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    Angry New Texas Law SB-315

    Hello all. Hope everyone is doing well, especially here in bass-ackwards Texas, where we have the best, most sensible labor laws!

    Recently our esteemed State Rulers passed SB-315, which requires a person to be age 21+ to work at any establishment that sells alcohol and/or features "sexually oriented activity"...
    I happened to find out about this through a dancer I keep in touch with on Social Media. She among many others have been fired because of this law. I really hope this backfires, like I hope all the whale customers with political connections get to work reversing this stupid law.
    Basically this law is saying it's okay to go off and get killed in a war at 18 years old, but it's not okay to...dance naked on a stage.

    Okay I'm done ranting, thanks for reading
    Oh and hopefully everyone is having a happy Memorial Day Weekend

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    87R2995 JAM-F

    By: Huffman S.B. No. 315



    A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

    AN ACT
    relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or
    allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a
    criminal offense.
    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
    SECTION 1. Chapter 106, Alcoholic Beverage Code, is amended
    by adding Section 106.17 to read as follows:
    Sec. 106.17. PRESENCE OF CERTAIN MINORS ON PERMITTED OR
    LICENSED PREMISES OPERATING AS SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESS. (a) An
    individual younger than 18 years of age may not be on premises
    covered by a permit or license issued under this code if a sexually
    oriented business, as defined by Section 243.002, Local Government
    Code, operates on the premises.
    (b) The holder of a permit or license covering a premises
    described by Subsection (a) may not knowingly or recklessly allow
    an individual younger than 18 years of age to be on the premises.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, if it
    is found, after notice and hearing, that a permittee or licensee has
    violated Subsection (b) the commission or administrator shall:
    (1) suspend the permit or license for 30 days for the
    first violation;
    (2) suspend the permit or license for 60 days for the
    second violation; and
    (3) cancel the permit or license for the third
    violation.
    SECTION 2. Subchapter A, Chapter 102, Business & Commerce
    Code, is amended by adding Section 102.0031 to read as follows:
    Sec. 102.0031. PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES BY
    BUSINESS IN RELATION TO A CHILD. A sexually oriented business may
    not allow an individual younger than 18 years of age to enter the
    premises of the business.
    SECTION 3. Section 102.004(a), Business & Commerce Code, is
    amended to read as follows:
    (a) The attorney general or appropriate district or county
    attorney, in the name of the state, may bring an action for an
    injunction or other process against a person who violates or
    threatens to violate Section 102.002, [or] 102.003, or 102.0031.
    SECTION 4. Section 102.005(b), Business & Commerce Code, is
    amended to read as follows:
    (b) A sexually oriented business commits an offense if the
    business violates Section 102.003 or 102.0031.
    SECTION 5. Section 125.0015(a), Civil Practice and Remedies
    Code, is amended to read as follows:
    (a) A person who maintains a place to which persons
    habitually go for the following purposes and who knowingly
    tolerates the activity and furthermore fails to make reasonable
    attempts to abate the activity maintains a common nuisance:
    (1) discharge of a firearm in a public place as
    prohibited by the Penal Code;
    (2) reckless discharge of a firearm as prohibited by
    the Penal Code;
    (3) engaging in organized criminal activity as a
    member of a combination as prohibited by the Penal Code;
    (4) delivery, possession, manufacture, or use of a
    substance or other item in violation of Chapter 481, Health and
    Safety Code;
    (5) gambling, gambling promotion, or communicating
    gambling information as prohibited by the Penal Code;
    (6) prostitution, promotion of prostitution, or
    aggravated promotion of prostitution as prohibited by the Penal
    Code;
