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”.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary
Reported without amendment
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
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.
The amendment failed 11 to 26
Passed in the Senate 27 to 10
Referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform