SB 16 has been amended to impose a no-touching rule between strippers and patrons. The requirement that a six foot distance be maintained between strippers and patrons has been deleted from the bill. The previous version of the bill required adult entertainment to cease at midnight, but the new version permits semi-nude dancing until closing. The substitute bill narrowly made it out of committee, and awaits a vote by the full House. See House Panel OKs Ban of Stripper Touching by Aaron Marshall, The Plain Dealer, May 16, 2007; Barriers Come Down in Stripper Sub Bill by Aaron Marshall, The Plain Dealer, May 15, 2007.
See our prior post: Bill Would Restrict Adult Entertainment.