    (7) compelling prostitution as prohibited by the Penal
    Code;
    ( commercial manufacture, commercial distribution,
    or commercial exhibition of obscene material as prohibited by the
    Penal Code;
    (9) aggravated assault as described by Section 22.02,
    Penal Code;
    (10) sexual assault as described by Section 22.011,
    Penal Code;
    (11) aggravated sexual assault as described by Section
    22.021, Penal Code;
    (12) robbery as described by Section 29.02, Penal
    Code;
    (13) aggravated robbery as described by Section 29.03,
    Penal Code;
    (14) unlawfully carrying a weapon as described by
    Section 46.02, Penal Code;
    (15) murder as described by Section 19.02, Penal Code;
    (16) capital murder as described by Section 19.03,
    Penal Code;
    (17) continuous sexual abuse of young child or
    children as described by Section 21.02, Penal Code;
    (1 massage therapy or other massage services in
    violation of Chapter 455, Occupations Code;
    (19) employing or entering into a contract for the
    performance of work or the provision of a service with an individual
    younger than 21 years of age for work or services performed [a
    minor] at a sexually oriented business as defined by Section
    243.002, Local Government Code;
    (20) trafficking of persons as described by Section
    20A.02, Penal Code;
    (21) sexual conduct or performance by a child as
    described by Section 43.25, Penal Code;
    (22) employment harmful to a child as described by
    Section 43.251, Penal Code;
    (23) criminal trespass as described by Section 30.05,
    Penal Code;
    (24) disorderly conduct as described by Section 42.01,
    Penal Code;
    (25) arson as described by Section 28.02, Penal Code;
    (26) criminal mischief as described by Section 28.03,
    Penal Code, that causes a pecuniary loss of $500 or more; [or]
    (27) a graffiti offense in violation of Section 28.08,
    Penal Code; or
    (2 permitting an individual younger than 18 years of
    age to enter the premises of a sexually oriented business as defined
    by Section 243.002, Local Government Code.
    SECTION 6. Sections 51.016(b), (h), and (i), Labor Code,
    are amended to read as follows:
    (b) A sexually oriented business may not employ or enter
    into a contract, other than a contract described by Subsection (g),
    for the performance of work or the provision of a service with an
    individual younger than 21 [18] years of age.
    (h) The commission, the attorney general, or a local law
    enforcement agency may inspect a record maintained under this
    section if there is good reason to believe that an individual
    younger than 21 [18] years of age is employed or has been employed
    by, or has entered into a contract, other than a contract described
    by Subsection (g), for the performance of work or the provision of a
    service with, the sexually oriented business within the two years
    preceding the date of the inspection.
    (i) A person commits an offense if the person:
    (1) fails to maintain a record as required by this
    section; [or]
    (2) knowingly or intentionally hinders an inspection
    authorized under Subsection (h); or
    (3) violates Subsection (b).
    SECTION 7. Section 51.031(b), Labor Code, is amended to
    read as follows:
    (b) An offense under Section 51.014(d), [or Section]
    51.0145, or 51.016(i)(3) is a Class A misdemeanor.
    SECTION 8. Section 43.251(a)(1), Penal Code, is amended to
    read as follows:
    (1) "Child" means a person younger than 21 [18] years
    of age.
    SECTION 9. The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
    an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act. An
    offense committed before the effective date of this Act is governed
    by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed, and the
    former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For purposes of
    this section, an offense was committed before the effective date of
    this Act if any element of the offense was committed before that
    date.
    SECTION 10. This Act takes effect immediately if it
    receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each
    house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.
    If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate
    effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2021.

