Texas lawmaker wants strippers to wear licenses
A new bill would require dancers to get a license and 'conspicuously display' it while on the job.
Asking strippers to get licensed is nothing new. Several cities in America already have that requirement. But Zedler is getting attention for his suggestion that the dancers "conspicuously display" the license -- with their real names on it -- while working.
Zedler, a conservative Republican, thinks it might deter women from choosing the profession. "They won't want to get a license as a stripper from the state of Texas," he said, according to the Star-Telegram. "I think it would keep a lot of girls from getting involved in that lifestyle and basically wrecking their lives."
In order to get the license, strippers would need to be at least 18 years old and take a class about human trafficking awareness and reporting. The license will not be given to anyone previously convicted for human trafficking, prostitution, public lewdness or possession of child pornography.
The bill raises some questions. Is it safe for a dancer to display her real name on the license? Zedler admitted that this could be an issue, and said he would be in favor of a "magnetic cover" on the license that would hide the name, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Riiiight. So where exactly would a dancer display a license and magnetic cover? Zedler has an answer for that one as well, saying that the dancer could wear a license around the neck, or on shoes, or attached to a head band.
"This will force everyone to clean up their act," he told the Star-Telegram. "Overall, it will be a benefit to everyone concerned."
It doesn't sound like Zedler's bill will get very far. State lawmakers have some bigger issues to tackle, like the economy, education and healthcare, one political science professor told the Star-Telegram.
"It may be overshadowed by other big conservative issues like school vouchers, education funding, Medicaid," Allan Saxe added. "However, it has been announced by some Republican leaders that this session will be very conservative, so this may be one 'side' issue that they may be willing to bring up and consider."
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The state reps are the dumbest of the dumb, and Zedler is truly eaten up with the dumb a**!
At least these women have jobs Zedler, leave them the hell alone! Jerk.
What a stupid bill to put on the table at this time, I hope they pat him on the head and move on to better things in Austin.
For crying out loud, if Texas really wants to secede, let them! We can then watch them start a war with Mexico over illegal immigration. I'll bring the popcorn but someone else has the bring the drinks.
This fool must be up for re-election..and needs publicity......no doubt a Baptist, Republican, retard, leach on society.
i think that there is a problem when we dont want to license gun owners but we want to license strippers. hmm where are our priorities
i also like what one of the posters said, that if thats the case then any man visiting or dealing with a stripper (at the club, for a bachelor party, or any other event) should be required to have all parties involved to have a license in plain sight.
matter of fact, i thought those places were already licensed and had restrictions so why are they placing the ownest on the strippers and not the club owners? i am confused.
additionally, i also agree that all out congressional members should be required to have an implant in them to show they serve in our government and then show whether they vote yea or nay for bills so we can scan them and immediately know whether they are decent or sheisters!
Congress just worried about makeing money off these girls cant get into there g-string so better get into there pocketbook. They should try being honest and work for us...United States. insted of driving us into the ground..Freakin ****s
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