UPDATE: Senator Shane Reeves from Murfreesboro votes for legislation to protect children from exposure to adult entertainment

Feb 13, 2023 at 09:07 pm by WGNS News

(Rutherford County, TN) Senator Shane Reeves, a Republican from Murfreesboro voted in favor of legislation to protect children from being exposed to sexually explicit performances. Senate Bill 3, which Reeves is a co-sponsor, cleared the Senate floor on Thursday, February 9. The bill will restrict overtly sexual adult entertainment from being performed on public or private property if kids could be around to see it.



“This is a common-sense protection for our children, and I was happy to support the bill,” said Reeves. “Children’s innocence should be safeguarded, and they should never be subjected to sexual performances.  I am glad to see this bill pass the Senate.” 

Under the bill, private establishments such as bars or restaurants that host sexually explicit shows must require patrons to show ID upon entry to ensure they are age 18 or older.

A violation of this bill would result in a Class A misdemeanor, and a second or subsequent offense would result in a Class E felony.

The legislation must pass the House of Representatives and be signed by Gov. Lee before becoming law. It is moving through the House of Representatives and is set to be considered by the House Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

 Source: State of Tennessee State Senate

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