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    Lol. Unless a bunch of 18 year olds join seeking arrangements and get knocked up from married dudes (Texas passed some pretty draconian legislation against abortion recently as well)...then I doubt there will be much that backfires.

    My take, I don’t think it will be sweat off any backs in the big cities. Texas clubs always have more than plenty of dancers. It may be a problem in the smaller areas tho. We shall see.

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    I feel sorry for all the younger strippers that suddenly lost their jobs without warning. I started at 19 because I needed to get OUT of a situation I was in and stripping gave me financial independence at a young age. An 18 year old can get married, enlist in the military or perform in porn but can't be strippers? Seriously?

    I'm the first person to tell a younger person they should wait to start in the adult industry, but at the same time we live in a world with little to no safety nets for young women, so.... yeah, it's not my (or the government's) place to dictate that right now.

    Also they gave no resources or exit help to those dancers who just lost their jobs suddenly. If they are really trying to "prevent sex trafficking" all they are doing is pushing it more underground.

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    Texas has always been that way. It’s technically illegal to give a lap dance. Technically you could get charged with prostitution for grinding on a guy if vice wants to mess with you. There’s bullshit laws everywhere. They don’t tell us, so we usually don’t know about the laws until they decide to get enforced. The laws are just a reason to harass us and flex their power. They never pass laws that actually help us. Promise you the guys who voted for that law frequent the the titty bars and then some.

    I’m sorry ladies. If you aren’t in a position to do anything-most ladies I know aren’t-it’s really hard. Get involved in politics. We took a bunch of strippers to the capital and protested and it actually prevented some strict lap dance laws from being passed. Watch for the bills the get introduced into the house and get involved locally if you can.

    Hopefully one day women can ACTUALLY be free. We’re told women can do anything and told we live in a merit based society. Bullshit. We have came a long way, but we have a long way to go.

    Nothing about us without us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverendingkneebruises View Post
    An 18 year old can get married, enlist in the military or perform in porn but can't be strippers? Seriously?
    Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori, apparently. I was 19 when I got blown up in A-Stan, and marriage ages are an even bigger eye opener when you realize 27 states don’t specify a marital age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneybags View Post
    Texas has always been that way. Itís technically illegal to give a lap dance. Technically you could get charged with prostitution for grinding on a guy if vice wants to mess with you. Thereís bullshit laws everywhere.
    Both the dancer and customer could.

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    Idk if I’ve ever heard of a customer in Texas being prosecuted. Some things in Texas are nuts. Like a cop going into a Houston club for full service sex work, fully indulging, and coming back in the club the next night to make arrests in a raid.

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    Never heard of a customer being prosecuted either, but he could be. Probably harder to make the case, but the law is the same for both the dancer and customer.

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    Reason magazine published about this too:
    https://reason.com/2021/06/03/barely...uGKQ-EaVYzcfxQ

    And they mentioned that...
    ó>ďAny sexually oriented business found employing someone 18 to 20 years old in any capacity (with the exception of as an "independent contractor solely performing repair, maintenance, or construction services at the business")Ē

    Weird idea, what if somebody created their own repair, maintenance, or construction company with scantily clad women working on tile or changing lightbulbs or whatever. :p And they went from club to club bending over a lot.

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    If you are being directly affected by these laws feel free to directly PM me and I will shout you out on Onlyfans for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StellaRose View Post
    Weird idea, what if somebody created their own repair, maintenance, or construction company with scantily clad women working on tile or changing lightbulbs or whatever. :p And they went from club to club bending over a lot.
    Jokes on them, that is my fetish! j/k

    In all seriousness this is authoritarian punishment since the victims of this law don't vote republican, but also scoring points to with fanatically prudish evangelicals that do vote for them. SWERFs are having a field day too with this, the unholy union of left and right united by prudishness is disturbing..

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    ^^^^ Two words...Matt Gates. They love minors! Actually that has a lot to do with why they pass these bills. Projecting their guilt and shame onto others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneybags View Post
    ^^^^ Two words...Matt Gates. They love minors! Actually that has a lot to do with why they pass these bills. Projecting their guilt and shame onto others.
    I honestly don't think narcissists have shame (nearly 99% of republicans in power are dark triad personalities), they do it because of the cold calculus of voter rolls and donations. If prudes went away so would these laws, they will still try to abuse their authority don't get me wrong but it would be about restricting voting access, it would not be to ban 18-21 year old strippers.

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    I don't know much about law, but that bill sounds like age discrimination.
    Some 18YO women may be susceptible to predators, but that could happen anywhere, not just an adult establishment.
    I would prefer to see stricter laws punishing the predators, than laws that restrict the women's freedom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy12 View Post
    I don't know much about law, but that bill sounds like age discrimination.
    Some 18YO women may be susceptible to predators, but that could happen anywhere, not just an adult establishment.
    I would prefer to see stricter laws punishing the predators, than laws that restrict the women's freedom.
    https://www.eeoc.gov/statutes/age-di...yment-act-1967

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