One state senator wants you to pay more for pleasure. Meghan Kloth has more from the capitol.
Senator Matt Bartle's bill would make sexually oriented businesses pay a five-dollar tax on every person who enters the store or club.
"It brings in the same tax strucuture that we have in place for gambling boats and puts it on sexually oriented businesses."
The bill would apply to any business that displays or offers a substantial portion of sexually oriented materials. MOney from the taxes would go to education. From Jefferson City, I'm Meghan Kloth.
A senator is aiming to regulate sexually oriented busissness in the same way as gambling boats. Meghan Kloth has more from Jefferson City.
Senator Matt Bartle has proposed a twenty-percent tax increase on sexually oriented businesses. In addition, these businesses would have to pay an admission charge on every patrong. Bartle's bill would also limit employee conduct.
"Senate Bill 32 for example forbids tipping. It places a ban on total nudity. It states that patrons have to be so far away from the employees when they're doing their thing."
Money from the tax increase would go to Missouri schools. Senate debate on the bill could start this week. From the capitol, I'm Meghan Kloth.