Topeka Legislation in Kansas to impose new restrictions on strip clubs, adult stores and other sexually oriented businesses faces an uncertain future.
Negotiators for the House and Senate are trying to draft the final version of a bill limiting where such businesses can be located.
But the three senators involved in the talks question the need for the state to intervene.
The Senate’s lead negotiator, Salina Republican Pete Brungardt, said Tuesday that cities and counties already have adequate authority to deal with such businesses.
The House wants to prohibit sexually oriented businesses from locating within 1,000 feet of schools, libraries, public parks, licensed day-care centers and houses of worship.
Under its plan, dancers at strip clubs would have to remain seminude — and 6 feet away from patrons.