The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering SB 556, legislation that would strictly regulate sexually oriented businesses. Similar legislation has cleared the General Assembly in the past but has been struck down by the courts. Senator Matt Bartle (R-Lee’s Summit), who co-sponsors the legislation with Senator Jack Goodman (R-Mount Vernon), believes the components of this year’s legislation will successfully take on legal challenges.
“No sexually oriented business will be established within one thousand feet of a pre-existing school, a house of worship, a state-licensed daycare, public library, public park, residence, or other sexually oriented business,” said Bartle as he presented the before to the panel. [Read more…]