A Senate bill aimed at regulating sexually oriented businesses
moved one step closer to becoming law yesterday.
Senators in Jefferson City gave initial approval to the bill
, clearing it for final vote next week and passage to the House.
The legislation, sponsored by Senator Matt Bartle
(R-Kansas City), restricts sexually oriented business from operating within 1,000 feet of a pre-existing school,
house of worship, state-licensed day care, public library, public park,
residence, or other sexually oriented business.
It also prohibits a sex shop employee from "knowingly appearing nude"
while at work. (The bill doesn't say how/why someone wouldn't realize
that he or she is nude.) And if appearing "semi-nude" employees must
stay at least "six feet from the patrons
and at least eighteen inches from the floor in a room that is at least
600 square feet."