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VOL. 123 | NO. 41 | Thursday, February 28, 2008

$5 Strip Club Fee Proposal Delayed in State House

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Constitutional questions are delaying a proposal to charge a $5 fee on strip club customers.

Rep. Mike Turner says his proposal is based on a similar tax that is facing a legal challenge in Texas.

But the Nashville Democrat agreed to request an attorney general's opinion on whether the state can single out a specific form of entertainment for a higher tax rate.

Legislative analysts estimate that the 50 adult-oriented establishments in the state attract more than 1 million visitors per year.

Read HB2676 on the General Assembly's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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