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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
Legislation that would ban adult performers from performing drag shows for minors has been placed on the calendar for the House Finance, Ways, and Means subcommittee.
House Bill 0030 (HB0030), sponsored by Representative Clay Doggett (R-Pulaski-District 7), was filed for introduction on January 5 and has since been scheduled for consideration by the committee on February 22.
The bill’s co-prime sponsors are Republican Representatives Susan Lynn and Monty Fritts.
As introduced, the bill requires a person to obtain a valid entertainer permit from the adult-oriented establishment board, in those jurisdictions with a board, prior to performing adult cabaret entertainment for compensation; prohibits public, private, and commercial establishments from allowing persons under the age of 18 to attend a performance featuring adult cabaret entertainment. – Amends TCA Title 7, Chapter 51.
The bill defines, but does not limit, “adult-oriented establishments” as “an adult bookstore, adult motion picture theater, adult mini-motion picture establishment, adult cabaret, escort agency, sexual encounter center, massage parlor, rap parlor, and sauna.”
The companion Senate Bill 0841 (SB0841) is sponsored by Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald-District 28). It has been referred to the Senate State and Local Government Committee but has not yet been placed on that calendar.
Anyone wishing to support this legislation is encouraged to contact the subcommittee members prior to February 22nd using the contact information below:
Gary Hicks (Chair) (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-7480
Charlie Baum (R) – email@example.com – (615) 741-6849
Scotty Campbell (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-2050
Karen Camper (D) – email@example.com – (615) 741-1898
Mark Cochran (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-1725
Jeremy Faison (R) – email@example.com – (615) 741-6871
Johnny Garrett (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-3893
David B. Hawk (R) – email@example.com – (615) 741-7482
Patsy Hazlewood (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-2746
Harold Love, Jr. (D) – email@example.com – (615) 741-3831
Jerome Moon (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-5481
Johnny Shaw (D) – email@example.com – (615) 741-4538
Sam Whitson (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-1864
Ryan Williams (R) – email@example.com – (615) 741-1875
About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com