Legislature Approves Strip Club Regulation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A bill giving Mississippi's counties the authority to regulate strip clubs is headed to Gov. Haley Barbour.
The bill passed the Senate on Friday. It passed the House earlier.
The legislation gives county supervisors the authority to regulate strip clubs in rural areas.
Sen. John Horhn of Jackson says only three counties have such regulations currently in state statute. They are Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties on the coast.
Rep. Gary Chism of Columbus says he filed the House bill after receiving numerous complaints about a strip club that opened in Lowndes County. He says the club has a large statue of a stallion that many consider an eyesore.

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  • by Hey it's me Location: Meridian on Mar 10, 2010 at 04:04 AM
    Well I see someone that has some pull. Is bothered by a legal business advertising. A lot of people here in Meridian don't even realize that there is a stip club here. You never hear anything about it, or would never know that's what it is when you pass by it. although I myself have never been to it. I have been to several in my younger days with friends out to have a good time. It's people like this who complane about things who hold back the state, counties, and cities. If that's your complaint about a horse outside of a building? Maybe everyone that has horses outside of their houses should get rid of them also. I'm offended by pedophiles, child molesters, and those who abuse children. Can we get rid of those too while we're trying to get rid of or make it harder for someone. Who wants to open and run a legal business. Who pays their taxes and brings money into the county? It's people like this who need to get a life. And mind their own business.
  • by Nick Papagiorgio on Mar 8, 2010 at 07:08 AM
    I don't see what the big deal is? Who doesn't like a lap dance? In an economy as bad as this one you would think attempts to block off income for any type of legal business would be a no brainer. It just really seems that if your main argument about a strip club is the statue of a horse outside, you are really running out of valid points. Hey the stockyards have a statue of the giant bull. I am offended by that. Can we shut them down too?
  • by Laura Location: Meridian on Mar 6, 2010 at 05:44 PM
    Do you possibly suppose that this new law about strip clubs, if approved, will keep Ray Boswell away from them? Just wondering----
  • by GOODPEOPLE Location: Meridian on Mar 6, 2010 at 10:54 AM
    Wht is the problem if you dont like it please just stay away.Mississippi State flag is a eyesore to some people, but we have to live with it!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Guy South of I-20 on Mar 6, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    How about we make this simple: No alcohol and nudity allowed in the same establishment. Problem solved. Next.
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