Image: www.azleg.gov State Rep. Steve Court, R-Mesa, introduced a bill today that proposes a ban on alcohol sales and consumption at strip clubs and other adult businesses.
No happy hours at topless clubs for you -- not if State Rep. Steve Court, R-Mesa, has his way.
Court, the Legislature's majority leader, introduced a bill today that targets strip clubs and other adult-oriented businesses with a ban on alcohol and private rooms. The proposed law also aims to regulate the size of stages, redefine the terms "nude" and "seminude," and forces other changes for adult establishments.
Court tells New Times the idea for the bill was brought to him by groups interested in "maintaining decency in the community."
The Center for Arizona Policy, which often lobbies on religious or anti-abortion matters, was one of those groups, he says.
The bill hasn't been assigned to a committee yet, and Court isn't sure how much support it might have.
"This is kind of our first pass at this," he says. "We'll see how it goes."