Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones R-Grand Ledge on April 28, 2015
To ban fully nude performers at “topless” bars, or bars showing videos that depict this. This relates to a 2007 federal appeals court ruling that struck down Michigan’s previous law banning fully nude performers in bars, holding it was a violation of the First Amendment. The bill would specifically ban a performance that “exposes to public view the pubic region, anus, or genitals”. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 28, 2015
Reported in the Senate on September 29, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek D-Dearborn Heights on February 10, 2016
To strip out a "legislative finding" section of the bill which asserts that the activities the bill would ban are associated with a "wide variety" of crime and other harmful things.