then anyone out there. Seriously I didnt realize that stip clubs are that big of a problem. Really how many do yall think are in the state. i would say 25. Only the larger cities in the state really have them. I mean come on. This is so far right. I mean this guy is freaking already gone right and came back and slapped himself in the face for this. Rishi would not be happy knowing when he comes back to SC he cant muff dive in strip clubs. what a shame.

Moose said...

leave the strip clubs alone

licker box said...

no lap dances, that is ridiculous. I rather see these so called drug addicts and gangs in a strip club then on the streets from 12 - 6 am. If this passes look for many strip clubs to become "dance in the form of art" clubs to get past any legal bindings.